[MOL] Jefferson Surgeons Using New Technique to "Melt" Tumors [01358] Medicine On Line


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[MOL] Jefferson Surgeons Using New Technique to "Melt" Tumors



Jefferson Surgeons Using New Technique to "Melt" Tumors

Surgeons at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital are using a new technique to essentially "melt" away cancerous liver tumors. The technique, called Radiofrequency Interstitial Tumor Ablation, or RITA, promises faster, more specific treatment with fewer side effects and shorter hospital stays than with standard therapies.

http://www.kcc.tju.edu/Clinical/KCCnews/RITA.htm