SQCCCRC launched PIPAC treatment for Oncology patient in Oman
The Sultan Qaboos Comprehensive Cancer Care and Research Centre (SQCCCRC), represented by the Gastrointestinal Cancer Program, launched a new treatment service for patients with intractable abdominal cavity tumors represented by the use of the technique of “Pressured Laparoscopic Liquefied Chemotherapy (PIPAC) in the Sultanate of Oman.
The technique of “Pressurized intra Peritoneal Aerosol chemotherapy” (PIPAC) is a novel drug delivery system of chemotherapy using a minimally invasive surgical technique to treat patients with peritoneal based metastasis such as gastrointestinal, ovarian, and uterine tumors.
The technology represents the newest and most advanced method in treating particular cases that would traditionally be considered unmanageable. The (PIPAC) treatment can help to shrink the tumors enough to make the patient a candidate for other curative treatments such as Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC).
The team have performed a number of procedures using “Pressurized intra Peritoneal Aerosol chemotherapy” (PIPAC) with very promising results and are looking forward to expanding the services to include as many patients as possible and provide opportunities and hope for those in need.