Brain Tumor Reports

Volume 11 Number 4
April 2009

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Wakabayashi T, Natsume A, Hatano H, Fujii M, Shimato S, Ito M, Ohno M, Ito S, Ogura M, Yoshida J
p16 promoter methylation in the serum as a basis for the molecular diagnosis of gliomas
Neurosurgery. 2009 Mar;64(3):455-61


Khurana VG, Teo C, Kundi M, Hardell L, Carlberg M
Cell phones and brain tumors: a review including the long-term epidemiologic data
Surg Neurol. 2009 Mar 26;. [Epub ahead of print]

Shibui S, Nomura K.
Statistical Analysis of Pineal Tumors Based on the Data of Brain Tumor Registry of Japan
Prog Neurol Surg. 2009;23:1-11. Epub 2009 Mar 23

Etiology & Pathogenesis

Basanta D, Simon M, Hatzikirou H, Deutsch A
Evolutionary game theory elucidates the role of glycolysis in glioma progression and invasion
Cell Prolif. 2008 Dec;41(6):980-7. Published Online: 18 Nov 2008
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Gan HK, Kaye AH, Luwor RB
The EGFRvIII variant in glioblastoma multiforme
J Clin Neurosci. 2009 Mar 24;. [Epub ahead of print]

Garrè ML, Cama A, Bagnasco F, Morana G, Giangaspero F, Brisigotti M, Gambini C, Forni M, Rossi A, Haupt R, Nozza P, Barra S, Piatelli G, Viglizzo G, Capra V, Bruno W, Pastorino L, Massimino M, Tumolo M, Fidani P, Dallorso S, Schumacher RF, Milanaccio C, Pietsch T
Medulloblastoma Variants: Age-Dependent Occurrence and Relation to Gorlin Syndrome--A New Clinical Perspective
Clin Cancer Res. 2009 Mar 10. [Epub ahead of print]

Martin M
Can game theory explain invasive tumor metabolism?
J Natl Cancer Inst. 2009 Feb 18;101(4):220-2. Epub 2009 Feb 10
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Pàez-Ribes M, Allen E, Hudock J, Takeda T, Okuyama H, Viñals F, Inoue M, Bergers G, Hanahan D, Casanovas O.
Antiangiogenic therapy elicits malignant progression of tumors to increased local invasion and distant metastasis.
Cancer Cell. 2009 Mar 3;15(3):220-31°
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Tuettenberg J, Grobholz R, Seiz M, Brockmann MA, Lohr F, Wenz F, Vajkoczy P.
Recurrence pattern in glioblastoma multiforme patients treated with anti-angiogenic chemotherapy
J Cancer Res Clin Oncol. 2009 Mar 10. [Epub ahead of print]°
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Integrative Medicine

Caprile T, Salazar K, Astuya A, Cisternas P, Silva-Alvarez C, Montecinos H, Millán C, de Los Angeles García M, Nualart F
The Na+-dependent L-ascorbic acid transporter SVCT2 expressed in brainstem cells, neurons, and neuroblastoma cells is inhibited by flavonoids
J Neurochem. 2009 Feb;108(3):563-77. Epub 2008 Nov 19
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Overall Management

Grahovac G, Tomac D, Lambasa S, Zoric A, Habek M.
Cerebellar glioblastomas: pathophysiology, clinical presentation and management
Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2009 Mar 25;. [Epub ahead of print]

Gutenberg A, Schulten HJ, Gunawan B, Ludwig HC, Brück W, Larsen J, Rohde V.
CNS tumor 22 years after spinal neuroblastoma IV: diagnostic dilemma between recurrence and secondary malignancy
Pediatr Neurosurg. 2009;45(1):61-8. Epub 2009 Mar 4

Milano GM, Cerri C, Ferruzzi V, Capolsini I, Mastrodicasa E, Genitori L, Aversa F
Congenital glioblastoma
Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2009 Mar 23;. [Epub ahead of print]

Scoccianti S, Detti B, Meattini I, Iannalfi A, Sardaro A, Leonulli BG, Martinelli F, Bordi L, Pellicanò G, Biti G
Symptomatic leptomeningeal and intramedullary metastases from intracranial glioblastoma multiforme: a case report
Tumori. 2008 Nov-Dec;94(6):877-81

Vivier J, Bardien S, Van der Merwe L, Brusnicky J, Zaharie D, Keyser R, Hewlett R, de Jong G, Hartzenberg B
A study of meningiomas in South Africa: investigating a correlation between clinical presentation, histopathology and genetic markers
Br J Neurosurg. 2009 Feb;23(1):63-70


