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2014-03-26 16:15:10

In a series of studies involving 140 American men and women with liver tumors, researchers at Johns Hopkins have used specialized 3-D MRI scans to precisely measure living and dying tumor tissue to quickly show whether highly toxic chemotherapy – delivered directly through a tumor's blood supply – is working. The investigators say their findings, to be presented March 22-27 in San Diego at the annual meeting of the Society of Interventional Radiology, are the first "proof of principle"...

2014-03-24 16:23:03

JVIR Editor's Award for Outstanding Clinical Research Paper on Lens Opacities in Catheterization Personnel Presented to International Authority on Radiation Protection; Outstanding Laboratory Investigation Article Examines Therapies That Help Chemotherapy Patients SAN DIEGO, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology--the Society of Interventional Radiology's peer-reviewed scientific journal--together with SIR Foundation, will...

2014-02-03 04:20:02

Tokyo, Feb 3, 2014 - (JCN Newswire) - Eisai Co., Ltd. announced today that it will launch the vascular embolization device DC Bead(R) (specially controlled medical device) in Japan on February 4.DC Bead contains hydrophilic microspheres made from cross-linked polyvinyl alcohol polymer. Developed by Biocompatibles UK Limited (Biocompatibles), a BTG International group company, as an intravascular embolization device, it is injected via catheter into targeted blood...

2013-04-26 11:58:17

New scoring system defines patients who achieve most benefit from TACE Data from a number of clinical trials presented today at the International Liver Congress 2013 shed new light on the use of TACE and SIRT in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) is a technique in which small particles designed to block blood vessels mixed or coated with chemotherapeutic drugs are injected directly into an artery supplying the tumor; it has become a...

2013-04-13 23:03:40

Surefire Medical's first-in-class antireflux infusion system can accommodate smaller vessels and selective procedures in direct-to-tumor cancer treatment, and significantly increases penetration of embolics to 99.9 percent compared to 72.8 percent when using end-hole catheters. New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) April 13, 2013 Surefire Medical, Inc., the developer of a new class of infusion systems designed to maximize targeted delivery of embolization agents without reflux, today announced the launch...

2012-05-01 21:14:22

Abdominal tumors involving both roots of the celiac and superior mesenteric artery (SMA) are deemed unresectable by conventional surgical methods, as removal would cause necrosis of the organs that are supplied by those blood vessels. A case report published in the journal American Journal of Transplantation presents a novel surgical technique that enables surgeons to remove tumors that are unresectable by the usual surgical techniques. Led by Tomoaki Kato, MD, FACS, of Columbia...


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