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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533649/cerebral-toxoplasmosis-masquerading-cns-lymphoma-on-fdg-pet-ct-in-post-renal-transplant-patient
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Anirban Mukherjee, Chandrasekhar Bal, Madhavi Tripathi, Chandan Jyoti Das, Shamim Ahmed Shamim
20 year old post renal transplant patient developed recurrent episodes of seizure. MRI revealed focal lesion in right parieto-occipital lobe with perilesional edema. FDG PET-CT revealed multiple hypermetabolic lesions in bilateral cerebral hemisphere. Subsequent biopsy from the lesion demonstrated bradyzoites of Toxoplasma gondii with inflammatory cells and thereby, a confirmatory diagnosis of cerebral toxoplasmosis was made. This case demonstrates the fact that increased FDG uptake in cerebral lesions in post transplant patient should be interpreted with caution and confirmed with histopathological correlation...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine: IJNM: the Official Journal of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532172/cranio-spinal-rosai-dorfman-disease-case-series-and-literature-review
#2
Shashank S Joshi, Shilpa Joshi, Girish Muzumdar, Keki E Turel, Rajan M Shah, Indoo Ammbulkar, Muhammad Masood Hussain, Kishor A Choudhari
Rosai-Dorfman disease (RDD) is a rare condition similar to lymphomas, presenting with cervical lymphadenopathy in young adults. Extra-nodal involvement is relatively common but involvement of the central nervous system (CNS) is rare. Cranial RDD presents with symptoms of raised intracranial pressure, focal or generalised seizures, while spinal RDD presents with pain, peripheral neurological deficits and radiculopathy. In contrast to other similar neoplastic or degenerative conditions affecting the CNS, RDD is a benign, non-infective, granulomatous disorder...
May 22, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526811/proteomic-analysis-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-from-children-with-central-nervous-system-tumors-identifies-candidate-proteins-relating-to-tumor-metastatic-spread
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Filippo Spreafico, Italia Bongarzone, Sara Pizzamiglio, Ruben Magni, Elena Taverna, Maida De Bortoli, Chiara M Ciniselli, Elena Barzanò, Veronica Biassoni, Alessandra Luchini, Lance A Liotta, Weidong Zhou, Michele Signore, Paolo Verderio, Maura Massimino
Central nervous system (CNS) tumors are the most common solid tumors in childhood. Since the sensitivity of combined cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) cytology and radiological neuroimaging in detecting meningeal metastases remains relatively low, we sought to characterize the CSF proteome of patients with CSF tumors to identify biomarkers predictive of metastatic spread. CSF samples from 27 children with brain tumors and 13 controls (extra-CNS non-Hodgkin lymphoma) were processed using core-shell hydrogel nanoparticles, and analyzed with reverse-phase liquid chromatography/electrospray tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)...
May 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521029/soluble-taci-and-soluble-bcma-as-biomarkers-in-primary-central-nervous-system-lymphoma
#4
Franziska S Thaler, Sarah A Laurent, Marion Huber, Matthias Mulazzani, Martin Dreyling, Uwe Ködel, Tania Kümpfel, Andreas Straube, Edgar Meinl, Louisa von Baumgarten
Background: B-cell survival is regulated through interactions of B-cell-activating factor (BAFF) and a proliferation-inducing ligand (APRIL) with their receptors transmembrane activator and CAML interactor (TACI) and B-cell maturation antigen (BCMA). We evaluated the diagnostic potential of soluble TACI (sTACI) and soluble BCMA (sBCMA) in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and serum as biomarkers in primary CNS lymphoma (PCNSL). Methods: CSF (n=176) and serum samples (n=105) from patients with clinically or radiologically suspected PCNSL as well as from control patients were collected prospectively...
May 17, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501140/alectinib-versus-crizotinib-in-patients-with-alk-positive-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-j-alex-an-open-label-randomised-phase-3-trial
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Toyoaki Hida, Hiroshi Nokihara, Masashi Kondo, Young Hak Kim, Koichi Azuma, Takashi Seto, Yuichi Takiguchi, Makoto Nishio, Hiroshige Yoshioka, Fumio Imamura, Katsuyuki Hotta, Satoshi Watanabe, Koichi Goto, Miyako Satouchi, Toshiyuki Kozuki, Takehito Shukuya, Kazuhiko Nakagawa, Tetsuya Mitsudomi, Nobuyuki Yamamoto, Takashi Asakawa, Ryoichi Asabe, Tomohiro Tanaka, Tomohide Tamura
BACKGROUND: Alectinib, a potent, highly selective, CNS-active inhibitor of anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK), showed promising efficacy and tolerability in the single-arm phase 1/2 AF-001JP trial in Japanese patients with ALK-positive non-small-cell lung cancer. Given those promising results, we did a phase 3 trial to directly compare the efficacy and safety of alectinib and crizotinib. METHODS: J-ALEX was a randomised, open-label, phase 3 trial that recruited ALK inhibitor-naive Japanese patients with ALK-positive non-small-cell lung cancer, who were chemotherapy-naive or had received one previous chemotherapy regimen, from 41 study sites in Japan...
