Antitumor effects of residual tumor after cryoablation: the combined effect of residual tumor and a protein-bound polysaccharide on multiple liver metastases in a murine model.

@article{Urano2003AntitumorEO,
  title={Antitumor effects of residual tumor after cryoablation: the combined effect of residual tumor and a protein-bound polysaccharide on multiple liver metastases in a murine model.},
  author={Masato Urano and Chihiro Tanaka and Yasuyuki Sugiyama and Kiichi Miya and Shigetoyo Saji},
  journal={Cryobiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={46 3},
  pages={238-45}
}
Cryoablation is a low-invasive surgical treatment for malignant tumors. It may induce an immunological response leading to the eradication of distant metastases or alternatively it might promote the growth of residual tumors. In this paper we confirm the occurrence of both phenomena and we describe the preventive effect of a protein-bound polysaccharide preparation. Metastatic liver tumors were produced in BALB/c mice by the intrasplenic inoculation of colon 26 cells and cryoablation was… CONTINUE READING