Hyperthermia for locally advanced breast cancer.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Hyperthermia (HT) has a proven benefit for treating superficial malignancies, particularly chest wall recurrences of breast cancer. There has been less research utilising HT in patients with locally advanced breast cancer (LABC), but available data are promising. HT has been combined with chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy in the neoadjuvant, definitive and adjuvant setting, albeit in series with small numbers of patients. There is only one phase III trial that examines hyperthermia in LABC, also with relatively small numbers of patients. The goal of this review is to highlight important research utilising HT in patients with LABC as well as to suggest future directions for its use.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Zagar, TM; Oleson, JR; Vujaskovic, Z; Dewhirst, MW; Craciunescu, OI; Blackwell, KL; Prosnitz, LR; Jones, EL

Published Date

  • 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 26 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 618 - 624

PubMed ID

  • 20849257

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC2949291

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1464-5157

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3109/02656736.2010.501051


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England