Table 1.

Correlations between ALDH1 expression and histoclinical factors in inflammatory breast carcinomas

ALDH1 negativeALDH1 positiveP
No. of patients (%)
Age (y)
    <4511 (21)9 (31)NS
    ≥4542 (79)20 (69)
Axillary lymph node status
    Negative4 (9)2 (9)NS
    Positive40(91)20 (91)
SBR grade
    I2 (4)1 (3)0.033
    II17(32)2 (7)
    III34 (64)26 (90)
BCL2
    Negative29 (69)16 (73)NS
    Positive13 (31)6 (27)
CD44+/CD24 phenotype
    Absent16 (33)5 (28)NS
    Present33 (67)13 (72)
E-cadherin
    negative20 (51)10 (56)NS
    positive19 (49)8 (44)
ER
    Negative13 (42)15 (71)NS
    Positive18 (58)6 (29)
ERBB2
    0-122 (52)5 (38)NS
    2-320 (48)8 (62)
Ki67
    ≤2013 (46)14 (74)NS
    >2015 (54)5 (26)
MUC1
    Negative21 (48)8 (53)NS
    Positive23 (52)7 (47)
PR
    Negative15 (45)15 (71)NS
    Positive18 (55)6 (29)

Abbreviation: NS, not significant.