Brain Tumor Reports

Volume 10 Supplement 5
May 2008

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Diagnosis & Evaluation

Epidemiology & Risk Factors

Etiology & Pathogenesis

Integrative Medicine

Overall Management & Case Reports

Prognosis & Outcome

Psychosocial Aspects


Stem Cells

MicroRNA and Cancer


Children's Corner


Edward R. Smith, MD; David Zurakowski, PhD; Ali Saad, MD; R. Michael Scott, MD; Marsha A. Moses, PhD
Urinary Biomarkers Predict Brain Tumor Presence and Response to Therapy
American Association of Neurological Surgeons 76th Annual Meeting: Abstract 629. Presented April 28, 2008
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Law M, Young RJ, Babb JS, Peccerelli N, Chheang S, Gruber ML, Miller DC, Golfinos JG, Zagzag D, Johnson G.
Gliomas: predicting time to progression or survival with cerebral blood volume measurements at dynamic susceptibility-weighted contrast-enhanced perfusion MR imaging
Radiology. 2008 May;247(2):490-8. Epub 2008 Mar 18
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Spence AM, Muzi M, Swanson KR, O'Sullivan F, Rockhill JK, Rajendran JG, Adamsen TC, Link JM, Swanson PE, Yagle KJ, Rostomily RC, Silbergeld DL, Krohn KA
Regional Hypoxia in Glioblastoma Multiforme Quantified with [18F]Fluoromisonidazole Positron Emission Tomography before Radiotherapy: Correlation with Time to Progression and Survival
Clin Cancer Res. 2008 May 1;14(9):2623-30


Claudine M. Samanic, Anneclaire J. De Roos, Patricia A. Stewart, Preetha Rajaraman, Martha A. Waters and Peter D. Inskip
Occupational Exposure to Pesticides and Risk of Adult Brain Tumors
American Journal of Epidemiology 2008 167(8):976-985; doi:10.1093/aje/kwm401; originally published online on February 24, 2008
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Kang D, Davis LK, Hunt P, Kriebel D.
Cancer incidence among male Massachusetts firefighters, 1987-2003
Am J Ind Med. 2008 May;51(5):329-35. Published Online: 27 Feb 2008
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Héctor Herranz, Lidia Pérez, Francisco A Martín and Marco Milán
A Wingless and Notch double-repression mechanism regulates G1–S transition in the Drosophila wing
The EMBO Journal advance online publication 1 May 2008; doi: 10.1038/emboj.2008.84
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John M. Maris, M.D., Yael P. Mosse, M.D., Jonathan P. Bradfield, B.S., Cuiping Hou, B.S., Stefano Monni, Ph.D., Richard H. Scott, M.B., B.S., Shahab Asgharzadeh, M.D., Edward F. Attiyeh, M.D., Sharon J. Diskin, Ph.D., Marci Laudenslager, B.S., Cynthia Winter, B.A., Kristina A. Cole, M.D., Ph.D., Joseph T. Glessner, M.S., Cecilia Kim, B.A., Edward C. Frackelton, B.A., Tracy Casalunovo, M.S., Andrew W. Eckert, M.S., Mario Capasso, Ph.D., Eric F. Rappaport, Ph.D., Carmel McConville, Ph.D., Wendy B. London, Ph.D., Robert C. Seeger, M.D., Nazneen Rahman, M.D., Ph.D., Marcella Devoto, Ph.D., Struan F.A. Grant, Ph.D., Hongzhe Li, Ph.D., and Hakon Hakonarson, M.D., Ph.D.
Chromosome 6p22 Locus Associated with Clinically Aggressive Neuroblastoma
N Engl J Med, Published at www.nejm.org May 7, 2008 (10.1056/NEJMoa0708698)
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John M. Pawelek & Ashok K. Chakraborty
Fusion of tumour cells with bone marrow-derived cells: a unifying explanation for metastasis
Nature Reviews Cancer 8, 377-386 (May 2008) | doi:10.1038/nrc2371
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Integrative Medicine

