Sandwich chemotherapy

Chelsea71
Chelsea71 Member Posts: 1,169
I'm shopping around for liver surgeons. Found one who, "Has a large experience with sandwich chemotherapy for colorectal liver metastasis undergoing liver resection."

Can anyone tell me what the heck this means? Googled sandwich chemotherapy and got little. Does anyone understand this terminology?

Thanks,

Chelsea

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  • geotina
    geotina Member Posts: 2,111
    Chelsea:

    Sorry, but this term "sandwich chemotherapy" is something I have never heard of or encountered.  

    In the past I remember being on some sites in foreign countries and they used terminology, etc. that I found very hard to understand and do research on.

    Best of luck in your research efforts.  Remember to come to this site to let others know what you find out.

    Tina

  • Lovekitties
    Lovekitties Member Posts: 3,364 Member
    What I found

    Here is a link to a relatively old (1992) paper on the subject http://cat.inist.fr/?aModele=afficheN&cpsidt=2659823

    Apparently it refers to doing chemo + radiation...either chemo then radiation then chemo again or doing chemo with radiation on off chemo weeks.

    More recent articles reference this in relation to endometrial cancer below stage 4.

    Hope this helps.

    Marie who loves kitties

  • dmj101
    dmj101 Member Posts: 527
    Sandwich .. I don't find much

    Sandwich .. I don't find much either related to colon cancer on this subject however it appears to mean taking two approaches at the same time. Both Chemo and Radiation.. which is what is commonly done at the Neo adjuvant stage of Colon cancer and then surgery and then more chemo...

    There is lots of talk about it related to Uterine and Breast cancers. Maybe someone on those pages can advise more..

    I am going to look there too.. sounds like an interesting topic or term..

     

  • Chelsea71
    Chelsea71 Member Posts: 1,169
    Thanks everybody for your
    Thanks everybody for your prompt responses! Have an appointment with this surgeon at the end of the month. He's from Montreal. Seems like it must mean combining chemo and radiation.

    Thanks for your time.
    Chelsea
  • PhillieG
    PhillieG Member Posts: 4,866
    Chelsea71 said:

    Thanks everybody for your
    Thanks everybody for your prompt responses! Have an appointment with this surgeon at the end of the month. He's from Montreal. Seems like it must mean combining chemo and radiation.

    Thanks for your time.
    Chelsea

    As They Say...

    Sometimes a sandwich is just a sandwich!

    I've never heard that term used that way either but it makes sense...

  • Chelsea71
    Chelsea71 Member Posts: 1,169
    What I'm hoping it means is
    What I'm hoping it means is that he has the ability to take a really screwed up liver and fix it! LOL

    Chelsea
  • Sundanceh
    Sundanceh Member Posts: 4,392 Member
    Sandwich?

    Wonder if that's just a terminology?

    Chemo-radiation-chemo again?

    I've done that...for the lungs though...not the liver...you already know my liver story, Chelsea.

    After the 2nd lung surgery...we started Irinotecan for 2 cycles...went straight to 6/wks radiation with 24-hr 5fu pump attached...and then straight back to 10 more treatments of Irinotecan.

    Never called it a sandwich though...just adjuvant and neo.

  • smokeyjoe
    smokeyjoe Member Posts: 1,425
    Sundanceh said:

    Sandwich?

    Wonder if that's just a terminology?

    Chemo-radiation-chemo again?

    I've done that...for the lungs though...not the liver...you already know my liver story, Chelsea.

    After the 2nd lung surgery...we started Irinotecan for 2 cycles...went straight to 6/wks radiation with 24-hr 5fu pump attached...and then straight back to 10 more treatments of Irinotecan.

    Never called it a sandwich though...just adjuvant and neo.

    I hope Westie (Cheryl) chimes

    I hope Westie (Cheryl) chimes in here.    She recently had some kind of clinical trial radiation to her liver tumor (no chemo. though).    She had it done in Ont..