Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Gene expression profiling in breast cancer

Gene expression profiling in breast cancer: A clinical perspective. The breast, Vol. 22(2), April 2013, p.109-120.

Arpino, G., et al.


Gene expression profiling tests are used in an attempt to determine the right treatment for the right person with early-stage breast cancer that may have spread to nearby lymph nodes but not to distant parts of the body. These new diagnostic approaches are designed to spare people who do not need additional treatment (adjuvant therapy) the side effects of unnecessary treatment, and allow people who may benefit from adjuvant therapy to receive it.