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Perry, J R; Wick, W; Weller, M (2011). Optimizing the use of alkylators in neuro-oncology. Educational Book, 2001:61-64.

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For more than three decades, alkylating agents have been the most widely used class of chemotherapeutic agents for the treatment of glial brain tumors. Today, concomitant and adjuvant temozolomide is the standard of care for newly diagnosed glioblastoma. Temozolomide alone or in combination with radiotherapy is being explored in ongoing trials in newly diagnosed patients with low-grade and anaplastic glioma. Rechallenge with alternative dosing schedules of temozolomide is a valid treatment option in recurrent, temozolomide-pretreated patients with glioblastoma, and nitrosourea compounds are alternative treatment options in this setting, in addition to novel, mostly antiangiogenic agents, notably bevacizumab. Moreover, nitrosoureas have become the gold standard comparator arm for the evaluation of novel treatments in recurrent glioblastoma.



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Item Type:Journal Article, not refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Neurology
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Deposited On:29 Jan 2012 11:37
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 15:31
Publisher:American Society of Clinical Oncology
Series Name:Educational Book
Additional Information:Kongressbeitrag anlässlich des 2011 ASCO Annual Meeting, June 3 - 7, 2011, Chicago, Ill.
Official URL:http://www.asco.org/ASCOv2/Education+%26+Training/Educational+Book?&vmview=edbk_detail_view&confID=102&abstractID=1046
Related URLs:http://www.asco.org/ASCOv2/Education+%26+Training/Educational+Book (Publisher)
http://chicago2011.asco.org/ (Organisation)

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