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"Microbeads" May Boost Survival in Advanced Colon Cancer Patients, Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology Reveals


1/23/2013 7:30:54 AM

For advanced colon cancer patients who have developed liver tumors, so-called "radioactive beads" implanted near these tumors may extend survival nearly a year longer than among patients on chemotherapy alone, a small new study finds. The same study, however, found that a drug commonly taken in the months before the procedure does not increase this survival benefit.

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