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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213194/subcortical-mapping-using-an-electrified-cusa-in-pediatric-supratentorial-surgery
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Jonathan Roth, Akiva Korn, Yifat Bitan-Talmor, Rivka Kaufman, Margaret Ekstein, Shlomi Constantini
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative electrophysiology is increasingly used for various lesion resections, both in adult and pediatric brain surgery. Subcortical mapping is often used in adult surgery when lesions lie in proximity to the corticospinal tract (CST). We describe a novel technique of continuous subcortical mapping using an electrified Cavitron UltraSonic Aspirator (CUSA) in children with supratentorial lesions. METHODS: We evaluated the method of subcortical mapping using a CUSA as a stimulation probe...
February 14, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211798/serum-microrna-376-family-as-diagnostic-and-prognostic-markers-in-human-gliomas
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Qing Huang, Changjiang Wang, Ziming Hou, Gang Wang, Jianghua Lv, Hao Wang, Jun Yang, Zhe Zhang, Hongbing Zhang
BACKGROUND: MicroRNA (miR)-376 family play crucial roles in cancer formation and progression. OBJECTIVE: To investigate expression patterns of circulating miR-376 members in glioma patients, and to explore their diagnostic and prognostic values. METHODS: Expression of miR-376 members in serum samples from 100 glioma patients and 50 healthy controls were detected by quantitative real-time PCR. RESULTS: Serum miR-376a, miR-376b and miR-376c in glioma patients were significantly lower than those in healthy controls (all P< 0...
February 3, 2017: Cancer Biomarkers: Section A of Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209583/combining-diffusion-tensor-metrics-and-dsc-perfusion-imaging-can-it-improve-the-diagnostic-accuracy-in-differentiating-tumefactive-demyelination-from-high-grade-glioma
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S B Hiremath, A Muraleedharan, S Kumar, C Nagesh, C Kesavadas, M Abraham, T R Kapilamoorthy, B Thomas
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Tumefactive demyelinating lesions with atypical features can mimic high-grade gliomas on conventional imaging sequences. The aim of this study was to assess the role of conventional imaging, DTI metrics (p:q tensor decomposition), and DSC perfusion in differentiating tumefactive demyelinating lesions and high-grade gliomas. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fourteen patients with tumefactive demyelinating lesions and 21 patients with high-grade gliomas underwent brain MR imaging with conventional, DTI, and DSC perfusion imaging...
February 16, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199986/a-tree-shrew-glioblastoma-model-recapitulates-features-of-human-glioblastoma
#4
Yaohui Tong, Junjun Hao, Qiu Tu, Hualin Yu, Lanzhen Yan, Yuan Li, Longbao Lv, Fei Wang, Antonio Iavarone, Xudong Zhao
Tupaia belangeri (tree shrew), an animal species whose genome has significantly higher similarity to primates than rodents, has been used in biomedical research. To generate animal models that reproduce the human tumors more faithfully than rodents, we present the first report of a cancer model mimicking human tumor genetics in tree shrew. By engineering a lentiviral system for the transduction of mutant H-Ras and a shRNA against tree shrew p53, we successfully generated malignant glioma in tree shrew. The tree shrew glioma exhibited aggressive behavior and a relatively short latency, and markedly reduced animal survival...
February 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199863/analysis-of-chemopredictive-assay-for-targeting-cancer-stem-cells-in-glioblastoma-patients
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Candace M Howard, Jagan Valluri, Anthony Alberico, Terrence Julien, Rida Mazagri, Robert Marsh, Hoyt Alastair, Antonio Cortese, Michael Griswold, Wanmei Wang, Krista Denning, Linda Brown, Pier Paolo Claudio
INTRODUCTION: The prognosis of glioblastoma (GBM) treated with standard-of-care maximal surgical resection and concurrent adjuvant temozolomide (TMZ)/radiotherapy remains very poor (less than 15 months). GBMs have been found to contain a small population of cancer stem cells (CSCs) that contribute to tumor propagation, maintenance, and treatment resistance. The highly invasive nature of high-grade gliomas and their inherent resistance to therapy lead to very high rates of recurrence. For these reasons, not all patients with similar diagnoses respond to the same chemotherapy, schedule, or dose...
