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Oncothermia: effective method for advanced malignances - Abstract

juil. 15 2010

Methods – Time-fractal modulated radiofrequency (RF) current flows through the patient’s body between the two electrodes of an appropriate condenser. (The method is technically described elsewhere [2].) Numerous in vitro and in vivo studies were performed [3], [4], evaluating histomorphologically and immunohistochemically the processes and show the special apoptotic effects induced by OT treatment. Clinically OT is applied in higher (usually third and subsequent) treatmentlines, boosting or resensitizing the effect of the conventional therapies, and it is also applied in the cases when the conventional therapies failed. A session of the treatment is 60 min, and made 2-3 times a week by 3 weeks duration.

Results – Clinical results are shown in high number of various advanced cases at different malignant localizations, as well as clinical studies were performed to proof statistically the benefits of the OT treatment [5]. The safety for the sensitive central nervous system is independently shown in a study [6]. Case reports show definite and significant advantages of OT in high-line treatments (3rd-line or over), also in cases of anyway complicated primary and secondary localizations, like brain tumors (primary and metastatic), primary and metastatic brain [7], lung [8], liver primary [9] and metastatic [10], pancreas [11], etc.

Conclusions – Summary of our results conclude the feasibility of the OT and despite of the high-line treatments shows definite evidences of its benefit. Both prospective and comparative retrospective studies show significant better results than their control counterpart. OT is a scientifically established, effective new technique for advanced solid malignancies, representing a good candidate for the breast [12] and other gynecological malignancies [13] as well.

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