Multimodal treatment with chemoradiotherapy, regional hyperthermia and interstitial brachytherapy for a huge locally advanced cervical cancer: A case report

Tech Innov Patient Support Radiat Oncol. 2023 Nov 18:28:100222. doi: 10.1016/j.tipsro.2023.100222. eCollection 2023 Dec.


A female patient in her 50 s was found to have a 10-cm tumor resulting from locally advanced cervical cancer (LACC). Three-year relapse-free survival was achieved following a multimodal treatment strategy integrating chemoradiotherapy (CRT), regional hyperthermia (RHT), and interstitial brachytherapy (ISBT). Given the large size of the tumor, enhancement of the geometrical dose distribution was anticipated using ISBT. However, delivery of a sufficient dose to the high-risk clinical target volume was predicted to be challenging. Thus, RHT was incorporated to potentially augment the overall treatment effect. This unique combination of CRT, RHT and ISBT may be promising for management of large LACC and warrants further investigation.

Keywords: Brachytherapy; Cervical cancer; Chemoradiotherapy; Hyperthermia; Multimodal treatment.

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