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. …
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"
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"
The treatment combination consisting of Avastin (bevacizumab) plus Camptosar (irinotecan) improves time to cancer progression compared to treatment with Temodar (temozolomide) in patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma. These results were recently published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Glioblastoma is an extremely aggressive form of brain cancer. Standard therapy includes surgery to remove as much … Continue reading "Avastin®/Camptosar® Improves Outcomes Compared with Temodar® in Glioblastoma"
Glioblastoma is a particularly aggressive type of brain cancer. Only about one fifth of adults diagnosed with it survive two years or more after their diagnosis. A new two-drug combination, currently in early clinical trials, might help people diagnosed with glioblastoma to fight the disease. In a presentation of early clinical trial data to … Continue reading "Immune Therapy for Brain Tumors: A New Promising Avenue"