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Image-guided tumor ablation has become a well-established hallmark of local cancer therapy. The breadth of options available in this growing field increases the need for standardization of terminology and reporting criteria to facilitate effective communication of ideas and appropriate comparison among treatments that use different technologies, such as(More)
Toward development of a precision medicine framework for metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC), we established a multi-institutional clinical sequencing infrastructure to conduct prospective whole-exome and transcriptome sequencing of bone or soft tissue tumor biopsies from a cohort of 150 mCRPC affected individuals. Aberrations of AR,(More)
BACKGROUND New ablation strategies for atrial fibrillation or nonidiopathic ventricular tachycardia are increasingly based on anatomic consideration and require the placement of ablation lesions at the correct anatomic locations. This study sought to evaluate the accuracy of the first clinically available image integration system for catheter ablation on(More)
PURPOSE We describe our experience with and results of percutaneous computerized tomography guided radio frequency ablation (RFA) for small (less than 4 cm) renal tumors at a 2-year mean followup. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 49 patients (60 renal tumors) with a mean age of 63.9 years underwent percutaneous RFA. Indications for RFA were severe(More)
This article evaluates the safety and efficacy of percutaneous radiofrequency ablation (RFA) delivered by computed tomography (CT) fluoroscopic guidance for the treatment of small, solitary renal lesions in high risk surgical and anesthetic patients. In total, 29 patients with 35 small (</=4 cm) renal lesions underwent a total of 37 CT fluoroscopically(More)
PURPOSE Ablative treatments (cryoablation or radio frequency ablation) for renal cell carcinoma aim to decrease morbidity by treating renal tumors in situ, eliminating the need for extirpation. These technologies have potential for complications previously unassociated with renal tumor treatment. We identified complications associated with percutaneous and(More)
PURPOSE We present long-term outcomes in patients receiving RFA for solitary small renal masses. MATERIALS AND METHODS We reviewed the overall oncological and survival outcomes of patients with a solitary renal mass treated with radio frequency ablation in whom it had been at least 40 months since treatment. Patients were offered radio frequency ablation(More)
Previous attempts at meta-analysis and systematic review have not provided clear recommendations for the clinical application of thermal ablation in metastatic colorectal cancer. Many authors believe that the probability of gathering randomised controlled trial (RCT) data is low. Our aim is to provide a consensus document making recommendations on the(More)
OBJECTIVE Irreversible electroporation is a nonthermal ablative tool that uses direct electrical pulses to create irreversible membrane pores and cell death. The ablation zone is surrounded by a zone of reversibly increased permeability; either zone can cause cardiac arrhythmias. Our purpose was to establish a safety profile for the use of irreversible(More)