Novocure Announces 38 Presentations On Tumor Treating Fields At 21st Annual Scientific Meeting Of The Society Of Neuro-Oncology

Novocure (NASDAQ:NVCR) announced today that 38 abstracts focusing on Tumor Treating Fields (TTFields) will be presented at the 21 st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO) on Nov. 17-20, in Scottsdale, Arizona. Of the 38 abstracts, 28 were prepared by external researchers, representing a growing interest in Novocure's proprietary TTFields therapy.

"Every year at the SNO annual meeting, we observe an increased interest in TTFields, as is evident from a growing number of abstracts accepted along with an increasing number of institutions that are studying TTFields," said Dr. Eilon Kirson, Novocure's Chief Science Officer and Head of Research and Development. "Research conducted by external scientists strengthens our understanding of TTFields, often validating TTFields as a potential treatment for a number of solid tumors."

Abstracts span a variety of topics from preclinical and clinical data to treatment delivery and patient education. Notable topics to be presented include, amongst others, TTFields in combination with immunotherapy, radiation, triple chemotherapy and cytostatic agents, a case report on the use of TTFields in brain metastasis from ovarian cancer and a pilot study of Optune for recurrent atypical and anaplastic meningioma.

The long-term survival analysis of the full dataset from its phase 3 pivotal EF-14 trial of Optune in combination with temozolomide for the treatment of newly diagnosed glioblastoma (GBM) will be presented on Friday, Nov. 18, by Roger Stupp, M.D., Professor at the University of Zurich and Director of Department of Oncology at the Zurich University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland, and EF-14 Principal Investigator. The long-term analysis confirms the interim analysis results published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) 1 in December 2015, showing significant extension of both progression free and overall survival in newly diagnosed GBM patients receiving Optune with temozolomide compared to temozolomide alone. The long-term analysis shows survival rates were significantly higher four years from randomization in patients receiving Optune with temozolomide compared to patients receiving temozolomide alone. The safety profile in the long-term analysis was consistent with the interim analysis of the EF-14 trial.

The following abstracts will be presented:

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