"I've been to Cardiff for trials for a pioneering treatment called PIPAC, which works a bit like killing a bug with spray, it's really clever.
Amelia is one of three people in the UK undergoing a trail for PIPAC - promising pioneering cancer treatment which is understood to be shrinking the cancer
But with the PIPAC therapy, he has not experienced any such side effects.
For now, he is receiving treatment every two to three weeks, alternating between traditional chemo and PIPAC therapy, whose use is still being studied.
Meanwhile, at least 15 prospective clinical trials are ongoing evaluating oncological efficacy of PIPAC in multiple indications with various drugs, including cisplatin, oxaliplatin, doxorubicin, and nab-paclitaxel .
Here, we demonstrate that PIPAC is feasible in a large number of patients with peritoneal metastasis in the salvage situation, that PIPAC is safe, and that encouraging survival figures and significant ascites reduction has been observed.
Chua spoke to Inquirer Lifestyle at the sidelines of 'Symposium on Food Safety: Regulations and Food Contaminant Testing,' a two-day event held recently at the Pipac
building inside the Ateneo de Manila University campus in Quezon City.
Pressurized intraperitoneal aerosol chemotherapy (PIPAC
) uses balloon tracers to allow doctors to administer chemotherapy into the abdominal cavity with a homogenous distribution and increased tissue penetration.
The present analysis was performed to evaluate QoL and symptoms under PIPAC
treatment in a consecutive cohort of patients with PC.
tested the sample and determined it contained lead, copper, iron, mercury and arsenic, which were in concentrations much higher than the maximum contaminant level for drinking water.
The aim of this study was to analyze and report a consecutive cohort of PIPAC
patients in our tertiary center with regard to feasibility and safety of the procedure.