Resources for HIPEC Patients

Upcoming Event: PMP Regional Therapies Symposium
Sept. 12, 2015, at Moores Cancer Center

UC San Diego Health and the PMP (Pseudomyxoma Peritonei) Research Foundation will join efforts to sponsor a CME-accredited symposium. The available information on PMP and appendix cancer treatment is sparse due to the rarity of the disease. Increased educational efforts will help clinicians recognize this disease and ensure their patients receive appropriate therapy. The symposium will focus on the dissemination of information regarding PMP and appendix cancer both to the patient and to the medical community. There have been significant advances to help better understand appendix cancer pathology, genetics, surgical management, and personalized treatments. This symposium is directed towards clinicians, medical professionals, patients and their caregivers interested in all aspects of PMP and appendix cancer.

Along with our experts at UC San Diego Health, the keynote speaker will be Dr. H. Richard Alexander, an internationally recognized surgical oncologist and clinical researcher. Dr. Alexander is recognized for developing innovative techniques to treat patients with advanced cancers of the gastrointestinal tract. He currently treats cancer patients at the University of Maryland.

Another featured guest will be the "Insurance Warrior," Laurie Todd. She will be sharing her unique approach to winning insurance appeals and helping patients receive the proper medical care they require.

Register for the event.

Travel resources

Moores Cancer Center support resources

    Other support resources

    • Pseudomyxoma Survivor, a support network for those affected by PMP, appendix cancer and peritoneal surface malignancies
    • PMP PALS Network , a volunteer resource and referral service for patients,their family caregivers, and healthcare providers affected by peritoneal surface malignancies and all cancers of the digestive system

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