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Nitrosourea

Nitrosoureas represent one of the most active classes of agents in the treatment of high grade gliomas and glioblastoma. In clinical practice, the most commonly used compounds are lomustine (either alone or in combination with procarbazine and vincristine), carmustine, and fotemustine.

Given their toxicity profile and subsequent to the introduction of temozolomide in clinical practice, most of these agents were moved to the recurrent setting 1).

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Brandes AA, Bartolotti M, Tosoni A, Franceschi E. Nitrosoureas in the Management of Malignant Gliomas. Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep. 2016 Feb;16(2):13. doi: 10.1007/s11910-015-0611-8. PubMed PMID: 26750128.
nitrosourea.txt · Last modified: 2016/02/07 22:50 (external edit)