May 10, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498059/oligodendroglioma-resection-a-surveillance-epidemiology-and-end-results-seer-analysis
#6
Ali A Alattar, Michael G Brandel, Brian R Hirshman, Xuezhi Dong, Kate T Carroll, Mir Amaan Ali, Bob S Carter, Clark C Chen
OBJECTIVE The available evidence suggests that the clinical benefits of extended resection are limited for chemosensitive tumors, such as primary CNS lymphoma. Oligodendroglioma is generally believed to be more sensitive to chemotherapy than astrocytoma of comparable grades. In this study the authors compare the survival benefit of gross-total resection (GTR) in patients with oligodendroglioma relative to patients with astrocytoma. METHODS Using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program (1999-2010) database, the authors identified 2378 patients with WHO Grade II oligodendroglioma (O2 group) and 1028 patients with WHO Grade III oligodendroglioma (O3 group)...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496180/clinicopathologic-significance-of-myd88-l265p-mutation-in-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-a-meta-analysis
#7
Ju-Han Lee, Hoiseon Jeong, Jung-Woo Choi, HwaEun Oh, Young-Sik Kim
The precise clinicopathologic significance of myeloid differentiation primary response gene (MYD88) L265P mutation in diffuse large B-cell lymphomas (DLBCLs) remains elusive. To investigate the frequency and clinicopathologic significance of the MYD88 L265P mutation in DLBCLs, we conducted a meta-analysis of 40 published studies on 2736 DLBCL patients. We collected relevant published research findings identified using the PubMed and Embase databases. The effect sizes of outcome parameters were calculated using a random-effects model...
May 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482717/radiation-therapy-improves-survival-in-patients-with-testicular-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma
#8
Jennifer C Ho, Bouthaina S Dabaja, Sarah A Milgrom, Grace L Smith, Jay P Reddy, Ali Mazloom, Ken H Young, Lijuan Deng, L Jeffrey Medeiros, Wenli Dong, Pamela K Allen, Therese Y Andraos, Nathan H Fowler, Loretta J Nastoupil, Yasuhiro Oki, Luis E Fayad, Francesco Turturro, Sattva S Neelapu, Jason Westin, Fredrick B Hagemeister, Maria Alma Rodriguez, Chelsea C Pinnix
In 120 Stage I-IV testicular diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) patients treated from 1964 to 2015, we assessed the benefits of prophylactic contralateral testicular radiation (RT) and prophylactic central nervous system (CNS) therapy on overall, progression free, testicular relapse free, and CNS relapse free survival (OS, PFS, TRFS, and CRFS, respectively). Seventy percent of patients received RT, 53% received anthracyclines and rituximab (modern therapy), and 61% received CNS prophylaxis. On univariate analysis RT was associated with improved TRFS, PFS, and trended toward improved OS...
May 9, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476199/primary-central-nervous-system-lymphoma-as-a-neurosurgical-problem
#9
REVIEW
Dariusz Szczepanek, Ewa Wąsik-Szczepanek, Filip Stoma, Bożena Sokołowska, Tomasz Trojanowski
Primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) comprises around 3-5% of primary central nervous system (CNS) tumours and around 1% of all non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is the most common histological type. High effectiveness of chemo- and radiotherapy for PCNSL regrettably does not eliminate significant risks of recurrence for CNS tumours. That results in higher interest in other treatment options, including surgical procedures. PCNSL remains in the scope of interest for many specialists and neurosurgeons seem to play a more important role...
