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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788980/treatment-of-ventriculoperitoneal-shunt-infection-and-ventriculitis-caused-by-acinetobacter-baumannii-a-case-report
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Gebre Teklemariam Demoz, Minyahil Alebachew, Yirga Legesse, Belete Ayalneh
BACKGROUND: Acinetobacter baumannii (A. baumannii) infections are a recognized problem in healthcare, causing ventriculoperitoneal shunt infection and ventriculitis. Such infections are serious intracranial infection that can lead to serious complication and death. Treatment of infection caused by A. baumannii becomes difficult because of its inclination to develop pandrug resistance to the universally used antibiotics. In this case, we focused on pediatric ventriculitis/shunt infection caused by A...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785653/valproic-acid-treatment-response-in-vitro-is-determined-by-tp53-status-in-medulloblastoma
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Bruna Mascaro-Cordeiro, Indhira Dias Oliveira, Francine Tesser-Gamba, Lorena Favaro Pavon, Nasjla Saba-Silva, Sergio Cavalheiro, Patrícia Dastoli, Silvia Regina Caminada Toledo
PURPOSE: Histone deacetylate inhibitors (HDACi), as valproic acid (VA), have been reported to enhance efficacy and to prevent drug resistance in some tumors, including medulloblastoma (MB). In the present study, we investigated VA role, combined to cisplatin (CDDP) in cell viability and gene expression of MB cell lines. METHODS: Dose-response curve determined IC50 values for each treatment: (1) VA single, (2) CDDP single, and (3) VA and CDDP combined. Cytotoxicity and flow cytometry evaluated cell viability after exposure to treatments...
May 22, 2018: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778738/risk-adapted-therapy-for-young-children-with-medulloblastoma-sjyc07-therapeutic-and-molecular-outcomes-from-a-multicentre-phase-2-trial
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Giles W Robinson, Vasilisa A Rudneva, Ivo Buchhalter, Catherine A Billups, Sebastian M Waszak, Kyle S Smith, Daniel C Bowers, Anne Bendel, Paul G Fisher, Sonia Partap, John R Crawford, Tim Hassall, Daniel J Indelicato, Frederick Boop, Paul Klimo, Noah D Sabin, Zoltan Patay, Thomas E Merchant, Clinton F Stewart, Brent A Orr, Jan O Korbel, David T W Jones, Tanvi Sharma, Peter Lichter, Marcel Kool, Andrey Korshunov, Stefan M Pfister, Richard J Gilbertson, Robert P Sanders, Arzu Onar-Thomas, David W Ellison, Amar Gajjar, Paul A Northcott
BACKGROUND: Young children with medulloblastoma have a poor overall survival compared with older children, due to use of radiation-sparing therapy in young children. Radiotherapy is omitted or reduced in these young patients to spare them from debilitating long-term side-effects. We aimed to estimate event-free survival and define the molecular characteristics associated with progression-free survival in young patients with medulloblastoma using a risk-stratified treatment strategy designed to defer, reduce, or delay radiation exposure...
May 16, 2018: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778736/medulloblastoma-in-infants-the-never-ending-challenge
#4
Alvaro Lassaletta
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 16, 2018: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777201/novel-smoothened-inhibitors-for-therapeutic-targeting-of-na%C3%A3-ve-and-drug-resistant-hedgehog-pathway-driven-cancers
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Qing-Rou Li, Hui Zhao, Xue-Sai Zhang, Henk Lang, Ker Yu
The G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) smoothened (SMO) is a key signaling component of the sonic hedgehog (Hh) pathway and a clinically validated target for cancer treatment. The FDA-approved SMO inhibitors GDC-0449/Vismodegib and LDE225/Sonidegib demonstrated clinical antitumor efficacy. Nevertheless, relatively high percentage of treated patients would eventually develop acquired cross resistance to both drugs. Here, based on published structure and activity of GDC-0449 inhibitor class, we replaced its amide core with benzimidazole which retained bulk of the SMO-targeting activity as measured in our Hh/SMO/Gli1-reporter system...
May 18, 2018: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776650/signaling-pathway-deregulation-and-molecular-alterations-across-pediatric-medulloblastomas
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REVIEW
B Lhermitte, A F Blandin, A Coca, E Guerin, A Durand, N Entz-Werlé
Medulloblastomas (MBs) account for 15% of brain tumors in children under the age of 15. To date, the overall 5-year survival rate for all children is only around 60%. Recent advances in cancer genomics have led to a fundamental change in medulloblastoma classification and is evolving along with the genomic discoveries, allowing to regularly reclassify this disease. The previous molecular classification defined 4 groups (WNT-activated MB, SHH-activated MB and the groups 3 and 4 characterized partially by NMYC and MYC driven MBs)...
