A new tool to enhance the efficacy of chemoembolization to treat primary and metastatic hepatic tumors
Author: Fiorentini, Giammaria
Source: Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery, Volume 8, Number 4, April 2011 , pp. 409-413(5)
Publisher: Informa Healthcare
Abstract:This editorial focuses primarily on a paper that presented the clinical applications of a new material, named DC Bead embolic drug-eluting bead (DEB), which is used to modulate the blood flow in conjunction with chemotherapy in primary and metastatic hepatic tumors. DEB appears to have several advantages over alternative embolization agents, not least of which is its effective capacity of drug diffusion in tumors, thereby making it suitable for ideal treatments.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1San Giuseppe General Hospital, Department of Medicine, Viale Boccaccio, 16 Empoli, Florence 50053, Italy, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Publication date: 2011-04-01