Navigation Links
UH Case Medical Center offers new therapy for gynecologic cancer patients
Date:1/20/2012

There are several advantages to HIPEC compared to traditional chemotherapy, including improved survival rates for gynecologic cancer patients. Previous studies on the use of chemotherapy given directly into the abdomen, known as intraperitoneal (IP) chemotherapy, have shown an extension of women's lives with advanced ovarian cancer on average of 1.5 years longer than women receiving intravenous (IV) treatment.

HIPEC allows a much higher dose of chemotherapy to permeate the diseased tissue. Because conventional chemotherapy is usually administered intravenously, it circulates throughout the body and is diluted by the time it reaches the abdomen.

"Despite the obvious benefits, only a minority of women currently receive IP therapy due to practical difficulties involved in administering chemo directly in the abdomen following surgery," says Dr. DeBernardo. "HIPEC is now viewed as the next logical step in treating gynecologic cancers such as recurrent and new ovarian and certain endometrial cancers."

Additionally, there has been strong research demonstrating that heating the solution (hyperthermia) also enhances the power of the chemotherapy, improving absorption by tumors and susceptibility of cancer cells. Furthermore, because chemotherapy is kept within the abdomen, HIPEC minimizes the rest of the body's exposure to the treatment, which helps reduce some side effects such as hair loss.

In addition to gynecologic cancer patients, the multidisciplinary HIPEC team, comprised of surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, intensivists, chemotherapy nurses and perfusionists at UH Case Medical Center, is offering the procedure to patients with gastrointestinal cancers and mesothelioma.

"We believe this procedure can improve the odds for our patients and are eager to launch this series of clinical trials to further validate HIPEC's use in our patients," says Dr. DeBernardo. "In our battle against cancer, we keep developing no
'/>"/>

