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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339824/a-phase-i-trial-of-the-mek-inhibitor-selumetinib-azd6244-in-pediatric-patients-with-recurrent-or-refractory-low-grade-glioma-a-pediatric-brain-tumor-consortium-pbtc-study
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Anuradha Banerjee, Regina I Jakacki, Arzu Onar-Thomas, Shengjie Wu, Theodore Nicolaides, Tina Young Poussaint, Jason Fangusaro, Joanna Phillips, Arie Perry, David Turner, Michael Prados, Roger J Packer, Ibrahim Qaddoumi, Sridharan Gururangan, Ian F Pollack, Stewart Goldman, Lawrence A Doyle, Clinton F Stewart, James M Boyett, Larry E Kun, Maryam Fouladi
Background.: Activation of the mitogen-activated protein kinase pathway is important for growth of pediatric low-grade gliomas (LGGs). The aim of this study was to determine the recommended phase II dose (RP2D) and the dose-limiting toxicities (DLTs) of the MEK inhibitor selumetinib in children with progressive LGG. Methods.: Selumetinib was administered orally starting at 33 mg/m2/dose b.i.d., using the modified continual reassessment method. Pharmacokinetic analysis was performed during the first course...
February 28, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339008/detection-of-lower-levels-of-snap25-using-multiple-microarray-systems-and-its-functional-significance-in-medulloblastoma
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Chi-Jung Huang, Chia-Long Lee, Chih-Yi Liu, Shih-Hung Huang, Jia-Woei Hou, Yi-Hou Chen, Chih-Cheng Chien, Chih-Ming Ho, Wen-Cheng Lo, Kun-Long Hung
Medulloblastoma (MB) is the most common pediatric malignant brain tumor and patients with high-risk or recurrent MB respond poorly to current therapies, and have a higher related mortality. For this reason, potential molecules related to MB need be identified in order to develop targets for the development of novel therapeutics. In the present study, we compared MB microarray data obtained using different microarray systems and significant targets were selected by gene annotation and enrichment analysis. Genes for soluble N-ethylmaleimide-sensitive factor attachment protein receptors (SNAREs) annotated with the function 'vesicle' were identified and one of these proteins, synaptosomal-associated protein 25 (SNAP25), was found to have significantly lower expression levels in MB...
March 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333115/modeling-and-targeting-myc-genes-in-childhood-brain-tumors
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Sonja Hutter, Sara Bolin, Holger Weishaupt, Fredrik J Swartling
Brain tumors are the second most common group of childhood cancers, accounting for about 20%-25% of all pediatric tumors. Deregulated expression of the MYC family of transcription factors, particularly c-MYC and MYCN genes, has been found in many of these neoplasms, and their expression levels are often correlated with poor prognosis. Elevated c-MYC/MYCN initiates and drives tumorigenesis in many in vivo model systems of pediatric brain tumors. Therefore, inhibition of their oncogenic function is an attractive therapeutic target...
March 23, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332095/identification-of-t-cell-target-antigens-in-glioblastoma-stem-like-cells-using-an-integrated-proteomics-based-approach-in-patient-specimens
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Carmen Rapp, Rolf Warta, Slava Stamova, Ali Nowrouzi, Christoph Geisenberger, Zoltan Gal, Saskia Roesch, Steffen Dettling, Simone Juenger, Mariana Bucur, Christine Jungk, Philip DaoTrong, Rezvan Ahmadi, Felix Sahm, David Reuss, Valentina Fermi, Esther Herpel, Volker Eckstein, Niels Grabe, Christoph Schramm, Markus A Weigand, Juergen Debus, Andreas von Deimling, Andreas Unterberg, Amir Abdollahi, Philipp Beckhove, Christel Herold-Mende
Glioblastoma (GBM) is a highly aggressive brain tumor and still remains incurable. Among others, an immature subpopulation of self-renewing and therapy-resistant tumor cells-often referred to as glioblastoma stem-like cells (GSCs)-has been shown to contribute to disease recurrence. To target these cells personalized immunotherapy has gained a lot of interest, e.g. by reactivating pre-existing anti-tumor immune responses against GSC antigens. To identify T cell targets commonly presented by GSCs and their differentiated counterpart, we used a proteomics-based separation of GSC proteins in combination with a T cell activation assay...
