Brain Tumor Reports

Volume 10 Number 2
February 2008

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Early Detection

S. Vázquez Román, A. Martínez Antón, L. Llorente Otones, P. Rojo Conejo, J. Hinojosa Bernal
Initial signs and symptoms of brain tumors in children
Neurologia. 2008 Jan 2; Spanish
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Diagnosis & Evaluation

Guillevin R, Menuel C, Duffau H, Kujas M, Capelle L, Aubert A, Taillibert S, Idbaih A, Pallud J, Demarco G, Costalat R, Hoang-Xuan K, Chiras J, Vallée JN
Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy predicts proliferative activity in diffuse low-grade gliomas
J Neurooncol. 2007 Dec 28; [Epub ahead of print]

Epidemiology & Risk Factors

Blitshteyn S, Crook JE, Jaeckle KA
Is there an association between meningioma and hormone replacement therapy?
J Clin Oncol. 2008 Jan 10;26(2):279-82

Etiology & Pathogenesis

Baldwin RM, Parolin DA, Lorimer IA
Regulation of glioblastoma cell invasion by PKCiota and RhoB
Oncogene. 2008 Jan 21. [Epub ahead of print]

Pozsgai E, Gomori E, Szigeti A, Boronkai A, Gallyas F Jr, Sumegi B, Bellyei S
Correlation between the progressive cytoplasmic expression of a novel small heat shock protein (Hsp16.2) and malignancy in brain tumors
BMC Cancer. 2007 Dec 21;7(1):233 [Epub ahead of print]
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Overall Management

Arivazhagan A, Devi BI, Kolluri SV, Abraham RG, Sampath S, Chandramouli BA
Pediatric intracranial meningiomas--do they differ from their counterparts in adults?
Pediatr Neurosurg. 2008;44(1):43-8. Epub 2007 Dec 14

Kumar R, Singhal N, Jaiswal SK, Mahapatra AK
Recurrence in supratentorial anaplastic ependymoma
Pediatr Neurosurg. 2007 Sep;43(5):364-8

Lamers LM, Stupp R, van den Bent MJ, Al MJ, Gorlia T, Wasserfallen JB, Mittmann N, Jin Seung S, Crott R, Uyl-de Groot CA
Cost-effectiveness of temozolomide for the treatment of newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme : a report from the EORTC 26981/22981 NCI-C CE3 Intergroup Study
Cancer. 2008 Jan 22; [Epub ahead of print]

Nejat F, Kazmi SS, Ardakani SB
Congenital brain tumors in a series of seven patients
Pediatr Neurosurg. 2008;44(1):1-8. Epub 2007 Dec 14

Sade B, Chahlavi A, Krishnaney A, Nagel S, Choi E, Lee JH
World Health Organization Grades II and III meningiomas are rare in the cranial base and spine
Neurosurgery. 2007 Dec;61(6):1194-8

Webb C, Prayson RA
Pediatric pituitary adenomas
Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2008 Jan;132(1):77-80.
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Prognosis & Outcome

Verma S, Tavare C, Gilles F
Histologic Features and Prognosis in Pediatric Medulloblastoma
Pediatr Dev Pathol. 2008 Jan 17. [Epub ahead of print]

Psychosocial Aspects

Mauer ME, Taphoorn MJ, Bottomley A, Coens C, Efficace F, Sanson M, Brandes AA, van der Rijt CC, Bernsen HJ, Frénay M, Tijssen CC, Lacombe D, van den Bent MJ; EORTC Brain Cancer Group
Prognostic value of health-related quality-of-life data in predicting survival in patients with anaplastic oligodendrogliomas, from a phase III EORTC brain cancer group study
J Clin Oncol. 2007 Dec 20;25(36):5731-7


Chowdhary S, Wong ET
Bevacizumab combined with irinotecan for recurrent glioblastoma multiforme-improvement over available therapy?
Nat Clin Pract Neurol. 2008 Jan 22. [Epub ahead of print]

Cloughesy TF, Yoshimoto K, Nghiemphu P, Brown K, Dang J, Zhu S, Hsueh T, Chen Y, Wang W, Youngkin D, Liau L, Martin N, Becker D, Bergsneider M, Lai A, Green R, Oglesby T, Koleto M, Trent J, Horvath S, Mischel PS, Mellinghoff IK, Sawyers CL
Antitumor Activity of Rapamycin in a Phase I Trial for Patients with Recurrent PTEN-Deficient Glioblastoma
PLoS Med. 2008 Jan 22;5(1):e8. [Epub ahead of print]
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Knisely JPS, Berkey B, Chakravarti A, Yung AW, Curran Jr WJ, Robins HI, Movsas B, Brachman DG, Henderson RH, Mehta MP
A Phase III Study of Conventional Radiation Therapy Plus Thalidomide versus Conventional Radiation Therapy for Multiple Brain Metastases (RTOG 0118)
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2008 Jan 3; [Epub ahead of print]

Linz U
Boron Neutron Capture Therapy for Glioblastoma: Is it Worth Pursuing?
Technol Cancer Res Treat. 2008 Feb;7(1):83-8

