Chemotherapy of brain tumors

Curr Opin Neurol. 2000 Dec;13(6):619-25. doi: 10.1097/00019052-200012000-00002.


This is a review of chemotherapy options for patients with brain tumors, both at the time of initial diagnosis and at recurrence. Gliomas, the most common malignant brain tumors, represent the main focus of the review; chemotherapeutic options for supratentorial, brain stem, and optic track gliomas are discussed.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Antineoplastic Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Brain Neoplasms / drug therapy*
  • Glioma / drug therapy*
  • Humans
  • Neurocytoma / drug therapy*


  • Antineoplastic Agents