Brain Tumor Reports

Volume 11 Number 12
December 2009

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Brennan C, Momota H, Hambardzumyan D, Ozawa T, Tandon A, Pedraza A, Holland E
Glioblastoma subclasses can be defined by activity among signal transduction pathways and associated genomic alterations
PLoS One. 2009 Nov 13;4(11):e7752
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Gravendeel LA, Kouwenhoven MC, Gevaert O, de Rooi JJ, Stubbs AP, Duijm JE, Daemen A, Bleeker FE, Bralten LB, Kloosterhof NK, De Moor B, Eilers PH, van der Spek PJ, Kros JM, Sillevis Smitt PA, van den Bent MJ, French PJ
Intrinsic Gene Expression Profiles of Gliomas Are a Better Predictor of Survival than Histology
Cancer Res. 2009 Nov 17;. [Epub ahead of print]


Cascini GL, Ciarmiello A, Labate A, Tamburrini S, Quattrone A.
Unexpected detection of melanoma brain metastasis by PET with iodine-124 betaCIT
Clin Nucl Med. 2009 Oct;34(10):698-9

Niwińska A, Tacikowska M, Murawska M.
The Effect of Early Detection of Occult Brain Metastases in HER2-Positive Breast Cancer Patients on Survival and Cause of Death
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2009 Nov 23; [Epub ahead of print]

Etiology & Pathogenesis

Yang I, Han SJ, Kaur G, Crane C, Parsa AT
The role of microglia in central nervous system immunity and glioma immunology
J Clin Neurosci. 2009 Nov 17. [Epub ahead of print]

Integrative Medicine

Das A, Banik NL, Ray SK.
Flavonoids activated caspases for apoptosis in human glioblastoma T98G and U87MG cells but not in human normal astrocytes
Cancer. 2009 Nov 5;. [Epub ahead of print]

Overall Management

Mott RT, Ellis TL, Geisinger KR
Angiocentric glioma: A case report and review of the literature
Diagn Cytopathol. 2009 Nov 25;. [Epub ahead of print]

Rosenfeld A, Listernick R, Charrow J, Goldman S.
Neurofibromatosis type 1 and high-grade tumors of the central nervous system.
Childs Nerv Syst. 2009 Nov 25;. [Epub ahead of print]

Zhen L, Yufeng C, Zhenyu S, Lei X.
Multiple extracranial metastases from secondary glioblastoma multiforme: a case report and review of the literature
J Neurooncol. 2009 Nov 7;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Milano MT, Johnson MD, Sul J, Mohile NA, Korones DN, Okunieff P, Walter KA
Primary spinal cord glioma: a Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database study
J Neurooncol. 2009 Nov 7;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Stem Cells

Brown CE, Starr R, Martinez C, Aguilar B, D'Apuzzo M, Todorov I, Shih CC, Badie B, Hudecek M, Riddell SR, Jensen MC.
Recognition and Killing of Brain Tumor Stem-Like Initiating Cells by CD8+ Cytolytic T Cells
Cancer Res. 2009 Nov 10;. [Epub ahead of print]

Decarvalho AC, Nelson K, Lemke N, Lehman NL, Arbab AS, Kalkanis S, Mikkelsen T
Gliosarcoma Stem Cells Undergo Glial and Mesenchymal Differentiation In Vivo
Stem Cells. 2009 Nov 23;. [Epub ahead of print]

Fan X, Khaki L, Zhu TS, Soules ME, Talsma CE, Gul N, Koh C, Zhang J, Li YM, Maciaczyk J, Nikkhah G, Dimeco F, Piccirillo S, Vescovi AL, Eberhart CG
Notch Pathway Blockade Depletes CD133-Positive Glioblastoma Cells and Inhibits Growth of Tumor Neurospheres and Xenografts
Histopathology. 2009 Nov;55(5):544-53
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Fukaya R, Ohta S, Yamaguchi M, Fujii H, Kawakami Y, Kawase T, Toda M
Isolation of cancer stem-like cells from a side population of a human glioblastoma cell line, SK-MG-1
Cancer Lett. 2009 Nov 12. [Epub ahead of print]

Jacques TS, Swales A, Brzozowski MJ, Henriquez NV, Linehan JM, Mirzadeh Z, O' Malley C, Naumann H, Alvarez-Buylla A, Brandner S
Combinations of genetic mutations in the adult neural stem cell compartment determine brain tumour phenotypes.
EMBO J. 2009 Nov 19. [Epub ahead of print]

Suvà ML, Riggi N, Janiszewska M, Radovanovic I, Provero P, Stehle JC, Baumer K, Le Bitoux MA, Marino D, Cironi L, Marquez VE, Clément V, Stamenkovic I.
EZH2 Is Essential for Glioblastoma Cancer Stem Cell Maintenance
Cancer Res. 2009 Nov 24;. [Epub ahead of print]

