Tumor control in long-term survivors following superficial hyperthermia.

  title={Tumor control in long-term survivors following superficial hyperthermia.},
  author={R J Myerson and Carlos Alberto Perez and Bita Emami and W L Straube and Robert R. Kuske and Leonid B. Leybovich and D von Gerichten},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  volume={18 5},
Sixty tumors with a minimum of 1-year follow-up were treated with radiation and superficial microwave hyperthermia (915 MHz). The overall local control rate was 50% (30/60). The most important factor in outcome was appropriateness of the hyperthermia applicator. Tumors covered by at least the 25% iso-SAR contour achieved 65% local control versus 21% local control with less than 25% SAR coverage (p less than 0.01). Several measures of adequate minimum monitored tumor temperature and duration… CONTINUE READING