3 Further information

3.1 The Institute has issued guidance on radiofrequency ablation of hepatocellular carcinoma, radiofrequency ablation for the treatment of colorectal metastases in the liver and selective internal radiation therapy for colorectal metastases in the liver. The Institute has also published a cancer service guideline on improving outcomes in colorectal cancers.

Andrew Dillon
Chief Executive
July 2005

Sources of evidence

The evidence considered by the Interventional Procedures Advisory Committee is described in the following document.

'Interventional procedure overview of laparoscopic liver resection', January 2005.

Information for patients

NICE has produced information on this procedure for patients and carers. It explains the nature of the procedure and the guidance issued by NICE, and has been written with patient consent in mind.