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High compliance with Optune linked to greatest survival benefit for glioblastoma

November 17, 2017

Patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma who used the Optune device more than 90% of the time had the greatest chance for survival, according to a company-issued press release.

Optune (Novocure) is a portable device that delivers tumor-treating-fields — or low-intensity, alternating electrical fields — through electrodes placed on the surface of the patient’s scalp. Rapidly dividing tumor cells may be susceptible to damage when exposed to tumor-treating fields, thus halting tumor growth.

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Lomustine, bevacizumab fail to improve OS in progressive glioblastoma

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FDA authorizes IMPACT test to rapidly identify cancer mutations

November 15, 2017
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Breakthroughs in the Treatment of Bladder Cancer

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Combination Strategies in Melanoma Management: What’s New and What’s Next

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.

Melanoma is the sixth most common cancer in the United States and the deadliest form of skin cancer. Although it is…
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