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Top interventional radiology journal devotes March issue to cancer research

Latest Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology features 40 articles focused on interventional oncology

FAIRFAX, VA (March 1, 2019)The Society of Interventional Radiology’s Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR) has published a special issue of groundbreaking, original interventional oncology (IO) research. The issue, 100-pages longer than usual, is JVIR’s largest ever, and reflects the breadth of oncological research by interventional radiologists.

The March edition of JVIR features 40 studies, letters and invited commentaries covering the span of advanced, image-directed nonsurgical cancer care—from diagnosis, to predictors of outcome, to therapy, palliation and all supportive secondary treatments. Interventional oncology treatments discussed in this issue can be used to target breast, liver, lung, kidney, adrenal, bone and more exotic cancers.

Among the topics covered in this issue are:

  • Analyses affirming ablation and embolization as equivalent to surgery for liver cancers
  • Radioembolization for pancreatic cancer
  • Advanced guidance technologies for enhanced tumor targeting
  • Prostate cancer laser ablation in 120 patients
  • Artificial intelligence for predicting chemoembolization outcomes

“With this issue dedicated to interventional oncology research from around the world, JVIR once again demonstrates that it is the destination journal for interventional oncology researchers and readers,” said JVIR Editor-in-chief, Ziv J Haskal, M.D., FSIR, a professor with the department of radiology and medical imaging at the University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville.

Check out the biggest issue of the year.

Media interested in accessing articles in this issue, please email your request to Elise Castelli, SIR director of communications and public relations,

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Elise Castelli
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About the Society of Interventional Radiology

The Society of Interventional Radiology is a nonprofit, professional medical society representing more than 8,000 practicing interventional radiology physicians, trainees, students, scientists and clinical associates, dedicated to improving patient care through the limitless potential of image-guided therapies. SIR’s members work in a variety of settings and at different professional levels—from medical students and residents to university faculty and private practice physicians. 

About the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology

The Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology(JVIR), is the international, monthly, peer-reviewed flagship publication of the Society of Interventional Radiology. The most cited journal in all interventional radiology, with an impact factor is 2.758, JVIR is the journal of choice for interventional radiologists, radiologists, cardiologists, vascular surgeons, neurosurgeons, and other clinicians who seek to find and publish current and reliable information on every aspect of vascular and interventional radiology, from uterine fibroid and prostate embolization, to angioplasty, interventional oncology, endovascular treatment of peripheral arterial disease and more. Learn more at