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Novocure™ to Present NovoTTF™ Therapy Data at the 2012 Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
Date:5/29/2012

e Xian Lee, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA  Publication number: e21078

Principal Author:   Dr. Moshe Giladi, Novocure Ltd. Haifa, Israel
Publication number:  e14616

About Glioblastoma

Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most aggressive and most common form of primary brain tumor in the U.S. The disease affects approximately 10,000 Americans each year.  Historically, based on literature, the median overall survival time from initial diagnosis is 15 months with optimal treatment, and median survival from the time of tumor recurrence is only 3-5 months without additional effective treatment.  The disease is widely recognized as one of the deadliest forms of cancer.

About the NovoTTF™-100A System

NovoTTF™-100A System is a portable, non-invasive medical device designed for continuous use throughout the day by the patient.  The device has been shown in both in vitro and in vivo studies to slow and reverse tumor growth by inhibiting mitosis, the process by which cells divide and replicate.  The NovoTTF-100A device, which weighs about six pounds (three kilograms), creates a low intensity, alternating electric field within the tumor that exerts physical forces on electrically charged cellular components, preventing the normal mitotic process and causing cancer cell death prior to division.  In patients with recurrent glioblastoma brain tumors, the device has shown clinical efficacy comparable to that of active chemotherapies with better quality of life and without many of the side effects of chemotherapy.  The NovoTTF-100A has recei
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