1st Edition

Hyperthermia in Oncology

By Clifford L. K. Pang Copyright 2016
    396 Pages 40 Color Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Hyperthermia in oncology is the application of heat to a patient’s body for the purpose of cancer treatment. In recent years, its use has seen rapid development, with a large amount of clinical data becoming available.

    Hyperthermia in Oncology synthesizes the current research on the topic and provides treatment protocols for using localized as well as whole-body hyperthermia. The differentiating characteristic of this book is the systematic documentation of evidence.

    Standard procedures for cancer diagnosis, treatment, and management are included along with guidance for evaluating clinical therapeutic effects. The book examines the unique effects of hyperthermia treatment with a large quantity of evidence-based data from both medical research and clinical practice. It reviews outcomes of cancer patients clinically treated at Clifford Hospital, a state-of-the-art facility with Joint Commission International accreditation located in Guangzhou, China.

    A diverse set of clinical cases is discussed. For each case, a scientific, rational, and practical patient treatment plan is presented. The amount and type of heat administered to patients are analyzed when hyperthermia is used in conjunction with surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, or other therapeutic strategies.

    Although hyperthermia is not an independent treatment method for cancer, it can play a significant synergistic and complementary role. As such, this book can serve as a valuable clinical guide for the effective use of hyperthermia in integrative cancer therapy.


    Overview of Hyperthermia in Oncology
    Definition of Hyperthermia in Oncology
    Origin and Development of Hyperthermia in Oncology
    Research Status on Hyperthermia in Oncology
    Development Trend of Hyperthermia in Oncology

    Categories and Methods of Hyperthermia in Oncology
    Categories and Methods of Traditional Hyperthermia
    Categories and Methods of Modern Hyperthermia

    Physical Technology and Biological Basis of Hyperthermia in Oncology
    Physical Technologies of Hyperthermia in Oncology
    Biological Basis of Hyperthermia in Oncology
    Safety of Normal Tissues Under Cancer Hyperthermia

    Hyperthermia in Oncology and Nontoxic Integrative Treatments
    Hyperthermia Integrated with Traditional Chinese Medicine
    Hyperthermia Integrated with Chelation and Detoxification Therapy
    Hyperthermia Integrated with Medical Ozone Therapy
    Hyperthermia Integrated with Cell Therapy
    Hyperthermia Integrated with Acupuncture Therapy
    Cancer Hyperthermia and Medicated Diet Nutrition Therapy
    Hyperthermia Integrated with Psychotherapy
    Hyperthermia Integrated with Traditional Natural Therapy
    Hyperthermia Integrated with Systemic Biofeedback Therapy
    Hyperthermia Integrated with Constitutional Alkalinization Therapy
    Hyperthermia Integrated with Cryosurgical Therapy

    Clinical Applications of Hyperthermia in Cancer Treatments
    Local and Regional Hyperthermia
    Endoceliac Chemohyperthermia
    Whole-Body Hyperthermia
    Informed Consent for Hyperthermia Treatment
    Risk Assessment and Contingency Plan for Hyperthermia Treatment
    Cancer Hyperthermia and Integrative Treatment Prescription
    Integrative Hyperthermia Regimens for Common Complications of Cancer
    Oppression Symptom Caused By Cancer Metastases

    Integrative Hyperthermia Treatments for Different Types of Cancer
    Superficial Tumors
    Intracranial Tumors
    Oral Cancer
    Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma
    Thyroid Carcinoma
    Esophageal Cancer
    Lung Cancer
    Breast Cancer
    Liver Cancer
    Gastric Cancer
    Pancreatic Carcinoma
    Colorectal Cancer
    Kidney Cancer
    Bladder Cancer
    Prostate Cancer
    Cervical Cancer
    Ovarian Cancer
    Endometrial Carcinoma
    Tumors of Limbs, Bones, and Soft Connective Tissues

    Nursing Care Techniques on Hyperthermia in Cancer Treatment
    Nursing in Whole-Body Infrared Hyperthermia
    Local or Regional Hyperthermia Nursing
    Nursing in Hyperthermic Peritoneal Perfusion

    Therapeutic Protocols of Integrated Hyperthermia Treatment for Non-Cancer Diseases
    Hyperthermia Mechanisms for Noncancerous Diseases
    Differences Between Modern Hyperthermia and Traditional Hyperthermia
    Hyperthermia for Noncancerous Diseases

    Appendix 1: General Condition Evaluation of Cancer Patients
    Appendix 2: Assessment on Curative Effect
    Appendix 3: Common Clinical Prescriptions of Traditional Chinese Medicine


    Clifford L.K. Pang, MD, PhD, is president of Clifford Hospital in Guangzhou, China. He has also been president of the International Clinical Hyperthermia Society and chairman of the Specialty Committee of Natural Therapy of the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies. Dr. Pang has devoted almost a decade to the theory and clinical practice of hyperthermia for cancer treatments. He has created an integrative green therapy for cancer treatment, combining hyperthermia with chelation detoxification, ozone therapy, traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture and moxibustion, psychology, qigong, and medicated nutrition.