Brain Tumor Reports

Volume 11 Number 2
February 2009

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Sade B, Lee JH
Ventral petrous meningiomas: unique tumors
Surg Neurol. 2009 Jan 14. [Epub ahead of print]


Hall WA, Kim P, Truwit CL.
Functional magnetic resonance imaging-guided brain tumor resection
Top Magn Reson Imaging. 2009 Jan;19(4):205-12

Nabavi A, Goebel S, Doerner L, Warneke N, Ulmer S, Mehdorn M.
Awake craniotomy and intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging: patient selection, preparation, and technique
Top Magn Reson Imaging. 2009 Jan;19(4):191-6


Bogarin R, Steinbok P
Growth hormone treatment and risk of recurrence or progression of brain tumors in children: a review
Childs Nerv Syst. 2009 Jan 14. [Epub ahead of print]

Derr RL, Ye X, Islas MU, Desideri S, Saudek CD, Grossman SA
Association Between Hyperglycemia and Survival in Patients With Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma
J Clin Oncol. 2009 Jan 12. [Epub ahead of print]

Etiology & Pathogenesis

Hong TM, Teng LJ, Shun CT, Peng MC, Tsai JC
Induced interleukin-8 expression in gliomas by tumor-associated macrophages
J Neurooncol. 2009 Jan 21. [Epub ahead of print]

McNally RJ, Bithell JF, Vincent TJ, Murphy MF
Space-time clustering of childhood cancer around the residence at birth
Int J Cancer. 2009 Jan 15;124(2):449-55

Rodriguez FJ, Giannini C, Asmann YW, Sharma MK, Perry A, Tibbetts KM, Jenkins RB, Scheithauer BW, Anant S, Jenkins S, Eberhart CG, Sarkaria JN, Gutmann DH
Gene expression profiling of NF-1-associated and sporadic pilocytic astrocytoma identifies aldehyde dehydrogenase 1 family member L1 (ALDH1L1) as an underexpressed candidate biomarker in aggressive subtypes
J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 2008 Dec;67(12):1194-204

Integrative Medicine

Zhang FJ, Yang JY, Mou YH, Sun BS, Ping YF, Wang JM, Bian XW, Wu CF.
Inhibition of U-87 human glioblastoma cell proliferation and formyl peptide receptor function by oligomer procyanidins (F2) isolated from grape seeds
Chem Biol Interact. 2009 Jan 10;. [Epub ahead of print]

Overall Management

Arsene D, Ardeleanu C, Ogrezeanu I, Danaila L
Angiocentric glioma: presentation of two cases with dissimilar histology
Clin Neuropathol. 2008 Nov-Dec;27(6):391-5

Choi WC, Lee JH, Lee SH
Spinal cord glioblastoma multiforme of conus medullaris masquerading as high lumbar disk herniation
Surg Neurol. 2009 Feb;71(2):234-7. Available online 20 January 2009

Cunliffe CH, Fischer I, Monoky D, Law M, Revercomb C, Elrich S, Kopp MJ, Zagzag D.
Intracranial lesions mimicking neoplasms
Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2009 Jan;133(1):101-23
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Kim YJ, Lee SK, Cho MK, Kim YJ.
Intraventricular glioblastoma multiforme with previous history of intracerebral hemorrhage: a case report
J Korean Neurosurg Soc. 2008 Dec;44(6):405-8
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Prayson RA
Lipomatous supratentorial primitive neuroectodermal tumor with glioblastomatous differentiation
Ann Diagn Pathol. 2009 Feb;13(1):36-40. Published online 8 October 2007

Sánchez-Herrera F, Castro-Sierra E, Gordillo-Domínguez LF, Vaca-Ruiz MA, Santana-Montero B, Perezpeña-Diazconti M, González-Carranza V, Torres-García S, Chico-Ponce de León F
Glioblastoma multiforme in children: experience at Hospital Infantil de Mexico Federico Gomez
Childs Nerv Syst. 2009 Jan 16. [Epub ahead of print]

Tan CC, Gonzales M, Veitch A
Clinical implications of the infratentorial rosette-forming glioneuronal tumor: case report
Neurosurgery. 2008 Jul;63(1):E175-6

