PORTSMOUTH, N.H., May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In its ongoing effort to help patients, their caregivers and health care professionals easily find detailed information about its NovoTTF™ therapy for recurrent glioblastoma, Novocure™ today unveiled its U.S.-focused NovoTTF™ Therapy Website, found at www.novottftherapy.com.
Novocure™, a commercial stage private oncology company, manufactures the NovoTTF™-100A, a wearable device that delivers tumor treating fields (TTFields) therapy to patients suffering from recurrent glioblastoma (GBM). TTFields therapy is specifically tuned to disrupt the uncontrolled division of cancer cells, resulting in cancer cell death while sparing healthy cells. The NovoTTF-100A™ system was approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration in 2011 for the treatment of recurrent GBM, the most common and deadliest form of primary brain tumor, after clinical studies demonstrated that the therapy was comparable to chemotherapy in extending overall survival, with minimal side effects and a better quality of life.
TTFields therapy is the first entirely novel cancer treatment modality to be introduced for recurrent glioblastoma patients since the introduction of chemotherapy. The website ensures that patients, their caregivers and health care professionals have access to the latest information on this groundbreaking therapy. The NovoTTF™ Therapy Website explains the science behind TTFields, and how the NovoTTF™-100A device is operated and worn to treat patients with recurrent glioblastoma. The website contains dedicated sections for patients and health care providers, an up-to-date list of treatment centers, a trouble shooting section and other patient resources. There is also contact information for Novocure's patient access and assistance program, technical support and staff members who can answer questions that visitors to the
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