Interventional Oncology (IO) is a subspecialty of interventional radiology (IR) that uses image guidance to perform minimally invasive procedures or interventions in an effort to diagnose, treat and cure patients with variety of cancers. Interventional oncology is the fastest growing area in IR and has been recognized as another pillar of oncologic care, together with radiation oncology, med oncology, and surgery oncology.
Interventional treatments are highly focused, direct and targeted which results in greater potency of doses to the tumor with improved sparing of normal non-cancerous tissue.
The procedures are minimally invasive with no surgical incisions, faster recovery times, less morbidity and shorter to no hospital stays.
In addition to cancer treatment, IO is vital in cancer diagnosis, management of cancer complications, management of complications of cancer treatment and palliative care.
IO therapies fall into two main categories:
Interventional Oncology will be a critical component of the multidisciplinary cancer team at the White Plains Hospital Center for Cancer Care – recognized throughout the region as a destination for top quality and life saving cancer care.