Journal article

Recurrent glioblastoma: Current patterns of care in an Australian population

Sagun Parakh, Vicky Thursfield, Lawrence Cher, Michael Dally, Katharine Drummond, Michael Murphy, Mark A Rosenthal, Hui K Gan

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCE | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2016

Abstract

This retrospective population-based survey examined current patterns of care for patients with recurrent glioblastoma (rGBM) who had previously undergone surgery and post-operative therapy at original diagnosis. The patients were identified from the Victorian Cancer Registry (VCR) from 2006 to 2008. Patient demographics, tumour characteristics and oncological management were extracted using a standardised survey by the treating clinicians/VCR staff and results analysed by the VCR. Kaplan-Meier estimates of overall survival (OS) at diagnosis and progression were calculated. A total of 95 patients (48%) received treatment for first recurrence; craniotomy and post-operative treatment (38), cran..

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