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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453747/natural-course-and-prognosis-of-anaplastic-gangliogliomas-a-multicenter-retrospective-study-of-43-cases-from-the-french-brain-tumor-database
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Louis-Marie Terrier, Luc Bauchet, Valérie Rigau, Aymeric Amelot, Sonia Zouaoui, Isabelle Filipiak, Agnès Caille, Fabien Almairac, Marie-Hélène Aubriot-Lorton, Anne-Marie Bergemer-Fouquet, Eric Bord, Philippe Cornu, Alain Czorny, Phong Dam Hieu, Bertrand Debono, Marie-Bernadette Delisle, Evelyne Emery, Walid Farah, Guillaume Gauchotte, Catherine Godfraind, Jacques Guyotat, Bernard Irthum, Kevin Janot, Pierre-Jean Le Reste, Dominique Liguoro, Hugues Loiseau, Guillaume Lot, Vincent Lubrano, Emmanuel Mandonnet, Philippe Menei, Philippe Metellus, Serge Milin, Bertrand Muckenstrum, Pierre-Hugues Roche, Audrey Rousseau, Emmanuelle Uro-Coste, Anne Vital, Jimmy Voirin, Michel Wager, Marc Zanello, Patrick François, Stéphane Velut, Pascale Varlet, Dominique Figarella-Branger, Johan Pallud, Ilyess Zemmoura
Background.: Anaplastic gangliogliomas (GGGs) are rare tumors whose natural history is poorly documented. We aimed to define their clinical and imaging features and to identify prognostic factors. Methods.: Consecutive cases of anaplastic GGGs in adults prospectively entered into the French Brain Tumor Database between March 2004 and April 2014 were screened. After diagnosis was confirmed by pathological review, clinical, imaging, therapeutic, and outcome data were collected retrospectively...
May 1, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449393/a-phase-1-study-of-the-c-met-inhibitor-tivantinib-arq197-in-children-with-relapsed-or-refractory-solid-tumors-a-children-s-oncology-group-study-phase-1-and-pilot-consortium-trial-advl1111
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James I Geller, John P Perentesis, Xiaowei Liu, Charles G Minard, Rachel A Kudgus, Joel M Reid, Elizabeth Fox, Susan M Blaney, Brenda J Weigel
BACKGROUND: The c-Met receptor tyrosine kinase is dysregulated in many pediatric cancers. Tivantinib is an oral small molecule that inhibits the c-Met receptor tyrosine kinase. A phase 1 and pharmacokinetic (PK) trial evaluating tivantinib was conducted in children with relapsed/refractory solid tumors. METHODS: Oral tivantinib capsules were administered twice daily with food, continuously in 28-day cycles. Dose levels 170, 200, and 240 mg/m(2) /dose were evaluated using a rolling-six design (Part A)...
April 27, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447767/biopsy-versus-resection-for-the-management-of-low-grade-gliomas
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REVIEW
Bowen Jiang, Kaisorn Chaichana, Anand Veeravagu, Steven D Chang, Keith L Black, Chirag G Patil
BACKGROUND: This is an updated version of the original Cochrane review published in 2013, Issue 4.Low-grade gliomas (LGG) constitute a class of slow-growing primary brain neoplasms. Patients with clinically and radiographically suspected LGG have two initial surgical options, biopsy or resection. Biopsy can provide a histological diagnosis with minimal risk but does not offer a direct treatment. Resection may have additional benefits such as increasing survival and delaying recurrence, but is associated with a higher risk for surgical morbidity...
April 27, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447313/stereotactic-ablative-radiation-therapy-for-brain-metastases-with-volumetric-modulated-arc-therapy-and-flattening-filter-free-delivery-feasibility-and-early-clinical-results
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Alba Fiorentino, Niccolò Giaj-Levra, Umberto Tebano, Rosario Mazzola, Francesco Ricchetti, Sergio Fersino, Gioacchino Di Paola, Dario Aiello, Ruggero Ruggieri, Filippo Alongi
AIM: For selected patients with brain metastases (BMs), the role of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) or fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy (SFRT) is well recognized. The recent introduction of flattening filter free (FFF) delivery during linac-based SRS or SFRT allows shorter beam-on-time, improving patients' comfort and facility workflow. Nevertheless, limited experiences evaluated the impact of FFF linac-based SRS and SFRT in BMs treatment. Aim of the current study was to analyze SRS/SFRT linac-based FFF delivery for BMs in terms of dosimetric and early clinical results...
