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Seizure control as a new metric in assessing efficacy of tumor treatment in low-grade glioma trials


Avila, E K; Chamberlain, M; Schiff, D; Reijneveld, J C; Armstrong, T S; Ruda, R; Wen, P Y; Weller, M; Koekkoek, J A F; Mittal, S; Arakawa, Y; Choucair, A; Gonzalez-Martinez, J; MacDonald, D R; Nishikawa, R; Shah, A; Vecht, C J; Warren, P; van den Bent, M J; DeAngelis, L M (2017). Seizure control as a new metric in assessing efficacy of tumor treatment in low-grade glioma trials. Neuro-Oncology, 19(1):12-21.

Abstract

Patients with low-grade glioma frequently have brain tumor-related epilepsy, which is more common than in patients with high-grade glioma. Treatment for tumor-associated epilepsy usually comprises a combination of surgery, anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs), chemotherapy, and radiotherapy. Response to tumor-directed treatment is measured primarily by overall survival and progression-free survival. However, seizure frequency has been observed to respond to tumor-directed treatment with chemotherapy or radiotherapy. A review of the current literature regarding seizure assessment for low-grade glioma patients reveals a heterogeneous manner in which seizure response has been reported. There is a need for a systematic approach to seizure assessment and its influence on health-related quality-of-life outcomes in patients enrolled in low-grade glioma therapeutic trials. In view of the need to have an adjunctive metric of tumor response in these patients, a method of seizure assessment as a metric in brain tumor treatment trials is proposed.

Abstract

Patients with low-grade glioma frequently have brain tumor-related epilepsy, which is more common than in patients with high-grade glioma. Treatment for tumor-associated epilepsy usually comprises a combination of surgery, anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs), chemotherapy, and radiotherapy. Response to tumor-directed treatment is measured primarily by overall survival and progression-free survival. However, seizure frequency has been observed to respond to tumor-directed treatment with chemotherapy or radiotherapy. A review of the current literature regarding seizure assessment for low-grade glioma patients reveals a heterogeneous manner in which seizure response has been reported. There is a need for a systematic approach to seizure assessment and its influence on health-related quality-of-life outcomes in patients enrolled in low-grade glioma therapeutic trials. In view of the need to have an adjunctive metric of tumor response in these patients, a method of seizure assessment as a metric in brain tumor treatment trials is proposed.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Neurology
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2017
Deposited On:10 Nov 2016 07:37
Last Modified:19 Feb 2018 07:24
Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISSN:1522-8517
Additional Information:This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Neuro-Oncology following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version Neuro-Oncology 19(1), 12–21, 2017 is available online at: doi:10.1093/neuonc/now190
OA Status:Hybrid
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Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1093/neuonc/now190
PubMed ID:27651472

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