Diagnostic accuracy and safety of coaxial core-needle biopsy (CNB) system in a predominanty gastrointestinal oncology patient population, treated a...

Date 28 June 2017
Event ESMO World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer 2017
Session ESMO World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer 2017
Topics Gastrointestinal Cancers
Staging procedures (clinical staging)
Basic Principles in the Management and Treatment (of cancer)
Presenter Reyes González Expósito
Citation Annals of Oncology (2017) 28 (suppl_3): iii1-iii12. 10.1093/annonc/mdx263
Authors R. González Expósito, D. Cunningham, D. Koh, A. Woolston, K. Kouvelakis, M. Bali, J. Mccall, N. Khan, I. Chau, N. Valeri, M. Gerlinger, N. Fotiadis
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High yield tumour samples with minimal procedural complications are vital for complex molecular/pathological and genomic analyses in diagnosis and management of cancer patients. At RM we used CNB system and a pre-formed gelatine sponge sealing device to minimise the number of passes and reduce the risk of complications from image guided biopsies. This study had two aims: 1) to establish the success and safety of CNB approach and 2) prospective validation of tumour yield within two RM sponsored translational studies.