Refractory anaplastic astrocytoma responsive to PCV in combination with bevacizumab

Arun Swaminathan, Donita D. Lightner, Thomas Pittman, Craig Horbinski, John Lee Villano


We present a patient with anaplastic astrocytoma who had recurrent disease after treatment with surgery, radiation, procarbazine, lomustine (CCNU) and vincristine (PCV) over one year followed by poor response to second line treatment with temozolomide, irinotecan with bevacizumab, Novocure TTF therapy successively over a four year period after her initial treatment who then responded to PCV in combination with bevacizumab as third line therapy. This is the first report demonstrating benefit of concurrent PCV and bevacizumab treatment in a highly treatment refractory tumor.

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Case Reports in Clinical Pathology

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