Optune is a novel cancer therapy that delivers alternating electric fields,
called tumor treatment fields (TTFields) to slow or reverse the growth
of tumor cells. It is FDA-approved for use in both newly diagnosed and
recurrent glioblastoma of the brain.
It is an outpatient treatment that can be prescribed as a single therapy,
but is usually combined with chemotherapy. The Optune System consists
of a portable electric field generator that delivers TTFields through
surface transducer arrays worn by the patient throughout the day. The
most common side effect of this non-invasive therapy is skin irritation.
The Radiation Oncologists at St. Joseph Hospital are all certified prescribers