AN electrical device glued to the scalp can slow cancer growth and prolong survival in people with the deadliest type of brain tumour, researchers reported.
The device is not a cure and, on average, adds only a few months of life when used along with the standard regimen of surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. Some doctors have questioned its usefulness. But scientists conducting a new study said that the device was the first therapy in a decade to extend life in people with glioblastomas, brain tumours in which median survival is 15 months even with the best treatment.
The disease affects about 10,000 people a year in the United States and is what killed Senator Edward Kennedy in 2009....