Alice Gillams

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BACKGROUND Patients with pancreatic cancer have a poor prognosis apart from the few suitable for surgery. Photodynamic therapy (PDT) produces localised tissue necrosis but previous studies using the photosensitiser meso-tetrahydroxyphenylchlorin (mTHPC) caused prolonged skin photosensitivity. This study assessed a shorter acting photosensitiser,(More)
The last few years have seen a rapid expansion in the use and availability of ablation techniques with hundreds of papers published. Radiofrequency remains the front-runner in terms of cost, ease of set-up, versatility and flexibility but other techniques are catching up. Ablation with cryotherapy and microwave, which were previously only available at open(More)
The last few years have seen a rapid expansion in the use and availability of ablation techniques with hundreds of papers published. Radiofrequency remains the front-runner in terms of cost, ease of set-up, versatility and flexibility but other techniques are catching up. Ablation with cryotherapy and microwave, which were previously only available at open(More)
It is less than 20 years since the very first papers on ultrasound (US)-guided ablation of liver tumours were published. Initially ablation centred on US-guided percu-taneous ethanol injection (PEI) in small, non-resectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and neodymium yttrium aluminium garnet (NdYAG) laser heating techniques in liver metastases. Since then(More)