Interstitial Thermoradiotherapy for Pelvic Tumors: The City of Hope Experience
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.
KeywordsToxicity Catheter Microwave Fractionation Oncol
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- Brezovich I A, Atkinson WJ, Lilly MB et al. (1984) Local hyperthermia with interstitial techniques. Cancer Res [Suppl] 44: 4752s–4756sGoogle Scholar
- Corry P, Martinez A, Armour PE et al. Simultaneous hyperthermia and brachytherapy with remote afterloading. Proceedings brachytherapy meeting. Remote afterloading state-of-the-art. May 4–6, 1989Google Scholar
- Doss JD, McCabe CW (1976) A technique for localized heating in tissue: an adjunct to tumor therapy. Med Instrumentation 10: 16–21Google Scholar
- Prionas SD, Goffinet DR, Samulski TV et al. (1984) Characterization of an interstitial hyperthermia RF system utilizing flexible electrodes. Abstract of the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Rad. Res. Soc., Orlando, FL, March 25–29, p 18Google Scholar
- Vora N, Shaw S, Forell B et al. (1986) Primary radiation combine with hyperthermia for advanced (Stage III–IV) and inflammatory carcinoma of breast. Endocurietherapy/Hyperthermia Oncol 2: 101–106Google Scholar
- Vora N, Luk K, Forell B et al. (1988) Interstitial local current field hyperthermia for advanced cancers of the cervix. Endocurietherapy/Hyperthermia Oncol 4: 97–106Google Scholar