Expression of the gene better predicted whether the cancer would recur
after surgery than did clinical measurements such as Gleason score and tumor stage, the researchers reported in the Oct.
The pantoum consists of a series of quatrains rhyming abab in which the second and fourth lines of a quatrain recur
as the first and third lines in the succeeding quatrain; each quatrain introduces a new second rhyme (as bcbc, cdcd).
But this is deceptive: however much certain themes suggestively recur
, as if they were characters in search of a story there is no thematic coherence.