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Expert review of neurotherapeutics 12 (8): 895-9 (2012)

NovoTTF-100A: a new treatment modality for recurrent glioblastoma.

Ekokobe Fonkem , Eric T Wong
NovoTTF-100A (Novocure Inc., Haifa, Israel) is a first-of-a-kind device approved by the US FDA for the treatment of recurrent glioblastoma. It works by emitting a low-intensity, intermediate-frequency (200 kHz), alternating electric field administered via insulated transducer arrays applied onto the scalp. The electric field penetrates the brain and inhibits the growth and proliferation of glioblastoma by interfering with tumor cell mitosis at anaphase. Results from a Phase III clinical trial indicate that the efficacy of NovoTTF-100A is equivalent to standard-of-care chemotherapy. The side effect profile favors device-treated patients, obviating typical toxicities associated with chemotherapy or targeted drugs, and results in improvements in their quality of life. NovoTTF-100A is a new modality of cancer treatment that offers equivalent efficacy, but less toxicity, to recurrent glioblastoma patients when compared with existing treatments.
DOI: 10.1586/ern.12.80      ISSN: 1473-7175