Q PCR analysis shows association between Angiopoietins and clinical outcome in breast cancer. (A&B): Patients who developed metastatic disease and local recurrence have low levels of Angs and Tie-2 transcripts than who diseases free. (C): Patients who died from breast cancer showed higher levels of Ang-1and Ang-3 copies than who diseases free (p > 0.05), whereas Ang-2 and Tie-2 had higher levels of expression in diseases free compared who died from breast cancer (p > 0.05). (D): Comparison between patients who remained disease free and those who developed breast cancer related progression (recurrence, metastasis and mortality). Ang-1 and Ang-3 transcripts had higher levels in poor prognosis patients in relation to diseases free patients, and again Ang-2 and Tie-2 transcripts had higher levels of expression in diseases free compared to poor prognosis. Neither reached a statistical significance.