Brain Tumor Reports

Volume 10 Supplement 2
February 2008

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Diagnosis & Evaluation

Atkinson M, Juhasz C, Shah J, Guo X, Kupsky W, Fuerst D, Johnson R, Watson C
Paradoxical imaging findings in cerebral gliomas
J Neurol Sci. 2008 Feb 5; [Epub ahead of print]

Laprie A, Catalaa I, Cassol E, McKnight TR, Berchery D, Marre D, Bachaud JM, Berry I, Moyal EC
Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging in newly diagnosed glioblastoma: predictive value for the site of postradiotherapy relapse in a prospective longitudinal study
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2008 Mar 1; 70(3):773-81; Epub 2008 Feb 6

Zhong J, Li ST, Yao XH, Jin B, Wan L
An intrasellar rhabdomyosarcoma misdiagnosed as pituitary adenoma
Surg Neurol. 2007 Dec; 68 Suppl 2:S29-33

Epidemiology & Risk Factors

Takebayashi T, Varsier N, Kikuchi Y, Wake K, Taki M, Watanabe S, Akiba S, Yamaguchi N
Mobile phone use, exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic field, and brain tumour: a case-control study
Br J Cancer. 2008 Feb 12;98(3):652-9. Epub 2008 Feb 5
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Etiology & Pathogenesis

Bababeygy SR, Cheshier SH, Hou LC, Higgins DM, Weissman IL, Tse VC
Hematopoietic Stem Cell-Derived Pericytic Cells in Brain Tumor Angio-Architecture
Stem Cells Dev. 2008 Feb 1; [Epub ahead of print]

Demuth T, Rennert JL, Hoelzinger DB, Reavie LB, Nakada M, Beaudry C, Nakada S, Anderson EM, Henrichs AN, McDonough WS, Holz D, Joy A, Lin R, Pan KH, Lih CJ, Cohen SN, Berens ME
Glioma cells on the run - the migratory transcriptome of 10 human glioma cell lines
BMC Genomics. 2008 Jan 29;9(1):54
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Hemminki K, Brandt A, Sundquist J, Bermejo JL
Brain cancers in siblings of salivary gland cancer patients suggest viral etiology?
Int J Cancer. 2008 Mar 1;122(5):1198-9; Published Online: 23 Oct 2007

Lee H, Kong SW, Park PJ
Integrative analysis reveals the direct and indirect interactions between DNA copy number aberrations and gene expression changes
Bioinformatics. 2008 Feb 8; [Epub ahead of print]

Nolte I, Przibylla H, Bostel T, Groden C, Brockmann MA
Tumor-platelet interactions: Glioblastoma growth is accompanied by increasing platelet counts
Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2008 Feb 1; [Epub ahead of print]

Ruano Y, Mollejo M, Camacho FI, de Lope AR, Fiaño C, Ribalta T, Martínez P, Hernández-Moneo JL, Meléndez B
Identification of survival-related genes of the phosphatidylinositol 3'-kinase signaling pathway in glioblastoma multiforme
Cancer. 2008 Feb 7; [Epub ahead of print]

Wu X, Hu J, Zhou L, Mao Y, Yang B, Gao L, Xie R, Xu F, Zhang D, Liu J, Zhu J
In vivo tracking of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticle-labeled mesenchymal stem cell tropism to malignant gliomas using magnetic resonance imaging
J Neurosurg. 2008 Feb;108(2):320-9

Overall Management

Stüer C, Vilz B, Majores M, Becker A, Schramm J, Simon M
Frequent recurrence and progression in pilocytic astrocytoma in adults
Cancer. 2007 Dec 15;110(12):2799-808. Published Online: 31 Oct 2007

Traunecker H, Mallucci C, Grundy R, Pizer B, Saran F
Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group (CCLG): guidelines for the management of intracranial meningioma in children and young people
Br J Neurosurg. 2008 Feb; 22(1):13-25

Prognosis & Outcome

Altundag K, Bondy ML, Mirza NQ, Kau SW, Broglio K, Hortobagyi GN, Rivera E
Clinicopathologic characteristics and prognostic factors in 420 metastatic breast cancer patients with central nervous system metastasis
Cancer. 2007 Dec 15;110(12):2640-7; Published Online: 25 Oct 2007

