Breast cancer classification turns to gene expression

January 16, 2013

Ali Conlin, M.D.
Medical oncologist
Providence Cancer Center

As the most common cancer in women worldwide, breast cancer is a constant “hot spot” of research and investigation. Charles Perou, Ph.D., at the University of North Carolina has led research for classifying breast cancer using gene expression profiling.

Four main subtypes of breast cancer emerged: luminal A and luminal B, HER2 overexpression, and the basal-like subtype. 
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