Navigation Links
St. John Hospital 1st in Region to Offer Innovative Chemotherapy Delivery System
Date:11/4/2011

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 colorectal, gastric, ovarian, appendiceal, and mesothelioma. For these patients, chemotherapy through a vein can only give them an additional few months to live.

The treatment involves surgically removing cancerous tumors from the abdominal cavity, then bathing the cavity with hot chemotherapy. The surgeon continuously circulates a heated, sterile chemotherapy solution throughout the abdominal cavity for up to two hours, killing remaining cancer cells without damaging normal cells in the body. The solution is then removed and the incision is closed.

Delivering the heated chemotherapy throughout the abdominal cavity distributes the drug thoroughly and allows it to directly penetrate the areas of cancer and reach areas where cancer cells aren't easily visible. Because the chemotherapy is delivered directly to the tumor, many of the side effects associated with intravenous administration of these powerful drugs can be avoided.

"This procedure has been proven to extend the lives of patient's and improve their quality of life," says Richard Berri, M.D., director of surgical oncology at St. John Hospital and one of only surgeons in the world trained to perform the operation. For many patients with advanced cancers that have spread to the abdominal cavity this is their only viable treatment option. Unlike other cancer treatments that only treat the symptoms of abdominal cancers; HIPEC can actually stop the growth of abdominal cancers."

St. John Hospital and Medical Center's Surgical Oncology Program, led by Dr. Berri, provides the most comprehensive and current surgical evaluation and treatment to patients with malignancies that can be treated surgically, including pancreas, liver, colorectal and stomach cancer. SJH&MC also offers the only Peritoneal Malignancies Program in Michigan to offer HIPEC.


'/>"/>
SOURCE St. John Providence Health System
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. MedImmunes Motavizumab Reduced RSV Hospitalizations by 83 Percent Among High-Risk Native American, Full-Term Infants in Placebo-Controlled Phase 3 study
2. Gilbert Hospital Continues Cutting Edge Treatments
3. Siemens Preclinical Imaging System Helps The Methodist Hospital in Houston Further Its Research Mission
4. New Data Show Doripenem as Effective as Commonly Used Therapies in Treating Hospital-Acquired Pneumonias
5. AspenBio Pharma Reports Strong Results with Appendicitis Triage Blood Test from Large Multiple Hospital Study
6. INVEGA(TM) Significantly Reduced Symptoms of Schizophrenia Compared to SEROQUEL(R) in Acutely Ill, Hospitalized Patients
7. Cardinal Health Releases New Tool to Combat MRSA Infections in Hospitals
8. Hospital to Hold MRSA Briefing for Media and Community Leaders
9. Arizona Heart Hospital Reaches Settlement Regarding Clinical Research Matter
10. Providence Hospital Study Finds Communication System Leads to Faster Heart Attack Treatment
11. Allegheny General Hospital Performs First Liver Transplant
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/24/2017)... IBM (NYSE: IBM ) has been recognized as a ... for the fourth year in a row. 1 ... the Leaders quadrant have the highest scores for their Ability ... Leaders quadrant has the market share, credibility, and marketing and ... These vendors demonstrate a clear understanding of market needs; they ...
(Date:7/21/2017)... and RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. ... Corporation (NASDAQ: UTHR ) announced today that ... before the market opens on Thursday, July 27, 2017. ... host a teleconference on Thursday, July 27, 2017, at ... dialing 1-877-351-5881, with international callers dialing 1-970-315-0533.  A rebroadcast ...
(Date:7/20/2017)... , July 20, 2017  Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime) released ... , M.D., following today,s Institute for Clinical and Economic Review,s ... on the effectiveness and value of abuse-deterrent formulations (ADF) of ... policy roundtable at the meeting. ... material cost benefit to the use of abuse-deterrent formulations (ADF) ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:7/26/2017)... ... July 26, 2017 , ... “We are thrilled to be partnering with ... to schedule an appointment online in real time,” said Keith English, LocalMed CEO. “Allowing ... directory will bring more Six Month Smiles patients to their providers.” , Each month, ...
(Date:7/26/2017)... ... July 26, 2017 , ... Isodiol ... global cannabis innovator, specializing in the development of pharmaceutical and consumer products, announces ... 2017 to June 30, 2017. Iso International LLC recorded unaudited fiscal Q1 profits ...
(Date:7/26/2017)... ... 26, 2017 , ... BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy (BioPlus), ... of the HCV Treatment Path app (version 4.4.0) to keep health care providers ... All of the latest HCV medications are included in this app, including Vosevi™ ...
(Date:7/25/2017)... , ... July 25, 2017 , ... Summers in Palm ... the air conditioner — think homemade gourmet ice cream, sparkling pools, and mile-high fun. ... shop featuring fun mugs, journals, and other must-have knick knacks. Ice cream and sorbet ...
(Date:7/25/2017)... ... July 25, 2017 , ... SureVest Insurance ... services to communities across North Carolina, is launching a charity event in conjunction ... support for the ongoing fight against bladder cancer. , The Bladder Cancer Advocacy ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):