Training, Research, and Clinical Trials

An Educational Resource

Despite the successes of hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemoperfusion (HIPEC) treatments, they have not been generally applied to patients, partly because of a lack of training among cancer specialists.

The David C. Koch Regional Perfusion Cancer Therapy Center is a training facility for established surgeons with an interest in perfusion procedures, as well as for fellows in surgical training and surgical cancer fellowship programs.

This training program provides medical professionals with the opportunity to:

  • Observe perfusion procedures
  • View instructional video
  • Attend formal training classes
  • Utilize Internet-based learning tools
  • Participate in conferences for updates in HIPEC technology

International Symposium on Regional Cancer Therapies

The symposium is sponsored by the David C. Koch Regional Cancer Therapy Center, the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences, and UPMC CancerCenter.

Target Audience

Physicians and nurses practicing:

  • Medical oncology
  • Surgical oncology
  • Thoracic oncology
  • Gynecologic oncology
  • Gastroenterology

Researchers in the fields of:

  • Hyperthermia
  • Regionally applied biological therapies

Learn more about the International Symposium on Regional Cancer Therapies.

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A Research Resource

The David C. Koch Regional Cancer Therapy Center is a resource for investigating new drugs, techniques, and equipment in regional perfusion. 

The program conducts both basic and clinical research, offering participation to investigators worldwide through collaboration and a research fellowship.

Learn more about research at the UPMC CancerCenter.

A Clinical Trials Resource

Please visit the UPMC CancerCenter's site to search an up-to-date listing of all clinical trials, including perfusion therapy trials.​

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