Interventional Oncology (IO) is a rapidly developing field among physicians trained as Interventional Radiologists. These physicians are trained to be the experts in image-guided and minimally invasive procedures. They use the most advanced diagnostic equipment, molecular imaging, and non-invasive therapies to directly target, treat and manage many difficult-to-treat cancers and related disorders. Using a multidisciplinary approach, they work with other specialists including medical oncology, surgical oncology and radiation oncology to provide comprehensive cancer care.
Some of the minimally invasive therapies utilized by Interventional radiologists in IO include chemoembolization, radioembolization, radiofrequency ablation (RFA), selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT), cryoablation and more. Many of these procedures are done on an outpatient or overnight basis. In many situations, this can be an alternative to or supplement surgical treatment for many conditions and can result in shorter recovery times, fewer side effects and decreased hospitalizations. There are also many other new and developing technologies that have the potential to manage cancer in a more focused, effective, economical, and less invasive manner.
The goal of the RFS IO Service line is to provide high-quality resources and information regarding the 1) clinical, 2) practice building, 3) technical and 4) imaging components of oncologic diseases that can be treated through minimally invasive procedures performed by interventional radiologists. The IO Service line is currently subdivided into subcommittees based on the four components mentioned above.
Shanchita Ghosh – Survival Guide / Procedural Education
Omar Zuberi – Practice Building / Referral Education
Justin Shafa – Journal Primers
- Interventional Oncology: Principles and Practice by Jean-François H. Geschwind, and Michael C. Soulen
- Interventional Oncology: A Practical Guide for the Interventional Radiologist by Peter Mueller, Andreas Adam
- The August 2013 Issue of JVIR (Vol. 24 No. 8) Dedicated to interventional oncology
- Landmark Papers in IO by Procedure
Practice Building Presentations:
- Prostate Artery Embolization
- Selective Internal Radiation Therapy
- Portal Vein Embolization
- Bland Embolization
- World Congress of Interventional Radiology (WCIO)
- Synergy Miami
- Symposium on Clinical Interventional Oncology
- Radiologic Society of North America
Disclaimer: Appearance of a conference on this list alone does not imply endorsement by SIR. This is a list of conferences compiled by SIR RFS members pertinent to Interventional Oncology. Please see each conference’s website for a list of affiliations and endorsements. Please contact the RFS IO service line chair with any comments or suggestions.
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