Both HCPs and patients reported stable QoL evaluation scores up to 1 year of Optune use1,2,*,†
HCP-reported KPS and patient-reported Global Health Status were
- Maintained from baseline through 12 months of follow-up
- Comparable with the TMZ alone group
* HCP-reported data collected per Karnofsky Performance Score (KPS) assessment at baseline and then repeated monthly. Patient functional status via KPS (at multiple time points) measured patient interdependence in activities of daily living.
† Patient-reported data collected per EORTC QLQ-C30 at baseline and Months 3, 6, 9, and 12. This 30-question survey covered 5 daily-functioning domains (Physical, Cognitive, Role, Social, and Emotional).
- In the pivotal study, patients were treated with the first model of Optune, which was twice as large in size and weight (6 lb.) than the currently available device (2.7 lb.)
Physical, Role, and Social Functioning for patients treated with Optune + TMZ all remained stable and comparable with the TMZ alone group2
EORTC QLQ-C30, European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer core quality of life questionnaire; HCPs, healthcare professionals; HRQoL, health-related quality of life; KPS, Karnofsky Performance Score; QoL, quality of life; TMZ, temozolomide.
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