Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Strahlenther Onkol. 2011 Oct;187(10):619-25. doi: 10.1007/s00066-011-2226-6. Epub 2011 Sep 19.

Regional hyperthermia combined with chemoradiotherapy in primary or recurrent locally advanced pancreatic cancer : an open-label comparative cohort trial.

Author information

1
Department of Radiotherapy, University Hospital, Verona, Italy.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To evaluate the therapeutic effect of delivering regional hyperthermia (HT) plus chemoradiotherapy (CRT) in patients suffering from locally advanced unresectable pancreatic cancer (LAPC).

METHODS:

Between January 2000 and December 2008, 68 patients affected by primary (56/68) or recurrent (12/68) LAPC were treated either with CRT alone or CRT plus HT. Radiotherapy (RT) consisted of 3D conformal irradiation of tumor and regional lymph nodes (dose ranged from 30 Gy/10 fractions to 66 Gy/33 fractions). Chemotherapy (CT) consisted of gemcitabine (GEM) alone or in association with either oxaliplatin, cisplatin, or 5-FU. HT was delivered twice a week, concomitant with RT.

RESULTS:

In the current study, 60 of the original 68 patients were included. Median overall survival (OS) was 15 months in the HT group versus 11 months in the control group (log-rank test: p = 0.025). HT did not increase CRT toxicity.

CONCLUSION:

HT can be added safely to CRT in LAPC, thus, resulting in slightly prolonged survival in certain cases.

PMID:
21932025
DOI:
10.1007/s00066-011-2226-6
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Springer
    Loading ...
    Support Center