DNA-microarray technology can be used to assess the expression of several thousands of genes at the same time. The identification of the gene expression profiles may help to better characterize human cancer. These studies may reveal subclasses of tumor types with similar histopathologic profile but different clinical courses. Furthermore, such studies could help to define therapeutic sensitivity and to estimate prognosis of various cancers. Identification of gene expression profiles of cancer can identify new therapeutic targets or cancer susceptibility genes. The DNA-microarray technology may write a new chapter in molecular oncology.
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2002|
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