Brain Tumor Reports

Volume 13 Number 5
May 2011


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Diagnosis



Alexandru D, Glantz MJ, Kim L, Chamberlain MC, Bota DA.
Pulmonary metastases in patients with recurrent, treatment-resistant meningioma: Prognosis and identification by (111) indium-octreotide imaging.
Cancer. 2011 Mar 28. doi: 10.1002/cncr.26065. [Epub ahead of print]
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Dacic S.
An update in molecular diagnostics of solid tumors.
Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2011 May;135(5):535-6.
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Keller DM
Intraoperative MRI Facilitates Complete Glioma Resection.
Report on the intervention of Christian Senft, MD at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) 79th Annual Meeting: Plenary Session I. Presented April 11, 2011, and of a comment of Mitchel Berger, MD on Dr. Senft's study.
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Nikiforova MN, Hamilton RL.
Molecular diagnostics of gliomas.
Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2011 May;135(5):558-68.
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Niyazi M, Geisler J, Siefert A, Schwarz SB, Ganswindt U, Garny S, Schnell O, Suchorska B, Kreth FW, Tonn JC, Bartenstein P, Fougère CL, Belka C.
FET-PET for malignant glioma treatment planning.
Radiother Oncol. 2011 Apr 4;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Seidel C, Dorner N, Osswald M, Wick A, Platten M, Bendszus M, Wick W.
Does age matter? - A MRI study on peritumoral edema in newly diagnosed primary glioblastoma.
BMC Cancer. 2011 Apr 12;11(1):127. [Epub ahead of print]
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Epidemiology



Davis F, Il'yasova D, Rankin K, McCarthy B, Bigner DD.
Medical Diagnostic Radiation Exposures and Risk of Gliomas.
Radiat Res. 2011 Apr 5;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Khan T, Akhtar W, Wotton CJ, Hart Y, Turner MR, Goldacre MJ.
Epilepsy and the subsequent risk of cerebral tumour: record linkage retrospective cohort study.
J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2011 Mar 28. [Epub ahead of print]
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Etiology & Pathogenesis



De Smaele E, Di Marcotullio L, Moretti M, Pelloni M, Occhione MA, Infante P, Cucchi D, Greco A, Pietrosanti L, Todorovic J, Coni S, Canettieri G, Ferretti E, Bei R, Maroder M, Screpanti I, Gulino A.
Identification and Characterization of KCASH2 and KCASH3, 2 Novel Cullin3 Adaptors Suppressing Histone Deacetylase and Hedgehog Activity in Medulloblastoma.
Neoplasia. 2011 Apr;13(4):374-85.
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Deleyrolle LP, Harding A, Cato K, Siebzehnrubl FA, Rahman M, Azari H, Olson S, Gabrielli B, Osborne G, Vescovi A, Reynolds BA.
Evidence for label-retaining tumour-initiating cells in human glioblastoma.
Brain. 2011 Apr 22;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Dziurzynski K, Wei J, Qiao W, Hatiboglu MA, Kong LY, Wu A, Wang Y, Cahill D, Levine NB, Prabhu S, Rao G, Sawaya R, Heimberger AB.
Glioma-associated cytomegalovirus mediates subversion of the monocyte lineage to a tumor propagating phenotype.
Clin Cancer Res. 2011 Apr 13. [Epub ahead of print]
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Gabriely G, Yi M, Narayan RS, Niers JM, Wurdinger T, Imitola J, Ligon KL, Kesari S, Esau C, Stephens RM, Tannous BA, Krichevsky AM.
Human glioma growth is controlled by microRNA-10b.
Cancer Res. 2011 Apr 11;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Geiger KD, Hendruschk S, Rieber EP, Morgenroth A, Weigle B, Juratli T, Senner V, Schackert G, Temme A.
The prostate stem cell antigen represents a novel glioma-associated antigen.
Oncol Rep. 2011 Apr 15;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Junier MP, Sharif A.
Instability of cell phenotype and tumor initiating cells in gliomas.
Biol Aujourdhui. 2011;205(1):63-74.
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Larysz D, Kula D, Kowal M, Rudnik A, Jarząb M, Blamek S, Bierzyńska-Macyszyn G, Kowalska M, Bażowski P, Jarząb B.
Epidermal growth factor receptor gene expression in high grade gliomas.
Folia Neuropathol. 2011;49(1):28-38. Epub 2011 Mar 31.
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Integrative Medicine



