Optune® is a wearable, portable, FDA-approved treatment for glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). This device creates low-intensity, wave-like electric fields called Tumor Treating Fields (TTFields), which interfere with GBM cell division. This action slows or stops GBM tumor cells from dividing and may destroy them. More than 15,000 people have been treated with Optune since being approved. Neurosurgery One in Denver (formerly South Denver Neurosurgery), a leading Denver neurosurgery practice, offers this innovative treatment.
Optune is approved for the treatment of adult patients (22 years of age or older) with GBM. For newly diagnosed patients, Optune is used with the chemotherapy drug temozolomide (TMZ) after surgery and radiation. For recurrent patients, it can be used alone when surgery and radiation treatment options have been exhausted. In a clinical trial, adding Optune to TMZ was proven to delay GBM tumor growth and extend survival in newly diagnosed patients compared with TMZ alone.
For more information about this device, go to Optune.com.
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What are indicators for using Optune portable treatment?
Optune® is intended as a treatment for adult patients (22 years of age or older) with histologically confirmed glioblastoma multiforme (GBM).
Optune with temozolomide (TMZ) is indicated for the treatment of adult patients with newly diagnosed, supratentorial glioblastoma following maximal debulking surgery and completion of radiation therapy together with concomitant standard of care chemotherapy.
For the treatment of recurrent GBM, Optune is indicated following histologically–or radiologically–confirmed recurrence in the supratentorial region of the brain after receiving chemotherapy. The device is intended to be used as a monotherapy, and is intended as an alternative to standard medical therapy for GBM after surgical and radiation options have been exhausted.
Where can safety information on the Optune portable treatment found?
There are contraindications, warnings and precautions about the use of Optune. Please speak to your physician about these, and see complete information on instructions for use on the Optune website.