• Information,  News

    Agreed Laboratory Protocols Released

    The results of Working Group Two’s hard work are out! Today, the publication of the agreed laboratory protocols for the preparation and use of blood and tissue samples in PMP research have been released. It is hoped that through the harmonisation of procedures used in labs working on PMP throughout Europe, it will be easier to create collaborative research projects, expanding the number of patient samples available for such research. Please download these approved protocols and try to integrate them into your current lab practices. LINK TO THE NEW PROTOCOLS

  • Research

    Validation of the PSOGI-Ki67 PMP Classification

    In 2016, PSOGI created a new classification system for PMP, which they call the “PSOGI classification”. The original classification was able to group PMPs into various groups according to their histological grade very effectively. In this new research, Dr Alvaro Arjona and colleagues from both EuroPMP and PSOGI were able to further improve on this model through the addition of the analysis of Ki67, a large nuclear protein that is often used to assess tumor cell proliferation, in high grade disease. Their research showed that there are two distinct sub-groups in the high-grade disease group, indicating that the monitoring of Ki67 could assist in tracking the disease’s progression in patients…

  • Events,  News

    EuroPMP’s Final Meeting a Great Success

    The final official meeting of the EuroPMP COST Action has been held in Riga, Latvia. Dr Andrejs Pcholkins hosted the event that was held at the Pullman Hotel in downtown Riga. Representatives from 14 European states attended the meeting which covered topics from diagnosis and treatment of PMP to the future of the EuroPMP COST Action network. On the programme were also several talks around the status of PMP treatment in the baltic states with colleagues from Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia presenting the state of the art for their respective countries. The future of EuroPMP was also discussed with many interesting potential paths explored. More on the extension of the…

  • News

    Announcement of the Final Meeting of the EuroPMP COST Action – Riga, Latvia – 26th January 2023

    The final meeting of the EuroPMP COST Action is set for the 26th January 2023 in Riga, Latvia, and will be from 09:00 to 17:40. The meeting will look at many topics to do with PMP in Europe today, including educational elements to introduce PMP diagnosis and treatment to participants. Also featured will be a wrap-up of the work that EuroPMP has done over the past 4 years. We welcome both EuroPMP members and any interested parties to join us for this conference. Due to a very limited budget (this being only a half-year term), paid-for invitations to the meeting will be limited, with only one member from each country…

  • Events

    PMP Researchers Gather in Basingstoke

    A EuroPMP conference bringing together researchers, physicians, surgeons, radiologists and pathologists was held in Basingstoke, United Kingdom on the 2nd September 2022. The themes covered during the conference were in harmony with the various working groups within EuroPMP, and many interesting talks were given. Before lunch, an update into the pathological classification of appendiceal neoplasia was given by Professor Norman Carr. Drs Andrew Thrower and Nehal Shah spoke about radiology and the proposal to create a new radiology atlas. As well, an update on PMP biobanking was given by Dr Annette Torgunrud, and Professor Sarah Ennis spoke on molecular genetics and functional genomics in PMP. Surgical technique talks were given…

  • Events

    Many Topics Covered at EuroPMP Conference

    The EuroPMP COST Action held their annual MC meeting and a conference with all members invited today. It was our first “face to face” meeting since the COVID -19 pandemic began. Despite the airline strike, many people were able to attend, and good discussions ensued within the group throughout the day. The programme included many talks on a variety of topics, including pathology, radiology, clinical research, molecular genetics, and reports from various working groups who have been working to achieve the goals of the Action. Also joining us at the conference this year were representatives of the patients, including a PMP survivor (BE), and Susan Oliver (UK) from Pseudomyxoma Survivor,…

  • Events

    Upcoming MC Meeting and Conference

    The next EuroPMP Conference is set for the 23rd June 2022 at Zebrastraat, Ghent, Belgium from 09:45 to 17:30. Many different speakers will be presenting topics touching all areas of research and clinical knowledge around PMP. We welcome both EuroPMP members and any interested parties to join us for this conference. Members of the Action will be able to attend free of charge. Since non-members of the Action are not covered under our funding, we will be asking a small fee of €50 for each non-member participant to cover associated costs, coffee and snacks, as well as lunch. A Management Committee network dinner will be held after the meeting. Non-members…

  • News

    4th annual Nordic Peritoneal Oncology Group Meeting

    EuroPMP members attended the 4th annual Nordic Peritoneal Oncology group meeting on March 9th, 2022 in Helsinki, Finland On Wednesday March 9th, the Nordic Peritoneal Oncology group was again able to organise a face-to-face meeting in Helsinki. Participants from peritoneal oncology centers in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland participated, many of whom are also members of the EuroPMP COST Action, including Dr Anna Lepistö, who hosted the meeting.  The Helsinki team had put together a varied and interesting scientific program, focusing on the clinical and research activities from the past two years at the participating centers, including activities relating to PMP. Of particular interest regarding the clinical activities, EuroPMP members…

  • News

    Solidarity with Ukraine

    The recent outbreak of war in Ukraine has left us all understandably horrified. The distressing situation that our Ukrainian colleagues, their friends and family have been placed in has rightfully occupied our minds greatly since the beginning of this crisis. Following on from the statement by the Presidents of the European Commission, EuroPMP adds their name to the long roster of countries and organisations that stand in solidarity with the Ukrainian people. We recognise that this situation is difficult and that our friends and colleagues may require some extra support at this time. EuroPMP stands ready to provide support to both Ukrainian and its neighbouring countries. We ask that our…

  • Research

    New review paper collates knowledge on PMP

    EuroPMP members Antonio Sommariva and Maria Luisa Calabrò and their team have published a new review of clinical evidence in the search for a cure for PMP. Dr Sommariva stated “This narrative review summarizes the new perspectives in Pseudomyxoma peritonei treatment, focusing on the issues of standardization, quality of surgery and potential molecular targets for personalized treatments.” You can read this very interesting paper here.