Y-90 liver cancer-busting treatment: Safe, fast, extends life, study finds

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Interventional radiologists have been the leaders in the use of intra-arterial yttrium-90 radio embolization, since its introduction in 2000, to treat liver cancer. Now, new results from a large multi-institutional study show that treating liver tumours with higher doses of Y-90 than previously tried is safe, provides results when chemotherapies have failed, preserves the patient’s quality of life — and can be done on an outpatient basis.

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