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April 4th, 2010

UF Radiologists Among The First 10 In The U.S. To Kill Soft-Cell Cancer Tumors With The IRE NanoKnife

Abstract:
Radiologists at Shands at the University of Florida have used nanotechnology to precisely deliver electrical currents to destroy tumor cells in a patient with colon cancer.

On Feb. 25, James Caridi, M.D., and Jeffrey Vogel, M.D., interventional radiologists with the UF College of Medicine and the UF Shands Cancer Center, led a team using the IRE NanoKnife system to remove a malignant liver tumor in a 52-year-old patient with metastatic colon cancer.

Only 10 teams in the United States and 20 worldwide have used the technology, produced by AngioDynamics, Inc.

It works by using computerized tomography or ultrasound imaging to guide two or more fine-needle electrodes into the tumor. The electrodes deliver high-voltage, pulsating electrical currents that open microscopic pores in the cancer cells, rapidly killing the tumor. After such treatment, the body naturally removes the dead cancer cells.

"Interventional radiology is a rapidly emerging specialty in the oncology arena," Caridi said. "We use precise imaging to diagnose and guide treatment of tumors using minimally invasive techniques."

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