Brain Tumor Reports

Volume 13 Number 4
April 2011


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Contents




Classification



Dahlback HS, Gorunova L, Brandal P, Scheie D, Helseth E, Meling TR, Heim S.
Genomic aberrations in diffuse low-grade gliomas.
Genes Chromosomes Cancer. 2011 Mar 15;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Gessi M, Setty P, Bisceglia M, Zur Muehlen A, Lauriola L, Waha A, Giangaspero F, Pietsch T.
Supratentorial Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumors of the Central Nervous System in Adults: Molecular and Histopathologic Analysis of 12 Cases.
Am J Surg Pathol. 2011 Mar 3;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Hirose Y, Sasaki H, Miwa T, Ohba S, Ikeda E, Abe M, Ikeda S, Kobayashi M, Kawase T, Hasegawa M, Yoshida K.
Whole genome analysis from microdissected tissue revealed adult supratentorial grade II-III gliomas are divided into clinically relevant subgroups by genetic profile.
Neurosurgery. 2011 Feb 23;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Kim TM, Huang W, Park R, Park PJ, Johnson MD.
A developmental taxonomy of glioblastoma defined and maintained by microRNAs.
Cancer Res. 2011 Mar 8;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Ohgaki H, Kleihues P.
Genetic profile of astrocytic and oligodendroglial gliomas.
Brain Tumor Pathol. 2011 Mar 26;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Puget S, Boddaert N, Veillard AS, Garnett M, Miquel C, Andreiuolo F, Sainte-Rose C, Roujeau T, Dirocco F, Bourgeois M, Zerah M, Doz F, Grill J, Varlet P.
Neuropathological and neuroradiological spectrum of pediatric malignant gliomas: correlation with outcome.
Neurosurgery. 2011 Feb 26. [Epub ahead of print]
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Diagnosis



Hygino da Cruz LC Jr, Rodriguez I, Domingues RC, Gasparetto EL, Sorensen AG.
Pseudoprogression and Pseudoresponse: Imaging Challenges in the Assessment of Posttreatment Glioma.
AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2011 Mar 10;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Kazim SF, Bhatti AU.
Glioblastoma multiforme masquerading as intracerebral haemorrhage: a diagnostic dilemma.
J Pak Med Assoc. 2011 Feb;61(2):196-7.
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Santra A, Kumar R, Sharma P, Bal C, Kumar A, Julka PK, Malhotra A.
F-18 FDG PET-CT in patients with recurrent glioma: Comparison with contrast enhanced MRI.
Eur J Radiol. 2011 Feb 23;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Epidemiology



Cowppli-Bony A, Bouvier G, Rué M, Loiseau H, Vital A, Lebailly P, Fabbro-Peray P, Baldi I.
Brain tumors and hormonal factors: review of the epidemiological literature.
Cancer Causes Control. 2011 Feb 26;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Hsu S, Quattrone M, Ostrom Q, Ryken TC, Sloan AE, Barnholtz-Sloan JS.
Incidence patterns for primary malignant spinal cord gliomas: a Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results study.
J Neurosurg Spine. 2011 Mar 11;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Jain A, Sharma MC, Suri V, Kale SS, Mahapatra AK, Tatke M, Chacko G, Pathak A, Santosh V, Nair P, Husain N, Sarkar C.
Spectrum of pediatric brain tumors in India: A multi-institutional study.
Neurol India 2011 March-April; 59:208-11. Epub 2011 Apr 7.
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Mohanty A.
Spectrum of pediatric brain tumors in India.
Neurol India 2011 March-April; 59:156. Epub 2011 Apr 7.
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Vuong DA, Rades D, Vo SQ, Busse R.
Extracranial metastatic patterns on occurrence of brain metastases.
J Neurooncol. 2011 Mar 11;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Etiology & Pathogenesis



