Cancer concepts and principles: Primer for the interventional oncologist - Part i

Ryan Hickey, Michael Vouche, Daniel Y. Sze, Elias Hohlastos, Jeremy Collins, Todd Schirmang, Khairuddin Memon, Robert K. Ryu, Kent Sato, Richard Chen, Ramona Gupta, Scott Resnick, James Carr, Howard B. Chrisman, Albert A. Nemcek, Robert L. Vogelzang, Robert J. Lewandowski, Riad Salem*

*Corresponding author for this work

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A sophisticated understanding of the rapidly changing field of oncology, including a broad knowledge of oncologic disease and the therapies available to treat them, is fundamental to the interventional radiologist providing oncologic therapies, and is necessary to affirm interventional oncology as one of the four pillars of cancer care alongside medical, surgical, and radiation oncology. The first part of this review intends to provide a concise overview of the fundamentals of oncologic clinical trials, including trial design, methods to assess therapeutic response, common statistical analyses, and the levels of evidence provided by clinical trials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1167-1188
Number of pages22
JournalUnknown Journal
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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