This medical video focuses on Cancer advancements where Blood flow to the liver is disconnected from the rest of the body, then heated chemotherapy is delivered and bathes the organ for an hour
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Jennifer Matthews: Joe Cangey's philosophy about life is simple. Joe Cangey: Surround yourself with the people that you care about and that care about you. Jennifer Matthews: That became even more important after his oncologist said his colon cancer spread to his liver. Joe Cangey: She told me that, with therapy, there'd be a 75 percent chance that I'd last like five years, and without, maybe a 50 percent chance, so I said, 'I'll take the 75.' Jennifer Matthews: Hoping to improve those odds even more, Joe went through an experimental procedure called perfusion therapy. Dr. David Bartlett: The most aggressive way available to deliver chemotherapy right to the tumor and avoid the toxicity to the rest of the body. Jennifer Matthews: Blood flow to the liver is disconnected from the rest of the body. Heated chemotherapy is delivered and bathes the organ for an hour. Dr. David Bartlett: It's a durable treatment and much more successful than chemotherapy that's given through the vein for this disease. Jennifer Matthews: Patients treated with perfusion therapy had a 75% chance of having their tumor shrink by half. Results lasted up to 16 months. Dr. David Bartlett: The ultimate goal is to prolong survival and prolong quality survival, and that, we believe, we're able to accomplish as well. Joe Cangey: If I wake up tomorrow or the next day, and someone tells me this has been a dream, I'll believe them because I feel good. Jennifer Matthews: Good enough to sautee up his favorite treat -- dried red peppers. This is Jennifer Matthews reporting.

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