Overall survival in patients with resected glioblastoma treated with adjuvant therapy: a retrospective study in a public hospital in Chile
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Glioblastoma (GB) is the most frequent and aggressive primary tumor of the central nervous system (CNS) in adults. Standard treatment is complete tumor resection followed by concomitant radiochemotherapy (RCT) and subsequent adjuvant temozolomide (TMZ). Information about brain tumors statistics in Latin American countries is scarce, so we aimed to measure the overall survival (OS) of patients with resected GB in a single institution in Chile. This is a retrospective report of 67 patients treated between 2012 and 2019 with resected GB and who received adjuvant treatment with radiotherapy (RT) with and without TMZ during 2012-2019 in this center (Chilean NCI). Most of them were men (72%), ages > 50 years old (57%), with Kamofsky performance status (KPS) scale >= 70% (94%) and recursive partitioning analysis-IV (RPA-IV) (60%). Some 54% received concomitant TMZ and RT. Median OS was 11.4 months, with 1-, 2-, and 5-year OS of 48%,15%, and 3% respectively. In conclusion, in patients with GB treated with RCT at the NO, OS was the same as expected from international articles. Adjuvant RCT therefore is considered the standard of care at NCI.
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