Thanks to everyone who joined us last month!

The theme for the September SUSS Journal Club is Peritonectomy and HIPEC (Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy).

Peritonectomy is a cytoreductive surgery to remove cancer from the peritoneal cavity. In the combined HIPEC procedure, the cavity is additionally treated with heated chemotherapy. While previously only offered at St. George Hospital, a new peritonectomy service has been established at RPA this year in April. This procedure is rare and complex but offers the only possibility of cure for many patients. Research continues to establish the best treatment protocols and patient selection criteria. This month we are very fortunate as one of our speakers is both a student in the SMP and a scrub nurse at RPA who has participated in this surgery. She will present a broad review of the procedure. This will be followed by a study comparing outcomes of two chemotherapy drugs used in HIPEC.

All are welcome. We hope to see you there!

Date: Thursday, September 21st 2017
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Venue: RPAH Institute of Academic Surgery
Topic: Peritonectomy and HIPEC (Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy).

Presenters:

Natalie Armstrong
Cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy in the management of gastrointestinal cancers with peritoneal metastases: Progress toward a new standard of care. Sugarbaker, Paul H. (2016) Cancer Treatment Reviews 48: 42-49.

Nicole Cain
Oxaliplatin versus Mitomycin C for HIPEC in colorectal cancer peritoneal carcinomatosis. Leung, V., et al. (2017) European Journal of Surgical Oncology 43 (1): 144-149.

Hope to see you there!

Nicole Cain
Research Officer | Sydney University Surgical Society

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