Stereotactic radiosurgery and bevacizumab for recurrent glioblastoma multiforme.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Despite contemporary surgery, image-guided radiotherapy, and chemotherapy, glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) persists or relapses in nearly all patients, and tumors almost always recur locally. Management of recurrent GBM is variable, but approaches include best supportive care, reoperation, reirradiation, and/or systemic therapy. Promising novel therapies include antiangiogenic agents and stereotactic radiosurgery, which have cytotoxic effects on tumor microvasculature. Emerging data suggest the safety and efficacy of bevacizumab and radiosurgery either alone or in combination. This report presents the case of a man with locally recurrent GBM treated with stereotactic radiosurgery and concurrent bevacizumab, and reviews the preclinical and clinical data supporting this approach.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Cabrera, AR; Cuneo, KC; Vredenburgh, JJ; Sampson, JH; Kirkpatrick, JP

Published Date

  • June 1, 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 10 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 695 - 699

PubMed ID

  • 22679114

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1540-1413

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.6004/jnccn.2012.0072


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States