April 19, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463966/no-evidence-of-response-bias-in-a-population-based-childhood-cancer-survivor-questionnaire-survey-results-from-the-swiss-childhood-cancer-survivor-study
#10
Corina S Rueegg, Micòl E Gianinazzi, Gisela Michel, Marcel Zwahlen, Nicolas X von der Weid, Claudia E Kuehni
PURPOSE: This is the first study to quantify potential nonresponse bias in a childhood cancer survivor questionnaire survey. We describe early and late responders and nonresponders, and estimate nonresponse bias in a nationwide questionnaire survey of survivors. METHODS: In the Swiss Childhood Cancer Survivor Study, we compared characteristics of early responders (who answered an initial questionnaire), late responders (who answered after ≥1 reminder) and nonresponders...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463961/herpes-zoster-risk-after-21-specific-cancers-population-based-case-control-study
#11
Erik Hansson, Harriet J Forbes, Sinéad M Langan, Liam Smeeth, Krishnan Bhaskaran
BACKGROUND: Some malignancies are known to be associated with increased risk of herpes zoster, but little is known about how associations between cancer and subsequent zoster risk vary by cancer site, by time since cancer diagnosis, and by age. METHODS: An age-, sex-, calendar time-, and practice-matched case-control study, nested in the broadly UK representative Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) primary care database, was analysed using conditional logistic regression to estimate the association between 21 of the most common specific malignancies and subsequent zoster risk...
May 2, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454254/oculomotor-nerve-palsy-as-a-preceding-symptom-of-adult-sporadic-burkitt-lymphoma-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#12
Yun Liang, Luyin Ding, Xian Li, Weiqin Wang, Xiaohong Zhang
Adult sporadic Burkitt lymphoma (BL) is a rare aggressive neoplasm and represents ~1-5% of all lymphomas diagnosed in adults. The disease exhibits an aggressive clinical manifestation, which frequently involves the central nervous system (CNS) in the early stages, and is usually accompanied by abnormalities in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) examinations and/or neuroradiography. The current study describes the rare case of a 29-year-old man who presented with oculomotor nerve palsy without palpated masses, B symptoms, peripheral blood anomaly and abnormalities of the nervous system...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434043/early-whole-brain-radiotherapy-in-primary-cns-lymphoma-negative-impact-on-quality-of-life-in-the-randomized-g-pcnsl-sg1-trial
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Ulrich Herrlinger, Niklas Schäfer, Rolf Fimmers, Frank Griesinger, Michael Rauch, Heinz Kirchen, Patrick Roth, Martin Glas, Michael Bamberg, Peter Martus, Eckhard Thiel, Agnieszka Korfel, Michael Weller
PURPOSE: In the randomized G-PCNSL-SG-1 trial, the addition of whole brain radiotherapy (45 Gy) to high-dose methotrexate (HD-MTX)-based chemotherapy (early WBRT arm) did not prolong overall survival (OS) as compared to HD-MTX-based chemotherapy alone (no early WBRT arm) in primary CNS lymphoma (PCNSL) patients. To determine whether WBRT might lead to quality of life (QoL)-relevant late neurotoxicity, this trial prospectively monitored QoL. METHODS: QoL measurements were performed using the EORTC-QLQ-C30 and BN20 questionnaires and combined with repeated Mini Mental State Examinations (MMSE)...
April 22, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432587/rituximab-methotrexate-procarbazine-vincristine-and-intensified-cytarabine-consolidation-for-primary-central-nervous-system-lymphoma-pcnsl-in-the-elderly-a-loc-network-study
#14
Caroline Houillier, Hervé Ghesquières, Cécile Chabrot, Carole Soussain, Guido Ahle, Sylvain Choquet, Emmanuelle Nicolas-Virelizier, Jacques-Olivier Bay, Jacques Vargaftig, Claude Gaultier, Valérie Touitou, Nadine Martin-Duverneuil, Nathalie Cassoux, Magali Le Garff-Tavernier, Myrto Costopoulos, Pierre Faurie, Khê Hoang-Xuan
Primary CNS lymphoma (PCNSL) is chemosensitive to high-dose methotrexate-based chemotherapy. However, responses in the elderly are short-lasting and outcome is poor. Given that radiotherapy and intensive chemotherapy expose elderly to severe toxicities, alternative consolidation approaches need to be evaluated. In this multicenter study, we retrospectively analyzed consecutive patients with newly-diagnosed PCNSL, aged >60, treated with a (R)-MPV-AAA regimen. The regimen consisted of three 28-day cycles of methotrexate (3...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428903/sle-and-non-hodgkin-s-lymphoma-a-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
#15
Prajwal Boddu, Abdul S Mohammed, Chandrahasa Annem, Winston Sequeira
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multisystem autoimmune disorder punctuated by varied multiorgan complications all along the course of its natural history. Lymphoma represents a relatively well-recognized malignant phenomenon associated with lupus. The cause and effect relationships of lymphoma in SLE have been subject to extensive scrutiny with several studies reporting on clinic-pathologic characteristics and risk factors predicting lymphoma development in SLE. However, the pathogenic role of immunosuppressives in SLE-related lymphoma still remains unclear, and indices to help guide diagnosis, prognostication, therapy, and posttreatment monitoring are yet to be established...
