Effect of Hyperthermia at 40.5° C and Chemotherapy on Various Human Tumors in Vitro
The possibility of enhancing the effect of cytostatic drugs on tumor cells by means of hyperthermia has been clearly shown by many in vitro and in vivo experiments (Hahn 1982, 1983). In most experiments, experimental cell lines and experimental animal tumors have been used: in only a few have data been obtained using human tumor samples (Mann et al. 1983). With the use of a tumor colony forming assay it is possible to test human tumor samples for their individual drug sensitivity and the possible influence of hyperthermia.
KeywordsSmall Cell Carcinoma Cytostatic Drug Bone Marrow Progenitor Hyperthermic Condition Thermal Enhancement
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