Living Longer With Colon Cancer: Remarkable Results With Heat
Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States, with almost 150,000 new patients diagnosed each year. Radiofrequency ablation, a minimally invasive treatment that that applies heat directly in the tumor causing cancer cell death with minimal associated injury to the surrounding normal liver, can prolong these patients' livesbut by how much?
(Embargoed for release until Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 9 a.m. Eastern) B-roll and medical illustrations are available.
Painful Spinal Fractures
Treating Osteoporotic Spinal Fractures: Part 1Who Should Get Treatment?
Given the current controversy over vertebroplastya minimally invasive treatment performed by interventional radiologists in individuals with painful osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures that fail to respond to conventional medical therapywhat's a patient to do? What does examining the experience of thousands of others who have undergone the spine treatment successfully tell us?
(Embargoed for release until Monday, March 15, 2010, 9 a.m. Eastern) Medical illustrations are available.
Treating Non-osteoporotic Spinal Fractures: Part 2Does Treatment Show Any Benefit?
Is there any reason that spinal fracture treatment (vertebroplasty) should be integrated with the complicated treatment plan of those with multiple myeloma, an incurable (yet treatable) cancer of the b
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Society of Interventional Radiology