Brain Tumor Reports

Volume 13 Number 3
March 2011

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Sedora-Román NI, Pendleton C, Mohyeldin A, Quiñones-Hinojosa A.
Harvey Cushing's early experience with pediatric gliomas.
Childs Nerv Syst. 2011 Feb 2;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Fruehwald-Pallamar J, Puchner SB, Rossi A, Garre ML, Cama A, Koelblinger C, Osborn AG, Thurnher MM.
Magnetic resonance imaging spectrum of medulloblastoma.
Neuroradiology. 2011 Jan 29;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Schwalbe EC, Lindsey JC, Straughton D, Hogg TL, Cole M, Megahed H, Ryan SL, Lusher ME, Taylor MD, Gilbertson RJ, Ellison DW, Bailey S, Clifford SC.
Rapid diagnosis of medulloblastoma molecular subgroups.
Clin Cancer Res. 2011 Feb 16;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Asirvatham JR, Deepti AN, Chyne R, Prasad MS, Chacko AG, Rajshekhar V, Chacko G.
Pediatric tumors of the central nervous system: a retrospective study of 1,043 cases from a tertiary care center in South India.
Childs Nerv Syst. 2011 Feb 23;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Baglietto L, Giles GG, English DR, Karahalios A, Hopper JL, Severi G.
Alcohol consumption and risk of glioblastoma; evidence from the Melbourne collaborative cohort study.
Int J Cancer. 2011 Apr 15;128(8):1929-34. Epub 2011 Jan 12.
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Caldarella A, Crocetti E, Paci E.
Is the incidence of brain tumors really increasing? A population-based analysis from a cancer registry.
J Neurooncol. 2011 Feb 17. [Epub ahead of print]
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de Vocht F, Burstyn I, Cherrie JW.
Time trends (1998-2007) in brain cancer incidence rates in relation to mobile phone use in England.
Bioelectromagnetics. 2011 Jan 28. [Epub ahead of print]
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Hardell L, Carlberg M, Hansson Mild K.
Pooled analysis of case-control studies on malignant brain tumours and the use of mobile and cordless phones including living and deceased subjects.
Int J Oncol. 2011 Feb 17;. [Epub ahead of print]
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McCarthy BJ, Rankin K, Il'yasova D, Erdal S, Vick N, Ali-Osman F, Bigner DD, Davis F.
Assessment of type of allergy and antihistamine use in the development of glioma.
Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2011 Mar;20(2):370-8.
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McCarthy BJ, Rankin KM, Aldape K, Bondy ML, Brännström T, Broholm H, Feychting M, Il'yasova D, Inskip PD, Johansen C, Melin BS, Ruder AM, Butler MA, Scheurer ME, Schüz J, Schwartzbaum JA, Wrensch MR, Davis FG.
Risk factors for oligodendroglial tumors: a pooled international study.
Neuro Oncol. 2011 Feb;13(2):242-50. Epub 2010 Dec 10.
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Nielsen EH, Feldt-Rasmussen U, Poulsgaard L, Kristensen LO, Astrup J, Jørgensen JO, Bjerre P, Andersen M, Andersen C, Jørgensen J, Lindholm J, Laurberg P.
Incidence of craniopharyngioma in Denmark (n = 189) and estimated world incidence of craniopharyngioma in children and adults.
J Neurooncol. 2011 Feb 19. [Epub ahead of print]
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Ostrom QT, Barnholtz-Sloan JS.
Current State of Our Knowledge on Brain Tumor Epidemiology.
Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep. 2011 Feb 19;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Etiology & Pathogenesis

Coco S, Valdora F, Bonassi S, Scaruffi P, Stigliani S, Oberthuer A, Berthold F, Andolfo I, Servidei T, Riccardi R, Basso E, Iolascon A, Tonini GP.
Chromosome 9q and 16q Loss Identified by Genome-Wide Pooled-Analysis Are Associated with Tumor Aggressiveness in Patients with Classic Medulloblastoma.
OMICS. 2011 Feb 24;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Crouse NR, Dahiya S, Gutmann DH.
Rethinking pediatric gliomas as developmental brain abnormalities.
Curr Top Dev Biol. 2011;94:283-308.
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Davies PC, Lineweaver CH.
Cancer tumors as Metazoa 1.0: tapping genes of ancient ancestors.
Phys Biol. 2011 Feb 7;8(1):015001. [Epub ahead of print]
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McCabe MG, Bäcklund LM, Leong HS, Ichimura K, Collins VP.
Chromosome 17 alterations identify good-risk and poor-risk tumors independently of clinical factors in medulloblastoma.
Neuro Oncol. 2011 Feb 2;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Roussel MF, Hatten ME.
Cerebellum: development and medulloblastoma.
Curr Top Dev Biol. 2011;94:235-82.Epub 2011 Feb 3.
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Torquato S.
Toward an Ising model of cancer and beyond.
Phys Biol. 2011 Feb 7;8(1):015017. [Epub ahead of print]
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Integrative Medicine

