New approaches for temozolomide therapy: Use in newly diagnosed glioma

Roger Stupp*, Edward Newlands

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Temozolomide is a novel oral alkylating agent that has been approved for the treatment of patients with refractory malignant glioma. Treatment with temozolomide is now being explored in patients with newly diagnosed malignant glioma in several ongoing clinical trials, and alternative treatment schedules are being evaluated. A schedule of continuous daily treatment with temozolomide for 6 or 7 weeks has been developed and determined to be safe, effective, and well tolerated. When temozolomide was continuously given along with a standard course of radiation therapy for 6 or 7 weeks, followed by adjuvant treatment with temozolomide, promising preliminary results were seen in patients with malignant gliomas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19-23
Number of pages5
JournalSeminars in Oncology
Volume28
Issue number4 SUPPL. 13
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Oncology

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