Brain Tumor Reports

Volume 11 Number 8
August 2009

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Galldiks N, Kracht LW, Berthold F, Miletic H, Klein JC, Herholz K, Jacobs AH, Heiss WD
[(11)C]-L: -Methionine positron emission tomography in the management of children and young adults with brain tumors
J Neurooncol. 2009 Jul 4. [Epub ahead of print]
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Hakko H, Räsänen P, Niemelä A, Koivukangas J, Mainio A
Season of tumor surgery in relation to deaths among brain tumor patients: does sunlight and month of surgery play a role in brain tumor deaths?
Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2009 Jul 2;. [Epub ahead of print]

Wöhrer A, Waldhör T, Heinzl H, Hackl M, Feichtinger J, Gruber-Mösenbacher U, Kiefer A, Maier H, Motz R, Reiner-Concin A, Richling B, Idriceanu C, Scarpatetti M, Sedivy R, Bankl HC, Stiglbauer W, Preusser M, Rössler K, Hainfellner JA
The Austrian Brain Tumour Registry: a cooperative way to establish a population-based brain tumour registry
J Neurooncol. 2009 Jun 28. [Epub ahead of print]

Etiology & Pathogenesis

Fabi A, Russillo M, Metro G, Vidiri A, DI Giovanni S, Cognetti F
Pseudoprogression and MGMT Status in Glioblastoma Patients: Implications in Clinical Practice
Anticancer Res. 2009 Jul;29(7):2607-10

Frosina G.
DNA repair and resistance of gliomas to chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
Mol Cancer Res. 2009 Jul;7(7):989-99
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Kaneshiro D, Kobayashi T, Chao ST, Suh J, Prayson RA
Chromosome 1p and 19q Deletions in Glioblastoma Multiforme
Appl Immunohistochem Mol Morphol. 2009 Jul 13;. [Epub ahead of print]

Lucio-Eterovic AK, Piao Y, de Groot JF.
Mediators of glioblastoma resistance and invasion during antivascular endothelial growth factor therapy.
in Cancer Res. 2009 Jul 15;15(14):4589-99. Epub 2009 Jun 30
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Martinez R, Martin-Subero JI, Rohde V, Kirsch M, Alaminos M, Fernandez AF, Ropero S, Schackert G, Esteller M
A microarray-based DNA methylation study of glioblastoma multiforme
Epigenetics. 2009 May 16;4(4):255-64
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Sasayama T, Nishihara M, Kondoh T, Hosoda K, Kohmura E
MicroRNA-10b is overexpressed in malignant glioma and associated with tumor invasive factors, uPAR and RhoC
Int J Cancer. 2009 Sep 15;125(6):1407-13. 2009 Apr 23. [Epub ahead of print]

Taillibert S, Vincent LA, Granger B, Marie Y, Carpentier C, Guillevin R, Bellanger A, Mokhtari K, Rousseau A, Psimaras D, Dehais C, Sierra del Rio M, Meng Y, Laigle-Donadey F, Hoang-Xuan K, Sanson M, Delattre JY
Pilocytic astrocytoma of the optic pathway: a tumour deriving from radial glia cells with a specific gene signature
Brain. 2009 Jun;132(Pt 6):1523-35. Epub 2009 Mar 31

Yip S, Miao J, Cahill DP, Iafrate AJ, Aldape K, Nutt CL, Louis DN.
MSH6 mutations arise in glioblastomas during temozolomide therapy and mediate temozolomide resistance
Clin Cancer Res. 2009 Jul 15;15(14):4622-9. Epub 2009 Jul 7

Integrative Medicine

Kim SR, Bae MK, Kim JY, Wee HJ, Yoo MA, Bae SK
Aspirin induces apoptosis through the blockade of IL-6-STAT3 signaling pathway in human glioblastoma A172 cells
Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2009 Jul 10;. [Epub ahead of print]

Overall Management

Bhattacharyya R, Sanyal D, Mukherjee B
Cerebral Malignancy Presenting with Post Stroke Depression
Psychiatr Q. 2009 Jul 11;. [Epub ahead of print]

Hall JR, Short SC
Management of Glioblastoma Multiforme in HIV Patients: a Case Series and Review of Published Studies
Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol). 2009 Jul 7;. [Epub ahead of print]

Karremann M, Pietsch T, Janssen G, Kramm CM, Wolff JE
Anaplastic ganglioglioma in children
J Neurooncol. 2009 Apr;92(2):157-63. Epub 2008 Nov 29

Marinovic T, Grahovac G, Habek M, Lambasa S, Tomac D
Simultaneous conus medullaris ependymoma and cerebellar astrocytoma in the same patient
Clin Neuropathol. 2009 May-Jun;28(3):173-6

