In this manuscript we introduce SLEA, which we have described earlier in this blog, and we use it to explore the interrelation of different stress phenotypes in multiple cancer types. We also ask if these phenotypes could be used to explain prognostic differences among tumor samples.
First we do SLEA using Gitools with the set of genes related to Chromosome Instability (CIN genes) in a breast cancer dataset (Ivishina et al., 2006). Next we use the result of SLEA to stratify the tumors, and find that tumors with upregulation of CIN genes have worse prognosis than the others (see figure in the left). Read the rest of this entry »