Fernández-Real JM, López-Bermejo A, Ropero AB, Piquer S, Nadal A, Bassols J, Casamitjana R, Gomis R, Arnaiz E, Pérez I, Ricart W.
Salicylates increase insulin secretion in healthy obese subjects
J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2008 May 6. [Epub ahead of print]
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Hu Z, Zhang F, Yang Z, Zhang J, Zhang D, Yang N, Zhang Y, Cao K.
Low-dose aspirin promotes endothelial progenitor cell migration and adhesion and prevents senescence
Cell Biol Int. 2008 Mar 29; [Epub ahead of print]

Spalding KL, Arner E, Westermark PO, Bernard S, Buchholz BA, Bergmann O, Blomqvist L, Hoffstedt J, Näslund E, Britton T, Concha H, Hassan M, Rydén M, Frisén J, Arner P
Dynamics of fat cell turnover in humans
Nature. 2008 May 4. [Epub ahead of print]
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Overall Management

J. Dylan Clyne and Gero Miesenböck
Sex-Specific Control and Tuning of the Pattern Generator for Courtship Song in Drosophila
Cell, Vol 133, 354-363, 17 April 2008
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Brandes AA, Franceschi E, Tosoni A, Blatt V, Pession A, Tallini G, Bertorelle R, Bartolini S, Calbucci F, Andreoli A, Frezza G, Leonardi M, Spagnolli F, Ermani M.
MGMT promoter methylation status can predict the incidence and outcome of pseudoprogression after concomitant radiochemotherapy in newly diagnosed glioblastoma patients
J Clin Oncol. 2008 May 1;26(13):2192-7
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Chaichana KL, McGirt MJ, Frazier J, Attenello F, Guerrero-Cazares H, Quinones-Hinojosa A.
Relationship of glioblastoma multiforme to the lateral ventricles predicts survival following tumor resection
J Neurooncol. 2008 May 6. [Epub ahead of print]

Spence AM, Muzi M, Swanson KR, O'Sullivan F, Rockhill JK, Rajendran JG, Adamsen TC, Link JM, Swanson PE, Yagle KJ, Rostomily RC, Silbergeld DL, Krohn KA.
Regional Hypoxia in Glioblastoma Multiforme Quantified with [18F]Fluoromisonidazole Positron Emission Tomography before Radiotherapy: Correlation with Time to Progression and Survival
Clin Cancer Res. 2008 May 1;14(9):2623-30

Psychosocial Aspects

Matthew J. McGirt,MD; Frank Attenello,MS; Muraya Gathinji,MS; Khoi Than,MD; Kaisorn L. Chaichana,BS; Ghazala Datoo,BS; Alessandro Olivi,MD; Jon D. Weingart ,MD; Henry Brem, MD; Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa,MD
Association of preoperative depression and survival after primary resection of malignant brain astrocytoma
 Abstract |  News

Welzel G, Fleckenstein K, Schaefer J, Hermann B, Kraus-Tiefenbacher U, Mai SK, Wenz F
Memory Function Before and After Whole Brain Radiotherapy in Patients With and Without Brain Metastases
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2008 Apr 28. [Epub ahead of print]


