By Kristy Bleizeffer Nov 4, 2019
Transarterial Chemoembolization of the liver, also known as TACE, is a localized therapy that cuts off the tumor’s blood supply while administering targeted chemotherapy. The majority of the normal liver receives its blood supply from the portal vein, the drainage system of the bowel. However, liver tumors are kept alive by the hepatic artery. “By using this knowledge of tumor activity, we are able to use the tumors’ blood supply against the tumor directly,” said Charles Bowkley III, M.D.