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Merkow and Connell Highlight Considerations for HAI Pump Use in CRC

Drs Merkow and Connell discuss the use of HAI therapy for patients with colorectal cancer.

Welcome to OncLive On Air®! I’m your host today, Ashling Wahner.

OncLive On Air is a podcast from OncLive®, which provides oncology professionals with the resources and information they need to provide the best patient care. In both digital and print formats, OncLive covers every angle of oncology practice, from new technology to treatment advances to important regulatory decisions.

In today’s episode, sponsored by Intera Oncology, we passed the mic to Ryan Merkow, MD, MS, and Louise Catherine Connell, MB BCh BAO, BMedSc, who discussed the use of hepatic artery infusion (HAI) pumps in the management of unresectable colorectal cancer (CRC). Dr Merkow is an associate professor of surgery, the director for Surgical Cancer Quality, the associate director of Health Services Research in the Department of Surgery, and the director of the Hepatic Artery Infusion Pump Program at the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center and Cancer Service Line in Illinois. Dr Connell is an assistant attending physician at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, New York.

In this exclusive conversation, Drs Merkow and Connell discussed reasons why they adopted HAI therapy as a treatment offering for patients with CRC, characteristics of patients who are good candidates for this treatment, and more.

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