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Chemotherapy for glioblastoma
Is costly better?
Article first published online: 2 OCT 2008
Copyright © 2008 American Cancer Society
Volume 113, Issue 10, pages 2617–2622, 15 November 2008
How to Cite
Linz, U. (2008), Chemotherapy for glioblastoma. Cancer, 113: 2617–2622. doi: 10.1002/cncr.23884
- Issue published online: 3 NOV 2008
- Article first published online: 2 OCT 2008
- Manuscript Accepted: 23 JUN 2008
- Manuscript Received: 2 JUN 2008
The treatment of glioblastoma with nimustine and teniposide appeared to be as effective as temozolomide (TMZ) but was much less costly. The author of this report suggests initiating a new phase 3 trial comparing the 2 regimens to determine whether, despite its disproportionately higher cost, TMZ is justified further as standard for the treatment of this tumor entity.