Moiyadi A, Sridhar E, Jalali R
Intraventricular gliosarcoma: unusual location of an uncommon tumor
J Neurooncol. 2009 Jul 4;. [Epub ahead of print]

Moliterno JA, Sood S, Zambrano E, Kim JH, Piepmeier JM, Baehring JM
Intracranial benign fibrous histiocytomas: a case report and review
J Neurooncol. 2009 Apr;92(2):203-9. Epub 2008 Nov 22

Nayak L, Abrey LE, Iwamoto FM
Intracranial dural metastases
Cancer. 2009 May 1;115(9):1947-53

Rushing EJ, Smith AB, Smirniotopoulos JG, Douglas AF, Zeng W, Azumi N
Occult leptomeningeal large cell medulloblastoma in an adult
Clin Neuropathol. 2009 May-Jun;28(3):188-92


Armstrong GT, Liu Q, Yasui Y, Huang S, Ness KK, Leisenring W, Hudson MM, Donaldson SS, King AA, Stovall M, Krull KR, Robison LL, Packer RJ
Long-term outcomes among adult survivors of childhood central nervous system malignancies in the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study
J Natl Cancer Inst. 2009 Jul 1;101(13):946-58. Epub 2009 Jun 17

Chaichana KL, McGirt MJ, Woodworth GF, Datoo G, Tamargo RJ, Weingart J, Olivi A, Brem H, Quinones-Hinojosa A
Persistent outpatient hyperglycemia is independently associated with survival, recurrence and malignant degeneration following surgery for hemispheric low grade gliomas
Neurol Res. 2009 Jul 8. [Epub ahead of print]

Durand A, Labrousse F, Jouvet A, Bauchet L, Kalamaridès M, Menei P, Deruty R, Moreau JJ, Fèvre-Montange M, Guyotat J
WHO grade II and III meningiomas: a study of prognostic factors
J Neurooncol. 2009 Jun 27. [Epub ahead of print]

Gupta T, Sarin R, Jalali R, Sharma S, Kurkure P, Goel A
A pragmatic clinicopathobiological grouping/staging system for gliomas: Proposal of the Indian TNM subcommittee on brain tumors
Neurol India. 2009 May-Jun;57(3):247-51
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Hottinger AF, Yoon H, Deangelis LM, Abrey LE
Neurological outcome of long-term glioblastoma survivors
J Neurooncol. 2009 Jun 26. [Epub ahead of print]

Li SW, Qiu XG, Chen BS, Zhang W, Ren H, Wang ZC, Jiang T
Prognostic factors influencing clinical outcomes of glioblastoma multiforme
Chin Med J (Engl). 2009 Jun 5;122(11):1245-9
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Schomas DA, Laack NN, Brown PD
Low-grade gliomas in older patients: long-Term Follow-Up From Mayo Clinic
Cancer. 2009 Jun 17. [Epub ahead of print]

Shnaper S, Desbaillets I, Brown DA, Murat A, Migliavacca E, Schluep M, Ostermann S, Hamou MF, Stupp R, Breit SN, de Tribolet N, Hegi ME
Elevated levels of MIC-1/ GDF15 in the cerebro-spinal fluid (CSF) of patients are associated with glioblastoma and worse outcome
Int J Cancer. 2009 Jun 11. [Epub ahead of print]

Sorensen AG, Batchelor TT, Zhang WT, Chen PJ, Yeo P, Wang M, Jennings D, Wen PY, Lahdenranta J, Ancukiewicz M, di Tomaso E, Duda DG, Jain RK
A "vascular normalization index" as potential mechanistic biomarker to predict survival after a single dose of cediranib in recurrent glioblastoma patients
Cancer Res. 2009 Jul 1;69(13):5296-300. Epub 2009 Jun 23

Welsh JW, Ellsworth RK, Kumar R, Fjerstad K, Martinez J, Nagel RB, Eschbacher J, Stea B
Rad51 protein expression and survival in patients with glioblastoma multiforme
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2009 Jul 15;74(4):1251-5

Psychosocial Aspects

Frange P, Alapetite C, Gaboriaud G, Bours D, Zucker JM, Zerah M, Brisse H, Chevignard M, Mosseri V, Bouffet E, Doz F
From childhood to adulthood: long-term outcome of medulloblastoma patients. The Institut Curie experience (1980-2000)
J Neurooncol. 2009 Jun 12. [Epub ahead of print]

Stem Cells

Abdouh M, Facchino S, Chatoo W, Balasingam V, Ferreira J, Bernier G.
BMI1 sustains human glioblastoma multiforme stem cell renewal
J Neurosci. 2009 Jul 15;29(28):8884-96