Maiuri F, Donzelli R, Mariniello G, Del Basso De Caro ML, Colella A, Peca C, Vergara P, Pettinato G
Local versus diffuse recurrences of meningiomas: factors correlated to the extent of the recurrence
Clin Neuropathol. 2008 Jan-Feb;27(1):29-36

Nakasu S, Fukami T, Jito J, Matsuda M
Prognostic significance of loss of O6-methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase expression in supratentorial diffuse low-grade astrocytoma
Surg Neurol. 2007 Dec;68(6):603-8; discussion 608-9. Epub 2007 Sep 10

Ng WH, Lim T, Yeo TT
Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma in elderly patients may portend a poor prognosis
J Clin Neurosci. 2008 Feb 6; [Epub ahead of print]

Suri A, Narang KS, Sharma BS, Mahapatra AK
Visual outcome after surgery in patients with suprasellar tumors and preoperative blindness
J Neurosurg. 2008 Jan;108(1):19-25


Ammerlaan AC, Houben MP, Tijssen CC, Wesseling P, Hulsebos TJ
Secondary meningioma in a long-term survivor of atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumour with a germline INI1 mutation
Childs Nerv Syst. 2008 Jan 31; [Epub ahead of print]
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Balmaceda C, Peereboom D, Pannullo S, Cheung YK, Fisher PG, Alavi J, Sisti M, Chen J, Fine RL.
Multi-institutional phase II study of temozolomide administered twice daily in the treatment of recurrent high-grade gliomas
Cancer. 2008 Feb 1; [Epub ahead of print]

Berman EL, Eade TN, Brown D, Weaver M, Glass J, Zorman G, Feigenberg SJ
Radiation-induced tumor after stereotactic radiosurgery for an arteriovenous malformation: case report
Neurosurgery. 2007 Nov; 61(5):E1099

Chang EF, Potts MB, Keles GE, Lamborn KR, Chang SM, Barbaro NM, Berger MS
Seizure characteristics and control following resection in 332 patients with low-grade gliomas
J Neurosurg. 2008 Feb;108(2):227-35

Hua C, Qiang H, Jun D, De-Zhong Z, Ai-Dong W, Qing L
Overexpression of CDC2/CyclinB1 in gliomas, and CDC2 depletion inhibits proliferation of human glioma cells in vitro and in vivo
BMC Cancer. 2008 Jan 29; 8(1):29; doi:10.1186/1471-2407-8-29
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Jager B, Schuhmann MU, Schober R, Kortmann RD, Meixensberger J
Induction of gliosarcoma and atypical meningioma 13 years after radiotherapy of residual pilocytic astrocytoma in childhood
Pediatr Neurosurg. 2008;44(2):153-8. Epub 2008 Jan 24

Mandl ES, Dirven CM, Buis DR, Postma TJ, Vandertop WP
Repeated surgery for glioblastoma multiforme: only in combination with other salvage therapy
Surg Neurol. 2008 Feb 8; [Epub ahead of print]

Minniti G, De Sanctis V, Muni R, Filippone F, Bozzao A, Valeriani M, Osti MF, De Paula U, Lanzetta G, Tombolini V, Maurizi Enrici R.
Radiotherapy plus concomitant and adjuvant temozolomide for glioblastoma in elderly patients
J Neurooncol. 2008 Feb 5; [Epub ahead of print]

Paulino AC, Mai WY, Chintagumpala M, Taher A, Teh BS
Radiation-Induced Malignant Gliomas: Is There a Role for Reirradiation?
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2008 Feb 11; [Epub ahead of print]

Prins RM, Shu CJ, Radu CG, Vo DD, Khan-Farooqi H, Soto H, Yang MY, Lin MS, Shelly S, Witte ON, Ribas A, Liau LM
Anti-tumor activity and trafficking of self, tumor-specific T cells against tumors located in the brain
Cancer Immunol Immunother. 2008 Feb 6; [Epub ahead of print]

