Locoregional Therapies for the Treatment of Hepatic Metastases from Breast and Gynecologic Cancers

Semin intervent Radiol 2018; 35: 029-034 DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1636518Breast cancer is the most common women's malignancy in the United States and is the second leading cause of cancer death. More than half of patients with breast cancer will develop hepatic metastases; this portends a poorer prognosis. In the appropriately selected patient, there does appear to be a role for curative (surgery, ablation) or palliative (intra-arterial treatments) locoregional therapy. Gynecologic malignancies are less common and metastases to the liver are most often seen in the setting of disseminated disease. The role of locoregional therapies in these patients is not well reported. The purpose of this article is to review the outcomes data of locoregional therapies in the treatment of hepatic metastases from breast and gynecologic malignancies. [...] Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text
Source: Seminars in Interventional Radiology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

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