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Opinion

Molecular tumor profiling: translating genomic insights into clinical advances

Alison H Trainer

Author Affiliations

Institute of Human Genetics, International Centre for Life, University of Newcastle NE1 3BZ, UK

Genome Biology 2004, 5:113  doi:10.1186/gb-2004-5-8-113

Published: 15 July 2004

Abstract

Molecular profiling of the transcripts or proteins within an individual tumor may in future provide important prognostic and therapeutic clinical information both for the affected individual and for their extended family, but for the time being traditional genetics and pathology retain their place in the clinic.