Brain Tumor Reports

Volume 10 Number 7
July 2008

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Diagnosis & Evaluation

Epidemiology & Risk Factors

Overall Management & Case Reports

Prognosis & Outcome

Psychosocial Aspects


CNS Tumor Classification

Stem Cells

Diagnosis & Evaluation

Colavolpe C, Guedj E, Metellus P, Barrie M, Figarella-Branger D, Mundler O, Chinot O
FDG-PET to predict different patterns of progression in multicentric glioblastoma: a case report
J Neurooncol. 2008 Jun 21; [Epub ahead of print]

Epidemiology & Risk Factors

Harder T, Plagemann A, Harder A
Birth Weight and Subsequent Risk of Childhood Primary Brain Tumors: A Meta-Analysis
Am J Epidemiol. 2008 Jun 25; [Epub ahead of print]

Overall Mngt & Case Reports

Kochbati L, Ghorbel I, Chaari N, Besbes M, Maalej M
Frontal relapse of medulloblastoma
Cancer Radiother. 2008 Jun 20. [Epub ahead of print]

Secer HI, Dinc C, Anik I, Duz B, Gonul E
Glioblastoma multiforme of the lateral ventricle: report of nine cases
Br J Neurosurg. 2008 Jun;22(3):398-401

Prognosis & Outcome

Park BB, Uhm JE, Cho EY, Choi YL, Ji SH, Nam DH, Il Lee J, Park W, Huh SJ, Park YH, Ahn JS, Im YH
Prognostic factor analysis in patients with brain metastases from breast cancer: how can we improve the treatment outcomes?
Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 2008 Jun 14; [Epub ahead of print]

Psychosocial Aspects

Papazoglou A, King TZ, Morris RD, Krawiecki NS
Cognitive predictors of adaptive functioning vary according to pediatric brain tumor location
Dev Neuropsychol. 2008;33(4):505-20


Barbagallo GM, Jenkinson MD, Brodbelt AR
'Recurrent' glioblastoma multiforme, when should we reoperate?
Br J Neurosurg. 2008 Jun;22(3):452-5

de Groot JF, Gilbert MR, Aldape K, Hess KR, Hanna TA, Ictech S, Groves MD, Conrad C, Colman H, Puduvalli VK, Levin V, Yung WK
Phase II study of carboplatin and erlotinib (Tarceva, OSI-774) in patients with recurrent glioblastoma
J Neurooncol. 2008 Jun 26; [Epub ahead of print]

Huang F, Kavan P, Guiot MC, Markovic Y, Roberge D
When temozolomide alone fails: adding procarbazine in salvage therapy of glioma
Can J Neurol Sci. 2008 May;35(2):192-7

Kreuter J, Gelperina S
Use of nanoparticles for cerebral cancer
Tumori. 2008 Mar-Apr;94(2):271-7

Le Guilloux J, Carpentier AF
New therapeutic approaches in glioblastomas
Rev Neurol (Paris). 2008 June - July;164(6-7):554-559. Epub 2008 May 13

Newton HB
Glioblastoma multiforme
Curr Treat Options Neurol. 2008 Jul;10(4):285-94

Panet-Raymond V, Souhami L, Roberge D, Kavan P, Shakibnia L, Muanza T, Lambert C, Leblanc R, Del Maestro R, Guiot MC, 
Shenouda G
Accelerated Hypofractionated Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy with Concurrent and Adjuvant Temozolomide for Patients with Glioblastoma Multiforme: A Safety and Efficacy Analysis
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2008 Jun 11; [Epub ahead of print]

Ricard D, De Greslan T, Soussain C, Bounolleau P, Sallansonnet-Froment M, Delmas JM, Taillia H, Martin-Duverneuil N, Renard JL, Hoang-Xuan K
Neurological damage of brain tumor therapy
Rev Neurol (Paris). 2008 Jun-Jul;164(6-7):575-87. Epub 2008 Jun 9