Chang EF, Clark A, Jensen RL, Bernstein M, Guha A, Carrabba G, Mukhopadhyay D, Kim W, Liau LM, Chang SM, Smith JS, Berger MS, McDermott MW
Multiinstitutional validation of the University of California at San Francisco Low-Grade Glioma Prognostic Scoring System
J Neurosurg. 2009 Mar 6. [Epub ahead of print]

Gabeau-Lacet D, Aghi M, Betensky RA, Barker FG, Loeffler JS, Louis DN
Bone involvement predicts poor outcome in atypical meningioma
J Neurosurg. 2009 Mar 6. [Epub ahead of print]

Hoff KV, Hinkes B, Gerber NU, Deinlein F, Mittler U, Urban C, Benesch M, Warmuth-Metz M, Soerensen N, Zwiener I, Goette H, Schlegel PG, Pietsch T, Kortmann RD, Kuehl J, Rutkowski S
Long-term outcome and clinical prognostic factors in children with medulloblastoma treated in the prospective randomised multicentre trial HIT'91
Eur J Cancer. 2009 Feb 26. [Epub ahead of print]

Hutterer M
Elderly Patients with Glioblastoma Multiforme - An Underestimated Subpopulation?
Neuroepidemiology. 2009 Mar 27;33(1):23-24. [Epub ahead of print]°
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Kita D, Ciernik IF, Vaccarella S, Franceschi S, Kleihues P, Lütolf UM, Ohgaki H.
Age as a Predictive Factor in Glioblastomas: Population-Based Study
Neuroepidemiology. 2009 Mar 27;33(1):17-22. [Epub ahead of print]

Minehan KJ, Brown PD, Scheithauer BW, Krauss WE, Wright MP
Prognosis and treatment of spinal cord astrocytoma
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2009 Mar 1;73(3):727-33. Epub 2008 Aug 5

Pfister S, Remke M, Benner A, Mendrzyk F, Toedt G, Felsberg J, Wittmann A, Devens F, Gerber NU, Joos S, Kulozik A, Reifenberger G, Rutkowski S, Wiestler OD, Radlwimmer B, Scheurlen W, Lichter P, Korshunov A.
Outcome prediction in pediatric medulloblastoma based on DNA copy-number aberrations of chromosomes 6q and 17q and the MYC and MYCN loci
J Clin Oncol. 2009 Apr 1;27(10):1627-36. Epub 2009 Mar 2

Riffaud L, Saikali S, Leray E, Hamlat A, Haegelen C, Vauleon E, Lesimple T.
Survival and prognostic factors in a series of adults with medulloblastomas.
J Neurosurg. 2009 Sep;111(3):478-87.
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Sperduto CM, Chakravarti A, Aldape K, Burger P, Papermaster GB, Sperduto P
Twenty-Year Survival In Glioblastoma: A Case Report And Molecular Profile
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2009 Mar 25. [Epub ahead of print]°

Stupp R, Hegi ME, Mason WP, van den Bent MJ, Taphoorn MJ, Janzer RC, Ludwin SK, Allgeier A, Fisher B, Belanger K, Hau P, Brandes AA, Gijtenbeek J, Marosi C, Vecht CJ, Mokhtari K, Wesseling P, Villa S, Eisenhauer E, Gorlia T, Weller M, Lacombe D, Cairncross JG, Mirimanoff RO; European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer Brain Tumour and Radiation Oncology Groups; National Cancer Institute of Canada Clinical Trials Group.
Effects of radiotherapy with concomitant and adjuvant temozolomide versus radiotherapy alone on survival in glioblastoma in a randomised phase III study: 5-year analysis of the EORTC-NCIC trial.
Lancet Oncol. 2009 May;10(5):459-66. Epub 2009 Mar 9.
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Tibbetts KM, Emnett RJ, Gao F, Perry A, Gutmann DH, Leonard JR.
Histopathologic predictors of pilocytic astrocytoma event-free survival
Acta Neuropathol. 2009 Mar 7;. [Epub ahead of print]

Videtic GM, Reddy CA, Chao ST, Rice TW, Adelstein DJ, Barnett GH, Mekhail TM, Vogelbaum MA, Suh JH.
Gender, Race, and Survival: A Study in Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer Brain Metastases Patients Utilizing the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group Recursive Partitioning Analysis Classification
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2009 Mar 25;. [Epub ahead of print]