April 26, 2017: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446206/cooperation-of-neurotrophin-receptor-trkb-and-her2-in-breast-cancer-cells-facilitates-brain-metastases
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Cecilia Choy, Khairul I Ansari, Josh Neman, Sarah Hsu, Matthew J Duenas, Hubert Li, Nagarajan Vaidehi, Rahul Jandial
BACKGROUND: Patients with primary breast cancer that is positive for human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (Her2+) have a high risk of developing metastases in the brain. Despite gains with systemic control of Her2+ disease using molecular therapies, brain metastases remain recalcitrant to therapeutic discovery. The clinical predilection of Her2+ breast cancer cells to colonize the brain likely relies on paracrine mechanisms. The neural niche poses unique selection pressures, and neoplastic cells that utilize the brain microenvironment may have a survival advantage...
April 26, 2017: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445126/clinical-features-and-surgical-treatment-of-sacral-schwannomas
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Weibo Pan, Zhan Wang, Nong Lin, Xin Huang, Meng Liu, Xiaobo Yan, Zhaoming Ye
BACKGROUND: Sacral schwannoma is relatively rare and both the early diagnosis and appropriate treatment of sacral schwannomas are equally very challenging. METHODS: 11 sacral schwannoma cases operated at the Second Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, from 2012 to 2016, were investigated retrospectively and 10 were followed up. All patients were assessed with X-ray, CT and MRI, and underwent an intralesional excision. RESULTS: One patient was male, nine were female and the average age was 48 (ranging between 31 and 63)...
April 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443599/a-pott-s-puffy-tumor-associated-with-epidural-cutaneous-fistula-and-epidural-abscess-case-report
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Aleksandar Perić, Milanko Milojević, Dražen Ivetić
BACKGROUND: Pott's puffy tumor is characterized by a fluctuate swelling of the frontal region as a result of osteomyelitis of the frontal bone. This inflammatory lesion may propagate endocranially resulting in acute meningitis, epidural abscess, subdural empyema, cavernous sinus trombophlebitis, cerebritis, and frontal lobe abscess of the brain. CASE REPORT: We present an unusual case of a 33-year-old man suffering from the Pott's puffy tumor whose condition was further complicated by a draining epidural-cutaneous fistula and an epidural abscess...
April 13, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443285/high-grade-gliomas-exhibit-higher-peritumoral-fractional-anisotropy-and-lower-mean-diffusivity-than-intracranial-metastases
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Kevin S Holly, Benjamin J Barker, Derrick Murcia, Rebekah Bennett, Piyush Kalakoti, Christina Ledbetter, Eduardo Gonzalez-Toledo, Anil Nanda, Hai Sun
Differentiating high-grade gliomas and intracranial metastases through non-invasive imaging has been challenging. Here, we retrospectively compared both intratumoral and peritumoral fractional anisotropy (FA), mean diffusivity (MD), and fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) measurements between high-grade gliomas and metastases. Two methods were utilized to select peritumoral region of interest (ROI). The first method utilized the manual placement of four ROIs adjacent to the lesion. The second method utilized a semiautomated and proprietary MATLAB script to generate an ROI encompassing the entire tumor...
2017: Frontiers in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439721/incidence-of-thromboembolic-events-after-use-of-gelatin-thrombin-based-hemostatic-matrix-during-intracranial-tumor-surgery
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Roberto Gazzeri, Marcelo Galarza, Carlo Conti, Costanzo De Bonis
Association between the use of hemostatic agents made from collagen/gelatin mixed with thrombin and thromboembolic events in patients undergoing tumor resection has been suggested. This study evaluates the relationship between flowable hemostatic matrix and deep vein thrombosis in a large cohort of patients treated for brain tumor removal. The authors conducted a retrospective, multicenter, clinical review of all craniotomies for tumor removal performed between 2013 and 2014. Patients were classified in three groups: group I (flowable gelatin hemostatic matrix with thrombin), group II (gelatin hemostatic without thrombin), and group III (classical hemostatic)...
