Hyperthermic IntraPeritoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) is an innovative method of treating cancers originating in or spreading to the abdomen. Examples include colorectal cancer, appendiceal cancer, peritoneal mesothelioma, and pediatric malignancies. Typically,
cancers in the abdominal cavity are difficult to treat.
HIPEC is performed after a tumor is removed in surgery. The abdominal cavity is then bathed in heated chemotherapy effectively killing remaining cancer cells.