Indian Journal of Cancer
Home  ICS  Feedback Subscribe Top cited articles Login 
Users Online :6791
Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size
Navigate Here
 »   Next article
 »   Previous article
 »   Table of Contents

Resource Links
 »   Similar in PUBMED
 »  Search Pubmed for
 »  Search in Google Scholar for
 »Related articles
 »   Citation Manager
 »   Access Statistics
 »   Reader Comments
 »   Email Alert *
 »   Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded485    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 3    

Recommend this journal


Year : 2011  |  Volume : 48  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 18-23

Selective internal radiation therapy: 90 Y (yttrium) labeled microspheres for liver malignancies (primary and metastatic)

1 Department of Radiology, Manipal Hospital, Old Airport Road, Bangalore-560 017, India
2 Thambiran Hospital, Near K4 Police Station, Annanagar, Chennai, India
3 Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Rajendra Nagar, New Delhi-110 060, India

Correspondence Address:
M C Uthappa
Department of Radiology, Manipal Hospital, Old Airport Road, Bangalore-560 017
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0019-509X.76625

Rights and Permissions

Selective Internal Radiation Therapy is a relatively new technique that irradiates malignant liver lesions using microscopic beads. It provides micro-embolization coupled with high-dose interstitial radiotherapy. Besides colorectal cancers, this therapy has shown benefit in patients with a variety of other tumors including carcinoid tumors, lung, breast, sarcoma, colon, hepatocellular and ocular melanoma. Its clinical benefit can be as much as 85%, survival can be doubled and patients with extensive colorectal metastases not amenable to resection or ablation can be offered a 32% chance of surviving for 18 months. Ongoing and future studies will refine our understanding of optimizing patient eligibility, dosage, frequency as well as novel applications.


Print this article     Email this article

  Site Map | What's new | Copyright and Disclaimer
  Online since 1st April '07
  © 2007 - Indian Journal of Cancer | Published by Wolters Kluwer - Medknow