Tag: cancer

Phase 2 trial demonstrates potential of medication-free treatment for metastatic kidney...

Building upon “pioneering work” at University of Texas Southwestern (UTSW) Medical Center (Dallas, USA), investigators recently reported the results of a clinical trial exploring the role of...
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Philips AI-powered, software-defined magnetic resonance software receives 510(k) clearance

Philips has announced that its SmartSpeed artificial intelligence (AI)-powered magnetic resonance (MR) acceleration software has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance....
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Yasuaki Arai

“I do not want interventional radiology to be a treatment for the rich, nor for those who live in the wealthiest countries.” Yasuaki Arai...

SIO 2022: ‘Controversies’ in current cancer treatment

One of the sessions at this year’s Society of Interventional Oncology (SIO) meeting (24–28 March, San Francisco, USA) comprised four debates moderated by David...
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ECR 2022: Interventional oncology is the fourth pillar of oncology—a shift...

With cancer cases growing worldwide and an increased number of late-stage diseases in elderly patients, there is an increasing need for an integrated approach....

Making the invisible visible: A clearer ‘picture’ of blood vessels in...

Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers have developed and tested a new imaging approach they say will accelerate imaging-based research in the lab by allowing investigators...

Cryoablation could freeze out lumpectomy in early-stage, low-risk breast tumours

A pilot study, published in the Journal of Cancer Therapy, reveals that percutaneous cryoablation of early-stage, low-risk breast cancer tumours smaller than 15mm presents a...
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Phase 1 clinical trial of pembrolizumab immunotherapy plus cryoablation for inoperable...

A phase 1 clinical trial for the treatment of patients with inoperable mesothelioma, with both pembrolizumab immunotherapy and cryoablation, has begun in New Jersey...

ECLIPSE shows cryoablation effective for local control of pulmonary long-term metastatic...

Cryoablation is effective for local tumour control in patients with pulmonary metastatic disease. Within the ECLIPSE study, cryoablation had no significant impact on the...
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IceCure Medical announces updated regulatory strategy in China for the IceSense3...

IceCure submitted an amendment to the registration certificate granted for the IceSense3 system by China's national medical products administration (NMPA), which will allow IceCure...

Boston Scientific announces European launch of SpaceOAR Vue Hydrogel

Boston Scientific has initiated the European launch of its SpaceOAR Vue Hydrogel, which is designed to create a temporary space between the prostate and the...
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Archimedes biodegradable biliary and pancreatic stent gets CE mark

Amg International, a wholly owned subsidiary of Q3 Medical Devices, announced that it has received CE mark approval for their novel biodegradable biliary and pancreatic...

Gas embolotherapy generated microbubbles could provide vehicle for cutting off blood...

Recently, scientists have explored another version of embolization, called gas embolotherapy. During this process, the blood supply of cancerous tumours is cut off using...

Varian signs agreement to acquire Sirtex

Varian Medical has announced it has signed an agreement to acquire all the outstanding shares of Sirtex Medical for A$28 per share in cash....

Early data finds image-guided ablation “feasible and well tolerated” for oligometastatic...

A retrospective review of single-institution experience, published in July in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR), suggests that percutaneous image-guided ablation is...

Radiofrequency ablation used to treat cancer pain for patients

Interventional radiologists at the Emory Johns Creek Hospitals (EJCH), Johns Creek, USA, are using radiofrequency ablation to reduce pain for cancer patients. Radiofrequency ablation is...

REsect study shows SIRT makes metastatic colorectal cancer patients more likely...

Metastatic colorectal cancer patients treated first-line with SIR-spheres Y-90 resin microspheres more likely to become candidates for potentially curative liver surgery, the REsect study...

New data show SIRT does not prolong overall survival in metastatic...

The FOXFIRE, SIRFLOX and FOXFIRE Global randomised studies evaluated the efficacy of combining first-line chemotherapy for metastatic colorectal cancer with selective internal radiotherapy (SIRT)...

Hitting cancer with high-intensity ultrasound and immunotherapy

In a new study published in JCI Insight, UC Davis researchers have shown that combining high-intensity focused ultrasound with two immunotherapies (a PD-1 checkpoint...

On becoming a member of a club you never wanted to...

Do you know what scanxiety is? Or scanticipation? As clinicians who look after patients with cancer, interventional oncologists must realise the impact that a...

Early data suggest ablation has favourable outcomes for selected small cell...

A preliminary analysis suggests that thermal ablation may be effective in selected patients with local small cell lung cancer without adjuvant therapy. The research...