Exploring the Frontiers of Cancer Therapy: Tumor Treating Fields (TTFields) Therapy

Exploring the Frontiers of Cancer Therapy: Tumor Treating Fields (TTFields) Therapy

Tumor treating fields therapy is a groundbreaking approach to cancer treatment. It doesn’t involve surgery or drugs. It is called TTFields therapy for short. TTFields has been approved by the FDA for treating mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma and Cancer Research

Mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive tumor that grows in the lining of certain body cavities. It usually happens in the chest, abdomen, or around the heart.

Mesothelioma is caused by exposure to asbestos, a harmful substance that was once used in many industries. Even though asbestos is now banned in many places, the number of mesothelioma cases is still increasing.

Treatment options usually include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy. Most treatments available today are not very effective. The average life expectancy after diagnosis is only around 10 to 12 months.

Revolutionizing Cancer Treatment

There has been a significant increase in research on TTFields therapy. Many clinical trials and preclinical studies have explored its effectiveness. A new article provides insights on current trends and advancements in TTFields therapy.

The number of new publications on TTFields therapy has remained consistently high. This shows the growing interest and importance of this treatment option. Also, the number of citations for TTFields-related research has been increasing. This also suggests that the findings in this field are gaining recognition and influence in the scientific community.

The United States and Israel are the leading countries in terms of TTFields research. Germany and Switzerland also contribute to the research.

Clinical applications and antitumor mechanisms are the main focus areas of TTFields research. Clinical trials for glioblastoma treatment are particularly prominent. But research is also being conducted on other types of cancer. This includes mesothelioma, hepatic cancer, and other brain tumors.

The new study highlights the growing importance and impact of TTFields therapy in cancer treatment. With ongoing research and advancements in this field, TTFields therapy holds promise. It is a valuable addition to the existing cancer treatment options, offering hope to patients and clinicians alike.


Xing, Yang, Feroza Yasinjan, Jiayue Cui, Yizhao Peng, Minghua He, Wenhui Liu, and Xinyu Hong. “Advancements and Current Trends in Tumor Treating Fields: A Scientometric Analysis.” International Journal of Surgery, n.d., 10.1097/JS9.0000000000001151. https://doi.org/10.1097/JS9.0000000000001151.

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