Authors: van der Zee J, González GD.
Publication: Int J Hyperthermia. 2002 Jan-Feb;18(1):1-12.
Radiotherapy plus hyperthermia was compared to radiotherapy alone in the Dutch Deep Hyperthermia Trial, in patients with advanced bladder, cervical, and rectal tumours. The overall results, published elsewhere, demonstrate that addition of hyperthermia to radiotherapy improves both pelvic control and overall survival rates. The therapeutic gain appeared especially worthwhile in locally advanced cervical tumours. Here, the results in patients with cervical cancer are summarized and discussed, and further details provided.