Hammersmith Hospital's Professor Edward Leen describes in a case study how Nanoknife can be used to treat highly complex forms of metastasised tumour. He reviews the case of Mrs MR who had been previously operated on but who had worsening and highly involved liver cancer. He says, "This was a very serious and complex case".
The full medical description of her condition was that she had “recurrent progressive liver metastases, a year after having had a previous right hepatectomy for rupture of the adrenocortical liver metastases and an attempt to repeat a resection of the new liver metastases failed”.
In the case study, Prof Leen explains the decision making process, why it was felt that Nanoknife was an appropriate option and the outcome of the operation.
He says that a subsequent CT scan performed six weeks later showed, "significant involution of the ablated zone with approximately 50% reduction in size". He goes onto say, "Perhaps more importantly, all blood vessels that had been supplying the tumour had been destroyed (this is known as devascularisation, which is a critical step in ensuring that the tumour cannot grow back again). Fifteen months later and at follow-up there had been no recurrence, or return of the tumour."
For further information - see New Cancer Treatment Nanoknife