OBJECTIVE This single-arm, open-label, Phase II study evaluated the efficacy and safety of single-agent bevacizumab, a monoclonal antibody against vascular endothelial growth factor, in Japanese patients with recurrent malignant glioma. METHODS Patients with histologically confirmed, measurable glioblastoma or World Health Organization Grade III glioma,… (More)
BACKGROUND Temozolomide (TMZ) is active against newly diagnosed glioblastoma (GBM), and O(6)-methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase (MGMT) is implicated in resistance to TMZ and nitrosoureas. We evaluated the efficacy and safety of the standard 5-day TMZ regimen in patients with recurrent GBM after initial therapy including nitrosourea-based chemotherapy, in… (More)
The prognostic impact of TERT mutations has been controversial in IDH-wild tumors, particularly in glioblastomas (GBM). The controversy may be attributable to presence of potential confounding factors such as MGMT methylation status or patients' treatment. This study aimed to evaluate the impact of TERT status on patient outcome in association with various… (More)
A mutant form of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), EGFRvIII, is common in glioblastoma (GBM) and confers enhanced tumorigenic activity and drug resistance. Nimotuzumab, an anti-EGFR antibody, has shown preclinical and clinical activity to GBM, but its specific activity against EGFRvIII has not been fully investigated. Human glioma U87MG or LNZ308… (More)
PURPOSE Presurgical simulation before complicated neurosurgery is a state-of-the-art technique, and its usefulness has recently become well known. However, simulation requires complex image processing, which hinders its widespread application. We explored handling the results of interactive computer graphics on the iPad tablet, which can easily be… (More)
In progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, JC virus-infected oligodendroglia display 2 distinct patterns of intranuclear viral inclusions: full inclusions in which progeny virions are present throughout enlarged nuclei and dot-shaped inclusions in which virions are clustered in subnuclear domains termed "promyelocytic leukemia nuclear bodies" (PML-NBs).… (More)
Two double blind, placebo-controlled, and randomized phase III studies were conducted, and the results including OS's were reported at the ASCO Meeting in June 2013, which was the beginning of confusion surrounding this topic. This is a review article not only summarizing the previous evidence, but also looking beyond.