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A prospective evaluation of treatment with Selective Internal Radiation Therapy (SIR-spheres) in patients with unresectable liver metastases from colorectal cancer previously treated with 5-FU based chemotherapy

Lim, Lionel; Gibbs, Peter; Yip, Desmond; Shapiro, Jeremy; Dowling, Robyn; Smith, D; Little, A; Bailey, W; Liechtenstein, Meir


BACKGROUND: To prospectively evaluate the efficacy and safety of selective internal radiation (SIR) spheres in patients with inoperable liver metastases from colorectal cancer who have failed 5FU based chemotherapy. METHODS: Patients were prospectively enrolled at three Australian centres. All patients had previously received 5-FU based chemotherapy for metastatic colorectal cancer. Patients were ECOG 0–2 and had liver dominant or liver only disease. Concurrent 5-FU was given at...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005-10-15
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Cancer
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2407-5-132


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