Table 3

Relative fractions of tumor epithelial cells versus tumor-associated stromal cells in inflammatory breast cancer and noninflammatory breast cancer samples used for reverse transcriptase-PCR analysis (1, 0–1%; 2, 1–10%; 3, 10–30%; 4, 30–50%; 5, 50–75%; 6, >75%)

Tumor TypeScore 1Score 2Score 3Score 4Score 5Score 6Total
Inflammatory breast cancer53142015
Noninflammatory breast cancer03336419
56478434
  • NOTE. Inflammatory breast cancer samples contained significantly less tumor epithelial cells than noninflammatory breast cancer samples (P < 0.05).