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Surgery Plus HIPEC Only ‘Potential for Cure’ of Peritoneal Mesothelioma

Surgery Plus HIPEC Only ‘Potential for Cure’ of Peritoneal Mesothelioma

Surgery Plus HIPEC Only ‘Potential for Cure’ of Peritoneal Mesothelioma

In the case of peritoneal mesothelioma, one of the best treatment options is the combination of heated chemotherapy and cytoreductive surgery. Heated chemotherapy is called hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC).  A study published in the February 2018 has shown the value of this therapy for treating asbestos-related cancer. In this study, the researchers in the United Kingdom analyzed the 9.5 years of data on the patients of peritoneal mesothelioma that were treated with HIPEC and CRS.

The results of this study show that the combination of the CRS and HIPEC is very beneficial for the patients of both malignant and low-grade mesothelioma and it still has the best potential for cure.

Using CRS and HIPEC Together For Mesothelioma Treatment

Peritoneal mesothelioma has less than 20 percent of all mesothelioma diagnosis cases worldwide. Peritoneal mesothelioma is a disease that affects the lining of the abdomen. The treatment for peritoneal mesothelioma is similar to the other asbestos-related cancers. For most patients the combination of the following treatments is very promising:

HIPEC (Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy)

In this treatment, a concentrated heated mesothelioma chemotherapy treatment is placed into the abdomen during the surgery. With this form of treatment, chemotherapy is directly delivered to the cancer cells in the infected area.

CRS (Cytoreductive Surgery)

This is a form of debulking surgery in which the doctor removes as much of the tumor as possible. In this surgery, the doctors try to remove all visible cancer with curative intent.

Categories of Peritoneal Mesothelioma

There are two types of peritoneal mesothelioma. One is called low-grade peritoneal mesothelioma and the other is called malignant peritoneal mesothelioma. The first category includes well-differentiated papillary mesothelioma and the cell-type multicystic mesothelioma.

In the second type of the mesothelioma, the tumors tend to be more aggressive and include biphasic, epithelioid and sarcomatoid subtypes.


Surgery Plus HIPEC is a Powerful Combination

The researchers have found the combination of the HIPEC and surgery very effective in low-grade mesothelioma. After the successful and complete cytoreduction of patients, a 100% overall survival rate is observed with low-grade peritoneal mesothelioma. Although it is not able to cure the more aggressive type of peritoneal mesothelioma it is effective in the low-grade form of peritoneal mesothelioma.

Treatments and Outcomes

In the study, there were patients that ranged in age from 21 to 73 from which 45 percent were female. About half of these patients had the low-grade disease and the other half had diffuse malignant peritoneal mesothelioma. The 26 percent of the patients had tumor debunk which means that nearly all of the tumor was removed, but not 100% of the visible tumor. The other sixty-eight percent of patients had complete tumor removal.

The remaining patients just had biopsies for the diagnosis of the tumor. Of which, 88 percent of patients with low-grade peritoneal mesothelioma that were treated with HIPEC were still alive by the end of the study. If we consider both aggressive and low-grade peritoneal mesothelioma the survival rate was about five years. Average survival rate was 97.8 months which is about 8 years, this timeframe which includes people living with the disease after it recurs.

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