February 12, 2017: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197373/systemic-activation-of-antigen-presenting-cells-via-rna-loaded-nanoparticles
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Elias J Sayour, Gabriel De Leon, Christina Pham, Adam Grippin, Hanna Kemeny, Joshua Chua, Jianping Huang, John H Sampson, Luis Sanchez-Perez, Catherine Flores, Duane A Mitchell
While RNA-pulsed dendritic cell (DC) vaccines have shown promise, the advancement of cellular therapeutics is fraught with developmental challenges. To circumvent the challenges of cellular immunotherapeutics, we developed clinically translatable nanoliposomes that can be combined with tumor-derived RNA to generate personalized tumor RNA-nanoparticles (NPs) with considerable scale-up capacity. RNA-NPs bypass MHC restriction, are amenable to central distribution, and can provide near immediate immune induction...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187447/egr-1-and-rna-pol-ii-facilitate-glioma-cell-gdnf-transcription-induced-by-histone-hyperacetylation-in-promoter-ii
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Bao-Le Zhang, Ting-Wen Guo, Le-Le Gao, Guang-Quan Ji, Xiao-He Gu, Yu-Qi Shao, Rui-Qin Yao, Dian-Shuai Gao
The specific mechanisms for epigenetic regulation of gene transcription remain to be elucidated. We previously demonstrated that hyperacetylation of histone H3K9 in promoter II of glioma cells promotes high transcription of the glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) gene. This hyperacetylation significantly enhanced Egr-1 binding and increased the recruitment of RNA polymerase II (RNA POL II) to that region (P < 0.05). Egr-1 expression was abnormally increased in C6 glioma cells. Further overexpression of Egr-1 significantly increased Egr-1 binding to GDNF promoter II, while increasing RNA POL II recruitment, thus increasing GDNF transcription (P < 0...
February 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185647/supratotal-resection-of-diffuse-gliomas%C3%A2-%C3%A2-an-overview-of-its-multifaceted-implications
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REVIEW
Y N Yordanova, H Duffau
Successful management of diffuse low-grade and high-grade gliomas in adults is a challenge for neuro-oncologists. Indeed, due to their highly infiltrative feature, these diseases remain incurable despite therapeutic advances. Nevertheless, the elaboration of individualized therapeutic strategies has led to an improvement of both overall survival and quality of life. In particular, the impact of surgical resection on diffuse glioma survival has been extensively demonstrated. However, this impact is significant only when the resection is total (i...
February 6, 2017: Neuro-Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185325/a-case-of-high-grade-astrocytoma-with-braf-and-atrx-mutations-following-a-long-standing-course-over-two-decades
#9
Satoshi Nakata 中田 聡, Keishi Horiguchi, Shogo Ishiuchi, Yuhei Yoshimoto, Seiji Yamada, Sumihito Nobusawa, Hayato Ikota, Junko Hirato, Hideaki Yokoo
Pediatric high-grade gliomas are rare and occasionally hard to classify. These tumors often feature a well-demarcated histology and are expected to have a better outcome than ordinary diffuse high-grade gliomas in adults. We herein report a case of circumscribed high-grade glioma that showed a distinct molecular profile and followed an excellent course for 26 years. The patient, a 3-year-old boy at onset, presented with a contrast-enhancing mass in the right temporal lobe and underwent resection. Histologically, the tumor mainly consisted of compact bundles of GFAP-positive spindle cells...
February 9, 2017: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184912/interaction-between-transcription-factors-pax6-pax6-5a-and-specific-members-of-mir-183-96-182-cluster-may-contribute-to-glioma-progression-in-glioblastoma-cell-lines
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Evangelos Pavlakis, Anton B Tonchev, Ara Kaprelyan, Yavor Enchev, Anastassia Stoykova
A misbalance between proliferation and differentiation of neural stem cells in niches for adult brain neurogenesis is a key mechanism in glioma pathogenesis. In the adult brain, the expression of Pax6 marks stem cells in the forebrain neurogenic niche. We analyzed the expression profile of the two active in vertebrates Pax6 isoforms, Pax6 and Pax6-5a, along with the expression of microRNA cluster miR-183-96-182 in a large set of glioma patient specimens and glioma cell lines which showed opposite expression level, low and high, respectively, with the progression of tumor malignancy...
March 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184256/immunomethylomic-approach-to-explore-the-blood-neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-nlr-in-glioma-survival
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John K Wiencke, Devin C Koestler, Lucas A Salas, Joseph L Wiemels, Ritu P Roy, Helen M Hansen, Terri Rice, Lucie S McCoy, Paige M Bracci, Annette M Molinaro, Karl T Kelsey, Margaret R Wrensch, Brock C Christensen
BACKGROUND: Differentially methylated regions (DMRs) within DNA isolated from whole blood can be used to estimate the proportions of circulating leukocyte subtypes. We use the term "immunomethylomics" to describe the application of these immune lineage DMRs to studying leukocyte profiles. Here, we applied this approach to peripheral blood DNA from 72 glioma patients with molecularly defined brain tumors, representing common patient groups with defined characteristic survival times and risk factors...
