Brain Tumor Reports

Volume 12 Number 7
July 2010

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Holland H, Koschny T, Ahnert P, Meixensberger J, Koschny R
WHO grade-specific comparative genomic hybridization pattern of astrocytoma - A meta-analysis
Pathol Res Pract. 2010 May 28;. [Epub ahead of print]

McDonald KL, McDonnell J, Muntoni A, Henson JD, Hegi ME, von Deimling A, Wheeler HR, Cook RJ, Biggs MT, Little NS, Robinson BG, Reddel RR, Royds JA
Presence of Alternative Lengthening of Telomeres Mechanism in Patients With Glioblastoma Identifies a Less Aggressive Tumor Type With Longer Survival
J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 2010 Jun 8;. [Epub ahead of print]

Diagnosis & Evaluation

Huang BC, Geng DY, Zee CS, Ji YM, Cheng HX, Dai YM
A unique magnetic resonance imaging feature of glioblastoma multiforme: the 'pseudopalisade' sign
J Int Med Res. 2010 Mar-Apr;38(2):686-93

Epidemiology & Risk Factors

Dubrow R, Darefsky AS, Park Y, Mayne ST, Moore SC, Kilfoy B, Cross AJ, Sinha R, Hollenbeck AR, Schatzkin A, Ward MH.
Dietary Components Related to N-Nitroso Compound Formation: A Prospective Study of Adult Glioma
Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2010 Jun 22;. [Epub ahead of print]

Hardell L, Carlberg M, Hansson Mild K.
Mobile Phone Use and the Risk for Malignant Brain Tumors: A Case-Control Study on Deceased Cases and Controls
Neuroepidemiology. 2010 Jun 15;35(2):109-114. [Epub ahead of print]

Porter KR, McCarthy BJ, Freels S, Kim Y, Davis FG.
Prevalence estimates for primary brain tumors in the United States by age, gender, behavior, and histology
Neuro Oncol. 2010 Jun;12(6):520-7. Epub 2010 Feb 8

Stålberg K, Haglund B, Strömberg B, Kieler H.
Prenatal exposure to medicines and the risk of childhood brain tumor
Cancer Epidemiol. 2010 May 24;. [Epub ahead of print]

Etiology & Pathogenesis

Evans SM, Jenkins KW, Chen HI, Jenkins WT, Judy KD, Hwang WT, Lustig RA, Judkins AR, Grady MS, Hahn SM, Koch CJ
The Relationship among Hypoxia, Proliferation, and Outcome in Patients with De Novo Glioblastoma: A Pilot Study
Transl Oncol. 2010 Jun 1;3(3):160-9
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Sreekanthreddy P, Srinivasan H, Kumar DM, Nijaguna MB, Sridevi S, Vrinda M, Arivazhagan A, Balasubramaniam A, Hegde AS, Chandramouli BA, Santosh V, Rao MR, Kondaiah P, Somasundaram K
Identification of potential serum biomarkers of glioblastoma: serum osteopontin levels correlate with poor prognosis
Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2010 Jun;19(6):1409-22
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Integrative Medicine

Galeone C, Tavani A, Pelucchi C, Turati F, Winn DM, Levi F, Yu GP, Morgenstern H, Kelsey K, Dal Maso L, Purdue MP, McClean M, Talamini R, Hayes RB, Franceschi S, Schantz S, Zhang ZF, Ferro G, Chuang SC, Boffetta P, La Vecchia C, Hashibe M
Coffee and Tea Intake and Risk of Head and Neck Cancer: Pooled Analysis in the International Head and Neck Cancer Epidemiology Consortium
Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2010 Jun 22. [Epub ahead of print]
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Overall Mngt & Case Reports

Azad S, Kudesia S, Chawla N, Azad R, Singhal M, Rai SM, Arora P
Pilomyxoid astrocytoma
Indian J Pathol Microbiol. 2010 Apr-Jun;53(2):294-6
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Crabtree KL, Arnold PM.
Spinal Seeding of a Pilocytic Astrocytoma in an Adult, Initially Diagnosed 18 Years Previously
Pediatr Neurosurg. 2010 Jun 1;46(1):66-70. [Epub ahead of print]

Landi A, Piccirilli M, Mancarella C, Giangaspero F, Salvati M
Gliomatosis cerebri in young patients' report of three cases and review of the literature
Childs Nerv Syst. 2010 Apr 8. [Epub ahead of print]
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Maslehaty H, Cordovi S, Hefti M
Symptomatic spinal metastases of intracranial glioblastoma: clinical characteristics and pathomechanism relating to GFAP expression
J Neurooncol. 2010 Jun 13;. [Epub ahead of print]

Massimi L, Caldarelli M, D'Alessandris QG, Rollo M, Lauriola L, Giangaspero F, Di Rocco C
12-year-old boy with multiple brain masses
Brain Pathol. 2010 May;20(3):679-82. Published Online: 12 Apr 2010

Stupp R, Tonn J-C., Brada M, Pentheroudakis G and On behalf of the ESMO Guidelines Working Group
High-grade malignant glioma: ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up
Ann Oncol (2010) 21 (suppl 5): v190-v193, June 2010


