Sumary of Investigational magnetic device shrinks glioblastoma in human test:
- Houston Methodist Neurological Institute researchers from the department of neurosurgery shrunk a deadly glioblastoma tumor by more than a third using a helmet generating a noninvasive oscillating magnetic field that the patient wore on his head while administering the therapy in his own home.
- Peak Center for Brain and Pituitary Tumor Treatment in the Department of Neurosurgery at Houston Methodist.
- The protocol also was approved by the Houston Methodist Research Institute Institutional Review Board.
- The Oncomagnetic Device looks deceptively simple: three oncoscillators securely attached to a helmet and connected to a microprocessor-based electronic controller operated by a rechargeable battery, an invention by case study co-author Dr. Santosh Helekar.
- The ongoing research is supported by the Translational Research Initiative of the Houston Methodist Research Institute, Donna and Kenneth Peak, the Kenneth R.