Treatment for glioblastoma (GBM)
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I'm always delighted to respond to inquiries about Optune®. I find if I'm open and honest about my condition people are endlessly supportive and genuinely curious." — JB, an Optune user

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Optune Buddy Program

If you or a loved one is considering or has recently started Optune, it may help to talk to someone who knows what Optune is like. The Optune Buddy Program connects you with users and/or caregivers who want to share what they’ve learned with you.*

You can talk to a current user or caregiver about:

  • Personal experiences with glioblastoma (GBM) and Optune
  • How they incorporated Optune into their daily lives
  • Navigating challenges and finding support

Nearly 100% of those who participated in the program
would recommend it to others

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Please note that we cannot provide you with medical advice or talk about personal treatment results because each person is different. Consult with your doctor for medical related questions.

Based on a survey of 74 participants of the Optune Buddy Program from January 2018 to October 2018.

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.

On this site, patient and healthcare professional videos as well as all images labeled as Optune users, caregivers, or healthcare professionals depict actual patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals. All other depictions of patients and caregivers are actor portrayals. Patient images reflect the health status of the patients at the time each photo was taken.

What is Optune approved to treat?

Optune is indicated to treat a type of brain cancer called glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) in adult patients 22 years of age or older.