Brain Tumor Reports

Volume 12 Number 9
September 2010

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Bunyaratavej K, Siwanuwatn R, Chantra K, Khaoroptham S
Duration of symptoms in brain tumors: influencing factors and its value in predicting malignant tumors
J Med Assoc Thai. 2010 Aug;93(8):903-10

Rossi R, Figus A, Corraine S.
Early presentation of de novo high grade glioma with epileptic seizures: electroclinical and neuroimaging findings
Seizure. 2010 Jul 29;. [Epub ahead of print]


Bhatti P, Stewart PA, Linet MS, Blair A, Inskip PD, Rajaraman P
Comparison of occupational exposure assessment methods in a case-control study of lead, genetic susceptibility and risk of adult brain tumours
Occup Environ Med. 2010 Aug 25;. [Epub ahead of print]

Chen C, Xu T, Chen J, Zhou J, Yan Y, Lu Y, Wu S.
Allergy and risk of glioma: a meta-analysis
Eur J Neurol. 2010 Aug 16;. [Epub ahead of print]

Michaud DS, Gallo V, Schlehofer B, Tjonneland AM, Olsen A, Overvad K, Dahm CC, Kaaks R, Lukanova A, Boeing H, Schutze M, Trichopoulou A, Bamia C, Kyrozis A, Sacerdote C, Agnoli C, Palli D, Tumino R, Mattiello A, Bueno-de-Mesquita B, Ros M, Peeters PH, van Gils C, Lund E, Bakken K, Gram I, Barricarte A, Navarro C, Dorronsoro M, Sanchez Perez M, Rodriguez L, Duell E, Hallmans G, Melin B, Manjer J, Borgquist S, Khaw KT, Wareham NJ, Allen NE, Tsilidis K, Romieu I, Rinaldi S, Vineis P, Riboli E.
Reproductive factors and exogenous hormone use in relation to risk of glioma and meningioma in a large European cohort study
Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2010 Aug 27;. [Epub ahead of print]

Woehrer A, Slavc I, Waldhoer T, Heinzl H, Zielonke N, Czech T, Benesch M, Hainfellner JA, Haberler C; on behalf of the Austrian Brain Tumor Registry
Incidence of atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumors in children: a population-based study by the Austrian Brain Tumor Registry, 1996-2006
Cancer. 2010 Aug 24. [Epub ahead of print]

Yakymenko I, Sidorik E
Risks of carcinogenesis from electromagnetic radiation of mobile telephony devices
Exp Oncol. 2010 Jul;32(2):114-6
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Etiology & Pathogenesis

Charles N, Holland EC
The perivascular niche microenvironment in brain tumor progression
Cell Cycle. 2010 Aug 17;9(15). [Epub ahead of print]

Korshunov A, Witt H, Hielscher T, Benner A, Remke M, Ryzhova M, Milde T, Bender S, Wittmann A, Schöttler A, Kulozik AE, Witt O, von Deimling A, Lichter P, Pfister S
Molecular staging of intracranial ependymoma in children and adults
J Clin Oncol. 2010 Jul 1;28(19):3182-90. Epub 2010 Jun 1

Pereira EA, Dabbous B, Qureshi HU, Ansorge O, Bojanic S
Rapid development of glioblastoma at the site of atypical meningioma resection
Br J Neurosurg. 2010 Aug;24(4):471-3

Riemenschneider MJ, Hegi ME, Reifenberger G.
MGMT promoter methylation in malignant gliomas
Target Oncol. 2010 Aug 20;. [Epub ahead of print]

Vulcani-Freitas TM, Saba-Silva N, Cappellano A, Cavalheiro S, Marie SK, Oba-Shinjo SM, Malheiros SM, de Toledo SR
ASPM gene expression in medulloblastoma
Childs Nerv Syst. 2010 Aug 6;. [Epub ahead of print]

Yang I, Tihan T, Han SJ, Wrensch MR, Wiencke J, Sughrue ME, Parsa AT
CD8+ T-cell infiltrate in newly diagnosed glioblastoma is associated with long-term survival
J Clin Neurosci. 2010 Aug 18;. [Epub ahead of print]

Yang I, Liau LM.
American Association for Cancer Research Genetics and Biology of Brain Cancers 2009, December 13-15, 2009, San Diego, CA
J Neurooncol. 2010 Aug 17;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Zhou B, Liu W.
Post-traumatic glioma: Report of one case and review of the literature
Int J Med Sci. 2010 Jul 29;7(5):248-50
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Overall Management

