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Id-1 and Id-2 genes and products as markers of epithelial cancer

United States Patent

September 30, 2008
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A method for detection and prognosis of breast cancer and other types of cancer. The method comprises detecting expression, if any, for both an Id-1 and an Id-2 genes, or the ratio thereof, of gene products in samples of breast tissue obtained from a patient. When expressed, Id-1 gene is a prognostic indicator that breast cancer cells are invasive and metastatic, whereas Id-2 gene is a prognostic indicator that breast cancer cells are localized and noninvasive in the breast tissue.
Desprez; Pierre-Yves (El Cerrito, CA), Campisi; Judith (Berkeley, CA)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA), California Pacific Medical Center (San Francisco, CA)
09/ 952,534
September 14, 2001
This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC03-76SF00098, awarded by the United States Department of Energy, and under NIH Grant for NCI RO1CA82548. The Government has certain rights in this invention.