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By S. B. Field (auth.), Dr. med. Dipl. biochem. Rolf D. Issels, Prof. Dr. med. Wolfgang Wilmanns (eds.)

Physicians, biologists and physicists current their fresh paintings within the box of hyperthermia with reference to either its program and its mix with radiation and chemotherapy. present technical percentages, scientific administration and significant facets of its use for superficial and deep-seated tumors are mentioned. the most issues mentioned are: alterations of metabolism and microcirculation below warmth stipulations, the organic interplay of warmth with X-rays and a number of other chemotherapeutic brokers, and the newest medical facts from varied associations at the mixed software within the therapy of cancer.

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Discussion As shown by previous studies (Kreisl and Lengfelder 1984; Betts et al. 1983; Fink and Lengfelder 1987) degradation of HA is an appropriate parameter to investigate the production and reactivity of OR" -like species as well as the formation of ferryl (Fe2+0) and/or perferryl (Fe2+02 ~ FeHOn species. Our present results demonstrate that the potential of various thiols in promoting the generation of highly oxidizing species in the presence of chelated ferric ions greatly depends on the type and effective concentration of thiol applied, as well as on the prevailing temperature.

Other values were derived for breast carcinoma from Beaney et al. (1984), who found an average value of about 19 mll100 g/min, and for brain and cerebral tumours from Ito et al. (1982) and Lammertsma et al. (1985). Data were taken from MantyHi (1979) for lymphomas, anaplastic carcinomas and differentiated malignomas, and from Touloukian et al. (1971) for lymphangiomas. Finally, data were derived from Plengvanit et al. (1972) and Taylor et al. (1979) for liver tumours and liver metastases respectively.

4). 4 were calculated with statistical methods based on estimation of the probability of events happening, in this case the failure rate of the microcirculation. This is the general way of handling such data in cellular biology, radiobiology and tumour biology. It is frequently not recognized that the methods used by physiologists to derive their stimUlus-response data are of an entirely different nature. An example of such was given in Fig. 2. 5. In this figure the effects are divided into those, seen in observation chambers, indicated by inverted triangles, physiological measurements, indicated by triangles, and observations in humans, indicated by squares.

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