CIRSE 2019: Teaching materials to follow curriculum in IO education

CIRSE 2019 Gold Medal awardee, Thierry de Baère (Villejuif, France), tells BLearning IR at the society’s annual meeting (7-11 September, Barcelona, Spain) that this award is a reflection of CIRSE’s interest and engagement with interventional oncology (IO).

On the IO education front, the natural next step after the creation of the curriculum, which acts as a foundation for interventional radiologists, will be to have teaching materials as well, he states.

He also addresses the current thinking on drug delivery to tumour, which “does not always need [to be achieved alongside] embolization”, he says, emphasising that interventional radiologists are well placed to deliver drugs directly to the tumour with the view to eliciting an immuno-oncologic response. Such intratumoural delivery enables high local dosage to destroy the tumour, without the toxicity of systemic delivery.

de Baère, Thierry

Thierry de Baère is Head of Department of Interventional Radiology at the Institut Gustave Roussy in Villejuif, France. He has been working in the field of interventional oncology since 1991.

His clinical work is dedicated to minimally invasive therapy for treatment of liver, lung and kidney tumors. He has been working for over 15 years in the field of percutaneous ablation of liver tumors.

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