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Has radioembolization been effective in studies?

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In several small studies, radioembolization delayed progression of colorectal cancer after its spread to the liver. Radioembolization also has been shown to shrink hepatocellular carcinomas.

So far, however, evidence is scant that people who get radioembolization and chemotherapy for cancer in the liver live longer or feel any better than people receiving chemotherapy only.

From: Radioembolization WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Nicolay, N. 2009;. Kennedy, A. 2010. Naymagon, S. 2010. Gray, B. , 2001. Radiologyinfo.org: "Radioembolization."  




Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology, Cancer Journal, Digestive Diseases & Sciences, Annals of Oncology

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 18, 2017

SOURCES: Nicolay, N. 2009;. Kennedy, A. 2010. Naymagon, S. 2010. Gray, B. , 2001. Radiologyinfo.org: "Radioembolization."  




Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology, Cancer Journal, Digestive Diseases & Sciences, Annals of Oncology

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 18, 2017

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