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Article on Yitrium-90 radioembolization for liver tumors that can't be surgically removed

coloCan
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medicalnewstoday.com/releases/236312.php

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PhillieG
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"These studies address methods to modify the blood vessels of the liver in order to maximize delivery of tumor-killing material to the targets and to make treatment simpler and safe"
I like this concept. I didn't see the words "colon cancer" anywhere though. I would imagine that since its a procedure dealing more with a diseased liver, the why part of it might be less important than the how it got that way part.
Thanks as always for finding these studies...
-p

coloCan
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second paragraph:"........In addition, roughly ten times as many patients succumb to liver cancers that spread from other sites........",which led me to consider CRC mets for the sentence that followed (as well as the entire article):......"Many of these patients may be treated with Y-90......."

A soy peptide (lunastin) has received some press as a means of blocking spread to liver:
eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-09/uoic-sp091911.php

(Saffron is also supposed to be of benefit to liver)

(but if most of the soy in the US is GMed..........)

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pete43lost_at_sea
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the liver radiation is nice to know.
the soy well thats great, having soy milk most days now.

hugs,
pete

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