Comparative Effectiveness of Core Needle and Open Surgical Biopsy for the Diagnosis of Breast Lesions – final research review – AHRQ US – 15 December 2009

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Comparative Effectiveness of Core Needle and Open Surgical Biopsy for the Diagnosis of Breast Lesions – final research review – AHRQ (US) – 15 December 2009

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Non-surgical Method for Diagnosing Breast Cancer Safe, Nearly as Effective as Surgical Biopsy, New Report Finds
Press Release Date
: December 14, 2009

“Some methods of minimally invasive biopsy for breast cancer are nearly as accurate as surgical biopsy but have much less risk of harms, according to a new report funded by HHS’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

The report, prepared by the ECRI Institute’s Evidence-based Practice Center under contract to AHRQ’s Effective Health Care Program, compares traditional surgical biopsies with various types of “core needle biopsies,” which involve removing tissue through a special large hollow needle inserted through the skin.”

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