Drug TEMODAL and Radiotherapy for brain cancer treatment

by Medindia Content Team on  February 6, 2006 at 8:45 PM Drug News   - G J E 4
Drug TEMODAL and Radiotherapy for brain cancer treatment
Canada Health Government has approved the drug TEMODAL in combination with Radiotherapy for treating patients with glioblastoma multiforme brain cancer. The drug TEMODAL that contains Temozolomide is produced by Schering-Plough Corporation and is used in treating two forms of brain cancer Glioblastoma multiforme and anaplastic astrocytoma.

Clinical study using the drug TEMODAL was tested on newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme patients by researchers from National Cancer Institute, Canada and European organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer and they found the drug to be effective in controlling the growth of malignant cells in the brain, by producing cytotoxic effect on cancer cells and prevents replication and production of cancer cells. Researchers have found on a clinical study on 573 patients that a combination of drug TEMODAL and radiotherapy in brain cancer patients reduces the tumor burden and significantly increases the survival of the cancer patients. The drug has been shown very effective but is found to cause mild side effects of myelosuppression in patients and the researchers have reported the results of their study in the Journal the New England Journal of Medicine.


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My father has been diagonosed with GBM brain tumor, in right occtipal region. We are undergoing radio therapy & temadol treatment. Any advice from people with such problem.
guest Sunday, July 22, 2007
Hi How is your father now.Is he taking some medicines.My mother also has been diag with GBM,Had surgery in Jan08 followed by temo.Hope the best for your father and all GBM survivors.regards
guest Wednesday, July 2, 2008
I am starting with the treatment. I ask all to share their stories and their experinces. Please email me at
guest Thursday, January 25, 2007
I am starting Radiation and Temodal on Monday, I have a mixed brain tumor Oligodendroglioma and more aggressive, Astrocytoma. I am feeling very positive about the Temodal. I will be having the radiation and chemo together for the next 6 weeks. I want to share my storey/results etc. here Christine
Chris_63 Saturday, October 1, 2011
I am a 3 year and 5 month GBM survivor with this treatment. Thank-you Schering-Plough Corporation
guest Tuesday, February 7, 2006

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