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Electric Field Treatment Shows Early Efficacy, Safety in Frontline Pancreatic Cancer

John Otrompke
Published: Thursday, Jun 09, 2016

Fernando Rivera, MD, PhD

Fernando Rivera, MD, PhD

A device using tumor treating fields (TTF) that was administered to patients with unresectable pancreatic cancer showed early signs of tolerability and safety when in combination with gemcitabine in the frontline setting, according to results of a study presented at the 2016 ASCO Annual Meeting.Additionally, the study continued with a second cohort, to which nab-paclitaxel (Abraxane) was added.

Preliminary data for the glioblastoma patient study may be presented in October 2016 at the ESMO Annual Congress in Copenhagen, Rivera noted.
  1. Rivera F, Gallego J, Guillen C, et al. PANOVA: A pilot study of TTFields concomitant with gemcitabine for front-line therapy of advanced pancreatic adenocarcinoma. J Clin Oncol. 2016;34 (suppl; abstr 4125).
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