Brain Tumor Reports

Volume 10 Number 9
September 2008

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Diagnosis & Evaluation

Etiology & Pathogenesis

Overall Management & Case Reports

Prognosis & Outcome

Psychosocial Aspects


Classification of the CNS Tumors

Stem Cells


Na II, Lee TH, Choe DH, Cheon GJ, Kim CH, Koh JS, Baek H, Ryoo BY, Yang SH, Lee JC.
A diagnostic model to detect silent brain metastases in patients with non-small cell lung cancer
Eur J Cancer. 2008 Aug 14. [Epub ahead of print]

Diagnosis & Evaluation

Brat DJ, Prayson RA, Ryken TC, Olson JJ.
Diagnosis of malignant glioma: role of neuropathology
J Neurooncol. 2008 Sep;89(3):287-311. Epub 2008 Aug 20

Mukundan S, Holder C, Olson JJ.
Neuroradiological assessment of newly diagnosed glioblastoma
J Neurooncol. 2008 Sep;89(3):259-69. Epub 2008 Aug 20

Etiology & Pathogenesis

García-Escudero V, Gargini R.
Autophagy induction as an efficient strategy to eradicate tumors
Autophagy. 2008 Oct 1;4(7).

Korshunov A, Benner A, Remke M, Lichter P, von Deimling A, Pfister S
Accumulation of genomic aberrations during clinical progression of medulloblastoma
Acta Neuropathol. 2008 Oct;116(4):383-90. Epub 2008 Aug 15
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Saad AG, Yeap BY, Thunnissen FB, Pinkus GS, Pinkus JL, Loda M, Sugarbaker DJ, Johnson BE, Chirieac LR.
Immunohistochemical markers associated with brain metastases in patients with nonsmall cell lung carcinoma
Cancer. 2008 Aug 20. [Epub ahead of print]

Tabatabai G, Herrmann C, von Kürthy G, Mittelbronn M, Grau S, Frank B, Möhle R, Weller M, Wick W.
VEGF-dependent induction of CD62E on endothelial cells mediates glioma tropism of adult haematopoietic progenitor cells
Brain. 2008 Aug 9. [Epub ahead of print]


Amaravadi RK, Yu D, Lum JJ, Bui T, Christophorou MA, Evan GI, Thomas-Tikhonenko A, Thompson CB.
Autophagy inhibition enhances therapy-induced apoptosis in a Myc-induced model of lymphoma
J Clin Invest. 2007 Feb 1;117(2):326-36. Epub 2007 Jan 18
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Overall Mngt & Case Reports

Alexiou GA, Mpairamidis E, Psarros A, Sfakianos G, Prodromou N.
Intracranial Meningiomas in Children. Report of 8 Cases
Pediatr Neurosurg. 2008 Aug 15;44(5):373-375. [Epub ahead of print]

Inoue T, Kanamori M, Sonoda Y, Watanabe M, Sasajima T, Kamisato N, Kumabe T, Tominaga T.
Glioblastoma multiforme developing separately from the initial lesion 9 years after successful treatment for gliomatosis cerebri: a case report
No Shinkei Geka. 2008 Aug;36(8):709-15

Prognosis & Outcome

Sanders RP, Onar A, Boyett JM, Broniscer A, Morris EB, Qaddoumi I, Armstrong GT, Boop FA, Sanford RA, Kun LE, Merchant TE, Gajjar A.
M1 Medulloblastoma: high risk at any age
J Neurooncol. 2008 Aug 15. [Epub ahead of print]

Zhu YJ, Zhu XD, Wang SH, Shen F, Shen H, Liu WG.
A multivariate analysis of the prognostic factors of grade III gliomas
Chin Med J (Engl). 2008 Jun 20;121(12):1072-5
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Psychosocial Aspects

Pace A, Lorenzo CD, Guariglia L, Jandolo B, Carapella CM, Pompili A.
End of life issues in brain tumor patients
J Neurooncol. 2008 Aug 14; [Epub ahead of print]

