Novocure (NASDAQ:NVCR) announced today that United Healthcare will cover Optune as an adjunctive therapy for the treatment of glioblastoma (GBM) when used according to FDA labeled indications and contraindications, effective Jan. 1, 2017. United Healthcare administers medical benefit plans that cover 44.7 million individuals. As of Jan. 1, 2017, more than 177 million Americans will have coverage of Optune, a portable, noninvasive device that delivers Tumor Treating Fields (TTFields) therapy to patients with newly diagnosed and recurrent GBM. As of Sept. 30, 2016, more than 130 million Americans had coverage of Optune. United Healthcare's positive coverage policy of Optune adds to positive coverage policies from Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, Oregon Health Plan and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona. About Novocure Novocure is a commercial-stage oncology company developing a novel, proprietary therapy called Tumor Treating Fields, or TTFields, for the treatment of solid tumor cancers. Novocure's commercialized product, Optune, is approved for the treatment of adult patients with glioblastoma. Novocure has ongoing or completed phase 2 pilot trials investigating TTFields in NSCLC, 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 and Japan, and a research center in Haifa, Israel. For additional information about the company, please visit www.novocure.com or follow us at www.twitter.com/novocure. Approved Indications In the United States, Optune is intended as a treatment for adult patients (22 years of age or older) with histologically-confirmed glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). In the United States, Optune with temozolomide is indicated for the treatment of adult patients with newly diagnosed, supratentorial glioblastoma following maximal debulking surgery and completion of radiation therapy together with concomitant standard of care chemotherapy. In the United States, for the treatment of recurrent GBM, Optune is indicated following histologically-or radiologically-confirmed recurrence in the supratentorial region of the brain after receiving chemotherapy. The device is intended to be used as a monotherapy, and is intended as an alternative to standard medical therapy for GBM after surgical and radiation options have been exhausted.