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Interstitial Hyperthermia with Ferromagnetic Seed Implants: Preliminary Results of a Phase I Clinical Trial

  • B. Stea
  • D. Shimm
  • J. Kittelson
  • T. Cetas

Abstract

Although the first use of hyperthermia in the treatment of cancer was reported in the 19th century, the use of hyperthermia as a treatment modality has been developing rapidly only over the last ten to fifteen years. Response rates have varied, depending on the size and location of the tumor, but hyperthermia combined with irradiation consistently appears to improve the complete response rate over that seen with irradiation alone by a factor of two, and to increase the response duration as well (Overgaard, 1987, 1989).

Keywords

Brain Tumor Curie Point Treatment Catheter Stranded Wire Extracranial Tumor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Stea
    • 1
  • D. Shimm
    • 1
  • J. Kittelson
    • 1
  • T. Cetas
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiation OncologyUniversity of Arizona Health Sciences CenterTucsonUSA

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