Home > Cancer > Gene May Help Predict Cancer Survival Get the Flash Player to see this player. Rate: (Click the stars to rate) Published on May 20, 2008 by CBloomfield, Views: 2985 A gene may be predictive of survival in certain types of cancers. The ERG gene may carry prognostic value with regards to how people with respond to treatment for cancer. Dr. CLara Bloomfied. Ohio State Univ.