2010 ASCO Annual Meeting Abstracts
June 4-8 2010, Chicago, Illinois
Central Nervous System Tumors

The 18th International Conference on Brain Tumor Research and Therapy
18th-20th May 2010, Travemünde, Germany

Prognosis & Outcome

Mangla R, Singh G, Ziegelitz D, Milano MT, Korones DN, Zhong J, Ekholm SE
Changes in Relative Cerebral Blood Volume 1 Month after Radiation-Temozolomide Therapy Can Help Predict Overall Survival in Patients with Glioblastoma
Radiology. 2010 Jun 7;. [Epub ahead of print]

Psychosocial Aspects

Pediatric Tumors

Di Rocco C, Chieffo D, Pettorini BL, Massimi L, Caldarelli M, Tamburrini G
Preoperative and postoperative neurological, neuropsychological and behavioral impairment in children with posterior cranial fossa astrocytomas and medulloblastomas: the role of the tumor and the impact of the surgical treatment
Childs Nerv Syst. 2010 Jun 16;. [Epub ahead of print]

Stem Cells

Chirasani SR, Sternjak A, Wend P, Momma S, Campos B, Herrmann IM, Graf D, Mitsiadis T, Herold-Mende C, Besser D, Synowitz M, Kettenmann H, Glass R
Bone morphogenetic protein-7 release from endogenous neural precursor cells suppresses the tumourigenicity of stem-like glioblastoma cells
Brain. 2010 May 30;. [Epub ahead of print]

Denysenko T, Gennero L, Roos MA, Melcarne A, Juenemann C, Faccani G, Morra I, Cavallo G, Reguzzi S, Pescarmona G, Ponzetto A
Glioblastoma cancer stem cells: heterogeneity, microenvironment and related therapeutic strategies
Cell Biochem Funct. 2010 Jun 10;. [Epub ahead of print]

Germano IM, Emdad L, Qadeer ZA, Binello E, Uzzaman M
Embryonic stem cell (ESC)-mediated transgene delivery induces growth suppression, apoptosis and radiosensitization, and overcomes temozolomide resistance in malignant gliomas
Cancer Gene Ther. 2010 Jun 4;. [Epub ahead of print]

Hsieh D, Hsieh A, Ellsworth R, Stea B
IGFBP2 promotes glioma tumor stem cell expansion and survival
Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2010 May 29;. [Epub ahead of print]

Irvin DK, Jouanneau E, Duvall G, Zhang XX, Zhai Y, Sarayba D, Seksenyan A, Panwar A, Black KL, Wheeler CJ.
T cells enhance stem-like properties and conditional malignancy in gliomas
PLoS One. 2010 Jun 7;5(6):e10974
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Kim SU
Neural Stem Cell-based Gene Therapy for Brain Tumors
Stem Cell Rev. 2010 Jun 3;. [Epub ahead of print]

Li SC, Han YP, Dethlefs BA, Loudon WG
Therapeutic Window, a Critical Developmental Stage for Stem Cell Therapies
Curr Stem Cell Res Ther. 2010 Jun 9;. [Epub ahead of print]

Mendez O, Zavadil J, Esencay M, Lukyanov Y, Santovasi D, Wang SC, Newcomb EW, Zagzag D
Knock down of HIF-1alpha in glioma cells reduces migration in vitro and invasion in vivo and impairs their ability to form tumor spheres
Mol Cancer. 2010 Jun 1;9(1):133. [Epub ahead of print]
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Molina JR, Hayashi Y, Stephens C, Georgescu MM
Invasive glioblastoma cells acquire stemness and increased Akt activation
Neoplasia. 2010 Jun;12(6):453-63
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Recurrent Tumors

Aboody KS
Neural stem cell-mediated cancer therapy: towards glioma clinical trials

The 18th International Conference on Brain Tumor Research and Therapy
18th-20th May 2010, Travemünde, Germany
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Le S
FDA allows City of Hope to proceed with the first human neural stem cell clinical trial to treat brain tumors
2010 June 2


Beauchesne P, Bernier V, Carnin C, Taillandier L, Djabri M, Martin L, Michel X, Maire JP, Khalil T, Kerr C, Gorlia T, Stupp R, Pedeux R
Prolonged survival for patients with newly diagnosed, inoperable glioblastoma with 3-times daily ultrafractionated radiation therapy
Neuro Oncol. 2010 Jun;12(6):595-602. Epub 2010 Feb 11

Chamberlain MC
Emerging clinical principles on the use of bevacizumab for the treatment of malignant gliomas
Cancer. 2010 May 28;. [Epub ahead of print]

Gallo C, Buonerba C, Di Lorenzo G, Romeo V, De Placido S, Marinelli A
Can high-dose fotemustine reverse MGMT resistance in glioblastoma multiforme?
J Neurooncol. 2010 Jun 17. [Epub ahead of print]

Hainsworth JD, Ervin T, Friedman E, Priego V, Murphy PB, Clark BL, Lamar RE
Concurrent radiotherapy and temozolomide followed by temozolomide and sorafenib in the first-line treatment of patients with glioblastoma multiforme
Cancer. 2010 May 11;. [Epub ahead of print]

