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Hyperthermia and thermochemotherapy

  • Rolf D. Issels
Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 67)

Abstract

The combination of anticancer drugs with hyperthermia was only recently introduced as an experimental clinical strategy. This approach within the field of medical oncology is based on the convincing evidence that hyperthermia enhances the therapeutic effect of several chemotherapeutic agents, even in drug-resistant cells. Such a combined modality is of particular interest as a means of overcoming the limited therapeutic efficacy of conventional anticancer agents in the case of large, resistant human tumors.

Keywords

Isolate Limb Perfusion Tumor Temperature Advanced Soft Tissue Sarcoma Thermal Enhancement Whole Body Hyperthermia 
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