Temperature data analysis for 22 patients with advanced cervical carcinoma treated in Rotterdam using radiotherapy, hyperthermia and chemotherapy: A reference point is needed

D. Fatehi, J. van der Zee, E. van der Wal, W.N. van Wieringen, G.C. van Rhoon

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Abstract

Introduction: The growing interest and participation in multi-institutional trials involving deep hyperthermia treatment is an important step towards the further consolidation of hyperthermia as an oncological treatment modality. However, the differences in the clinical procedures of hyperthermia application also raises questions as how to compare the reported temperatures data obtained by the different institutes. In this study our recent developed approach, RHyThM (Rotterdam Hyperthermia Thermal Modulator), has been used for thermal data analysis to investigate the temperature dynamics behaviour of a series of deep hyperthermia treatments. Patients and methods: All 22 patients (104 hyperthermia treatments) with locally advanced cervical carcinoma who participated in a feasibility study for treatment with a three-modality therapy were selected. The patients received mega-voltage external beam radiotherapy to the pelvis in daily fractions of 2 Gy five times a week to a total dose of 46 Gy and additional brachytherapy, at least four courses of weekly cisplatin (40 mg m
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)353-363
JournalInternational journal of hyperthermia
Volume22
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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