Prospective thermal dosimetry: the key to hyperthermia's future.

Journal Article (Review)

PURPOSE: This review summarizes recent results from two randomized trials testing the complete response rate and local control benefits for the addition of hyperthermia to external beam radiation. METHODS: In both series, there was a statistically significant benefit to adjuvant hyperthermia. RESULTS: The establishment of a standardized nomenclature for clinical hyperthermia prescription will help to facilitate the broader usage of hyperthermia. CONCLUSIONS: Carefully conducted phase III trials with rigorous quality assurance must employ prospective thermal dosimetry to validate the role of hyperthermia in multi-modality therapy.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Jones, E; Thrall, D; Dewhirst, MW; Vujaskovic, Z

Published Date

  • May 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 22 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 247 - 253

PubMed ID

  • 16754346

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0265-6736

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/02656730600765072

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • England