PERITONEAL METASTASES FROM COLORECTAL CARCINOMA: EXPLORING THE POTENTIAL OF IMMUNOTHERAPY AS A TREATMENT ADJUNCT

Grant number: 1151142 | Funding period: 2018 - 2020

Completed

Abstract

Twenty percent of patients with bowel cancer have disease involving the lining of the abdomen, called the peritoneum. These patients do poorly. The majority are inoperable, and chemotherapy has poor response in these patients. Therefore, there is a dire need to explore new treatments. Newer drugs that stimulate the immune cells to fight cancer have shown promise in other cancers. We aim to assess the potential of this treatment in peritoneal disease, with the aim of improving patient outcomes.

University of Melbourne Researchers