Figure 4.

Diagrams estimating a predictive power of the comet-fractions (comet class I and IV), further utilised in the construction of diagnostic windows for breast cancer risk assessment (A, B and C); according to the diagnosis, the recruited patients are grouped as follows: pre-menopausal women with benign alterations in breast tissue (G1); post-menopausal women with benign alterations in breast tissue (G2); invasive lobular & ductal carcinomas in pre-menopausal women (G3); invasive lobular & ductal carcinomas in post-menopausal women (G4); data taken from [36]. Obviously, the diagnostic windows with the comet class IV patterns can be effective only when the hormonal status is considered as one of the selection parameters for subgrouping the patients and concomitant utilisation of the analytical approach proposed by this study.

Golubnitschaja et al. EPMA Journal 2013 4:6   doi:10.1186/1878-5085-4-6
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