J Clin Neurosci 2021 Jul 11;89:144-150. Epub 2021 May 11.
Department of Medical Oncology, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia; Cancer Biology and Stem Cells Division, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Parkville, VIC 3052, Australia; Department of Medical Biology, University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC 3010, Australia. Electronic address:
Gliomas are a heterogeneous group of primary brain cancers with poor survival despite multimodality therapy that includes surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. Numerous clinical trials have investigated systemic therapies in glioma, but have largely been negative. Multiple factors have contributed to the lack of progress including tumour heterogeneity, the tumour micro-environment and presence of the blood-brain barrier, as well as extrinsic factors relating to trial design, such as the lack of a contemporaneous biopsy at the time of treatment. Read More