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.
Interventional Oncology Service Line
Service Line Chairs:
Alexander Sheu (Primary)
Active Service Line Members:
Vice Chairs of Corresponding Initiatives:
Jeffrey Farrell – Practice Building / Referral Education
Ji Buethe – Survival Guide / Procedural Education
Dave Sarver – Journal Primer / Clinical Education
Erica Alexander – Wikipedia
Andrew Niekamp – Webinars
Rajat Chand – Online Representation
Former Service Line Chairs:
Gabe Fine (2015-2016)
DJ Perry (2014-2015)
SIR-RFS Survival Guide
Interventional Oncology: The Survival Guide provides interventional radiology practitioners, fellows, residents and students with clear step by step guidance on the most commonly performed Interventional Oncology procedures. The text is broken up into 6-8 sections per IO procedure, including indications, contraindications, pre-op preparations, summary of the procedure, post op management, acute and delayed complications, and follow up. Each section provides general step-by-step instructions to teach the fundamental skills necessary to understand and manage the selected IO procedure. Instructions are easy to understand, focusing on the essential knowledge needed to fully understand the procedure in a safe and successful fashion. We hope that this guide can serve not only those training to become future Interventionalists, but practitioners as well.
SIR-RFS Journal Primer
SIR-RFS envisioned creating a medium where the most important IR topics could be discussed amongst practitioners, fellows, residents and students in a concise manner. We believed this was essential to all maturing in the field of IR — and the Journal Primer has provided the means to discuss this information in an educational fashion.
- 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
- Abrams’ Angiography: Interventional Radiology by Jeffrey Geschwind MD, Michael Dake
- The Requisites Vascular and Interventional Radiology by John A Kaufman and Michael Lee
- Handbook of Interventional Radiologic Procedures by Krishna Kandarpa MD PhD, Lindsay Machan MD
- Diagnostic Imaging: Interventional Procedures by T Gregory Walker
- JVIR dedicated its August 2013 Issue (Vol. 24 No. 8) to interventional oncology. This issue includes an editor’s suggested reading section by Dr. Ziv J Haskal.
- The July JVIR issue will also be dedicated to interventional oncology.
- SIR members can access JVIR articles free at jvir.org/issues.
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.
Landmark Papers in IO
Below you will find publications important to the field of interventional oncology. These papers have been recommended by multiple experts from across the country. This list is intended to serve as a guide for residents and fellows when discussing particular topics in interventional oncology.
If you would like to get involved with the IO service line and help create brief summaries for these papers, please email David Sarver, email@example.com.
Landmark Papers in IO
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