Intrinsic brainstem gliomas are quite refractory to chemotherapy. Responses in phase II trials have been infrequent and, in the only randomized trial comparing radiation and chemotherapy with radiation therapy alone, no survival advantage was demonstrated for the use of chemotherapy.
Recent approaches have attempted to improve the activity of radiation therapy by utilizing concomitant chemotherapy but, as yet, these approaches have not resulted in demonstrable improvement in survival.
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