selective internal radiation therapy


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selective internal radiation therapy

Abbreviation: SIRT
The treatment of solid internal organ tumors with radioactive microspheres injected directly into the target tissue, or bound to substrates that the target tissue preferentially takes up from the blood.
Synonym: radioembolization; selective internal radiotherapy
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CHICAGO -- Sirtex, a leading developer and manufacturer of targeted, innovative liver cancer therapies, today announced the results of a five-year study evaluating the tolerability, efficacy and survival rates of Selective Internal Radiation Therapy (SIRT), also known as radioembolization, using SIR-Spheres([R])microspheres in patients with liver metastases from breast cancer that are refractory to chemotherapy.
CHICAGO -- Sirtex, a leading developer and manufacturer of targeted, innovative liver cancer therapies, today announced the results of a Phase I study evaluating the safety and efficacy of concurrent treatment using capecitabine in combination with Selective Internal Radiation Therapy (SIRT), also known as radioembolization, using SIR-Spheres([R])microspheres to treat liver tumors.
All patients in the control arm were reassessed for suitability for SIR-Spheres microspheres, with 43 percent of patients receiving Selective Internal Radiation Therapy (SIRT).
Selective Internal Radiation Therapy (SIRT), also known as Radioembolization, is a novel treatment for inoperable liver cancer that delivers high doses of radiation directly to the site of tumors.

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