Brain Tumor Reports

Volume 10 Number 11
November 2008

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Epidemiology & Risk Factors

Etiology & Pathogenesis

Integrative Medicine

Overall Management & Case Reports

Prognosis & Outcome

Psychosocial Aspects


Stem Cells


Marsh GM, Buchanich JM, Youk AO, Cunningham MA, Lieberman FS, Kennedy KJ, Lacey SE, Hancock RP, Esmen NA
Long-Term Health Experience of Jet Engine Manufacturing Workers: I. Mortality From Central Nervous System Neoplasms
J Occup Environ Med. 2008 Oct;50(10):1099-1116

Sadetzki S, Zach L, Chetrit A, Nass D, Hoffmann C, Ram Z, Zaaroor M, Umansky F, Rappaport ZH, Cohen A, Wald U, Rothman S, Hadani M
Epidemiology of Gliomas in Israel: A Nationwide Study
Neuroepidemiology. 2008 Oct 20;31(4):264-269. [Epub ahead of print]


Campbell BA, Horsman DE, Maguire J, Young S, Curman D, Ma R, Thiessen B
Chromosomal alterations in oligodendroglial tumours over multiple surgeries: is tumour progression associated with change in 1p/19q status?
J Neurooncol. 2008 Aug;89(1):37-45. Epub 2008 May 6

Hitoshi Y, Harris BT, Liu H, Popko B, Israel MA
Spinal glioma: platelet-derived growth factor B-mediated oncogenesis in the spinal cord
Cancer Res. 2008 Oct 15;68(20):8507-15

Payne CA, Maleki S, Messina M, O'Sullivan MG, Stone G, Hall NR, Parkinson JF, Wheeler HR, Cook RJ, Biggs MT, Little NS, Teo C, Robinson BG, McDonald KL.
Loss of prostaglandin D2 synthase: a key molecular event in the transition of a low-grade astrocytoma to an anaplastic astrocytoma
Mol Cancer Ther. 2008 Oct 1;7(10):3420-8

Scheurer ME, Amirian E, Cao Y, Gilbert MR, Aldape KD, Kornguth DG, El-Zein R, Bondy ML
Polymorphisms in the interleukin-4 receptor gene are associated with better survival in patients with glioblastoma
Clin Cancer Res. 2008 Oct 15;14(20):6640-6

Tabori U, Wong V, Ma J, Shago M, Alon N, Rutka J, Bouffet E, Bartels U, Malkin D, Hawkins CTabori U, Wong V, Ma J, Shago M, Alon N, Rutka J, Bouffet E, Bartels U, Malkin D, Hawkins C
Telomere maintenance and dysfunction predict recurrence in paediatric ependymoma
Br J Cancer. 2008 Oct 7;99(7):1129-35. Epub 2008 Sep 16

Integrative Medicine

Regenbrecht CR, Jung M, Lehrach H, Adjaye J
The molecular basis of phytoestrogen Genistein induced mitotic arrest and exit of self-renewal in embryonal carcinoma and primary cancer cell lines
BMC Med Genomics. 2008 Oct 10;1(1):49. [Epub ahead of print]
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Siegelin MD, Habel A, Gaiser T
Epigalocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) downregulates PEA15 and thereby augments TRAIL-mediated apoptosis in malignant glioma Neurosci Lett. 2008 Oct 17; [Epub ahead of print]

Overall Management

Kwak R, Shatzkes D
Transdural Spread of Glioblastoma through the Foramen Ovale with Presentation as a Masticator Space Mass
AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2008 Oct 22; [Epub ahead of print]

Rubenstein J, Ferreri AJ, Pittaluga S.
Primary lymphoma of the central nervous system: epidemiology, pathology and current approaches to diagnosis, prognosis and treatment
Leuk Lymphoma. 2008;49 Suppl 1:43-51


Chen SH, Liu LY, Jaing TH, Tseng CK, Lin KL, Lui TN.
Multivariate survival analysis of children with medulloblastoma--a single-center experience
Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2008 Sep;25(7):647-54

Furneaux CE, Marshall ES, Yeoh K, Monteith SJ, Mews PJ, Sansur CA, Oskouian RJ, Sharples KJ, Baguley BC.
Cell cycle times of short-term cultures of brain cancers as predictors of survival
Br J Cancer. 2008 Oct 14; [Epub ahead of print]

Han JH, Kim DG, Chung HT, Park CK, Paek SH, Kim CY, Jung HW
Gamma Knife Radiosurgery for Skull Base Meningiomas: Long-Term Radiologic and Clinical Outcome
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2008 Oct 13. [Epub ahead of print]

Schmidt LS, Nielsen H, Schmiedel S, Johansen C.
Social inequality and incidence of and survival from tumours of the central nervous system in a population-based study in Denmark, 1994-2003
Eur J Cancer. 2008 Sep;44(14):2050-7. Epub 2008 Jul 28

Psychosocial Aspects

Akyurek S, Senturk V, Oncu B, Ozyigit G, Yilmaz S, Gokce SC.
The effect of tianeptine in the prevention of radiation-induced neurocognitive impairment
Med Hypotheses. 2008 Oct 11; [Epub ahead of print]


McGirt MJ, Chaichana KL, Gathinji M, Attenello FJ, Than K, Olivi A, Weingart JD, Brem H, Quiñones-Hinojosa A
Independent association of extent of resection with survival in patients with malignant brain astrocytoma
J Neurosurg. 2008 Oct 10; [Epub ahead of print]

Guilleminault L, Carré P, De Luca K, Beau Salinas F, Autret-Leca E, Narciso B, Diot P
Alveolo-interstitial pneumonia due to Temozolamide
Rev Mal Respir. 2008 Sep;25(7):880-4

Psaras T, Will BE, Schoeber W, Rona S, Mittelbronn M, Honegger JB.
Quantitative Assessment of Postoperative Blood Collection in Brain Tumor Surgery Under Valproate Medication
Zentralbl Neurochir. 2008 Oct 20; [Epub ahead of print]

Sadones J, Michotte A, Veld P, Chaskis C, Sciot R, Menten J, Joossens EJ, Strauven T, D'Hondt LA, Sartenaer D, Califice SF, Bierau K, Svensson C, De Grève J, Neyns B.
MGMT promoter hypermethylation correlates with a survival benefit from temozolomide in patients with recurrent anaplastic astrocytoma but not glioblastoma
Eur J Cancer. 2008 Oct 20; [Epub ahead of print]

Stem Cells

Gangemi RM, Griffero F, Marubbi D, Perera M, Capra MC, Malatesta P, Ravetti GL, Zona GL, Daga A, Corte G
SOX2 Silencing in Glioblastoma Tumor Initiating Cells Causes Stop of Proliferation and Loss of Tumorigenicity
Stem Cells. 2008 Oct 23; [Epub ahead of print]

Hsu YC, Lee DC, Chen SL, Liao WC, Lin JW, Chiu WT, Chiu IM.
Brain-specific 1B promoter of FGF1 gene facilitates the isolation of neural stem/progenitor cells with self-renewal and multipotent capacities
Dev Dyn. 2008 Oct 14; [Epub ahead of print]

Zheng H, Ying H, Yan H, Kimmelman AC, Hiller DJ, Chen AJ, Perry SR, Tonon G, Chu GC, Ding Z, Stommel JM, Dunn KL, Wiedemeyer R, You MJ, Brennan C, Wang YA, Ligon KL, Wong WH, Chin L, Depinho RA
p53 and Pten control neural and glioma stem/progenitor cell renewal and differentiation
Nature. 2008 Oct 23;455(7216):1129-33
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