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medical devices: Microwave News Article Archive (2004 - )

December 18, 2017

“Effect of Tumor-Treating Fields Plus Maintenance Temozolomide vs Maintenance Temozolomide Alone on Survival in Patients with Glioblastoma: A Randomized Clinical Trial,” JAMA, December 19, 2017.

Supplementing chemotherapy with 200 kHz E-fields increased progression-free survival (by 2.7 months to 6.7 months) and overall survival (by 4.9 months to 20.9 months) in patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma. Both are statistically significant improvements.

December 27, 2014

“Scalp Device Might Help Patients with Brain Tumors,” Boston Globe, December 27, 2014.

The latest on NovoCure’s EM therapy for brain tumors. Not a cure; it increases overall survival time by about three months. The cost is high: $21,000/month. See also our other stories about NovoCure going back to 2007.

May 24, 2014

“Invasion of the Body Hackers,” New York Times Magazine, May 25, 2014.

“Can the body be reprogrammed to fight disease with devices instead of drugs? Welcome to the brave new world of bioelectronics.”

September 19, 2013

“Interference Between Active Implanted Medical Devices and Electromagnetic Field Emitting Devices is Rare but Real: Results of an Incidence Study in a Population of Physicians in France,” PACE, posted online Spetmber 13, 2013, by Martine Hours and coworkers.

“Although minor, the risk of interference … is real and calls for vigilance. It particularly concerns antitheft and airport security gates…” Hours was a member of the French Interphone group.

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