Lee SJ, Krauthauser C, Maduskuie V, Fawcett PT, Olson JM, Rajasekaran SA.
Curcumin-induced HDAC inhibition and attenuation of medulloblastoma growth in vitro and in vivo.
BMC Cancer. 2011 Apr 18;11(1):144. [Epub ahead of print]
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Overall Management



Brandes AA, Franceschi E.
Primary Brain Tumors in the Elderly Population.
Curr Treat Options Neurol. 2011 Apr 12;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Brem SS, Bierman PJ, Brem H, Butowski N, Chamberlain MC, Chiocca EA, Deangelis LM, Fenstermaker RA, Friedman A, Gilbert MR, Hesser D, Junck L, Linette GP, Loeffler JS, Maor MH, Michael M, Moots PL, Morrison T, Mrugala M, Nabors LB, Newton HB, Portnow J, Raizer JJ, Recht L, Shrieve DC, Sills AK Jr, Vrionis FD, Wen PY.
Central nervous system cancers.
J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2011 Apr;9(4):352-400.
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Kim SD, Jung TY, Jung S, Baek HJ.
Neo-adjuvant chemotherapy followed by surgery for extensive calvarial metastases of a neuroblastoma.
J Korean Neurosurg Soc. 2011 Jan;49(1):68-70.
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Lun M, Lok E, Gautam S, Wu E, Wong ET.
The natural history of extracranial metastasis from glioblastoma multiforme.
J Neurooncol. 2011 Apr 22;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Natalwala A, Bharkhada V, Noel G, Cruickshank G.
Comparison of time taken from initial presentation to histological diagnosis of Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) in Birmingham, United Kingdom and Strasbourg, France.
Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2011 Apr 4;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Rakha EA, Chan S.
Metastatic Triple-negative Breast Cancer.
Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol). 2011 Apr 23;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Salunke PS, Gupta K, Malik V, Kumar N, Henke LE, Cai C, Chen WS, Pfeifer JD.
Primary Ewing's sarcoma of cranial bones: analysis of ten patients.
Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2011 Apr 26;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Soto AM, Sonnenschein C.
The tissue organization field theory of cancer: A testable replacement for the somatic mutation theory.
BioEssays. Volume 33, Issue 5, pages 332–340, May 2011. Epub 2011 Apr 18.
 
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Vaux DL.
In defense of the somatic mutation theory of cancer.
BioEssays. Volume 33, Issue 5, pages 341–343, May 2011. Epub 2011 Apr 18.
 
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Case Reports



Grajkowska W, Kotulska K, Jurkiewicz E, Roszkowski M, Daszkiewicz P, Jóźwiak S, Matyja E.
Subependymal giant cell astrocytomas with atypical histological features mimicking malignant gliomas.
Folia Neuropathol. 2011;49(1):39-46. Epub 2011 Mar 31.
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Takagi I, Shakur SF, Lukas RV, Eller TW.
Spontaneous radiographic resolution and subsequent redemonstration of an untreated glioblastoma.
J Neurosurg. 2011 Apr 8. [Epub ahead of print]
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Prognosis



