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Investigators from Medical University Have Reported New Data on Cancer Gene Therapy

June 23, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Cancer Gene Therapy Week -- Current study results on Biotechnology have been published. According to news reporting out of Graz, Austria, by NewsRx editors, the research stated, "Purpose of reviewIn this article, recent developments with molecular profiling in breast cancer and future directions will be highlighted.Recent findingsGene-expression profiling revealed four major biologic subtypes that reflect intertumoral heterogeneity of breast cancer and have led to the development of prognostic tools to facilitate adequate treatment in early breast cancer."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Medical University, "A number of commercially available prognostic tests have been introduced for implementation in clinical routine. Also, predictive tools and approaches to characterize molecular portraits of metastatic breast cancer in order to overcome treatment resistance have been investigated."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Efforts to identify the quantity and quality of clonal selection and genomic variability through modern genomic profiling led successfully to new insights into targeted treatment with more effective drugs and the promise to overcome resistance.SummaryMultigene approaches and novel microarray platforms such as the next-generation sequencing technology are feasible in clinical practice in order to assess the prognosis more precisely and to identify new molecular targets for developing more effective drugs in the near future."

For more information on this research see: Using molecular profiles to tailor treatment in breast cancer: are they ready for prime time? Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2014;26(1):21-26. Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology can be contacted at: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 530 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3621, USA. (Lippincott Williams and Wilkins -; Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting F. Peintinger, Medical University of Graz, Inst Pathol, A-8036 Graz, Austria (see also Biotechnology).

Keywords for this news article include: Graz, Biotechnology, Europe, Austria, Genetics, Oncology, Breast Cancer, Women's Health, Cancer Gene Therapy

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Source: Cancer Gene Therapy Week

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