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Magnetic helmet shrank deadly tumor in its first test

Until recently, helmets have been made that use Artificial Intelligence, which can detect tumors in the brain, but now it seems that a new helmet can cure them as well. As part of the latest neurological discovery, researchers used a helmet that creates a magnetic field to shrink a deadly tumor by a third. The 53-year-old patient who underwent the treatment eventually died due to an unrelated injury.


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However, an autopsy of his brain showed that the procedure had removed 31% of the tumor mass in a short time. This structure marked the first non-invasive treatment for a deadly form of brain cancer known as glioblastoma.

The helmet has three rotating magnets connected to a microprocessor-based electronic controller, which operates with a rechargeable battery. As part of the treatment, the patient wore the device for five weeks in a clinic and then at home with the help of his wife.

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The resulting magnetic field therapy generated by the helmet was initially administered for two hours and then increased to a maximum of six hours per day. During the period, the patient's mass and tumor volume shrank by almost a third, with the contraction appearing to be correlated with the treatment dose.


The device's inventors, who have received FDA approval for the treatment, claim that the helmet could one day help treat brain cancer without radiation or chemotherapy.

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«Our results… open a new world of non-invasive and non-toxic treatment… with many exciting possibilities for the future"He said David S. Baskin, author and director Kenneth R. Peak Center for Brain and Pituitary for the Treatment of Tumors in the Department of Neurosurgery at Houston Methodist Neurological Institute. Details of the process have been published in the journal Frontiers in Oncology.

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