There are many threads here that address the HAI pump. I am posting on here because it's a relatively recent thread.
Many of you already know that the Codman pump, the only pump that had been used for many years for CC-liver, was discontinued this past spring. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/25/heal ... evice.html
Another company, Medtronic, makes a similar pump, but it is approved for use in the spine, not the liver.
One obstacle is that the Codman pump requires a catheter that the Medtronic pump lacks.
My husband and I went to MSK the other day and met with Dr. Kemeny. We were given literature about the trial my husband would be put in, if he was to decide to go the HAI pump route. The trial question: Is the combination of the Medtronic pump and the Codman catheter device a safe alternative to the C3000 Codman pump for delivering chemotherapy directly into the liver of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer or cholangiocarcinoma?https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT ... eny&rank=1
So, given the device situation, I think MSK is the only place currently implanting pumps. I do not know of any other trial like this.
Sigh. Since this trial has only been going on for a couple of months, I am now a bit uneasy about this route. Anyone here part of the trial????? How's it going?????
Wife 4/17 Dx age 45
5/17 - Lap left hemi
5 x 4 x 1 cm
T3 N2b M1a
Stage IV A
lymph nodes: 9 of 54
8/17 Sub-total colectomy
2nd tumor 5.5 cm T1 N0
CEA: 1.4, 2.1, 1.5, 1.9, 1.9, 2.1, 2.1, 2.4, 1.7, 2.0
Lynch no; KRAS wild
Immunohistochemsistry: Normal MLH1, MSH2, MSH6, and PMS2
Tumor DNA variants: MTOR, APC, TP53
Liver left hepatectomy seg 4 1/31/18