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Comment & Response
June 7, 2016

Treatment for Patients With Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma

Author Affiliations
  • 1University of Washington, Seattle
 

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JAMA. 2016;315(21):2348. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.1844

To the Editor Dr Stupp and colleagues1 reported on the combined use of temozolomide and tumor-treating fields (TTFields) compared with temozolomide alone as adjuvant therapy in patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma. The study of 315 patients demonstrated improvement in progression-free survival (3.1 months) and overall survival (4.9 months) in the TTFields-treated cohort (210 patients). The question is whether this study, an interim analysis of the total study population of 695 patients, is sufficiently compelling to change current therapies for glioblastoma.

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