May 15, 2018: Neuro-Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771176/potential-use-of-cxcl12-cxcr4-and-sonic-hedgehog-pathways-as-therapeutic-targets-in-medulloblastoma
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Marla Karine Amarante, Glauco Akelinghton Freire Vitiello, Marcos Henrique Rosa, Igor Alves Mancilla, Maria Angelica Ehara Watanabe
Medulloblastoma (MB) is the most common malignant brain tumor occurring in children, and although high long-term survival rates have been reached with current therapeutic protocols, several neurological injuries are still observed among survivors. It has been shown that the development of MB is highly dependent on the microenvironment surrounding it and that the CXCL12 chemokine and its receptor, CXCR4 and the Sonic Hedgehog (SHH) pathway are crucial for cerebellar development, coordinating proliferation and migration of embryonic cells and malfunctions in these axes can lead to MB development...
May 17, 2018: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761244/copper-tolfenamic-acid-evaluation-of-stability-and-anti-cancer-activity
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Myrna Hurtado, Umesh T Sankpal, Jaya Chhabra, Deondra T Brown, Rajasekhar Maram, Rafid Patel, Raj K Gurung, Jerry Simecka, Alvin A Holder, Riyaz Basha
The non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, Tolfenamic acid (TA) acts as an anti-cancer agent in several adult and pediatric cancer models. Copper (Cu) is an important element with multiple biological functions and has gained interest in medical applications. Recently, [Cu(TA)2 (bpy)] (Cu-TA) has been synthesized in order to enhance therapeutic activity. In this study, we synthesized Cu-TA using an established method, characterized it by UV visible spectroscopy and Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), and tested its anti-cancer activity using twelve cell lines representing various cancers, such as Ewing sarcoma, glioblastoma, medulloblastoma, neuroblastoma, pancreatic and prostate...
May 15, 2018: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759978/the-developmental-origin-of-brain-tumours-a-cellular-and-molecular-framework
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REVIEW
Roberta Azzarelli, Benjamin D Simons, Anna Philpott
The development of the nervous system relies on the coordinated regulation of stem cell self-renewal and differentiation. The discovery that brain tumours contain a subpopulation of cells with stem/progenitor characteristics that are capable of sustaining tumour growth has emphasized the importance of understanding the cellular dynamics and the molecular pathways regulating neural stem cell behaviour. By focusing on recent work on glioma and medulloblastoma, we review how lineage tracing contributed to dissecting the embryonic origin of brain tumours and how lineage-specific mechanisms that regulate stem cell behaviour in the embryo may be subverted in cancer to achieve uncontrolled proliferation and suppression of differentiation...
May 14, 2018: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758594/phox2b-is-a-reliable-immunomarker-in-distinguishing-peripheral-neuroblastic-tumors-from-cns-embryonal-tumors
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Sanda Alexandrescu, Vera Paulson, Adrian Dubuc, Azra Ligon, Hart G Lidov
INTRODUCTION: The PHOX2B gene regulates neuronal maturation in the brain stem nuclei associated with cardiorespiratory function, and in the autonomic sympathetic and enteric nervous system. PHOX2B expression is a reliable immunomarker for peripheral neuroblastic tumors, however no systematic evaluation of CNS embryonal tumors was included in the studies. We encountered two cases in which the differential diagnosis included neuroblastoma and CNS embryonal tumor, and we hypothesized that PHOX2B immunostain would be helpful establishing the diagnosis...
May 14, 2018: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753759/multiple-dna-damage-dependent-and-dna-damage-independent-stress-responses-define-the-outcome-of-atr-chk1-targeting-in-medulloblastoma-cells
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Katharina Krüger, Katharina Geist, Fabian Stuhldreier, Lena Schumacher, Lena Blümel, Marc Remke, Sebastian Wesselborg, Björn Stork, Nicolaj Klöcker, Stefanie Bormann, Wynand P Roos, Sebastian Honnen, Gerhard Fritz
Targeting of oncogene-driven replicative stress as therapeutic option for high-risk medullobastoma was assessed using a panel of medulloblastoma cells differing in their c-Myc expression [i.e. group SHH (c-Myc low) vs. group 3 (c-Myc high)]. High c-Myc levels were associated with hypersensitivity to pharmacological Chk1 and ATR inhibition but not to CDK inhibition nor to conventional (genotoxic) anticancer therapeutics. The enhanced sensitivity of group 3 medulloblastoma cells to Chk1 inhibitors likely results from enhanced damage to intracellular organelles, elevated replicative stress and DNA damage and activation of apoptosis/necrosis...