Hashimoto K, Narita Y, Miyakita Y, Ohno M, Sumi M, Mayahara H, Kayama T, Shibui S.
Comparison of Clinical Outcomes of Surgery Followed by Local Brain Radiotherapy and Surgery Followed by Whole Brain Radiotherapy in Patients With Single Brain Metastasis: Single-Center Retrospective Analysis.
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2011 Apr 6;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Ishkanian A, Laperriere NJ, Xu W, Millar BA, Payne D, Mason W, Sahgal A.
Upfront observation versus radiation for adult pilocytic astrocytoma.
Cancer. 2011 Mar 9. doi: 10.1002/cncr.25988. [Epub ahead of print]
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Lawrence YR, Wang M, Dicker AP, Andrews D, Curran WJ Jr, Michalski JM, Souhami L, Yung WK, Mehta M.
Early toxicity predicts long-term survival in high-grade glioma.
Br J Cancer. 2011 Apr 12. [Epub ahead of print]
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Metellus P, Nanni-Metellus I, Delfino C, Colin C, Tchogandjian A, Coulibaly B, Fina F, Loundou A, Barrie M, Chinot O, Ouafik L, Figarella-Branger D.
Prognostic Impact of CD133 mRNA Expression in 48 Glioblastoma Patients Treated with Concomitant Radiochemotherapy: A Prospective Patient Cohort at a Single Institution.
Ann Surg Oncol. 2011 Apr 9;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Oh KS, Hung J, Robertson PL, Garton HJ, Muraszko KM, Sandler HM, Hamstra DA.
Outcomes of Multidisciplinary Management in Pediatric Low-Grade Gliomas.
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2011 Apr 4. [Epub ahead of print]
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Raso A, Mascelli S, Biassoni R, Nozza P, Kool M, Pistorio A, Ugolotti E, Milanaccio C, Pignatelli S, Ferraro M, Pavanello M, Ravegnani M, Cama A, Garrè ML, Capra V.
High levels of PROM1 (CD133) transcript are a potential predictor of poor prognosis in medulloblastoma.
Neuro Oncol. 2011 Apr 12;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Sperduto PW, Kased N, Roberge D, Xu Z, Shanley R, Luo X, Sneed PK, Chao ST, Weil RJ, Suh J, Bhatt A, Jensen AW, Brown PD, Shih HA, Kirkpatrick J, Gaspar LE, Fiveash JB, Chiang V, Knisely JP, Sperduto CM, Lin N, Mehta M.
Effect of Tumor Subtype on Survival and the Graded Prognostic Assessment for Patients With Breast Cancer and Brain Metastases.
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2011 Apr 14. [Epub ahead of print]
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Psychosocial Aspects



Henriksson R, Asklund T, Poulsen HS.
Impact of therapy on quality of life, neurocognitive function and their correlates in glioblastoma multiforme: a review.
J Neurooncol. 2011 Apr 6. [Epub ahead of print]
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Stem Cells



Hua W, Yao Y, Chu Y, Zhong P, Sheng X, Xiao B, Wu J, Yang B, Mao Y, Zhou L.
The CD133+ tumor stem-like cell-associated antigen may elicit highly intense immune responses against human malignant glioma.
J Neurooncol. 2011 Apr 11. [Epub ahead of print]
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Hyun KH, Yoon CH, Kim RK, Lim EJ, An S, Park MJ, Hyun JW, Suh Y, Kim MJ, Lee SJ.
Eckol suppresses maintenance of stemness and malignancies in glioma stem-like cells.
Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 2011 Apr 14;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Li W, Sun W, Zhang Y, Wei W, Ambasudhan R, Xia P, Talantova M, Lin T, Kim J, Wang X, Kim WR, Lipton SA, Zhang K, Ding S.
Rapid induction and long-term self-renewal of primitive neural precursors from human embryonic stem cells by small molecule inhibitors.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Apr 27. [Epub ahead of print]
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Tafani M, Di Vito M, Frati A, Pellegrini L, De Santis E, Sette G, Eramo A, Sale P, Mari E, Santoro A, Raco A, Salvati M, De Maria R, Russo MA.
Pro-inflammatory gene expression in solid glioblastoma microenvironment and in hypoxic stem cells from human glioblastoma.
J Neuroinflammation. 2011 Apr 13;8(1):32. [Epub ahead of print]
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Tihan T, Pekmezci M, Karnezis A.
Neural stem cells and their role in the pathology and classification of central nervous system tumors.
Turk Patoloji Derg. 2011 Jan;27(1):1-11.
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Treatment


