Chemotherapy and immunotherapy of brain tumors: What the epileptologist must know


  • Lisa R. Rogers

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    1. Department of Neurology, Seidman Cancer Center, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A
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I present an overview of therapy for the most common brain tumors encountered in clinical practice if adult patients. Current therapy paradigms and evolving therapies are reviewed. The introduction of non–enzyme-inducing antiepileptic drugs (NEIADs) has simplified the approach to combined medical treatment of epilepsy and brain tumors, but the major interactions between enzyme-inducing antiepileptic drugs (EIAEDs) are included, to serve as guidance in selecting these medications if they are required.