French Team Develops New Prognostic Colon Cancer Classifier Distinguishing Six Distinct Subtypes | GenomeWeb

Researchers collaborating among a number of French institutions have developed and validated a novel gene-expression signature that classifies colon cancers into six distinct molecular subtypes with different pathological characteristics and varying prognoses.

If the group can further validate the finding — published in PLOS Medicine this week — the classifier could be useful in predicting which patients are more likely to suffer recurrence after curative surgery for localized cancer and as a tool to inform more personalized treatment.

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