Intra-arterial chemotherapy

Intra-arterial chemotherapy involves medications being delivered directly into an artery as close to a tumour as possible, to maximise the amount of chemotherapy delivered to the cancer cells and therefore possibly increase the effectiveness of our treatment. Traditional chemotherapy is administered through a catheter into a peripheral vein. This means the chemotherapy drug has to pass via the heart and lungs before being delivered to the cancer, and therefore the drug is diluted by the time it reaches the target.