An overview of assessment of prognostic and predictive factors in breast cancer needle core biopsy specimens.

@article{Rakha2007AnOO,
  title={An overview of assessment of prognostic and predictive factors in breast cancer needle core biopsy specimens.},
  author={Emad A Rakha and Ian O. Ellis},
  journal={Journal of clinical pathology},
  year={2007},
  volume={60 12},
  pages={1300-6}
}
Needle core biopsy (NCB), as part of triple assessment for preoperative evaluation and diagnosis of breast cancer, is now considered as an established, highly accurate method for diagnosing breast cancer that has replaced either fine needle aspiration cytology or excisional biopsy as the initial diagnostic biopsy procedures in many institutions. In addition to its primary role in establishing an accurate histological diagnosis, NCB can potentially provide important additional pathological… CONTINUE READING

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