Original Publication Date: >1 May, 2015
Publication / Source: CNS Oncology
Authors: Walter Taal, Jacoline EC Bromberg & Martin J van den Bent
The treatment of glial brain tumors begins with surgery, and standard adjuvant treatment at the end of the past millennium for high-grade glioma and high-risk low-grade glioma was radiotherapy and chemotherapy was given at recurrence. However, over the past 10 years much has changed regarding the role of chemotherapy in gliomas and it is now clear that chemotherapy has a role in the treatment of almost all newly diagnosed diffuse gliomas (WHO grade II–IV).