This page contains brief information about temozolomide and a collection of links to more information about the use of this drug, research results, and ongoing clinical trials.
Use in Cancer
Temozolomide is approved to treat the following types of brain tumors in adults:
- Anaplastic astrocytoma. It is used in patients with refractory disease that got worse during therapy that included a nitrosourea and procarbazine hydrochloride.
- Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). It is used with radiotherapy in patients with newly-diagnosed disease and then alone as maintenance therapy.
Temozolomide is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer.
More About Temozolomide
Definition from the NCI Drug Dictionary - Detailed scientific definition and other names for this drug.
MedlinePlus Information on Temozolomide - A lay language summary of important information about this drug that may include the following:
- warnings about this drug,
- what this drug is used for and how it is used,
- what you should tell your doctor before using this drug,
- what you should know about this drug before using it,
- other drugs that may interact with this drug, and
- possible side effects.
Drugs are often studied to find out if they can help treat or prevent conditions other than the ones they are approved for. This patient information sheet applies only to approved uses of the drug. However, much of the information may also apply to unapproved uses that are being studied.
Research Results and Related Resources
Clinical Trials Accepting Patients
Find Clinical Trials for Temozolomide - Check for trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials now accepting patients.