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Chemoembolization Improving as Liver Cancer Treatment
Date:1/19/2009

these microspheres absorb the chemotherapeutic agent, and then the drug is released directly into the tumor.

A month after treatment, tumors in 27 of the patients (51 percent) showed a complete response, 18 (34 percent) showed a partial response and eight (15 percent) showed stable disease. Six months later 19 of 34 patients (55.9 percent) had complete tumor response, eight (23.5 percent) had a partial response and seven (20.5 percent) had growing disease. Of the remaining 19 patients, three died, four were lost at follow-up and 12 receive other treatments.

"Patients who still had good liver function and who had tumors in only one lobe of the liver did better with this treatment," said Maurizio Grosso, M.D., chairman of the Department of Radiology at Santa Croce & Carle Hospital, Cuneo, Italy. "We're hopeful that treatment with HepaSphere will be an improvement over traditional chemoembolization."

Embolization without Chemotherapy

Researchers at the European Institute of Oncology in Milan, Italy, are studying using embolization without the chemotherapy for liver cancer. The study included 25 patients with 34 primary liver tumors. All patients received Embozene(TM) microspheres alone, without the addition of any chemotherapeutic agents in the beads. The patients had 35 sessions with the microspheres. After one month follow-up, 18 tumors (52 percent) had shrunk in size while 16 (48 percent) were the same size with no tumor growth detected. In a group of 16 tumors with a follow up ranging between six and 12 months, two tumors (12 percent) completely disappeared, seven tumors (44 percent) continued to shrink, two (12 percent) were stable and five (31 percent) grew, although they were still of a size suitable for new local treatments. To date, 14 patients have had more than one year of follow-up care and 93 percent of them are still alive.

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