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7th Annual UMass Memorial Appendiceal Cancer / PMP Symposium

By on Oct 11, 2017

Dr. Laura Lambert and the team at UMass Memorial will be providing updates, information, education and support for people dealing with or touched by appendiceal cancer. This year’s guest speaker is HIPEC Surgeon Kiran Turaga, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery, Vice Chief, Section of General Surgery and Surgical Oncology, University of Chicago. Admission is...

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No, an Appendectomy Won’t Cure Pseudomyxoma Peritonei

By on Aug 14, 2016

As seen on When people learn I survived cancer of the appendix, they often ask if I just needed an appendectomy. If only. Unfortunately, the vast majority of appendiceal malignancies are discovered as stage 4, when it’s called pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP). Once found, tumors have burst through the appendix and spread to the outsides of various organs within the...

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Focus on Physicians: Dr. Edward Levine from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

By on Feb 13, 2016

PMP Pals serves as a source of information to patients about centers of expertise for treating PMP and appendix cancer.  In this blog, we focus on Dr. Edward Levine, a surgeon who has treated this form of cancer for 20 years.  Dr. Levine is Chief of Surgical Oncology of the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, where approximately 100...

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