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March 6, 2005

'Hot' treatment option for cancer

Topics: Medicine

Some experts are saying that inserting heated chemotherapy drugs into the abdomen is a good way to treat cancer that has spread. They believe that combining this approach with surgery can improve survival and quality of life patients with cancer that have historically had a poor outlook, this following four successful trials of intraperitoneal hyperthermic chemotherapy (IPHC). The trials included tumours that had spread from bowel, ovaries and the appendix.

Additional information from research abstracts may be found here, here, and here.

Posted by Hyscience at March 6, 2005 8:40 AM

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