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Penn Researchers Find Chemoembolization Effective For Liver Tumors

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March 26, 1999
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More than 150,000 new cases of colon cancer are diagnosed each year, and, for half of these patients, the disease spreads to the liver. A Phase-II study performed by a team of researchers at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center has found that a minimally invasive technique known as chemoembolization may double the survival time of adult patients with colon cancer that has spread to the liver.

Chemotherapy Delivered Directly to Liver Tumors Doubles Life Expectancy


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University Of Pennsylvania Medical Center. "Penn Researchers Find Chemoembolization Effective For Liver Tumors." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/03/990326062102.htm (accessed April 16, 2014).

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