Gushchin and Diaz-Montes Describe QOL Outcomes After Cytoreduction and HIPEC in Ovarian Cancer

Drs Gushchin and Diaz-Montes discuss findings from the HOT trial evaluating health-related quality of life outcomes after cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy in patients with primary ovarian cancer.

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In today’s episode, we had the pleasure of speaking with Vadim Gushchin, MD, and Teresa Diaz-Montes, MD, MPH, FACOG, about research they presented at the 2023 Society of Gynecologic Oncology Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer. Dr Gushchin is the director of the hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) program, as well as the leader of the Melanoma and Skin Cancer Center and director of Gastrointestinal Oncology in the Division of Surgical Oncology at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr Diaz-Montes is the associate director of The Lya Segall Ovarian Cancer Institute and the medical director of The Neil B. Rosenshein, MD, Institute for Gynecologic Care at Annapolis, as well as a gynecologic oncologist with The Gynecologic Oncology Center at Mercy Medical Center.

In our exclusive interview, Drs Gushchin and Diaz-Montes discussed findings from the phase 2 HOT trial (NCT02124421) evaluating health-related quality of life (QOL) outcomes after cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC in patients with primary ovarian cancer, the importance of devising more accurate strategies to assess patient QOL after receiving cytoreduction and HIPEC, and future directions for this research.


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