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- Welch, M. & Lai, R. Curr Treat Options Neurol (2009) 11: 297. doi:10.1007/s11940-009-0033-5
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Optimal management of newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme includes maximal surgical resection, followed by 60 Gy of external beam radiation plus concomitant daily temozolomide and at least six additional monthly cycles of maintenance temozolomide. Several large phase 3 trials are now ongoing to determine whether agents added to this regimen may confer further survival advantage. At the time of disease recurrence, bevacizumab is the most commonly used agent. Whenever feasible, patients should be encouraged to participate in clinical trials, which are currently focused on antiangiogenic and targeted therapies.