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Data on Delivery of Tumor Treating Fields to be Presented at the 39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society

2017年07月11日 PM08:30
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ST. HELIER, Jersey

Novocure (NASDAQ: NVCR) announced today that three oral presentations on Tumor Treating Fields (TTFields) will be given at the 39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) on July 11 through July 15 in Jeju Island, Korea. The presentations include Novocure’s latest data on evaluating induced electric fields in human head models, evaluating electric field distribution in patients treated using human models, and determining the dielectric properties of human skin.

“Novocure’s latest research on the delivery of TTFields underscores our commitment to further understanding the physical application of our profoundly different cancer treatment,” said Dr. Eilon Kirson, Novocure’s Chief Science Officer and Head of Research and Development. “Our therapy bridges physics and biology, and presents us with the opportunity to make clinical advancements and to advance the engineering of our TTFields delivery systems. We are pleased to share these data with the biomedical engineering community.”

EMBS is the world’s largest international society of biomedical engineers with 12,000 members in 97 countries. The organization provides its members with resources that are shaping one of the fastest growing fields in science.

The following oral presentations will be given on Thursday, July 13:

Application of Realistic Human Head Models for Evaluating Induced Electric Fields: A Discussion on Feasible Model Creation, Influential Model Assumptions, and Necessary Degree of Complexity (I); Cornelia Wenger, Pedro Cavaleiro Miranda; Paper ThAT12.2

Evaluating Electric Field Distribution in the Heads of Patients Treated with Tumor Treating Fields Using Realistic Human Models Created with a Deformable Template (I); Noa Urman, Hadas Hershkovich, Uri Weinberg, Cornelia Wenger, Eilon Kirson and Ze’ev Bomzon; Paper ThAT12.5

Determining the Dielectric Properties of Human Skin in the Frequency Range of 0.1 to 1 MHZ, and Implications to the Modelling of Tumor Treating Fields (I); Hadas Sara Hershkovich, Noa Urman, Ariel Naveh, Ofir Yesharim, Yoram Wassermann, Eilon Kirson and Ze’ev Bomzon; Paper ThCT12.3

About Novocure

Novocure is an oncology company developing a profoundly different cancer treatment utilizing a proprietary therapy called TTFields, the use of electric fields tuned to specific frequencies to disrupt solid tumor cancer cell division. Novocure’s commercialized product, Optune, is approved for the treatment of adult patients with glioblastoma. Novocure has ongoing or completed clinical trials investigating TTFields 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 and 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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