Creating Electric Fields in the Brain Buys Glioblastoma Patients Extra Months of Life

December 19, 2017

(STAT News) – In the real world, the benefits of a treatment are often less than what they were in a clinical trial, and that might be the case here, too. This company-sponsored study enrolled only patients who were well enough to start chemo after surgery and radiation, said Stupp: “We could not include the absolutely worst patients.” Even for these participants, the electric fields were not a cure. Only 16 of the original 466 patients were alive by the end of the study.

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