Electrical Fields and Brain Tumors

Elizabeth Tracey and Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Jon Weingart M.D., discuss a study recently published in the Journal of American Medical Association which found that a helmet employing alternating electrical field pulses has been shown to improve survival from glioblastoma, one type of deadly brain tumor.

Topics discussed:
1. Cell DNA gets shed (0:25)
2. Wear a helmet 18-24 hours per day (1:25)
3. People can socialize while wearing (2:30)
4. Glioblastoma talk about 2 year survival (3:31)
5. Progression free hard to understand (4:32)
6. They’ll start to be additive (5:33)
7. Cells have mechanisms for spontaneous death (6:35)

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Johns Hopkins Medicine

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Jon Weingart, MD

Jon Weingart, MD

Professor of Neurosurgery

Dr. Jon Weingart focuses on the surgical treatment of brain tumors including benign and malignant tumors. Dr. Weingart also specializes in spinal disorders, such as cervical and lumbar disc disease, as well as other congenital and developmental ...

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