Fujita M, Kohanbash G, Fellows-Mayle W, Hamilton RL, Komohara Y, Decker SA, Ohlfest JR, Okada H.
COX-2 blockade suppresses gliomagenesis by inhibiting myeloid-derived suppressor cells.
Cancer Res. 2011 Feb 15. [Epub ahead of print]
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Kirste S, Treier M, Wehrle SJ, Becker G, Abdel-Tawab M, Gerbeth K, Hug MJ, Lubrich B, Grosu AL, Momm F.
Boswellia serrata acts on cerebral edema in patients irradiated for brain tumors: A prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind pilot trial.
Cancer. 2011 Feb 1. doi: 10.1002/cncr.25945. [Epub ahead of print]
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Kyritsis AP, Bondy ML, Levin VA.
Modulation of Glioma Risk and Progression by Dietary Nutrients and Antiinflammatory Agents.
Nutr Cancer. 2011 Feb 6;63(2):174-84.. [Epub ahead of print]
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Shao J, Zheng D, Jiang Z, Xu H, Hu Y, Li X, Lu X.
Curcumin delivery by methoxy polyethylene glycol-poly(caprolactone) nanoparticles inhibits the growth of C6 glioma cells.
Acta Biochim Biophys Sin (Shanghai). 2011 Feb 24;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Overall Management

Bilginer B, Narin F, Oguz KK, Uzun S, Soylemezoglu F, Akalan N.
Benign cerebellar pilocytic astrocytomas in children.
Turk Neurosurg. 2011 Jan;21(1):22-6.
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Brandes AA, Franceschi E.
New Agents and New End Points for Recurrent Gliomas.
J Clin Oncol. 2011 Jan 31. [Epub ahead of print]
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Go PH, Klaassen Z, Meadows MC, Chamberlain RS.
Gastrointestinal cancer and brain metastasis: A rare and ominous sign.
Cancer. 2011 Feb 11;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Oya S, Kim SH, Sade B, Lee JH.
The natural history of intracranial meningiomas.
J Neurosurg. 2011 Jan 21. [Epub ahead of print]
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Storstein A, Helseth E, Johannesen TB, Schellhorn T, Mørk S, Helvoirt RV.
High-grade gliomas in adults.
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2011 Feb 4;131(3):238-241. Norwegian.
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Soria-Urios G, Duque P, García-Moreno JM.
Music and brain: neuroscientific foundations and musical disorders.
Rev Neurol. 2011 Jan 1;52(1):45-55. Spanish.
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Wu B, Liu W, Zhu H, Feng H, Liu J.
Primary glioblastoma of the cerebellopontine angle in adults.
J Neurosurg. 2011 Jan 21. [Epub ahead of print]
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Case Reports

Ohba S, Shimizu K, Shibao S, Miwa T, Nakagawa T, Sasaki H, Murakami H.
A glioblastoma arising from the attached region where a meningioma had been totally removed.
Neuropathology. 2011 Feb 1;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Privett BJ, Liubinas SV, Tsui A, Gonzales M, Lo P.
Pilocytic astrocytoma with neoplastic gemistocytes undergoing spontaneous transformation to glioblastoma multiforme without prior radiotherapy.
J Clin Neurosci. 2011 Feb 22;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Baek JY, Kang MH, Hong YS, Kim TW, Kim DY, Oh JH, Lee SH, Park JH, Kim JH, Kim SY.
Characteristics and prognosis of patients with colorectal cancer-associated brain metastases in the era of modern systemic chemotherapy.
J Neurooncol. 2011 Feb 19. [Epub ahead of print]
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Inoue T, Kumabe T, Kanamori M, Sonoda Y, Watanabe M, Tominaga T.
Prognostic factors for patients with gliomatosis cerebri: retrospective analysis of 17 consecutive cases.
Neurosurg Rev. 2011 Feb 8;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Gerber NU, von Hoff K, von Bueren AO, Treulieb W, Warmuth-Metz M, Pietsch T, Soerensen N, Faldum A, Emser A, Schlegel PG, Deinlein F, Kortmann RD, Rutkowski S.
Outcome of 11 children with ependymoblastoma treated within the prospective HIT-trials between 1991 and 2006.
J Neurooncol. 2011 Feb 11;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Rieken S, Mohr A, Habermehl D, Welzel T, Lindel K, Witt O, Kulozik AE, Wick W, Debus J, Combs SE.
Outcome and Prognostic Factors of Radiation Therapy for Medulloblastoma.
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2011 Feb 22. [Epub ahead of print]
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Sirachainan N, Nuchprayoon I, Thanarattanakorn P, Pakakasama S, Lusawat A, Visudibhan A, Dhanachai M, Larbcharoensub N, Amornfa J, Shotelersuk K, Katanyuwong K, Tangkaratt S, Hongeng S.
Outcome of medulloblastoma in children treated with reduced-dose radiation therapy plus adjuvant chemotherapy.
J Clin Neurosci. 2011 Feb 8;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Watanabe R, Nakasu Y, Tashiro H, Mitsuya K, Ito I, Nakasu S, Nakajima T.
O(6)-Methylguanine DNA methyltransferase expression in tumor cells predicts outcome of radiotherapy plus concomitant and adjuvant temozolomide therapy in patients with primary glioblastoma.
Brain Tumor Pathol. 2011 Feb 18;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Psychosocial Aspects

