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Table 1Prevalence of occult DCIS in autopsy studies

StudyPopulation/TimeframeNumberMedian AgeOccult DCISInvasive Breast Cancer
Kramer, 1973169Autopsy series before 1972707934.311.4
Nielsen, 1984170Autopsy series 1976–197777NR1114.311.3
Alpers, 1985171Autopsy series before 19841015798.9NR
Bhathal, 1985172Autopsy series before 1985207602512.031.5
Bartow, 1987173Autopsy series 1978–1983490391<153.3
Nielsen, 1987174Autopsy series 1983–1984109391<151

From: 3, Results

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