Laboratory Investigations



Agerholm-Larsen B, Iversen HK, Ibsen P, Moller JM, Mahmood F, Jensen KS, Gehl J.
Preclinical validation of electrochemotherapy as an effective treatment for brain tumors.
Cancer Res. 2011 Apr 20. [Epub ahead of print]
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Kast RE, Karpel-Massler G, Halatsch ME.
Augmentation of the cytocidal effects of temozolomide by olanzepine and metformin in the treatment of histamine-1 receptor-positive glioblastomas.
Br J Pharmacol. 2011 Mar 15. doi: 10.1111/j.1476-5381.2011.01320.x. [Epub ahead of print]
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Spiller SE, Logsdon NJ, Deckard LA, Sontheimer H.
Inhibition of nuclear factor kappa-B signaling reduces growth in medulloblastoma in vivo.
BMC Cancer. 2011 Apr 14;11(1):136. [Epub ahead of print]
 
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Villalonga-Planells R, Coll-Mulet L, Martínez-Soler F, Castaño E, Acebes JJ, Giménez-Bonafé P, Gil J, Tortosa A.
Activation of p53 by Nutlin-3a Induces Apoptosis and Cellular Senescence in Human Glioblastoma Multiforme.
PLoS One. 2011 Apr 5;6(4):e18588.
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Clinical Investigations



Castro MG, Candolfi M, Kroeger K, King GD, Curtin JF, Yagiz K, Mineharu Y, Assi H, Wibowo M, Ghulam Muhammad AK, Foulad D, Puntel M, Lowenstein PR.
Gene Therapy and Targeted Toxins for Glioma.
Curr Gene Ther. 2011 Apr 1;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Chinot OL, de La Motte Rouge T, Moore N, Zeaiter A, Das A, Phillips H, Modrusan Z, Cloughesy T.
AVAglio: Phase 3 trial of bevacizumab plus temozolomide and radiotherapy in newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme.
Adv Ther. 2011 Apr;28(4):334-40. Epub 2011 Mar 14.
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Della Puppa A, Denaro L, Rossetto M, Ciccarino P, Manara R, Lombardi G, Del Moro G, Rotilio A, d'Avella D, Scienza R.
Postoperative seizure in high grade glioma patients treated with BCNU wafers. A mono-institutional experience.
J Neurooncol. 2011 Apr 20. [Epub ahead of print]
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Keller DM
Vaccine Made of Glioblastoma Lysate Prolongs Survival.
Report on the intervention of Isaac Yang, MD at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) 79th Annual Meeting: Plenary Session I. Presented April 11, 2011, and of a comment of Andrew Parsa, MD, PhD. on Dr. Yang's study.
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Lawrence YR, Blumenthal DT, Matceyevsky D, Kanner AA, Bokstein F, Corn BW.
Delayed initiation of radiotherapy for glioblastoma: how important is it to push to the front (or the back) of the line?
J Neurooncol. 2011 Apr 24. [Epub ahead of print]
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Motomura K, Natsume A, Kishida Y, Higashi H, Kondo Y, Nakasu Y, Abe T, Namba H, Wakai K, Wakabayashi T.
Benefits of interferon-β and temozolomide combination therapy for newly diagnosed primary glioblastoma with the unmethylated MGMT promoter: A multicenter study.
Cancer. 2011 Apr 15;117(8):1721-30.
 
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Polkinghorn WR, Dunkel IJ, Souweidane MM, Khakoo Y, Lyden DC, Gilheeney SW, Becher OJ, Budnick AS, Wolden SL.
Disease Control and Ototoxicity Using Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy Tumor-Bed Boost for Medulloblastoma.
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2011 Apr 9;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Sakamoto N, Ishikawa E, Yamamoto T, Satomi K, Nakai K, Sato M, Enomoto T, Morishita Y, Takano S, Ohno T, Tsuboi K, Matsumura A.
Pathological changes after autologous formalin-fixed tumor vaccine therapy combined with temozolomide for glioblastoma.
Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo). 2011;51(4):319-25. Release date 2011 Apr 25.
 
