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January 14, 2021



Enter to Win "Race to Register" for SIO2021!

There is only prize remaining for the SIO2021 Race to Registration! This all-new registration competition for #SIO2021 is filled with exclusive prizes and discounts. Tomorrow's prize includes: One year of complimentary SIO membership, one complimentary registration to SIO2022, AND one complimentary hotel night at SIO2022! To enter, simply register tomorrow by 11:59 P.M. for SIO2021, taking place virtually 3–6 February.

SIO2021 offers a mix of live and on-demand programming for IO professionals at all stages of their careers, from the advanced education you've come to expect to an increased amount of practical mid-career opportunities.

Plus… Your registration grants you access to all session recordings for two (2) months following this year's virtual meeting—giving you more time to revisit your favorite content offerings, review sessions you may have missed, and earn valuable CME credits.


Last Chance to Submit a Proposal for the AI Hackathon
Submit your proposal by Sunday, 17 January for a chance to present during the 2nd Annual AI Hackathon, happening virtually on 5 February as part of SIO2021. The top three pitches will receive seed grants for their AI research projects.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
  • Liver, Prostate and Lung Cancer Interventions
  • Image Analysis
  • Image Guidance Problems
  • Automated Delineation of Organs on Multi-parametric Imaging
  • Prediction of Therapy Outcomes and Response Assessment
  • Automated Diagnosis of Target Tumors
  • Cost Efficacy Applications
  • Streamlining of Clinical Workflow
  • QA and QI
Click below to learn more and submit your pitch!


Promoted by Varian Medical Systems

Renew Your Membership to SIO for 2021
Shape the future of IO
An SIO Membership provides numerous personal and professional benefits, resources for growth and support, access to the latest science, and more! Secure your spot as an SIO member in the new year and:
  • Connect with more than 600 IO professionals from around the world in order to expand your network and further your career.
  • Receive a discount on the cost of attendance at the Annual Scientific Meeting — bundle SIO2021 registration and membership and save!
  • Opportunities to apply for research grants
  • Receive the latest society and industry updates through IO Insights
  • Earn continuing education credit through online courses, webinars, podcasts, and annual meeting sessions on-demand.
  • SIO is committed to advancing interventional oncology research, such as the NCCN guideline updates, and you’re the first to hear of new developments as a member.

OPuS One Clinical Study News
Outcomes in the first 100 patients treated with the OsteoCool™ Radiofrequency Ablation System from the OPuS One trial were recently published in the November edition of the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR). Learn more about the largest prospective study in radiofrequency ablation for bone metastases.




Liver stiffness before hepatitis C treatment predicts liver cancer risk
A liver stiffness measurement taken before beginning direct-acting antiviral (DAA) therapy for hepatitis C may help predict hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) risk in people who have attained a sustained virological response (SVR).



BU researchers indicate need to address adverse event risks in interventional radiology
BU researchers indicate need to address adverse event risks in interventional radiology. Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine have published a review that calls for more education and resources on risks that lead to adverse events within interventional radiology.



  Pancreatic Cancer Clinical Study Now Enrolling Patients
Promoted by AngioDynamics
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.


Interventional radiology community calls on WHO to enhance access to IR services across the globe
Health Imaging
A handful of international interventional radiology groups are calling on the World Health Organization to take steps to ensure patients around the globe have better access to their services. In an open letter, authors wrote that the COVID-19 pandemic has, in part, highlighted the "chasm" of racial inequality, healthcare inequity and social injustice that has plagued society for centuries. And those groups want the WHO to use its global reach to help address these longstanding issues.



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.

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Percutaneous extraction of intravascular leiomyomatosis
Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Intravenous leiomyomatosis (IVL) is a rare smooth muscle neoplasm characterized by uterine leiomyoma tissue growing into venous structures. This is a case report of the percutaneous extraction of an IVL tumor from the inferior vena cava (IVC) and right common iliac vein using a ClotTriever thrombectomy device. Institutional Review Board approval was not required.



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