Clinical Use of Regional Hyperthermia

  • Haim I. Bicher
  • Ralph S. Wolfstein
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 267)


For cancer control rates to significantly improve, increase in complete local control of the primary tumor is an important factor(1). That distant metastasis can originate from uncontrolled local tumor cells has been repeatedly demonstrated, as in the results of adjuvant trials in breast cancer: Post operative radiotherapy reduced the frequency of distant metastasis equally as well as adjuvant chemotherapy. Radiation therapy proved to be actually better in post menopausal patients, including those given tamoxifen, which improved disease free survival in the chemotherapy group but not in the radiotherapy group (2).


Hyperthermia Treatment Superficial Tumor Neck Node Metastasis Local Hyperthermia Tumor Temperature 
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  • Haim I. Bicher
    • 1
  • Ralph S. Wolfstein
    • 1
  1. 1.Valley Cancer InstitutePanorama CityUSA

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