Local hyerthermia to open the bllod-brain barrier and enhance treatment of braon tumors
Research Project, 2019

This is a project on the development of systems for hyperthermia treatment of deep-seated cancerous tumors, based on the microwave technique. The Chalmers research team concentrates especially on tumors in the neck area, and brain tumors in children.

Hyperthermia means repeated heating of the tumor to just over 40°C. This treatment is toxic for the tumor itself, whilst also making the tumor more sensitive to traditional chemo and radiation therapies. This in turn leads to the possibility of reducing treatment side effects by reducing radiation doses and cytostatic drugs with unchanged treatment results. Clinical studies have also shown doubled cure rates when combining hyperthermia with traditional cancer treatment.


Hana Dobsicek Trefna (contact)

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Signal Processing and Biomedical Engineering


Swedish Childhood Cancer Fund

Project ID: MT2018-0011
Funding Chalmers participation during 2019

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