Episode #9: Heated Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC)

Episode #9 focuses on Heated Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) treatment. For those that may be unfamiliar with the topic, HIPEC is a highly concentrated and heated type of chemo directed at the abdomen during surgery. HIPEC differs from more traditional and systemic treatments due to the delivery of drugs into a patient's body. The chemo does not circulate through the entire body during HIPEC. It only delivers directly to the cancerous cells. 

The experts joining the podcast to discuss this type of care are Dr. Nelya Melnitchouk and Dr. Tom Abrams from the GI team at the Dana Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center in Boston.