The use of magnetic nanoparticles (mNP’s) in hyperthermia therapy for the treatment of cancer has been receiving increasing interest in the past few decades. It is known that heating cancerous tissues to temperatures above physiologically normal levels will cause cytotoxicity. In mNP hyperthermia, mNP’s are either injected intravenously or directly into the tumor site. In many tumor types the nanoparticles are invaginated into the cancer cells and aggregated into endosomes. Local temperature increases are achievable by exposing tumors containing mNP’s to an alternating magnetic field (AMF). The proximity of the mNP’s has a strong influence on their ability to generate heat due to inter-particle magnetic interaction effects [1, 2]. Taking this effect into account is important when modeling the heating characteristics of mNP’s.

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