If IRE (nano knife)is done for colon cancer mets, can person get long term remission?

Palliation possible. IRE ( irreversibleelectroportation ) a minimally invasive procedure , soft tissue tumor cells are killed by electrical thermal energy , sparing close by vital structures like blood vessels Fair remission is possible by reducing tumor load on host , preventing pressure on vital organs etc.

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If SIRT is done for liver mets, can this significantly prolong survival in metastic colon cancer pt?

Yes. It is palliative not curative. The amount of life extension is based on each individual case. Read more...
In the right patient. Yes, in the appropriate clinical setting of 2nd, 3rd line and salvage therapy. Selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT/Y-90) is recommended for chemorefractory disease with liver-only or liver-predominant disease & in people who do not wish to have systemic chemotherapy. Since the median survival in failed 3rd line chemo patients is in the range of 4-6?mth, SIRT can extend survival to 10-12 mth. Read more...

10 liver mets and a node in metastic colon cancer. Xeloda (capecitabine) irinitecan failed. Can anything be done?

Yes. When colon Ca metastasizes to the liver it remains and progresses there with occasional node to porta. The first approach is to try chemoembolization after having an angiogram of the hepatic artery. This route can also be used for intrahepatic isotope administration. Systemically chemo plus avastin (bevacizumab) or Erbitux can be tried. New studies with Neo 102 are being offered in FDA trials . Read more...

Can TACE be done on the liver for liver mets if there are peritoneal mets for metastic colon cancer?

Yes. But probably not advised since peritoneal mets are more rapidly fatal than liver mets. Has your oncologist suggested intra-abdominal installation of chemotherapy This article may help http://jjco.oxfordjournals.org/content/31/12/571.full. Read more...