Alternating Electric Fields Therapy in Oncology: A Practical by Eric T. Wong

By Eric T. Wong

This concise textual content offers a whole evaluate of alternating electrical fields remedy -- sometimes called tumor treating fields -- for glioblastoma and different different types of sturdy tumor malignancies. Readers are given a primary figuring out of this novel anti-cancer remedy modality by way of studying from scientific trial information in addition to the actual and cellphone biology results on tumor cells whilst alternating electrical fields are utilized either in vitro and in vivo.

Chapters illustrate the physics at the back of electrical box propagation in area and different media. this can be through a evaluation of our present figuring out of the electrical box results on dividing cells - together with the disruption of cytokinesis, right chromosome segregation and activation at the telephone floor chaperons that result in immunogenic cellphone loss of life. info from part III trials for the therapy of recurrent and newly clinically determined glioblastomas are incorporated, in addition to many of the ancillary post hoc analyses that have been played through numerous investigators. the rest of the bankruptcy covers different stable tumor malignancies, together with non-small phone lung melanoma, pancreatic melanoma and ovarian melanoma, as this therapy modality is being utilized to systemic malignancies.

Alternating electrical Fields remedy in Oncology bargains oncologists, neurologists, radiation oncologists, biomedical engineers, phone biologists and mitosis researchers the basics wanted for scientific practice.

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3) with corresponding maximum Ei values that are much higher than the applied field of 1 V/cm. 3 Biophysical Effects of Tumor Treating Fields 35 Fig. 3 Electric field distribution for selected frequencies (rows) and different stages of cytokinesis (columns). Adapted from Wenger et al. [12]. The right column of Fig. 3 with almost separated sister cells shows the most pronounced and spatially confined electric field at the furrow, which is present even for a low 10 kHz stimulation frequency. At higher frequencies, the non-uniformity close to the furrow decreases as the field strength further increases throughout the cell.

5 Cell radius Membrane diameter Intracellular electric conductivity Extracellular electric conductivity Membrane electric conductivity Intracellular relative permittivity Extracellular relative permittivity Membrane relative permittivity amplification of the applied field in the membrane, and is defined as Gm (w ) = Em ( w ) , Ee where ω is the angular frequency [25, 26]. Since the cell membrane is assumed homogenous, the induced membrane electric field can be expressed as U (w ) U (w ) Em ( w ) = m , and therefore Gm (w ) = m .

T. D. Division of Neuro-Oncology, Department of Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA Department of Physics, University of Massachusetts in Lowell, Lowell, MA 01854, USA E. D. T. 1007/978-3-319-30576-9_4 41 42 E. Lok et al. having to solve the coupled charged particle-photon linear Boltzmann equation, solutions to the coupled Maxwell equations are needed to visualize directly how TTFields infiltrate the tumor and the surrounding brain tissues. , Newton-Raphson method), rely on computer software like Mimics® (Materialize, Belgium) or ScanIP® (Simpleware, UK) and COMSOL Multiphysics® (COMSOL Burlington, Massachusetts, USA) for imaging processing and simulation.

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