TACE

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Transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) refers to a number of local delivery approaches which are almost exclusively used in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma or hepatic metastases. Typically there is an inert lipid-based carrier such as lipiodol and an expander such as gelatin foam, along with chemotherapy. Another formulation consists of drug-eluting beads.

Examples chemotherapies include (this list will be filled in over time):

  • Cisplatin, Doxorubicin, Epirubicin, and Mitomycin
  • Doxorubicin