Data on Tumor Treating Fields to Be Presented at American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting
Data support utility of Tumor Treating Fields in a variety of solid tumors
A total of 35 presentations on the application of Tumor Treating Fields in seven cancer types will be presented
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A total of 35 presentations on the application of Tumor Treating Fields in seven cancer types will be presented. Of the 35 presentations, 18 are externally led research. Highlights include data demonstrating the utility of Tumor Treating Fields in various applications and include the following:
A phase 2 pilot study is assessing the safety of Tumor Treating Fields when administered concomitant to radiation therapy in newly diagnosed glioblastoma patients. The interim results found that newly diagnosed GBM patients who received Tumor Treating Fields at the same time of radiation therapy reported similar proportions of Tumor Treating Fields-related skin toxicity as reported by patients in a phase 3 pivotal study of newly diagnosed GBM patients who received Tumor Treating Fields plus temozolomide four weeks or more after radiation therapy (40 percent versus 52 percent). No other toxicities related to Tumor Treating Fields were reported.
A retrospective safety analysis of Novocure’s EF-14 phase 3 pivotal trial found that the combination of Tumor Treating Fields and the chemotherapy lomustine was a feasible combination in glioblastoma patients who had a recurrence.
“In our preclinical studies to date, Tumor Treating Fields has shown promise in multiple solid tumor types, and we believe it may provide additive or synergistic benefits when combined with certain other anti-cancer agents, which may lead to greater efficacy without significantly increasing the side effects,” said Dr.
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