Since I’ve had enough web traffic and emails to see that I am not the only person that is interested in more news and research in the area of HITHOC, I have started contacting thoracic surgeons and programs that are doing research and treatment using hyperthermic intrathoracic chemotherapy. (I have identified thoracic surgeons through published literature.)
I’ve already contacted several (by email) and hope to hear back soon – so I can pass it on to interested readers. If you are currently researching this treatment, or know of a thoracic surgery program, please contact me via the site with more specific details.
HITHOC programs – Cytoreductive surgery with Hyperthermic intrathoracic chemotherapy
1. University Medical Center (Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery) and at the Barmherzige Brüder Regensburg (Department of Thoracic Surgery) – Regensburg, Germany (more details pending).
1 July 2011
Running into some roadblocks on this project – having a hard time contacting (and receiving replies) from authors researching HITHOC. Hopefully, I’ll get some more leads soon.
Other Research Programs:
HITHOC (Cytoreductive surgery + hyperthermic chemotherapy
1. Extrapleural Pneumonectomy /Pleurectomy Decortication, IHOC Cisplatin and Gemcitabine With Amifostine and Sodium Thiosulfate Cytoprotection for Resectable Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma – at Brigham & Womens – study led by Dr. David Sugarbaker (who I have attempted to contact on behalf of the site several times.) This looks to be one of several clinical trial arms for HITHOC/ Hyperthermic chemotherapy for malignant chemotherapy at Brigham and Women’s.
Hyperthermic Chemotherapy only:
1. Hyperthermia/Thermal Therapy With Chemotherapy to Treat Inoperable or Metastatic Tumors – at the University of Texas at Houston, Texas. Clinical trial currently recruiting participants.
2. Heated Chemotherapy for Cancers That Have Spread to the Chest Cavity – at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital. Currently enrolling participants.