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Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease is an inherited syndrome manifested by a variety of benign and malignant tumors. Hemangioblastomas are the most common lesion associated with VHL disease affecting 60-84% of patients with a mean age at diagnosis of 29 years. Standard treatment for this disease is by surgery or radiotherapy. No approved systemic therapy yet exists. Patients with VHL have an increased growth factor production, specifically vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), resulting in angiogenesis (growth of blood vessels). Studies show that Bevacizumab inhibits the growth of VEGF protein and will block the VEGF-driven angiogenesis and result in stabilization and regression of hemangioblastomas in VHL disease patients. The dose of bevacizumab will be 10 mg/kg every two weeks for up to 6 months.
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:17:56-0400
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Background: - Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease is a rare gene disease. People with VHL often have a brain tumor called hemangioblastoma. Standard treatment for these tumors is risky surger...
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Hemangioblastoma is composed of neoplastic stromal cells and a prominent capillary network. To date, the identity of stromal cells remains unclear. Mesenchymal stem cells can give rise to committed va...
von Hippel-Lindau disease (vHL disease) is a hereditary disease in which tumors and cysts develop in many organs, in association with central nervous system hemangioblastomas, pheochromocytomas, and p...
A benign tumor of the nervous system that may occur sporadically or in association with VON HIPPEL-LINDAU DISEASE. It accounts for approximately 2% of intracranial tumors, arising most frequently in the cerebellar hemispheres and vermis. Histologically, the tumors are composed of multiple capillary and sinusoidal channels lined with endothelial cells and clusters of lipid-laden pseudoxanthoma cells. Usually solitary, these tumors can be multiple and may also occur in the brain stem, spinal cord, retina, and supratentorial compartment. Cerebellar hemangioblastomas usually present in the third decade with INTRACRANIAL HYPERTENSION, and ataxia. (From DeVita et al., Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology, 5th ed, pp2071-2)
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