Hyperthermia In Cancer Treatment: A Primer: A Primer

Hardcover | September 26, 2006

EditorGian F. Baronzio, E. Dieter Hager, E. Dieter Hager

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Following an introductory overview, Hyperthermia In Cancer Treatment: A Primer comprehensively describes the biological reasons for associating hyperthermia with radiation and chemotherapy and the biological and clinical effects of hyperthermia on cancerous and normal tissues. The volume's 20 chapters are arranged in three principal parts: physical and methodological studies, biologic principles, and clinical studies.

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Following an introductory overview, Hyperthermia In Cancer Treatment: A Primer comprehensively describes the biological reasons for associating hyperthermia with radiation and chemotherapy and the biological and clinical effects of hyperthermia on cancerous and normal tissues. The volume's 20 chapters are arranged in three principal pa...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:390 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.27 inPublished:September 26, 2006Publisher:Springer USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387334408

ISBN - 13:9780387334400

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Table of Contents

Hyperthermia, Physics, Vector Potential, Electromagnetic Heating: A Primer.- Thermometry: Clinical Aspects and Perspectives.- Physical Background and Technical Realizations of Hyperthermia.- Thermotherapy and Nanomedicine: Between Vision and Reality.- Influence of Tumor Microenvironment on Thermoresponse: Biologic and Clinical Implications.- Hyperthermia and Angiogenesis: Results and Perspectives.- Vascular Effects of Localized Hyperthermia.- On the Biochemical Basis of Tumour Damage by Hyperthermia.- Results of Hyperthermia Alone with Radiation Therapy and/or Chemotherapy.- Thermo-Chemo- Radiotherapy Association: Biological Rationale,Preliminary Observations on Its Use on Malignant Brain Tumors.- A Step Deep on Hyperthermia, Hypoxia and Chemotherapy Interactions.- Locoregional Hyperthermia.- Hyperthermia and Radiotherapy in the Management of Prostate Cancer.- Tumor Ablation Using Radiofrequency Energy: Technical Methods and Application on Liver Tumors.- Cytoreduction, Peritonectomy and Hyperthermic Antiblastic Peritoneal Perfusion for the Treatment of Peritoneal Carcinomatosis.- Hyperthermic Isolated Limb Perfusion.- Intracavitary Hyperthermic Perfusion.- Whole Body Hyperthermia at 43.5-44°C: Dreams or Reality?.- Extreme Whole-Body Hyperthermia with Water-Filtered Infrared-A Radiation.- Effects of Local and Whole Body Hyperthermia on Immunity.- Fever, Pyrogens and Cancer.- Future Perspectives of Interstitial and Perfusional Hyperthermia.- Index.

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Aus den Rezensionen:"Dieses herausragende Fachbuch . präsentiert auf höchstem Niveau die Beiträge . Dies ist . eine Fachenzyklopädie . Im ersten Teil werden die physikalischen Aspekte und Grundlagen der Hyperthermie dargestellt. . Der zweite Teil informiert sehr anschaulich und teilweise auch spannend . über die biologischen Aspekte der Hyperthermie . Insgesamt eine sehr gelungene 'state of the art' Präsentation aktuellen Wissens zum Thema Hyperthermie . Für jeden Anwender der Hyperthermie in der Tumortherapie eigentlich ein Pflichtwerk, eher geeignet zum Nachschlagen und besseren Verständnis der oft komplizierten Zusammenhänge." (Dr. med. Peter Holzhauer, in: Deutsche Zeitschrift für Onkologie, 2007, Issue 3, S. 143)