Targeted biopsy 'better at detecting high-risk prostate cancers than standard biopsy'

January 28, 2015 9:09 AM

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Targeted biopsy 'better at detecting high-risk prostate cancers than standard biopsy'

The standard method of prostate biopsy, also referred to as a core needle biopsy, involves a doctor removing samples of tissue from the prostate using a thin, hollow needle. The samples are then sent to a pathologist who views them under a microscope and assesses them for cell abnormalities that indicate cancer.

But the research team, led by Dr. Mohammad Minhaj Siddiqui of the University of Maryland School of Medicine - who was a fellow at the National Institutes of Health at the time of study - says the technique used in their study involves a combination of ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI),...

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