Radiofrequency Ablation Development

“Endoscopically applied radiofrequency ablation appears to be safe in the treatment of malignant biliary obstruction”

Surgeons and engineers at Imperial College London have devised a new device which can deliver radiofrequency ablation (RFA) to cancers within the bile ducts of patients with advanced pancreatic cancer and cholangiocarcinoma.

This isn’t a cure, but does keep the bile ducts open longer and may improve longevity and symptoms. A multi-centre international trial of this device is in the planning.

To read the full paper on this development, click here