© 2007

Intraperitoneal Cancer Therapy

  • C. William Helm
  • Robert P. Edwards

Part of the Current Clinical Oncology book series (CCO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Maurie Markman
    Pages 1-10
  3. Roger A. Vertrees, Jeffrey M. Jordan, Joseph B. Zwischenberger
    Pages 71-100
  4. Bing Yi, Jason M. Foster, Brian W. Loggie
    Pages 101-117
  5. Frans A. N. Zoetmulder
    Pages 119-130
  6. Jesus Esquivel, Paul H. Sugarbaker, C. William Helm
    Pages 163-177
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 187-191

About this book


Intraperitoneal Cancer Therapy investigates intraperitoneal chemotherapy in a variety of complex and interesting ways. The volume details major clinical trails to date, including immunotherapy, hyperthermic treatment of colo-rectal and ovarian cancers. Authors also examine regional approaches to therapy, systemic therapy, and the use of carboplatin and paclitaxel as the standard treatment for women with stages III and IV ovarian cancer. Other chapters also investigate techniques and procedures in treatment, as well as the future direction of both normothermic and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy.


cancer carcinoma clinical trial complications hyperthermia immunotherapy ovarian cancer surgery systemic therapy

Editors and affiliations

  • C. William Helm
    • 1
  • Robert P. Edwards
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women’s Health, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, James Graham Brown Cancer CenterUniversity of Louisville School of MedicineLouisville
  2. 2.University of Pittsburgh School of MedicinePittsburgh

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Oncology & Hematology


From the reviews:

"...provides a thorough review of regional chemotherapy for ovarian and colorectal and gastrointestinal carcinomas." -Doody's Book Review, Weighted Numerical Score:87- 3 Stars

"...very useful for clinical oncologists who treat patients with ovarian or colorectal carcinoma and for those who are in training." -Doody's Book Review, Weighted Numerical Score:87- 3 Stars

"A variety of intraperitoneal treatments including aggressive cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermia with and without intraperitoneal chemotherapy have been studied in the last two decades. … In that context, this book, which summarizes the current body of knowledge in this field, is welcome. The book is divided into 12 chapters. … Overall, this book is welcome addition to the library and serves as a source of reference in the field of intraperitoneal treatment of various neoplastic diseases." (Khalid L. Rehman, Medical Oncology, Vol. 25, July, 2008)