Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy as First-Line Treatment in the Management of Epithelial Ovarian Cancer

Author(s): S. Rekhraj, J. Kinross, S. Prabhudesai, A. Darzi, P. Ziprin.

Journal Name: Mini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry

Volume 7 , Issue 5 , 2007

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Abstract:

Recent evidence has suggested improved outcomes following incorporation of intraperitoneal chemotherapy administration with intravenous systemic chemotherapy as first-line treatment of small volume residual epithelial ovarian cancer. This review focuses on the mechanism of actions of the chemotherapeutic drugs and reviews the possible reasons for the superior outcomes of intraperitoneal chemotherapy.

Keywords: Intraperitoneal chemotherapy, cisplatin, carboplatin, paclitaxel, ovarian cancer management

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VOLUME: 7
ISSUE: 5
Year: 2007
Page: [511 - 519]
Pages: 9
DOI: 10.2174/138955707780619644
Price: $58

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