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New device uses electricity to fight brain cancer

Brain Cancer (FILE)
Posted at 9:58 AM, Apr 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-18 12:58:19-04

(KERO) — A new study is bringing hope to the millions of people living with brain cancer.

Researchers from the University of Cincinnati say a tool called an Optune device could help treat deadly brain tumors.

It's a cap worn on the head that can counteract human cell electricity, to target and block tumor growth.

The Optune devices are currently approved by the FDA as a treatment for brain cancer patients following surgery and radiation.