Imatinib mesylate in the treatment of patients with recurrent high grade gliomas expressing PDGF-R.

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1526 Background: Despite noticeable progress in the treatment of high-grade gliomas (HGG), most patients experience tumor recurrence after standard treatment consisting of surgery, radiotherapy and concomitant chemotherapy. Imatinib mesylate, a tyrosine kinase inhibitor of PDGFR-α, -β, c-kit, abl and arg, has been shown to produce tumor response in patients… (More)

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