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Visual improvement despite radiologically stable disease after treatment with carboplatin in children with progressive low-grade optic/thalamic gliomas

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Mitchell, AE and Elder, JE and Mackey, DA and Waters, KD and Ashley, DM, Visual improvement despite radiologically stable disease after treatment with carboplatin in children with progressive low-grade optic/thalamic gliomas, Journal of Pediatric Hematology / Oncology, 23, (9) pp. 572-577. ISSN 1077-4114 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1097/00043426-200112000-00004

Abstract

Background: The purpose of this study was to examine the clinical and radiologic response to carboplatin by children with progressive optic/thalamic gliomas. Patients and Methods: Between July 1997 and July 1999, 12 consecutive children were treated with monthly carboplatin for progressive optic/thalamic gliomas. Results: Five children have completed 12 cycles of carboplatin and five children are currently receiving treatment. Two children had progressive disease noted both clinically and radiologically. Nine children have stable radiologic disease and one child has had a partial radiologic response to chemotherapy. Eight children have had regular visual assessments. Four children (three with stable radiology and one with a partial radiologic response) have had improvement in their vision. Three children with radiologically stable disease have had no change in vision. One child has had deterioration in vision despite radiologically stable disease. Conclusions: The results suggest that the clinical response of optic/thalamic gliomas to carboplatin, as measured by visual acuity and visual fields, may be better than predicted by radiologic assessment. These data suggest that a prospective clinical study is warranted of the role of carboplatin in children with progressive optic/thalamic gliomas and visual impairment.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Ophthalmology and Optometry
Research Field:Ophthalmology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Objective Field:Hearing, Vision, Speech and Their Disorders
Author:Mackey, DA (Professor David Mackey)
ID Code:49059
Year Published:2001
Web of Science® Times Cited:12
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2007-08-01
Last Modified:2011-11-16
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