The Interventional Oncology Program at Smilow Cancer Hospital offers cutting-edge specialized services that complement and support medical, surgical, and radiation oncology to provide optimal patient care.
A team of dedicated professionals offers minimally invasive, imaging-guided therapies for patients with liver, colorectal, lung, bone/soft tissue, kidney, and metastatic cancers. These therapies can be used either as primary or adjuvant treatments.
In addition, our program provides a range of therapeutic options used for palliative care, including biopsy, vascular port and chemotherapy catheter placement, abscess drainage, stenting of malignant strictures, and therapies for pain relief.
Chemoembolization: Selective delivery of chemotherapy directly to the tumor through a catheter located in the artery feeding the tumor
Radioembolization: Selective delivery of radioactive particles directly to the tumor through a catheter located in the artery feeding the tumor
Radiofrequency Ablation: A procedure that uses radio waves to heat and destroy cancerous cells via a needle inserted in the patient’s skin
Cryoablation: A procedure in which an extremely cold temperature (via a cryoprobe inserted through the patient’s skin) is used to freeze and destroy cancer tissue.
Microwave Ablation: A procedure that uses microwaves to heat and destroy cancerous cells.
NanoKnife: Irreversible Electoroporation Cancer Ablation, or NanoKnife therapy, is available as a treatment option for liver cancer at Smilow Cancer Hospital. NanoKnife is a state-of-the-art minimally invasive cancer treatment that applies a high voltage of electrical pulses to induce targeted cancer death, while minimizing surrounding tissue damage in highly selective and challenging anatomic locations, such as the liver.
Pain Palliation Treatment: Therapeutic options consisting of ablation, chemoembolization, or radioembolization designed specifically to relieve pain caused by primary or metastatic tumors.