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Brain Cancer and Brain Tumor Patient Support
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Tumor Treating Electrical Fields (TTFields) Updates from Dr. Eric Wong

We were delighted to hear an update at the American Academy of Neurology yesterday from Dr. Eric Wong, of the Harvard/ Beth Israel Brain Tumor Center & Neuro-Oncology Unit. His exciting recent work explores the details of the time required to wear a TTF device, in order to achieve therapeutic benefit. The manufacturer's recommendation is to wear the device at least 18 hours per day. Dr. Wong's study asks the question, "Is it really a minimum daily exposure to TEF that is the critical element, or is there a minimum cumulative exposure that provides the benefit.?"
Dr Wong shared that the focus on "dose" of TTF may shift from "hours per day" to "total hours of treatment" In his study, patients who wore the device more than 2885 hours over the course of therapy experienced a 17.2 month Overall Survival, as compared to the group who wore the device less than 2885 hours, and experienced an 8.8 month Overall Survival. Dr. shared that advises his patients that they should be willing to commit to using a TTF device for a duration of months sufficient to allow the cumulative dose of therapy.

We are looking forward to more news as Dr. Wong explores this further!
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Duke University researchers develop treatment that triples survival time of brain cancer patients! http://ow.ly/gzDG30bJBTA

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Wonderful blog post from our founder, Dellann....
"I can't help thinking about my late husband this time of year. I can't believe it's been 15 years! I took some time to reflect on how our #EndBrainCancer journey started and the exciting places we're still headed..."

http://ow.ly/F3je30bHEyz

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Man fighting against Glioblastoma was given a gift of life and love through two daughters he didn't know he had! http://ow.ly/SDbg30bE14T

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EndBrainCancer is excited to share some new study results from TGen and UNC Lineberger that shed further light on the genetic course of Glioblastoma. https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-05/ttgr-tau050217.php

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May is Brain Tumor Awareness month, which is a time to raise awareness about brain cancer and the resources available for support. To help people get involved in, our friends at Novocure created a website that will showcase local and national BTAM events you can join. Be sure to check it out.
bit.do/BTAMEBCI

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We know there are innumerable deserving patients out there who have bravely fought and stood up to brain cancer. We would like to honor one of them by presenting our 6th Annual HOPE Award. We established this award, to highlight exceptional people who have done exceptional things in relation to their brain cancer journey. If you or your loved one have an inspiring and courageous brain cancer story, please nominate them today.
https://app.hatchbuck.com/OnlineForm/71044157169
(The last day to nominate is May 10th)

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We are always working for the Brain Tumor Community...
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Tumor Treating Electrical Fields (TTFields) Updates from Dr. Eric Wong


We were delighted to hear an update at the American Academy of Neurology yesterday from Dr. Eric Wong, of the Harvard/ Beth Israel Brain Tumor Center & Neuro-Oncology Unit. His exciting recent work explores the details of the time required to wear a TTF device, in order to achieve therapeutic benefit. The manufacturer's recommendation is to wear the device at least 18 hours per day. Dr. Wong's study asks the question, "Is it really a minimum daily exposure to TEF that is the critical element, or is there a minimum cumulative exposure that provides the benefit.?"

Dr Wong shared that the focus on "dose" of TTF may shift from "hours per day" to "total hours of treatment" In his study, patients who wore the device more than 2885 hours over the course of therapy experienced a 17.2 month Overall Survival, as compared to the group who wore the device less than 2885 hours, and experienced an 8.8 month Overall Survival. Dr. shared that advises his patients that they should be willing to commit to using a TTF device for a duration of months sufficient to allow the cumulative dose of therapy.


We are looking forward to more news as Dr. Wong explores this further!
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