BSD-2000 Published Clinical Studies

Phase I, II & III Clinical Studies that used the BSD-2000

Authors: Schlemmer M, Wendtner CM, Lindner L, Abdel-Rahman S, Hiddemann W, Issels RD.
Publication: Int J Hyperthermia. 2010;26(2):127-35. doi: 10.3109/02656730903335995.


We report data from phase II trials examining the efficacy of multimodality treatment with neoadjuvant chemotherapy, hyperthermia, surgery, radiation and postoperative thermochemotherapy in adult patients with high-risk sarcomas of the extremities.

Authors: Wittlinger M, Rödel CM, Weiss C, Krause SF, Kühn R, Fietkau R, Sauer R, Ott OJ.
Publication: Radiother Oncol. 2009 Nov;93(2):358-63. doi: 10.1016/j.radonc.2009.09.018.

To assess the safety and effectiveness of treating high-risk T1 and T2 bladder cancer with transurethral resection (TUR-BT) followed by radiochemotherapy (RCT) combined with regional deep hyperthermia (RHT).

Authors: Scully SP, Oleson JR, Leopold KA, Samulski TV, Dodge R, Harrelson JM.
Publication: J Surg Oncol. 1994 Nov;57(3):143-51.

In the treatment of soft tissue sarcomas, hyperthermia has been demonstrated to enhance tumor necrosis from radiation therapy. The current study reports the clinical course of patients treated with this neoadjuvant therapy regimen.

Authors: Myerson RJ, Leybovich L, Emami B, Grigsby PW, Straube W, Von Gerichten D.
Publication: Int J Hyperthermia. 1991 Nov-Dec;7(6):937-51.

The BSD 2000 system is an array of microwave antennas operating in the 60-120 MHz range. It is a four-quadrant regional hyperthermia device with phase control permitting the operator to choose the point of constructive interference. A computer preplanning system is provided.

Authors: Wessalowski R, Schneider DT, Mils O, Hannen M, Calaminus G, Engelbrecht V, Pape H, Willers R, Engert J, Harms D, Göbel U.
Publication: Klin Padiatr. 2003 Nov-Dec;215(6):303-9.

Elevated temperatures of 40 - 44 degrees C increase the actions of various anticancer drugs including N-lost derivatives, cytotoxic antibiotics and platinum analoga. In clinical usage thermochemotherapy (TCH) should facilitate surgical resection and ameliorate local tumor control.

Authors: Westermann A, Mella O, Van Der Zee J, Jones EL, Van Der Steen-Banasik E, Koper P, Uitterhoeve AL, De Wit R, Van Der Velden J, Burger C, Schem BC, Van Der Wilt C, Dahl O, Prosnitz LR, Van Tinteren H.
Publication: Int J Hyperthermia. 2012;28(6):549-53. doi: 10.3109/02656736.2012.673047. Epub 2012 Jul 13.

Advanced cervical cancer is routinely treated with radiotherapy and cisplatin-containing chemotherapy. Hyperthermia has been shown to improve the results of both radiotherapy and cisplatin. The feasibility of the combination of all three modalities was demonstrated and reported in a study of 68 previously untreated cervical cancer patients in 2005. Long-term follow-up is presented here.