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Heat treatment and chemo improves sarcoma survival

30th April 2010

Research published online first in The Lancet has found that adding heat treatment to chemotherapy could increase survival rates in people with high-risk sarcoma.

The study found that applying regional heat alongside chemotherapy increased the effectiveness of treatment. Early trials had shown promise for using regional hyperthermia in addition to chemotherapy, which researchers had suggested was because the heat boosts the activity of the drugs. Scientists investigated whether or not this combination treatment could improve survival in 341 people with high-risk sarcomas.


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Article Information

Title: Heat treatment and chemo improves sarcoma survival
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 14760
Date Added: 30th Apr 2010



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