We propose a novel “spherical occlusion device”, the first of its kind in the world. The spherical occlusion device provides a new treatment option for liver cancer. This device reduces the blood flow to cancer cells by deploying it at the upstream hepatic artery supplying blood to the liver via a micro-catheter. Furthermore, it is able to carry multiple chemotherapy or radioactive drugs target-delivered directly to the downstream liver to cure cancer.
Yi-Ping Wang, Chun-Yi Ko, Yen-Ting Wang, Tzu-Yuan Lin, Chien-Erh Lin National Taiwan University, Faculty Advisor - Dr. Hao-Ming Hsiao