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Gene Chips Bring New Order To Lung Cancer Types, Could Yield Sharper Diagnoses, Better Drugs; Technique Can Identify Tumors With Worse Prognosis

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November 13, 2001
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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
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Using miniaturized chips that make snapshots of the activity of thousands of genes at once, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists have divided lung cancers into new categories based on their gene functions rather than the cells’ appearance under a microscope. The researchers say it’s a first step toward a more useful classification of lung cancers that could yield sharper diagnoses and better treatments for the number one cancer killer.

BOSTON — Using miniaturized chips that make snapshots of the activity of thousands of genes at once, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists have divided lung cancers into new categories based on their gene functions rather than the cells’ appearance under a microscope.


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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. "Gene Chips Bring New Order To Lung Cancer Types, Could Yield Sharper Diagnoses, Better Drugs; Technique Can Identify Tumors With Worse Prognosis." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 13 November 2001. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/11/011113070931.htm>.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. (2001, November 13). Gene Chips Bring New Order To Lung Cancer Types, Could Yield Sharper Diagnoses, Better Drugs; Technique Can Identify Tumors With Worse Prognosis. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 21, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/11/011113070931.htm
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. "Gene Chips Bring New Order To Lung Cancer Types, Could Yield Sharper Diagnoses, Better Drugs; Technique Can Identify Tumors With Worse Prognosis." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/11/011113070931.htm (accessed April 21, 2014).

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