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Bill Doyle: Treating cancer with electric fields

A graduate of MIT, Doyle stablished the MIT FIRST Scholarship for FIRST Robotics Competition participants admitted to MIT. Credit: TED.

FILMED OCT 2011 • POSTED JAN 2012 • TEDMED 2011

At TEDMED, Bill Doyle presents a new approach, called Tumor Treating Fields, which uses electric fields to interrupt cancer cell division. A technology that is still in its infancy — and approved for only certain types of cancer — the treatment comes with one big benefit: quality of life.

Bill Doyle: Treating cancer with electric fields
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