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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333139/inhibition-of-autophagy-prevents-irradiation-induced-neural-stem-and-progenitor-cell-death-in-the-juvenile-mouse-brain
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Yafeng Wang, Kai Zhou, Tao Li, Yiran Xu, Cuicui Xie, Yanyan Sun, Yaodong Zhang, Juan Rodriguez, Klas Blomgren, Changlian Zhu
Radiotherapy is an effective tool in the treatment of malignant brain tumors. However, damage to brain stem and progenitor cells constitutes a major problem and is associated with long-term side effects. Autophagy has been shown to be involved in cell death, and the purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of autophagy inhibition on neural stem and progenitor cell death in the juvenile brain. Ten-day-old selective Atg7 knockout (KO) mice and wild-type (WT) littermates were subjected to a single 6Gy dose of whole-brain irradiation...
March 23, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315230/clinical-outcome-and-molecular-characterization-of-brain-metastases-from-esophageal-and-gastric-cancer-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Michele Ghidini, Fausto Petrelli, Jens Claus Hahne, Annamaria De Giorgi, Laura Toppo, Claudio Pizzo, Margherita Ratti, Sandro Barni, Rodolfo Passalacqua, Gianluca Tomasello
The aim of the study was to collect the available data on central nervous system (CNS) metastases from esophageal and gastric cancer. A PubMed, EMBASE, SCOPUS, Web of Science, LILACS, Ovid and Cochrane Library search was performed. Thirty-seven studies including 779 patients were considered. Among the data extracted, treatment of tumor and brain metastases (BMs), time to BMs development, number and subsite, extracerebral metastases rate, median overall survival (OS) and prognostic factors were included. For esophageal cancer, the median OS from diagnosis of BMs was 4...
April 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315229/primary-central-nervous-system-lymphoma-essential-points-in-diagnosis-and-management
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REVIEW
Semra Paydas
Primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) is an extra-nodal non-Hodgkin lymphoma. PCNSL is defined as lymphoma involving the brain, leptomeninges, eyes, or spinal cord without evidence of lymphoma outside the CNS. Treatment includes induction with chemotherapy and consolidation with whole-brain radiotherapy or high-dose chemotherapy supported by autologous stem cell transplantation. High-dose methotrexate is the most important drug in cases with PCNSL, and this drug will be used in combination with small molecules, BTK inhibitors, new monoclonal antibodies, and checkpoint blockers...
April 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314386/veliparib-in-combination-with-radiotherapy-for-the-treatment-of-mgmt-unmethylated-glioblastoma
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Toni Rose Jue, Kyoko Nozue, Ashleigh J Lester, Swapna Joshi, Lisette B W Schroder, Shane P Whittaker, Sheri Nixdorf, Robert W Rapkins, Mustafa Khasraw, Kerrie L McDonald
BACKGROUND: The O (6) -methylguanine methyltransferase (MGMT) gene is frequently unmethylated in patients with glioblastoma (GBM), rendering them non-responsive to the standard treatment regime of surgery followed by concurrent radiotherapy (RT) and temozolomide. Here, we investigate the efficacy of adding a PARP inhibitor, veliparib, to radiotherapy to treat MGMT unmethylated GBM. METHODS: The inhibition of PARP with veliparib (ABT-888), a potent and orally bioavailable inhibitor in combination with RT was tested on a panel of patient derived cell lines (PDCLs) and patient-derived xenografts (PDX) models generated from GBM patients with MGMT unmethylated tumors...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306548/repeated-diffusion-mri-reveals-earliest-time-point-for-stratification-of-radiotherapy-response-in-brain-metastases
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Faisal Mahmood, Helle H Johannesen, Poul Geertsen, Rasmus H Hansen
An imaging biomarker for early prediction of treatment response potentially provides a non-invasive tool for better prognostics and individualized management of the disease. Radiotherapy (RT) response is generally related to changes in gross tumor volume manifesting months later. In this prospective study we investigated the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC), perfusion fraction and pseudo diffusion coefficient derived from diffusion weighted MRI as potential early biomarkers for radiotherapy response of brain metastases...