Turola MC, Schivalocchi R, Ramponi V, De Vito A, Nanni MG, Frivoli GF.
A rare case of multicentric synchronous bifrontal glioma in a young female. Diagnostic and therapeutic problems: a case report
Cases J. 2009 Jan 23;2(1):81. [Epub ahead of print]
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Wolfe SQ, Bruce J, Morcos JJ
Pituicytoma: case report
Neurosurgery. 2008 Jul;63(1):E173-4


Aghi MK, Carter BS, Cosgrove GR, Ojemann RG, Amin-Hanjani S, Martuza RL, Curry WT Jr, Barker FG 2nd
Long-term recurrence rates of atypical meningiomas after gross total resection with or without postoperative adjuvant radiation
Neurosurgery. 2009 Jan;64(1):56-60

Lin Y, Jiang T, Zhou K, Xu L, Chen B, Li G, Qiu X, Jiang T, Zhang W, Song SW
Plasma IGFBP-2 levels predict clinical outcomes of patients with high-grade gliomas
Neuro Oncol. 2009 Jan 22. [Epub ahead of print]

Ogawa K, Yoshii Y, Shikama N, Nakamura K, Uno T, Onishi H, Itami J, Shioyama Y, Iraha S, Hyodo A, Toita T, Kakinohana Y, Tamaki W, Ito H, Murayama S
Spinal recurrence from intracranial germinoma: risk factors and treatment outcome for spinal recurrence
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2008 Dec 1;72(5):1347-54. Epub 2008 May 29

Park CK, Park SH, Lee SH, Kim CY, Kim DW, Paek SH, Kim DG, Heo DS, Kim IH, Jung HW
Methylation status of the MGMT gene promoter fails to predict the clinical outcome of glioblastoma patients treated with ACNU plus cisplatin
Neuropathology. 2009 Jan 6. [Epub ahead of print]
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Ruano Y, Ribalta T, de Lope AR, Campos-Martín Y, Fiaño C, Pérez-Magán E, Hernández-Moneo JL, Mollejo M, Meléndez B
Worse outcome in primary glioblastoma multiforme with concurrent epidermal growth factor receptor and p53 alteration
Am J Clin Pathol. 2009 Feb;131(2):257-63
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Sperduto CM, Watanabe Y, Mullan J, Hood T, Dyste G, Watts C, Bender GP, Sperduto P
A validation study of a new prognostic index for patients with brain metastases: the Graded Prognostic Assessment
J Neurosurg. 2008 Dec;109 Suppl:87-9

Psychosocial Aspects

Pietilä S, Mäkipernaa A, Sievänen H, Koivisto AM, Wigren T, Lenko HL.
Obesity and metabolic changes are common in young childhood brain tumor survivors
Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2009 Jan 22;. [Epub ahead of print]

Stem Cells

Chang CJ, Hsu CC, Yua MC, Chen KY, Tzao C, Wu WF, Chou HY, Lu KH, Chiou SH, Ma HI.
Enhanced radiosensitivity and radiation-induced apoptosis in glioma CD133-positive cells by knockdown of SirT1 expression
Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2009 Jan 21. [Epub ahead of print]

Januschke J, Gonzalez C
Drosophila asymmetric division, polarity and cancer
Oncogene. 2008 Nov 24;27(55):6994-7002

Kagalwala MN, Singh SK, Majumder S
Stemness Is Only a State of the Cell
Cold Spring Harb Symp Quant Biol. 2009 Jan 15. [Epub ahead of print]

Li G, Chen Z, Hu YD, Wei H, Li D, Ji H, Wang DL
Autocrine factors sustain glioblastoma stem cell self-renewal
Oncol Rep. 2009 Feb;21(2):419-24

Magge SN, Malik SZ, Royo NC, Chen HI, Yu L, Snyder EY, O'Rourke DM, Watson DJ.
Role of monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1/CCL2) in migration of neural progenitor cells toward glial tumors
J Neurosci Res. 2009 Jan 5;. [Epub ahead of print]