Calvin Li S, Han YP, Dethlefs BA, Günter Loudon W
Therapeutic Window of Stem Cell Potential for Targeting Pediatric Malignant Brain Tumors: An Opportunity for Stem Cell Therapy
Stem Cell Rev Rep. 2009 Apr 23;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Fu J, Liu ZG, Liu XM, Chen FR, Shi HL, Pangjesse CS, Ng HK, Chen ZP
Glioblastoma stem cells resistant to temozolomide-induced autophagy
Chin Med J (Engl). 2009 Jun 5;122(11):1255-9
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Kinoshita Y, Kamitani H, Mamun MH, Wasita B, Kazuki Y, Hiratsuka M, Oshimura M, Watanabe T
A gene delivery system with a human artificial chromosome vector based on migration of mesenchymal stem cells towards human glioblastoma HTB14 cells
Neurol Res. 2009 Jul 8;. [Epub ahead of print]

Oh MC, Lim DA
Novel treatment strategies for malignant gliomas using neural stem cells
Neurotherapeutics. 2009 Jul;6(3):458-64
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Pellegatta S, Finocchiaro G
Dendritic cell vaccines for cancer stem cells
Methods Mol Biol. 2009;568:233-47.

Rafat N, Beck GC, Schulte J, Tuettenberg J, Vajkoczy P
Circulating endothelial progenitor cells in malignant gliomas
J Neurosurg. 2009 Jun 12. [Epub ahead of print]

Schilling SH, Hjelmeland AB, Radiloff DR, Liu IM, Wakeman TP, Fielhauer JR, Foster EH, Lathia JD, Rich JN, Wang XF, Datto MB.
NDRG4 is required for cell cycle progression and survival in glioblastoma cells
J Biol Chem. 2009 Jul 10;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Staflin K, Zuchner T, Honeth G, Darabi A, Lundberg C
Identification of proteins involved in neural progenitor cell targeting of gliomas
BMC Cancer. 2009 Jun 26;9:206
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Tunici P, Yu JS
Pituitary adenoma stem cells
Methods Mol Biol. 2009;568:195-201

Xu Q, Yuan X, Tunici P, Liu G, Fan X, Xu M, Hu J, Hwang JY, Farkas DL, Black KL, Yu JS
Isolation of tumour stem-like cells from benign tumours
Br J Cancer. 2009 Jul 21;101(2):303-11


Laboratory Investigations

Gao S, Yang XJ, Zhang WG, Ji YW, Pan Q
Mechanism of thalidomide to enhance cytotoxicity of temozolomide in U251-MG glioma cells in vitro
Chin Med J (Engl). 2009 Jun 5;122(11):1260-6
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Hauser P, Hanzély Z, Máthé D, Szabó E, Barna G, Sebestyén A, Jeney A, Schuler D, Fekete G, Garami M
Effect of somatostatin analogue octreotide in medulloblastoma in xenograft and cell culture study
Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2009 Jul-Aug;26(5):363-74

Vetter M, Hofer MJ, Roth E, Pircher HP, Pagenstecher A
Intracerebral Interleukin 12 Induces Glioma Rejection in the Brain Predominantly by CD8+ T Cells and Independently of Interferon-gamma
J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 2009 May;68(5):525-34

Clinical Investigations

Aoki T, Mizutani T, Nojima K, Takagi T, Okumura R, Yuba Y, Ueba T, Takahashi JA, Miyatake SI, Nozaki K, Taki W, Matsutani M
Phase II study of ifosfamide, carboplatin, and etoposide in patients with a first recurrence of glioblastoma multiforme
J Neurosurg. 2009 Jun 19. [Epub ahead of print]

Armstrong GT, Whitton JA, Gajjar A, Kun LE, Chow EJ, Stovall M, Leisenring W, Robison LL, Sklar CA
Abnormal timing of menarche in survivors of central nervous system tumors: A report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study
Cancer. 2009 Jun 1;115(11):2562-70

Bágyi K, Haczku A, Márton I, Szabó J, Gáspár A, Andrási M, Varga I, Tóth J, Klekner A
Role of pathogenic oral flora in postoperative pneumonia following brain surgery
BMC Infect Dis. 2009 Jun 29;9:104
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Chamberlain MC, Johnston SK
Neoplastic meningitis: survival as a function of cerebrospinal fluid cytology
Cancer. 2009 May 1;115(9):1941-6

Chamberlain MC, Johnston SK
Salvage therapy with single agent bevacizumab for recurrent glioblastoma
J Neurooncol. 2009 Jul 11. [Epub ahead of print]

Dunn J, Baborie A, Alam F, Joyce K, Moxham M, Sibson R, Crooks D, Husband D, Shenoy A, Brodbelt A, Wong H, Liloglou T, Haylock B, Walker C
Extent of MGMT promoter methylation correlates with outcome in glioblastomas given temozolomide and radiotherapy
Br J Cancer. 2009 Jul 7;101(1):124-31. Epub 2009 Jun 16

