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2014-02-24 12:24:09

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jesus Esquivel, MD, FACS, National Director of HIPEC Research and Medical Director, International Oncology Initiatives for Cancer Treatment Centers of America, has been selected to make two oral presentations at the 67th Society for Surgical Oncology Annual Cancer Symposium, taking place March 12-15, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. The symposium is a leading international scientific meeting that offers attendees the opportunity to...

2013-08-19 23:25:11

A new study appears to confirm the value of the surgical mesothelioma treatment approach known as CRS/HIPEC. As Surviving Mesothelioma reports, most mesothelioma patients who had the treatment lived at least five years. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) August 19, 2013 A team of researchers in the surgery department at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York say a cancer treatment that combines surgery and chemotherapy results in “acceptable” rates of complications and death and...

2012-11-01 11:27:50

BERLIN, November 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 8th World Congress on Peritoneal Surface Malignancies At the 8th World Congress on Peritoneal Surface Malignancies held from October 30 to November 2 in Berlin, Germany, a paradigm shift was emphasized that offers hope to numerous cancer patients worldwide. So far patients with peritoneal metastases of solid tumors in the abdominal region were considered not to be candidates for curative treatment. These patients had an extremely...

2012-03-08 01:06:00

Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have demonstrated that cancer of the appendix is different than colon cancer, a distinction that could lead to more effective treatments for both diseases. The study by Edward A. Levine, M.D., professor of surgery and chief of the surgical oncology service at Wake Forest Baptist, is the result of gene analysis of cases covering a 10-year period. It appears in the early online edition of the April issue of the Journal of the American College...

2012-01-20 10:31:00

CLEVELAND, Jan. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Patients with gynecologic cancer have new hope in a novel technology now offered at the Seidman Cancer Center at University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center. A team of cancer specialists, led by Robert DeBernardo, MD, is among the first in the nation to launch a dedicated program using Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) to treat ovarian, endometrial and select other cancers. Performed immediately following surgery,...

2011-11-04 12:00:00

DETROIT, Nov. 4, 2011, /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A unique treatment involving the use of hot chemotherapy is being offered at St. John Hospital and Medical Center. SJH&MC is the first hospital in Southeast Michigan and one of only approximately 20 centers nationwide to offer the treatment. Know as Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy, or HIPEC, the procedure has applications for a number of advanced cancers that have spread to the lining of the abdominal cavity, including...

2010-05-13 14:58:19

Poor diet, too much alcohol, smoking and increasing obesity could be leading to an epidemic of esophageal and upper stomach cancer, according to a leading UK team of specialists at The University of Nottingham and Nottingham University Hospitals. The Nottingham Gastro-Esophageal Cancer Research Group has been carrying out intensive research over the past five years to try to improve the treatment of this cancer. A major part of the research is published today in the British Journal of Cancer....

2006-12-06 03:00:14

By Esquivel, Jesus; Merriman, Barry; Davis, Sallie; Manning, Darrell; Et al JESUS ESQUIVEL, M.D., F.A.C.S., BARRY MERRIMAN, SALLIE DAVIS, M.D., DARRELL MANNING, M.D. From the Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States, Washington, District of Columbia Peritoneal surface malignancies of appendiceal origin arise from a perforated neoplasm with gradual expansion of the tumor within the abdomen. We report our experience with 29...