Massimino M, Spreafico F, Biassoni V, Simonetti F, Riva D, Trecate G, Giombini S, Poggi G, Pecori E, Pignoli E, Casanova M, Ferrari A, Meazza C, Luksch R, Terenziani M, Cefalo G, Podda M, Polastri D, Clerici CA, Fossati-Bellani F, Gandola L
Diffuse pontine gliomas in children: changing strategies, changing results? A mono-institutional 20-year experience
J Neurooncol. 2008 Jan 24; [Epub ahead of print]

Shih CS, Hale GA, Gronewold L, Tong X, Laningham FH, Gilger EA, Srivastava DK, Kun LE, Gajjar A, Fouladi M
High-dose chemotherapy with autologous stem cell rescue for children with recurrent malignant brain tumors
Cancer. 2008 Jan 25; [Epub ahead of print]

Ziegler DS, Kung AL, Kieran MW  
Anti-Apoptosis Mechanisms in Malignant Gliomas
Journal of Clinical Oncology, Vol 26, No 3 (January 20), 2008: pp. 493-500

Stem Cells

William Chia, W. Gregory Somers, and Hongyan Wang  
neuroblast asymmetric divisions: cell cycle regulators, asymmetric protein localization, and tumorigenesis
The Journal of Cell Biology, Vol. 180, No. 2, 267-272. Published online 21 January 2008. doi:10.1083/jcb.200708159
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Volkan Coskun, Hao Wu, Bruno Blanchi, Sean Tsao, Kevin Kim, Jing Zhao, Juan Carlos Biancotti, Leah Hutnick, Richard C. Krueger, Jr., Guoping Fan, Jean de Vellis, and Yi E. Sun
CD133+ neural stem cells in the ependyma of mammalian postnatal forebrain
PNAS January 22, 2008, vol. 105, no. 3, pp 1026-1031. Epub 2008 Jan 14

Elaine Fuchs
Skin stem cells: rising to the surface
The Journal of Cell Biology, Vol. 180, No. 2, 273-284. Published online 21 January 2008. doi:10.1083/jcb.200708185
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Jackson EL, Alvarez-Buylla A
Characterization of Adult Neural Stem Cells and Their Relation to Brain Tumors
Cells Tissues Organs. 2008 Jan 28; [Epub ahead of print]

Haifan Lin
Cell biology of stem cells: an enigma of asymmetry and self-renewal
The Journal of Cell Biology, Vol. 180, No. 2, 257-260. Published online 28 January 2008.
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Nakafuku M, Nagao M, Grande A, Cancelliere A
Revisiting neural stem cell identity
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Jan 14. [Epub ahead of print]

Orford KW, Scadden DT
Deconstructing stem cell self-renewal: genetic insights into cell-cycle regulation
Nat Rev Genet. 2008 Feb;9(2):115-28

Wilson AA, Kotton DN
Another notch in stem cell biology: Drosophila intestinal stem cells and the specification of cell fates
Bioessays. 2008 Jan 15;30(2):107-109. [Epub ahead of print]

Yamashita YM, Fuller MT
Asymmetric centrosome behavior and the mechanisms of stem cell division
J Cell Biol. 2008 Jan 21. [Epub ahead of print]
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Ayuso-Sacido A, Graham C, Greenfield JP, Boockvar JA
The duality of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) signaling and neural stem cell phenotype: cell enhancer or cell transformer?
Curr Stem Cell Res Ther. 2006 Sep;1(3):387-94

Clemens Cabernard and Chris Q. Doe
Stem Cell Self-Renewal: Centrosomes on the Move
Current Biology, Vol 17, R465-R467, 19 June 2007
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Emmanuel Caussinus & Cayetano Gonzalez
Induction of tumor growth by altered stem-cell asymmetric division in Drosophila melanogaster
Nature Genetics  
37, 1125 - 1129 (2005). Published online: 4 September 2005; doi:10.1038/ng1632

Hans Clevers
Stem cells, asymmetric division and cancer
Nature Genetics  
37, 1027 - 1028 (2005 Oct). doi:10.1038/ng1005-1027

Cayetano Gonzalez
Spindle orientation, asymmetric division and tumour suppression in Drosophila stem cells
Nature Reviews Genetics 8, 462-472 (June 2007). doi:10.1038/nrg2103

Haifan Lin
Stem cells: To be and not to be
425, 353-355 (25 September 2003). doi:10.1038/425353a

Haifan Lin
The stem-cell niche theory: lessons from flies
Nature Reviews Genetics 3, 931-940 (December 2002). doi:10.1038/nrg952

Urbani L, Stearns T.
The centrosome
Curr Biol. 1999 May 6;9(9):R315-7
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Yu, F., C.T. Kuo, and Y.N. Jan
Drosophila neuroblast asymmetric cell division: recent advances and implications for stem cell biology
. Volume 51, Issue 1, 6 July 2006, Pages 13-20
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Xiang-Peng Yuan, Jinwei Hu, Gentao Liu, Zhaohui Zheng, Patrizia Tunici, Yasuharu Akasaki, Takayuki Yoshimoto, Keith L. Black, and John S. Yu
Neural stem cell can mediate immune therapy for brain tumor
AACR Meeting Abstracts, Apr 2006; 2006: 241