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Radioembolization

If you have primary or metastatic cancer that has spread to the liver, the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson is one of the few hospitals in the Philadelphia region to offer radioembolization as a treatment to shrink the tumors.

What Does Radioembolization Involve?

Radioembolization requires a catheter to be fed into the artery going to the liver and tiny beads that emit small amounts of radiation are placed into the liver's main artery while also blocking the blood supply feeding the cancer's growth. Jefferson interventional radiologists perform this minimally invasive procedure, which is done on an outpatient basis.

Why Choose Jefferson for Cancer Treatment in Philadelphia?

If you are diagnosed with cancer, the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson is recognized as among the best and is one of the select few centers in the U.S. designated by the National Cancer Institute for excellence in cancer care and research.

Our approach to your care is state of the art. The physicians and scientists of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson have helped pioneer new approaches to cancer treatments by translating scientific discoveries into improved patient care.

Our physicians are experienced in using the most advanced treatment methods and technologies and are at the forefront of developing new chemotherapies. As a result, you may have the opportunity to take part in one of the more than 120 clinical trials for promising new cancer treatments being conducted at Jefferson at any given time.