Sun A, Bae K, Gore EM, Movsas B, Wong SJ, Meyers CA, Bonner JA, Schild SE, Gaspar LE, Bogart JA, Werner-Wasik M, Choy H.
Phase III trial of prophylactic cranial irradiation compared with observation in patients with locally advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: neurocognitive and quality-of-life analysis.
J Clin Oncol. 2011 Jan 20;29(3):279-86. Epub 2010 Dec 6.
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Waagemans ML, van Nieuwenhuizen D, Dijkstra M, Wumkes M, Dirven CM, Leenstra S, Reijneveld JC, Klein M, Stalpers LJ.
Long-term impact of cognitive deficits and epilepsy on quality of life in low-grade meningioma patients.
Neurosurgery. 2011 Feb 22. [Epub ahead of print]
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Stem Cells

Alcantara Llaguno SR, Chen Y, McKay RM, Parada LF.
Stem cells in brain tumor development.
Curr Top Dev Biol. 2011;94:15-44.
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Gong X, Schwartz PH, Linskey ME, Bota DA.
Neural stem/progenitors and glioma stem-like cells have differential sensitivity to chemotherapy.
Neurology. 2011 Mar 29;76(13):1126-34. Epub 2011 Feb 23.
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Siebzehnrubl FA, Reynolds BA, Vescovi A, Steindler DA, Deleyrolle LP.
The origins of glioma: E Pluribus Unum?
Glia. 2011 Feb 23;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Thirant C, Bessette B, Varlet P, Puget S, Cadusseau J, Dos Reis Tavares S, Studler JM, Silvestre DC, Susini A, Villa C, Miquel C, Bogeas A, Surena AL, Dias-Morais A, Léonard N, Pflumio F, Biéche I, Boussin FD, Sainte-Rose C, Grill J, Daumas-Duport C, Chneiweiss H, Junier MP.
Clinical relevance of tumor cells with stem-like properties in pediatric brain tumors.
PLoS One. 2011 Jan 28;6(1):e16375.
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Wan F, Herold-Mende C, Campos B, Centner FS, Dictus C, Becker N, Devens F, Mogler C, Felsberg J, Grabe N, Reifenberger G, Lichter P, Unterberg A, Bermejo JL, Ahmadi R.
Association of stem cell-related markers and survival in astrocytic gliomas.
Biomarkers. 2011 Mar;16(2):136-43.
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Laboratory Investigations

Canazza A, De Grazia U, Fumagalli L, Brait L, Ghielmetti F, Fariselli L, Croci D, Salmaggi A, Ciusani E.
In vitro effects of Cyberknife-driven intermittent irradiation on glioblastoma cell lines.
Neurol Sci. 2011 Feb 8;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Chen CH, Chang YJ, Ku MS, Chung KT, Yang JT.
Enhancement of temozolomide-induced apoptosis by valproic acid in human glioma cell lines through redox regulation.
J Mol Med. 2011 Mar;89(3):303-15.
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Clinical Investigations

