First in Man: Tumor Suctioned From Vein to Allow Minimally Invasive Kidney Surgery (video) Henry Ford Health System Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption Physicians at Henry Ford Hospital successfully suctioned a cancerous tumor from a major vein in a patient with metastatic kidney cancer, clearing the way for him to undergo a minimally-invasive kidney removal. This allowed him to participate in a clinical trial using genetic material from his tumor to produce a vaccine to help fight his metastatic disease. Credit Henry Ford Health System Usage Restrictions For use with news about the AngioVac procedure at Henry Ford. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.