We have a bit in common, I too am the middle daughter, but 2nd to last out of 6 siblings. Mom's tumor is also inoperable only because of it's location and she is not a candidate for transplant because of her age, not even a partial transplant, because, again, the location, bifurcation of the liver bile duct. Her blood tests, consult, and evaluation for radiation therapy, hopefully IMRT from what I'm reading, is next Monday the 17th, at Mayo in Rochester, Minnesota. I'll have to read up on this SIRT. Mom overall is doing well and looks well, can't ask for anymore than that, I guess for any of us in that matter. Take care and I look forward to keeping in touch and comparing "notes".