A. M. Pack, MD, M. J. Morrell, MD, A. Randall, D. J. McMahon, MSc and E. Shane, MD
Bone health in young women with epilepsy after one year of antiepileptic drug monotherapy
Neurology, April 29 2008, Volume 70, Issue 18
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Savaskan NE, Heckel A, Hahnen E, Engelhorn T, Doerfler A, Ganslandt O, Nimsky C, Buchfelder M, Eyüpoglu IY
Small interfering RNA-mediated xCT silencing in gliomas inhibits neurodegeneration and alleviates brain edema
Nat Med. 2008 May 11. [Epub ahead of print]
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Rosa S. Schneiderman, Eilon D. Kirson, Josef Vymazal, Tomas Vlasek, Zdenka Burianova, Aviran Itzhaki, Daniel Mordechovich, Zoya Gurvich, Esther Shmueli, Bernhard Ryffel, Dorit Goldsher, Yoram Wasserman, Yoram Palti
Synergism between chemotherapy and alternating electric fields (TTFields) in cancer cell proliferation inhibition and solid tumor treatment
2008 AACR Annual Meeting
, April 12-16, 2008, San Diego, CA, Abstract Number: 1007; Apr 13, 2008
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Umansky F, Shoshan Y, Rosenthal G, Fraifeld S, Spektor S
Radiation-induced meningioma
Neurosurg Focus. 2008 May; 24(5):E7
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Stem Cells

Bendall SC, Stewart MH, Bhatia M.
Human embryonic stem cells: lessons from stem cell niches in vivo
Regen Med. 2008 May;3(3):365-76

Liu JM, Mao BY, Hong S, Liu YH, Wang XJ
The postoperative brain tumour stem cell (BTSC) niche and cancer recurrence
Adv Ther. 2008 May 7; [Epub ahead of print]

Kwon CH, Zhao D, Chen J, Alcantara S, Li Y, Burns DK, Mason RP, Lee EY, Wu H, Parada LF
Pten haploinsufficiency accelerates formation of high-grade astrocytomas
Cancer Res. 2008 May 1;68(9):3286-94

Jin F, Zhao L, Zhao HY, Guo SG, Feng J, Jiang XB, Zhang SL, Wei YJ, Fu R, Zhao JS
Paradoxical expression of anti-apoptotic and MRP genes on cancer stem-like cell isolated from TJ905 glioblastoma multiforme cell line
Cancer Invest. 2008 May;26(4):338-43

MicroRNA and Cancer

George A. Calin & Carlo M. Croce
MicroRNA signatures in human cancers
Nature Reviews Cancer 6, 857-866 (November 2006); doi:10.1038/nrc1997
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Tsung-Cheng Chang, Duonan Yu, Yun-Sil Lee, Erik A Wentzel, Dan E Arking, Kristin M West, Chi V Dang, Andrei Thomas-Tikhonenko & Joshua T Mendell
Widespread microRNA repression by Myc contributes to tumorigenesis
Nature Genetics 40, 43 - 50 (2007); Published online: 9 December 2007; doi:10.1038/ng.2007.30
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Tsung-Cheng Chang, Erik A. Wentzel, Oliver A. Kent, Kalyani Ramachandran, Michael Mullendore, Kwang Hyuck Lee, Georg Feldmann, Munekazu Yamakuchi, Marcella Ferlito, Charles J. Lowenstein, Dan E. Arking, Michael A. Beer, Anirban Maitra and Joshua T. Mendell
Transactivation of miR-34a by p53 Broadly Influences Gene Expression and Promotes Apoptosis
Molecular Cell, Volume 26, Issue 5, 8 June 2007, Pages 745-752. Available online 31 May 2007

Chengkai Dai, Luke Whitesell, Arlin B. Rogers, and Susan Lindquist
Heat Shock Factor 1 Is a Powerful Multifaceted Modifier of Carcinogenesis
Cell, Volume 130, Issue 6, 21 September 2007, Pages 1005-1018; Available online 20 September 2007

Aurora Esquela-Kerscher & Frank J. Slack
Oncomirs — microRNAs with a role in cancer
Nature Reviews Cancer 6, 259-269 (April 2006); doi:10.1038/nrc1840
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Patrick Goymer
Tiny new oncogenes
Nature Reviews Cancer 6, 344 (May 2006); doi:10.1038/nrc1902
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Lin He, Xingyue He, Scott W. Lowe & Gregory J. Hannon
microRNAs join the p53 network — another piece in the tumour-suppression puzzle
Nature Reviews Cancer 7, 819-822 (November 2007); doi:10.1038/nrc2232
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Lin He, Xingyue He, Lee P. Lim, Elisa de Stanchina, Zhenyu Xuan, Yu Liang, Wen Xue, Lars Zender, Jill Magnus, Dana Ridzon, Aimee L. Jackson, Peter S. Linsley, Caifu Chen, Scott W. Lowe, Michele A. Cleary & Gregory J. Hannon
A microRNA component of the p53 tumour suppressor network
Nature 447, 1130-1134 (28 June 2007); doi:10.1038/nature05939; Published online 6 June 2007

