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Brain Tumor Reports

Volume 8 Number 8
15 April 2008

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Contents


Detection

Diagnosis & Evaluation

Epidemiology & Risk Factors

Etiology & Pathogenesis

Integrative Medicine

Overall Management & Case Reports

Prognosis & Outcome

Treatment

Stem Cells

Library

Children's Corner


Detection




Bettina C. Reulecke, Christian G. Erker, Barbara J. Fiedler, Thomas-Ulrich Niederstadt, and Gerhard Kurlemann
Brain Tumors in Children: Initial Symptoms and Their Influence on the Time Span Between Symptom Onset and Diagnosis
Journal of Child Neurology, Feb 2008; vol. 23: pp. 178 - 183
 Abstract |  Reprint


Diagnosis & Evaluation




Danchaivijitr N, Waldman AD, Tozer DJ, Benton CE, Brasil Caseiras G, Tofts PS, Rees JH, Jäger HR
Low-grade gliomas: do changes in rCBV measurements at longitudinal perfusion-weighted MR imaging predict malignant transformation?
Radiology. 2008 Apr;247(1):170-8.
 Abstract |  News

Kato T, Shinoda J, Nakayama N, Miwa K, Okumura A, Yano H, Yoshimura S, Maruyama T, Muragaki Y, Iwama T
Metabolic Assessment of Gliomas Using 11C-Methionine, [18F] Fluorodeoxyglucose, and 11C-Choline Positron-Emission Tomography
AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2008 Apr 3; [Epub ahead of print]
 Abstract

Sanal HT, Bulakbasi N, Kocaoglu M, Onguru O, Chen L
Giant Infantile Gliosarcoma: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings
J Child Neurol. 2008 Apr 10; [Epub ahead of print]
 Abstract |  Reprint

Zhang H, Rödiger LA, Shen T, Miao J, Oudkerk M
Perfusion MR imaging for differentiation of benign and malignant meningiomas
Neuroradiology. 2008 Apr 1; [Epub ahead of print]
 Abstract |  Full Text |  Reprint


Epidemiology & Risk Factors




Bethke L, Sullivan K, Webb E, Murray A, Schoemaker M, Auvinen A, Kiuru A, Salminen T, Johansen C, Christensen HC, Muir K, McKinney P, Hepworth S, Dimitropoulou P, Lophatananon A, Feychting M, Lönn S, Ahlbom A, Malmer B, Henriksson R, Swerdlow A, Houlston R.
The Common D302H Variant of CASP8 Is Associated with Risk of Glioma
Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2008 Apr 1;17(4):987-9
 Abstract


Etiology & Pathogenesis




Facoetti A, Ranza E, Nano R
Proliferation and programmed cell death: role of p53 protein in high and low grade astrocytoma
Anticancer Res. 2008 Jan-Feb;28(1A):15-9
 Abstract

Jacobs JF, Grauer OM, Brasseur F, Hoogerbrugge PM, Wesseling P, Gidding CE, van de Rakt MW, Figdor CG, Coulie PG, de Vries IJ, Adema GJ
Selective cancer-germline gene expression in pediatric brain tumors
J Neurooncol. 2008 Apr 9; [Epub ahead of print]
 Abstract |  Full Text |  Reprint | Supplemental Data

Mellai M, Caldera V, Patrucco A, Annovazzi L, Schiffer D
Survivin expression in glioblastomas correlates with proliferation, but not with apoptosis
Anticancer Res. 2008 Jan-Feb;28(1A):109-18
 Abstract


Integrative Medicine




Eom KS, Hong JM, Youn MJ, So HS, Park R, Kim JM, Kim TY
Berberine Induces G1 Arrest and Apoptosis in Human Glioblastoma T98G Cells through Mitochondrial/Caspases Pathway
Biol Pharm Bull. 2008 Apr;31(4):558-62. Epub 2008 Jan 10
 Abstract |  Reprint

Tseng-Hsi Lin, Hsing-Chun Kuo, Fen-Pi Chou and Fung-Jou Lu
Berberine enhances inhibition of glioma tumor cell migration and invasiveness mediated by arsenic trioxide
BMC Cancer 2008 Feb 25, 8:58; doi:10.1186/1471-2407-8-58
 Abstract |  Full Text |  Reprint


Overall Mngt & Case Reports




Brandes AA, Tosoni A, Franceschi E, Reni M, Gatta G, Vecht C
Glioblastoma in adults
Crit Rev Oncol Hematol. 2008 Apr 3; [Epub ahead of print]
 Abstract

