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Clinical Experience with Local Hyperthermia in Rotterdam

  • J. Van der Zee
  • G. C. Van Rhoon
  • M. P. Broekmeyer-Reurink
  • A. E. M. Kuijs
  • A. P. Van Den Berg
  • D. Treurniet-Donker
  • W. L. J. Van Putten
  • H. S. Reinhold
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 267)

Abstract

In the Rotterdam Cancer Center, local hyperthemia has been applied clinically since 1979. Experience has lead to the development of a 433 MHz multi-applicator multi-generator system for heating superfically located tumors.Temperatures are measured using multi point optical fiber probes within closed tip catheters. Hyperthermia is generally given in combination with a series of radiotherapy. At present, 360 patients have been treated on a total of 440 fields (over 3000 treatment sessions). Various analyses of the results achieved have been performed. The findings indicate how and when HT can be useful.

Keywords

Complete Response Rate Recurrent Breast Cancer Cold Spot Radiotherapy Total Dose Recurrent Carcinoma 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Van der Zee
    • 1
  • G. C. Van Rhoon
    • 1
  • M. P. Broekmeyer-Reurink
    • 1
  • A. E. M. Kuijs
    • 1
  • A. P. Van Den Berg
    • 1
  • D. Treurniet-Donker
    • 1
  • W. L. J. Van Putten
    • 1
  • H. S. Reinhold
    • 1
  1. 1.Radiological Institute TNO RijswijkThe Dr. Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center Rotterdam, Erasmus University RotterdamThe Netherlands

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