Just wanted to make the forum aware that details from a clinical trial were released in Chicago last Tuesday which demonstrated that the chemotherapy element to the hipec procedure did not improve recurrence rates and therefore may not be necessary as part of the procedure. Not sure how this will be interpreted here but anyone booked in for hipec might want to ask the question.
Also if th chemotherapy part is removed from the procedure will it make it less gruelling and the recovery more manageable and therefore an option for more patients? I suspect not because the peripedectomy itself is quite brutal but who knows.
Anyway just thought I’d share.