Electro-hyperthermia in Oncology

Szász, Olivér and Szász, Nóra and Szász, András (2001) Electro-hyperthermia in Oncology. In: 2nd Cancer Symposium, 2001.09.19-2001.09.22., Napoli, Amerikai Egyesült Államok.


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Hyperthermia is a rapidly developing treatment method in oncology. The classical effect is based on well-focused energy absorption targeting the malignant tissue. Unfortunately, the heat-shock protein (HSP) synthesis may considerably suppress the treatment’s efficiency, causing cells to adapt and survive the shock. Electro-hyperthermia heats the targeted tissue by means of electricity, producing less HSP in the cells than classical hyperthermia. The main improvement is keeping the energy absorption within the extracellular matrix (ECM). By heating the ECM, ion-mobility increases, metabolic rates increase, and the heat destroys the cells’ membrane before the heat-shock activates the intra-cellular HSP mechanisms.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QC Physics / fizika
R Medicine / orvostudomány > RC Internal medicine / belgyógyászat > RC0254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology (including Cancer) / daganatok, tumorok, onkológia
R Medicine / orvostudomány > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology / terápia, gyógyszertan
R Medicine / orvostudomány > RZ Other systems of medicine / orvostudomány egyéb területei
Depositing User: Erika Bilicsi
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2013 10:00
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2013 10:00

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