2017: Clinical Epigenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181325/recurrent-copy-number-alterations-in-low-grade-and-anaplastic-pleomorphic-xanthoastrocytoma-with-and-without-braf-v600e-mutation
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Rachael A Vaubel, Alissa A Caron, Seiji Yamada, Paul A Decker, Jeanette E Eckel Passow, Fausto J Rodriguez, Amulya A Nageswara Rao, Daniel Lachance, Ian Parney, Robert Jenkins, Caterina Giannini
Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma (PXA) is a rare localized glioma characterized by frequent BRAF V600E mutation and CDKN2A/B deletion. We explored the association of copy-number variants (CNVs) with BRAF mutations, tumor grade, and patient survival in a cohort of 41 PXA patients using OncoScan chromosomal microarray. Primary resection specimens were available in 38 cases, including 24 PXA and 14 anaplastic PXA (A-PXA), 23 BRAF V600E mutant tumors (61%). CNVs were identified in all cases and most frequently involved chromosome 9 with homozygous CDKN2A/B deletion (n=33, 87%), a higher proportion than previously detected by comparative genomic hybridization (50-60%) (37)...
February 9, 2017: Brain Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180935/clinicopathological-features-and-microsurgical-outcomes-for-giant-pediatric-intracranial-tumor-in-60-consecutive-cases
#13
Ailing Guo, Vigneyshwar Suresh, Xianzhi Liu, Fuyou Guo
PURPOSE: Giant pediatric intracranial tumor (GPIT) remains to be a challenging disease with high morbidity and mortality. METHODS: The clinical data of 60 patients under 18 years of age operated on with GPIT (≥5 cm in diameter) were retrospectively analyzed. RESULTS: Gross total resection was achieved in 46 cases (77%) and subtotal resection was obtained in 14 cases (23%). Ninety percent (47/52) of the cases with obstructive hydrocephalus were resolved remarkably and only 10% (5/52) of the patients needed a ventriculoperitoneal shunt after tumor resection...
February 8, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178682/comprehensive-analysis-of-pd-l1-expression-in-glioblastoma-multiforme
#14
Dieter Henrik Heiland, Gerrit Haaker, Daniel Delev, Bianca Mercas, Waseem Masalha, Sabrina Heynckes, Annette Gäbelein, Dietmar Pfeifer, Maria Stella Carro, Astrid Weyerbrock, Marco Prinz, Oliver Schnell
Glioblastoma multiforme are highly malignant brain tumours with frequent genetic and epigenetic alterations. The poor clinical outcome of these tumours necessitates the development of new treatment options. Immunotherapies for glioblastoma multiforme including PD1/PD-L1 inhibition are currently tested in ongoing clinical trials. The purpose of this study was to investigate the molecular background of PD-L1 expression in glioblastoma multiforme and to find associated pathway activation and genetic alterations...
February 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178670/new-in-vivo-avatars-of-diffuse-intrinsic-pontine-gliomas-dipg-from-stereotactic-biopsies-performed-at-diagnosis
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Alexandre Plessier, Ludivine Le Dret, Pascale Varlet, Kévin Beccaria, Joëlle Lacombe, Sébastien Mériaux, Françoise Geffroy, Laurence Fiette, Patricia Flamant, Fabrice Chrétien, Thomas Blauwblomme, Stéphanie Puget, Jacques Grill, Marie-Anne Debily, David Castel
Diffuse Instrinsic Pontine Glioma is the most aggressive form of High Grade Gliomas in children. The lack of biological material and the absence of relevant models have hampered the development of new therapeutics. Their extensive infiltration of the brainstem renders any surgical resection impossible and until recently biopsies were considered not informative enough and therefore not recommended. Thus, most models were derived from autopsy material. We aimed to develop relevant in vivo DIPG models that mimic this specific disease and its molecular diversity from tumor material obtained at diagnosis...
