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The standing, state, or condition of an individual; the rights, obligations, capacities, and incapacities that assign an individual to a given class.

For example, the term status is used in reference to the legal state of being an infant, a ward, or a prisoner, as well as in reference to a person's social standing in the community.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

STATUS. The condition of persons. It also means estate, because it signifies the condition or circumstances in which the owner stands with regard to his property. 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 1689.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Factors affecting estrogen receptor status in a multiracial Asian country: an analysis of 3557 cases.
Intranucleolar nucleolin distribution during cell cycleprogressionin human invasive ductal breast carcinomas in relation to estrogen receptor status. Anticancer Res.
Assessment of interlaboratory variation in the immunohistochemical determination of estrogen receptor status using a breast cancer tissue microarray.
Breast cancer patients with body mass indexes (kg/[m.sup.2]) greater than 25 faced a 42%-46% increased risk of developing distant metastasis, even after investigators adjusted for numerous other prognostic factors such as age, tumor size, histologic characteristics, estrogen receptor status, and lymph node involvement.
They had a 1.46-fold higher risk of dying, compared with women in the 45-49 age group, a finding that persisted after adjustment for estrogen receptor status (BM) 320[7233]:474-79, 2000).
Estrogen receptor status by immunohisto chemistry is superior to the ligand-binding assay for predicting response to adjuvant endocrine therapy in breast cancer.
So, there is a need to identify biological markers to predict response and resistance to chemotherapy in our population.20 Estrogen receptor status is a useful predictor of response to adjuvant hormone therapy.23
Size at age seven was also found to determine tumour characteristics, in particular, estrogen receptor status. A large body size at age seven was especially protective against estrogen receptor negative tumours, which generally fare worse in terms of prognosis.

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