The role of intraperitoneal chemotherapy in epithelial ovarian cancer.

  title={The role of intraperitoneal chemotherapy in epithelial ovarian cancer.},
  author={J. B. Vermorken},
  journal={International journal of gynecological cancer : official journal of the International Gynecological Cancer Society},
  volume={10 S1},
  • J. B. Vermorken
  • Published 2000 in
    International journal of gynecological cancer…
Intraperitoneal chemotherapy for the treatment of patients with epithelial ovarian cancer is theoretically an attractive approach taking into account the biology of the disease, the physiologic and anatomic characteristics of the peritoneal cavity, and the pharmacologic advantage of several anticancer agents when administered intraperitoneally compared to intravenously. In patients with advanced disease it can be used either as initial chemotherapy, for consolidation, or as salvage treatment… CONTINUE READING