Scientific Track Dedicated to Tumor Treating Fields at 40th International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society

The IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society’s 40th International Conference is the first conference in which a scientific track will be devoted to Tumor Treating Fields, increasing the awareness of Novocure’s proprietary cancer therapy among the scientific community

The conference will feature seven oral presentations on Tumor Treating Fields

ST. HELIER, Jersey–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Novocure (NASDAQ: NVCR) announced today that a scientific track has been dedicated to Tumor Treating Fields at the 40th International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), July 17 through July 21 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Tumor Treating Fields is a cancer therapy that uses electric fields tuned to specific frequencies to disrupt cell division, inhibiting tumor growth and causing affected cancer cells to die. The IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society’s 40th International Conferenceis the first conference in which Tumor Treating Fields will be featured in a dedicated scientific track, increasing awareness of Novocure’s proprietary therapy among the scientific community.

The track, “Computational Human Models V: Tumor Treating Fields,” will feature six oral presentations and will be chaired by Dr. Ze’ev Bomzon, Novocure’s Director of Science, and Dr. Eric T. Wong, Associate Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and Co-Director of the Brain Tumor Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. An additional track will feature a seventh oral presentation on Tumor Treating Fields by Novocure Senior Physicist Dr. Cornelia Wenger, who will chair a track titled “Computational Human Models VI: Emerging modeling and measurement techniques.” Tumor Treating Fields is among a broad array of scientific tracks covering diverse topics of cutting-edge research, technology transfer and entrepreneurship, and biomedical engineering education. Novocure also will present in a workshop on energy-based cancer therapeutics.

“We are proud that EMBS has recognized Tumor Treating Fields as an important area of concentration for the attendees of its conference,” said Dr. Eilon Kirson, Novocure’s Chief Science Officer and Head of Research and Development. “We believe the focus of Tumor Treating Fields at this meeting will help generate awareness and understanding of our therapy among the scientific community. We look forward to participating in this scientific exchange and educating the community on the science of our therapy.”

Oral Presentations

(Abstract ThCT20.5) Connecting TTFields Distribution to Patient Outcome: A Study Utilizing Simulations of TTFields Distributions in Over 100 Patients (I). Z. Bomzon. 2:30 to 2:45 p.m. HST Thursday, July 19.

(Abstract ThCT20.4) Insights from Computer Modeling: Analysis of Physical Characteristics of Glioblastoma in Patients Treated with TTFields (I). E. Wong. 2:15 to 2:30 p.m. HST Thursday, July 19.

(Abstract ThCT20.3) Estimating the Intensity and Anisotropy of Tumor Treating Fields Using Matrix Decomposition towards a More Comprehensive Estimation of Anti-Tumor Efficacy (I). A. Korshøj. 2 to 2:15 p.m. HST Thursday, July 19

(Abstract ThCT20.1) Advanced Multiparametric Imaging for Response Assessment to TTFields in Patients with Glioblastoma (I) S. Mohan. 1:30 to 1:45 p.m. HST Thursday, July 19.

(Abstract ThCT20.6) Simulating the Effect of 200 Khz AC Electric Fields on Tumor Cell Structures to Uncover the Mechanism of a Cancer Therapy (I). K. Carlson. 2:45 to 3 p.m. HST Thursday, July 19.

(Abstract ThCT20.2) Electroconductive Properties of Microtubules, Actin and Kinesin (I) J. Tuszyński. 1:45 to 2 p.m. HST Thursday July, 19.

(Abstract FrAT20.4) Water-Content Electrical Property Tomography (wEPT) for Mapping Brain Tissues’ Conductivity in the 100-1000 Khz Range: Results of an Animal In-Vivo Study (I). C. Wenger. 8:45 to 9 a.m. HST Friday, July 20.

About IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society

IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society is the world’s largest international society of biomedical engineers. The organization’s 12,000 members reside in some 97 countries around the world. EMBS provides its members with access to the people, practices, information, ideas and opinions that are shaping one of the fastest growing fields in science.

About Novocure

Novocure is an oncology company developing a profoundly different cancer treatment utilizing a proprietary therapy called Tumor Treating Fields, the use of electric fields tuned to specific frequencies to disrupt solid tumor cancer cell division. Novocure’s commercialized product is approved for the treatment of adult patients with glioblastoma. Novocure has ongoing or completed clinical trials investigating Tumor Treating Fields in brain metastases, 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, Japan and Israel. For additional information about the company, please visit www.novocure.com or follow us at www.twitter.com/novocure.

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