Clinical Insights

Interventional Oncology Practice Personnel
Timothy Clark, MDAn interview with Timothy Clark, MD, Director, Interventional Radiology, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Division of Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania. Why did you choose to move into interventional oncology? It has always been a big… Read More
Biopsy
In his 2015 State of the Union address, President Obama committed to “launching a new Precision Medicine Initiative to bring us closer to curing diseases like cancer and diabetes; and to give us all access to the personalized information we need to keep ourselves and our families healthier.” This… Read More
Prostate artery embolization (PAE) has evolved into an encouraging minimally invasive option for patients suffering from a variety of prostatic issues, including lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), hematuria of prostatic origin, and prostate cancer.… Read More
Multidisciplinary conferences serve to meet the needs of patients. Through comprehensive educational presentations on treatment of diseases and conditions, physicians, nurses, technologists, and other health-care professionals get in-depth knowledge and updates on the latest therapies. For those… Read More
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute’s $120 million expansion, now complete, is delivering on its promise to transform and optimize multidisciplinary cardiovascular care, which has been the Institute’s ongoing, critical mission since it opened in 1987 on the Baptist Hospital campus. The project… Read More
Abstract: Metastasis to bone occurs in the majority of cancers, with the thoracolumbar spine being the most common site of metastasis. Metastatic disease to the spine is a common clinical situation that causes significant morbidity, with tumor deposits potentially causing severe, unremitting pain… Read More
See below for summaries from selected papers published in 2016 on various interventional oncology therapies. Study Finds No Difference Between Drug-Eluting vs Bland Microspheres for Liver Tumors This single-center randomized trial aimed to compare the outcome of embolization using microspheres… Read More
Abstract: The efficacy of conventional transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) approaches in liver cancer treatment is limited by the lack of effective drug carriers and/or the inability to monitor drug delivery to the targeted tumor tissues. Recent years have seen rapid advances in drug carriers… Read More
Read below for summaries of some of the most important news from 2016 about interventional oncology therapies and devices. University of Miami Creates First Department of Interventional Radiology The University of Miami has created a Department of Interventional Radiology, the first standalone… Read More
IO360: How does intraesophageal chemotherapy work? How do you perform the procedure, and with what devices?Zhang: Image-guided minimally invasive interventional oncology techniques enable delivery of high doses of chemotherapeutics into target tissue with improved tumoricidal activity but fewer… Read More