Glioblastomas are the most frequent and most malignant astrocytic gliomas. The epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene is the most frequently amplified and overexpressed in glioblastomas. The expression of bcl-2 and Bax in EGFR-antisense transfected and un-transfected glioblastoma cell line, U87E and U87V was studied by immunohistochemistry and western blotting. Our results show that the expression of Bax was stronger and bcl-2 was weaker in EGFR-antisense transfected cell line than the untransfected control. Bcl-2 and Bax genes are probably involved in the reduction of malignancy of glioblastoma cell caused by the introduction of EGFR-antisense into these tumor cells.