Biopsy Troubles

A personalized medicine study has run into an unexpected issue: tumor biopsies that aren't good enough to undergo genetic analysis, Stat News reports.

Between 10 percent and 20 percent of the needle biopsies collected for the National Cancer Institute MATCH trial, which began in August, are of poor quality and contain few tumor cells, it adds.

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