Rationale for using invasive thermometry for regional hyperthermia
of pelvic tumors.
2) Regional hyperthermia
is used to treat the large area of body such as an organ, body cavity.
Phase II study of 5-FU/LV/Irinotecan in combination with regional hyperthermia
(RHT) in 5-FU/LV refractory patients with advanced colorectal cancer.
Also known as regional hyperthermia
, the technique uses focused electromagnetic energy to warm the tissue in and around the tumour to between 40 and 43 degrees Celsius (104 - 109.
The study, "Gemcitabine and cisplatin combined with regional hyperthermia
as second-line treatment in patients with gemcitabine-refractory advanced pancreatic cancer", (Int J Hyperthermia.
Relapsed and refractory tumors did respond when regional hyperthermia
was given with chemotherapy.
The study, "Pathological Complete Response and Sphincter-Sparing Surgery after Neoadjuvant Radiochemotherapy with Regional Hyperthermia
for Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer Compared with Radiochemotherapy Alone," was published in The International Journal of Hyperthermia by C.
The combination of regional hyperthermia
and neoadjuvant radiochemotherapy may lead to an increased pCR rate in locally advanced rectal cancer.
The inclusion of hyperthermia and chemotherapy for high risk sarcoma cancer patients was based on data from a Phase III, randomized, multicenter, clinical trial involving the use of regional hyperthermia
and chemotherapy with EIA (etoposide, ifosfamide and adriamycin), as compared to EIA alone.
was then performed once weekly.
Both whole-body hyperthermia and regional hyperthermia
increase the success rate of radiation (33), (36) and chemotherapy.
Effect of FNCLCC grade 2 versus grade 3 on survival after neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) plus or minus regional hyperthermia
(RHT) in soft tissue sarcomas (STS): An analysis of the EORTC-ESHO Intergroup phase III Study," analyzed the efficacy of the use of hyperthermia combined with chemotherapy to treat Grade 2 soft tissue sarcoma.