Recently, radiation induced necrosis in the brain has been treated using bevacizumab, an anti-VEGF antibody. We validated the VEGF specificity by comparing the therapeutic efficacy of anti-VEGF with non-specific isotype control antibody. Additionally, we found that VEGF over-expression and RN developed simultaneously, which precludes preventative anti-VEGF treatment.
- Magnetic resonance imaging
- Radiation necrosis
- Vascular endothelial growth factor