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.