Chacko G.
Matrix metalloproteinases.
Neurol India 2011;59:224-5. Epub 2011 Apr 7.
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Charles NA, Holland EC, Gilbertson R, Glass R, Kettenmann H.
The brain tumor microenvironment.
Glia. 2011 Mar 28;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Chow LM, Endersby R, Zhu X, Rankin S, Qu C, Zhang J, Broniscer A, Ellison DW, Baker SJ.
Cooperativity within and among Pten, p53, and Rb Pathways Induces High-Grade Astrocytoma in Adult Brain.
Cancer Cell. 2011 Mar 8;19(3):305-16.
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Hauptman JS.
From the bench to the bedside: Medulloblastoma subtypes, cholinergic neuron function in the nucleus accumbens, and mechanisms of chronic neuropathic pain.
Surg Neurol Int. 2011 Feb 14;2:16.
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Kakkar A, Suri V, Jha P, Srivastava A, Sharma V, Pathak P, Sharma MC, Sharma MS, Kale SS, Chosdol K, Phalak M, Sarkar C. 
Loss of heterozygosity on chromosome 10q in glioblastomas, and its association with other genetic alterations and survival in Indian patients.
Neurol India 2011;59:254-261. Epub 2011 Apr 7.
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Kim SJ, Kim JS, Park ES, Lee JS, Lin Q, Langley RR, Maya M, He J, Kim SW, Weihua Z, Balasubramanian K, Fan D, Mills GB, Hung MC, Fidler IJ.
Astrocytes upregulate survival genes in tumor cells and induce protection from chemotherapy.
Neoplasia. 2011 Mar;13(3):286-98.
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Kumar R, Malik N, Tungaria A, Kawal P.
Matrix metalloproteinase-2 gene polymorphism is not associated with increased glioblastoma multiforme susceptibility: An Indian institutional experience.
Neurol India 2011;59:236-40. Epub 2011 Apr 7.
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Lehtinen MK, Zappaterra MW, Chen X, Yang YJ, Hill AD, Lun M, Maynard T, Gonzalez D, Kim S, Ye P, D'Ercole AJ, Wong ET, Lamantia AS, Walsh CA.
The cerebrospinal fluid provides a proliferative niche for neural progenitor cells.
Neuron. 2011 Mar 10;69(5):893-905.
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Lim SK, Llaguno SR, McKay RM, Parada LF.
Glioblastoma multiforme: a perspective on recent findings in human cancer and mouse models.
BMB Rep. 2011 Mar;44(3):158-64.
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Monje M, Beachy PA, Fisher PG.
Hedgehogs, Flies, Wnts and MYCs: The Time Has Come for Many Things in Medulloblastoma.
J Clin Oncol. 2011 Feb 28;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Moore LM, Holmes KM, Fuller GN, Zhang W.
Oncogene interactions are required for glioma development and progression as revealed by a tissue specific transgenic mouse model.
Chin J Cancer. 2011 Mar;30(3):163-72.
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Pomeroy SL, Cho YJ.
Molecular fingerprints of medulloblastoma and their application to clinical practice.
Future Oncol. 2011 Mar;7(3):327-9.
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Ranjan M, Santosh V, Tandon A, Anandh B, Sampath S, Devi BI, Chandramouli BA. 
Factors predicting progression of low-grade diffusely infiltrating astrocytoma.
Neurol India 2011;59:248-253. Epub 2011 Apr 7.
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Sana J, Hajduch M, Michalek J, Vyzula R, Slaby O.
MicroRNAs and glioblastoma: roles in core signaling pathways and potential clinical implications.
J Cell Mol Med. 2011 Mar 24;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Shao MM, Liu J, Vong JS, Niu Y, Germin B, Tang P, Chan AW, Lui PC, Law BK, Tan PH, Tse GM.
A subset of breast cancer predisposes to brain metastasis.
Med Mol Morphol. 2011 Mar;44(1):15-20.
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Suri V, Jha P, Sharma MC, Sarkar C. 
O 6 -methylguanine DNA methyltransferase gene promoter methylation in high-grade gliomas: A review of current status.
Neurol India 2011;59:229-235. Epub 2011 Apr 7.
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Zerrouqi A, Van Meir EG.
A conspiracy of glioma and endothelial cells to invade the normal brain.
Oncotarget. 2011 Jan-Feb;2(1-2):1-4.
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Integrative Medicine



