Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma is a disease that remains relatively refractory to conventional intravenous chemotherapy with currently available agents. Single-agent and combination chemotherapy offer a response rate of 20%. Direct intraperitoneal administration of some chemotherapeutic agents results in a significant pharmacologic advantage with much greater area under the concentration versus time curve (AUC). We report a case of a patient with peritoneal mesothelioma treated with combination intraperitoneal cisplatin and Ara-C who achieved a pathologic complete remission. This patient is still alive and has been in complete remission for 53 months. This combination of intraperitoneal chemotherapy deserves further evaluation in malignant mesothelioma.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||American Journal of Clinical Oncology: Cancer Clinical Trials|
|State||Published - 1992|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research