Modal Deoxyribonucleic Acid Value and Survival in Carcinoma of the BreastBr Med J 1972; 1 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.1.5795.271 (Published 29 January 1972) Cite this as: Br Med J 1972;1:271
- N. B. Atkin
On the basis of their modal deoxyribonucleic acid values, 67 carcinomas of the breast fell into two discrete groups. The lower (near-diploid) group showed a significantly better eight-year survival rate than the higher (triploid-tetraploid) group. The four-year survival rates of 40 further cases classified in the same way showed similar trends.