Cancer News

Addition of Temodar® to Radiation in Glioma: New Standard of Care (01/19/2017)

The addition of the chemotherapy agent, Temodar® (temozolomide), to radiation therapy has demonstrated a huge survival benefit compared to treatment with radiation therapy alone among patients with newly diagnosed glioma. These results were recently presented at the 2016 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Gliomas refer to a class of brain cancers. …

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Temodar® After Radiation Improves Survival in Anaplastic Gliomas (06/07/2016)

The use of the chemotherapy agent Temodar (temozolomide) following radiation therapy significantly improves time to cancer progression and overall survival among patients with newly diagnosed anaplastic glioma without 1p/19q co-deletions. These results were recently presented at the 2016 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Anaplastic gliomas are a type of brain … Continue reading "Temodar® After Radiation Improves Survival in Anaplastic Gliomas"

Genetically Modified Poliovirus Granted “Breakthrough” by FDA for Glioblastoma (05/23/2016)

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted “breakthrough status” designation for the treatment of glioblastoma containing a genetically modified poliovirus. Glioblastoma is an extremely aggressive form of brain cancer, with few patients surviving 5 years following diagnosis. Despite efforts with surgery, chemotherapy, and/or radiation therapy, the overall outcomes for patients with glioblastoma … Continue reading "Genetically Modified Poliovirus Granted “Breakthrough” by FDA for Glioblastoma"