Table 2.

PCR amplification of breast cancer DNA with HIV-1-derived primers

Tissue or cells No. of samples tested by PCR/no. (%) positive for RAK antigen
Breast cancer40/40a (100)
NAT39/16,a 5b (41, 12.8)
Normal breastc 30/8a 5b (26.7, 16.7)
Breast reductiond 10/1b (10)
Breast milk10/0a (0)
MCF 7, SiHae A,a B,a Ca
Cervix2/0a (0)
Ovary2/0a (0)
Uterus2/0a (0)
Vagina2/0a (0)
Colon3/0a (0)
Skin6/0a (0)
Placenta2/0a (0)
  • a See Table 1, footnote a.

  • b See Table 1, footnote b.

  • c See Table 1, footnote c.

  • d See Table 1, footnote d.

  • e See Table 1, footnote e.