Analysis of Electro Capacitive Cancer Treatment (ECCT) Efficiency in Breast Cancer Treatment Based on Breast Anatomy
Nurzannah, BS Thesis, Dept. of Physics, University of Indonesia, Juli 2013
Cells division will be disturbed when given an external electric field with a frequency of 100 kHz and intensity of < 200 V/m, thus can be used to inhibitand destroy cancer cells. Electro Capacitive Cancer Treatment (ECCT) was developed based on the static electric field for cancer therapy. This study aimed to determine the efficiency of ECCT for breast cancer of Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma (IDC) and Infiltrating lobular carcinoma (ILC). 10 patients of breast cancer with a type of IDC and ILC treated with ECCT for 3 months analyzed and monitored by breast cancer diagnostic tool based on Electical Capacitance Volume Tomography (ECVT). ECVT utilizing capacitance value of breast tissue to predict the permittivity distribution of cancers. Permittivity intensity measured by ECVT directly proportional to the rate of cancer cell malignancy. The results showed ECCT for breast cancer is more effective for breast cancer cases type IDC than ILC. Range reduction ratio of the maximum concentration of the IDC is from 0.015 to 0.156 per month, while the ILC is 0.0177 to 0.1103 per month.