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1. (WO2007001747) METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR TREATING TUMORS USING ELECTROPORATION

Pub. No.:    WO/2007/001747    International Application No.:    PCT/US2006/021808
Publication Date: Jan 4, 2007 International Filing Date: Jun 5, 2006
IPC: A61N 1/05
A61N 1/30
A61N 1/28
A61M 31/00
Applicants: ONCOBIONIC, INC.
RUBINSKY, Boris
ONIK, Gary
MIKUS, Paul
Inventors: RUBINSKY, Boris
ONIK, Gary
MIKUS, Paul
Title: METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR TREATING TUMORS USING ELECTROPORATION
Abstract:
A system is provided for treating tumor tissue sites of a patient. At least first and second mono-polar electrodes are configured to be introduced at or near the tumor tissue site of the patient. A voltage pulse generator is coupled to the first and second mono-polar electrodes. The voltage pulse generator is configured to apply sufficient electrical pulses between the first and second mono-polar electrodes to induce electroporation of cells in the tumor tissue site, to create necrosis of cells of the tumor tissue site, but insufficient to create a thermal damaging effect to a majority of the tumor tissue site.