Castino R, Pucer A, Veneroni R, Morani F, Peracchio C, Lah TT, Isidoro C.
Resveratrol Reduces the Invasive Growth and Promotes the Acquisition of a Long-Lasting Differentiated Phenotype in Human Glioblastoma Cells.
J Agric Food Chem. 2011 Mar 11;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Seifert G, Rutkowski S, Jesse P, Madeleyn R, Reif M, Henze G, Längler A.
Anthroposophic Supportive Treatment in Children With Medulloblastoma Receiving First-line Therapy.
J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2011 Mar 1;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Sheweita SA, Sheikh BY.
Can Dietary Antioxidants Reduce the Incidence of Brain Tumors?
Curr Drug Metab. 2011 Mar 25;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Overall Management



Balañá C, Etxaniz O, Bugés C, Martínez A.
Approval denied by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for bevacizumab in the treatment of high-grade glioma recurrence: a good idea or a grave error?
Clin Transl Oncol. 2011 Mar;13(3):209-10.
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Weller M, Wick W.
Are we ready to demystify age in glioblastoma? Or does older age matter in glioblastoma?
Neuro Oncol. 2011 Apr;13(4):365-6.
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Case Reports



Khanna M, Siraj F, Chopra P, Bhalla S, Roy S.
Gliosarcoma with prominent smooth muscle component (gliomyosarcoma): A report of 10 cases.
Indian J Pathol Microbiol. 2011 Jan-Mar;54(1):51-4.
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Sanborn MR, Pramick M, Brooks J, Welch WC.
Glioblastoma multiforme in the adult conus medullaris.
J Clin Neurosci. 2011 Mar 22;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Shibahara I, Kawaguchi T, Kanamori M, Yonezawa S, Takazawa H, Asano K, Ohkuma H, Kaimori M, Sasaki T, Nishijima M.
Pilocytic astrocytoma with histological malignant features without previous radiation therapy.
Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo). 2011;51(2):144-7.
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Singh M, Cugati G, Symss NP, Pande A, Vasudevan MC, Ramamurthi R.
Extra axial adult cerebellopontine angle medulloblastoma: An extremely rare site of tumor with metastasis.
Surg Neurol Int. 2011 Feb 26;2:25.
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Prognosis



Borg N, Guilfoyle MR, Greenberg DC, Watts C, Thomson S.
Serum albumin and survival in glioblastoma multiforme.
J Neurooncol. 2011 Mar 16;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Kreth S, Thon N, Eigenbrod S, Lutz J, Ledderose C, Egensperger R, Tonn JC, Kretzschmar HA, Hinske LC, Kreth FW.
O-Methylguanine-DNA Methyltransferase (MGMT) mRNA Expression Predicts Outcome in Malignant Glioma Independent of MGMT Promoter Methylation.
PLoS One. 2011 Feb 18;6(2):e17156.
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Sanai N, Polley MY, McDermott MW, Parsa AT, Berger MS.
An extent of resection threshold for newly diagnosed glioblastomas.
J Neurosurg. 2011 Mar 18;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Tamayo P, Cho YJ, Tsherniak A, Greulich H, Ambrogio L, Schouten-van Meeteren N, Zhou T, Buxton A, Kool M, Meyerson M, Pomeroy SL, Mesirov JP.
Predicting Relapse in Patients With Medulloblastoma by Integrating Evidence From Clinical and Genomic Features.
J Clin Oncol. 2011 Feb 28;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Villà S, Weber DC, Moretones C, Mañes A, Combescure C, Jové J, Puyalto P, Cuadras P, Bruna J, Verger E, Balañà C, Graus F.
Validation of the new graded prognostic assessment scale for brain metastases: a multicenter prospective study.
Radiat Oncol. 2011 Mar 2;6:23.
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Psychosocial Aspects



Edelstein K, Spiegler BJ, Fung S, Panzarella T, Mabbott DJ, Jewitt N, D'Agostino NM, Mason WP, Bouffet E, Tabori U, Laperriere N, Hodgson DC.
Early aging in adult survivors of childhood medulloblastoma: Long-term neurocognitive, functional, and physical outcomes.
Neuro Oncol. 2011 Mar 2;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Iuvone L, Peruzzi L, Colosimo C, Tamburrini G, Caldarelli M, Di Rocco C, Battaglia D, Guzzetta F, Misciagna S, Di Giannatale A, Ruggiero A, Riccardi R.
Pretreatment neuropsychological deficits in children with brain tumors.
Neuro Oncol. 2011 Mar 3;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Stem Cells



