Thanks to continuous research and investment in technology, the ablation of tumors has become common. Through the application of different types of energy is possible to induce cellular injury of the neoplastic tissue, leading to cellular death. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and irreversible electroporation (IRE) represent the most applied ablative techniques on pancreatic cancer. RFA and IRE, causing necrosis and apoptosis of neoplastic cells, are able to destroy neoplastic tissue, to drastically modify the neoplastic microenvironment and, possibly, to stimulate both directly and indirectly the anti-tumor immune system. This article provides part of our experience with the application of RFA and IRE on pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PDAC).
|Titolo:||Role of local ablative techniques (Radiofrequency ablation and Irreversible Electroporation) in the treatment of pancreatic cancer|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.01 Articolo in Rivista|