Consensus on Hyperthermia for the 1990s

Clinical Practice in Cancer Treatment

  • Haim I. Bicher
  • John R. McLaren
  • Giuseppe M. Pigliucci

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 267)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Chapters

    1. Haim I. Bicher, Ralph S. Wolfstein
      Pages 1-20
    2. Padmakar P. Lele
      Pages 37-46
    3. Homayoon Shidnia
      Pages 47-49
    4. Homayoon Shidnia, William Crabtree, Ned Hornback, Peter Young, Mary Hartson, Rong-Nian Shen
      Pages 51-55
    5. G. C. van Rhoon, G. van den Bos, J. van der Zee
      Pages 57-77
    6. U. Raymond, Tsutomu Sugahara
      Pages 79-94
    7. Beppino C. Giovanella
      Pages 95-98
    8. P. Gabriele, F. Ozello, V. Tseroni, Ed. Madon, R. Ragona
      Pages 121-127
    9. J. Alexander Marchosky, Charles F. Babbs, Christopher J. Moran, Neal E. Fearnot, John A. DeFord, Deborah M. Welsh
      Pages 129-143
    10. Roy C. Page, Gregory F. Ricca, F. Curtis Dohan Jr.
      Pages 145-153
    11. Anders Hugander
      Pages 155-159
    12. Adele Emilia Sichirollo, Giancarlo Zonca, Guido Ogno
      Pages 161-166
    13. H. Ian Robins, Justin D. Cohen
      Pages 189-196
    14. Ranulfo Sanchez, Robert D. Levin, Young Doo Kim, Alfonso Mellijor, Mary Ann Doyle, William Simonich et al.
      Pages 203-208

About this book


Hyperthermia as a safe and effective cancer treatment modality is rapidly evolving propelled by widespread research and clinical efforts worldwide. Presentations on Hyperthermia experience are now commonplace at Oncology meetings, as are congresses dedicated entirely to the intertwined interactions between basic sciences and patient treatment that together are forming the structure of a new medical specialty. Such was the XII International Symposium on Clinical Hyperthermia held in Rome, Italy, April 27 - 29, 1989. Papers presented therein constitute the backbone of this book. Biology research has provided data describing mechanisms of action for the cancer cell killing and physiological effects of Hyperthermia. Physics research has led to the development of equipment enabling treatment of many areas of the human body, as well as explained the limitations that still constrain our ability to treat, especially in the areas of deep seated tumor heating and non-invasive thermometry. The main question that will decide the future of this modality is that of its clinical use. To put it succinctly, what do we do with this potentially useful tool in an everyday clinical oncological practice . •• ? This is the main question addressed in this book as "Consensus on Hyperthermia for the 1990s. " The book in­ cludes 28 presented papers and 25 invited chapters from some of the leading experts in the field. Their basic mechanisms of action were physics principles, treatment quality assurance and especially, clinical indications.


cancer cancer treatment cell development hyperthermia oncology tumor

Editors and affiliations

  • Haim I. Bicher
    • 1
  • John R. McLaren
    • 2
  • Giuseppe M. Pigliucci
    • 3
  1. 1.Valley Cancer InstituteLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Emory ClinicAtlantaUSA
  3. 3.II University of RomeRomeItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-5768-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-5766-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-2598
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