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Salvati M, D'elia A, Frati A, Brogna C, Santoro A, Delfini R.
Safety and feasibility of the adjunct of local chemotherapy with biodegradable carmustine (BCNU) wafers to the standard multimodal approach to high grade gliomas at first diagnosis.
J Neurosurg Sci. 2011 Mar;55(1):1-6.
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Stummer W, van den Bent MJ, Westphal M.
Cytoreductive surgery of glioblastoma as the key to successful adjuvant therapies: new arguments in an old discussion.
Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2011 Apr 9;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Yoon HW, Giraldo EA, Wijdicks EF.
Valproic Acid and Warfarin: An Underrecognized Drug Interaction.
Neurocrit Care. 2011 Apr 22;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Metastatic Tumors


Fogarty G, Morton RL, Vardy J, Nowak AK, Mandel C, Forder PM, Hong A, Hruby G, Burmeister B, Shivalingam B, Dhillon H, Thompson JF.
Whole brain radiotherapy after local treatment of brain metastases in melanoma patients - a randomised phase III trial.
BMC Cancer. 2011 Apr 17;11(1):142. [Epub ahead of print]
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Lonser RR, Song DK, Klapper J, Hagan M, Auh S, Kerr PB, Citrin DE, Heiss JD, Camphausen K, Rosenberg SA.
Surgical management of melanoma brain metastases in patients treated with immunotherapy.
J Neurosurg. 2011 Apr 8;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Ruge MI, Kickingereder P, Grau S, Hoevels M, Treuer H, Sturm V.
Stereotactic biopsy combined with stereotactic (125)iodine brachytherapy for diagnosis and treatment of locally recurrent single brain metastases.
J Neurooncol. 2011 Apr 11. [Epub ahead of print]
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Verma J, Jonasch E, Allen P, Tannir N, Mahajan A.
Impact of tyrosine kinase inhibitors on the incidence of brain metastasis in metastatic renal cell carcinoma.
Cancer. 2011 Apr 11;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Recurrent Tumors


Bakst RL, Dunkel IJ, Gilheeney S, Khakoo Y, Becher O, Souweidane MM, Wolden SL.
Reirradiation for recurrent medulloblastoma.
Cancer. 2011 Apr 14;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Couldwell WT, Surnock AA, Tobia AJ, Cabana BE, Stillerman CB, Forsyth PA, Appley AJ, Spence AM, Hinton DR, Chen TC.
A phase 1/2 study of orally administered synthetic hypericin for treatment of recurrent malignant gliomas.
Cancer. 2011 Mar 31;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Cuneo KC, Vredenburgh JJ, Sampson JH, Reardon DA, Desjardins A, Peters KB, Friedman HS, Willett CG, Kirkpatrick JP.
Safety and Efficacy of Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Adjuvant Bevacizumab in Patients with Recurrent Malignant Gliomas.
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2011 Apr 12;. [Epub ahead of print]
 
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Torok JA, Wegner RE, Mintz AH, Heron DE, Burton SA.
Re-irradiation with Radiosurgery for Recurrent Glioblastoma Multiforme.
Technol Cancer Res Treat. 2011 Jun;10(3):253-8
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US Food and Drug Administration
FDA approves new medical device for form of brain cancer.
FDA. April 15, 2011.
 
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Treatment Overviews



Chamberlain M.
Evolving strategies: future treatment of glioblastoma.
Expert Rev Neurother. 2011 Apr;11(4):519-32.
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Pizer B, Donachie PH, Robinson K, Taylor RE, Michalski A, Punt J, Ellison DW, Picton S.
Treatment of recurrent central nervous system primitive neuroectodermal tumours in children and adolescents: Results of a Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group study.
Eur J Cancer. 2011 Apr 5;. [Epub ahead of print]
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Rainov NG, Heidecke V.
Clinical development of experimental therapies for malignant glioma.
Sultan Qaboos Univ Med J. 2011 Feb;11(1):5-28. Epub 2011 Feb 12.
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Walbert T, Mikkelsen T.
Recurrent high-grade glioma: a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge.
Expert Rev Neurother. 2011 Apr;11(4):509-18.
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Education



Ebos JM, Kerbel RS.
Antiangiogenic therapy: impact on invasion, disease progression, and metastasis.
Nat Rev Clin Oncol. 2011 Mar 1;8(4):210-21. Erratum in: Nat Rev Clin Oncol. 2011 Jun;8(6):316. Nat Rev Clin Oncol. 2011;8(4):221
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Spencer D.
Fighting brain tumors while protecting the brain: The stem cell story.
Neurology. 2011 Mar 29;76(13):e69-70.
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