FDA-approved electricity cap could help treat brain tumors, cancer

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Posted at 4:20 PM, Apr 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-17 17:20:50-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — 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 a human cell's electricity, used to target and block tumor growth.

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