Paradigm Shift in Liver Cancer Treatment

Project Description

Anand Patel MD, Interventional Radiology Fellow and former Radiology Resident at UCSF, describes how his clinical experience helped identify an unmet need, which eventually led to the design of a new catheter that could revolutionize liver cancer treatment. After local chemotherapy of the liver, the catheter filters out excess drug that is prevented from travelling to the rest of the body. This minimizes the potential for toxic side effects and may allow the use of higher local doses that increase treatment efficacy.

Project Details

  • Date April 20, 2015
  • Tags Unmet Needs

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