Cancer Treatment Option

Intra-arterial hepatic chemotherapy

Targeting delivery of medicine for better outcomes

We minimize exposure of healthy tissues to chemotherapy while maximizing the potential of cancer-fighting drugs on liver cancer by delivering chemotherapy directly into the main artery that feeds blood to the liver. Called intra-arterial hepatic chemotherapy (IAC), this therapy allows for a much higher concentration of the drug (100 to 1,000 times more concentrated than conventional administration) to reach the tumor. 

IAC can improve chances of survival and causes fewer side effects for patients with primary liver cancer or cancer that has spread to the liver.

The chemotherapy is administered through a hepatic pump implanted within the abdominal wall of the patient. For some patients, we leave the pump implanted indefinitely and provide routine maintenance at our outpatient facility.

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Find out more about how we treat cancer. Call (888) 492-HOPE to talk with our oncology information specialists.