Alexiou GA, Moschovi M, Stefanaki K, Prodromou C, Sfakianos G, Prodromou N
Malignant progression of a pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma in a child
Neuropediatrics. 2010 Aug;41(2):69-71

Hanft S, Canoll P, Bruce JN
A review of malignant meningiomas: diagnosis, characteristics, and treatment
J Neurooncol. 2010 Aug 21. [Epub ahead of print]

Heros RC
Malignant meningiomas
J Neurosurg. 2010 Aug;113(2):199-200
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Kurata A, Hirano K, Nagane M, Fujioka Y
Immature teratoma of the ovary with distant metastases: favorable prognosis and insights into chemotherapeutic retroconversion
Int J Gynecol Pathol. 2010 Sep;29(5):438-44

Mondin V, Ferlito A, Devaney KO, Woolgar JA, Rinaldo A
A survey of metastatic central nervous system tumors to cervical lymph nodes
Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2010 Aug 8;. [Epub ahead of print]

Rogers L, Gilbert M, Vogelbaum MA
Intracranial meningiomas of atypical (WHO grade II) histology
J Neurooncol. 2010 Aug 26. [Epub ahead of print]

Sami Walid M.
Thirteen years' survival after glioblastoma
South Med J. 2010 Jun;103(6):590-1
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Smith AD, Smith SM, de Jager CA, Whitbread P, Johnston C, Agacinski G, Oulhaj A, Bradley KM, Jacoby R, Refsum H
Homocysteine-lowering by B vitamins slows the rate of accelerated brain atrophy in mild cognitive impairment: a randomized controlled trial
PLoS One. 2010 Sep 8;5(9). pii: e12244
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Chaichana KL, Kosztowski T, Niranjan A, Olivi A, Weingart JD, Laterra J, Brem H, Quiñones-Hinojosa A
Prognostic significance of contrast-enhancing anaplastic astrocytomas in adults
J Neurosurg. 2010 Aug;113(2):286-92

Chargari C, Feuvret L, Levy A, Lamproglou I, Assouline A, Hemery C, Ghorbal L, Lopez S, Tep B, G GB, Lang P, Laigle-Donadey F, Cornu P, Mazeron JJ, Simon JM
Reappraisal of clinical outcome in adult medulloblastomas with emphasis on patterns of relapse
Br J Neurosurg. 2010 Aug;24(4):460-7

Clark AJ, Ivan ME, Sughrue ME, Yang I, Aranda D, Han SJ, Kane AJ, Parsa AT
Tumor control after surgery and radiotherapy for pineocytoma
J Neurosurg. 2010 Aug;113(2):319-24

Minniti G, Salvati M, Arcella A, Buttarelli F, D'Elia A, Lanzetta G, Esposito V, Scarpino S, Maurizi Enrici R, Giangaspero F
Correlation between O(6)-methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase and survival in elderly patients with glioblastoma treated with radiotherapy plus concomitant and adjuvant temozolomide
J Neurooncol. 2010 Aug 5. [Epub ahead of print]

Rieken S, Gaiser T, Mohr A, Welzel T, Witt O, Kulozik AE, Wick W, Debus J, Combs SE
Outcome and prognostic factors of desmoplastic medulloblastoma treated within a multidisciplinary treatment concept
BMC Cancer. 2010 Aug 23;10(1):450. [Epub ahead of print]
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Rusthoven KE, Olsen C, Franklin W, Kleinschmidt-Demasters BK, Kavanagh BD, Gaspar LE, Lillehei K, Waziri A, Damek DM, Chen C
Favorable Prognosis in Patients with High-Grade Glioma with Radiation Necrosis: The University of Colorado Reoperation Series
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2010 Aug 21;. [Epub ahead of print]

Rutkowski MJ, Sughrue ME, Kane AJ, Aranda D, Mills SA, Barani IJ, Parsa AT
Predictors of mortality following treatment of intracranial hemangiopericytoma
J Neurosurg. 2010 Aug;113(2):333-9

Song KS, Phi JH, Cho BK, Wang KC, Lee JY, Kim DG, Kim IH, Ahn HS, Park SH, Kim SK
Long-term outcomes in children with glioblastoma
J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2010 Aug;6(2):145-9

Sughrue ME, Sanai N, Shangari G, Parsa AT, Berger MS, McDermott MW
Outcome and survival following primary and repeat surgery for World Health Organization Grade III meningiomas
J Neurosurg. 2010 Aug;113(2):202-9
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Stem Cells

