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Guest post by Sarah Lutes, Pharmacy Resident, AHS Cancer Control

Currently, the standard practice at Alberta Health Services for newly diagnosed grade 3 and 4 glioma is surgery plus radiation. Patients with 1p/19q-codeleted tumors are also given six cycles of procarbazine, lomustine and vincristine (PCV). There is currently no accepted standard practice for recurrent glioblastoma mulitforme (GBM), however the RESCUE protocol (temazolamide 50mg/m2 given daily) or Avastin® (bevacizumab) are used most often. Other options include...Read more