The Peritoneal Surface Malignancy Program

Certain cancers tend to spread to the lining of the abdominal cavity, a condition known as carcinomatosis or peritoneal surface malignancy. Until recently, treatment options could only provide relief from symptoms, with little hope of stopping the disease from recurring. Surgeons can now provide hope for people with peritoneal surface malignancies by combining surgery with a procedure known as Hyperthermic IntraPEritoneal Chemotherapy or HIPEC.