Electronic cap treatment improves brain tumour survival

Applying low frequency electric fields to the scalp of people with an aggressive type of brain tumour improves survival, according to a clinical trial. Researchers from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine say their device offers “promising results” in the trial. The device delivers low-intensity electricity to the brain through 9 insulated electrodes, placed on the patient’s shaved scalp using a cap. These doses of electricity, called Tumour Treating Fields, interfere with the molecular machinery inside cancer cells that helps them divide.
Cancer Research UK