2017: Case Reports in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427693/a-case-of-cd30-alk1-anaplastic-large-cell-lymphoma-resembling-acute-disseminated-encephalomyelitis
#16
T Afrantou, K S Natsis, G Papadopoulos, R Lagoudaki, C Poulios, D Mamouli, I Kostopoulos, N Grigoriadis
Central nervous system involvement is an uncommon complication of systemic non-Hodgkin lymphomas. The majority of these cases concern B-cell lymphomas. We report a case of systemic T-cell anaplastic large cell lymphoma CD30+ ALK- with CNS involvement at the time of diagnosis and unusual MRI characteristics resembling acute disseminated encephalomyelitis.
April 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427529/primary-central-nervous-system-lymphoma
#17
REVIEW
Giovanni Citterio, Michele Reni, Gemma Gatta, Andrés José Maria Ferreri
Primary CNS lymphomas (PCNSL) represent a subgroup of malignancies with specific characteristics, aggressive course, and unsatisfactory outcome in contrast with other lymphomas comparable for tumour burden and/or histological type. Despite a high chemo- and radiosensitivity, remissions are frequently shortlasting, mainly because the blood brain-barrier limits the access of many drugs to the CNS. Moreover, survivor patients are at high risk of developing severe treatment-related toxicity, mainly disabling neurotoxicity, raising the question of how to balance therapy intensification with side-effects control...
May 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415157/a-small-case-series-of-intravascular-large-b-cell-lymphoma-with-unexpected-findings-subset-of-cases-with-concomitant-extravascular-central-nervous-system-cns-involvement-mimicking-primary-cns-lymphoma
#18
Kate Poropatich, Dave Dittmann, Yi-Hua Chen, Kirtee Raparia, Kristy Wolniak, Juehua Gao
BACKGROUND: Intravascular large B-cell lymphoma (IVLBCL) is a rare type of extranodal lymphoma with growth mainly in the lumina of vessels. We studied a small series of IVLBCL and focused on its central nervous system (CNS) involvement. METHODS: Searching the medical records of Northwestern Memorial Hospital, we identified five cases of IVLBCL from January 2007 to January 2015. Clinical information, hematoxylin and eosin stained histologic slides and immunohistochemistry studies were reviewed for all cases...
May 2017: Journal of Pathology and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413664/extranodal-natural-killer-t-cell-lymphoma-presenting-as-cavernous-sinus-syndrome
#19
Hong-Cheng Mai, Dan-Xia Chen, Dan Lu, Yu-Sheng Zhang
Extranodal natural killer (NK)/T-cell lymphomas are rare, highly aggressive tumors of the central nervous system (CNS) that commonly affect the nasal cavity or paranasal sinuses. NK/T-cell lymphomas are associated with a poor prognosis, as they exhibit a wide range of unique clinical presentations and neuroimaging findings that are currently difficult to detect. Pathological examination is considered to be more reliable for defining the pathological entity of NK/T-cell lymphoma. Early testing for fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)-positron emission tomography combined with computed tomography may improve the evaluation of lymphomas, which have been known to display avid (18)FDG uptake...
April 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410997/international-incidence-of-childhood-cancer-2001-10-a-population-based-registry-study
#20
Eva Steliarova-Foucher, Murielle Colombet, Lynn A G Ries, Florencia Moreno, Anastasia Dolya, Freddie Bray, Peter Hesseling, Hee Young Shin, Charles A Stiller
BACKGROUND: Cancer is a major cause of death in children worldwide, and the recorded incidence tends to increase with time. Internationally comparable data on childhood cancer incidence in the past two decades are scarce. This study aimed to provide internationally comparable local data on the incidence of childhood cancer to promote research of causes and implementation of childhood cancer control. METHODS: This population-based registry study, devised by the International Agency for Research on Cancer in collaboration with the International Association of Cancer Registries, collected data on all malignancies and non-malignant neoplasms of the CNS diagnosed before age 20 years in populations covered by high-quality cancer registries with complete data for 2001-10...
April 11, 2017: Lancet Oncology
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