Back in October of 2009 both Pfizer and J and J had invested in NovoCure.  The electrodes tackle the cancer cells only and healthy cells are left alone.  Compared to imagechemotherapy it offers a better quality of life with brain tumors but you need to be connected almost all the time and carry around the 7 pound battery pack.  The system is completely non invasive. 

Pfizer Along With Johnson and Johnson Invest in Cancer Medical Device - Novo-Cure Stopping Growth of Tumor and Potential Reversal

Perhaps as time moves forward the device and battery pack will get smaller.  BD 

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A new treatment for a deadly form of brain cancer has been approved by the FDA and is cleared for sale in the U.S. market.

The NovoTTF-100A System (NovoTTF) made by NovoCure is a "non-invasive device consisting of four sets of insulated electrodes attached to an electronic box," according to the privately-held Israeli company.

The FDA's neurological devices panel last month voted 7-to-3, with 2 abstentions, that there is reasonable assurance that the benefits of the device outweigh its risks when "administered as a monotherapy in place of standard medical therapy" for treatment of for treating the brain cancer glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), according to a prepared release from the company

Cancer treatment: FDA approves new brain tumor treatment | MassDevice - Medical Device Industry News

1 comments :

  1. hello,
    I write and I hope the good Lord to help me find the way to buy NovoTTF-100A System ™.
    And I'm from romania hard for us to have access to this revolutionary system.
    My wife has a brain stem glioma And maybe this system will help.
    if anyone finds out where, how to purchase this system please let me know.
    Thank you so much

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