Catherine M. Koebel, William Vermi, Jeremy B. Swann, Nadeen Zerafa, Scott J. Rodig, Lloyd J. Old, Mark J. Smyth & Robert D. Schreiber
Adaptive immunity maintains occult cancer in an equilibrium state
Nature 450, 903-907 (6 December 2007); doi:10.1038/nature06309; Published online 18 November 2007

Madhu S Kumar, Jun Lu, Kim L Mercer, Todd R Golub & Tyler Jacks
Impaired microRNA processing enhances cellular transformation and tumorigenesis
Nature Genetics 39, 673 - 677 (2007); Published online: 1 April 2007; doi:10.1038/ng2003
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Mayr, C., Hemann, M. T. & Bartel D. P.
Disrupting the pairing between let-7 and Hmga2 enhances oncogenic transformation
Science 22 February 2007 (doi: 10.1126/science.1137999)
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Nicola McCarthy
Tumorigenesis: Keeping a good thing down
Nature Reviews Cancer 8, 8-9 (January 2008); doi:10.1038/nrc2306; Epub 13 Dec 2007
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Nicola McCarthy
Immunology: Stalemate
Nature Reviews Cancer 8, 3 (January 2008); doi:10.1038/nrc2301; Epub 29 Nov 2007
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Joseph R. Nevins & Anil Potti
Mining gene expression profiles: expression signatures as cancer phenotypes
Nature Reviews Genetics 8, 601-609 (August 2007); doi:10.1038/nrg2137
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Francesca Pentimalli
Let's suppress tumours
Nature Reviews Cancer 7, 229 (April 2007); doi:10.1038/nrc2120
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Nina Raver-Shapira, Efi Marciano, Eti Meiri, Yael Spector, Nitzan Rosenfeld, Neta Moskovits, Zvi Bentwich and Moshe Oren
Transcriptional Activation of miR-34a Contributes to p53-Mediated Apoptosis
Molecular Cell, Volume 26, Issue 5, 8 June 2007, Pages 731-743; Available online 31 May 2007

