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A core biopsy is the removal of tissue using a wider hollow needle. Most are performed with local anesthetic and sedation only without the need for general anesthesia. Patients go home with nothing more than a band-aid.
Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.
Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.