Bak XY, Dang HL, Yang J, Ye K, Lee EX, Lim SK, Wang S.
Human Embryonic Stem Cell-derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells as Cellular Delivery Vehicles for Prodrug Gene Therapy of Glioblastoma.
Hum Gene Ther. 2011 Mar 22;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Cheng L, Wu Q, Guryanova OA, Huang Z, Huang Q, Rich JN, Bao S.
Elevated invasive potential of glioblastoma stem cells.
Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2011 Mar 1;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Jiao H, Guan F, Yang B, Li J, Shan H, Song L, Hu X, Du Y. 
Human umbilical cord blood-derived mesenchymal stem cells inhibit C6 glioma via downregulation of cyclin D1.
Neurol India 2011;59:241-247. Epub 2011 Apr 7.
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Shankar SK.
Human umbilical cord blood-derived mesenchymal stem cells and their effect on gliomas. 
Neurol India 2011;59:226-8. Epub 2011 Apr 7.
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Treatment


Laboratory Investigations



Goellner EM, Grimme B, Brown AR, Lin YC, Wang XH, Sugrue KF, Mitchell L, Trivedi RN, Tang JB, Sobol RW.
Overcoming Temozolomide Resistance in Glioblastoma via Dual Inhibition of NAD+ Biosynthesis and Base Excision Repair.
Cancer Res. 2011 Mar 15;71(6):2308-17.
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Yin J, Kim JK, Moon JH, Beck S, Piao D, Jin X, Kim SH, Lim YC, Nam DH, You S, Kim H, Choi YJ.
hMSC-mediated Concurrent Delivery of Endostatin and Carboxylesterase to Mouse Xenografts Suppresses Glioma Initiation and Recurrence.
Mol Ther. 2011 Mar 8;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Ying M, Wang S, Sang Y, Sun P, Lal B, Goodwin CR, Guerrero-Cazares H, Quinones-Hinojosa A, Laterra J, Xia S.
Regulation of glioblastoma stem cells by retinoic acid: role for Notch pathway inhibition.
Oncogene. 2011 Mar 7;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Zhuang W, Li B, Long L, Chen L, Huang Q, Liang Z.
Induction of autophagy promotes differentiation of glioma-initiating cells and their radiosensitivity.
Int J Cancer. 2011 Feb 3;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Clinical Investigations



Dobelbower MC, Burnett Iii OL, Nordal RA, Nabors LB, Markert JM, Hyatt MD, Fiveash JB.
Patterns of failure for glioblastoma multiforme following concurrent radiation and temozolomide.
J Med Imaging Radiat Oncol. 2011 Feb;55(1):77-81.
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Grauer O, Pascher C, Hartmann C, Zeman F, Weller M, Proescholdt M, Brawanski A, Pietsch T, Wick W, Bogdahn U, Hau P.
Temozolomide and 13-cis retinoic acid in patients with anaplastic gliomas: a prospective single-arm monocentric phase-II study (RNOP-05).
J Neurooncol. 2011 Mar 4. [Epub ahead of print]
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Patel S, Dibiase S, Meisenberg B, Flannery T, Patel A, Dhople A, Cheston S, Amin P.
Phase I Clinical Trial Assessing Temozolomide and Tamoxifen With Concomitant Radiotherapy for Treatment of High-Grade Glioma.
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2011 Feb 24. [Epub ahead of print]
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Suri V, Jha P, Sharma MC, Sarkar C.
O 6 -methylguanine DNA methyltransferase gene promoter methylation in high-grade gliomas: A review of current status
Neurol India, 2011 March-April, Volume 59 Issue 2, 59:229-235
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Topkan E, Topuk S, Oymak E, Parlak C, Pehlivan B.
Pseudoprogression in Patients With Glioblastoma Multiforme After Concurrent Radiotherapy and Temozolomide.
Am J Clin Oncol. 2011 Mar 10;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Komatsu F, Kawaguchi H, Tsugu H, Oshiro S, Komatsu M, Fukushima T, Nabeshima K, Inoue T.
Radiation-induced astrocytoma with rapid malignant transformation.
Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo). 2011;51(3):243-6.
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Recurrent Tumors