Zuzak TJ, Poretti A, Drexel B, Zehnder D, Boltshauser E, Grotzer MA
Outcome of children with low-grade cerebellar astrocytoma: long-term complications and quality of life
Childs Nerv Syst. 2008 Dec;24(12):1447-55. Epub 2008 Aug 9

Psychosocial Aspects

Litofsky NS, Resnick AG
The relationships between depression and brain tumors
J Neurooncol. 2009 Mar 5;. [Epub ahead of print]

Villano JL, Mlinarevich N, Watson KS, Engelhard HH, Anderson-Shaw L
Aggression in a patient with primary brain tumor: ethical implications for best management
J Neurooncol. 2009 Mar 8. [Epub ahead of print]

Wong J, Hird A, Zhang L, Tsao M, Sinclair E, Barnes E, Danjoux C, Chow E
Symptoms and Quality of Life in Cancer Patients With Brain Metastases Following Palliative Radiotherapy
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2009 Feb 19. [Epub ahead of print]

Stem Cells

Annabi B, Laflamme C, Sina A, Lachambre MP, Béliveau R.
A MT1-MMP/NF-kappaB signaling axis as a checkpoint controller of COX-2 expression in CD133+ U87 glioblastoma cells
J Neuroinflammation. 2009 Mar 9;6:8
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Annabi B, Lachambre MP, Plouffe K, Sartelet H, Béliveau R
Modulation of invasive properties of CD133(+) glioblastoma stem cells: A role for MT1-MMP in bioactive lysophospholipid signaling
Mol Carcinog. 2009 Mar 26;. [Epub ahead of print]

Bexell D, Gunnarsson S, Siesjö P, Bengzon J, Darabi A
CD133+ and nestin+ tumor-initiating cells dominate in N29 and N32 experimental gliomas
Int J Cancer. 2009 Feb 3. [Epub ahead of print]

Castriconi R, Daga A, Dondero A, Zona G, Poliani PL, Melotti A, Griffero F, Marubbi D, Spaziante R, Bellora F, Moretta L, Moretta A, Corte G, Bottino C
NK cells recognize and kill human glioblastoma cells with stem cell-like properties
J Immunol. 2009 Mar 15;182(6):3530-9

Li Z, Wang H, Eyler CE, Rich JN
Turning cancer stem cells inside-out: an exploration of glioma stem cell signaling pathways
J Biol Chem. 2009 Mar 13;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Piccirillo SG, Combi R, Cajola L, Patrizi A, Redaelli S, Bentivegna A, Baronchelli S, Maira G, Pollo B, Mangiola A, Dimeco F, Dalprà L, Vescovi AL.
Distinct pools of cancer stem-like cells coexist within human glioblastomas and display different tumorigenicity and independent genomic evolution
Oncogene. 2009 Mar 16. [Epub ahead of print]°

Rich JN, Eyler CE
Cancer Stem Cells in Brain Tumor Biology
Cold Spring Harb Symp Quant Biol. 2009 Mar 27; [Epub ahead of print]

Sasportas LS, Kasmieh R, Wakimoto H, Hingtgen S, van de Water JA, Mohapatra G, Figueiredo JL, Martuza RL, Weissleder R, Shah K
Assessment of therapeutic efficacy and fate of engineered human mesenchymal stem cells for cancer therapy
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Mar 24;106(12):4822-7. Epub 2009 Mar 5

Yao Y, Tang X, Li S, Mao Y, Zhou L
Brain tumor stem cells: view from cell proliferation
Surg Neurol. 2009 Mar;71(3):274-9

Yao Y, Tao R, Wang X, Wang Y, Mao Y, Zhou L
B7-H1 is correlated with the malignancy grade of gliomas but it is not the privilege of tumor stem-like cells
Neuro Oncol. 2009 Mar 5;. [Epub ahead of print]


Clinical Investigations

Asano K, Nakano T, Takeda T, Ohkuma H
Risk factors for postoperative systemic complications in elderly patients with brain tumors
J Neurosurg. 2009 Mar 6. [Epub ahead of print]

Bien E, Stachowicz-Stencel T, Szalewska M, Krawczyk M, Synakiewicz A, Dubaniewicz-Wybieralska M, Zielinski P, Adamkiewicz-Drozynska E, Balcerska A
Poor-risk high-grade gliomas in three survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia-an overview of causative factors and possible therapeutic options
Childs Nerv Syst. 2009 Mar 20. [Epub ahead of print]

Biswas T, Okunieff P, Schell MC, Smudzin T, Pilcher WH, Bakos RS, Vates GE, Walter KA, Wensel A, Korones DN, Milano MT
Stereotactic radiosurgery for glioblastoma: retrospective analysis
Radiat Oncol. 2009 Mar 17;4:11
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Bruna J, González L, Miró J, Velasco R, Gil M, Tortosa A; Neuro-Oncology Unit of the Institute of Biomedical Investigation of Bellvitge
Leptomeningeal carcinomatosis: prognostic implications of clinical and cerebrospinal fluid features
Cancer. 2009 Jan 15;115(2):381-9.

