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Core needle biopsy nearly as good as open biopsy for diagnosing breast lesions

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Core needle biopsies seem almost as accurate as open biopsy in detecting breast cancer, and less prone to complications, a meta-analysis has found. This finding was true whether the biopsy was stereotactic or...

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New DNA test much faster than culture in identifying sepsis pathogens

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The Prove-it sepsis assay (Mobidiag, Helsinki, Finland) is highly sensitive and specific in identifying bacterial species in blood samples and provides much faster results than conventional culture, the current gold standard,...

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Aromatase inhibitors top tamoxifen for preventing breast cancer recurrence

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Breast cancer recurrence rates are lower with aromatase inhibitors than with tamoxifen, according to meta-analyses published online by the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Furthermore, recurrence is reduced whether the...