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Latest Intraperitoneal hyperthermic chemoperfusion Stories

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...

2014-01-23 23:30:01

MRHFM encourages laparoscopic surgery for mesothelioma cancer treatment as a recent study suggests that fewer surgical complications are related to laparoscopic surgery for treating patients with peritoneal cancers. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive surgery (MIS) that allows doctors to diagnose conditions and perform a number of surgical procedures without the need for a large surgical incision. The result is less pain and scarring, less...

2013-11-19 23:33:46

A small French study finds that certain patients with peritoneal cancers like mesothelioma may have better outcomes with laparoscopic surgery than with a traditional open approach. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 New research published in the European Journal of Surgical Oncology and detailed by Surviving Mesothelioma suggests that patients with low-level cancers on the peritoneum (abdominal lining) spend less time in the hospital and have fewer complications when they have...

2013-11-15 23:20:09

HIPEC Therapy Shows Promise in Improving Survival Rates LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 Mesothelioma survival rates may be substantially improved through increased use of a certain form of chemotherapy, researchers at the Moffit Cancer Center and Research Institute at the University of South Florida recently announced. Patients undergoing this repeated treatment, according to the researchers, not only live longer but also have a better quality of life. The announcement was the...

2013-11-06 12:28:51

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) has announced the appointment of Jesus Esquivel, MD, as the National Director of HIPEC (hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy). Based out of CTCA at Eastern Regional Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Dr. Esquivel will oversee the organization's national HIPEC research. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090612/CTCALOGO) "We are very excited to have Dr....

2013-11-05 23:34:22

Peritoneal mesothelioma patients who have a second heated chemotherapy treatment after surgery may more than double their odds of survival. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) November 05, 2013 Surviving Mesothelioma reports that researchers at Tampa’s Moffitt Cancer Center have demonstrated a significant survival advantage among mesothelioma patients who undergo a repeat heated chemotherapy treatment for peritoneal mesothelioma. The new study published in the Annals of Surgical Oncology included 29...

2013-10-04 23:23:03

Could the supplement quercetin eventually be used to improve the effectiveness of peritoneal mesothelioma treatment? A new study in mice suggests that it might. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) October 04, 2013 A new animal study conducted in Croatia and detailed on Surviving Mesothelioma appears to show that the flavonoid quercetin, found in fruits, vegetables and grains, may make the heated chemotherapy treatment known as HIPEC more effective while protecting healthy cells against toxicity. HIPEC...

2013-09-30 12:27:25

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A recent Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) study entitled "The relationship between baseline nutritional status with subsequent parenteral nutrition and clinical outcomes in cancer patients undergoing hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy" identified the importance of proper nutrition in cancer patients undergoing hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy. The study's findings were published in the August 2013...

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...

2013-04-15 16:25:37

NAPERVILLE, Ill., April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- George Salti, MD, FACS, renowned surgical oncologist and Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Illinois at Chicago, has joined the Edward Cancer Center.  Dr. Salti will serve as the Co-Medical Director of the Edward Cancer Center and Medical Director of the Edward Hospital Surgical Oncology Program.  Dr. Salti uses advanced surgical techniques to treat melanoma, sarcoma, breast cancer, gastrointestinal and...