Clinical Trial Investigates the Use of Electrical Fields to Fight Brain Metastases in Lung Cancer

A new clinical trial will evaluate the safety and effectiveness of NovoTTF therapy to treat non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that has spread to the brain. NovoTTF therapy uses the NovoTTF-100A system, a portable device consisting of an electrical field generator and electrodes that attach to the patient’s scalp. The device produces alternating electrical fields, so-called ‘tumor treating fields’ (TTF), in the brain that are intended to disrupt the process by which tumor cells divide and multiply. NovoTTF therapy is already approved to treat certain kinds of brain cancer that do not respond to other treatments. The new trial will study patients with NSCLC that has spread to the brain and was previously treated with focused, high-powered radiation.