Chamberlain MC
Cilengitide: Does It Really Represent a New Targeted Therapy for Recurrent Glioblastoma?
J Clin Oncol. 2009 Mar 2. [Epub ahead of print]
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Fox BD, Patel A, Suki D, Rao G
Surgical management of metastatic sarcoma to the brain
J Neurosurg. 2009 Jan;110(1):181-6

Henderson FC, McCool K, Seigle J, Jean W, Harter W, Gagnon GJ
Treatment of chordomas with CyberKnife: georgetown university experience and treatment recommendations
Neurosurgery. 2009 Feb;64(2 Suppl):A44-53.

Huang F, Alrefae M, Langleben A, Roberge D
Prophylactic cranial irradiation in advanced breast cancer: a case for caution
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2009 Mar 1;73(3):752-8. Epub 2008 Oct 26

Laigle-Donadey F, Dehais C, Mazeron JJ, Sanson M
Association of radiotherapy and chemotherapy-targeted therapies in glioblastomas
Bull Cancer. 2009 Mar 1;96(3):291-297

Lind JS, Lagerwaard FJ, Smit EF, Senan S
Phase I Study of Concurrent Whole Brain Radiotherapy and Erlotinib for Multiple Brain Metastases from Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2009 Mar 14. [Epub ahead of print]

Neuhaus T, Ko Y, Muller RP, Grabenbauer GG, Hedde JP, Schueller H, Kocher M, Stier S, Fietkau R
A phase III trial of topotecan and whole brain radiation therapy for patients with CNS-metastases due to lung cancer
Br J Cancer. 2009 Jan 27;100(2):291-7. Epub 2009 Jan 6

Park SH, Hwang SK, Kang DH, Lee SH, Park J, Hwang JH, Hamm IS, Park YM
Gamma knife radiosurgery for multiple brain metastases from lung cancer
J Clin Neurosci. 2009 May;16(5):626-9. Epub 2009 Mar 5

Pouratian N, Crowley RW, Sherman JH, Jagannathan J, Sheehan JP
Gamma Knife radiosurgery after radiation therapy as an adjunctive treatment for glioblastoma
J Neurooncol. 2009 Mar 29;. [Epub ahead of print]

Reardon DA, Fink KL, Mikkelsen T, Cloughesy TF, O'Neill A, Plotkin S, Glantz M, Ravin P, Raizer JJ, Rich KM, Schiff D, Shapiro WR, Burdette-Radoux S, Dropcho EJ, Wittemer SM, Nippgen J, Picard M, Nabors LB
Randomized phase II study of cilengitide, an integrin-targeting arginine-glycine-aspartic acid peptide, in recurrent glioblastoma multiforme
J Clin Oncol. 2008 Dec 1;26(34):5610-7. Epub 2008 Nov 3
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Würdinger T, Tannous BA.
Glioma angiogenesis: Towards novel RNA therapeutics
Cell Adh Migr. 2009 Apr 22;3(2). [Epub ahead of print]

Wen PY, Yung WK, Lamborn KR, Norden AD, Cloughesy TF, Abrey LE, Fine HA, Chang SM, Robins HI, Fink K, Deangelis LM, Mehta M, Di Tomaso E, Drappatz J, Kesari S, Ligon KL, Aldape K, Jain RK, Stiles CD, Egorin MJ, Prados MD
Phase II study of imatinib mesylate (Gleevec(R)) for recurrent meningiomas (North American Brain Tumor Consortium Study 01-08)
Neuro Oncol. 2009 Mar 17; [Epub ahead of print]

Winer E, Gralow J, Diller L, Karlan B, Loehrer P, Pierce L, Demetri G, Ganz P, Kramer B, Kris M, Markman M, Mayer R, Pfister D, Raghavan D, Ramsey S, Reaman G, Sandler H, Sawaya R, Schuchter L, Sweetenham J, Vahdat L, Schilsky RL; American Society of Clinical Oncology
Clinical cancer advances 2008: major research advances in cancer treatment, prevention, and screening--a report from the American Society of Clinical Oncology
J Clin Oncol. 2009 Feb 10;27(5):812-26. Epub 2008 Dec 22°
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