A new study suggests heat therapy may be beneficial in the treatment of cancerous tumors.
Press Release Service – Wired PR News – A new study suggests the addition of heat treatment with chemotherapy may increase the rates of positive response for cancer patients. As reported by Reuters, researchers of the German study found that patients provided with this type of treatment in conjunction with chemotherapy have an increased chance of living cancer free for more extended periods of time than those who receive chemotherapy alone.
Rolf Issels, a University of Munich medical oncology professor, is quoted by Reuters as stating of the research, “We expect our findings will encourage other researchers to test the approach in other locally advanced cancers… Targeted heat therapy has already shown promise in recurrent breast and locally advanced cervical cancer in combination with radiation, and studies combining it with chemotherapy in other localized tumors such as those in the pancreas and rectum are ongoing.”
As noted in the report, the findings of the study were presented at the Berlin based ECCO-ESMO European cancer congress.
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