Highly influential article on gene expression patterns of breast carcinomas has been honored

<i>Therese Sørlie</i>
Therese Sørlie
The article "Gene expression patterns of breast carcinomas distinguish tumor subclasses with clinical implications", published in PNAS, with Therese Sørlie as first and Anne-Lise Børresen-Dale as last author, has been cited 397 times. This means that the number of citations the article has received places it in the top 1% within its field according to Essential Science Indicators.

This work is highly influential, and is making a significant impact among colleagues in the field of molecular biology and genetics.
In a recent 10-year period ISI (Institute for Scientific Information) recorded about 9 million articles, notes, and reviews, published in roughly 9,000 indexed journals. ISI Essential Science Indicators categorizes these journals into 22 broad disciplines. Each journal is assigned to one of the 22 disciplines. Similarly, ISI Essential Science Indicators then assigns each paper to a discipline—and only one discipline—based on the journal in which it appears. In the case of multidisciplinary journals, special processing is carried out to assign individual papers to fields based on the predominate field of the papers' citations and references.

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