|Glioblastoma Treatments: Conventional Treatment: Standard Treatment||
If you were recently diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme and have not yet begun most treatment, please read Upon Diagnosis before continuing this section.
Standard treatment leaves much to be desired. Mean overall survival for the standard treatment is about 1 year from diagnosis. Your treatment goal should be to improve these odds. Many factors may help improve individual odds of surviving glioblastoma and these factors are discussed in Improving Standard Treatment.
To help better understand standard glioblastoma treatment, the primary
procedures of the treatment are described in greater detail below:
Much of this protocol was established in a landmark study published in 2005 in the New England Journal of Medicine by Dr. Roger Stupp and an international team of researchers. You can read the entire Stupp paper on the NEJM web site.
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