Pre-irradiated chest wall recurrences and other superficial tumors can now also be treated with combined hyperthermia and radiotherapy at Strahlentherapie Bremen. Priv.-Doz. Dr. med. habil. Mirko Nitsche, Radio Oncologist and physician responsible for hyperthermia at the institution, explains the new therapeutic option: "By using hyperthermia, we are able to significantly reduce the dosage of radiotherapy and by means of that treat even patients where a reirradiation with classical dosage would be contraindicated due to cumulative toxicity".
Priv.-Doz. Dr. med. Mirko Nitsche and the radiographers Tabea Wilhelms and Vera Jamroszczyk
Bremen is the fourth location to employ the new technique, after Lindenhofspital Bern, University Medical Center, Dept of Radiooncology Freiburg/Breisgau and Academic Medical Center Amsterdam.