International Journal of Breast Cancer / 2013 / Article / Tab 5

Research Article

Use of Cox’s Cure Model to Establish Clinical Determinants of Long-Term Disease-Free Survival in Neoadjuvant-Chemotherapy-Treated Breast Cancer Patients without Pathologic Complete Response

Table 5

Results of analyses using the ordinary Cox PH model with stepwise variable selection .

VariablesHazard ratio (95% CI) value

HR status<0.001
  Negative1
  Positive4.56 (1.92, 10.80)
ET therapy<0.001
 No1
 Yes0.16 (0.07, 0.36)
AgeNot selected
Clinical stageNot selected
  IIA/IIB/IIIA
  IIIB/IIIC
Clinical response0.026
 SD/PD1
 PR0.60 (0.36, 0.99)
 CR0.39 (0.19, 0.79)
HER2 status0.002
  Negative1
  Positive1.97 (1.28, 3.03)
Histological grade0.002
 1 and 21
 31.90 (1.26, 2.87)
Number of lymph node metastases<0.001
 01
 1 to 31.93 (1.04, 3.58)
 ≥47.33 (4.18, 12.85) 

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