Interventional oncology is the treatment of cancer patients with minimally invasive techniques.  Most commonly patients with primary liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma) or secondary liver cancer (metastatic spread from colon cancer, neuroendocrine tumor, and others) are treated with these techniques. 

What types of cancers can be treated?

Primary liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma)

Metastatic cancers with spread to liver including:

What types of treatments are available?

Interventional oncology treatments include:

  • Ablation
  • Chemoembolization
  • Radioembolization
  • Portal vein embolization

How long are the procedures?

The length of the procedure varies on procedure type and patient anatomy. 

How long is the hospital stay?

For most procedures, patients are discharged home the same day or the following morning.

Are the treatments compatible with chemotherapy?

In most cases, concurrent treatment with chemotherapy is recommended.  The treating interventional radiologist will work in conjunction with the oncologist to individualize treatment.

Make an Appointment

For more information or to schedule an appointment with an interventional radiology specialist, call our scheduling line. 

Phone: 202-444-5478

Appointment hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m