Heated Chemotherapy for Cancers That Have Spread to the Chest Cavity

2014-07-23 21:08:07 | BioPortfolio


Cancers that have spread to the inner lining of the chest are classified as Stage IV and bear a poor prognosis. Surgery is rarely an option, with palliative chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy the only treatment options. This study intends to evaluate whether surgical removal of all visible tumor on the chest wall followed by bathing the chest cavity in heated chemotherapy solution will improve outcomes for these advanced cancers.

Study Design

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Control: Historical Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment


Pleural Metastases


Surgical debulking and Intrathoracic Hyperthermic Chemotherapy


St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
New York
New York
United States




St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:08:07-0400

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