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Bevacizumab in combination with radiotherapy plus concomitant and adjuvant temozolomide for newly diagnosed glioblastoma: Update progression-free survival, overall survival, and toxicity.


Posted on: 05/14/2009


Bevacizumab in combination with radiotherapy plus concomitant and adjuvant temozolomide for newly diagnosed glioblastoma: Update progression-free survival, overall survival, and toxicity.

Author(s): M. L. Gruber, S. Raza, D. Gruber, A. Narayana; NYU Clinical Cancer Center, New York, NY; New York University Medical Center, New York, NY; New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY


 

Abstract:

Background: Prognosis of glioblastoma (GBM) is very poor. Standard treatment includes surgical resection (SR), radiation (RT), concomitant and adjuvant chemotherapy with temozolomide (TMZ). Our objective is to assess the treatment efficacy, safety and survival in patients with newly-diagnosed GBM treated with RT, TMZ, and bevacizumab in the upfront management. Methods: From 2006-2008, 51 eligible patients (age >18, KPS >70) with newly-diagnosed GBM divided into two groups. Group A (n = 20) was treated with RT (60Gy) and concomitant TMZ (75mg/m2 daily for 42 days) with bevacizumab (10mg/kg every 2 weeks), 29 days following surgery, followed by up to six cycles of adjuvant TMZ (150mg/m2,daily x 7d, q28 with bevacizumab at 10mg/kg days 8 and 22 of each 28 day cycle. Group B (n = 31) received similar treatment without bevacizumab. Both groups were followed up until tumor progression (PFS). Recurrence was defined according to MacDonald Criteria. The end points were PFS, overall survival (OS) and toxicity. Results: Median bevacizumab infusions were 12 (4-32). Median follow-up was14 months for both groups. 6 months PFS survival in Group A was 77.5% and in Group B was 51.6%. Median PFS in Group A was 17 months compared to 7 months in Group B (p < 0.0001, HR = 0.26). Median OS has not been reached in Group A and was 17 months in Group B. One and 2 year OS were 83% and 57% in Group A compared to 72% and 6.5% in Group B (p = 0.02) ). Post-RT and temodar toxicities include thrombocytopenia (1 patient; Gr 3 and fatigue (3 patient;1 Gr 3), bevacizumab related toxicities with RT include leg ulcer with cellulites (1 patient; Gr 3) and pulmonary embolism with thrombocytopenia (1 patient; Gr 4), hypertension (2 patients; Gr 1), and asymptomatic blood products on MRI (2 patients). Conclusions: Bevacizumab has demonstrated efficacy, acceptable toxicity, improved PFS and OS in the upfront management of GBM.

 


 


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