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Local Hyperthermia for Treatment of Advanced Prostatic Carcinoma: Preliminary Results

  • T. Lotti
  • V. Altieri
  • V. Mirone
  • N. Ottaviano
  • A. Russo
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 267)

Abstract

Since ancient ages, heat administration was used as a therapeutical modality for several indications. Together with the anti-inflammatory, the anti-cancer cytotoxicity seems to represent the main effect of hyperthermia. Following the biologic rationale for using heat in the treatment of cancer, various technical devices were designed for heat administration in cancer patients.

Key words

Microwaves Intrarectal hyperthermia Prostatic cancer 

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© Plenum Press, New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Lotti
    • 1
  • V. Altieri
    • 1
  • V. Mirone
    • 1
  • N. Ottaviano
    • 1
  • A. Russo
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of UrologyIInd School of MedicineNaplesItaly

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