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Regional Hyperthermia Clinical Trial
Hyperthermia - also referred to as Thermal Therapy - is a form of cancer treatment involving exposing cancerous tissues to high temperatures which may damage cancer cells. The raised temperatures cause minimal damage to surrounding tissues, and heat levels are constantly monitored to ensure the most effective treatment is given without compromising peripheral cells.
Hyperthermia is almost always used in conjunction with other cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation. Some studies have shown that hyperthermia may increase the effectiveness of radiation and chemotherapy.
Methods of hyperthermia treatment vary according to different types of cancer growths. For example, local hyperthermia is directly apply heat to a small, specific area and whole body hyperthermia is used for metastatic cancers which have spread throughout the body.
Hyperthermia Treatment is available at the NIIM Clinic in Melbourne, Australia. To be treated with Hyperthermia at our Clinic, patients must become part of the Hyperthermia Clinical Trial.
Patients need to first complete an Eligibility Questionnaire and then have a personal screening appointment with the Hyperthermia Technician. You will then be advised whether you are eligible to join the Hyperthermia Trial.
Note: Patients please be aware, the NIIM Regional Hyperthermia Clinical Trial is a Cancer clinical treatment trial only. For patients queries regarding Hyperthermia treatment for other illnesses or disease e.g. Lyme disease, please see Whole Body Hyperthermia page
To apply to become part of the Hyperthermia Clinical Trial please complete the Hyperthermia Trial Eligibility Questionnaire either Online or send your completed copy to the NIIM clinic by email firstname.lastname@example.org or fax (03) 9804 0513.Begin Online Eligibility Questionnaire
Frequently Asked Questions
For more information please read the Hyperthermia - Frequently Asked Questions
NIIM Hyperthermia - Patient Preparation Guide
Before your first Hyperthermia Treatment appointment all Hyperthermia patients should read this short 'Patient Preparation Guide' View the NIIM Hyperthermia - Patient Preparation Guide
Additional Reading Material
For further information on hyperthermia therapy please visit the following links:
- National Cancer Institute (USA)– Hyperthermia
- The American Cancer Society - Hyperthermia
- International Clinical Hyperthermia Society
- Society for Thermal Medicine
- International Journal of Hyperthermia
- CNBC Story on Hyperthermia - YouTube
- We also highly recommend The Gawler Foundation for Mind-Body Cancer Support