October 2018


In this Issue

Applying Evidence in Interventional Oncology

Practical discussions on the growing literature base.


Guest Chief Medical Editors’ Page

Applying Evidence in Interventional Oncology

By Nadine Abi-Jaoudeh, MD; and Julius Chapiro, MD


Tumor Boards in Interventional Oncology

A multidisciplinary discussion of the approach to treatment for four patients with cancers of varying origins and severities.

With Ghassan K. Abou-Alfa, MD; Justin D. Blasberg, MD; Frank C. Detterbeck, MD, FACS, FCCP; Dimitris Filippiadis, MD, PhD, EBIR; Ryan Hickey, MD; Howard S. Hochster, MD; Zeljka Jutric, MD; Alexis Kelekis, MD, PhD, EBIR, FSIR; Maureen P. Kohi, MD, FSIR; Alexander Lam, MD; Robert J. Lewandowski, MD, FSIR; Areo Saffarzadeh, MD, MS; Mansi R. Shah, MD; Ronald F. Wolf, MD; Emi J. Yoshida, MD; and Etay Ziv, MD, PhD

Commentary: Staying on Course

Obtaining the highest level of evidence in interventional oncology requires that we stay on course and strive for positive prospective randomized trials.

By Nadine Abi-Jaoudeh, MD

Weighing Evidence Quality in Interventional Oncology

The importance of understanding the levels of evidence related to IO therapies and areas for future research.

By Derek Biederman, MD; and Edward Kim, MD

Arterial Oncologic Interventions for Liver-Dominant Metastases

The current state of evidence for arterial interventions for liver metastases.

By W. Brad Butler, BS; and Daniel B. Brown, MD

Nonsurgical Local Therapies for Lung Metastases and Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer

Clinical data examining the use of available treatment options for selected lung cancer cases.

By Thierry de Baere, MD

Thermal Ablation for Renal Cell Carcinoma: Current Guidelines and Supporting Evidence

A review of the recently published data that have helped to inform treatment guidelines for renal cell carcinoma.

By Max Padgett, MD; and Kari J. Nelson, MD

Metastatic Osseous Disease: Current Interventional Oncology Treatment Options

Minimally invasive therapies such as embolization, thermal ablation, and consolidative therapy can be used for locoregional control and pain palliation or can be combined for a synergistic effect.

By Steven Yevich, MD, MPH

Perspectives: Pancreatic Cancer Interventions: The End of the Beginning?

Experts weigh in on the current roles of various therapeutic options for pancreatic cancer.

With Govindarajan Narayanan, MD; Thomas Scagnelli, MD; Mehul Doshi, MD; Shalini Moningi, MD; Maureen Aliru, BS; Joseph M. Herman, MD, MSc, MSHCH, FACR; Jordan M. Cloyd, MD; Timothy M. Pawlik, MD, MPH, PhD; Mohammad Alasker, MD; and David K. Imagawa, MD, PhD, FACS

Technical Dos and Don’ts of Radiation Segmentectomy and Same-Day Y-90 Treatment

Contemporary radioembolization techniques and the approaches to avoid.

By Ahmed Gabr, MD; Robert J. Lewandowski, MD, FSIR; Riad Salem, MD; and Ahsun Riaz, MD

Prostatic Artery Chemoembolization: The Next Frontier in Prostate Cancer Therapy?

Transarterial embolization techniques for treating liver malignancy are ready for adaptation to prostate cancer applications.

By Raj Ayyagari, MD

Immuno-Oncology and Interventional Oncology: Combining Personalized and Precision Therapies to Enhance Immune Therapies

Using image-guided local treatments to create or augment therapeutic response to molecularly targeted immunogenic drugs.

By Junaid Raja, MD, MSPH, MS; and Hyun S. Kim, MD

AI in IO: Big Data, Outcome Repositories, and Clinical Applications

How the expanding health care applications of artificial intelligence may be incorporated to improve interventional oncology processes and care.

By Brian Letzen, MD, MS; and Raul N. Uppot, MD

IR in Global Health: An Opportunity to Expand Efforts

An overview of an interventional radiology training program undertaken in Tanzania by the RAD-AID IR program to establish services in this low-resource setting.

By Fabian Laage Gaupp, MD; and Andrew Kesselman, MD


Sponsored by Philips

Experience With Philips SymphonySuite Building My Lab

Harmonizing products and services for long-term success.

With Elias Kassab, MD; and Phil Hemstreet, MD


Sponsored by Medtronic

Use of the MVP™ Micro Vascular Plug System as a Single Occlusion Device to Treat Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformations

Real-world case reports demonstrating the unique benefits that this system offers to patients and operators.

By Brian Holly, MD; and Sanjeeva Kalva, MD


Sponsored by MEDTRONIC

Calcium: Why It Matters

By Fabrizio Fanelli, MD, EBIR


An Interview With Guilherme Dabus, MD, FAHA

Dr. Dabus discusses the rapidly evolving field of neurointerventional stroke care, areas that require further study and efforts, and the path that led him to find his passion for this specialty.


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