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Front Biosci (Landmark Ed). 2018 Jan 1;23:284-297.

Use of non-ionizing electromagnetic fields for the treatment of cancer.

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1
Department of Cancer Biology, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC.
2
Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Hematology and Oncology, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC.
3
Brain Tumor Center of Excellence (BTCOE), Thomas K Hearn, Jr. Brain Tumor Research Center, Comprehensive Cancer Center Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC.
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Department of Radiation Oncology, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, USA.
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Department of Cancer Biology, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Medical Center Blvd, Winston Salem, NC, 27157.
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Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC.
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Department of Radiation Oncology, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC.
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Department of Otolaryngology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA.
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Department of Medical Oncology, Division of Solid Tumor, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA.
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Bioelectronics Department, Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne, France.
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Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL.
12
Department of Physics, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC.
13
TheraBionic GmbH, Ettlingen, Germany.
14
Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC, bpasche@wakehealth.edu.

Abstract

Cancer treatment and treatment options are quite limited in circumstances such as when the tumor is inoperable, in brain cancers when the drugs cannot penetrate the blood-brain-barrier, or when there is no tumor-specific target for generation of effective therapeutic antibodies. Despite the fact that electromagnetic fields (EMF) in medicine have been used for therapeutic or diagnostic purposes, the use of non-ionizing EMF for cancer treatment is a new emerging concept. Here we summarize the history of EMF from the 1890's to the novel and new innovative methods that target and treat cancer by non-ionizing radiation.

PMID:
28930547
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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