Cold Atmospheric Plasma in the Treatment of Malignant Glioma

Jonathan Sherman, M.D. and Michael Keidar, Ph.D., Investigators
December 18, 2013

Glioblastoma is a highly malignant primary central nervous system neoplasm associated with poor survival and is invariably fatal. Recurrence in glioblastoma typically occurs locally, prompting the development of treatment that provides post-operative intracavitary delivery.

Cold atmospheric plasma has been shown to induce in vitro glioblastoma cell death with limited response to normal cells in preliminary data. The study aims to further characterize the role of this new technology in glioblastoma treatment.