Needle biopsies for noninvasive breast cancer: Routine analysis wastes millions

(Johns Hopkins Medicine) For patients with the most common type of noninvasive breast cancer, routine testing for estrogen and progesterone receptors in tissue taken at the first 'needle' biopsy is both unnecessary and wasteful, according to results of a study led by Johns Hopkins pathologists.
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news