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Table 4 A sample of literature reports on effects of electromagnetic field types on growth of cancerous tumors in animal hosts a

From: Optimization of a therapeutic electromagnetic field (EMF) to retard breast cancer tumor growth and vascularity

Type of tumor Frequency Hz and (pps) Intensity Tesla Exposure min (m), (hr), or sec/day (d) Significant growth retardation yes or no References
Melanoma 25 2-5 mT 3 hr/d Yes Hu et al. 2010 [4]
Hepatoma 100 0.7 mT 1 hr 3x/d Yes Wen et al. 2011 [5]
Colon 50 2.5 & 5.5 mT 70 m/d Yes Tofani et al. 2002 [6]
Mammary 12 & 460 9 mT 10 m on alternate days Yes Bellossi & Desplasi 1991 [7]
MX-1 50 15-20 mT 3 hr/d Yes Berg et al. 2010 [8]
Carcinogen induced 0.8 100 mT 8 hr/d Yes Seze et al. 2000 [9]
Mammary 120b 10-20 mT 10 m/d Yes Williams 2001 [2]
Mammary 120b 10 & 20 mT 3 to 80 m/d Yes Cameron et al. this report
Mammary 120b 15 mT 10 m/d Yes Cameron et al. 2005 [1]
Mammary 1 100 mT 60 to 180 m/d No Tataova et al. 2011 [10]
  1   360 m/d Yes  
Sarcoma 0.16 – 1.3 0.6 – 2.0 T 15 m/d Yes Zhang et al. 2002 [11]
Melanoma 50 5.5 mT 70 m/d Yes Tofani et al. 2003 [12]
Sarcoma 50 250 mT 80 sec/d Yes Yamaguch et al. 2006 [13]
  1. aThis sample is not comprehensive but is judged to be a reasonably representative.
  2. bA semi sine wave was used in these studies, other studies used a sine wave signal.