Researchers Test Aerosol Chemotherapy for Mesothelioma

Chemotherapy can be given in a variety of ways.

Now European researchers have added another method to the list for patients with peritoneal mesothelioma: Aerosol chemotherapy sprayed into the belly. A recent study reported outcomes for 24 patients who underwent the novel procedure.

Pressurized intraperitoneal aerosol chemotherapy, or PIPAC, shrunk tumors and relieved symptoms in more than half of patients. The study was published in the April edition of BMC Cancer. Read more

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