This episode features discussion on Heated Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) treatment. 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.
HIPEC differs from other treatments because of the specific and targeted delivery method. The chemo does not circulate through the entire body during HIPEC. It only is directed at the cancerous cells in the abdomen area.