Kim WH, Yoon SH, Kim CY, Kim KJ, Lee MM, Choe G, Kim IA, Kim JH, Kim YJ, Kim HJ
Temozolomide for malignant primary spinal cord glioma: an experience of six cases and a literature review
J Neurooncol. 2010 Jun 5;. [Epub ahead of print]

Korinthenberg R, Neuburger D, Trippel M, Ostertag C, Nikkhah G
Long-Term Results of Brachytherapy with Temporary Iodine-125 Seeds in Children with Low-Grade Gliomas
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2010 May 24;. [Epub ahead of print]

McEllin B, Camacho CV, Mukherjee B, Hahm B, Tomimatsu N, Bachoo RM, Burma S
PTEN Loss Compromises Homologous Recombination Repair in Astrocytes: Implications for Glioblastoma Therapy with Temozolomide or Poly(ADP-Ribose) Polymerase Inhibitors
Cancer Res. 2010 Jun 8;. [Epub ahead of print]

Peruzzi P, Bergese SD, Viloria A, Puente EG, Abdel-Rasoul M, Chiocca EA
A retrospective cohort-matched comparison of conscious sedation versus general anesthesia for supratentorial glioma resection
J Neurosurg. 2010 Jun 18;. [Epub ahead of print]

Uhm JH, Ballman KV, Wu W, Giannini C, Krauss JC, Buckner JC, James CD, Scheithauer BW, Behrens RJ, Flynn PJ, Schaefer PL, Dakhill SR, Jaeckle KA
Phase II Evaluation of Gefitinib in Patients with Newly Diagnosed Grade 4 Astrocytoma: Mayo/North Central Cancer Treatment Group Study N0074
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2010 May 24;. [Epub ahead of print]

Metastatic Tumors

Han JH, Kim DG, Park JC, Chung HT, Paek SH, Chung YS.
Little response of cerebral metastasis from hepatocellular carcinoma to any treatments
J Korean Neurosurg Soc. 2010 May;47(5):325-31
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Liew DN, Kano H, Kondziolka D, Mathieu D, Niranjan A, Flickinger JC, Kirkwood JM, Tarhini A, Moschos S, Lunsford LD.
Outcome predictors of Gamma Knife surgery for melanoma brain metastases
J Neurosurg. 2010 Jun 4;. [Epub ahead of print]

Lo CK, Yu CH, Ma CC, Ko KM, Leung SC.
Surgical management of primary non-small-cell carcinoma of lung with synchronous solitary brain metastasis: local experience
Hong Kong Med J. 2010 Jun;16(3):186-91
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Recurrent Tumors

Fogh SE, Andrews DW, Glass J, Curran W, Glass C, Champ C, Evans JJ, Hyslop T, Pequignot E, Downes B, Comber E, Maltenfort M, Dicker AP, Werner-Wasik M
Hypofractionated Stereotactic Radiation Therapy: An Effective Therapy for Recurrent High-Grade Gliomas.
J Clin Oncol. 2010 Jun 20;28(18):3048-53. Epub 2010 May 17.
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Francesconi AB, Dupre S, Matos M, Martin D, Hughes BG, Wyld DK, Lickliter JD
Carboplatin and etoposide combined with bevacizumab for the treatment of recurrent glioblastoma multiforme
J Clin Neurosci. 2010 Jun 9;. [Epub ahead of print]

Thompson EM, Dosa E, Kraemer DF, Neuwelt EA
Treatment with bevacizumab plus carboplatin for recurrent malignant glioma
Neurosurgery. 2010 Jul;67(1):87-93

Xu T, Chen J, Lu Y, Wolff JE.
Effects of bevacizumab plus irinotecan on response and survival in patients with recurrent malignant glioma: a systematic review and survival-gain analysis
BMC Cancer. 2010 Jun 2;10(1):252. [Epub ahead of print]
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Pediatric Tumors

Charles T, Morgan B.
Surgical outcome of patients considered to have "inoperable" tumors by specialized pediatric neuro-oncological multidisciplinary teams
Childs Nerv Syst. 2010 Jun 19;. [Epub ahead of print]

Recurrent Pediatric Tumors

Ronghe M, Hargrave D, Bartels U, Tabori U, Vaidya S, Chandler C, Kulkarni A, Bouffet E.
Vincristine and carboplatin chemotherapy for unresectable and/or recurrent low-grade astrocytoma of the brainstem
Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2010 May 26;. [Epub ahead of print]

Rubie H, Geoerger B, Frappaz D, Schmitt A, Leblond P, Ndiaye A, Aerts I, Deley MC, Gentet JC, Paci A, Chastagner P, Dias N, Djafari L, Pasquet M, Chatelut E, Landman-Parker J, Corradini N, Vassal G.
Phase I study of topotecan in combination with temozolomide (TOTEM) in relapsed or refractory paediatric solid tumours
Eur J Cancer. 2010 Jun 15;. [Epub ahead of print]

Children's Corner

Mancini Camporeale E
Il vecchio e l'orologio
(The old man and the clock) 
BrainLife, Published online: 30 June 2010
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