Temozolomide interferes with the development of cancer cells, slowing their growth and spread in the body. Temozolomide is used together with radiation therapy to treat certain types of brain tumor in adults. Temozolomide is sometimes given after other cancer medications have been tried without successful treatment of the tumor. Temozolomide may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Temodar is used to help treat certain types of of brain cancer such as glioblastoma and anaplastic astrocytoma. Temodar works by slowing down the spread of the cancerous cell growth and even decreasing the size of brain tumors in some people.