Rath P, Shi H, Maruniak JA, Litofsky NS, Maria BL, Kirk MD
Stem cells as vectors to deliver HSV/tk gene therapy for malignant gliomas
Curr Stem Cell Res Ther. 2009 Jan;4(1):44-9

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
Pten and p53 Converge on c-Myc to Control Differentiation, Self-renewal, and Transformation of Normal and Neoplastic Stem Cells in Glioblastoma
Cold Spring Harb Symp Quant Biol. 2009 Jan 15;. [Epub ahead of print]


Clinical Investigations

Bernstein SH, Unger JM, Leblanc M, Friedberg J, Miller TP, Fisher RI
Natural history of CNS relapse in patients with aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma: a 20-year follow-up analysis of SWOG 8516 -- the Southwest Oncology Group
J Clin Oncol. 2009 Jan 1;27(1):114-9. Epub 2008 Dec 1

Brandes AA, Tosoni A, Franceschi E, Blatt V, Santoro A, Faedi M, Amistà P, Gardiman M, Labianca R, Bianchini C, Ermani M, Reni M
Fotemustine as second-line treatment for recurrent or progressive glioblastoma after concomitant and/or adjuvant temozolomide: a phase II trial of Gruppo Italiano Cooperativo di Neuro-Oncologia (GICNO)
Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 2009 Jan 24;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Broniscer A, Baker SJ, Stewart CF, Merchant TE, Laningham FH, Schaiquevich P, Kocak M, Morris EB, Endersby R, Ellison DW, Gajjar A
Phase I and pharmacokinetic studies of erlotinib administered concurrently with radiotherapy for children, adolescents, and young adults with high-grade glioma
Clin Cancer Res. 2009 Jan 15;15(2):701-7

Chaskis C, Neyns B, Michotte A, De Ridder M, Everaert H
Pseudoprogression after radiotherapy with concurrent temozolomide for high-grade glioma: clinical observations and working recommendations
Surg Neurol. 2009 Jan 15. [Epub ahead of print]

Damek DM, Lillehei KO, Kleinschmidt-DeMasters BK
Aspergillus terreus brain abscess mimicking tumor progression in a patient with treated glioblastoma multiforme
Clin Neuropathol. 2008 Nov-Dec;27(6):400-7

Duffau H
A personal consecutive series of surgically treated 51 cases of insular WHO Grade II glioma: advances and limitations
J Neurosurg. 2009 Jan 9. [Epub ahead of print]

Ecke I, Petry F, Rosenberger A, Tauber S, Mönkemeyer S, Hess I, Dullin C, Kimmina S, Pirngruber J, Johnsen SA, Uhmann A, Nitzki F, Wojnowski L, Schulz-Schaeffer W, Witt O, Hahn H
Antitumor effects of a combined 5-aza-2'deoxycytidine and valproic acid treatment on rhabdomyosarcoma and medulloblastoma in Ptch mutant mice
Cancer Res. 2009 Feb 1;69(3):887-95. Epub 2009 Jan 20

Gutin PH, Iwamoto FM, Beal K, Mohile NA, Karimi S, Hou BL, Lymberis S, Yamada Y, Chang J, Abrey LE
Safety and Efficacy of Bevacizumab with Hypofractionated Stereotactic Irradiation for Recurrent Malignant Gliomas
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2009 Jan 22. [Epub ahead of print]

Kamoshima Y, Sawamura Y, Ikeda J, Shirato H, Aoyama H
Late recurrence and salvage therapy of CNS germinomas
J Neurooncol. 2008 Nov;90(2):205-11. Epub 2008 Jul 5

Kesari S, Schiff D, Drappatz J, Lafrankie D, Doherty L, Macklin EA, Muzikansky A, Santagata S, Ligon KL, Norden AD, Ciampa A, Bradshaw J, Levy B, Radakovic G, Ramakrishna N, Black PM, Wen PY
Phase II Study of Protracted Daily Temozolomide for Low-Grade Gliomas in Adults
Clin Cancer Res. 2009 Jan 1;15(1):330-337