El Majdoub F, Simon T, Hoevels M, Berthold F, Sturm V, Maarouf M.
Interstitial Brachytherapy using Stereotactic Implanted (125)Iodine Seeds for Recurrent Medulloblastoma.
Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol). 2011 Mar 24;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Iwamoto FM, Lamborn KR, Kuhn JG, Wen PY, Alfred Yung WK, Gilbert MR, Chang SM, Lieberman FS, Prados MD, Fine HA.
A phase I/II trial of the histone deacetylase inhibitor, romidepsin, for adults with recurrent malignant glioma: North American Brain Tumor Consortium Study 03-03.
Neuro Oncol. 2011 Mar 3;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Jakobsen JN, Hasselbalch B, Stockhausen MT, Lassen U, Poulsen HS.
Irinotecan and bevacizumab in recurrent glioblastoma multiforme.
Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2011 Apr;12(5):825-33.
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Kyritsis AP, Levin VA.
An algorithm for chemotherapy treatment of recurrent glioma patients after temozolomide failure in the general oncology setting.
Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 2011 Mar 27;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Wick A, Dörner N, Schäfer N, Hofer S, Heiland S, Schemmer D, Platten M, Weller M, Bendszus M, Wick W.
Bevacizumab does not increase the risk of remote relapse in malignant glioma.
Ann Neurol. 2011 Mar;69(3):586-92.
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Pediatric Patients


Falsini B, Chiaretti A, Barone G, Piccardi M, Pierri F, Colosimo C, Lazzareschi I, Ruggiero A, Parisi V, Fadda A, Balestrazzi E, Riccardi R.
Topical Nerve Growth Factor as a Visual Rescue Strategy in Pediatric Optic Gliomas: A Pilot Study Including Electrophysiology.
Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2011 Mar 26;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Galloway TJ, Indelicato DJ, Amdur RJ, Swanson EL, Smith AA, Marcus RB.
Second Tumors in Pediatric Patients Treated With Radiotherapy to the Central Nervous System.
Am J Clin Oncol. 2011 Mar 4;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Greenfeld M, Constantini S, Tauman R, Sivan Y.
Sleep Disturbances in Children Recovered from Central Nervous System Neoplasms.
J Pediatr. 2011 Mar 9;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Tian AG, Edwards MS, Williams NJ, Olson DM.
Epilepsy surgery following brain tumor resection in children.
J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2011 Mar;7(3):229-34.
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Treatment Overviews



Erridge SC, Hart MG, Kerr GR, Smith C, McNamara S, Grant R, Gregor A, Whittle IR.
Trends in classification, referral and treatment and the effect on outcome of patients with glioma: a 20 year cohort.
J Neurooncol. 2011 Mar 8;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Scott JG, Suh JH, Elson P, Barnett GH, Vogelbaum MA, Peereboom DM, Stevens GH, Elinzano H, Chao ST.
Aggressive treatment is appropriate for glioblastoma multiforme patients 70 years old or older: a retrospective review of 206 cases.

Neuro Oncol. 2011 Mar 1;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Shonka NA.
Targets for therapy in ependymoma.
Target Oncol. 2011 Mar 29;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Tsimberidou AM, Letourneau K, Wen S, Wheler JJ, Hong DS, Naing A, Iskander NG, Uehara C, Kurzrock R.
Phase I Clinical Trials in 93 Patients with Brain Metastases: The M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Experience.
Clin Cancer Res. 2011 Mar 17. [Epub ahead of print]
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Long-term Survival



Vinchon M, Baroncini M, Leblond P, Delestret I.
Morbidity and tumor-related mortality among adult survivors of pediatric brain tumors: a review.
Childs Nerv Syst. 2011 Mar 16;. [Epub ahead of print]
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