Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-24063
Bähr, O; Herrlinger, U; Weller, M; Steinbach, J P (2009). Very late relapses in glioblastoma long-term survivors. Journal of Neurology, 256(10):1756-1758.
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Long-term survival of patients with histologically confirmed glioblastoma is a rare event with figures in the range of 2-3% for 5-year survival (Scott et al. in Ann Neurol 46:183-188, 1999; McLendon and Halperin in Cancer 98:1745-1748, 2003; Krex et al. in Brain 130:2596-2606, 2007). Prognosis and further clinical course of these patients beyond 5 years after diagnosis are in essence unknown with only anecdotal reports of patients surviving for 10 years or more (Salvati et al. J Neurooncol 36:61-64, 1998). We here report on the extended follow-up (mean, 139.4 months) of a cohort of glioblastoma long-term survivors. Very late relapses occurred in many patients even after more than 10 years of progression-free survival.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed, original work|
|Communities & Collections:||04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Neurology|
|DDC:||610 Medicine & health|
|Deposited On:||16 Nov 2009 08:57|
|Last Modified:||27 Nov 2013 16:49|
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