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March 16, 1984

Hyperthermia in Cancer Therapy

Author Affiliations

Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center Madison

JAMA. 1984;251(11):1483. doi:10.1001/jama.1984.03340350071038

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Hyperthermia, edited by Haim I. Bicher and Duane F. Bruley (Adv Exp Med Biol, vol 157, meeting, Detroit, August 1981), 192 pp, with illus, $35, New York, Plenum Press, 1982.

Hyperthermia and Cancer Therapy is a collection of chapters on various aspects of hyperthermia research. This book is intended as a text in a new area of developing clinical and basic research. Contributing authors are leaders in this field. The book clearly provides the reader with an excellent historical perspective for the development of hyperthermia research.

Contributions by some authors are perhaps disproportionate to the importance of the specific area covered. There is notable redundancy between chapters. Some portions of the text have been published more than four years ago with no effort made to update material. As is true of most new texts, current developing trends are difficult to identify. This is often caused by pressures that obviously relate