A Report on Non-Ionizing Radiation

Olympian's Brain Tumor Treated with E-Fields

January 31, 2012

"I am the happiest man alive," says Robert Dill-Bundi, the Swiss Olympic cycling champion. Dill-Bundi developed a glioblastoma multiforme, an aggressive, usually fatal, type of brain tumor, but is still alive years after being treated with electric fields. The therapy was developed by Novoccure, an Israeli company (see: "Weak Kilohertz Electric Fields Kill Tumor Cells"). Bill Doyle, NovoCure's chairman, describes how the treatment works in a lecture recently posted by TEDMED, an offshoot of TED, the technology/entertainment/design consortium. Take a look at the 16-minute video and see what might well be the future of cancer treatment.

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