Current as of December 10, 2023
Peritoneal carcinomatosis is considered a terminal stage of tumor progression. Cytoreductive surgery plus aggressive combination intraperitoneal chemotherapy may significantly alter the natural history of this disease. This study will define the maximum tolerated dose of paclitaxel and 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) given as an early post-operative intraperitoneal (IP) dwell therapy after cytoreductive surgery and continuous hyperthermic peritoneal perfusion with cisplatin (CHPP).
- The patients must have an ECOG performance status of 0 or 1 and have no concomitant medical problems that would place them at increased risk for a major surgical procedure (EG, cardiac or pulmonary disabilities).
- Patients at increased risk for coronary artery disease or cardiac dysfunction (e.g., age greater than 65, history of hypertension, first degree relative with atherosclerotic coronary artery disease) will undergo cardiac evaluation and performed which will include an attempt to remove all disease greater than 0.5 cm in diameter.
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Immunology at National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Bethesda, Maryland, United States
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