How is glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) treated?

Updated: Jul 01, 2019
  • Author: Jeffrey N Bruce, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert H Engelhard, III, MD, PhD, FACS, FAANS  more...
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No current treatment is curative. Standard treatment consists of the following:

  • Maximal safe surgical resection, radiotherapy, and concomitant and adjuvant chemotherapy with temozolomide [2, 3]

  • Patients older than 70 years: Less aggressive therapy is sometimes considered, using radiation or temozolomide alone [4, 5, 6]


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