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  • Posted: 01/28/2005
  • Reviewed: 09/01/2006

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CGAP Helps Cancer Research in the Clinic: Step 1. Microarrays in Diagnosis

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In a very simplified case, two patients suspected of having prostate cancer enter the clinic. The mRNAs from each patient's prostate cells are isolated, labeled with a fluorescent dye, and allowed to base pair with the cDNAS on separate, yet identical, prostate-specific microarrays.

CGAP Helps Cancer Research in the Clinic: Step 1. Microarrays in Diagnosis