Sarah Seton-Rogers
Tumorigenesis: A shocking enabler of tumour growth
Nature Reviews Cancer 7, 817 (November 2007); doi:10.1038/nrc2262
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Sarah Seton-Rogers
Another piece in the p53 puzzle
Nature Reviews Cancer 7, 488 (July 2007); doi:10.1038/nrc2178
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Magdalena Skipper
Micro enhancement
Nature Reviews Genetics 8, 326-327 (May 2007); doi:10.1038/nrg2116
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Valery Tarasov, Peter Jung, Berlinda Verdoodt, Dmitri Lodygin, Alexey Epanchintsev, Antje Menssen, Gunter Meister and Heiko Hermeking
Differential Regulation of microRNAs by p53 Revealed by Massively Parallel Sequencing: miR-34a is a p53 Target That Induces Apoptosis and G1-arrest
Cell Cycle, volume 6, issue 13, 1 July 2007
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P. Mathijs Voorhoeve, Carlos le Sage, Mariette Schrier, Ad J.M. Gillis, Hans Stoop, Remco Nagel, Ying-Poi Liu, Josyanne van Duijse, Jarno Drost, Alexander Griekspoor, Eitan Zlotorynski, Norikazu Yabuta, Gabriella De Vita, Hiroshi Nojima, Leendert H.J. Looijenga and Reuven Agami
A Genetic Screen Implicates miRNA-372 and miRNA-373 As Oncogenes in Testicular Germ Cell Tumors
Cell, Volume 124, Issue 6, 24 March 2006, Pages 1169-1181
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Hoelzinger DB, Demuth T, Berens ME.
Autocrine Factors That Sustain Glioma Invasion and Paracrine Biology in the Brain Microenvironment
J Natl Cancer Inst. 2007 Nov 7;99(21):1583-93. Epub 2007 Oct 30
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Manuel Guzmán
Cannabinoids: potential anticancer agents
Nature Reviews Cancer 3, 745-755 (October 2003) | doi:10.1038/nrc1188
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Kirson ED, Dbalý V, Tovarys F, Vymazal J, Soustiel JF, Itzhaki A, Mordechovich D, Steinberg-Shapira S, Gurvich Z, Schneiderman R, Wasserman Y, Salzberg M, Ryffel B, Goldsher D, Dekel E, Palti Y.
Alternating electric fields arrest cell proliferation in animal tumor models and human brain tumors.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2007 Jun 12;104(24):10152-7. Epub 2007 Jun 5.
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Kirson ED, Gurvich Z, Schneiderman R, Dekel E, Itzhaki A, Wasserman Y, Schatzberger R, Palti Y.
Disruption of cancer cell replication by alternating electric fields.
Cancer Res. 2004 May 1;64(9):3288-95
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Linos E, Raine T, Alonso A, Michaud D
Atopy and Risk of Brain Tumors: A Meta-analysis
J Natl Cancer Inst. 2007 Oct 17;99(20):1544-50. Epub 2007 Oct 9
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Mannion RJ, Wilby M, Godward S, Lyratzopoulos G, Laing RJ
The surgical management of metastatic spinal disease: prospective assessment and long-term follow-up
Br J Neurosurg. 2007 Dec;21(6):593-8

Nicola McCarthy
Tumour Stem Cells: Rooting out Resistance
Nature Reviews Cancer 6, 904-905 (December 2006); doi:10.1038/nrc2031
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Leonardo Mellibovsky, Mariona Bustamante, Pau Lluch, Xavier Nogues, Daniel Grinberg, Susana Balcells and Adolfo Diez-Perez
Bone Mass of a 113-Year-Old Man
J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2007 62: 794-795 (July 2007)
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Pack AM
Therapy insight: clinical management of pregnant women with epilepsy
Nat Clin Pract Neurol. 2006 Apr;2(4):190-200. Review
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Francesca Pentimalli
Cancer Stem Cells: BMPs on the Brain
Nature Reviews Cancer 7, 4 (January 2007) | doi:10.1038/nrc2065
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Polkinghorn WR, Tarbell NJ
Medulloblastoma: Tumorigenesis, Current Clinical Paradigm, and Efforts to Improve Risk Stratification
Nat Clin Pract Oncol. 2007 May; 4(5):295-304
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Nader Pouratian, Ashok Asthagiri, Jay Jagannathan, Mark E Shaffrey and David Schiff
Surgery Insight: The Role of Surgery in the Management of Low-Grade Gliomas
Nature Clinical Practice Neurology 3, 628-639, November 2007 Volume 3 No 11
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Leland Rogers, M.D. and Minesh Mehta, M.D.
Role of Radiation Therapy in Treating Intracranial Meningiomas
Neurosurg Focus.  2007 Oct ;23(4):E4
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Patricia S Steeg; Dan Theodorescu
Metastasis: A Therapeutic Target for Cancer
Nat Clin Pract Oncol.  2008;5(4):206-219. Published online: 5 February 2008
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Walter Stummer, M.D.
Mechanisms of Tumor-related Brain Edema
Neurosurg Focus.  2007 May; 22(5):E8
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Children's Corner

Elisabetta Mancini Camporeale
Il Dono
(The Gift) 
BrainLife, 9 May 2008
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