Georgia man turns to helmet-like device in fight against brain cancer

January 22, 2015 2:09 PM

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Georgia man turns to helmet-like device in fight against brain cancer

A Georgia man battling progressive glioblastoma is going a step further than the traditional chemotherapy and radiation route in his fight against the deadly disease.

Stan Thain, who was told that despite undergoing treatment and surgery he had just a year and a half to live, is also being treated with FDA-approved Optune system. For 18 hours a day, the portable device sends electrical waves across the upper part of Thain’s brain where the tumors are located. The...

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