Hepatic Arterial Embolization v. Chemoembolization in Patients with Liver Metastases of Digestive Neuroendocrine Tumors Abstract #297

Introduction: Promising results have been reported using hepatic arterial chemoembolization (CE) or embolization (E) alone in patients with liver metastases of DET, but these modalities have not been compared.
Aim(s): In this prospective study, CE (doxorubicin 50 mg/m2) was compared to E in patients with unresectable and progressive liver mets of carcinoid tumors.
Materials and methods: Two procedures were performed with a 3-month interval. The main objective assessed was the rate of progression-free survival (PFS) at two years. Secondary objectives were overall survival (OS), tumor response (morphological and biological), and safety of the treatment.
Conference: 8th Annual ENETS Conference (2011)
Category: Clinical
Presenting Author: Pr Philippe Ruszniewski

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