Reardon DA, Desjardins A, Rich JN, Vredenburgh JJ
The Emerging Role of Anti-Angiogenic Therapy for Malignant Glioma
Curr Treat Options Oncol. 2008 Feb 7; [Epub ahead of print]

Sher DJ, Henson JW, Avutu B, Hochberg FH, Batchelor TT, Martuza RL, Barker FG 2nd, Loeffler JS, Chakravarti A
The added value of concurrently administered temozolomide versus adjuvant temozolomide alone in newly diagnosed glioblastoma
J Neurooncol. 2008 Jan 30; [Epub ahead of print]

Shuto T, Matusnaga S, Inomori S, Fujino H
Efficacy of gamma knife surgery for control of peritumoral edema associated with metastatic brain tumors
J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2008 Feb 1; [Epub ahead of print]

Weller M
Chemotherapy for brain tumors in adult patients
Nervenarzt. 2008 Feb 6; 79(2):231-41

Wolff JE, Berrak S, Koontz Webb SE, Zhang M
Nitrosourea efficacy in high-grade glioma: a survival gain analysis summarizing 504 cohorts with 24193 patients
J Neurooncol. 2008 Feb 6; [Epub ahead of print]

Stem Cells

Immervoll H, Hoem D, Sakariassen PO, Steffensen OJ, Molven A
Expression of the "stem cell marker" CD133 in pancreas and pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas
BMC Cancer 2008,
8:48 (8 February 2008)
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Kang MK, Her BI, Ko MH, Kim CH, Cha SH, Kang SK
Potential identity of multi-potential cancer stem-like subpopulation after radiation of cultured brain glioma
BMC Neurosci. 2008 Jan 30;9(1):15
Abstract | Reprint

Mangel M, Bonsall MB
Phenotypic Evolutionary Models in Stem Cell Biology: Replacement, Quiescence, and Variability
PLoS ONE. 2008 Feb 13;3(2):e1591
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Méndez-Ferrer S, Lucas D, Battista M, Frenette PS.
Haematopoietic stem cell release is regulated by circadian oscillations
Nature. 2008 Feb 6; [Epub ahead of print]

Niedernhofer LJ
DNA repair is crucial for maintaining hematopoietic stem cell function
DNA Repair (Amst). 2008 Jan 7;[Epub ahead of print]

Strohsnitter WC, Savarese TM, Low HP, Chelmow DP, Lagiou P, Lambe M, Edmiston K, Liu Q, Baik I, Noller KL, Adami HO, Trichopoulos D, Hsieh CC
Correlation of umbilical cord blood haematopoietic stem and progenitor cell levels with birth weight: implications for a prenatal influence on cancer risk
Br J Cancer. 2008 Feb 5; 98(3):660-3

Yingling J, Youn YH, Darling D, Toyo-Oka K, Pramparo T, Hirotsune S, Wynshaw-Boris A
Neuroepithelial Stem Cell Proliferation Requires LIS1 for Precise Spindle Orientation and Symmetric Division
Cell. 2008 Feb 8;132(3):474-486

Zhao R, Xuan Y, Li X, Xi R
Age-related changes of germline stem cell activity, niche signaling activity and egg production in Drosophila
Aging Cell. 2008 Feb 11; [Epub ahead of print]


Silvani A, Lamperti E, Gaviani P, Eoli M, Fiumani A, Salmaggi A, Falcone C, Filippini G, Botturi A, Boiardi A.
Salvage chemotherapy with procarbazine and fotemustine combination in the treatment of temozolomide treated recurrent glioblastoma patients
J Neurooncol. 2008 Apr;87(2):143-51. Epub 2007 Jun 19. Erratum in: J Neurooncol. 2008 Aug;89(1):119. J Neurooncol. 2008 Apr;87(2):153.
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Shim KW, Kim TG, Suh CO, Cho JH, Yoo CJ, Choi JU, Kim JH, Kim DS
Treatment failure in intracranial primary germinomas
Childs Nerv Syst. 2007 Oct;23(10):1155-61. Epub 2007 Jul 4

Children's Corner

Elisabetta Mancini Camporeale
BrainLife, 14 February 2008
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