March 17, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278731/treatment-of-initial-parenchymal-central-nervous-system-involvement-in-systemic-aggressive-b-cell-lymphoma
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Marcel Nijland, Anne Jansen, Jeanette K Doorduijn, Roelien H Enting, Jacoline E C Bromberg, Hanneke C Kluin-Nelemans
Central nervous system (CNS) involvement in systemic B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (B-NHL) at diagnosis (sysCNS) is rare. We investigated the outcome of 21 patients with sysCNS, most commonly diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, treated with high dose methotrexate (HD-MTX) and R-CHOP. The median number of cycles of HD-MTX and R-CHOP was 4 (range 1-8) and 6 (range 0-8), respectively. Consolidative whole brain radiotherapy (WBRT) was given to 33% (7/21) patients. With a median follow-up of 44 months the 3-year progression free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) were 45% (95%CI 34-56%) and 49% (95%CI 38-60%), respectively...
February 6, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273605/a-very-rare-case-report-of-long-term-survival-a-patient-operated-on-in-1994-of-glioblastoma-multiforme-and-currently-in-perfect-health
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Riccardo Caruso, Alessandro Pesce, Venceslao Wierzbicki
INTRODUCTION: Glioblastoma multiforme is the most aggressive type of primary brain tumors, but there is a small percentage of patients who have a long-term survival and some exceptional cases who survive decades after surgical removal of tumor. PRESENTATION OF CASE: In 1994, a 44 year-old man, suffering from intense headache and loss of strength of the left arm, was operated for a glioblastoma multiforme in the posterior part of the right frontal lobe. After the operation the patient underwent whole-brain radiotherapy and chemotherapy...
February 20, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253711/patterns-of-failure-after-brain-metastases-radiotherapy-reflections-on-the-importance-for-treatment-and-clinical-trials-reporting
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R Lakomy, L Hynkova, P Pospisil, P Burkon, M Slavik, P Slampa, R Jancalek, T Kazda
In many ongoing clinical trials, new strategies for radiotherapy of brain metastases are currently being investigated. A post surgical focal cavity stereotactic radiosurgery and the developing role of a hippocampal-sparing whole brain radiotherapy are of the highest importance. The evaluation of spatial patterns of metastases failure after radiotherapy is a powerful tool for assessing the potential benefit of new different radiotherapy approaches, andwhich enables to identify possible directions leading to better radiotherapy techniques and to modify general management for newly diagnosed brain metastases...
March 3, 2017: Neoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245881/clinical-outcomes-of-gastrointestinal-brain-metastases-treated-with-radiotherapy
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Samrat M Sanghvi, Jonathan W Lischalk, Ling Cai, Sean Collins, Mani Nair, Brain Collins, Keith Unger
BACKGROUND: Brain metastases of gastrointestinal origin are a rare occurrence. Radiation therapy (RT) in the form of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) or whole brain radiation therapy (WBRT) is an effective established treatment modality in either the definitive or adjuvant setting. The aim of this study is to assess the long-term clinical outcomes of patients with gastrointestinal (GI) brain metastases treated with SRS or WBRT. METHODS: In this single institutional retrospective review, we detail the outcomes of patients diagnosed with metastatic brain tumors from an adenocarcinoma gastrointestinal primary...
February 28, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237294/automatic-planning-on-hippocampal-avoidance-whole-brain-radiotherapy
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Shuo Wang, Dandan Zheng, Chi Zhang, Rongtao Ma, Nathan R Bennion, Yu Lei, Xiaofeng Zhu, Charles A Enke, Sumin Zhou
Mounting evidence suggests that radiation-induced damage to the hippocampus plays a role in neurocognitive decline for patients receiving whole-brain radiotherapy (WBRT). Hippocampal avoidance whole-brain radiotherapy (HA-WBRT) has been proposed to reduce the putative neurocognitive deficits by limiting the dose to the hippocampus. However, urgency of palliation for patients as well as the complexities of the treatment planning may be barriers to protocol enrollment to accumulate further clinical evidence. This warrants expedited quality planning of HA-WBRT...
