How Optune Lua works

Here's a look at the science behind both malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) and Optune Lua.

Optune Lua works by creating Tumor Treating Fields (TTFields), which are electric fields that disrupt cancer cell division.

Using 4 adhesive patches called transducer arrays, TTFields therapy is delivered right into the area of your body where the cancer is located. TTFields may destroy some cancer cells completely and have not been shown to affect healthy cells.

How MPM cancer cells divide and multiply

MPM cancer cell

MPM cancer cell
begins to divide

More and more cancer
cells appear

Optune Lua interferes with MPM cancer cell division

Optune Lua creates TTFields,
which interfere with the dividing
MPM cancer cell

TTFields may slow down or stop
MPM cancer cell division

TTFields may cause cancer cells
to be destroyed

Learn how TTFields work

This video explains how Optune Lua may stop cancer cells from dividing.

Treating MPM with Optune Lua may help.
View study results

Optune Lua delivers treatment with TTFields right where the MPM cancer cells
are located

  • Optune Lua delivers TTFields to the area of your body with cancer through arrays, which are adhesive patches that stick to your skin
  • Where you put the arrays on your body matters. Each person’s body is a different shape and size and may have cancer cells in different locations. You (and your caregiver) will receive training by a Novocure® Support Specialist to show you how and where to place the arrays on your upper body
Sample front and back placements of transducer arrays Download here
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