Radiofrequency Ablation for Cancer

Current Indications, Techniques, and Outcomes

  • Lee M. Ellis
  • Steven A. Curley
  • Kenneth K. Tanabe

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Principles of Radiofrequency Ablation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Muneeb Ahmed, S. Nahum Goldberg
      Pages 3-28
  3. Radiofrequency Ablation of Liver Malignancies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Kenneth K. Tanabe, Michael A. Choti
      Pages 31-46
    3. Eren Berber, Allan E. Siperstein
      Pages 77-88
    4. Steven A. Curley, Francesco Izzo
      Pages 89-106
    5. Alexander A. Parikh, Bruno Fornage, Steven A. Curley, Lee M. Ellis
      Pages 107-119
    6. Richard J. Bleicher, Anton J. Bilchik
      Pages 121-134
  4. Radiofrequency Ablation of Solid Tumors at Various Sites

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Merrick I. Ross, Bruno D. Fornage
      Pages 137-158
    3. Martin Torriani, Daniel I. Rosenthal
      Pages 159-172
    4. Raymond A. Costabile, Jack R. Walter
      Pages 185-192
    5. Luis J. Herrera, Hiran C. Fernando, James D. Luketich
      Pages 193-211
    6. Damian E. Dupuy, John M. Monchik
      Pages 213-223
  5. Imaging for Radiofrequency Ablation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. Bruno D. Fornage, Lee M. Ellis
      Pages 227-252
    3. Haesun Choi, Evelyne M. Loyer, Chusilp Charnsangavej
      Pages 253-267
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 297-307

About this book


Radiofrequency Ablation of Cancer: Current Indications, Techniques and Outcomes discusses the principles and techniques of safe usage of radiofrequency current for the treatment of malignancies. Throughout the text, indications and outcomes data are stressed.

Edited and authored by pioneers in the field, the book features extensive discussion of RFA for hepatic tumors, including treatment of liver metastases from colorectal cancer, combined modality therapy for liver metastases, treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma with RFA, laparoscopic RFA, percutaneous RFA, and hepatic metastases from neuroendocrine tumors. In addition, chapters consider the emerging role of RFA in the management of primary breast cancer, primary bone tumors as well as metastatic bone tumors, renal tumors, and lung tumors. The principles and instrumentation as well as the imaging aspects of RFA are presented with comprehensive chapters on ultrasound, MRI, PET and CT by leaders in the field.

Complemented by 90 illustrations, this text is the gold standard reference on the use of RFA in treating a wide variety of malignant processes. It will serve as a valuable reference for all physicians engaged in the care of cancer patients.


CT Tumor bone breast cancer cancer carcinoma chemotherapy computed tomography (CT) imaging liver magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) metastasis neuroendocrine tumor positron emission tomography (PET) ultrasound

Authors and affiliations

  • Lee M. Ellis
    • 1
  • Steven A. Curley
    • 1
  • Kenneth K. Tanabe
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Surgical OncologyThe University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Division of Surgical OncologyMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA
  3. 3.Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

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