Table 1

Clinical characteristics of patients undergoing TP (n = 38)

The number of patients in each clinical category is presented in the table. HER-2 overexpression is defined as 3+ staining by IHC or gene amplification by FISH.

Age, yrmedian 51 (range 29–77)
 African American2
 Invasive ductal34
 Invasive mixed ductal and lobular3
 Invasive lobular1
Clinical stage before therapy
 Tumor size
Receptor status
 HER2 overexpressor10
 HER2 normal28