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Interstitial Thermoradiotherapy for Pelvic Tumors: The City of Hope Experience

  • N. L. Vora
  • K. H. Luk
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Abstract

Interstitial techniques for radiation implants as primary or boost treatments have been practiced successfully by radiation oncologists for many years. When hyperthermia was found to be cytotoxic and synergistic with radiation, this modality was quickly combined with interstitial radioactive implantations. At the City of Hope National Medical Center, clinical trials with interstitial thermoradiotherapy commenced in 1984.

Keywords

Curie Point Total Radiation Dose Pelvic Tumor Boost Treatment Hope National Medical 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. L. Vora
    • 1
  • K. H. Luk
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Radiation OncologyCity of Hope National Medical CenterDuarteUSA
  2. 2.Department of Radiation OncologyGood Samaritan Regional Medical CenterPhoenixUSA

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