Background/Aim: In patients with recurrent glioblastoma, the best timing to administer bevacizumab is not well addressed yet. In this study, we reported the results of a monocentric experience comparing the early use of bevacizumab (following the first GBM recurrence) with the delayed administration (following the second or even further GBM recurrences). Materials and Methods: This analysis included 129 glioblastoma patients with a median follow-up of 22.4 months (range=5.26-192 months). Results: The median time lapse from diagnosis of glioblastoma to disease recurrence was 11.6 months; 13.1 for patients treated with deferred administration of bevacizumab and 9.9 for patients with early administration (p=0.047). Bevacizumab progression-free survival with early and delayed use was 3.45 and 2.92 months, respectively (p=0.504). Survival time from the start of bevacizumab was 6.18 months in patients with early administration, and 6.47 in the delayed administration one (p=0.318). Conclusion: Delayed administration of bevacizumab can be considered in selected patients with less aggressive recurrent glioblastoma.

Different timing to use bevacizumab in patients with recurrent glioblastoma: Early versus delayed administration

Pasqualetti F.;Gonnelli A.;Molinari A.;Baldaccini D.;MATTIONI, ROBERTO;Paiar F.
2018-01-01

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Background/Aim: In patients with recurrent glioblastoma, the best timing to administer bevacizumab is not well addressed yet. In this study, we reported the results of a monocentric experience comparing the early use of bevacizumab (following the first GBM recurrence) with the delayed administration (following the second or even further GBM recurrences). Materials and Methods: This analysis included 129 glioblastoma patients with a median follow-up of 22.4 months (range=5.26-192 months). Results: The median time lapse from diagnosis of glioblastoma to disease recurrence was 11.6 months; 13.1 for patients treated with deferred administration of bevacizumab and 9.9 for patients with early administration (p=0.047). Bevacizumab progression-free survival with early and delayed use was 3.45 and 2.92 months, respectively (p=0.504). Survival time from the start of bevacizumab was 6.18 months in patients with early administration, and 6.47 in the delayed administration one (p=0.318). Conclusion: Delayed administration of bevacizumab can be considered in selected patients with less aggressive recurrent glioblastoma.
Pasqualetti, F.; Gonnelli, A.; Molinari, A.; Cantarella, M.; Montrone, S.; Cristaudo, A.; Baldaccini, D.; Mattioni, Roberto; Durim, D.; Mazzotti, V.; Morganti, R.; Cocuzza, P.; Fabrini, M. G.; Lombardi, G.; Ruda, R.; Soffietti, R.; Paiar, F.
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