Brain Tumor Reports

Volume 10 Number 6
June 2008

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Etiology & Pathogenesis

Overall Management & Case Reports

Prognosis & Outcome

Psychosocial Aspects


Stem Cells

Etiology & Pathogenesis

Kefas B, Godlewski J, Comeau L, Li Y, Abounader R, Hawkinson M, Lee J, Fine H, Chiocca EA, Lawler S, Purow B
microRNA-7 inhibits the epidermal growth factor receptor and the Akt pathway and is down-regulated in glioblastoma
Cancer Res. 2008 May 15;68(10):3566-72
 Abstract |  Reprint

Reddy SP, Britto R, Vinnakota K, Aparna H, Sreepathi HK, Thota B, Kumari A, Shilpa BM, Vrinda M, Umesh S, Samuel C, Shetty M, Tandon A, Pandey P, Hegde S, Hegde AS, Balasubramaniam A, Chandramouli BA, Santosh V, Kondaiah P, Somasundaram K, Rao MR
Novel Glioblastoma Markers with Diagnostic and Prognostic Value Identified through Transcriptome Analysis
Clin Cancer Res. 2008 May 15;14(10):2978-87

Sarkaria JN, Kitange GJ, James CD, Plummer R, Calvert H, Weller M, Wick W
Mechanisms of chemoresistance to alkylating agents in malignant glioma
Clin Cancer Res. 2008 May 15;14(10):2900-8


Weller M, Berger H, Hartmann C, Schramm J, Westphal M, Simon M, Goldbrunner R, Krex D, Steinbach JP, Ostertag CB, Loeffler M, Pietsch T, von Deimling A; German Glioma Network
Combined 1p/19q loss in oligodendroglial tumors: predictive or prognostic biomarker?
Clin Cancer Res. 2007 Dec 1;13(23):6933-7

Overall Mngt & Case Reports

Er U, Yigitkanli K, Kazanci B, Ozturk E, Sorar M, Bavbek M
Medullomyoblastoma: teratoid nature of a quite rare neoplasm
Surg Neurol. 2008 Apr;69(4):403-6. Epub 2008 Feb 8

Guo SP, Zhang F, Li QL, Li Q, Wang WL, Li FF.
Papillary glioneuronal tumor--contribution to a new tumor entity and literature review
Clin Neuropathol. 2008 Mar-Apr;27(2):72-7

Kruser TJ, Chao ST, Elson P, Barnett GH, Vogelbaum MA, Angelov L, Weil RJ, Pelley R, Suh JH
Multidisciplinary management of colorectal brain metastases: a retrospective study
Cancer. 2008 May 5. [Epub ahead of print]

Lee DH, Han JY, Kim HT, Yoon SJ, Pyo HR, Cho KH, Shin SH, Yoo H, Lee SH, Lee JS
Primary chemotherapy for newly diagnosed nonsmall cell lung cancer patients with synchronous brain metastases compared with whole-brain radiotherapy administered first : result of a randomized pilot study
Cancer. 2008 May 5. [Epub ahead of print]

Saito R, Kumabe T, Watanabe M, Jokura H, Shibuya M, Nakazato Y, Tominaga T
Low-grade fibromyxoid sarcoma of intracranial origin
J Neurosurg. 2008 Apr;108(4):798-802


Tancredi A, Mangiola A, Guiducci A, Peciarolo A, Ottaviano P
Oligodendrocytic gliomatosis cerebri
Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2000 April 12;142(4):469-72

Prognosis & Outcome

Sanai N, Berger MS.
Glioma extent of resection and its impact on patient outcome
Neurosurgery. 2008 Apr;62(4):753-64
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Taal W, Brandsma D, de Bruin HG, Bromberg JE, Swaak-Kragten AT, Sillevis Smitt PA, van Es CA, van den Bent MJ.
Incidence of early pseudo-progression in a cohort of malignant glioma patients treated with chemoirradiation with temozolomide
Cancer. 2008 May 16. [Epub ahead of print]

Psychosocial Aspects

Shibamoto Y, Baba F, Oda K, Hayashi S, Kokubo M, Ishihara SI, Itoh Y, Ogino H, Koizumi M.
Incidence of Brain Atrophy and Decline in Mini-Mental State Examination Score After Whole-Brain Radiotherapy in Patients with Brain Metastases: A Prospective Study
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2008 May 19. [Epub ahead of print]


Atkins CD
Treatment of venous thrombosis in patients with intracranial malignancies
J Clin Oncol. 2008 Apr 10;26(11):1905
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Alok A. Khorana, Charles W. Francis, Anna Falanga, and Gary H. Lyman
In Reply
J Clin Oncol. 2008 Apr 10;26(11): 1906-1907
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Combs SE, Bischof M, Welzel T, Hof H, Oertel S, Debus J, Schulz-Ertner D.
Radiochemotherapy with temozolomide as re-irradiation using high precision fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy (FSRT) in patients with recurrent gliomas.
J Neurooncol. 2008 May 7. [Epub ahead of print
Abstract |   Reprint |   Related articles

De Vleeschouwer S, Fieuws S, Rutkowski S, Van Calenbergh F, Van Loon J, Goffin J, Sciot R, Wilms G, Demaerel P, Warmuth-Metz M, Soerensen N, Wolff JE, Wagner S, Kaempgen E, Van Gool SW
Postoperative adjuvant dendritic cell-based immunotherapy in patients with relapsed glioblastoma multiforme
Clin Cancer Res. 2008 May 15;14(10):3098-104

Stem Cells

Yao Y, Wang X, Jin K, Zhu J, Wang Y, Xiong S, Mao Y, Zhou L
B7-H4 is preferentially expressed in non-dividing brain tumor cells and in a subset of brain tumor stem-like cells
J Neurooncol. 2008 May 14. [Epub ahead of print]