chapter  7
Gene Expression–Based Predictors of Prognosis and Response to Chemotherapy in Breast Cancer
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With the explosion of genomic technology, numerous studies have demonstrated

the potential clinical utility of gene expression profiles as a predictor of prog-

nosis and response to therapy. Of particular interest is the demonstration that

there is a general link between poor prognostic features and response to che-

motherapy. In addition, linearity of RNA-based assays shows a strong promise

that they can be very useful as predictive assays for targeted therapies.