Delcath

Delcath

(As originally published on Oct 22 2010 on Seeking Alpha)

Methods related to isolating a specific organ of the body in order to deliver a large amount of chemotherapy have been developed over  the last 40 years. These are, among others, Hepatic Arterial Infusional therapy (HAI) and Isolated Hepatic Perfusion (IHP). Main drugs administered have been doxorubicin, melphalan, TNF, oxaliplatin, 5-FU and some others to treat aggressive malignancies such as colorectal cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma, breast cancer, sarcoma and a number of methastases from primary cancers. [Read more...]