Ahluwalia MS.
2010 Society for Neuro-Oncology Annual Meeting: a report of selected studies.
Expert Rev Anticancer Ther. 2011 Feb;11(2):161-3.
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Holdhoff M, Grossman SA.
Controversies in the adjuvant therapy of high-grade gliomas.
Oncologist. 2011;16(3):351-8. Epub 2011 Feb 21.
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Noël G, Schott R, Froelich S, Gaub MP, Boyer P, Fischer-Lokou D, Dufour P, Kehrli P, Maitrot D.
Retrospective Comparison of Chemoradiotherapy Followed by Adjuvant Chemotherapy, With or Without Prior Gliadel Implantation (Carmustine) After Initial Surgery in Patients With Newly Diagnosed High-Grade Gliomas.
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2011 Feb 5;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Wick W, Wick A, Weiler M, Weller M.
Patterns of Progression in Malignant Glioma Following Anti-VEGF Therapy: Perceptions and Evidence.
Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep. 2011 Feb 1. [Epub ahead of print]
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Williams BJ, Yen CP, Starke RM, Basina B, Nguyen J, Rainey J, Sherman JH, Schlesinger D, Sheehan JP.
Gamma Knife surgery for parasellar meningiomas: long-term results including complications, predictive factors, and progression-free survival.
J Neurosurg. 2011 Feb 11. [Epub ahead of print]
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Pediatric Patients

Bartels U, Baruchel S, Carret AS, Crooks B, Hukin J, Johnston D, Silva M, Strother D, Wilson B, Zelcer S, Eisenstat D, Sung L, Bouffet E.
The use and effectiveness of temozolomide in children with central nervous system tumours: a survey from the Canadian Paediatric Brain Tumour Consortium.
Curr Oncol. 2011 Jan;18(1):e19-e24.
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Cohen KJ, Pollack IF, Zhou T, Buxton A, Holmes EJ, Burger PC, Brat DJ, Rosenblum MK, Hamilton RL, Lavey RS, Heideman RL.
Temozolomide in the treatment of high-grade gliomas in children: a report from the Children's Oncology Group.
Neuro Oncol. 2011 Mar;13(3):317-23.
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Pollack IF, Stewart CF, Kocak M, Poussaint TY, Broniscer A, Banerjee A, Douglas JG, Kun LE, Boyett JM, Geyer JR.
A phase II study of gefitinib and irradiation in children with newly diagnosed brainstem gliomas: A report from the Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium.
Neuro Oncol. 2011 Feb 3;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Metastatic Tumors

Kocher M, Soffietti R, Abacioglu U, Villà S, Fauchon F, Baumert BG, Fariselli L, Tzuk-Shina T, Kortmann RD, Carrie C, Ben Hassel M, Kouri M, Valeinis E, van den Berge D, Collette S, Collette L, Mueller RP.
Adjuvant whole-brain radiotherapy versus observation after radiosurgery or surgical resection of one to three cerebral metastases: results of the EORTC 22952-26001 study.
J Clin Oncol. 2011 Jan 10;29(2):134-41. Epub 2010 Nov 1.
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Wegner RE, Olson AC, Kondziolka D, Niranjan A, Lundsford LD, Flickinger JC.
Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Patients With Brain Metastases From Small Cell Lung Cancer.
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2011 Feb 22. [Epub ahead of print]
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Recurrent Tumors

Chamberlain MC, Johnston SK.
Hydroxyurea for recurrent surgery and radiation refractory meningioma: a retrospective case series.
J Neurooncol. 2011 Feb 13. [Epub ahead of print]
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Fontanilla HP, Pinnix CC, Ketonen LM, Woo SY, Vats TS, Rytting ME, Wolff JE, Mahajan A.
Palliative Reirradiation for Progressive Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma.
Am J Clin Oncol. 2011 Feb 3;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Pope WB, Xia Q, Paton VE, Das A, Hambleton J, Kim HJ, Huo J, Brown MS, Goldin J, Cloughesy T.
Patterns of progression in patients with recurrent glioblastoma treated with bevacizumab.
Neurology. 2011 Feb 1;76(5):432-7.
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Wakabayashi T, Kayama T, Nishikawa R, Takahashi H, Hashimoto N, Takahashi J, Aoki T, Sugiyama K, Ogura M, Natsume A, Yoshida J.
A multicenter phase I trial of combination therapy with interferon-β and temozolomide for high-grade gliomas (INTEGRA study): the final report.
J Neurooncol. 2011 Feb 14;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Wen PY, Schiff D, Cloughesy TF, Raizer JJ, Laterra J, Smitt M, Wolf M, Oliner KS, Anderson A, Zhu M, Loh E, Reardon DA.
A phase II study evaluating the efficacy and safety of AMG 102 (rilotumumab) in patients with recurrent glioblastoma.
Neuro Oncol. 2011 Feb 4;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Children's Corner

Mancini Camporeale E.
La cristalliera
(The glass cabinet).
BrainLife, Published online: 12 March 2011.
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