Common ground in the transcriptional profiles of wounds and tumors
Cancer Research UK London Research Institute, 61 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PX, UK
Genome Biology 2004, 5:228 doi:10.1186/gb-2004-5-6-228Published: 26 May 2004
Healing wounds and developing tumors are both sites of dynamic interactions between a variety of cell types. Recent microarray studies comparing wounds and tumors have identified characteristic similarities in gene expression that may prove to be useful for assessing cancer prognosis and for choosing subsequent treatment.