Silver Book Fact

A 2002 study found that image-guided percutaneous needle biopsies are between 3 and 7 times more cost-effective than open surgical biopsies, require a shorter procedure time, result in fewer infections, and allow earlier treatment if cancer is found.

Jelinek, James S., Mark D. Murphey, James A. Welker, Robert M. Henshaw, Mark J. Kransdorf, Barry M. Shmookler, and Martin M. Malawer. Diagnosis of Primary Bone Tumors with Image-Guided Percutaneous Biopsy: Experience with 110 tumors. Radiology. 2002; 223: 731-7. http://radiology.rsnajnls.org/cgi/content/abstract/223/3/731

Reference

Title
Diagnosis of Primary Bone Tumors with Image-Guided Percutaneous Biopsy: Experience with 110 tumors
Publication
Radiology
Publication Date
2002
Authors
Jelinek, James S., Mark D. Murphey, James A. Welker, Robert M. Henshaw, Mark J. Kransdorf, Barry M. Shmookler, and Martin M. Malawer
Pages
731-7
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Human Value

Related Facts

  • According to the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, a medicine in development targets CA125, a surface protein, or antigen, that is released in excess quantities by some ovarian cancers.…  
  • According to the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, a radiopharmaceutical currently in development is a synthetic version of a substance derived from scorpions–chlorotoxin. This could be a powerful…  
  • Estimated Number of Cancer Survivors in the United States From 1975 to 2012  
  • Medicines in Development for Cancer  
  • Use of a monocolonal antibody with adjuvant chemotherapy in HER2+ individuals with operable cancer was associated with a 33 percent reduction in risk of death.