NovoCure Announces Data Presentations At The American Society For Radiation Oncology’s 2017 Annual Meeting

Published: Sep 22, 2017

Late-breaking oral presentation to focus on Optune five-year survival and health-related quality of life data

ST. HELIER, Jersey--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Novocure (NASDAQ:NVCR) announced today four presentations on Tumor Treating Fields (TTFields) at the American Society for Radiation Oncology’s (ASTRO) 2017 Annual Meeting, September 24 through September 27 in San Diego. A late-breaking oral presentation will focus on Novocure’s EF-14 phase 3 pivotal trial. This marks the first presentation of EF-14 five-year survival and quality of life data at a radiation oncology conference. A second oral presentation will highlight new preclinical data on the effects of TTFields in delaying DNA damage repair following radiation treatment of glioma cells.

“We are excited to have a variety of research on TTFields presented at ASTRO’s 2017 Annual Meeting,” said Dr. Eilon Kirson, Novocure’s Chief Science Officer and Head of Research and Development. “Radiation oncologists are our second largest community of treating physicians for Optune. We appreciate the opportunity to continue our dialogue through the exchange of scientific information at the premier meeting for radiation oncologists.”

The following will be presented at the ASTRO 2017 Annual Meeting:

Late-breaking oral presentation
(LBA-6) Tumor Treating Fields (TTFields) – A novel cancer treatment modality: Translating preclinical evidence and engineering into a survival benefit with delayed decline in quality of life. R. Stupp. 3:15 – 4:15 p.m. PST on Sunday, September 24. (Location: Ballroom 20)

Oral presentation
(68) Tumor Treating Fields (TTFields) Delay DNA Damage Repair Following Radiation Treatment of Glioma Cells: Implications for Irradiation through TTFields Transducer Arrays. M. Story. 7:45 to 9 a.m. PST on Monday, September 25. (Location: Room 4)

Poster presentation
(3530) Creating patient-specific computational head models for the study of tissue-electric field interactions using deformable templates. N. Urman. 4:15 to 5:45 p.m. PST on Monday, September 25. (Location: Poster Hall)

(3529) Measuring the electric properties of human skin in order to understand how Tumor Treating Fields distribute within the body. H. Hershkovich. 4:15 to 5:45 p.m. PST on Monday, September 25. (Location: Poster Hall)

About Novocure

Novocure is an oncology company developing a profoundly different cancer treatment utilizing a proprietary therapy called TTFields, the use of electric fields tuned to specific frequencies to disrupt solid tumor cancer cell division. Novocure’s commercialized product, Optune, is approved for the treatment of adult patients with glioblastoma. Novocure has ongoing or completed clinical trials investigating TTFields in brain metastases, non-small cell lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, ovarian cancer and mesothelioma.

Headquartered in Jersey, Novocure has U.S. operations in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Malvern, Pennsylvania and New York City. Additionally, the company has offices in Germany, Switzerland, Japan and Israel. For additional information about the company, please visit www.novocure.com or follow us at www.twitter.com/novocure.

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