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Battling cancer: the latest on microwave hyperthermia

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1 Author(s)
Bansal, R. ; Connecticut Univ., Storrs, CT, USA

Hyperthermia is a procedure for treating cancer in which the tissue temperatures in the tumor are raised to the range of 42-45 °C (Lin, 2004). Microwave hyperthermia was introduced several decades ago (see, for example, Paglione's U.S. patent (1980) and the references cited therein). It has been used generally in combination with chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy because hyperthermia enhances the tumor's response to radio/chemotherapy. A recent example of experimental research on microwave hyperthermia is the work by Maccarini et al., presented in the technical session "Biological Effects and Medical Applications" at IMS 2005.

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Microwave Magazine, IEEE  (Volume:6 ,  Issue: 3 )