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Date:1/19/2009

at blocking the tumor feeding vessels in some cases leads to restriction in blood flow and cell death," said Franco Orsi, M.D., chief of interventional radiology at the European Institute of Oncology. "One of the main benefits of Embozene microspheres is the precise, well-calibrated sizing, which match the small blood vessels that feed the tumors. The larger the particles used, the further away the embolization from the tumor and the less effective the treatment will be. Moreover, embolization without drugs usually causes few or no post-treatment side effects and patient can usually be discharged the next day."

Dr. Orsi notes that another very important feature of this new material is its ability to prevent inflammatory reactions, which is one of the leading causes of tumor growth.

Considered to be the premier meeting on endovascular therapy, the International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy (ISET) is attended by more than 1,200 physicians, scientists, allied health professionals and industry professionals from around the world. The meeting pioneered the use of live cases to promote the multidisciplinary treatment of cardiac and vascular disease by endovascular means. ISET is presented by the Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute, Miami. ISET 2009 is taking place Jan. 18-22 near Miami Beach, Fla. For more information, visit www.ISET.org


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