CBS News has reported on an experimental study of hyperthermic intraoperative chemotherapy (HIPEC), also known as heated chemotherapy, led by one of our gynecologic oncologists Dr. Sharyn Lewin. HIPEC has been previously used in treating other cancers, such as appendix and late stage color cancer. In this method, the chemotherapy is heated to approximately 108 degrees Fahrenheit, rather than standard room temperature.
Dr. Mary D’Alton, Chair of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Willard C. Rappleye Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at CUMC, has been elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM). Considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine, the IOM recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.