Fine-needle aspiration for nucleic acid-ased molecular analyses in breast cancer (pages 32–39)
Catherine Uzan, Fabrice Andre, Veronique Scott, Isabelle Laurent, Elie Azria, Voichita Suciu, Corinne Balleyguier, Ludovic Lacroix, Suzette Delaloge and Philippe Vielh
Article first published online: 29 JAN 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/cncy.20008
The objective of the current study was to evaluate the quality and potential use of material obtained from fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC). In breast lesions, FNAC allowed the extraction of a high percentage of tumor cells and a quite reasonable quantity of messenger RNA of good quality suitable for gene expression analysis in most patients.