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FDA Approves Cancer Killing Skull Cap to Treat Brain Tumors
Posted By Tafline Laylin On April 18, 2011 @ 12:05 pm In clean tech,Green Technology,Innovation,News | 1 Comment
People who suffer from a form of brain cancer  called GBM (glioblastoma multiforme) that resists chemotherapy and radiation will soon be able to undergo a less intrusive electrical treatment at home. Recently approved by the FDA, the Novo TTF-100A comprises a cap of electrodes attached to a machine that delivers a low-level electric current directly to the patient’s scalp. Known as Tumor Treatment Fields (TTF), the electricity disrupts the tumor cells ‘ shape and electrical configuration such that their rapid growth is either stopped, or even reversed.
Although the electrical treatment results in more cases of neurological side-effects such as convulsions or headaches, researchers say that users enjoy a better quality of life when compared to current treatments. Removing the nasty chemicals  from the equation also eliminates nausea, anemia, fatigue, and infection. Finally, this new technology not only allows intensive cancer treatment to take place in the far sweeter comfort of home, but it is also completely portable.
+ NovoCure 
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 cancer: http://inhabitat.com/dime-sized-cancer-detector-also-recognizes-hiv/
 tumor cells: http://inhabitat.com/nanotech-robots-travel-through-blood-to-turn-off-tumor-cells/gold-nanotech-2-2/
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/fda-approves-cancer-killing-skull-cap-to-treat-brain-tumors/novottf-100a-cancer-treatment-2/
 strongest radiation: http://inhabitat.com/our-worst-fears-realized-fukushima-radiation-leakage-on-par-with-chernobyl/
 the nasty chemicals: http://inhabitat.com/clams-could-clean-up-oil-spills-without-chemicals/
 + NovoCure: http://www.novocure.com/
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