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We want to acknowledge all the speakers for their participation at First International Conference of the Polish Society for Hyperthermic Oncology.  It was an amazing event.  Special thanks to the dedicated team at HT systems for creating such a dynamic conference and for re-energizing hyperthermia in Poland. And to the co-sponsors of the event for their support of the meeting. Pyrexar Medical strives to support hyperthermia (the treatment of cancer with heat) education and research around the globe.

  • Distribution Partner HT Systems
    Distribution Partner HT Systems

    Dariusz Droś, CEO of HT Systems and Mark Falkowski, CEO of Pyrexar Medical

  • Meeting Well Attended
    Meeting Well Attended

    A large group of researchers and clinicians attended the event at the Hotel Rezydencja Luxury, Piekary Slaskie, Poland

  • Pyrexar Represented
    Pyrexar Represented

    HT Systems is the exclusive distributor of Pyrexar Medical Hyperthermia Systems in Poland

  • BSD-2000 Scale Model
    BSD-2000 Scale Model

    HT Systems commissioned a 1/3 scale model of the BSD-2000 Sigma Base with the Sigma Ellipse Applicator

The lectures were professionally recorded and are in the editing process. The PTHO has started a Youtube Channel which will be hosting the video presentations of the speakers listed below. As of this writing, there are several presentations posted with the remainder following soon. 

Speaker Video Lecture Background
Prof. Niloy R. Datta, MD, DNB, CCST (CH) Play Video "Overview of meta-analysis clinical trials in head neck cancers / recurrent breast tumours / locally advanced cancer cervix" 
[Language: English]
Senior Consultant and Head, Radiation Oncology Research Programme, Centre of Radiation Oncology KSA-KSB, Kantonsspital Aarau AG, Aarau, Switzerland
Dr. Sc. Hana Dobsicek Trefna,PhD (S) Play Video "Quality assurance in hyperthermia treatments"
[Lecture: English]
Assistant professor in the Biomedical electromagnetics research group and an expert in systems and focusing algorithms for microwave hyperthermia treatment of deep-seated tumors. Her work aims at the clinical introduction of hyperthermia in Sweden, developing a UWB hyperthermia system for treatment of Head and Neck tumors and exploring the possibility of hyperthermia treatment of brain tumors in children.
Dr. med. Boris Hübenthal, MD, PhD (CH)     Medical Director of the Center of Integrative Oncology ZIO in Zürich Switzerland, Chairman of the European society for integrative oncology ESIO eV. Principle investigator of the database project www.bestcase-oncology.com
Prof. Rolf Issels, MD, PhD (D)   Play Video "Up-date on clinical trials combining regional hyperthermia with chemotherapy" presented at the PTHO Confrence "
[Language: English]
Head of the Clinical Cooperation Group Hyperthermia
Researcher at the Helmholtz Zentrum München Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
Dr. Jacek Kabut, MD, PhD (PL) Play Video "The treatment of bladder cancer combined with regional hyperthermia - case report" [Language: Polish]

Specialist of Internal Medicine and Oncology. Chief Assistant of the Oncology Department in the Regional Specialist Hospital in Rybnik.
Oncology consultant in the Regional Hospital of Pulmonary Diseases in Wodzisław-Śląski Wilchwach.
Member of the Polish Society for Clinical Oncology, Polish Society for Experimental and Clinical Immunology and of Polish Society for Hyperthermic Oncology.

Dr. Dorota Kazberuk, MD (PL)     Radiation Oncologist in the Radiation and Brachytherapy Department and Brachytherapy Coordinator of the Białystok Cancer Centre. Member of the supervisory committee of the Polish Brachytherapy Society (PTB). Regional Branch President of the Polish Oncology Society of Podlasie.
Prof. Wiesław Kozak, PhD (PL) Play Video "Fever Biology"
[language: Polish]
Full Professor at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland,  former Dean of Biology and Environmental Sciences, Head of Immunology Department
Dr. Andrzej Kukiełka, MD, PhD (PL) Play Video  "Rescue brachytherapy combined with interstitial hyperthermia in local relapse of prostate cancer after radical radiation therapy - prospective study phase II - current state of research"
[Language: Polish; Slides: English]
Radiation Oncologist in NU-MED Cancer Diagnostics and Therapy Centre in Zamość 
Member of European Society of Hyperthermic Oncology (ESHO)
Member of the Review Panel of the Polish Brachytherapy Society (PTB)
Prof. Urszula Mazurek, MD, PhD (PL)   Play Video "Heat shock proteins in hyperthermia applied in oncology"
[Language: Polish; Slides: English]
Head of Department of Molecular Biology at the Silesian University of Medicine, Member of Scientific Committee in the Biotechnology Center of the Silesian University of Technology.
Dr. Med. Michal Niksa Play Video "Operation of the BSD-2000. Experiences made in Cancer Centre of Białystok". 
[language: Polish]
A member of the Department of Radiotherapy with the Brachytherapy Department of the Białystok Cancer Center
Dr. markus Notter, MD, PhD (CH)   Play Video "Low dose re-irradiation & hyperthermia in extended local recurrent breast cancer : perspectives and challenges"
[Language: English]
Radiation oncologist in the Lindenhofspital in Bern (CH), vice-president of the Berne Foundation against Cancer (Ligue Bernoise Contre le Cancer), member of the board of the Swiss Cancer League.
Prof. Elisabeth Repasky, MD, PhD (USA) Play Video "Temperature Matters: Chasing an elusive evidence-based rationale for hyperthermia in the cancer clinic"
[Language: English]
Professor of Oncology, William Huebsch Professor of Immunology and Program Leader for the Cell Stress and Biophysical Therapies Program at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY.

Dr. Wacław Śmiertka, MD, PhD (PL)

  Play Video "Recommendations of PTHO for use of hyperthermia in selected cancer diseases"
[Language: Polish; Slides: English]
Gynaecologic Oncologist in Warsaw Cancer Institute
Dr. Bartosz Urbański, MD, PhD (PL)   Play Video

 "The oncologic hyperthermia" presented during the conference of PTHO"
[Language: Polish]

Radiation Oncologist in Great-Poland Cancer Institute, Poznan
Dr. Jacoba van der Zee, PhD (NL)     Researcher in the field of Hyperthermia at the Dept. of Radiation Oncology, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rotterdam
Prof. Gerard C. van Rhoon, PhD, (NL)     Professor in Erasmus MC Cancer Institute, head of Hyperthermia Unit, president of the European Society for Hyperthermic Oncology (ESHO)
Dr. rer. nat. Alexander von Ardenne, Dipl.-Phys. (D) Play Video  "Non-oncological hyperthermia and a new immunological road to attack cancer" presented during the conference of PTHO"
[Language: English]
Head of the "Von Ardenne Institute‎ of Applied Medical Research GmbH"
Prof. Zeljko Vujaskovic, MD, PhD (USA)    

Professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, USA. Head of the Division of Translational Radiation Sciences in the Department of Radiation Oncology

Prof. Holger Wehner, MD, PhD (D)     President of German Hyperthermia Society.  Medical director in the Gisunt Klinik - Integrative Medicine and International Hyperthermia Centre. Specialist for hyperthermia since 30 years.

 


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