Interventional radiology has become established as an additional tool, along with surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy, in the treatment of oncologic disease.
The technical evolution of this area now permits us to carry out safer and necessary minimally invasive image guided therapies, such as percutaneous ablation of tumours or selective endovascular administration of pharmaceuticals and microspheres (loaded with the pharmaceutical or marked with radioactive element).
The liver is the organ where the practice of minimally invasive interventional oncology has had the greatest impact given its frequent involvement in primary and secondary neoplasms. In particular, colorectal metastatic cancer stands out as it present in a synchronous or metachronous form in around 60% of cases, which is often the determining factor in mortality from this disease.
In this context interventional procedures are part of a range of therapeutic options whose selection and integration depend on the phase of the disease and the response to previous treatments.
Advances in surgery and the new schemes of pharmaceutical treatments, as well as procedures like portal embolization and thermo ablation, have allowed a greater number of patients to access resection with curative intent (and even, in some selected cases, liver transplant), with a clear impact on survival rates. On the other hand, also in a palliative context, some of these procedures have demonstrated increased utility. As an example, recent studies point to the duplication of the average survival time after radioembolization in patients in progression of second or third line chemotherapy, compared to those only under therapeutic support.
It is therefore appropriate to carefully re-evaluate the indications, contraindications and results of these methods and of the most recent advances in radiotherapy in the context of liver metastasis with colorectal origin. It is with this in mind that the Champalimaud Foundation will hold, on November 18th 2016, a workshop dedicated to this theme and with the involvement of national and international specialists from the different areas related to the treatment of this form of oncologic disease – surgery, oncology, interventional radiology, hepatology, nuclear medicine and radiotherapy.
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GPS Coordinates: 38º 41' 36.89 N / 9º 13' 15.83 W
Coming from central Lisbon along Avenida 24 de Junho, you should follow the left lane in Alcantara, travelling on the metal overpass over the train line and then follow the railway line west parallel to the River Tagus, along Avenida Brasilia, passing the Discoveries Monument and the Belem Tower.
Coming from central Lisbon along Avenida de Ceuta, you should drive straight ahead in Alcantara to cross the metal overpass above the train line and then follow the railway line west parallel to the River Tagus, along Avenida Brasilia, passing the Discoveries Monument and the Belem Tower.
Coming from the Cascais line you should follow the Marginal until Alges, keeping to the right, cross above the railway line at the overpass and then follow Avenida Brasilia until the Belem Tower in order to reverse your direction back towards the Champalimaud Foundation.
Coming from the Margem Sul, you should cross the April 25th Bridge, exiting in Alcantara. Arriving in the Alcantara market place you should continue towards the river, crossing above the railway line on the overpass, and then travel west parallel to the River Tagus, along Avenida Brasilia, passing by the Discoveries Monument and the Belem Tower.
Coming from the CRIL, you should continue to the end (0km), exiting the roundabout in the direction of the Belem Tower. You will find the Champalimaud Foundation around 900m before the Belem Tower on the right-side.
By public transport: The Algés station is a point of confluence of several public transport and from which you can easily reach the Champalimaud Foundation. You can catch the train from Cascais line, a Carris bus (N.º 76, 723, 750 and 751) or Vimeca (N.º 001, 002, 006, 010, 012, 020, 114 and 162) that have stops at the Algés station. From this station you can take a taxi or make the journey on foot.
On foot: From the Algés station is also possible to make the journey to the Champalimaud Foundation, on foot, in about 10 minutes. After going through the existing underpass, its 900m until you reach the entrance of the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown.
Parking: The Champalimaud Foundation has an underground car park with 400 spaces. The entrance is easily seen from the main road. The car park gives direct access to the Clinical Centre and to the Research areas as well as to the Auditorium and Darwin’s.