ECT (Electrochemical Therapy) With intra-therapeutic impedance recording
Electrochemical therapy is a well-known low side effect method for destroying inoperable solid tumors. This method is a complementary palliative therapy for the inoperable surface solid metastatic cancer tumors, which results in tumor destruction and improves patients’ lifestyles.
EChT would activate many mechanisms in favor of tumor destruction, such as induction of electrolysis, electroosmosis, ionic transmembrane flow, and electroporation in tumoral tissues. To improve the pathological response of EChT, real-time impedance recording was applied by probing the whole treated tumour and finding non-destructed lesions. Those tumoral lesions would be treated by EChT immediately after detection.
- There is no need to be hospitalized during the EChT treatment, and the patient will be able to perform routine daily activities immediately after treatment.
- EChT adaptation with conventional therapies brings a great opportunity to simultaneously treat with the other methods.
- Impedance-guided EChT may help to apply electrochemical tumor destruction more precisely with the lower amount of transmitted electrical charges
- EChT is also a complementary palliative therapy that can be applied to several types of surface cancer tumors with different cancer stages.
- More than 51% change in the size and necrosis of tumors, in 81% of the patients treated with this method (who were not responsive to conventional surgical/chemical and radiotherapy methods) and reaching complete pathological response (complete tumor necrosis under treatment) in 19 percent of patients.