Cytoreductive surgery plus hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy improves survival for peritoneal carcinomatosis from colorectal cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis of current evidence

Chao-Qun Huang, Yao Min, Shu-Yi Wang, Xiao-Jun Yang, Yang Liu, Bin Xiong, Yutaka Yonemura and Yan Li _

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Oncotarget. 2017; 8:55657-55683. https://doi.org/10.18632/oncotarget.17497

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Chao-Qun Huang1,*, Yao Min2,*, Shu-Yi Wang1, Xiao-Jun Yang1, Yang Liu3, Bin Xiong1, Yutaka Yonemura3 and Yan Li1,4

1 Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, Hubei Cancer Clinical Study Center & Hubei Key Laboratory of Tumor Biological Behaviors, Wuhan Clinical Research Center for Peritoneal Carcinomatosis, Wuhan, P.R. China

2 Department of Ophthalmology, Central Hospital of Wuhan Affiliated to Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, P.R. China

3 NPO to Support Peritoneal Surface Malignancy Treatment, Osaka, Japan

4 Department of Peritoneal Cancer Surgery, Beijing Shijitan Hospital of the Capital Medical University, Beijing, P.R. China

* These authors have contributed equally to this work

Correspondence to:

Yan Li, email:

Keywords: colorectal cancer; peritoneal carcinomatosis; cytoreductive surgery; hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy; meta-analysis

Received: August 29, 2016 Accepted: January 24, 2017 Published: April 27, 2017


Objectives The therapeutic efficacy of cytoreductive surgery (CRS) plus hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) for patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC) from colorectal cancer (CRC) is still under debate. This meta-analysis and systematic review of published literature on this comprehensive strategy aims to evaluate its efficacy on CRC patients with PC.

Methods A systemic review with meta-analysis of published literatures on treatment of CRS plus HIPEC for patients with PC from CRC was performed. In addition, a summary of study results of published literatures concerning CRS plus HIPEC treating patients with PC from CRC was also conducted.

Results A total of 76 studies were selected, including 1 randomized controlled trial, 14 non-randomized controlled studies, and 61 non-controlled studies. The pooled hazard ratios (HRs) for overall survival (OS) in the 15 researches for meta-analysis was 2.67 (95% CI, 2.21-3.23, I2 = 0%, P < 0.00001), and no significant evidence of publication bias was found. The difference of chemotherapy regimens of HIPEC was not associated with OS and DFS (disease-free survival) after CRS and HIPEC, with no significant difference of heterogeneity (P = 0.27, I2 = 24.1%). In both groups of mitomycin C based HIPEC group and oxaliplatin group, patients received HIPEC had significant better survival (P < 0.00001). The mean mortality and morbidity for HIPEC program were 2.8% and 33.0%, respectively.

Conclusions This meta-analysis revealed that comprehensive therapeutic strategy of CRS plus HIPEC could bring survival benefit for selected patients with PC from CRC with acceptable safety.

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