Vlasios S Sotirchos

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BACKGROUND This study examined the safety, pharmacokinetics, and efficacy of transarterial chemoembolization of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) using a newly developed size of a superabsorbent polymer drug-eluting embolic material. METHODS Forty-five patients with documented HCC (Child-Pugh score A/B: 55.5 %/44.5 %) were embolized with HepaSphere(More)
Purpose To establish the prognostic value of biopsy of the central and marginal ablation zones for time to local tumor progression (LTP) after radiofrequency (RF) ablation of colorectal cancer liver metastasis (CLM). Materials and Methods A total of 47 patients with 67 CLMs were enrolled in this prospective institutional review board-approved and(More)
BACKGROUND In this study we assessed the efficacy and factors that affect outcomes of radioembolization (RE) using yttrium-90 resin microspheres in patients with unresectable and chemorefractory colorectal cancer liver metastases (CLM). PATIENTS AND METHODS After an institutional review board waiver of approval, a review of a Health Insurance Portability(More)
This study examines safety, efficacy, and pharmacokinetics of chemoembolization with loadable microspheres ≤100 μm for hepatocellular carcinoma. A pilot safety study was performed in 19 patients with size and dose escalation and then 52 patients were enrolled prospectively and randomly assigned to chemoembolization with TANDEM™ loaded with 150 or 100 mg of(More)
We report a case of safe and successful yttrium-90 resin microsphere radioembolization in a patient with a long history of multiple recurrent colon cancer hepatic metastases progressing after hepatic resections, hepatic arterial chemotherapy, and multiple regimens of systemic chemotherapy. One month prior to radioembolization, a biliary stent was placed(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of the present study is to evaluate Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) version 1.1, tumor attenuation criteria, Choi criteria, and European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) PET criteria as measures of response and subsequent predictors of liver progression-free survival (PFS) after(More)
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