Inhibition of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) signaling sensitizes human malignant glioma cells to death ligand-induced apoptosis. However, tumor cells may compensate the loss of EGFR signaling by activation of the type 1 insulin-like growth factor receptor (IGF-1R). We here report that antagonism of the IGF-1R with the small-molecule inhibitor AG1024 in combination with inhibitors of the EGFR synergistically sensitizes human malignant glioma cells to CD95L-induced apoptosis. This cell death is p53-independent, but requires caspase 8 activity. The levels of the receptor, CD95, are not altered by the inhibitors alone or in combination. Analysis of the downstream signaling pathways reveals synergistic inhibition of ribosomal protein S6 phosphorylation by inhibitor co-treatment, suggesting an involvement of the mammalian target of rapamycin pathway. These findings suggest that adding inhibitors of IGF-1R may be a strategy to overcome escape from the anti-apoptotic effects of EGFR inhibition in malignant gliomas.