May 10, 2018: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753702/genetic-predisposition-to-medulloblastomas-just-follow-the-tumour-genome
#12
Franck Bourdeaut, Olivier Delattre
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 9, 2018: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753700/spectrum-and-prevalence-of-genetic-predisposition-in-medulloblastoma-a-retrospective-genetic-study-and-prospective-validation-in-a-clinical-trial-cohort
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Sebastian M Waszak, Paul A Northcott, Ivo Buchhalter, Giles W Robinson, Christian Sutter, Susanne Groebner, Kerstin B Grund, Laurence Brugières, David T W Jones, Kristian W Pajtler, A Sorana Morrissy, Marcel Kool, Dominik Sturm, Lukas Chavez, Aurelie Ernst, Sebastian Brabetz, Michael Hain, Thomas Zichner, Maia Segura-Wang, Joachim Weischenfeldt, Tobias Rausch, Balca R Mardin, Xin Zhou, Cristina Baciu, Christian Lawerenz, Jennifer A Chan, Pascale Varlet, Lea Guerrini-Rousseau, Daniel W Fults, Wiesława Grajkowska, Peter Hauser, Nada Jabado, Young-Shin Ra, Karel Zitterbart, Suyash S Shringarpure, Francisco M De La Vega, Carlos D Bustamante, Ho-Keung Ng, Arie Perry, Tobey J MacDonald, Pablo Hernáiz Driever, Anne E Bendel, Daniel C Bowers, Geoffrey McCowage, Murali M Chintagumpala, Richard Cohn, Timothy Hassall, Gudrun Fleischhack, Tone Eggen, Finn Wesenberg, Maria Feychting, Birgitta Lannering, Joachim Schüz, Christoffer Johansen, Tina V Andersen, Martin Röösli, Claudia E Kuehni, Michael Grotzer, Kristina Kjaerheim, Camelia M Monoranu, Tenley C Archer, Elizabeth Duke, Scott L Pomeroy, Redmond Shelagh, Stephan Frank, David Sumerauer, Wolfram Scheurlen, Marina V Ryzhova, Till Milde, Christian P Kratz, David Samuel, Jinghui Zhang, David A Solomon, Marco Marra, Roland Eils, Claus R Bartram, Katja von Hoff, Stefan Rutkowski, Vijay Ramaswamy, Richard J Gilbertson, Andrey Korshunov, Michael D Taylor, Peter Lichter, David Malkin, Amar Gajjar, Jan O Korbel, Stefan M Pfister
BACKGROUND: Medulloblastoma is associated with rare hereditary cancer predisposition syndromes; however, consensus medulloblastoma predisposition genes have not been defined and screening guidelines for genetic counselling and testing for paediatric patients are not available. We aimed to assess and define these genes to provide evidence for future screening guidelines. METHODS: In this international, multicentre study, we analysed patients with medulloblastoma from retrospective cohorts (International Cancer Genome Consortium [ICGC] PedBrain, Medulloblastoma Advanced Genomics International Consortium [MAGIC], and the CEFALO series) and from prospective cohorts from four clinical studies (SJMB03, SJMB12, SJYC07, and I-HIT-MED)...
May 9, 2018: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750173/radiotherapy-for-adult-medulloblastoma-evaluation-of-helical-tomotherapy-volumetric-intensity-modulated-arc-therapy-and-three-dimensional-conformal-radiotherapy-and-the-results-of-helical-tomotherapy-therapy
#14
Sun Zong-Wen, Yang Shuang-Yan, Du Feng-Lei, Cheng Xiao-Long, Li Qinglin, Chen Meng-Yuan, Hua Yong-Hong, Jin Ting, Hu Qiao-Ying, Chen Xiao-Zhong, Chen Yuan-Yuan, Chen Ming
Introduction: All adult medulloblastoma (AMB) patients should be treated with craniospinal irradiation (CSI) postoperatively. Because of the long irradiation range, multiple radiation fields must be designed for conventional radiotherapy technology. CSI can be completed in only one session with helical tomotherapy (HT). We evaluated the dose of HT, volumetric intensity modulated arc therapy (VMAT), and three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3D-CRT) of AMB and the results of 5 cases of AMB treated with HT...
2018: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742885/malignant-brain-tumours-in-children-present-and-future-perspectives
#15
REVIEW
James T Rutka
In contrast to many of the malignant tumors that occur in the central nervous system in adults, the management, responses to therapy, and future perspectives of children with malignant lesions of the brain hold considerable promise. Within the past 5 years, remarkable progress has been made with our understanding of the basic biology of the molecular genetics of several pediatric malignant brain tumors including medulloblastoma, ependymoma, atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumour, and high grade glioma/diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma...
