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April 3, 2005

Prospective, Multicenter Lung Cancer Trial Shows Heat Directly Kills Tumors In 93 Percent of Cases

Topics: Medicine

Hyperthermia applications in cancer are not new, but the technology and the methodology has been steadily improving. Here's a report on a population of patients that had a 91 percent cancer-specific survival rate at one and two years post therapy, according to results of a prospective, multicenter trial. The research also showed the radiofrequency ablation (RFA) technique successfully killed the tumor inside the body without surgery in 93 percent of the cases. That's very good news for lung cancer patients since the survival rate in symptomatic patients is very poor - about 85 percent of such patients are incurable. Further, most patients diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer are not considered to be candidates for surgery at the time of diagnosis.

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Posted by Hyscience at April 3, 2005 2:41 PM

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