Electrochemical treatment of localized tumors with direct current

C. K. Chou, N. Vora, J. R. Li, W. Wang, Y. Yen, R. L. Ren, J. A. McDougall, C. Staud, B. S. Zhou, L. Weiss

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To develop cancer electrochemical treatment (ECT) in the United States, we have conducted basic studies and started a Phase I clinical trial. Our in vivo preliminary results indicate that ECT is effective on RIF-1 mouse tumor and rat fibrosarcomas. In the in vitro study ECT clearly demonstrated dose-dependent human oral carcinoma KB cell growth inhibition by colony-forming assay. We have started an animal study to resolve the ECT methodological problems for rat breast cancer. Meanwhile, we began a clinical trial treating patients with recurrent superficial measurable malignant tumors. Our goal is to make ECT a useful alternative method for treating localized tumors.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Bioelectromagnetism
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1998 2nd International Conference on Bioelectromagnetism - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: Feb 15 1998Feb 18 1998


OtherProceedings of the 1998 2nd International Conference on Bioelectromagnetism
CityMelbourne, Australia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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