Dirks PB
Brain tumor stem cells: The cancer stem cell hypothesis writ large
Mol Oncol. 2010 Aug 10;. [Epub ahead of print]

Dong J, Zhao Y, Huang Q, Fei X, Diao Y, Shen Y, Xiao H, Zhang T, Lan Q, Gu X.
Glioma Stem/Progenitor Cells Contribute to Neovascularization via Transdifferentiation
Stem Cell Rev. 2010 Aug 10;. [Epub ahead of print]

Garcia JL, Perez-Caro M, Gomez-Moreta JA, Gonzalez F, Ortiz J, Blanco O, Sancho M, Hernandez-Rivas JM, Gonzalez-Sarmiento R, Sanchez-Martin M
Molecular analysis of ex-vivo CD133+ GBM cells revealed a common invasive and angiogenic profile but different proliferative signatures among high grade gliomas
BMC Cancer. 2010 Aug 24;10(1):454. [Epub ahead of print]
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Roger M, Clavreul A, Venier-Julienne MC, Passirani C, Sindji L, Schiller P, Montero-Menei C, Menei P
Mesenchymal stem cells as cellular vehicles for delivery of nanoparticles to brain tumors
Biomaterials. 2010 Aug 3;. [Epub ahead of print]


Clinical Investigations

Addeo R, Caraglia M, De Santi MS, Montella L, Abbruzzese A, Parlato C, Vincenzi B, Carraturo M, Faiola V, Genovese M, Cennamo G, Del Prete S.
A new schedule of fotemustine in temozolomide-pretreated patients with relapsing glioblastoma
J Neurooncol. 2010 Aug 10;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Ahluwalia MS, Patton C, Stevens G, Tekautz T, Angelov L, Vogelbaum MA, Weil RJ, Chao S, Elson P, Suh JH, Barnett GH, Peereboom DM
Phase II trial of ritonavir/lopinavir in patients with progressive or recurrent high-grade gliomas
J Neurooncol. 2010 Aug 4. [Epub ahead of print]

Bock HC, Puchner MJ, Lohmann F, Schütze M, Koll S, Ketter R, Buchalla R, Rainov N, Kantelhardt SR, Rohde V, Giese A.
First-line treatment of malignant glioma with carmustine implants followed by concomitant radiochemotherapy: a multicenter experience
Neurosurg Rev. 2010 Aug 13;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Chaichana KL, Garzon-Muvdi T, Parker S, Weingart JD, Olivi A, Bennett R, Brem H, Quiñones-Hinojosa A.
Supratentorial Glioblastoma Multiforme: The Role of Surgical Resection Versus Biopsy Among Older Patients
Ann Surg Oncol. 2010 Aug 10;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Chamberlain MC, Johnston SK.
Recurrent spinal cord glioblastoma: salvage therapy with bevacizumab
J Neurooncol. 2010 Aug 1;. [Epub ahead of print]

Chen L, Yang Q, Liang Y, Liu G, Liao H, Xu G.
Brain radiotherapy combined with sequential chemotherapy in non-small-cell lung cancer patients with brain metastases
Zhongguo Fei Ai Za Zhi (Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer). 2009 Aug 20;12(8):896-900. Chinese
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Clavier JB, Voirin J, Kehrli P, Noël G
Systematic review of stereotactic radiotherapy for high-grade gliomas
Cancer Radiother. 2010 Aug 17. [Epub ahead of print]

Fouladi M, Stewart CF, Blaney SM, Onar-Thomas A, Schaiquevich P, Packer RJ, Gajjar A, Kun LE, Boyett JM, Gilbertson RJ.
Phase I Trial of Lapatinib in Children With Refractory CNS Malignancies: A Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium Study
J Clin Oncol. 2010 Aug 16;. [Epub ahead of print]

Furuse M, Kawabata S, Kuroiwa T, Miyatake SI.
Repeated treatments with bevacizumab for recurrent radiation necrosis in patients with malignant brain tumors: a report of 2 cases
J Neurooncol. 2010 Aug 7;. [Epub ahead of print]

Hassaneen W, Levine NB, Suki D, Salaskar AL, de Moura Lima A, McCutcheon IE, Prabhu SS, Lang FF, Demonte F, Rao G, Weinberg JS, Wildrick DM, Aldape KD, Sawaya R.
Multiple craniotomies in the management of multifocal and multicentric glioblastoma
J Neurosurg. 2010 Aug 6;. [Epub ahead of print]

