The Liver beyond Surgery in Colorectal Metastasis
Save the date for 'The Liverbeyond Surgery in Colorectal Metastasis' on November 18th at the CCU. Programme and registrations info to follow shortly.
The Champalimaud Foundation will hold a symposium on the treatment of liver metastasis from colon and rectal tumours, focusing on minimally invasive procedures, on 18th November 2016.
The panel of speakers includes internationally recognised specialists in different techniques.
This meeting will focus on percutaneous ablation (radiofrequency, microwave), radiation therapy (SBRT) and regional intra-arterial treatment techniques (radioembolisation with yttrium-90, chemoembolisation and intra-arterial chemo infusion).
These methods are very useful tools in the multidisciplinary approach to the disease, in different scenarios when they are used and integrated into a global treatment strategy that includes curative intent and downstaging, and extends to an exclusively palliative standpoint.
After a review of the established indications for surgery and various forms of chemotherapy, the current state of different minimally invasive methods will be described and their results will be comparatively assessed, in the context of colon and rectal metastases, based on evidence from major international series at different stages of the disease.
The place of these techniques within current guidelines and their potential future role will be discussion topics that we hope to extend to the audience.
A presentation and discussion of clinical cases will be included in order to make this meeting as engaging as possible.