Hyperthermia is not a stand-alone treatment modality. Hyperthermia is used together with chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Hyperthermia allows to lower cancer chemotherapy dose and radiotherapy doses.
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Hyperthermia in cancer treatment and sensitization to radiotherapy. Hyperthermia use in cancer treatment is increasing. Therefore, adding hyperthermia to cancer treatment plan can decrease toxicity of cancer therapy. Use of hyperthermia in radio-sensitization of tumors. Hyperthermia use in cancer treatment. Hyperthermia should either be combined with ionizing radiotherapy for local treatments or with chemotherapy. Hyperthermia and Radiation therapy treatment options. Advanced cancer treatment by targeted radiation therapy and hyperthermia. Medical second opinion confirms radiotherapy with hyperthermia cancer treatment plan. Medical second opinion helps to include best radiotherapy and hyperthermia combination cancer therapy into comprehensive personalized cancer treatment plan. Best precision medicine radiation therapy and hyperthermia treatment for advanced stage cancer with metastatic lesions. Get second opinion on advanced cancer diagnosis and be confident that your precision medicine cancer treatment is the best. Video interview with top oncologist in radiation therapy and hyperthermia treatment from Zurich, Switzerland. Hyperthermia cancer treatment and sensitization to radiotherapy. Dr. Anton Titov, MD. One of your major clinical interests is hyperthermia in treatment of cancer. Use of hyperthermia in radio-sensitization of tumors. One of your interests is to design strategies to make tumors more sensitive to the radiation therapy. Hyperthermia, increased body temperature, is one such radiotherapy-sensitizing strategy. You published a review of all modern clinical trials conducted around the world about hyperthermia treatments in cancer. You discussed combination of hyperthermia and the radiation therapy treatments. How is hyperthermia used in cancer treatment today? What is a major theme in use of hyperthermia for radiosensitization of tumors in cancer therapy? Dr. Simon Bodis, MD (Professor of Radiation Oncology, Zurich, Switzerland). Okay, I would like to answer this question in two blocks. This is also based on our recent discussions during the last ESHO meeting. ESHO is the European Society of Hyperthermic Oncology. There we had panel discussions about hyperthermia use in cancer treatment. As you know, the history of hyperthermia in cancer therapy is a little bit complex. I think hyperthermia as a treatment modality 30 – 40 years ago was conceived to be very promising. It was based on biological principles. Then, unfortunately, hyperthermia use decreased due to lack of technology. Hyperthermia use decreased also due to lack of integration of hyperthermia in an academic hospital settings. Hyperthermia lost a little bit of ground. Dr. Simon Bodis, MD. Professor of Radiation Oncology, Zurich, Switzerland. We believe now that times have changed. There is a good argument to use hyperthermia as a potentially important discipline for selected cancer patients. Hyperthermia is not a single treatment modality to be used alone. Hyperthermia should either be combined with ionizing radiotherapy for local treatments. Or hyperthermia is used with chemotherapy if you have systemic cancer treatment plans. I would like to focus on the aspect of regional and locoregional hyperthermia. Hyperthermia can be given in a temperature range between 39 and 45 degrees. Sometimes it’s more than 45 degrees, I think the correct term is thermoablation. There we go into the field of surgery. Hyperthermia cancer treatment. Top Swiss radiotherapy expert discusses modern hyperthermia with chemotherapy and cancer surgery. Regional hyperthermia.