Oncology is a branch of medicine dedicated to the research, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Interventional oncology is a rapidly growing subspecialty that uses interventional radiology — minimally invasive, image-guided procedures — to enhance and improve the quality of cancer care. Driven by technological innovation, interventional oncology provides a targeted approach that can shrink and completely destroy tumors while minimizing harm to the body, avoiding many of the drawbacks of more systematic treatments. Interventional oncology is considered the “fourth pillar of cancer care” and is often performed in conjunction with medical, surgical or radiation treatments.
At Vascular and Interventional Partners, our team of board-certified, fellowship-trained doctors are experts in minimally invasive cancer care. As highly trained interventional radiologists with the credentials to match, we specialize in image-guided, minimally invasive, procedures and pride ourselves on using the latest techniques to provide an unprecedented level of patient care. Our goal is to help patients treat their cancer and get better sooner with less invasive treatment options for liver and other cancers.
Who Can Interventional Oncology Help?
Interventional oncology can be helpful in any stage of cancer care. Our team or a referring physician might recommend an interventional procedure to identify or diagnose a certain type of cancer, target and destroy cancer cells, or manage side effects caused by tumor growth and metastasization. Depending on the type of cancer and its location, interventional oncology can be a patient’s first and best treatment option, or it can be combined with chemotherapy, surgery or radiation to provide a greater therapeutic effect. Other ways that interventional oncology can help patients with liver and other cancers include:
- Providing a treatment option for inoperable tumors
- Palliative care and symptom relief
- Shrinking tumors prior to surgery or other treatments
- Minimizing harsh side effects with localized delivery
- Treating patients who haven’t responded well to chemotherapy or radiation
- Ideal for those who aren’t healthy enough for surgery
Interventional oncology has been used successfully for years to treat liver cancer, including hepatocellular carcinoma and metastatic tumors, but it can also help patients with lung, kidney and bone cancers. Our interventional radiologists work in collaboration with referring physicians, surgeons and oncologists to develop the most effective treatment plan for each patient, tailoring our approach to fit their unique needs.
Vascular and Interventional Partners is a center of excellence for interventional oncology and liver cancer treatments. Our board-certified doctors are recognized as experts in the field and work closely with referring physicians to develop effective treatment plans for even the most complex cases. As an academic group, we’re actively involved in education and research and members of professional organizations. We are proctors for radioembolization procedures and travel around the country to teach other doctors how to perform this procedure. By bringing together a renowned team of interventional radiologists and other dedicated healthcare professionals, we’re able to combine our passion and expertise to provide patients in the greater Phoenix and far beyond with the most effective minimally invasive cancer treatments available.
Vascular and Interventional Partners is dedicated to providing each patient with the best care possible, combining minimally invasive treatment options with a highly personalized experience. Our reputation, expertise and commitment to excellence have made us one of Phoenix, Arizona’s top providers for interventional oncology and liver cancer treatment. To learn more or schedule a consultation, contact or call us today at (480) 435-9100.