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  • Posted: 04/15/2013
NCI Cancer Center News

Icy therapy spot treats cancer in the lung

Frozen balls of ice can safely kill cancerous tumors that have spread to the lungs, according to the first prospective multicenter trial of cryoablation. The results are being presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology's 38th Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans. Institutions that contributed to the study are: Institut de Cancerologie Gustave Roussy, Villejuif Cedex, France; Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.; University of California–Los Angeles; Karmanos Cancer Institute, Detroit, Mich.

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