Commentary

This past year has been marked by the completion of some long-awaited studies that led to a number of surprises. In February 2016, Dr Brown’s prospective, randomized study comparing doxorubicin-loaded beads vs bland beads for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) was published. Both groups had similar… Read More
Interventional oncology (IO) offers many benefits to cancer patients when it is provided in collaboration with medical oncology, surgical oncology, and radiation oncology and has been referred to as the fourth pillar of cancer care.1 This branch of interventional radiology relies on staying current… Read More
Interventional Radiology (IR) has had a historic year, receiving the first new primary specialty designation awarded by the American Board of Medical Specialties in over 25 years. In parallel, the University of Miami took the extraordinary step of establishing a formal IR department.… Read More
The first isolated intestinal transplant was described almost 50 years ago and it has been 30 years since the first multivisceral transplant was performed. Even though there has been remarkable progress after 4 decades, intestinal transplantation remains a rare event and is only performed by a… Read More
Multidisciplinary care teams have been utilized throughout the world for many years to improve patient care and treatment planning by combining the expertise of multiple specialists. The US National Guideline Clearinghouse lists over 2,700 clinical practice guidelines and more than 25,000 new… Read More
Quality cancer care today requires the expertise of multiple medical specialists working together in a collaborative fashion. While traditional treatment options of medical oncology, surgery, and radiation oncology are mainstream, the specialty of interventional oncology is one of the fastest… Read More