Tumour-treating fields (TTFields) are a non-invasive anticancer treatment modality that utilizes low-intensity, intermediate-frequency (100–300 kHz), alternating electric fields delivered through transducer arrays placed around the tumour region to inhibit tumour cell division.
These TTFields affect various charged and polar molecules within rapidly dividing cancer cells. Through interfering with the structure of microtubules and the movement of organelles during cell division, TTFields cause abnormal mitosis, leading to cell death, blocking of cell division or the formation of lethal chromosomal aberrations.
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