April 2017: Medical Dosimetry: Official Journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219911/triple-negative-breast-cancer-with-brain-metastasis-in-a-pregnant-woman
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Francisco Trinca, Mariana Inácio, Teresa Timóteo, Rui Dinis
A woman aged 35 years was diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer in October 2012. During the investigation, it was discovered that she was pregnant, the patient decided to have an abortion. She was submitted to a radical modified mastectomy and adjuvant chemotherapy followed by adjuvant breast radiotherapy of the left breast. 2 months after the adjuvant treatment, she began to have headaches and dizziness. The cranial MRI (head MRI) showed brain metastasis. She was then treated with whole brain radiotherapy, stereotactic radiosurgery and concomitant temozolomide which resulted in complete response...
February 20, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211579/impact-of-treatment-variability-on-survival-in-immuno-competent-and-immuno-compromised-patients-with-primary-central-nervous-lymphoma
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Reem Karmali, Chadi Nabhan, Adam M Petrich, Jeffrey Raizer, David Peace, Rimas Lukas, Leo I Gordon, Sanjib Basu, Vineela Chukkapalli, Parameswaran Venugopal
Patients with primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) treated in the 'real-world' setting do not represent those treated on clinical trials and might not be treated similarly. We studied characteristics and variability in care for 113 newly diagnosed PCNSL patients treated at 5 institutions in the Chicago area between 2000 and 2012. In 111 patients, single modality therapy with a high dose methotrexate (HD-MTX) regimen +/- rituximab, was most commonly employed (n = 65), and 34 underwent radiotherapy (+/- systemic therapy)...
February 17, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192598/overall-survival-and-the-response-to-radiotherapy-among-molecular-subtypes-of-breast-cancer-brain-metastases-treated-with-targeted-therapies
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Jacob A Miller, Rupesh Kotecha, Manmeet S Ahluwalia, Alireza M Mohammadi, Samuel T Chao, Gene H Barnett, Erin S Murphy, Michael A Vogelbaum, Lilyana Angelov, David M Peereboom, John H Suh
BACKGROUND: The current study was conducted to investigate survival and the response to radiotherapy among patients with molecular subtypes of breast cancer brain metastases treated with or without targeted therapies. METHODS: Patients diagnosed with breast cancer brain metastases at a single tertiary care institution were included. The primary outcome was overall survival, whereas secondary outcomes included the cumulative incidences of distant intracranial failure, local failure, and radiation necrosis...
February 13, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191808/chemoradiation-for-organ-preservation-in-the-treatment-of-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer-our-institutional-experience
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Sweety Gupta, Sudarsan De, Nitin Leekha, Shailesh Chand Sahay, Prekshi Chaudary, Shashank Srinivasan, Malay Nandy
AIM: To assess outcome of chemoradiotherapy for organ preservation in muscle invasive bladder cancer. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 41 patients treated between January 2010 to January 2015 were evaluated in the present study. All patients T staged ranging from cT2-T4a and had undergone maximal transurethral resection of bladder tumour (TURBT). After maximum bladder tumour resection patients were treated with Radiotherapy with or without concurrent chemotherapy. 8 weeks after completion of treatment response was assessed by check cystoscopy, urine cytology and CECT scan Abdomen...
September 2016: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179345/correlation-of-tumor-and-peritumoral-edema-volumes-with-survival-in-patients-with-cerebral-metastases
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Johannes Kerschbaumer, Marlies Bauer, Marina Popovscaia, Astrid E Grams, Claudius Thomé, Christian F Freyschlag
BACKGROUND: Surgical resection in combination with radiotherapy in selected cases remains the best option for patients with cerebral metastases. Postoperative relapse of brain metastases occurs frequently and can be reduced by postoperative whole-brain radiotherapy (WBRT). Continuous spread of tumor cells from the primary lesions is debated as a cause of recurrence. It is well known that in gliomas, infiltration takes place within the surrounding edema. Obviously, most brain metastases are usually associated with peritumoral edema, which may act as an indicator of infiltration and more aggressive tumor biology...
