Brain Cancer Trial Results
The following list includes available summaries of recently published clinical trial results that are likely to influence the care of patients with malignant brain tumors. For additional information, you may also want to view:
- Brain Tumor Home Page
- Clinical Trials for Adult Brain Tumors
- Clinical Trials for Childhood Brain Tumors
- Cancer Topic Searches: Neurologic Cancers
- Video Eases End-of-Life Care Discussions
(Posted: 01/12/2010, Updated: 01/03/2013) - Patients with advanced cancer who watched a video that depicts options for end-of-life care were more certain of their end-of-life decision making than patients who only listened to a verbal narrative and were likely to choose comfort care over aggressive medical care for their end-of-life care preferences, according to an article published online November 30, 2009, in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
- Adding Chemotherapy to Radiation Improves Survival for Some Patients with Rare Brain Cancer
(Posted: 11/29/2012) - Long-term results from two clinical trials confirm that certain patients with rare brain tumors called anaplastic oligodendrogliomas live substantially longer if they are treated with a combination of chemotherapy and radiation therapy rather than radiation alone.
- Genetic Abnormality Predicts Treatment Benefit for Patients with Rare Brain Tumor
(Posted: 02/09/2012) - The addition of chemotherapy to radiation therapy doubled the median survival time for certain patients with an aggressive form of oligodendroglioma, a rare brain tumor.