Schittenhelm J, Reifenberger G, Ritz R, Nägele T, Weller M, Pantazis G, Capper D, Beschorner R, Meyermann R, Mittelbronn M
Primary anaplastic ganglioglioma with a small-cell glioblastoma component
Clin Neuropathol. 2008 Mar-Apr;27(2):91-5
 Abstract


Prognosis & Outcome




Barnholtz-Sloan JS, Williams VL, Maldonado JL, Shahani D, Stockwell HG, Chamberlain M, Sloan AE
Patterns of care and outcomes among elderly individuals with primary malignant astrocytoma
J Neurosurg. 2008 Apr;108(4):642-648
 Abstract |  Full Text |  Reprint

Eichler AF, Kuter I, Ryan P, Schapira L, Younger J, Henson JW
Survival in patients with brain metastases from breast cancer: the importance of HER-2 status
Cancer. 2008 Mar 24; [Epub ahead of print]
 Abstract

Kesari S, Kim RS, Markos V, Drappatz J, Wen PY, Pruitt AA
Prognostic factors in adult brainstem gliomas: a multicenter, retrospective analysis of 101 cases
J Neurooncol. 2008 Mar 26; [Epub ahead of print]
 Abstract

Ritz R, Müller M, Dietz K, Duffner F, Bornemann A, Roser F, Tatagiba M
Hypericin uptake: A prognostic marker for survival in high-grade glioma
J Clin Neurosci. 2008 Apr 3;. [Epub ahead of print]
 Abstract


Treatment




E. Antonio Chiocca
Being old is no fun: treatment of glioblastoma multiforme in the elderly
Journal of Neurosurgery, April 2008 Volume 108, Number 4, Page 639
 Abstract |  Full Text |  Reprint

Choi JD, Powers CJ, Vredenburgh JJ, Friedman AH, Sampson JH.
Cryptococcal meningitis in patients with glioma: a report of two cases
J Neurooncol. 2008 Apr 9;. [Epub ahead of print]
 Abstract

Deisboeck TS, Guiot C
Surgical impact on brain tumor invasion: A physical perspective
Ann Surg Innov Res. 2008 Apr 2;2(1):1
 Abstract |  Reprint

El-Awady RA, Ali MM, Saleh EM, Ghaleb FM
Apoptosis is the most efficient death-pathway in tumor cells after topoisomerase II inhibition
Saudi Med J. 2008 Apr;29(4):558-64
 Abstract

Geoerger B, Gaspar N, Opolon P, Morizet J, Devanz P, Lecluse Y, Valent A, Lacroix L, Grill J, Vassal G
EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibition radiosensitizes and induces apoptosis in malignant glioma and childhood ependymoma xenografts
Int J Cancer. 2008 Apr 3; [Epub ahead of print]
 Abstract

Gessi M, Maderna E, Guzzetti S, Cefalo G, Massimino M, Solero CL, Finocchiaro G, Pollo B
Radiation-induced glioblastoma in a medulloblastoma patient: A case report with molecular features
Neuropathology. 2008 Apr 1;. [Epub ahead of print]
 Abstract

Kesari S, Schiff D, Henson JW, Muzikansky A, Gigas DC, Doherty L, Batchelor TT, Longtine JA, Ligon KL, Weaver S, Laforme A, Ramakrishna N, Black PM, Drappatz J, Ciampa A, Folkman J, Kieran M, Wen PY.
Phase II study of temozolomide, thalidomide, and celecoxib for newly diagnosed glioblastoma in adults
Neuro Oncol. 2008 Apr 10; [Epub ahead of print]
 Abstract

Ma YH, Yu JB, Yao HP, Zhan RY, Zheng JS
Treatment of intracerebral glioblastomas with g422 tumour cell vaccine in a mouse model
J Int Med Res. 2008 Mar-Apr;36(2):308-13
 Abstract |  Reprint

Mong S, Pomeroy SL, Cecchin F, Juraszek A, Alexander ME
Cardiac risk after craniopharyngioma therapy
Pediatr Neurol. 2008 Apr;38(4):256-60; Epub 2008 Mar 19
 Abstract

Pan E, Mitchell SB, Tsai JS
A retrospective study of the safety of BCNU wafers with concurrent temozolomide and radiotherapy and adjuvant temozolomide for newly diagnosed glioblastoma patients
J Neurooncol. 2008 Apr 4; [Epub ahead of print]
 Abstract

Preusser M, Janzer RC, Felsberg J, Reifenberger G, Hamou MF, Diserens AC, Stupp R, Gorlia T, Marosi C, Heinzl H, Hainfellner JA, Hegi M
Anti-O6-Methylguanine-Methyltransferase (MGMT) Immunohistochemistry in Glioblastoma Multiforme: Observer Variability and Lack of Association with Patient Survival Impede Its Use as Clinical Biomarker
Brain Pathol. 2008 Apr 8;. [Epub ahead of print]
 Abstract

