While microarray-based gene expression profiling has yielded promising results for diagnosis of certain cancers, the motley assembly of array technologies is hardly ready for the prime time clinical setting: There is as yet no standard protocol or platform for conducting these experiments that could be reproducibly and consistently repeated in the clinic, and in most cases researchers haven’t even agreed on the expression profiles that signal particular cancers.

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