May 2018: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742881/medulloblastoma-in-the-molecular-era
#16
REVIEW
Claudia Miranda Kuzan-Fischer, Kyle Juraschka, Michael D Taylor
Medulloblastoma is the most common malignant brain tumor of childhood and remains a major cause of cancer related mortality in children. Significant scientific advancements have transformed the understanding of medulloblastoma, leading to the recognition of four distinct clinical and molecular subgroups, namely wingless (WNT), sonic hedgehog, group 3, and group 4. Subgroup classification combined with the recognition of subgroup specific molecular alterations has also led to major changes in risk stratification of medulloblastoma patients and these changes have begun to alter clinical trial design, in which the newly recognized subgroups are being incorporated as individualized treatment arms...
May 2018: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739714/synthesis-and-evaluation-of-novel-dimethylpyridazine-derivatives-as-hedgehog-signaling-pathway-inhibitors
#17
Chenglin Wang, Mingfei Zhu, Xiuhong Lu, Hong Wang, Weili Zhao, Xiongwen Zhang, Xiaochun Dong
We report herein the design and synthesis of a series of structural modified dimethylpyridazine compounds as novel hedgehog signaling pathway inhibitors. The bicyclic phthalazine core and 4-methylamino-piperidine moiety of Taladegib were replaced with dimethylpyridazine and different azacycle building blocks, respectively. The in vitro Gli-luciferase assay results demonstrate that the new scaffold still retained potent inhibitory potency. Piperidin-4-amine moiety was found to be the best linker between pharmacophores dimethylpyridazine and fluorine substituted benzoyl group...
May 1, 2018: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739450/m1-macrophage-recruitment-correlates-with-worse-outcome-in-shh-medulloblastomas
#18
Chanhee Lee, Joongyub Lee, Seung Ah Choi, Seung-Ki Kim, Kyu-Chang Wang, Sung-Hye Park, Se Hoon Kim, Ji Yeoun Lee, Ji Hoon Phi
BACKGROUND: Recent progress in molecular analysis has advanced the understanding of medulloblastoma (MB) and is anticipated to facilitate management of the disease. MB is composed of 4 molecular subgroups: WNT, SHH, Group 3, and Group 4. Macrophages play a crucial role in the tumor microenvironment; however, the functional role of their activated phenotype (M1/M2) remains controversial. Herein, we investigate the correlation between tumor-associated macrophage (TAM) recruitment within the MB subgroups and prognosis...
May 8, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730815/pd-1-pd-l1-and-immune-related-gene-expression-pattern-in-pediatric-malignant-brain-tumors-clinical-correlation-with-survival-data-in-korean-population
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Kihwan Hwang, Eun Jung Koh, Eun Jin Choi, Tae Hee Kang, Jung Ho Han, Gheeyoung Choe, Sung-Hye Park, Jennifer Holmes Yearley, Lakshmanan Annamalai, Wendy Blumenschein, Manjiri Sathe, Terri McClanahan, Hun Jung, Kyu-Chang Wang, Seung-Ki Kim, Chae-Yong Kim
BACKGROUND: PD-L1 expression has been evaluated as a predictive biomarker for immunotherapy in numerous tumor types. However, very limited data are available in pediatric brain tumors. The aim of this study was to characterize PD-1 and PD-L1 expressions of four pediatric malignant brain tumors and gene expression profile. METHODS: This study included 89 pediatric patients receiving standard treatment at Seoul National University Children's Hospital and Seoul National University Bundang Hospital between 1990 and 2014: atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor (AT/RT) 20; ependymoma (EPN) 20; high grade glioma (HGG) 21; and medulloblastoma (MBL) 28...
May 5, 2018: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730791/distinct-demographic-profile-and-molecular-markers-of-primary-cns-tumor-in-1873-adolescent-and-young-adult-patient-population
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Rohit Vadgaonkar, Sridhar Epari, Girish Chinnaswamy, Rahul Krishnatry, Raees Tonse, Tejpal Gupta, Rakesh Jalali
INTRODUCTION: We present detailed demographic profile, tumor types, and their molecular markers in adolescent and young adult (AYA) patients of age group between 15 and 39 years with primary central nervous system (PCNS) tumors, and compare with pediatric and adult patient populations. METHODOLOGY: Demographic- and disease-related information of 1873 PCNS tumor patients of age 15-39 years registered between 1 January 2011 and 31 December 2015 at our institution was analyzed with respect to their demographics and tumor subtypes...
May 5, 2018: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
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