Treatment for glioblastoma (GBM)
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Optune® Novocure™

Peer-reviewed publications

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2017 article from The ASCO Post on the unprecedented 5-year survival results seen with Optune + TMZ in EF-14

‘Out-of-the-box’ approach plus temozolomide extends survival in glioblastoma.

The ASCO Post

Goodman A.
http://www.ascopost.com/issues/may-10-2017/out-of-the-box-approach-plus-temozolomide-extends-survival-in-glioblastoma. Updated May 10, 2017. Accessed May 23, 2017.

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Landmark 5-year survival analysis of the EF-14 trial in newly diagnosed glioblastoma

Tumor treating fields added to standard chemotherapy in newly diagnosed glioblastoma (GBM): final results of a randomized, multicenter, phase III trial.

2017 Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

Stupp R, Hegi ME, Idbaih A, et al.
2017; Abstract LBA AACR CT007.

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The EF-14 trial: Pivotal phase 3 data for newly diagnosed glioblastoma published in JAMA

Maintenance therapy with tumor-treating fields plus temozolomide vs temozolomide alone for glioblastoma: a randomized clinical trial.

Journal of the American Medical Association

Stupp R, Taillibert S, Kanner AA, et al.
2015;314(23):2535-2543.

Copyright 2015 American Medical Association. All rights reserved.

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The EF-11 trial: Pivotal phase 3 data for recurrent glioblastoma published in the European Journal of Cancer

NovoTTF-100A versus physician's choice chemotherapy in recurrent glioblastoma: a randomised phase III trial of a novel treatment modality

European Journal of Cancer

Stupp R, Wong ET, Kanner AA, et al.
2012;48(14):2192-2202.

Copyright 2012 Elsevier. All rights reserved.

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Management of dermatologic adverse events

Characterization and management of dermatologic adverse events with the NovoTTF‑100A System, a novel anti-mitotic electric field device for the treatment of recurrent glioblastoma.

Seminars in Oncology

Lacouture ME, Davis ME, Elzinga G, et al.
2014;41(3 suppl 4);S1-S14.

Copyright 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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Results from the NovoTAL™ System User Study

NovoTTF™-100A System (Tumor Treating Fields) transducer array layout planning for glioblastoma: a NovoTAL™ system user study

World Journal of Surgical Oncology

Chaudhry A, Benson L, Varshaver M, et al.
2015;13:316. doi: 10.1186/s12957-015-0722-3.

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Review the results

Learn more about the efficacy results in newly diagnosed GBM.

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Panel discussion

View a broadcast to learn about Optune + TMZ in newly diagnosed GBM.

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Indications For Use

Optune is intended as a treatment for adult patients (22 years of age or older) with histologically-confirmed glioblastoma multiforme (GBM).

Optune with temozolomide 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.

Important Safety Information

Contraindications

Do not use Optune in patients with an active implanted medical device, a skull defect (such as, missing bone with no replacement), or bullet fragments. Use of Optune together with implanted electronic devices has not been tested and may theoretically lead to malfunctioning of the implanted device. Use of Optune together with skull defects or bullet fragments has not been tested and may possibly lead to tissue damage or render Optune ineffective.

Do not use Optune in patients that are known to be sensitive to conductive hydrogels. In this case, skin contact with the gel used with Optune may commonly cause increased redness and itching, and rarely may even lead to severe allergic reactions such as shock and respiratory failure.

Warnings and Precautions

Optune can only be prescribed by a healthcare provider that has completed the required certification training provided by Novocure (the device manufacturer).

Do not prescribe Optune for patients that are pregnant, you think might be pregnant or are trying to get pregnant, as the safety and effectiveness of Optune in these populations have not been established.

The most common (≥10%) adverse events involving Optune in combination with temozolomide were thrombocytopenia, nausea, constipation, vomiting, fatigue, medical device site reaction, headache, convulsions, and depression.

The most common (≥10%) adverse events seen with Optune monotherapy were medical device site reaction and headache.

The following adverse reactions were considered related to Optune when used as monotherapy: medical device site reaction, headache, malaise, muscle twitching, fall and skin ulcer.

Use of Optune in patients with an inactive implanted medical device in the brain has not been studied for safety and effectiveness, and use of Optune in these patients could lead to tissue damage or lower the chance of Optune being effective.

If the patient has an underlying serious skin condition on the scalp, evaluate whether this may prevent or temporarily interfere with Optune treatment.


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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Indications For Use

Optune is intended as a treatment for adult patients (22 years of age or older) with histologically-confirmed glioblastoma multiforme (GBM).