Contact: Alicia Reale
alicia.reale@uhhospitals.org
216-844-5158
University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. TheReliefPlace.com Launches Online Store “The Relief Shop” - What Does this Medical Supply Store Carry and How Can They Help You?
2. Medical Transcription Services and EHR Provider MxSecure Launches New Enhanced Website with Goal of Improved Physician Productivity
3. Medical Training School, Pima Medical Institute Offering First Bachelor's Degree Program
4. FDA Seeks Reduction in Radiation From Medical Scans
5. UH Case Medical Center researchers publish promising findings for advanced cervical cancer
6. University of Virginia Health System Medical Laboratories Selects Sunquest's Specimen Collection Solution
7. Medical Imaging Northwest Completes Phase I of Its Healthcare IT Integration to Maintain Patient Care Improvements
8. Centene Corporation Hosts Medical Management Systems Update in New York City
9. CelebrityDiagnosis.com Nominated as Best New Medical Blog of 2009
10. Medical Malpractice Survivors Urge President Obama to Keep Tort Reform out of Health Insurance Bill
11. Tufts Medical Center and Boston Medical Center Nurses Hold a Joint Informational Picket to Protest Unsafe Staffing and Practice Conditions
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/17/2014)... North Central Surgical Center is proud to announce ... top-notch services. The hospital was the recipient for several ... , Hospital-wide, North Central was the recipient of the ... award for two years in a row (2013-2014). They ... nation for Patient Safety in 2014 and ranked among ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... blood test that measures DNA from a prostate cancer ... the state of a man,s disease, a new study ... could reveal when treatment for advanced prostate cancer ... researchers suggested. "Our study showed that a steroid ... often initially very effective started to activate harmful mutations ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... New York, New York (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 ... ) filings involving the Conserve line of metal-on-metal ... litigation now underway in U.S. District Court, Northern ... to an updated Case List issued by the ... 15, 2014, at least 397 product liability claims ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... Why are Asian Americans at higher risk of ... to develop the disease at lower body weights? One ... from traditional high-fiber, low-fat Asian diets to current westernized ... Asian heritage, says George King, M.D., Senior Vice President ... the senior author of the study. , A Joslin ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... London, UK (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 ... of the total medical technology market, focusing on molecular ... cancer, chronic diseases, and genetic testing. The IVD market ... billion by the end of 2017. The major drivers ... testing; need for speed, which is evidenced by the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:North Central Surgical Center Receives Several Accolades 2Health News:DNA Blood Test Might Identify Status of Prostate Cancer 2Health News:Wright Hip Lawsuit News: Nearly 400 Filings Reported in Federal Wright Conserve Hip Replacement Litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Wright Hip Lawsuit News: Nearly 400 Filings Reported in Federal Wright Conserve Hip Replacement Litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:In Joslin trial, Asian Americans lower insulin resistance on traditional diet 2Health News:In Joslin trial, Asian Americans lower insulin resistance on traditional diet 3Health News:World In Vitro Diagnostics Market Analysed by VPG in In-demand Research Report Available at MarketPublishers.com 2Health News:World In Vitro Diagnostics Market Analysed by VPG in In-demand Research Report Available at MarketPublishers.com 3
... explain the increased cases , FRIDAY, Nov. 6 (HealthDay News) ... people at higher risk of getting a type of thyroid ... related to cancer, but researchers suspect that the toxic compounds ... also unsure of why thyroid cancer rates are rising around ...
... a sneeze, people worry more about flu, heart attacks, accidents and ... may sound hard to believe, but just one sneeze is enough ... of dying from a heart attack at an early age, dying ... new research shows. , Of greater concern, however, was that people ...
... Nov. 6 HeartWare International, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... provider of less invasive, miniaturized circulatory support technologies revolutionizing ... it is scheduled to make presentations at two upcoming ... be made at the Third Annual Canaccord Adams Cardiovascular ...
... ... Award. , ... LA (PRWEB) November 6, 2009 -- Gilsbar, a national leader in health benefit ... was recently honored with Platinum-Level recognition for the American Heart Association Start! Fit-Friendly Companies ...
... ... and the recently released World Alzheimer Report declares that more than 35 million people ... innovator with 16 independent living and assisted living, and Alzheimer,s/memory care communities in Wisconsin ... of Alzheimer,s disease. , ...
... Tobacco-Free Kids, American Cancer Society, American Cancer Society Cancer ... American Legacy Foundation , WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 ... judge in Kentucky today rejected a motion by tobacco ... giving the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Thyroid Cancer Higher in Volcanic Areas 2Health News:Health Fears Are Nothing to Sneeze At 2Health News:Health Fears Are Nothing to Sneeze At 3Health News:HeartWare to Present at Upcoming Investment Conferences in November 2Health News:Gilsbar is Sole Louisiana Company to Win National Award from the American Heart Association 2Health News:Top 10 Ways to Prevent or Delay Alzheimer's 2Health News:Federal Judge Rejects Tobacco Companies' Effort to Block Key Provisions of New Tobacco Regulation Law 2
(Date:9/17/2014)... IRVING, Texas , Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... Physician Direct Accountable Care Organization (Physician Direct ACO) ... help their physicians in providing better care while ... Physician Direct Accountable Care ... Physician Network Services (OPNS). The OPNS mission is ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... , Sept. 17, 2014   MedeAnalytics ... solution that brings complete visibility to a provider,s ... an ever-evolving reimbursement landscape. Powered by the industry,s ... to the critical point between patient access and ... The solution will improve revenue capture, minimize audit ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... Fla. , Sept. 17, 2014   myMatrixx, a pharmacy ... today that Business Insurance magazine has awarded ... distinction for the third year in a row. ... effort of Business Insurance  and the Best Companies ... is open to all publicly or privately-held insurance industry ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Physician Direct Accountable Care Organization Selects Lightbeam Health to Enable Better Care at a Lower Cost 2Physician Direct Accountable Care Organization Selects Lightbeam Health to Enable Better Care at a Lower Cost 3MedeAnalytics Unveils New Revenue Integrity Solution to Support the Transition to Value-Based Healthcare 2MedeAnalytics Unveils New Revenue Integrity Solution to Support the Transition to Value-Based Healthcare 3myMatrixx Honored with "Best Places to Work in Insurance" Award 2
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
Medicine Products: