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Irreversible Electroporation – Last hope for liver cancer patients?

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Cancer therapy does not always show the desired success. Liver cancer patients who could not be treated with conservative methods have a last hope: the irreversible electroporation. asks in the interview how effective the procedure was in a new study.

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Simone Ernst
Editorial team

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Topic of the Month: Medical imaging is onto septic fungi
Interview: Irreversible Electroporation
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Medical imaging is onto septic fungi

Topic of the Month

Image: Microarrays; Copyright: Leibniz-IPHT
Instant treatment is absolute vital for patients developing sepsis. Providing a specific therapy early on is key. To manage this the pathogenic organisms need to be identified accurately. But a fungal sepsis can still be a hard nut to crack. A new method was developed in the ImSpec project that is now capable to identify pathogenic fungi not only faster, but more reliably. Dr. Wolfgang Fritsche explains exactly how this method works.
Read more in our Topic of the Month:
Medical imaging is onto septic fungi
Infectious diseases – the laboratory races pathogens
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Irreversible Electroporation – Last Hope for Liver Cancer Patients


Image: Two women talking, one with a head scarf; Copyright: atharina Biaasiewicz
Liver cancer is the fifth most common malignant tumor in the world. The tumor can be removed through surgery or by utilizing thermal ablation techniques. If a treatment with conservative methods is no longer possible, there is an alternative: irreversible electroporation (IRE). The effectiveness of this method was now confirmed by a clinical study.
Read more in the interview:
Irreversible Electroporation – Last Hope for Liver Cancer Patients
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