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Table 5 Potential histological risk factors and their relative risk for positive result on CTC

From: A critical review of the chest CT scans performed to detect asymptomatic synchronous metastasis in new and recurrent breast cancers

Histological feature Number of positive results Relative risk (p value)
ER-negative disease 3 1.3 (0.72)
Presence of LVI 4 1.1 (0.84)
Node-positive status 6 0.91 (0.89)
HER2 amplified 2 0.69 (0.62)
  1. CTC CT scan of chest, ER estrogen receptor, LVI lymphovascular invasion, HER2, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2