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Magnetic hyperthermia

Magnetic particle hyperthermia is potentially the most significant and technically disruptive of the currently known biomedical applications of magnetic nanoparticles. Recent developments indicate that this highly specific and targetable method of localised remote heating of bodily tissue could revolutionise clinical practice in the treatment of cancer, either as an adjunct to radiotherapy and chemotherapy, or as a stand-alone intervention. In this chapter we review some of the recent technical advances that have been made in magnetic hyperthermia, and comment on its translational prospects with regard to improving the treatments of cancer patients.

Print publication date: 31 Dec 2012
Copyright year: 2012
Print ISBN: 978-1-84973-435-6
PDF eISBN: 978-1-84973-484-4
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