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ENT tumors

In 1993, the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics reported on the results of a Phase III study by Valdagni and Amichelli at Ospedale S.Chiara in Trento, Italy, conducted on 41 patients with inoperable stage IV head and neck tumors. The results of the study showed that the combined treatment with hyperthermia and radiation therapy increased complete remission from 41% to 83%, local recurrence-free survival from 24% to 68%, and the 5 year survival rate from 0% to 53%, compared with radiation therapy alone (refer to vol. 28, pp. 163-169).