Breast Cancer Treatment by Focused Microwave Thermotherapy

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2007 - Medical - 216 pages
The only book of its kind - inventor, Dr. Alan J. Fenn, provides exclusive information on the revolutionary, non-invasive breast cancer treatment of wide-field focused microwave thermotherapy! Breast Cancer Treatment by Focused Microwave Thermotherapy provides a comprehensive overview of the technology and application of a unique, wide-field focused microwave thermotherapy (heat treatment) technology, based on adaptive phased array systems, used in clinical trials for the treatment of small and large breast cancer tumors. Breast cancer cells generally have high-water content and high-ion content as compared to the surrounding normal breast tissues, and they are preferentially heated and killed with microwave energy, particularly with focused microwave energy. This preoperative focused microwave thermotherapy technology is being explored in combination with standard breast conservation techniques to increase tumor cell kill, shrink tumors, improve surgical margins, increase the use of breast conservation, and reduce tumor recurrence. Based on the author and other researchers experiences and observations over the last 16 years, this book offers information on both previously published, peer-reviewed journal articles and important, never before published information to provide a complete review of the clinical rationale, theory, technology, methods, and preclinical and clinical results for breast cancer treatment by ultrasound-guided, wide-field focused microwave phased array thermotherapy for medical students, surgical, medical and radiation oncologists, pathologists, medical physicists, biomedical engineers, and other specialists and breast cancer researchers. No other book has attempted to capture all of this information in one volume!
 

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Contents

Chapter
10
Chapter 3
53
Focused Microwave Radiation Theory
67
Preclinical Results for Focused Microwave
95
CLINICAL RESULTS FOR PREOPERATIVE
113
Phase II Thermal Dose Escalation Study
127
Randomized Study of Preoperative Focused
165
FUTURE STUDIES
181
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