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Last Chance: Complete SIO's Travel Considerations Survey! Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

SIO is looking to adjust, refine, and improve upon the planning process for 2021 – but we know that the future of travel is changing often. That's why your feedback is now essential.

In order to better understand your current situation and preferences when it comes to traveling, please complete our brief pulse survey before it closes on Thursday, 10 September.


Support the SIO Community and Renew your Membership Through 2021 Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Through the rapidly evolving healthcare landscape, SIO remains vigilant in supporting its members and serving as their voice within the field of IO.

SIO members comprise some of the greatest minds within IO, who together, represent a broader professional network tasked with revolutionizing the field through idea-sharing, collaboration, and research. And you can join our efforts, again.

Rejoin the SIO and help us achieve our mission of advancing the field of interventional oncology. We’d be honored to serve as your professional home once again. With unparalleled access to fellow IO luminaries from around the world, the latest education and science, vital research grants, and more — SIO connects you to the critical resources necessary to further your own professional knowledge, while propelling the future of cancer care.

Renewal season is fast approaching! Take advantage of our new 18-month membership opportunity to ensure your membership to SIO through 2021.



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NCCN Adult Cancer Pain Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

The Society of Interventional Oncology submitted updates to the NCCN adult cancer pain guidelines. Submitted by Jack Jennings, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Washington University, Anil N. Kurup, MD, Radiologist, Mayo Clinic and Majid Maybody, MD, Associate Professor of Radiology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. This letter requests the NCCN Adult Cancer Pain Guideline panel review eight specific changes and data for inclusion in the management of adult cancer pain. Download the complete letter here.


Download the one-pager and view additional peer perspectives on the OPuS One Clinical Study

Share Your Research at SIO2021 and Shape the Future of IO Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Share your science with hundreds of professionals in the global interventional oncology community: Submit an abstract to present at SIO2021, taking place 5–8 February 2021!

As the Society of Interventional Oncology monitors the effects of COVID-19 and tracks CDC recommendations, we have determined that we will be adding a virtual component to our live program.

As more information about event programming is finalized, we know one thing for certain: Presenting your abstract at the SIO2021 Annual Scientific Meeting helps you gain exposure for your work. Sharing your science with us contributes to the breadth of research at the forefront of the interventional oncology field.

Whether you join us in-person or virtually, you can make an impact on the future of IO and grow your career simply by submitting an abstract.

JOIN SIO For Our Newest Event: SIO Y90 Master Class Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

The SIO Y90 Master Class is a two-day virtual where thought leaders in interventional oncology will gather to learn about the latest research and techniques using Y90 radioembolization. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in tumor boards Q&A with faculty, and roundtable discussions with attendees while earning 11 CME credits. Members receive discounted rates, click the link below to learn more and register for the event, taking place 2-3 October 2020!



Understanding gaps in the hepatocellular carcinoma cascade of care Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. Existing studies have highlighted significant disparities in HCC outcomes, particularly among vulnerable populations, including ethnic minorities, safety-net populations, underinsured patients, and those with low socioeconomic status and high risk behaviors.  READ MORE

Pancreatic Cancer Clinical Study Now Enrolling Patients

DIRECT, a clinical study evaluating the effectiveness of IRE technology on stage III pancreatic cancer, is actively enrolling patients. DIRECT, initiated by AngioDynamics, is led by Co-Principal Investigators – Govindarajan Narayanan, MD, Chief of Interventional Oncology at Miami Cancer Institute and Robert C.G. Martin, MD, PhD, Surgical Oncology at the University of Louisville. Visit to learn more. READ MORE

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Computed tomography fluoroscopy-guided core needle biopsy of abdominal para-aortic lesions: A retrospective evaluation of the diagnostic yield and safety Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Interventional Radiology via J-Stage
To retrospectively evaluate the diagnostic yield and safety of computed tomography (CT) fluoroscopy-guided biopsy of abdominal para-aortic lesions. CT fluoroscopy-guided biopsy was performed for 30 lesions (median long diameter 2.4 cm; range, 1.3-12.4 cm) in 30 patients (11 women and 19 men; median age 64.5 years; age range 37-90 years) using 18- and/or 20-gauge needles.  READ MORE

Liquid phase human papillomavirus genotype analysis of aspirated metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma: Fine needle aspiration supernatant is a rich source of tumor DNA that can increase the diagnostic yield Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Diagnostic Cytopathology via Wiley Online Library
Most patients with human papillomavirus (HPV)‐related head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSC) present with lymph node metastasis. In these patients, fine needle aspiration (FNA) is not only a diagnostic tool, but a means for determining HPV status. HPV status, in turn, is used to determine tumor origin, prognosis, and even guide therapy. Thus, the limited sampling afforded by FNA must be optimized to meet heavy clinical demands.  READ MORE


Contrast-enhanced ultrasound in childhood oncology Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound in Pediatric Imaging via Springer Link
Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) is being increasingly recognized as an important method of imaging a variety of adult malignancies including in the liver, breast, prostate and kidneys. Although most applications have been pursued in adults, children are the ideal patient population for CEUS for numerous reasons including avoidance of exposure to ionizing radiation and sedation.  READ MORE

Fast and selective ablation of liver tumors by high-intensity focused ultrasound using a toroidal transducer guided by ultrasound imaging: The results of animal experiments Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology via Science Direct
This study demonstrated that high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) produced with an intra-operative toroidal-shaped transducer causes fast, selective liver tumor ablations in an animal model. The HIFU device is composed of 256 emitters working at 3 MHz. A 7.5 MHz ultrasound imaging probe centered on the HIFU transducer guided treatment.  READ MORE


Bringing AR Guidance to Imaging
Clear Guide Medical brings AR guidance to your interventional procedures, seamlessly fusing CT or MRI with ultrasound for optimized instrument navigation. This new standard of care achieves 2 mm accuracy in procedures such as biopsies and ablations--all while minimizing radiation exposure. Learn more

Cerner Ambulatory Practice Management
Specialty Practice Management is a complete front- and back-office solution that offers a rapid return on your investment and improved satisfaction among your staff. Practices with 10 or fewer providers turn to this comprehensive solution to manage self-pay accounts and eliminate the common mistakes that prevent or delay insurance reimbursement. Read more

Experience using drug-coated balloon venoplasty for acquired pulmonary vein stenosis after radiofrequency ablation Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Journal of Cardiology Cases via Science Direct
Pulmonary vein stenosis is a rare but severe complication of catheter ablation for arterial fibrillation (AF). Symptoms include dyspnea, hemoptysis, recurrent pneumonia, and pulmonary hypertension. We herein discuss a 27-year-old male patient who presented with hemoptysis and dyspnea three months after catheter ablation for AF.  READ MORE

Improving on the do-it-yourself ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration simulation phantom Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine via Wiley Online Library
The increasing use of ultrasound (US) for the diagnostic workup of thyroid lesions has subsequently been met with an increasing demand for effective US and US‐guided fine‐needle aspiration models. Although numerous do‐it‐yourself phantoms have been previously described, to our knowledge, this is the first to describe a more realistic US thyroid model using inexpensive consumer‐grade materials.  READ MORE


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