Rades D, Kieckebusch S, Haatanen T, Lohynska R, Dunst J, Schild SE
Surgical resection followed by whole brain radiotherapy versus whole brain radiotherapy alone for single brain metastasis
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2008 Apr 1;70(5):1319-24; Epub 2008 Mar 25
 Abstract

Sijben AE, McIntyre JB, Roldán GB, Easaw JC, Yan E, Forsyth PA, Parney IF, Magliocco AM, Bernsen H, Cairncross JG
Toxicity from chemoradiotherapy in older patients with glioblastoma multiforme
J Neurooncol. 2008 Apr 9;. [Epub ahead of print]
 Abstract

Suki D, Abouassi H, Patel AJ, Sawaya R, Weinberg JS, Groves MD
Comparative risk of leptomeningeal disease after resection or stereotactic radiosurgery for solid tumor metastasis to the posterior fossa
J Neurosurg. 2008 Feb;108(2):248-57
 Abstract

Yuan J, Wang JZ, Lo S, Grecula JC, Ammirati M, Montebello JF, Zhang H, Gupta N, Yuh WT, Mayr NA
Hypofractionation Regimens for Stereotactic Radiotherapy for Large Brain Tumors
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2008 Mar 27; [Epub ahead of print]
 Abstract


Stem Cells




Aboody KS, Najbauer J, Danks MK
Stem and progenitor cell-mediated tumor selective gene therapy
Gene Ther. 2008 Mar 27; [Epub ahead of print]
 Abstract

Gutova M, Najbauer J, Frank RT, Kendall SE, Gevorgyan A, Metz MZ, Guevorkian M, Edmiston M, Zhao D, Glackin CA, Kim SU, Aboody KS
uPA and uPAR Mediate Human Stem Cell Tropism to Malignant Solid Tumors
Stem Cells. 2008 Apr 10; [Epub ahead of print]
 Abstract

Knoepfler PS
Why Myc? An Unexpected Ingredient in the Stem Cell Cocktail
Cell Stem Cell. 2008 Jan 10;2(1):18-21
 Abstract

Laurent LC, Chen J, Ulitsky I, Mueller FJ, Lu C, Shamir R, Fan JB, Loring JF
Comprehensive MicroRNA Profiling Reveals a Unique Human Embryonic Stem Cell Signature Dominated by a Single Seed Sequence
Stem Cells. 2008 Apr 10; [Epub ahead of print]
 Abstract |  Reprint | Supplemental Data


Library




Boyle M, Wong C, Rocha M, Jones DL.
Decline in self-renewal factors contributes to aging of the stem cell niche in the Drosophila testis
Cell Stem Cell. 2007 Oct 10;1(4):470-8
Abstract

Pierre Chaurand, Sarah A. Schwartz, Michelle L. Reyzer, and Richard M. Caprioli
Imaging Mass Spectrometry: Principles and Potentials
Toxicologic Pathology, Jan 2005; vol. 33: pp. 92 - 101
 Abstract |  Reprint

Eric C. Holland
A Mouse Model for Glioma: Biology, Pathology, and Therapeutic Opportunities
Toxicologic Pathology, Jan 2000; vol. 28: pp. 171 - 177
 Abstract |  Reprint

Steven J. Jubelirer
Venous Thromboembolism and Malignant Brain Tumors: A Review
Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis, Apr 1996; vol. 2: pp. 130 - 136
 Abstract

Paul Kleihues and Hiroko Ohgaki
Phenotype vs Genotype in the Evolution of Astrocytic Brain Tumors
Toxicologic Pathology, Jan 2000; vol. 28: pp. 164 - 170
 Abstract |  Reprint

Laningham FH, Kun LE, Reddick WE, Ogg RJ, Morris EB, Pui CH.
Childhood central nervous system leukemia: historical perspectives, current therapy, and acute neurological sequelae
Neuroradiology. 2007 Nov;49(11):873-88. Epub 2007 Oct 9
 Abstract

The Neuroscientist, Feb 2002; vol. 8: pp. 5
Disease Mechanisms in Neuroscience: Glutamate
Abstract |  Reprint

Nieder C, Adam M, Grosu AL
Combined modality treatment of glioblastoma multiforme: the role of temozolomide
Rev Recent Clin Trials. 2006 Jan;1(1):43-51
 Abstract

Nystul T, Spradling A
An epithelial niche in the Drosophila ovary undergoes long-range stem cell replacement
Cell Stem Cell. 2007 Sep 12;1(3):277-85
 Abstract

