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 - Heating Things Up…While Keeping Our Cool!


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SAVE THE DATE!

German Society for Hyperthermia
2022 Congress

October 1-2, 2022
Berlin-Schoenedfeld, Germany
More info HERE

In Memoriam:

William C. Dewey, PhD
1929-2021

A Scientific Tribute to Bill Dewey (PDF HERE)

Family, Friends and Colleagues of William Dewey,

Bill passed away peacefully on November 15, 2021. 

He leaves a trail of stars behind, having touched literally thousands of lives.

His spirit lives on in each and every one of us. He touched all of us with his enthusiasm, intelligence, and kindness. Bill was one of the Heroes of our Society.

Bill's colleagues are composing a memory of his life, which will be available after the first of the year. 

A Celebration of his Life will be planned to remember, share stories, and revive some of the memories he left upon all of us. The Celebration of his Life will be at Fernwood Cemetery, Mill Valley, CA in the Spring of 2022 (probably late May-time and date to be determined).

Please forward this notice to others to be sure to reach everyone who knew him.

Bill was laid to rest at Fernwood Cemetery, Mill Valley on December 4, 2021.


Member spotlight:


The STM Member co-authored open access article, Design and construction of a Maxwell-type induction coil for magnetic nanoparticle hyperthermia, published in the International Journal of HyperthermiaVolume 37 Issue 1, is now available to access via tandfonline.com.

ABC News
Report on Hyperthermia:

Part 1: History of Hyperthermia

Part 2: How Hyperthermia Works

Part 3: Why Hyperthermia is More Prevalent Outside the US

Part 4: How can we make it more available

Part 5: Adjunct to Brachytherapy in the treatment of cancer

Official Journal of STM

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The International Journal of Hyperthermia
2021 Impact Factor: 3.914
Frequency: 8 issues per year


About STM

More info coming in late August 2022.


Our Mission Statement

The Society for Thermal Medicine is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization whose mission is to significantly improve patient treatment outcomes by advancing the science, development and application of Thermal Therapy.

Our Society strives to:

  • 1) To encourage the advancement of thermal medicine in all areas of natural and medical sciences.

  • 2) To facilitate cooperative research among the disciplines of physics, engineering, biology, chemistry, and medicine in the study of the properties and effects of thermal medicine.

  • 3) To promote dissemination of knowledge in these and related fields through publications, meetings and educational symposia.

Get to Know Us

Founded in 1986, STM is a premier, international scientific forum for fostering interaction and innovation in the study of biological, physical and medical applications of thermal therapy for cancer and other diseases and for facilitating a greater basic understanding of the role of temperature in cellular and molecular function. A key goal of the Society is to facilitate rapid dissemination of exciting scientific breakthroughs in thermal medicine in order to expedite the translation of both basic and applied research to the clinic for the immediate benefit of patients.

The Society meets annually in the United States, (and with other international societies every 4th year) for members to exchange new research information in the areas of thermal physics/engineering, and biology and medicine, with sub-specialty interests including thermal physiology , immunology, regulation of gene/protein expression, nanoparticles and drug delivery, inflammation and metabolism, hypoxia, vascular function and the tumor microenvironment, radiation and chemotherapy sensitization by heat, thermal ablation, chemistry, and new industry development . A major emphasis at the annual meetings is placed on presentations of new translational and clinical data in thermal therapy. There are many opportunities for new investigators to present their data, and graduate students, laboratory and clinical fellows, and allied health professionals are particularly welcome at our meetings; several career development and mentor-ship opportunities are available.

Among other activities, the Society sponsors CME accredited educational events, its own outstanding journal: The International Journal of Hyperthermia, a website for scientific and informational exchange, and yearly travel awards and speaking opportunities for new investigators.

What is Thermal Medicine?

Thermal Medicine, or the manipulation of body or tissue temperature for the treatment of disease, can be traced back to the earliest practice of medicine. Cultures from around the world can point to ancient uses of hot and cold therapy for specific medical applications, including cancer. Modern research in thermal medicine aims to understand molecular, cellular and physiological effects of temperature manipulation and the “stress” response, as well as to develop effective and safe equipment for clinical application and temperature monitoring. As a result, today there are a growing number of clinical applications of thermal therapy that benefit patients with a variety of diseases. More ... 

2022 STM Awards

The Society for Thermal Medicine is pleased to announce the winners of the prestigious 2022 STM Awards.

J. Eugene Robinson Award

(CLINICAL/MEDICAL CATEGORY)



Dr. Mark Hurwitz MD, FASTRO, FACRO
Professor and Chair,
Department of Radiation Medicine
New York Medical College
Director,
Department of Radiation Medicine
Westchester Medical Center Health Network


William C. Dewey Award

Dr. Sharon S. Evans, PHD
Department of Immunology
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Buffalo, NY

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