"The interim STELLAR results are very encouraging," said Dr. Eilon Kirson, Novocure's Chief Science Officer and Head of Research and Development. "We are pleased that the first clinical results in mesothelioma will be presented at IASLC and look forward to sharing additional data in pancreatic and ovarian cancer at our R&D day in December."The full details of the presentation are as follows: OA22.01 - STELLAR - Interim Results of a Phase 2 Trial of TTFields with Chemotherapy for First Line Treatment of Malignant MesotheliomaPresenter: G.L. CersoliOral Session: Novel Trials and Biomarkers in Malignant Pleural MesotheliomaWednesday, Dec. 7, 2:20 p.m. CET, Strauss 3 About Mesothelioma Malignant mesothelioma is a rare thoracic solid tumor cancer that occurs in approximately 3,000 patients in the United States annually. Asbestos exposure has been strongly associated with the development of mesothelioma, which may occur many years following the exposure. The prognosis of mesothelioma patients is very poor, with a median overall survival of approximately 12 months in most reported studies. Treatment with Tumor Treating Fields (TTFields) is not approved for mesothelioma. The safety and effectiveness of treatment with TTFields for mesothelioma has not been established. 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 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 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. Forward-Looking Statements In addition to historical facts or statements of current condition, this press release may contain forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements provide Novocure's current expectations or forecasts of future events. These may include statements regarding anticipated scientific progress on its research programs, development of potential products, interpretation of clinical results, prospects for regulatory approval, manufacturing development and capabilities, market prospects for its products, and other statements regarding matters that are not historical facts. You may identify some of these forward-looking statements by the use of words in the statements such as "anticipate," "estimate," "expect," "project," "intend," "plan," "believe" or other words and terms of similar meaning. Novocure's performance and financial results could differ materially from those reflected in these forward-looking statements due to general financial, economic, regulatory and political conditions as well as more specific risks and uncertainties facing Novocure such as those set forth in its Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on March 1, 2016, with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Given these risks and uncertainties, any or all of these forward-looking statements may prove to be incorrect. Therefore, you should not rely on any such factors or forward-looking statements. Furthermore, Novocure does not intend to update publicly any forward-looking statement, except as required by law. Any forward-looking statements herein speak only as of the date hereof. The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 permits this discussion.
1 Vogelzang et al, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Vol 21, No 14 (July 15), 2003: pp 2636-2644