Brain Tumor Reports

Volume 11 Number 1
January 2009

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Komotar RJ, Zacharia BE, Sughrue ME, Mocco J, Carson BS, Tihan T, Otten ML, Burger PC, Garvin JH, Khandji AG, Anderson RC
Magnetic resonance imaging characteristics of pilomyxoid astrocytoma
Neurol Res. 2008 Nov;30(9):945-51. Epub 2008 Jul 25

Majós C, Aguilera C, Alonso J, Julià-Sapé M, Castañer S, Sánchez JJ, Samitier A, León A, Rovira A, Arús C
Proton MR Spectroscopy Improves Discrimination between Tumor and Pseudotumoral Lesion in Solid Brain Masses
AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2008 Dec 18; [Epub ahead of print]
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Schaller BJ, Cornelius JF, Sandu N, Buchfelder M.
Molecular imaging of brain tumors personal experience and review of the literature
Curr Mol Med. 2008 Dec;8(8):711-26

Seiz M, Dimitrakopoulou-Strauss A, Schubert GA, Weinmann C, Strauss LG, Eisenhut M, Tuettenberg J.
Differentiation between malignant transformation and tumour recurrence by (68)Ga-bombesin and (18)F-FDG-PET, in patients with low grade gliomas
Hell J Nucl Med. 2008 Sep-Dec;11(3):149-52

Swanson KR, Chakraborty G, Wang CH, Rockne R, Harpold HL, Muzi M, Adamsen TC, Krohn KA, Spence AM
Complementary but Distinct Roles for MRI and 18F-Fluoromisonidazole PET in the Assessment of Human Glioblastomas
J Nucl Med. 2008 Dec 17; [Epub ahead of print]


Kaderali Z, Lamberti-Pasculli M, Rutka JT
The changing epidemiology of paediatric brain tumours: a review from the Hospital for Sick Children
Childs Nerv Syst. 2008 Dec 11; [Epub ahead of print]

Ohgaki H.
Epidemiology of brain tumors
Methods Mol Biol. 2009;472:323-42. December 24, 2008

Reilly KM
Brain tumor susceptibility: the role of genetic factors and uses of mouse models to unravel risk
Brain Pathol. 2009 Jan;19(1):121-31
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Etiology & Pathogenesis

Benzagmout M, Boujraf S, Oulali N, Chbani L, Amarti A, Chakour K, Chaoui Mel F
Intradural extramedullary ependymoma: is there constantly a hormonal relationship?
Surg Neurol. 2008 Nov;70(5):536-8. Published online 21 January 2008

Freire P, Vilela M, Deus H, Kim YW, Koul D, Colman H, Aldape KD, Bogler O, Yung WK, Coombes K, Mills GB, Vasconcelos AT, Almeida JS
Exploratory analysis of the copy number alterations in glioblastoma multiforme
PLoS ONE. 2008;3(12):e4076. Published: December 30, 2008
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Jesien-Lewandowicz E, Jesionek-Kupnicka D, Zawlik I, Szybka M, Kulczycka-Wojdala D, Rieske P, Sieruta M, Jaskolski D, Och W, Skowronski W, Sikorska B, Potemski P, Papierz W, Liberski PP, Kordek R.
High incidence of MGMT promoter methylation in primary glioblastomas without correlation with TP53 gene mutations
Cancer Genet Cytogenet. 2009 Jan 15;188(2):77-82

Michaelis M, Doerr HW, Cinatl J
The story of human cytomegalovirus and cancer: increasing evidence and open questions
Neoplasia. 2009 Jan;11(1):1-9
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Osawa H, Smith CA, Ra YS, Kongkham P, Rutka JT
The role of the membrane cytoskeleton crosslinker ezrin in medulloblastoma cells
Neuro Oncol. 2008 Dec 16; [Epub ahead of print]

Santandreu FM, Brell M, Gene AH, Guevara R, Oliver J, Couce ME, Roca P
Differences in mitochondrial function and antioxidant systems between regions of human glioma
Cell Physiol Biochem. 2008;22(5-6):757-68. Epub 2008 Dec 9
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Overall Management

