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Targeted Therapy for Glioblastoma: Lessons Learned and Future Directions

[ Vol. 11 , Issue. 1 ]

Author(s):

Nicole A Shonka, Suprit Gupta and Pankaj K. Singh   Pages 44 - 58 ( 15 )

Abstract:


Glioblastoma is the most common adult malignant primary brain tumor, and carries a dismal prognosis. After initial standard radiation therapy and chemotherapy with temozolomide, few standard chemotherapy options are available. In the last two decades, a growing understanding of molecular pathogenesis of glioblastoma has turned our focus toward targeted therapy. This review will discuss our current understanding of gliomagenesis and highlight the clinical attempts to manipulate these vital pathways, describing past and current studies, and future directions.

Keywords:

Cell signaling, glioblastoma, gliomagenesis, monoclonal antibodies, targeted therapy, tyrosine kinase inhibitors.

Affiliation:

University of Nebraska Medical Center, 987680 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198-7680.

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