April 24, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438654/dysembryoplastic-neuroectodermal-tumor-an-analysis-from-the-surveillance-epidemiology-and-end-results-program-2004-2013
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Ha Nguyen, Ninh Doan, Michael Gelsomino, Saman Shabani
INTRODUCTION: Dysembryoplastic neuroectodermal tumor (DNT) is a rare neoplasm. Though the pathology is commonly considered benign, there have been various reports documenting rapid growth, recurrence/ progression, sudden death, and malignant transformation. Most studies have addressed outcomes regarding seizure control, but limited data exist regarding incidence and survival. Consequently, we explore the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database to explore the epidemiology of DNT...
April 21, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436607/visual-complaints-in-intracranial-germinomas
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Didier Frappaz, Claire Pedone, Philippe Thiesse, Alexandru Szathmari, Cécile Faure Conter, Carmine Mottolese, Christian Carrie
OBJECTIVE: Patients with brain tumors often report having visual complaints. This may be due to increased intracranial pressure, compression/invasion of the optic pathway or diplopia. We assessed the incidence and the etiology of visual symptoms in patients with intracranial germinoma tumors (ICGTs). METHODS AND MATERIALS: We performed a blinded retrospective review of the clinical charts and the initial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of 28 patients with ICGT...
April 24, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434112/dendritic-cell-based-vaccination-strategy-an-evolving-paradigm
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REVIEW
Anna C Filley, Mahua Dey
Malignant gliomas (MG), tumors of glial origin, are the most commonly diagnosed primary intracranial malignancies in adults. Currently available treatments have provided only modest improvements in overall survival and remain limited by inevitable local recurrence, necessitating exploration of novel therapies. Among approaches being investigated, one of the leading contenders is immunotherapy, which aims to modulate immune pathways to stimulate the selective destruction of malignant cells. Dendritic cells (DCs) are potent initiators of adaptive immune responses and therefore crucial players in the development and success of immunotherapy...
April 22, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432860/high-ki-67-expression-is-associated-with-prolactin-secreting-pituitary-adenomas
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Bogdan Bălinişteanu, Anca Maria Cîmpean, Amalia Raluca Ceauşu, Ana Silvia Corlan, Eugen Melnic, Marius Raica
Pituitary adenomas represent the third most common primary intracranial tumor in neurosurgical practice. To understand the biological behaviour of the pituitary adenomas previous studies have determined the tumor proliferation rate using monoclonal antibodies targeted against the Ki-67 antigen. The aim of this study was to correlate the Ki-67 index with hormonal profiles of pituitary adenomas. The study included 50 pituitary adenoma cases. For histopathologic evaluation, the sections were stained with routine hematoxylin and eosin method...
April 22, 2017: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430600/risk-factors-for-the-recurrence-of-an-intracranial-saccular-aneurysm-following-endovascular-treatment
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De-Zhang Huang, Bin Jiang, Wei He, Yi-Hua Wang, Zhi-Gang Wang
BACKGROUND: This study was aimed to determine risk factors for the recurrence of an intracranial saccular aneurysm (ISA) following endovascular treatment. The findings will help medical professionals to identify patients having a high risk of ISA recurrence and assist them in developing appropriate follow-up plans. RESULTS: During the follow-up period, 12.6% of the patients (83/658) experienced recurrent ISAs. An analysis of related factors, including gender, age, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, smoking, tumor size, width of the aneurysm neck, the presence or absence of a rupture, the volume embolization ratio (VER), the application or nonapplication of a stent, and follow-up time, revealed that a tumor size > 10 mm in diameter, wide-necked aneurysms, an anterior communicating or middle cerebral artery aneurysm, an aneurysm rupture, a VER < 20%, the absence of stent assistance, and follow-up time were high-risk factors for the recurrence of ISAs...
