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Table 3 Breast cancer detection method in association with tumour shape and stromal characteristics

From: Breast cancer stromal elastosis is associated with mammography screening detection, low Ki67 expression and favourable prognosis in a population-based study

  Detection method  
Marker Screening Interval p-value**
  n (%)* n (%)*  
Tumour shape    0.001
 Star 143 (73) 37 (51)  
 Round 54 (27) 36 (49)  
Elastosis #    <0.001
 0 53 (27) 39 (52)  
 1 56 (29) 22 (29)  
 2 46 (23) 11 (15)  
 3 42 (21) 3 (4)  
Fibrotic focus    NS
 No 178 (90) 64 (87)  
 Yes 19 (10) 10 (13)  
Necrosis    0.012
 No 183 (93) 62 (83)  
 Yes 14 (7) 13 (17)  
  1. *Number of cases (n and %).
  2. **Pearson`s chi-square test.
  3. #Graded on HES-slides.