Commentary (Douglass): Managing the Peritoneal Surface Component of Gastrointestinal Cancer
February 01, 2004
No American surgeon has thesame breadth of experiencewith extensive peritoneal resectionas Dr. Paul Sugarbaker. Moreover,only a few clinicians worldwidehave the same level of experiencewith intraperitoneal chemotherapy fora variety of intraperitoneal cancers,particularly after peritoneal resection. The value of these therapiesis unquestionable in patients with lowgradetumors confined to the peritonealcavity. A number of patientstreated in this fashion show no evidenceof recurrent disease a decadeor more posttreatment.