April 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429237/atypical-and-anaplastic-meningioma-outcomes-in-a-population-based-study
#15
T Garzon-Muvdi, W Yang, M Lim, H Brem, J Huang
Atypical and anaplastic meningiomas (AAM) are aggressive tumors. This study is aimed at examining associations between patient and tumor-related factors and tumor-related death in patients with AAM. We conducted a population-based cohort study utilizing prospectively collected data from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database. Patients with diagnosis of AAM from 1973 to 2012 in the SEER database were included. Patients lacking clinical information were excluded. Multivariate analysis between patient and lesion characteristics, and AAM-related death was performed to adjust for confounding factors...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427013/the-accelerated-path-of-ceritinib-translating-pre-clinical-development-into-clinical-efficacy
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REVIEW
Tony S K Mok, Lucio Crino, Enriqueta Felip, Ravi Salgia, Tommaso De Pas, Daniel S W Tan, Laura Q M Chow
The discovery of anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-rearranged non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in 2007 led to the development and subsequent approval of the ALK inhibitor crizotinib in 2011. However, despite its clinical efficacy, resistance to crizotinib invariably develops. There is now a next generation of ALK inhibitors, including two that have been approved-ceritinib and alectinib-and others that are in development-brigatinib, lorlatinib and X-396. Ceritinib and the other next-generation ALK inhibitors are more potent than crizotinib and can overcome tumor cell resistance mechanisms...
March 30, 2017: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425348/integration-of-functional-mri-and-white-matter-tractography-in-cyberknife-radiosurgery
#17
Lu Sun, Baolin Qu, Jinyuan Wang, Zhongjian Ju, Zizhong Zhang, Zhiqiang Cui, Yang Jack, Zhipei Ling, Xinguang Yu, Longsheng Pan
PURPOSE: To investigate the efficacy of the integration of functional magnetic resonance imaging and diffusion-tensor imaging tractography data into CyberKnife radiosurgery for intracranial tumor management. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Functional neuroimaging, anatomical magnetic resonance imaging, and computed tomography images of patients with brain lesions in critical areas were acquired before radiosurgery. The acquired data sets were coregistered using the MIM image fusion software module and then were imported into the CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System (Multiplan 4...
January 1, 2017: Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420444/case-report-acth-secreting-pituitary-carcinoma-metastatic-to-the-liver-in-a-patient-with-a-history-of-atypical-pituitary-adenoma-and-cushing-s-disease
#18
Amy S Joehlin-Price, Douglas A Hardesty, Christina A Arnold, Lawrence S Kirschner, Daniel M Prevedello, Norman L Lehman
BACKGROUND: Pituitary carcinoma is a rare entity requiring the presence of metastasis to confirm its malignant potential. We report a case of pituitary carcinoma and discuss the diagnosis and management of this lesion in relation to the existing literature. CASE PRESENTATION: The patient is a 51-year-old woman with Cushing's disease and intact adrenal glands who was diagnosed with metastatic pituitary carcinoma to the liver, 29 months after initial resection of an ACTH-secreting primary atypical pituitary adenoma (APA)...
April 18, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419327/epilepsy-surgeries-requiring-an-operculoinsular-cortectomy-operative-technique-and-results
#19
Alain Bouthillier, Dang Khoa Nguyen
BACKGROUND: Epilepsy surgeries requiring an operculoinsulectomy pose significant difficulties because the perisylvian area is highly vascular, deep, and functional. OBJECTIVE: To report the operative technique and results of epilepsy surgeries requiring an operculoinsular cortectomy at our institution. METHODS: The data of all consecutive patients who had undergone an epilepsy surgery requiring an operculoinsular cortectomy with a minimum follow-up of 1 yr were reviewed...
April 17, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416488/activation-of-notch-signaling-by-tenascin-c-promotes-growth-of-human-brain-tumor-initiating-cells
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Susobhan Sarkar, Reza Mirzaei, Franz J Zemp, Wei Wu, Donna L Senger, Stephen M Robbins, V Wee Yong
Elevated NOTCH signaling is implicated in tumorigenesis. The brain tumor- initiating cells (BTICs) present in malignant glioma exhibit elevated NOTCH activity but the mechanism of this activation is unknown. Here, we provide evidence that tenascin-C (TNC), an extracellular matrix protein prominent in malignant glioma, increases NOTCH activity in BTICs to promote their growth. We demonstrate the proximal localization of TNC and BTICs in human glioblastoma specimens, and in the brains of mice implanted with human BTIC intracranial xenografts...
April 17, 2017: Cancer Research
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