Wang J, Wakeman TP, Lathia JD, Hjelmeland AB, Wang XF, White RR, Rich JN, Sullenger BA
Notch promotes radioresistance of glioma stem cells
Stem Cells. 2010 Jan;28(1):17-28. Epub 2009 Nov 17
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Zhou BB, Zhang H, Damelin M, Geles KG, Grindley JC, Dirks PB
Tumour-initiating cells: challenges and opportunities for anticancer drug discovery
Nat Rev Drug Discov. 2009 Oct;8(10):806-23
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Laboratory Investigations

Yang SH, Kim YH, Kim JW, Park CK, Park SH, Jung HW
Methylation Status of the O6-Methylguanine-Deoxyribonucleic Acid Methyltransferase Gene Promoter in World Health Organization Grade III Gliomas
J Korean Neurosurg Soc. 2009 Oct;46(4):385-8
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Clinical Investigations

Chalmers AJ, Ruff EM, Martindale C, Lovegrove N, Short SC
Cytotoxic effects of temozolomide and radiation are additive- and schedule-dependent
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2009 Dec 1;75(5):1511-9

Chan KM, Yu MC, Wu TJ, Lee CF, Chen TC, Lee WC, Chen MF
Efficacy of surgical resection in management of isolated extrahepatic metastases of hepatocellular carcinoma
World J Gastroenterol. 2009 Nov 21;15(43):5481-8
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Green RM, Cloughesy TF, Stupp R, DeAngelis LM, Woyshner EA, Ney DE, Lassman AB.
Bevacizumab for recurrent ependymoma
Neurology. 2009 Nov 17;73(20):1677-80

Han JH, Kim DG, Chung HT, Kim CY, Park CK, Chung YS, Paek SH, Yoo MW, Kim BH, Jung HW
Radiosurgery for brain metastasis from advanced gastric cancer
Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2009 Nov 12. [Epub ahead of print]

Hwang SW, Abozed MM, Hale A, Eisenberg RL, Dvorak T, Yao K, Pfannl R, Mignano J, Zhu JJ, Price LL, Strauss GM, Wu JK.
Adjuvant Gamma Knife radiosurgery following surgical resection of brain metastases: a 9-year retrospective cohort study
J Neurooncol. 2009 Nov 12;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Mintz A, Perry J, Spithoff K, Chambers A, Laperriere N
Management of single brain metastasis: a practice guideline
Curr Oncol. 2007 Aug;14(4):131-43
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Poelen J, Prick MJ, Jeuken JW, Wesseling P, Bernsen HJ.
Six year survival after prolonged temozolomide treatment in a 30-year-old patient with glioblastoma.
Acta Neurol Belg. 2009 Sep;109(3):238-42.
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Reardon DA, Desjardins A, Vredenburgh JJ, Gururangan S, Sampson JH, Sathornsumetee S, McLendon RE, Herndon JE 2nd, Marcello JE, Norfleet J, Friedman AH, Bigner DD, Friedman HS
Metronomic chemotherapy with daily, oral etoposide plus bevacizumab for recurrent malignant glioma: a phase II study
Br J Cancer. 2009 Nov 17;. [Epub ahead of print]

Reardon DA, Dresemann G, Taillibert S, Campone M, van den Bent M, Clement P, Blomquist E, Gordower L, Schultz H, Raizer J, Hau P, Easaw J, Gil M, Tonn J, Gijtenbeek A, Schlegel U, Bergstrom P, Green S, Weir A, Nikolova Z
Multicentre phase II studies evaluating imatinib plus hydroxyurea in patients with progressive glioblastoma
Br J Cancer. 2009 Nov 10;. [Epub ahead of print]

Register S, Clarke JW, Chaudhury AR, Lo SS
Pathologic complete response of a solitary melanoma brain metastasis after local ablative radiation therapy: case report
Med Oncol. 2009 Nov 18;. [Epub ahead of print]

van den Bent MJ, Dubbink HJ, Sanson M, van der Lee-Haarloo CR, Hegi M, Jeuken JW, Ibdaih A, Brandes AA, Taphoorn MJ, Frenay M, Lacombe D, Gorlia T, Dinjens WN, Kros JM
MGMT Promoter Methylation Is Prognostic but Not Predictive for Outcome to Adjuvant PCV Chemotherapy in Anaplastic Oligodendroglial Tumors: A Report From EORTC Brain Tumor Group Study 26951
J Clin Oncol. 2009 Nov 9;. [Epub ahead of print]

Walid MS, Johnston KW
Successful treatment of a brain-metastasized renal cell carcinoma
Ger Med Sci. 2009 Oct 21;7:Doc28
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Wick W, Hartmann C, Engel C, Stoffels M, Felsberg J, Stockhammer F, Sabel MC, Koeppen S, Ketter R, Meyermann R, Rapp M, Meisner C, Kortmann RD, Pietsch T, Wiestler OD, Ernemann U, Bamberg M, Reifenberger G, von Deimling A, Weller M
NOA-04 Randomized Phase III Trial of Sequential Radiochemotherapy of Anaplastic Glioma With Procarbazine, Lomustine, and Vincristine or Temozolomide
J Clin Oncol. 2009 Nov 9;. [Epub ahead of print]