Increased efficiency of breast cancer subtype classification transfer from cDNA microarray to Affymetrix HuFL gene-chip tumor-profiles by sequence-overlapping probe measurements. Tumor samples profiled on the Affymetrix platform were classified according to their correlation with the set of subtype median-centroids derived from cDNA microarray measurements (see methods). The classified samples were then hierarchically clustered using Pearson correlation and average-linkage agglomeration. Affymetrix measurements matched to cDNA centroids by sequence-overlap of probe features produced more coherent classifications than those obtained in the original transfer (Sørlie), specifically, more coherent Luminal A and ERBB2+ subtype clusters.
Carter et al. BMC Bioinformatics 2005 6:107 doi:10.1186/1471-2105-6-107