Micromarkers: miRNAs in cancer diagnosis and prognosis

@article{Ferracin2010MicromarkersMI,
  title={Micromarkers: miRNAs in cancer diagnosis and prognosis},
  author={Manuela Ferracin and Angelo Veronese and Massimo Negrini},
  journal={Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics},
  year={2010},
  volume={10},
  pages={297 - 308}
}
Molecular diagnostics in cancer should provide the highest specificity and sensitivity in classification, prognostic stratification and early detection. miRNAs could contribute to hitting the mark, or at least to come nearer, by virtue of their cancer-specific expression and stability. Indeed, different to other RNA classes, miRNAs can be detected and quantified not only in frozen tissues, but also in formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissues, as well as serum/plasma samples. Thus, miRNA studies… 
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