Hong JJ, Rosenberg SA, Dudley ME, Yang JC, White DE, Butman JA, Sherry RM
Successful Treatment of Melanoma Brain Metastases With Adoptive Cell Therapy
Clin Cancer Res. 2010 Aug 23. [Epub ahead of print]

Katakura R, Suzuki Y, Sekine T, Sasaki YF, Fujimiya Y
Therapeutic Efficacy of Adoptive Cell Transfer on Survival of Patients with Glioblastoma Multiforme: Case Reports
Case Rep Oncol. 2010 Apr 28;3(2):110-124
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Kelly PJ, Dinkin MJ, Drappatz J, O'Regan KN, Weiss SE
Unexpected late radiation neurotoxicity following bevacizumab use: a case series
J Neurooncol. 2010 Aug 1;. [Epub ahead of print]

Kong DS, Kim ST, Lee JI, Suh YL, Lim DH, Kim WS, Kwon KH, Park K, Kim JH, Nam DH
Impact of adjuvant chemotherapy for gliomatosis cerebri
BMC Cancer 2010, 10:424 (13 August 2010)
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Kopecký J, Priester P, Slovácek L, Petera J, Kopecký O, Macingova Z.
Aplastic anemia as a cause of death in a patient with glioblastoma multiforme treated with temozolomide
Strahlenther Onkol. 2010 Aug;186(8):452-7

Madden JR, Addo-Yobo SO, Donson AM, Liu AK, McNatt SA, Kleinschmidt-Demasters BK, Fenton LZ, Foreman NK, Smith AA
Radiation-induced Glioblastoma Multiforme in Children Treated for Medulloblastoma With Characteristics of Both Medulloblastoma and Glioblastoma Multiforme
J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2010 Aug 24;. [Epub ahead of print]

Minniti G, Salvati M, Arcella A, Buttarelli F, D'Elia A, Lanzetta G, Esposito V, Scarpino S, Maurizi Enrici R, Giangaspero F.
Correlation between O(6)-methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase and survival in elderly patients with glioblastoma treated with radiotherapy plus concomitant and adjuvant temozolomide
J Neurooncol. 2010 Aug 5;. [Epub ahead of print]

Noël G, Mazeron JJ.
Reirradiation in primary or secondary brain tumors
Cancer Radiother. 2010 Aug 24

Omar AI, Mason WP
Temozolomide: The evidence for its therapeutic efficacy in malignant astrocytomas
Core Evid. 2010 Jun 15;4:93-111. Published online 2010 June 15
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Rades D, Nadrowitz R, Buchmann I, Hunold P, Noack F, Schild SE, Meller B
Radiolabeled cetuximab plus whole-brain irradiation (WBI) for the treatment of brain metastases from non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)
Strahlenther Onkol. 2010 Aug;186(8):458-62. Epub 2010 Jul 29
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Sathornsumetee S, Desjardins A, Vredenburgh JJ, McLendon RE, Marcello J, Herndon JE, Mathe A, Hamilton M, Rich JN, Norfleet JA, Gururangan S, Friedman HS, Reardon DA.
Phase II trial of bevacizumab and erlotinib in patients with recurrent malignant glioma
Neuro Oncol. 2010 Aug 17;. [Epub ahead of print]

Scott J, Tsai YY, Chinnaiyan P, Yu HH.
Effectiveness of Radiotherapy for Elderly Patients with Glioblastoma
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2010 Jul 31;. [Epub ahead of print]

Sheehan JP, Williams BJ, Yen CP
Stereotactic radiosurgery for WHO grade I meningiomas
J Neurooncol. 2010 Aug 24. [Epub ahead of print]

Shingaki T, Inoue D, Furubayashi T, Sakane T, Katsumi H, Yamamoto A, Yamashita S
Transnasal Delivery of Methotrexate to Brain Tumors in Rats: A New Strategy for Brain Tumor Chemotherapy
Mol Pharm. 2010 Aug 9;. [Epub ahead of print]

Wolff JE, Kortmann RD, Wolff B, Pietsch T, Peters O, Schmid HJ, Rutkowski S, Warmuth-Metz M, Kramm C.
High dose methotrexate for pediatric high grade glioma: results of the HIT-GBM-D Pilot study
J Neurooncol. 2010 Aug 8;. [Epub ahead of print]

Zhao J, Fu Q, Zhang L.
A Clinical Observation of Concomitant Therapy of Erlotinib and Whole Brain Radiotherapy in Patients of NSCLC Combined with Brain Metastases
Zhongguo Fei Ai Za Zhi (Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer). 2009 Dec 20;12(12):1291-4. Chinese
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