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Cancers 2013, 5(4), 1456-1468; doi:10.3390/cancers5041456

Bevacizumab for Glioblastoma—A Promising Drug or Not?

1 Department of Neurosurgery, Kyorin University Faculty of Medicine, 6-20-2 Shinkawa, Mitaka-shi, Tokyo 181-8611, Japan 2 Department of Neuro-Oncology/Neurosurgery, International Medical Center, Saitama Medical University, 1397-1 Yamane, Hidaka-shi, Saitama-ken 350-1298, Japan
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Received: 11 October 2013 / Accepted: 24 October 2013 / Published: 7 November 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Glioblastoma)
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Two double blind, placebo-controlled, and randomized phase III studies were conducted, and the results including OS’s were reported at the ASCO Meeting in June 2013, which was the beginning of confusion surrounding this topic. This is a review article not only summarizing the previous evidence, but also looking beyond.
Keywords: bevacizumab; glioblastoma; chemotherapy bevacizumab; glioblastoma; chemotherapy
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