Treatment for glioblastoma (GBM)
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"I didn't think I'd be alive today. Now here I am with Optune®, still enjoying life."
— Marcia, an Optune user

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In people with newly diagnosed GBM

Proven to extend survival and maintain quality of life

A large clinical study showed that adding Optune to chemotherapy* provided the greatest opportunity to live longer compared to chemotherapy alone at 5 years.

In a 5-year follow-up, people on Optune plus chemotherapy lived longer across all groups analyzed regardless of well-being, age, gender, and how much of the tumor was removed.

People in the study were also able to maintain their mental, emotional, and physical well-being longer than those on chemotherapy alone.

People on Optune plus chemotherapy experienced mental well-being 22% longer, emotional well-being 36% longer, and physical well-being 38% longer than those on chemotherapy alone.

Nearly half of people on Optune plus chemotherapy were alive at 2 years compared with 31% of people on chemotherapy alone.

In a large clinical study, people on Optune + chemotherapy lived longer than people on chemotherapy alone.

OVERALL SURVIVAL

In the same study, Optune + chemotherapy delayed tumor growth longer than chemotherapy alone.

PROGRESSION-FREE SURVIVAL



Optune treats where your GBM is located without increasing chemotherapy-related
side effects.

References:
  1. Stupp R, Taillibert S, Kanner A, et al. Effect of tumor-treating fields plus maintenance temozolomide vs maintenance temozolomide alone on survival in patients with glioblastoma: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Oncology. 2017;318(23):2306-2316.
  2. Optune [Instructions for Use]. Novocure 2016.
  3. Taphoorn M, Dirven L, Kanner A, et al. Influence of treatment with tumor-treating fields on health-related quality of life of patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma: a secondary analysis of a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Oncology. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2017.5082. Published online February 1, 2018.
  4. National Cancer Institute. NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms. https://www.cancer.gov/publications/dictionaries/cancer-terms. Accessed May 30, 2018.

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What is Optune® approved to treat?

Optune is a wearable, portable, FDA-approved device indicated to treat a type of brain cancer called glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) in adult patients 22 years of age or older.

Newly diagnosed GBM

If you have newly diagnosed GBM, Optune is used together with a chemotherapy called temozolomide (TMZ) if:

Recurrent GBM

If your tumor has come back, Optune can be used alone as an alternative to standard medical therapy if:

Who should not use Optune?

Optune is not for everyone. Talk to your doctor if you have:

Do not use Optune if you are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant. It is not known if Optune is safe or effective during pregnancy.

What should I know before using Optune?

Optune should only be used after receiving training from qualified personnel, such as your doctor, a nurse, or other medical staff who have completed a training course given by Novocure™, the maker of Optune.

What are the possible side effects of Optune?

Most common side effects of Optune when used together with chemotherapy (temozolomide, or TMZ) were low blood platelet count, nausea, constipation, vomiting, tiredness, scalp irritation from the device, headache, seizure, and depression.

The most common side effects when using Optune alone were scalp irritation (redness and itchiness) and headache. Other side effects were malaise, muscle twitching, fall and skin ulcers.

Talk to your doctor if you have any of these side effects or questions.


Please click here to see the Optune Instructions for Use (IFU) for complete information regarding the device's indications, contraindications, warnings, and precautions.


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What is Optune approved to treat?

Optune is a wearable, portable, FDA-approved device indicated to treat a type of brain cancer called glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) in adult patients 22 years of age or older.