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Can malignant melanoma be treated with oncothermia?

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Dr. William A Biermann
Internal Medicine - Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not typically

This technique of heating tumor has been used in melanoma in a very limited way.
One way, in the past was to isolate the vessels of a leg and pump heated chemotherapy through it. It had limited success. The recent exciting treatment through targeted therapy and control of the immune system have made oncothermia less interesting in melanoma in the us.

In brief: Not typically

This technique of heating tumor has been used in melanoma in a very limited way.
One way, in the past was to isolate the vessels of a leg and pump heated chemotherapy through it. It had limited success. The recent exciting treatment through targeted therapy and control of the immune system have made oncothermia less interesting in melanoma in the us.
Dr. William A Biermann
Dr. William A Biermann
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Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology

In brief: Alone?

Used alone, i would expect it to be a complete failure.
As part of a combination approach--maybe it could help.

In brief: Alone?

Used alone, i would expect it to be a complete failure.
As part of a combination approach--maybe it could help.
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dr. Arlo Miller
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Dr. Eric Whitman
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: What do you mean

I don't understand what you mean by "oncothermia"? Some melanoma patients with very specific situations have been treated with hyperthermic limb perfusion, where concentrated high doses of chemotherapy are administered directly into the blood vessels of arms or legs.
Past that, ?

In brief: What do you mean

I don't understand what you mean by "oncothermia"? Some melanoma patients with very specific situations have been treated with hyperthermic limb perfusion, where concentrated high doses of chemotherapy are administered directly into the blood vessels of arms or legs.
Past that, ?
Dr. Eric Whitman
Dr. Eric Whitman
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