Judy Murray, captain of the Aegon GB Fed Cup Team has said former tennis British number one Elena Baltacha remains 'determined and upbeat'.
Judy said: "Obviously this is a tough time for Bally, Nino and her family but she is a such a determined, upbeat person and everyone around her is staying positive as well. I know she'll be really grateful for all the support that she's getting."
Dr Brian Stedman, a consultant interventional radiologist at Southampton General Hospital, has used the treatment on two patients.
To cut off an organ from the body for 60 minutes, soak it in a high dose of drug and then filter the blood almost completely clean before returning is truly groundbreaking.
Previously, the outlook for patients specifically suffering from cancer which has spread to the liver has been poor because the effect of standard chemotherapies is limited by the unwanted damage the drug causes to the rest of the body.
– Dr Brian Stedman
Results of a recent study in the US showed patients who received PHP survived five times longer before the disease - metastatic melanoma - progressed than those who had standard chemotherapy.