John Libbey Eurotext

Bulletin du Cancer


Gene expression profiling using cDNA arrays and prognosis of breast cancer Volume 89, issue 6, Juin 2002


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Département d'oncologie moléculaire (TAGC : technologies avancées pour le génome et la clinique), Institut Paoli-Calmettes, IFR57, 27, bd Leï-Roure, 13009 Marseille.
  • Key words: breast cancer, prognosis, DNA microarray, gene expression.
  • Page(s) : 571-4
  • Published in: 2002

Breast cancer is a major health problem. Clinical heterogeneity makes prognosis and sensitivity to treatment highly variable among patients. The recently developed cDNA array technology allows to analyse the expression of thousands of genes simultaneously. Results of the pioneering studies are promising: expression profiling of breast tumours using cDNA arrays seems able to identify new prognostic sub-classes unidentifiable using conventional parameters.