2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178376/treatment-trends-for-patients-with-brain-metastases-does-practice-reflect-the-data
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Kiri A Sandler, Narek Shaverdian, Ryan R Cook, Amar U Kishan, Christopher R King, Isaac Yang, Michael L Steinberg, Percy Lee
BACKGROUND: Published guidelines regarding the optimal treatment strategies for brain metastases focus on patients with ≤3 lesions. As delivery techniques for stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) improve, radiation oncologists are increasingly using it for patients with >3 metastases. In the current study, the authors sought to characterize practice patterns among practitioners to identify areas of controversy. METHODS: A survey of practicing radiation oncologists was distributed via e-mail...
February 8, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178168/rapid-intracranial-response-to-osimertinib-without-radiotherapy-in-nonsmall-cell-lung-cancer-patients-harboring-the-egfr-t790m-mutation-two-case-reports
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Taro Koba, Takashi Kijima, Takayuki Takimoto, Haruhiko Hirata, Yujiro Naito, Masanari Hamaguchi, Tomoyuki Otsuka, Muneyoshi Kuroyama, Izumi Nagatomo, Yoshito Takeda, Hiroshi Kida, Atsushi Kumanogoh
RATIONALE: Most of nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients harboring epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) activating mutations eventually acquire resistance to the first EGFR-tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) therapy after varying periods of treatment. Of note, approximately one-third of those patients develop brain metastases, which deteriorate their quality of life and survival. The effect of systemic chemotherapy on brain metastases after acquisition of EGFR-TKI resistance is limited, and thus far, whole-brain radiation therapy, which may cause the harmful effect on neurocognitive functions, has been the only established therapeutic option for especially symptomatic brain metastases...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168125/role-of-gamma-knife%C3%A2-radiosurgery-for-the-treatment-of-brain-metastases-from-gynecological-cancers
#18
Andrew Keller, Rahim Ismail, Peter S Potrebko, Julie Pepe, Meiling Wu, Kunal Saigal, Matthew Biagioli, Ravi Shridhar, Robert Holloway, Melvin Field, Nikhil G Rao
OBJECTIVE: Gamma Knife(®) (GK) (Elekta Instruments, Stockholm, Sweden) radiosurgery is well established for treatment of brain metastases. There are limited data on patients treated with GK from gynecological cancers. The authors sought to determine the effectiveness of the GK in patients with brain metastases from gynecological cancers. METHODS: An IRB-approved database was queried for patients with gynecologic cancers treated with GK between June 1996 and May 2016...
December 31, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167569/use-of-systemic-therapy-concurrent-with-cranial-radiotherapy-for-cerebral-metastases-of-solid-tumors
#19
Maikel Verduin, Jaap D Zindler, Hanneke M A Martinussen, Rob L H Jansen, Sander Croes, Lizza E L Hendriks, Danielle B P Eekers, Ann Hoeben
The incidence of brain metastases of solid tumors is increasing. Local treatment of brain metastases is generally straightforward: cranial radiotherapy (e.g., whole-brain radiotherapy or stereotactic radiosurgery) or resection when feasible. However, treatment becomes more complex when brain metastases occur while other metastases, outside of the central nervous system, are being controlled with systemic therapy (chemotherapeutics, molecular targeted agents, or monoclonal antibodies). It is known that some anticancer agents can increase the risk for neurotoxicity when used concurrently with radiotherapy...
February 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166419/protective-and-therapeutic-effects-of-molsidomine-on-radiation-induced-neural-injury-in-rats
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M A Durak, H Parlakpinar, A Polat, N Vardi, K Ekici, M Ucar, O Ozhan, A Yildiz, R Pasahan
We investigated the protective and therapeutic effects of molsidomine (MOL) in a rat model of whole brain radiotherapy (RT). Forty female rats were divided into five groups of eight: group 1, control; group 2, 15 Gy single dose RT (RT); group 3, 4 mg/kg MOL treated for 5 days (MOL); group 4, 4 mg/kg MOL for 5 days, 10 days after RT treatment (RT + MOL); group 5, 4 mg/kg MOL treatment for 5 days before RT treatment and for 5 days after RT treatment (MOL + RT). All rats were sacrificed on day 16. Neurodegenerative changes in the brain and tissue levels of oxidants and antioxidants were evaluated...
2017: Biotechnic & Histochemistry: Official Publication of the Biological Stain Commission
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