Brain Tumor Reports

Volume 10 Number 4
April 2008

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Epidemiology & Risk Factors

Etiology & Pathogenesis

Integrative Medicine

Overall Management & Case Reports

Prognosis & Outcome

Psychosocial Aspects


Stem Cells


Children's Corner

Epidemiology & Risk Factors

Haidar S, Burns C, Birdsong K, Bodner K, Salazar E, Collins JJ.
Mortality among chemical workers at Texas City plant: 1940-2001
Int Arch Occup Environ Health. 2008 Mar 26; [Epub ahead of print]

Liu HE, Hsiao PY, Lee CC, Lee JA, Chen HY.
NAT2*7 Allele Is a Potential Risk Factor for Adult Brain Tumors in Taiwanese Population
Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2008 Mar 1;17(3):661-5

Stålberg K, Haglund B, Axelsson O, Cnattingius S, Pfeifer S, Kieler H.
Prenatal ultrasound and the risk of childhood brain tumour and its subtypes
Br J Cancer. 2008 Apr 8;98(7):1285-7. Epub 2008 Mar 18

Etiology & Pathogenesis

Hulleman E, Quarto M, Vernell R, Masserdotti G, Colli E, Kros JM, Levi D, Gaetani P, Tunici P, Finocchiaro G, Rodriguez Y Baena R, Capra M, Helin K.
A role for the transcription factor HEY1 in glioblastoma
J Cell Mol Med. 2008 Mar 17; [Epub ahead of print]
 Abstract |  Reprint

C. T. Mierke, D. P. Zitterbart, P. Kollmannsberger, C. Raupach, U. Schlotzer-Schrehardt, T. W. Goecke, J. Behrens, and B. Fabry
Breakdown of the Endothelial Barrier Function in Tumor Cell Transmigration
Biophys. J., April 1, 2008; 94(7): 2832 - 2846. Epub December 20, 2007
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Rodriguez FJ, Perry A, Gutmann DH, O'Neill BP, Leonard J, Bryant S, Giannini C. 
Gliomas in neurofibromatosis type 1: a clinicopathologic study of 100 patients
J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 2008 Mar;67(3):240-9

Scheurer ME, Bondy ML, Aldape KD, Albrecht T, El-Zein R.
Detection of human cytomegalovirus in different histological types of gliomas
Acta Neuropathol. 2008 Mar 20; [Epub ahead of print]
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Integrative Medicine

Cristina Blázquez, María Salazar, Arkaitz Carracedo, Mar Lorente, Ainara Egia, Luis González-Feria, Amador Haro, Guillermo Velasco and Manuel Guzmán
Cannabinoids inhibit glioma cell invasion by down-regulating matrix metalloproteinase-2 expression
Cancer Res. 2008 Mar 15;68(6):1945-52
 Abstract |  Reprint

Overall Mngt & Case Reports

Brusius CV, Pereira Filho AA, Barnewitz JP, Putten AC, Pitta Pinheiro C, Aesse FF.
Intradural Spinal Meningioma in a 20-Month-Old Female
Pediatr Neurosurg. 2008 Mar 20;44(3):247-252 [Epub ahead of print]

Guilcher GM, Hendson G, Goddard K, Steinbok P, Bond M.
Successful treatment of a child with a primary intracranial rhabdomyosarcoma with chemotherapy and radiation therapy
J Neurooncol. 2008 Jan;86(1):79-82. Epub 2007 Jun 20
 Abstract | Reprint

Kanai R, Shibuya M, Hata T, Hori M, Hirabayashi K, Terada T, Fujii K.
A case of 'lymphomatosis cerebri' diagnosed in an early phase and treated by whole brain radiation: case report and literature review
J Neurooncol. 2008 Jan;86(1):83-8. Epub 2007 Jul 5
 Abstract |  Reprint

Kasliwal MK, Gupta DK, Mahapatra AK, Sharma MC.
Multicentric Cerebellopontine Angle Glioblastoma Multiforme
Pediatr Neurosurg. 2008 Mar 20;44(3):224-228 [Epub ahead of print]

