December 19, 2002

A Gene-Expression Signature as a Predictor of Survival in Breast Cancer

PUBLICATION: 
N Engl J Med. 2002 Dec 19;347(25):1999-2009.

AUTHORS: 
van de Vijver M.J., He Y.D., van’t Veer L.J., Dai H., Hart A.A., Voskuil D.W., Schreiber G.J., Peterse J.L., Roberts C., Marton M.J., Parrish M., Atsma D., Witteveen A., Glas A., Delahaye L., van der Velde T., Bartelink H., Rodenhuis S., Rutgers E.T., Friend S.H., Bernards R.

SUMMARY: 
Among the 295 patients, 180 had a poor-prognosis signature and 115 had a good-prognosis signature, and the mean (±SE) overall 10-year survival rates were 54.6±4.4 percent and 94.5±2.6 percent, respectively. At 10 years, the probability of remaining free of distant metastases was 50.6±4.5 percent in the group with a poor-prognosis signature and 85.2±4.3 percent in the group with a good-prognosis signature.

Read more: van de Vijver et al_2002_N Engl J Med._A Gene-Expression Signature