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  • Authors: Maluta S, Dall'Oglio S, Romano M, Marciai N, Pioli F, Giri MG, Benecchi PL, Comunale L, Porcaro AB
    Publication: Int J Hyperthermia. 2007 Aug;23(5):451-6.

    PURPOSE:
    Hyperthermia has been used in several trials to treat pelvic cancers without excessive toxicity and with positive results. The aim of this study was to evaluate feasibility and results in terms of biochemical recurrence-free, disease-free survival, overall survival, and treatment toxicity profile of hyperthermia combined with radiotherapy in locally advanced high risk prostate cancer.

  • Authors: Feldmann HJ, Molls M, Krümplemann S, Stuschke M, Sack H.
    Publication: Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 1993 Apr 30;26(1):111-6.

    PURPOSE:
    Several institutions have accumulated clinical experience with the annular array as well as with the Sigma applicator. There exist only limited data in comparison of both heating devices possibly favoring the annular array over the Sigma applicator with regard to tumor temperatures and acute toxicity. The objective of this study was to record temperature distributions at identical sites in tumor and normal tissue in the same patients treated with each device.

  • Authors: Sreenivasa G, Hildebrandt B, Kümmel S, Jungnickel K, Cho CH, Tilly W, Böhmer D, Budach V, Felix R, Wust P.
    Publication: Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2006 Nov 15;66(4):1159-67. Epub 2006 Sep 18.

    PURPOSE:
    To evaluate preoperative radiochemotherapy combined with regional pelvic hyperthermia in patients with nonresectable cervical cancer >/= International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) IIB "bulky" in a Phase II study.

  • Authors: Franckena M, Lutgens LC, Koper PC, Kleynen CE, van der Steen-Banasik EM, Jobsen JJ, Leer JW, Creutzberg CL, Dielwart MF, van Norden Y, Canters RA, van Rhoon GC, van der Zee J.
    Publication: Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2009 Jan 1;73(1):242-50. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2008.03.072. Epub 2008 Nov 5.

    PURPOSE:
    To report response rate, pelvic tumor control, survival, and late toxicity after treatment with combined radiotherapy and hyperthermia (RHT) for patients with locally advanced cervical carcinoma (LACC) and compare the results with other published series.