Pan L, Chen S, Weng C, Call G, Zhu D, Tang H, Zhang N, Xie T.
Stem cell aging is controlled both intrinsically and extrinsically in the Drosophila ovary
Cell Stem Cell. 2007 Oct 10;1(4):458-69
 Abstract

Ramalho-Santos M, Willenbring H
On the origin of the term "stem cell"
Cell Stem Cell. 2007 Jun 1;1(1):35-8
 Abstract

Sneddon JB, Werb Z
Location, location, location: the cancer stem cell niche
Cell Stem Cell. 2007 Dec 12;1(6):607-11
 Abstract

Beth Stevens and R. Douglas Fields
Regulation of the Cell Cycle in Normal and Pathological Glia
The Neuroscientist, Apr 2002; vol. 8: pp. 93 - 97
 Abstract |  Reprint

Franck Tirode, Karine Laud-Duval, Alexandre Prieur, Bruno Delorme, Pierre Charbord and Olivier Delattre
Mesenchymal Stem Cell Features of Ewing Tumors
Cancer Cell Volume 11, Issue 5, 8 May 2007, Pages 421-429. Available online 7 May 2007
 Abstract

Matilde Todaro, Mileidys Perez Alea, Anna B. Di Stefano, Patrizia Cammareri, Louis Vermeulen, Flora Iovino, Claudio Tripodo, Antonio Russo, Gaspare Gulotta, Jan Paul Medema and Giorgio Stassi
Colon Cancer Stem Cells Dictate Tumor Growth and Resist Cell Death by Production of Interleukin-4
Cell Stem Cell. 2007 Oct 10;1(4):389-402
 Abstract

Jo M. Wilmshurst, Sally F. Barrington, Dylan Pritchard, Tim Cox, Peter Bullock, Michael Maisey, and Richard O. Robinson
Positron Emission Tomography in Imaging Spinal Cord Tumors
Journal of Child Neurology, Jul 2000; vol. 15: pp. 465 - 472
 Abstract |  Reprint

Zhang K, Li C, Liu Y, Li L, Ma X, Meng X, Feng D
Evaluation of invasiveness of astrocytoma using 1H-magnetic resonance spectroscopy: correlation with expression of matrix metalloproteinase-2
Neuroradiology. 2007 Nov;49(11):913-9. Epub 2007 Sep 1
 Abstract

Nusse R
Wnt signaling and stem cell control
Cell Res. 2008 Apr 8; [Epub ahead of print]
 Abstract

Ogden AT, Waziri AE, Lochhead RA, Fusco D, Lopez K, Ellis JA, Kang J, Assanah M, McKhann GM, Sisti MB, McCormick PC, Canoll P, Bruce JN
Identification of A2B5+CD133- tumor-initiating cells in adult human gliomas
Neurosurgery. 2008 Feb;62(2):505-14
 Abstract

Rao RC, Boyd J, Padmanabhan R, Chenoweth JG, McKay RD
Efficient Serum-Free Derivation of Oligodendrocyte Precursors from Neural Stem Cell-Enriched Cultures
Stem Cells. 2008 Apr 10; [Epub ahead of print]
 Abstract

Shipitsin M, Polyak K
The cancer stem cell hypothesis: in search of definitions, markers, and relevance
Lab Invest. 2008 Mar 31;. [Epub ahead of print]
 Abstract

Shu Q, Wong KK, Su JM, Adesina AM, Yu LT, Tsang YT, Antalffy BC, Baxter P, Perlaky L, Yang JH, Dauser RC, Chintagumpala M, Blaney SM, Lau CC, Li XN.
Direct Orthotopic Transplantation of Fresh Surgical Specimen Preserves CD133+ Tumor Cells in Clinically Relevant Mouse Models of Medulloblastoma and Glioma
Stem Cells. 2008 Apr 10; [Epub ahead of print]
 Abstract

Tong QS, Zheng LD, Tang ST, Ruan QL, Liu Y, Li SW, Jiang GS, Cai JB
Expression and clinical significance of stem cell marker CD133 in human neuroblastoma
World J Pediatr. 2008 Feb;4(1):58-62
 Abstract

Wang Y, Armstrong SA
Cancer: inappropriate expression of stem cell programs?
Cell Stem Cell. 2008 Apr 9;2(4):297-9
 Abstract

Yang Y, Qiu Y, Ren W, Gong J, Chen F
An identification of stem cell-resembling gene expression profiles in high-grade astrocytomas
Mol Carcinog. 2008 Apr 7; [Epub ahead of print]
 Abstract


Children's Corner




Elisabetta Mancini Camporeale
Linda e la bambola Rattoppina
(Linda and the Patchie doll) 
BrainLife, 17 April 2008
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