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Biopsy is the removal of cells or tissues for examination by a pathologist. The pathologist may study the tissue under a microscope or perform other tests on the cells or tissue. There are many different types of biopsy procedures. The most common types include: (1) incisional biopsy, in which only a sample of tissue is removed; (2) excisional biopsy, in which an entire lump or suspicious area is removed; and (3) needle biopsy, in which a sample of tissue or fluid is removed with a needle. When a wide needle is used, the procedure is called a core biopsy. When a thin needle is used, the procedure is called a fine-needle aspiration biopsy.
Diagnosing prostate cancer through a £225 urine test

Diagnosing prostate cancer through a £225 urine test

Epigenetic dysregulation with age in normal breast tissue may contribute to cancer risk

Epigenetic dysregulation with age in normal breast tissue may contribute to cancer risk

IBS scientists create first nanoparticle-based tissue adhesive to seal bleeding and guide surgery

IBS scientists create first nanoparticle-based tissue adhesive to seal bleeding and guide surgery

Study finds low rate of breast cancer recurrence after nipple-sparing mastectomy

Study finds low rate of breast cancer recurrence after nipple-sparing mastectomy

Lymph node removal may not be needed for all melanoma patients, study finds

Lymph node removal may not be needed for all melanoma patients, study finds

MGH researchers identify novel mechanism behind resistance to angiogenesis inhibitors

MGH researchers identify novel mechanism behind resistance to angiogenesis inhibitors

Diabetes leads to increase in autonomic and small fiber neuropathy

Diabetes leads to increase in autonomic and small fiber neuropathy

Optical clearing technique reveals fine structure of the heart

Optical clearing technique reveals fine structure of the heart

Modified skin biopsy could provide faster and better diagnosis of inherited, fatal nerve disease

Modified skin biopsy could provide faster and better diagnosis of inherited, fatal nerve disease

Discarding donated kidneys based on biopsy results may be inappropriate, say researchers

Discarding donated kidneys based on biopsy results may be inappropriate, say researchers

Neural network model judges images to predict melanoma with high degree of accuracy

Neural network model judges images to predict melanoma with high degree of accuracy

Anti-asthma drug shows blood glucose improvement among some patients with type 2 diabetes

Anti-asthma drug shows blood glucose improvement among some patients with type 2 diabetes

Liquid biopsies provide more information about disease course in non-invasive manner

Liquid biopsies provide more information about disease course in non-invasive manner

Study: Postponing lymph node biopsy after melanoma diagnosis does not affect long-term outcomes

Study: Postponing lymph node biopsy after melanoma diagnosis does not affect long-term outcomes

DNA methylation can provide effective markers for major cancers, study reveals

DNA methylation can provide effective markers for major cancers, study reveals

Study finds link between upper GI infections and protein implicated in Parkinson’s disease

Study finds link between upper GI infections and protein implicated in Parkinson’s disease

New approaches to early detection of Parkinson's disease on the horizon

New approaches to early detection of Parkinson's disease on the horizon

New 10-minute test uses drops of blood or saliva for early detection of cancers

New 10-minute test uses drops of blood or saliva for early detection of cancers

Could a blood test predict how cancer spreads in children?

Could a blood test predict how cancer spreads in children?

Researchers design new system that enables speedy analysis of laparoscopic procedures

Researchers design new system that enables speedy analysis of laparoscopic procedures