416PD - Re-surgery for recurrent glioblastoma: outcome analisys and correltion with MGMT status
|Date||29 September 2012|
|Event||ESMO Congress 2012|
Central Nervous System Malignancies
Surgery and/or Radiotherapy of Cancer
A. Brandes1, E. Franceschi1, R. Poggi2, R. Degli Esposti2, M. Di Battista2, L. Lombardo2, F. Girardi2, D. Palleschi2, S. Bartolini2, M. Ermani3
treatment options for glioblastoma at recurrence are various despite the limited efficacy. Surgical resection have been used both for confirmation of recurrent disease as well as for debulking in order to provide relief of symptoms. Therefore, the role surgical resection for recurrent glioblastoma, has not been completely clarified.Methods
A retrospective analysis was made for glioblastoma patients followed between 01/2005 and 06/2010. Eligibility criteria for the study were: age ≥18 years; PS:0-2; chemotherapy at disease progression after RT/TMZ, availability of data regarding second progression.Results
232 patients with recurrent glioblastoma (mean age: 52 years, range: 18-77 years, MGMT methylated/unmethylated: 62 [37.6%] / 103 [62.4%]) were evaluated. At progression after RT/TMZ, 102 patients (44%) were treated with re-surgery followed by chemotherapy, and 130 patients (56%) with chemotherapy alone. Overall survival from first surgery was 22.4 moths (95% CI: 20–24.7), being 25.8 months (95%CI:20.6–31) in patients who received second surgery at recurrence, and 18.6 months (95%CI:17–20.1–p = 0.003) in patients treated without surgery. However, in multivariate analysis no significant effect of re-surgery was found (p = 0.11) being age (p = 0.001), MGMT methylation (p = 0.002) and PFS6 (p = 0.0001) the only significant prognostic factors. Moreover, median time between first and second surgery was 13.1 months, being significantly longer in patients with MGMT methylated than in patients MGMT unmethylated (19.3 vs 13 months, p = 0.001).
Median survival time calculated from first recurrence was 8.6 months (95%CI:7.4–9.8), and 9.6 months (95%CI:7.5–11.6) and 7.5 months (95%CI:5.7–9.3) in patients that received second surgery or not, respectively (p = 0.3).Conclusions
Our data suggested that second surgery may have a limited impact in the clinical course of recurrent glioblastoma patients. MGMT methylation status, as well other clinical factors (i.e. age) remain the major prognostic determinants of the outcome.Disclosure
All authors have declared no conflicts of interest.