February 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161812/tumor-grade-versus-expression-of-invasion-related-molecules-in-astrocytoma
#16
József Virga, László Bognár, Tibor Hortobágyi, Gábor Zahuczky, Éva Csősz, Gergő Kalló, Judit Tóth, Gábor Hutóczki, Judit Reményi-Puskár, László Steiner, Almos Klekner
Peritumoral infiltration is characteristic of astrocytomas even in low-grade tumors. Tumor cells migrate to neighbouring tissue and cause recurrence. The extracellular matrix (ECM) plays a role in tumor invasion; expression levels of its components' have been linked to tumor invasion. This study determines the mRNA and protein expression of 20 invasion-related ECM components by examining non-tumor brain; grade I-II-III astrocytoma and glioblastoma samples. Expression levels were measured by QRT-PCR and mass-spectroscopy...
February 4, 2017: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161497/survival-benefit-for-patients-with-diffuse-intrinsic-pontine-glioma-dipg-undergoing-re-irradiation-at-first-progression-a-matched-cohort-analysis-on-behalf-of-the-siop-e-hgg-dipg-working-group
#17
Geert O Janssens, Lorenza Gandola, Stephanie Bolle, Henry Mandeville, Monica Ramos-Albiac, Karen van Beek, Helen Benghiat, Bianca Hoeben, Andres Morales La Madrid, Rolf-Dieter Kortmann, Darren Hargrave, Johan Menten, Emilia Pecori, Veronica Biassoni, Andre O von Bueren, Dannis G van Vuurden, Maura Massimino, Dominik Sturm, Max Peters, Christof M Kramm
BACKGROUND: Overall survival (OS) of patients with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) is poor. The purpose of this study is to analyse benefit and toxicity of re-irradiation at first progression. METHODS: At first progression, 31 children with DIPG, aged 2-16 years, underwent re-irradiation (dose 19.8-30.0 Gy) alone (n = 16) or combined with systemic therapy (n = 15). At initial presentation, all patients had typical symptoms and characteristic MRI features of DIPG, or biopsy-proven high-grade glioma...
March 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156607/yoga-program-for-patients-with-brain-tumors-undergoing-radiotherapy-xrt-and-their-family-caregivers
#18
Smith Mallaiah, Anita Mahajan, Terri S Armstrong, Shiao-Pei S Weathers, Kathryn E Moss, Nazli Goktepe, Amy Spelman, Lorenzo Cohen
: 200 Background: The role of behavioral medicine in the symptom management of glioma patients is largely unknown. Moreover, although the literature revealed that family caregivers are at risk of physical and psychological burden, the needs of caregivers generally remain unaddressed. The purpose of this study was to establish feasibility and preliminary efficacy of a couple-based Yoga (CBY) intervention in glioma patients and their caregivers targeting QOL outcomes. METHODS: This small, single-arm pilot trial included adults with low and high grade glioma undergoing XRT and their family caregivers...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152250/intravoxel-incoherent-motion-mri-in-the-brain-impact-of-the-fitting-model-on-perfusion-fraction-and-lesion-differentiability
#19
Vera C Keil, Burkhard Mädler, Gerrit H Gielen, Bogdan Pintea, Kanishka Hiththetiya, Alisa R Gaspranova, Jürgen Gieseke, Matthias Simon, Hans H Schild, Dariusch R Hadizadeh
PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of the choice of the curve-fitting model on the perfusion fraction (fIVIM ) with regard to tissue type characterization, correlation with microvascular anatomy, and dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) parameters. Several curve-fitting models coexist in intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) MRI to derive the (fIVIM ). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In all, 29 patients with brain lesions (12 gliomas, 11 meningiomas, three metastases, two gliotic scars, one multiple sclerosis) underwent IVIM-MRI (32 b-values, 0 to 2000 s/mm(2) ) at 3T...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150503/yoga-program-for-high-grade-glioma-patients-undergoing-radiotherapy-and-their-family-caregivers
#20
Kathrin Milbury, Smitha Mallaiah, Anita Mahajan, Terri Armstrong, Shioa-Pei Weathers, Kathryn E Moss, Nazli Goktepe, Amy Spelman, Lorenzo Cohen
BACKGROUND: Despite their high symptom burden and poor prognosis, evidence-based supportive care interventions for adults with high-grade glioma (HGG) and their caregivers are lacking. Thus, we aimed to establish feasibility of a patient-caregiver dyadic yoga program (DYP) for newly diagnosed HGG patients and their family caregivers targeting quality-of-life (QOL) outcomes. METHOD: In this single-arm pilot trial, dyads participated in a 12-session DYP program across the course of patients' radiotherapy...
January 1, 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
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