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Nick Yee, MD

Dr. Nick Yee is a Vascular and Interventional Radiologist in Denver, CO

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April 2, 2017

Surefire vs Endhole: Improving Outcomes by Comparing Two Different Catheter Systems

Patients enrolled in this study have been diagnosed with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and are scheduled to have a procedure called drug-eluting bead trans-arterial chemoembolization (DEB-TACE).

During the DEB-TACE procedure, very small beads are mixed in with a chemotherapy drug, doxorubicin, and delivered to the tumor through an arterial catheter.

The DEB-TACE procedure allows the treatment to be delivered directly into the liver. It also causes arterial embolization, the process in which a blood vessel is blocked. Treatment of HCC using DEB-TACE may help delay tumor progression and can downstage (decrease the size) the cancer in order to meet the criteria which may allow patients to become candidates for liver transplantation.

The purpose of this study is to compare tumor response and medical outcomes for patients who undergo DEB-TACE with standard endhole catheter versus Surefire® Infusion System.

Principal Investigator: Nick Yee, MD

For more information about this trial, please contact Alicia Drew, Director, Research and Physician Services at Radiology Imaging Associates.

If you would like to explore more clinical information about this trial, please see the trial page on ClinicalTrials.gov