Lamborn KR, Yung WK, Chang SM, Wen PY, Cloughesy TF, Deangelis LM, Robins HI, Lieberman FS, Fine HA, Fink KL, Junck L, Abrey L, Gilbert MR, Mehta M, Kuhn JG, Aldape KD, Hibberts J, Peterson PM, Prados MD.
Progression-free survival: An important end point in evaluating therapy for recurrent high-grade gliomas.
Neuro Oncol. 2008 Mar 4; [Epub ahead of print]
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Marko NF, Toms SA, Barnett GH, Weil R.
Genomic expression patterns distinguish long-term from short-term glioblastoma survivors: A preliminary feasibility study
Genomics. 2008 Mar 17; [Epub ahead of print]
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Pal L, Behari S, Kumar S, Kumar R, Shankar SK, Gupta RK
Gliomatosis Cerebri - An Uncommon Neuroepithelial Tumor in Children with Oligodendroglial Phenotype
Pediatr Neurosurg. 2008 Mar 11;44(3):212-215 [Epub ahead of print]

Zeidman LA, Ankenbrandt WJ, Du H, Paleologos N, Vick NA.
Growth rate of non-operated meningiomas
J Neurol. 2008 Mar 20; [Epub ahead of print]

Prognosis & Outcome

Iwamoto FM, Nicolardi L, Demopoulos A, Barbashina V, Salazar P, Rosenblum M, Hormigo A.
Clinical relevance of 1p and 19q deletion for patients with WHO grade 2 and 3 gliomas
J Neurooncol. 2008 Mar 15; [Epub ahead of print]

Kim TW, Jung S, Jung TY, Kim IY, Kang SS, Kim SH.
Prognostic factors of postoperative visual outcomes in tuberculum sellae meningioma
Br J Neurosurg. 2008 Apr;22(2):231-4

Wang LF, Fokas E, Juricko J, You A, Rose F, Pagenstecher A, Engenhart-Cabillic R, An HX.
Increased expression of EphA7 correlates with adverse outcome in primary and recurrent glioblastoma multiforme patients
BMC Cancer. 2008 Mar 25;8(1):79
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Psychosocial Aspects

Boydell KM, Stasiulis E, Greenberg M, Greenberg C, Spiegler B.
I'll Show Them: The Social Construction of (In)Competence in Survivors of Childhood Brain Tumors
J Pediatr Oncol Nurs. 2008 Mar 18; [Epub ahead of print]

Oberndorfer S, Lindeck-Pozza E, Lahrmann H, Struhal W, Hitzenberger P, Grisold W.
The End-of-Life Hospital Setting in Patients with Glioblastoma
J Palliat Med. 2008 Jan-Feb;11(1):26-30
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Bilir A, Erguven M, Oktem G, Ozdemir A, Uslu A, Aktas E, Bonavida B.
Potentiation of cytotoxicity by combination of imatinib and chlorimipramine in glioma
Int J Oncol. 2008 Apr;32(4):829-39

Das IJ, Cheng CW, Chopra KL, Mitra RK, Srivastava SP, Glatstein E.
Intensity-modulated radiation therapy dose prescription, recording, and delivery: patterns of variability among institutions and treatment planning systems
J Natl Cancer Inst. 2008 Mar 5;100(5):300-7. Epub 2008 Feb 26
 Abstract |  Full Text |  Reprint | Supplemental Data

Ehsani S, Hodaie M, Liebsch NJ, Gentili F, Kiehl TR.
Anaplastic glioma after high-dose proton-photon radiation treatment for low-grade skull base chondrosarcoma
J Neurooncol. 2008 Mar 15; [Epub ahead of print]

Kong DS, Lee JI, Park K, Kim JH, Lim DH, Nam DH
Efficacy of stereotactic radiosurgery as a salvage treatment for recurrent malignant gliomas
Cancer. 2008 Mar 13; [Epub ahead of print]

Lai A, Filka E, McGibbon B, Nghiemphu PL, Graham C, Yong WH, Mischel P, Liau LM, Bergsneider M, Pope W, Selch M, Cloughesy T.
Phase II Pilot Study of Bevacizumab in Combination With Temozolomide and Regional Radiation Therapy for Up-Front Treatment of Patients With Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma Multiforme: Interim Analysis of Safety and Tolerability
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2008 Mar 20; [Epub ahead of print]

Reardon DA, Wen PY, Desjardins A, Batchelor TT, Vredenburgh JJ.
Glioblastoma multiforme: an emerging paradigm of anti-VEGF therapy
Expert Opin Biol Ther. 2008 Apr;8(4):541-53

