You are viewing AANS Neurosurgeon Volume 26, Number 3, 2017. View our current issue, Volume 26, Number 4, 2017

AANS Neurosurgeon | Volume 26, Number 3, 2017

Advertisement

Electric Scalp Device Prolongs Survival in Deadly Brain Cancer

A device attached to a patient’s scalp that delivers a continuous dose of low-intensity electric fields improves survival and slows the growth of a deadly brain tumor, according to a new clinical trial led by a Northwestern Medicine scientist.

The new treatment for glioblastoma uses alternating electric currents called tumor-treating fields (TTFields), which are delivered through an array of insulated electrodes that are affixed to a patient’s shaved scalp.

Except for occasional breaks and weekly electrode changes, patients wear the device at all times. The electrodes are connected via a cable to a small battery-powered device and continually deliver an electrical field to brain tissue.

Click here to read more.

Calendar/Courses

Spine World Summit
Jan. 26, 2018 - Jan. 27, 2018; Hong Kong

6th Ottawa Neurosurgery Review Course
Feb. 3, 2018 - Feb. 10, 2018; Ottawa, ON Canada

Winter Clinics for Cranial and Spinal Surgery
Feb. 25, 2018 - Mar. 1, 2018; Snowmass Village, Colo.

Leave a Reply

Be the first to reply using the above form.