Prolonging lives with peritonectomy

An analysis of almost 20 years of peritonectomies at Sydney’s St George’s Hospital shows marked differences in outcomes for different cancers, and also that practice makes perfect.

Mortality for the procedure has fallen from almost 10% to 1% over the two decades, says the lead author of the study, Professor David Morris.

“We used to do three or four procedures a year and we now do three or four