Transarterial radioembolization / selective internal radiation therapy (TARE/SIRT)
What is transarterial radioembolization (TARE) and selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT)?
Transarterial radioembolization (TARE), or selective internal radiotherapy (SIRT) is a type of internal radiation treatment that can treat liver cancer or liver metastases as a result of other cancers like colon cancer. Radioembolization will only be an option for people who can no longer be treated with surgery, ablation (RFA/MWA) and/or synthetic chemotherapy. It is primarily used to offer symptom relief for liver tumors instead of curing the underlying cause. Radioembolization can extend the lifespan and improve the quality of life. Some patients may be able to undergo a liver transplant as a result of the procedure.