Regina Shupe

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Seventy-two patients with advanced cancer were treated with combinations of heat and radiation in two groups: (a) heat + radiation, and (b) radiation + heat. Of those treated with heat prior to radiation therapy, 32/60 (53%) experienced complete remission of symptoms. In the group exposed to heat after radiotherapy, 11/12 patients (92%) achieved complete(More)
From January, 1970 until December, 1987, a total of 188 malignant melanoma lesions in 92 patients were treated at the Department of Radiation Oncology, Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, Indiana. Response was evaluated in 181 evaluable lesions treated by radiation alone and radiation plus hyperthermia to assess differences in response to a(More)
Seventy patients with far-advanced histologically proven malignancies were treated with a combination of microwave irradiation (433.92 MHz) and ionizing radiation. Of the twenty-one patients who completed the planned course of treatments and are eligible for a minimum of nine-month follow-up, 90% experienced complete relief of symptoms and 10% received(More)
The effects of whole-body hyperthermia (WBH) on the course of the Lewis lung carcinoma (LLC) and B16 melanoma (B16) were examined. WBH was generated by microwave (2450 MHz) at an intraperitoneal temperature of 39.5-40.0 degrees C and an intratumoral temperature of 40.0-40.5 degrees C for 30 min once a week, X 3 (LLC) or X 6 (B16). The mice were sacrificed(More)
Treatment records of patients with primary untreated Stage IIIB carcinoma of the cervix treated at Indiana University Department of Radiation Oncology from November 1964 through January 1979 were reviewed. During this period, 79 patients were treated; 46 received external therapy using cobalt-60, 15 received a 25-MV photon beam, and 18 received a 25-MV(More)
The effect of the radioprotector 2-mercaptopropionylglycine (MPG) in preventing the synthesis of radiation-induced osteodentin was examined. Fifty rats were exposed to single x-ray doses of between 3 and 19 Gy localized to the maxillary incisor growth centers. Half of the animals received an injection of MPG before irradiation while saline was administered(More)
This investigation monitored the effect of 2-mercaptopropionylglycine (MPG) in reducing radiation damage to the tooth-forming tissues. Fifty rats were exposed to x-ray doses of between 3 and 19 Gy directed toward the maxillary incisor germinal centers. Half of the animals were given an injection of MPG before irradiation, while the other rats were injected(More)