We combined two randomized prospective Brain Tumor Study Group data sets to analyze the effects of prognostic factors on survival by treatment group. Adjuvant chemotherapy increased long-term survival regardless of prognostic factors. Pathological review revealed that oligodendrogliomas were overrepresented among long-term survivors independent of therapy. Prognostic factors do not predict benefit from adjuvant nitrosourea in malignant gliomas, and long-term survival with chemotherapy is not explained by oligodendroglial tumors.
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- Clinical Neurology