Adeleye AO, Fellig Y, Umansky F, Shoshan Y
Rapid growth of primary cerebral fibrosarcoma with conversion to glioblastoma at second recurrence
J Neurooncol. 2008 Dec 10. [Epub ahead of print]

Hur H, Jung S, Jung TY, Kim IY.
Cerebellar glioblastoma multiforme in an adult
J Korean Neurosurg Soc. 2008 Apr 20;43(4):194-7
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Psychosocial Aspects

Struik K, Klein M, Heimans JJ, Gielissen MF, Bleijenberg G, Taphoorn MJ, Reijneveld JC, Postma TJ
Fatigue in low-grade glioma
J Neurooncol. 2008 Dec 9. [Epub ahead of print]
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Stem Cells

Chua C, Zaiden N, Chong KH, See SJ, Wong MC, Ang BT, Tang C
Characterization of a side population of astrocytoma cells in response to temozolomide
J Neurosurg. 2008 Nov;109(5):856-66
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Harris MA, Yang H, Low BE, Mukherje J, Guha A, Bronson RT, Shultz LD, Israel MA, Yun K
Cancer stem cells are enriched in the side population cells in a mouse model of glioma
Cancer Res. 2008 Dec 15;68(24):10051-9
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Jin F, Li HS, Zhao L, Wei YJ, Zhang H, Guo YJ, Pang R, Jiang XB, Zhao HY.
Expression of anti-apoptotic and multi-drug resistance-associated protein genes in cancer stem cell isolated from TJ905 glioblastoma multiforme cell line
Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi. 2008 Aug 26;88(33):2312-6

Loja T, Chlapek P, Kuglik P, Pesakova M, Oltova A, Cejpek P, Veselska R
Characterization of a GM7 glioblastoma cell line showing CD133 positivity and both cytoplasmic and nuclear localization of nestin
Oncol Rep. 2009 Jan;21(1):119-27

Pallini R, Ricci-Vitiani L, Banna GL, Signore M, Lombardi D, Todaro M, Stassi G, Martini M, Maira G, Larocca LM, De Maria R
Cancer stem cell analysis and clinical outcome in patients with glioblastoma multiforme
Clin Cancer Res. 2008 Dec 15;14(24):8205-12


Clinical Investigations

Aghakhani N, David P, Parker F, Lacroix C, Benoudiba F, Tadie M
Intramedullary spinal ependymomas: analysis of a consecutive series of 82 adult cases with particular attention to patients with no preoperative neurological deficit
Neurosurgery. 2008 Jun;62(6):1279-85

Ausman JI
Does gross total removal of a brain tumor produce greater longevity?
Surg Neurol. 2009 Jan;71(1):154. Available online 11 December 2008
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Blumenthal DT, Won M, Mehta MP, Curran WJ, Souhami L, Michalski JM, Rogers CL, Corn BW.
Short Delay in Initiation of Radiotherapy May Not Affect Outcome of Patients With Glioblastoma: A Secondary Analysis From the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group Database
J Clin Oncol. 2008 Dec 29; [Epub ahead of print]

Chamberlain MC, Raizer J.
Extended exposure to alkylator chemotherapy: delayed appearance of myelodysplasia
J Neurooncol. 2008 Dec 20; [Epub ahead of print]

Chamberlain MC, Glantz MJ
CPT-11 for recurrent temozolomide-refractory 1p19q co-deleted anaplastic oligodendroglioma
J Neurooncol. 2008 Sep;89(2):231-8. Epub 2008 May 15

Duntze J, Litré CF, Bajolet O, Theret E, Eap C, Peruzzi P, Rousseaux P.
Clostridial brain abscess after glioblastoma resection: Case report and critical review of the literature
Neurochirurgie. 2008 Dec 16

