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Combining local and regional therapeutic modalities to treat hepatic malignancies. Semin Intervent Radiol 2006 Mar;23(1):33-8

Date

03/01/2006

Pubmed ID

21326718

Pubmed Central ID

PMC3036303

DOI

10.1055/s-2006-939839

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-33646076939   1 Citation

Abstract

Hepatocellular carcinoma and metastatic colon cancer have proven to be challenging problems in oncology today. Currently multiple treatment options are available for treating patients with these diseases, and for this reason, a multimodality and multidisciplinary approach is needed to optimize the effectiveness of treatment. Local ablation techniques along with intra-arterial therapy may be complementary and therefore increase survival in patients being treated for hepatocellular carcinoma and metastatic colon cancer. With proper patient selection, further improvement in treatment outcomes can be achieved when these techniques are combined with surgical resection and multidrug systemic chemotherapy. Therefore, it is imperative that interventional radiologists work closely with our colleagues in other medical and surgical specialties to provide our patients with the best possible treatment options.

Author List

Rilling WS, Hohenwalter EJ

Authors

Eric J. Hohenwalter MD, FSIR Chief, Professor in the Radiology department at Medical College of Wisconsin
William S. Rilling MD, FSIR Vice Chair, Professor in the Radiology department at Medical College of Wisconsin