Local Hyperthermia for Deep Tumors

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


Hyperthermia for superficial tumors has been considered standard treatment since 1984, based on multiple reports showing synergistic therapeutic advantage in combination with radiotherapy compared to irradiation alone (Table 1). Results of external hyperthermia treatments for deep tumors combined with irradiation or chemotherapy have shown significant improvement over controls (24).


Hyperthermia Treatment Superficial Tumor Deep Tumor Local Hyperthermia Regional Hyperthermia 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Haim I. Bicher
    • 1
  • Ralph S. Wolfstein
    • 1
  1. 1.Valley Cancer InstitutePanorama City, Los AngelesUSA

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