Franceschi E, Tosoni A, Brandes AA
Adjuvant temozolomide: how long and how much?
Expert Rev Anticancer Ther. 2008 May;8(5):663-5
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Gandola L, Massimino M, Cefalo G, Solero C, Spreafico F, Pecori E, Riva D, Collini P, Pignoli E, Giangaspero F, Luksch R, Berretta S, Poggi G, Biassoni V, Ferrari A, Pollo B, Favre C, Sardi I, Terenziani M, Fossati-Bellani F
Hyperfractionated Accelerated Radiotherapy in the Milan Strategy for Metastatic Medulloblastoma
J Clin Oncol. 2008 Dec 15. [Epub ahead of print]

Iwamoto FM, Reiner AS, Panageas KS, Elkin EB, Abrey LE
Patterns of care in elderly glioblastoma patients
Ann Neurol. 2008 Dec 23;64(6):628-34

Kreisl TN, Kim L, Moore K, Duic P, Royce C, Stroud I, Garren N, Mackey M, Butman JA, Camphausen K, Park J, Albert PS, Fine HA
Phase II Trial of Single-Agent Bevacizumab Followed by Bevacizumab Plus Irinotecan at Tumor Progression in Recurrent Glioblastoma
J Clin Oncol. 2008 Dec 29; [Epub ahead of print]

Noël G, Quetin P, Heymann S, Karamanoukian D, Schott R.
Waiting times do not negatively modify outcome of patients with multiform glioblastoma
Cancer Radiother. 2008 Dec 16

Patel M, Siddiqui F, Jin JY, Mikkelsen T, Rosenblum M, Movsas B, Ryu S.
Salvage reirradiation for recurrent glioblastoma with radiosurgery: radiographic response and improved survival.
J Neurooncol. 2009 Apr;92(2):185-91. Epub 2008 Dec 9.
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Pavelka Z, Brichtová E, Kren L, Skotáková J, Oltová A, Slampa P, Zitterbart K, Stĕrba J
Radiotherapy induced glioblastoma in a child previously treated for cerebellar medulloblastoma (case report and review of the literature)
Klin Onkol. 2008;21(1):31-4

Prados MD, Chang SM, Butowski N, Deboer R, Parvataneni R, Carliner H, Kabuubi P, Ayers-Ringler J, Rabbitt J, Page M, Fedoroff A, Sneed PK, Berger MS, McDermott MW, Parsa AT, Vandenberg S, James CD, Lamborn KR, Stokoe D, Haas-Kogan DA
Phase II Study of Erlotinib Plus Temozolomide During and After Radiation Therapy in Patients With Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma Multiforme or Gliosarcoma
J Clin Oncol. 2008 Dec 15. [Epub ahead of print]

Rades D, Kueter JD, Veninga T, Gliemroth J, Schild SE
Whole brain radiotherapy plus stereotactic radiosurgery (WBRT+SRS) versus surgery plus whole brain radiotherapy (OP+WBRT) for 1-3 brain metastases: Results of a matched pair analysis
Eur J Cancer. 2008 Dec 4. [Epub ahead of print]

Sarin H, Kanevsky AS, Wu H, Brimacombe KR, Fung SH, Sousa AA, Auh S, Wilson CM, Sharma K, Aronova MA, Leapman RD, Griffiths GL, Hall MD
Effective transvascular delivery of nanoparticles across the blood-brain tumor barrier into malignant glioma cells
J Transl Med. 2008 Dec 18;6(1):80. [Epub ahead of print]
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Wang CH, Hsu TR, Wong TT, Chang KP
Efficacy of temozolomide for recurrent embryonal brain tumors in children
Childs Nerv Syst. 2008 Dec 24. [Epub ahead of print]

Wen PY
New developments in targeted molecular therapies for glioblastoma
Expert Rev Anticancer Ther. 2009 Jan;9(1):7-10
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Yoo H, Kim YZ, Nam BH, Shin SH, Yang HS, Lee JS, Zo JI, Lee SH
Reduced local recurrence of a single brain metastasis through microscopic total resection
J Neurosurg. 2008 Dec 12; [Epub ahead of print]

Children's Corner

Elisabetta Mancini Camporeale
Il volo di Pietro (Pietro’s flight)
BrainLife, Published 1 January 2009
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