Radiology Team Hones New Cancer Treatment Focusing on Tumor Ablation

Louis Hinshaw, MD and Paul Laeseke, MD, PhD, of the Abdominal Imaging and Interventional Radiology sections of the Department of Radiology, were featured by the UW Carbone Cancer Center for their instrumental work on microwave tumor ablation. In an article titled, “Heating Up the Fight Against Cancer” in their monthly newsletter, the center discusses the potential shown by tumor ablation and the work of Hinshaw and Laeseke.

A focused therapy called tumor ablation offers a high success rate for eradicating some solid tumors with a low chance of local recurrence – and it does so by killing cancer cells, typically with heat or cold, rather than removing them with surgery or targeting them with harmful chemicals or radiation. Since its inception in the 1990s, researchers at the UW Carbone Cancer Center, including UW radiologists Hinshaw and Laeseke, have been instrumental in the research, development and clinical application of ablation technology, specifically microwave ablation.

To read the full story, see