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Friday, January 06, 2006

Good news for Women with Ovarian Cancer

Today's NEJM publishes a paper on intraperitoneal chemotherapy for women with stage 3 ovarian cancer - it improves survival.

This is very good news not just for ovarian cancer patients, but anyone with cancer which may spread transcoleomically (through the layers of the linings of the bowel and abdomen). Basically injecting the chemo drugs straight into the peritoneal cavity (the tummy!) instead of intravenously is more effective.

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