Chemoembolization agents for cancer treatment.

  title={Chemoembolization agents for cancer treatment.},
  author={Kin Yip Tam and Ken Cham-Fai Leung and Yi-Xiang Wang},
  journal={European journal of pharmaceutical sciences : official journal of the European Federation for Pharmaceutical Sciences},
  volume={44 1-2},
Chemoembolization has been used in the field of interventional oncology. Although practiced widely, it has only recently been demonstrated that the use of transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) provides a survival benefit based on randomized controlled trials. TACE combines the effect of targeted chemotherapy with the effect of ischemic necrosis induced by arterial embolization. Most of the TACE procedures have been based on iodized oil utilizing its microembolic and drug-carrying… CONTINUE READING

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