Superficial Hyperthermia plus External Beam Radiation in the Palliation of Locally Progressive Chemoradiation-Resistant Breast Cancer.

TitleSuperficial Hyperthermia plus External Beam Radiation in the Palliation of Locally Progressive Chemoradiation-Resistant Breast Cancer.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsHeese C, Lavagnini P, Mills P, Lewis M, Markman M
JournalCase reports in oncology
Volume5
Issue3
Pagination520-3
Date Published2012 Sep
Abstract

Local chest wall progression of chemotherapy/radiation-resistant breast cancer can result in substantial morbidity. In this retrospective review of 39 patients in this difficult clinical setting treated at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (Eastern Regional Medical Center), approximately one-half of the population experienced meaningful short-term palliation and improvement in quality of life when managed with local superficial hyperthermia plus external beam radiation.

DOI10.1159/000343041
Alternate JournalCase Rep Oncol