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Chemoradiation with hyperthermia in the treatment of head and neck cancer

In International Journal of Hyperthermia
By: Huilgol NG.
Contributor(s): Dixit R | Gupta S | .
Material type: materialTypeLabelArticleSeries: Vol 26 Issues 1.Publisher: 2010Description: 21-25.Subject(s): Head and neck cancer | Hyperthermia | Chemoradiation | DDC classification: In: International Journal of HyperthermiaSummary: Purpose: The management of head and neck cancer requires skilled integration of multiple modalities such as surgery, radiation, chemotherapy and hyperthermia. Chemoradiation can benefit from the addition of a proven modality such as hyperthermia in increasing survival, disease-free survival and quality of life without increasing the risk of complication. The purpose of this retrospective study was to evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of hyperthermia with chemoradiation in advanced head and neck cancers. Materials and methods: Between January 2004 and May 2008 40 patients with advanced head and neck cancers were allocated for hyperthermia with chemoradiotherapy. All patients underwent radiation on a telecobalt machine. A total dose of 70 Gy in 7 weeks with conventional fractionation was given with weekly chemotherapy of cisplatin 50 mg or paclitaxel 60 mg. Patients underwent hyperthermia on a radiofrequency machine at 8.2 MHz for 30 min at 41 degrees -43 degrees C with 10 min pre-cooling to 5 degrees C.
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Purpose: The management of head and neck cancer requires skilled integration of multiple modalities such as surgery, radiation, chemotherapy and hyperthermia. Chemoradiation can benefit from the addition of a proven modality such as hyperthermia in increasing survival, disease-free survival and quality of life without increasing the risk of complication. The purpose of this retrospective study was to evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of hyperthermia with chemoradiation in advanced head and neck cancers. Materials and methods: Between January 2004 and May 2008 40 patients with advanced head and neck cancers were allocated for hyperthermia with chemoradiotherapy. All patients underwent radiation on a telecobalt machine. A total dose of 70 Gy in 7 weeks with conventional fractionation was given with weekly chemotherapy of cisplatin 50 mg or paclitaxel 60 mg. Patients underwent hyperthermia on a radiofrequency machine at 8.2 MHz for 30 min at 41 degrees -43 degrees C with 10 min pre-cooling to 5 degrees C.

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