Liver Symposium Coming to Denver

The Liver Symposium: Embracing Excellence in the Treatment of Hepatic Tumors will be held at the Denver Marriott Tech Center on Saturday, August 22, 2009 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Directed at both health professionals and patients, the Liver Symposium is unique in combining…

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Colorectal Cancer News in Brief: July 10

Research this week finds FDG/PET able to predict response to chemotherapy even after one treatment, and chemotherapy before surgery for liver mets makes CT scan evaluation less accurate. Finding the best imaging methods to diagnosis and monitor cancer and comparing new colorectal cancer screening technologies…

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Colorectal Cancer News in Brief: July 7

News in Brief catches up today after celebrating the Fourth of July with swimming, sailing, and time with family.  We hope you had as good a time relaxing as we did. Research shows that children whose parents have cancer have more social and psychological problems,…

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Liver Symposium Brings Survivors and Health Pros Together

The Liver Symposium will bring together patients and health care providers at the Palmer House in Chicago on May 15 and 16 in a unique collaboration of contining medical education and cancer survivor input to share the latest information about managing liver tumors. Sponsored by YES,…

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Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy for Liver Mets Safe

An early clinical trial of focused radiation therapy for liver metastases appeared to be safe without causing liver disease. Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) delivers high doses of radiation to a carefully targeted area of the body.  Its goal is to destroy cancer cells while leaving…

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Survival of Medicare Patients after Surgery for Liver Mets

While some surgical studies are now reporting five-year survival after surgery to remove colorectal cancer tumors that have spread to the liver of 40 to 60 percent, a review of more general national experience for patients enrolled in Medicare  in the United States found lower…

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Surgery or RFA for Liver Mets?

Both surgery and radiofrequency ablation (RFA) are used to destroy liver tumors that have spread from colorectal cancer, but which approach is better? Surgeons at the University of Louisville School of Medicine reviewed all the cases where patients received either surgery only or RFA only…

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