Topic: Glioblastoma

New Treatment for Glioblastoma – How an Innovative Approach is Saving Lives

Published by on April 5, 2018 | Share your thoughts

New research has found that the addition of tumour-treating fields to temozolomide maintenance improved progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) in glioblastoma patients.   New Treatment for Glioblastoma: Addition of Tumour-Treating Fields to Maintenance Temozolomide in Glioblastoma Glioblastoma is one of the most difficult types of cancer to treat. However, treatments are continuing to improve as new precision oncology research emerges. About TTFields: Tumour-treating fields (TTFields) consist of low-intensity, alternating electric fields that are delivered by transducer arrays applied to the scalp. The tumour-treating fields modality interferes with glioblastoma cell division and organelle assembly by delivery of low-intensity alternating electric fields to the tumour. Therefore, researchers were interested in discovering whether adding TTFields to maintenance temozolomide chemotherapy would improve PFS and OS rates for...
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