The Use of Hyperthermia in Cancer Treatment

An Analysis of Clinical Investigations on Deep Seated Malignant Tumor Control with a Radiofrequency Capacitive Hyperthermia System (Thermotron RF-8)
  • U. Raymond
  • Tsutomu Sugahara
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 267)


In response to the challenge of treating deep-seated tumors without undue damage to surrounding normal tissues, a radiofrequency (RF) capacitive heating system known as the Thermotron RF-8 (Yamamoto Vinyter Co., Osaka), with its many innovative engineering remedies, was developed, and it has enabled multi-institutional controlled clinical hyperthermia trials targeted to major organ site neoplasms, i.e. lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, gastric cancer, hepatocellular cancer, rectal cancer, urinary bladder cancer, etc.


Urinary Bladder Cancer Minor Regression Degradable Starch Microsphere Performance Status Improvement Favorable Response Rate 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • U. Raymond
    • 1
    • 2
  • Tsutomu Sugahara
    • 3
  1. 1.Rex Cancer CenterRaleighUSA
  2. 2.East Carolina School of MedicineGreenvilleUSA
  3. 3.Health Research FoundationKyoto 602Japan

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