Friday, March 19, 2010

Living Longer: Colon Cancer Patients Gain Time With Radiofrequency Ablation Treatment

ScienceDaily (Mar. 16, 2010) — Approximately half of Americans living with colorectal cancer will develop liver metastases at some point during the course of their disease. Radiofrequency ablation, a minimally invasive treatment that applies heat directly in the tumor causing cancer cell death with minimal associated injury to the surrounding healthy liver, contributes to prolongation of their life by nearly three years, note researchers at the Society of Interventional Radiology's 35th Annual Scientific Meeting in Tampa, Fla.

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