Särkämö T, Tervaniemi M, Laitinen S, Forsblom A, Soinila S, Mikkonen M, Autti T, Silvennoinen HM, Erkkilä J, Laine M, Peretz I, Hietanen M.
Music listening enhances cognitive recovery and mood after middle cerebral artery stroke
Brain. 2008 Mar;131(Pt 3):866-76. Epub 2008 Feb 20
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Baryawno N, Sveinbjörnsson B, Eksborg S, Orrego A, Segerström L, Oqvist CO, Holm S, Gustavsson B, Kågedal B, Kogner P, Johnsen JI.
Tumor-growthpromoting cyclooxygenase-2 prostaglandin E2 pathway provides medulloblastoma therapeutic targets
Neuro Oncol. 2008 Aug 20. [Epub ahead of print]

Buatti J, Ryken TC, Smith MC, Sneed P, Suh JH, Mehta M, Olson JJ.
Radiation therapy of pathologically confirmed newly diagnosed glioblastoma in adults
J Neurooncol. 2008 Sep;89(3):313-37. Epub 2008 Aug 20

Combs SE, Kelter V, Welzel T, Behnisch W, Kulozik AE, Bischof M, Hof H, Debus J, Schulz-Ertner D.
Influence of radiotherapy treatment concept on the outcome of patients with localized ependymomas
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2008 Jul 15;71(4):972-8. Epub 2008 Mar 11

Dent P, Yacoub A, Park M, Sarkar D, Shah K, Curiel DT, Grant S.
Searching for a cure: Gene therapy for glioblastoma
Cancer Biol Ther. 2008 Jun 2;7(9). [Epub ahead of print]

Fadul CE, Wen PY, Kim L, Olson JJ.
Cytotoxic chemotherapeutic management of newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme
J Neurooncol. 2008 Sep;89(3):339-57. Epub 2008 Aug 20

Huang K, Sneed PK, Kunwar S, Kragten A, Larson DA, Berger MS, Chan A, Pouliot J, McDermott MW.
Surgical resection and permanent iodine-125 brachytherapy for brain metastases
J Neurooncol. 2008 Aug 22. [Epub ahead of print]

MacDonald SM, Safai S, Trofimov A, Wolfgang J, Fullerton B, Yeap BY, Bortfeld T, Tarbell NJ, Yock T.
Proton radiotherapy for childhood ependymoma: initial clinical outcomes and dose comparisons
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2008 Jul 15;71(4):979-86. Epub 2008 Mar 5

Rades D, Kueter JD, Pluemer A, Veninga T, Schild SE.
A Matched-Pair Analysis Comparing Whole-Brain Radiotherapy Plus Stereotactic Radiosurgery Versus Surgery Plus Whole-Brain Radiotherapy and a Boost to the Metastatic Site for One or Two Brain Metastases
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2008 Aug 15. [Epub ahead of print]

Ryken TC, Frankel B, Julien T, Olson JJ.
Surgical management of newly diagnosed glioblastoma in adults: role of cytoreductive surgery
J Neurooncol. 2008 Sep;89(3):271-86. Epub 2008 Aug 20

Schroeder TM, Chintagumpala M, Okcu MF, Chiu JK, Teh BS, Woo SY, Paulino AC.
Intensity-modulated radiation therapy in childhood ependymoma
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2008 Jul 15;71(4):987-93. Epub 2008 Feb 6

Sigmond J, Honeywell RJ, Postma TJ, Dirven CM, de Lange SM, van der Born K, Laan AC, Baayen JC, Van Groeningen CJ, Bergman AM, Giaccone G, Peters GJ.
Gemcitabine uptake in glioblastoma multiforme: potential as a radiosensitizer
Ann Oncol. 2008 Aug 12; [Epub ahead of print]

Classification of the CNS Tum.

Pimentel J, Resende M, Vaz A, Reis AM, Campos A, Carvalho H, Honavar M.
Rosette-forming glioneuronal tumor: pathology case report
Neurosurgery. 2008 May;62(5):E1162-3

Stem Cells

Germano IM, Uzzaman M, Keller G.
Gene delivery by embryonic stem cells for malignant glioma therapy: Hype or hope?
Cancer Biol Ther. 2008 Sep 11;7(9). [Epub ahead of print]

Yoo MH, Hatfield DL.
The Cancer Stem Cell Theory: Is It Correct?
Mol Cells. 2008 Aug 14;26(5). [Epub ahead of print]
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