Roldán G, Scott J, George D, Parney I, Easaw J, Cairncross G, Forsyth P, Yan E
Leptomeningeal disease from oligodendroglioma: clinical and molecular analysis
Can J Neurol Sci. 2008 May;35(2):204-9

Salvati M, D'Elia A, Melone GA, Brogna C, Frati A, Raco A, Delfini R
Radio-induced gliomas: 20-year experience and critical review of the pathology
J Neurooncol. 2008 Jun 20; [Epub ahead of print]

Tanaka S, Akimoto J, Kobayashi I, Oka H, Ujiie H
Individual adjuvant therapy for malignant gliomas based on O6-methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase messenger RNA quantitation by real-time reverse-transcription polymerase chain-reaction
Oncol Rep. 2008 Jul;20(1):165-71

Vlassenbroeck I, Califice S, Diserens AC, Migliavacca E, Straub J, Di Stefano I, Moreau F, Hamou MF, Renard I, Delorenzi M, Flamion B, Diguiseppi J, Bierau K, Hegi ME
Validation of Real-Time Methylation-Specific PCR to Determine O6-Methylguanine-DNA Methyltransferase Gene Promoter Methylation in Glioma
J Mol Diagn. 2008 Jul;10(4):332-337. Epub 2008 Jun 13


Paul D. Griffiths, Stuart C. Coley, Charles A. J. Romanowski, Tim Hodgson and Iain D. Wilkinson
Contrast-Enhanced Fluid-Attenuated Inversion Recovery Imaging for Leptomeningeal Disease in Children
American Journal of Neuroradiology 24:719-723, April 2003
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CNS Tumor Classification

Figarella-Branger D, Colin C, Coulibaly B, Quilichini B, Maues De Paula A, Fernandez C, Bouvier C
Histological and molecular classification of gliomas
Rev Neurol (Paris). 2008 June - July;164(6-7):505-515. Epub 2008 Jun 10

Stem Cells

Annabi B, Rojas-Sutterlin S, Laflamme C, Lachambre MP, Rolland Y, Sartelet H, Béliveau R
Tumor environment dictates medulloblastoma cancer stem cell expression and invasive phenotype
Mol Cancer Res. 2008 Jun;6(6):907-16
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Jurvansuu J, Zhao Y, Leung DS, Boulaire J, Yu YH, Ahmed S, Wang S
Transmembrane protein 18 enhances the tropism of neural stem cells for glioma cells
Cancer Res. 2008 Jun 15;68(12):4614-22
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Murat A, Migliavacca E, Gorlia T, Lambiv WL, Shay T, Hamou MF, de Tribolet N, Regli L, Wick W, Kouwenhoven MC, Hainfellner JA, Heppner FL, Dietrich PY, Zimmer Y, Cairncross JG, Janzer RC, Domany E, Delorenzi M, Stupp R, Hegi ME
Stem cell-related "self-renewal" signature and high epidermal growth factor receptor expression associated with resistance to concomitant chemoradiotherapy in glioblastoma
J Clin Oncol. 2008 Jun 20;26(18):3015-24

Papagiannakopoulos T, Kosik KS
microRNAs: regulators of oncogenesis and stemness
BMC Med. 2008 Jun 24;6(1):15. [Epub ahead of print]
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Shervington A, Lu C
Expression of multidrug resistance genes in normal and cancer stem cells
Cancer Invest. 2008 Jun;26(5):535-42

Silber J, Lim DA, Petritsch C, Persson AI, Maunakea AK, Yu M, Vandenberg SR, Ginzinger DG, James CD, Costello JF, Bergers G, Weiss WA, Alvarez-Buylla A, Hodgson JG
miR-124 and miR-137 inhibit proliferation of GBM cells and induce differentiation of brain tumor stem cells
BMC Med. 2008 Jun 24;6(1):14. [Epub ahead of print]
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