CRS and HIPEC for PMP—Use of the LC-CUSUM to Determine the Number of Procedures Required to Attain a Minimal Level of Proficiency in Delivering the Combined Modality Treatment
There are various registries for patients with peritoneal metastases (PM) that aid pooling of data and generate evidence that dictates current clinical practice. This manuscript describes the setting up of the Indian HIPEC registry that was set up with a similar goal by a group of Indian surgeons.
This is a registry for patients with PM treated with CRS and HIPEC in India. It also acts as a database for storing treatment-related information. Patients with PM from colorectal ovarian, gastric, appendiceal tumors, and other rare peritoneal tumors/metastases from rare tumors are enrolled in the registry.
A coordinator updates the disease status of patients on a yearly basis. A private organization maintains the database. A non-disclosure agreement is signed between the company and each surgeon contributing to the registry to maintain confidentiality. For enrolling patients, securing institutional permission depends on the requirement of each institute; patient consent is mandatory.
Data entry can be prospective or retrospective. To propose and conduct a study, the approval of a scientific committee linked to the registry is required. The Indian HIPEC registry is a practical database for Indian surgeons. There is no regulatory body that mandates collection and publication of scientific data in India.
The onus is on each surgeon to capture valuable information pertaining to these common and rare diseases that could contribute to the existing scientific knowledge and guide the treatment of these patients in the future. The next challenge will be to enter data into the registry.