Hyperthermia is the elevation of tissue temperatures to 40-45 °C and is mainly applied as a cancer therapy in combination with other treatment modalities, such as radiotherapy or chemotherapy. A detailed introduction to the biology, physics and clinical application of hyperthermia is given in: An introduction to the practical aspects of clinical hyperthermia, edited by Field and Hand and in: Thermoradiotherapy and Thermochemotherapy (volumes 1 and 2), edited by Seegenschmiedt, Fessenden and Vernon (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg 1995).

cancer, hyperthermia, tumors
P.C. Levendag (Peter)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Koningin Wilhelmina Fonds (KWF)
hdl.handle.net/1765/21142
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

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