December 2011

Chemo Controversy: An Inside Look at the 'Hot Chemotherapy Bath'

December 30, 2011

Cover Story

There is an ongoing debate in the oncology community about a treatment technique that involves cutting all visible cancer out of the abdomen and then flooding the cavity with heated chemotherapy drugs. The procedure -- known as cytoreductive surgery (CRS) -- followed by hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC), or a