Novocure Announces Agenda for Research and Development Day on Dec. 12, 2016

Speakers will share new data from Novocure’s phase 2 pilot trials in pancreatic and ovarian cancers

December 08, 2016 07:42 AM Eastern Standard Time

ST. HELIER, Jersey–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Novocure (NASDAQ: NVCR) announced today the agenda for the company’s research and development day for analysts and investors, which will begin at 1 p.m. EST on Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, in New York City.

The event will feature four speakers from Novocure and three external medical experts who will provide analyses from completed clinical trials, including the full, 695-patient trial cohort from the EF-14 phase 3 pivotal trial in newly diagnosed glioblastoma (GBM), new data from the PANOVA phase 2 pilot trial in advanced pancreatic cancer, new data from the INNOVATE phase 2 pilot trial in recurrent ovarian cancer, and interim data from the STELLAR phase 2 pilot trial in mesothelioma. Novocure also will provide an update of recent preclinical findings related to Tumor Treating Fields (TTFields) and a review of its ongoing clinical pipeline.

Speakers include:

  • William Doyle, Novocure’s Executive Chairman
  • Eilon Kirson, MD, PhD, Novocure’s Chief Science Officer and Head of Research and Development
  • Uri Weinberg, MD, PhD, Novocure’s Vice President of Research and Development
  • Mike Ambrogi, Novocure’s Chief Operating Officer
  • Zvi Ram, MD, Director of Neurosurgery at the Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center in Tel-Aviv
  • Vinai Gondi, MD, Director of Research at Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center in Chicago
  • Daniel D. Von Hoff, MD, FACP, Physician in Chief, Distinguished Professor Translational Research Division at TGen (Translational Genomics Research Institute) in Phoenix

Full agenda:

  • 1 to 1:05 p.m.: Opening remarks, Mr. Doyle
  • 1:05 to 1:25 p.m.: Introduction to TTFields and preclinical overview, Dr. Kirson
  • 1:25 to 1:50 p.m.: TTFields and GBM, and the full, 695-patient dataset from Novocure’s EF-14 trial in newly diagnosed GBM, Dr. Ram
  • 1:50 to 2:05 p.m.: TTFields and brain metastases, Dr. Gondi
  • 2:05 to 2:15 p.m.: TTFields and non-small cell lung cancer, Dr. Kirson
  • 2:30 to 2:55 p.m.: TTFields and pancreatic cancer, results from Novocure’s second cohort of the PANOVA phase 2 pilot trial in advanced pancreatic cancer, Dr. Von Hoff
  • 2:55 to 3:10 p.m.: TTFields and ovarian cancer, results from Novocure’s INNOVATE phase 2 pilot trial in recurrent ovarian cancer, Dr. Kirson
  • 3:10 to 3:25 p.m.: TTFields and mesothelioma, interim results from Novocure’s STELLAR phase 2 pilot trial in mesothelioma, Dr. Weinberg
  • 3:25 to 3:40 p.m.: What’s next for TTFields, Dr. Kirson
  • 3:40 to 3:55 p.m.: Novocure engineering, Mr. Ambrogi
  • 3:55 p.m.: Closing comments, Mr. Doyle

A live webcast will be accessible during the event on and will not be archived on Novocure’s website following the event. The PowerPoint presentation will be available on for at least 14 days following the event. To attend the event, email

About Novocure

Novocure is a commercial-stage oncology company developing a novel, proprietary therapy called Tumor Treating Fields, or TTFields, for the treatment of solid tumor cancers. Novocure’s commercialized product, Optune, is approved for the treatment of adult patients with glioblastoma. Novocure has ongoing or completed phase 2 pilot trials investigating TTFields in non-small cell lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, ovarian cancer and mesothelioma.

Headquartered in Jersey, Novocure has U.S. operations in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Malvern, Pennsylvania, and New York City. Additionally, the company has offices in Germany, Switzerland and Japan, and a research center in Haifa, Israel. For additional information about the company, please visit or follow us at

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