Journal article

Radioembolization of liver metastases from colorectal cancer using yttrium-90 microspheres with concomitant systemic oxaliplatin, fluorouracil, and leucovorin chemotherapy

Ricky A Sharma, Guy A Van Hazel, Bruno Morgan, David P Berry, Keith Blanshard, David Price, Geoffrey Bower, Jennifer A Shannon, Peter Gibbs, William P Steward

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY | AMER SOC CLINICAL ONCOLOGY | Published : 2007

Abstract

PURPOSE: Liver metastases represent the principal cause of death in patients with advanced colorectal cancer (CRC). Injection of resin microspheres (SIR Spheres)--containing the beta-emitter, yttrium-90--into the arterial supply of the liver can cause radioembolization of metastases. This treatment has not been tested with the radiosensitizing chemotherapy, oxaliplatin, which appears synergistic in the treatment of CRC when combined with fluorouracil and leucovorin (FOLFOX). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A phase I study of SIR-Spheres therapy with modified FOLFOX4 systemic chemotherapy was conducted in patients with inoperable liver metastases from CRC who had not previously received chemotherapy fo..

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