Intra-Arterial Infusion in Tumors of the Pelvis

  • R. A. Oberfield
Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 86)


Tumors of the pelvis which are accessible to regional arterial infusion therapy are primarily of the bladder, the prostate, the cervix, the ovaries, soft tissues, and bone, and, in the case of recurrent malignancy, of the colorectal area. Among the estimated cancer statistics for 1982 in the United States (Silverberg 1982) are the following:
  1. 1.

    There were 37,000 new cases of bladder cancer, including 10,600 deaths; many of these patients had pain and hematuria. The 5-year survival rate for stages B2 and C of bladder cancer is 20%–43%; for stage D, about 10%.

  2. 2.

    There were 73,000 new cases of prostate cancer, including 23,300 deaths. This disease has about a 40% mortality, especially in patients with extracapsular extension; 5-year survival rate is 10%–25%.

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    There were 16,000 new cases of cervical cancer, including 7,100 deaths.

  4. 4.

    There were 18,000 new cases of ovarian cancer, including 11,400 deaths.



Bladder Cancer Iliac Artery Internal Iliac Artery Common Iliac Artery Epidermoid Carcinoma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. A. Oberfield
    • 1
  1. 1.Section of OncologyLahey Clinic Medical CenterBurlingtonUSA

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