A prognostic index in primary breast cancer

Br J Cancer. 1982 Mar;45(3):361-6. doi: 10.1038/bjc.1982.62.


From a multiple-regression analysis of prognostic factors and survival in a series of 387 patients with primary breast cancer, a prognostic index has been constructed, based on lymph-node stage, tumour size and pathological grade. This index is more discriminating than lymph-node stage alone, and enables a larger group of patients to be identified with a very poor prognosis.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Biopsy
  • Breast Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Lymphatic Metastasis
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local
  • Prognosis