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Radiation Treatment Shown to Provide Significant Improvement for Inoperable Liver Cancer

Friday, July 10, 2015

Posted by Dr. John Halligan.  A study published yesterday in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association shows a significant improvement in patients survival and complete resolution of inoperable liver cancer when external beam radiation is added to standard liver directed chemotherapy. The study authors concluded: “This meta-analysis provides evidence that TACE (TransArterial ChemoEmbolization) plus RT (Radiation Therapy) compared with TACE alone significantly improved 1-, 2-, 3-, 4-, and 5-year survival as well as tumor CR (complete responses) and PR (partial responses) in patients with UHCC (Unresectable HepatoCellular Carcinoma) .”

For more information or to see if you or someone you know with unresectable liver cancer should be considered for this treatment, contact AARM at 907 212 3186. The physicians in our cancer clinics have the widest variety of specialized tools to treat cancer with radiation including Tomotherapy, Varian Trilogy Linac based radiation and coming soon Alaska’s only CyberKnife robotic, real-time image guided stereotactic treatment system.