Hyperthermia for bone mets

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RCS
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   Posted 9/1/2013 7:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone tried hyperthermia for bone mets?

Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 9/1/2013 9:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Tell us more... Is this were you induct a heat stroke on purpose to near kill yourself and ugly cancer cells?

RCS
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   Posted 9/1/2013 9:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Steve,

Here's an abstract that explains a bit. I came across it talking to a fellow who was considering it. I'd never heard of it.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21373775

robertC
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   Posted 9/1/2013 1:11 PM (GMT -6)   
The people who did the abstract study all seem to be from Japan.
Have heard of hyperthermia treatments in Germany.
Suppose HIFU might be a hyperthermia form.
(They are developing magnetic nanoparticles for heat treatments.)

I don't know the status of hyperthermia in USA.

LowRoad
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   Posted 9/2/2013 3:10 AM (GMT -6)   

RCS,

please have a look for Philips “Sonalleve MR-HIFU”.

http://www.healthcare.philips.com/de_de/products/mri/systems/sonalleve/applications.wpd

As far as I know it is approved in Germany for treating cancer related symptomatic bone metastases and we do have 2 centers equipped with this machine, but I do not know of any PCa Patient who has done this “MR-HIFU” treatment yet.

LR


RCS
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   Posted 9/3/2013 6:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Lowroad,

Thank you for the link to the Philips MR-HIFU machine. It is an impressive machine.

When you say "... we have 2 centers with the machine,", are the 2 centers in Germany? If so can you provide any contact information (name of the center, city, telephone number?).

Thank you.
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