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20.04.2021 | original article

Multimodal assessment of disease activity in glioblastoma

A single center experience

Wiener klinische Wochenschrift
Alexander Tinchon, Franz Marhold, Bernadette Calabek-Wohinz, Katharina Hainz, Martina Tesar-Pelz, Gregory Minear, Elisabeth Freydl, Katrin Blauensteiner, Gertraud Heinz, MD, Prof, FEAN Stefan Oberndorfer
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Assessment of disease activity in glioblastoma (GBM) can be challenging due to several clinical and radiological pitfalls. Besides MRI, FET-PET and neurocognitive assessment (NA) are used in several neuro-oncological centers in order to improve the specificity of response assessment.
We performed a retrospective study to investigate whether the assessment by RANO (Response Assessment in NeuroOncology) corresponds to FET-PET imaging and NA results. Moreover, the concordance of RANO with a final recommendation of an interdisciplinary neuro-oncological tumor board recommendation (TBR) was analyzed.


We enrolled 25 consecutive patients with newly diagnosed histologically confirmed GBM in a pilot study, accounting for 81 multimodal test results. All patients were selected after undergoing consecutive follow-up comprising MRI, FET-PET, and NA with a subsequent TBR. Results were analyzed for correlations between RANO, FET-PET and NA. An additional consistency analysis was performed to elucidate the impact of RANO on decision making.


A highly statistically significant correlation was found between RANO and FET-PET and NA results (all P < 0.01); however, 26% of follow-up tests exhibited inconsistent results in multimodal assessment, among which RANO was only 48% in accordance with the final TBR. The concordance of NA and FET-PET with the final TBR was 67% and 86%, respectively.


The RANO proved its value in the context of multimodal assessment of disease activity in GBM; however, because the implementation of multimodal assessment showed a considerably high percentage of inconsistent results, further studies are required to investigate the relationship between different assessment techniques, in addition to their overall significance to response rating.

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