Kim IY, Kondziolka D, Niranjan A, Flickinger JC, Lunsford LD
Gamma knife radiosurgery for metastatic brain tumors from thyroid cancer
J Neurooncol. 2009 Jan 13. [Epub ahead of print]

Kwon AK, Dibiase SJ, Wang B, Hughes SL, Milcarek B, Zhu Y
Hypofractionated stereotactic radiotherapy for the treatment of brain metastases
Cancer. 2009 Jan 8;115(4):890-898. [Epub ahead of print]

Lesimple T, Riffaud L, Frappaz D, Ben Hassel M, Gédouin D, Bay JO, Linassier C, Hamlat A, Piot G, Fabbro M, Saïkali S, Carsin B, Guégan Y
Topotecan in combination with radiotherapy in unresectable glioblastoma: a phase 2 study
J Neurooncol. 2009 Jan 13. [Epub ahead of print]

Milano MT, Katz AW, Schell MC, Philip A, Okunieff P
Descriptive analysis of oligometastatic lesions treated with curative-intent stereotactic body radiotherapy
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2008 Dec 1;72(5):1516-22. Epub 2008 May 21

Park DM, Shah DD, Egorin MJ, Beumer JH
Disposition of temozolomide in a patient with glioblastoma multiforme after gastric bypass surgery
J Neurooncol. 2009 Jan 6. [Epub ahead of print]

Park KJ, Kang SH, Lee HG, Chung YG
Olfactory neuroblastoma following treatment for pituitary adenoma
J Neurooncol. 2008 Nov;90(2):237-41. Epub 2008 Aug 5

Peca C, Pacelli R, Elefante A, Del Basso De Caro ML, Vergara P, Mariniello G, Giamundo A, Maiuri F.
Early clinical and neuroradiological worsening after radiotherapy and concomitant temozolomide in patients with glioblastoma: Tumour progression or radionecrosis?
Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2008 Dec 30. [Epub ahead of print]

Powell JW, Chung CT, Shah HR, Canute GW, Hodge CJ, Bassano DA, Liu L, Mitchell L, Hahn SS
Gamma Knife surgery in the management of radioresistant brain metastases in high-risk patients with melanoma, renal cell carcinoma, and sarcoma
J Neurosurg. 2008 Dec;109 Suppl:122-8

Rosso L, Brock CS, Gallo JM, Saleem A, Price PM, Turkheimer FE, Aboagye EO
A new model for prediction of drug distribution in tumor and normal tissues: pharmacokinetics of temozolomide in glioma patients
Cancer Res. 2009 Jan 1;69(1):120-7

Smith KA, Ashby LS, Gonzalez F, Brachman DG, Thomas T, Coons SW, Battaglia M, Scheck A
Prospective trial of gross-total resection with Gliadel wafers followed by early postoperative Gamma Knife radiosurgery and conformal fractionated radiotherapy as the initial treatment for patients with radiographically suspected, newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme
J Neurosurg. 2008 Dec;109 Suppl:106-17

Torcuator R, Zuniga R, Loutfi R, Mikkelsen T
Bevacizumab and irinotecan treatment for progressive diffuse brainstem glioma: case report
J Neurooncol. 2009 Jan 13. [Epub ahead of print]

Viani GA, Borges GM, Fonseca EC, De Fendi LI, Afonso SL, Stefano EJ
Whole brain radiotherapy with radiosensitizer for brain metastases: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
J Exp Clin Cancer Res. 2009 Jan 6;28(1):1. [Epub ahead of print]
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Watkins JM, Marshall DT, Patel S, Giglio P, Herrin AE, Garrett-Mayer E, Jenrette JM 3rd
High-dose radiotherapy to 78 Gy with or without temozolomide for high grade gliomas
J Neurooncol. 2009 Jan 14. [Epub ahead of print]

Wyszko E, Rolle K, Nowak S, Zukiel R, Nowak M, Piestrzeniewicz R, Gawronska I, Barciszewska MZ, Barciszewski J
A multivariate analysis of patients with brain tumors treated with ATN-RNA
Acta Pol Pharm. 2008 Nov-Dec;65(6):677-84