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Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology

Treatment of children with glioblastoma with conformal radiation, temozolomide, and bevacizumab as adjuncts to surgical resection.


PMID 23425999

Abstract

Prognosis for children with glioblastoma is unacceptably poor. Modest improvements in progression-free survival were seen in adults with glioblastoma by combining temozolomide and bevacizumab with conformal radiation. We retrospectively reviewed 3 cases of glioblastoma in children treated using upfront bevacizumab and temozolomide during radiation, followed by 12 cycles of maintenance therapy. All patients completed therapy with minimal toxicity and no delays in treatment. Two patients remain disease free at 38 and 49 months from diagnosis. One patient recurred 14 months off therapy and currently receives salvage therapy 48 months from diagnosis. These results support further investigation of this regimen.