Erpolat OP, Akmansu M, Goksel F, Bora H, Yaman E, Büyükberber S
Outcome of newly diagnosed glioblastoma patients treated by radiotherapy plus concomitant and adjuvant temozolomide: a long-term analysis
Tumori. 2009 Mar-Apr;95(2):191-7

Fidani P, De Ioris MA, Serra A, De Sio L, Ilari I, Cozza R, Boldrini R, Milano GM, Garrè ML, Donfrancesco A
A multimodal strategy based on surgery, radiotherapy, ICE regimen and high dose chemotherapy in atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumours: a single institution experience
J Neurooncol. 2009 Apr;92(2):177-83. Epub 2008 Nov 29

Garcia-Marco JA, Panizo C, Garcia ES, Deben G, Alvarez-Larran A, Barca EG, Sancho JM, Penarrubia MJ, Garcia-Cerecedo T, Vela JA
Efficacy and safety of liposomal cytarabine in lymphoma patients with central nervous system involvement from lymphoma
Cancer. 2009 May 1;115(9):1892-8

Higa GM, Abraham J.
Biological mechanisms of bevacizumab-associated adverse events
Expert Rev Anticancer Ther. 2009 Jul;9(7):999-1007

Kalina MA, Skala-Zamorowska E, Kalina-Faska B, Malecka-Tendera E, Mandera M
Practical approach to childhood craniopharyngioma: a role of an endocrinologist and a general paediatrician
Childs Nerv Syst. 2009 Jun 17. [Epub ahead of print]

Merchant TE, Kun LE, Wu S, Xiong X, Sanford RA, Boop FA
Phase II Trial of Conformal Radiation Therapy for Pediatric Low-Grade Glioma
J Clin Oncol. 2009 Jul 6. [Epub ahead of print]

Merchant TE, Conklin HM, Wu S, Lustig RH, Xiong X.
Late Effects of Conformal Radiation Therapy for Pediatric Patients With Low-Grade Glioma: Prospective Evaluation of Cognitive, Endocrine, and Hearing Deficits
J Clin Oncol. 2009 Jul 6. [Epub ahead of print]

Norden AD, Raizer JJ, Abrey LE, Lamborn KR, Lassman AB, Chang SM, Yung WK, Gilbert MR, Fine HA, Mehta M, Deangelis LM, Cloughesy TF, Robins HI, Aldape K, Dancey J, Prados MD, Lieberman F, Wen PY
Phase II trials of erlotinib or gefitinib in patients with recurrent meningioma
J Neurooncol. 2009 Jun 28. [Epub ahead of print]

Pollock BE
Stereotactic radiosurgery of benign intracranial tumors
J Neurooncol. 2009 May;92(3):337-43. Epub 2009 Apr 9

Quinn JA, Jiang SX, Reardon DA, Desjardins A, Vredenburgh JJ, Friedman AH, Sampson JH, McLendon RE, Herndon JE 2nd, Friedman HS
Phase II trial of temozolomide (TMZ) plus irinotecan (CPT-11) in adults with newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme before radiotherapy
J Neurooncol. 2009 Jun 17. [Epub ahead of print]

Reardon DA, Desjardins A, Vredenburgh JJ, Gururangan S, Friedman AH, Herndon JE 2nd, Marcello J, Norfleet JA, McLendon RE, Sampson JH, Friedman HS
Phase 2 trial of erlotinib plus sirolimus in adults with recurrent glioblastoma
J Neurooncol. 2009 Jun 28. [Epub ahead of print]

Taillibert S, Vincent LA, Granger B, Marie Y, Carpentier C, Guillevin R, Bellanger A, Mokhtari K, Rousseau A, Psimaras D, Dehais C, Sierra del Rio M, Meng Y, Laigle-Donadey F, Hoang-Xuan K, Sanson M, Delattre JY
Bevacizumab and irinotecan for recurrent oligodendroglial tumors
Neurology. 2009 May 5;72(18):1601-6

van Genugten JA, Leffers P, Baumert BG, Tjon-A-Fat H, Twijnstra A
Effectiveness of temozolomide for primary glioblastoma multiforme in routine clinical practice
J Neurooncol. 2009 Jul 7. [Epub ahead of print]
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Wilson CM, Gaber MW, Sabek OM, Zawaski JA, Merchant TE
Radiation-induced astrogliosis and blood-brain barrier damage can be abrogated using anti-TNF treatment
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2009 Jul 1;74(3):934-41

Patients & Caregivers

Strangman D, Oliver K
International Brain Tumour Alliance, 26 July 2009

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Children's Corner

Mancini Camporeale E
Il sugo della zia Francesca
(Aunt France’s souce) 
BrainLife, Published online: 20 June 2009
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