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Heated Chemotherapy – Hope for Pediatric Patients with Rare Cancer – CNL
Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC), or “heated chemoptherapy,” is a surgical procedure being performed for the first time on pediatric patients diagnosed with desmoplastic small round cell tumor (DSRCT) at the MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital. Andrea Hayes-Jordan, M.D., assistant professor at the MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital, the only surgeon in country to be performing this surgery on children with this rare cancer, describes the procedure.
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Title: Heated Chemotherapy – Hope for Pediatric Patients with Rare Cancer – CNL
Summary: Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC), or “heated chemoptherapy,” is a surgical procedure being performed for the first time on pediatric patients diagnosed with desmoplastic small round cell tumor (DSRCT) at the MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital. Andrea Hayes-Jordan, M.D., assistant professor at the MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital, the only surgeon in country to be performing this surgery on children with this rare cancer, describes the procedure.
Keywords: Cancer Newsline, CNL, M. D. Anderson, MD Anderson, Cancer, Cancer Newsline, hipec, Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy, heated chemoptherapy, desmoplastic small round cell tumor, dsrct, pediatric, child, children
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