Home Up a level Our Experience Brain tumours Glioblastoma The Trust Contact Us Donate News Contents Site policy


Medical Management
Allied Services
Radiation Therapy

Different chemotherapy drugs old and most recent are available. Their intent is to kill/freeze cancer cells for a certain amount of time.

The use of a single or a combination of agents that can be given in association, before, later or in alternative of RT depends by several factors that include the type/grading of tumour and the clinical features/age of the patient.

The most common agents used in brain tumor are:

  • Alkylating agent:
    • Nitrosoureas: Lomustine (CCNU), Carmustine (BCNU)
    • Procarbazine
  • Alkylating-methylating agent: Temozolomide (TMZ)
  • Vinca alkaloid: Vincristine
  • Platino-based agents: Cisplatin, Carboplatin,
  • Anti topoisomerase II: Etoposide
  • Anti topoisomerase I: CPT-11
  • Novel biologic therapies under clinical evaluation: tyrosine kinase receptor inhibitors, epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitors,  farnesyl transferase inhibitors, antiangiogenesis agents…

Previous Next page     Reg charity no 1109426    site policy