Reardon DA, Desjardins A, Vredenburgh JJ, Sathornsumetee S, Rich JN, Quinn JA, Lagattuta TF, Egorin MJ, Gururangan S, McLendon R, Herndon JE 2nd, Friedman AH, Salvado AJ, Friedman HS.
Safety and pharmacokinetics of dose-intensive imatinib mesylate plus temozolomide: phase 1 trial in adults with malignant glioma.
Neuro Oncol. 2008 Jun;10(3):330-40. Epub 2008 Mar 21.
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Shinoura N, Yamada R, Tabei Y, Saito K, Nakamura O, Takahashi M.
Gan To Kagaku Ryoho. 2008 Mar;35(3):543-7

Villeneuve J, Galarneau H, Beaudet MJ, Tremblay P, Chernomoretz A, Vallières L.
Reduced Glioma Growth Following Dexamethasone or Anti-Angiopoietin 2 Treatment
Brain Pathol. 2008 Mar 27; [Epub ahead of print]

Stem Cells

Bleau AM, Howard BM, Taylor LA, Gursel D, Greenfield JP, Lim Tung HY, Holland EC, Boockvar JA.
New strategy for the analysis of phenotypic marker antigens in brain tumor-derived neurospheres in mice and humans
Neurosurg Focus. 2008 Mar;24(3-4):E28

Galli R, Gritti A, Vescovi AL.
Adult Neural Stem Cells
Methods Mol Biol. 2008 Feb 5;438:67-84

Häyry V, Tynninen O, Haapasalo HK, Wölfer J, Paulus W, Hasselblatt M, Sariola H, Paetau A, Sarna S, Niemelä M, Wartiovaara K, Nupponen NN.
Stem cell protein BMI-1 is an independent marker for poor prognosis in oligodendroglial tumours
Neuropathol Appl Neurobiol. 2008 Mar 10; [Epub ahead of print]

Jandial R, U H, Levy ML, Snyder EY.
Brain tumor stem cells and the tumor microenvironmen
Neurosurg Focus. 2008 Mar;24(3-4):E27
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Kendall SE, Najbauer J, Johnston HF, Metz MZ, Li S, Bowers M, Garcia E, Kim SU, Barish ME, Aboody KS, Glackin CA
Neural Stem Cell Targeting of Glioma is Dependent on PI3K Signaling
Stem Cells. 2008 Mar 13; [Epub ahead of print]
 Abstract |  Reprint | Supplemental Data

Ma YH, Mentlein R, Knerlich F, Kruse ML, Mehdorn HM, Held-Feindt J.
Expression of stem cell markers in human astrocytomas of different WHO grades
J Neurooncol. 2008 Jan;86(1):31-45. Epub 2007 Jul 5
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Sanai N, Berger MS.
Biology of brain tumor stem cells
Neurosurg Focus. 2008 Mar;24(3-4):E26
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Wang J, Wang X, Jiang S, Lin P, Zhang J, Wu Y, Xiong Z, Ren JJ, Yang H.
Partial Biological Characterization of Cancer Stem-like Cell Line (WJ(2)) of Human Glioblastoma Multiforme
Cell Mol Neurobiol. 2008 Mar 19; [Epub ahead of print]

Xie Z, Chin LS.
Molecular and cell biology of brain tumor stem cells: lessons from neural progenitor/stem cells
Neurosurg Focus. 2008 Mar;24(3-4):E25
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Yu SC, Ping YF, Yi L, Zhou ZH, Chen JH, Yao XH, Gao L, Wang JM, Bian XW.
Isolation and characterization of cancer stem cells from a human glioblastoma cell line U87
Cancer Lett. 2008 Mar 14; [Epub ahead of print]


Blagosklonny MV.
Cancer stem cell and cancer stemloids: from biology to therapy
Cancer Biol Ther. 2007 Nov;6(11):1-7

Lynch JC, Emmerich JC, Kislanov S, Gouvea F, Camara L, Santos Silva SM, D'Ippolito MM.
Brain tumors and pregnancy]
Arq Neuropsiquiatr. 2007 Dec;65(4B):1211-5. Portuguese
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Mao Y, Zhou L, Zhu W, Wang X, Yang G, Xie L, Mao X, Jin K.
Proliferative status of tumor stem cells may be correlated with malignancy grade of human astrocytomas
Front Biosci. 2007 Jan 1;12:2252-9

Strojnik T, Røsland GV, Sakariassen PO, Kavalar R, Lah T.
Neural stem cell markers, nestin and musashi proteins, in the progression of human glioma: correlation of nestin with prognosis of patient survival
Surg Neurol. 2007 Aug;68(2):133-43. Epub 2007 May 30

Children's Corner

Elisabetta Mancini Camporeale
Fiore di roccia  
BrainLife, 1 April 2008
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