March 22, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331170/-pathological-complete-response-of-metastatic-testicular-tumor-with-persistent-low-level-positive-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-after-chemotherapy
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Ryosuke Jikuya, Akihito Hashizume, Tomoyuki Tatenuma, Nobuhiko Mizuno, Kentaro Muraoka, Masaki Kawai, Akitoshi Takizawa, Takeshi Kishida
We describe a case of testicular tumor with multiple metastasis to the lung,retoroperitoneal lymph node, and brain. After chemotherapy the retroperitoneal lymph node and brain metastasis disappeared,but the multiple pulmonary metastases but not disappear,although they were reduced in size. Since the human chorionic gonadotoropin (HCG) was persistently dected at a low level,we performed a testosterone tolerance test. The HCG level became undetectable for a while,but was detected at a low level again. Then the patient underwent residual tumor removal of some of the residual pulmonary disease,which was diagnosed as tumor necrosis...
March 2017: Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327577/metabolic-profiling-of-idh-mutation-and-malignant-progression-in-infiltrating-glioma
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Llewellyn E Jalbert, Adam Elkhaled, Joanna J Phillips, Evan Neill, Aurelia Williams, Jason C Crane, Marram P Olson, Annette M Molinaro, Mitchel S Berger, John Kurhanewicz, Sabrina M Ronen, Susan M Chang, Sarah J Nelson
Infiltrating low grade gliomas (LGGs) are heterogeneous in their behavior and the strategies used for clinical management are highly variable. A key factor in clinical decision-making is that patients with mutations in the isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 and 2 (IDH1/2) oncogenes are more likely to have a favorable outcome and be sensitive to treatment. Because of their relatively long overall median survival, more aggressive treatments are typically reserved for patients that have undergone malignant progression (MP) to an anaplastic glioma or secondary glioblastoma (GBM)...
March 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323122/exome-analysis-of-the-evolutionary-path-of-hepatocellular-adenoma-carcinoma-transition-vascular-invasion-and-brain-dissemination
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Sílvia Vilarinho, Zeynep Erson-Omay, Kisha Mitchell-Richards, Charles Cha, Carol Nelson-Williams, Akdes Serin Harmancı, Katsuhito Yasuno, Murat Günel, Tamar H Taddei
Hepatocellular adenoma (HCA) is a rare benign liver tumor, predominantly seen in young women. Its major complications are malignant transformation, spontaneous hemorrhage, and rupture. We describe a case of a young female with no underlying liver disease who presented with acute abdominal pain and was found to have a 17 cm heterogeneous mass in the left lobe of the liver. She underwent left hepatectomy and pathology revealed a 14 cm moderately differentiated hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) arising in a shell of a HCA...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320152/electrographic-patterns-in-patients-with-posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-and-seizures
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Carlos Kamiya-Matsuoka, Sudhakar Tummala
INTRODUCTION: Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a neurotoxic encephalopathic state associated with reversible cerebral vasogenic edema. Seizures are a common clinical presentation in PRES, however its electroencephalographic and radiologic pattern correlation is limited in this subset of patients. The aim of this study is to analyze the origin of electrographic dysfunction according to the radiologic pattern in patients with PRES and seizures. METHODS: We retrospectively identified 46 cancer patients who developed PRES and seizures at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center between January 2006 and June 2012...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319448/rationale-and-design-of-a-phase-1-clinical-trial-to-evaluate-hsv-g207-alone-or-with-a-single-radiation-dose-in-children-with-progressive-or-recurrent-malignant-supratentorial-brain-tumors
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Alicia M Waters, James M Johnston, Alyssa T Reddy, John Fiveash, Avi Madan-Swain, Kara Kachurak, Asim K Bag, G Yancey Gillespie, James M Markert, Gregory K Friedman
Primary central nervous system tumors are the most common solid neoplasm of childhood and the leading cause of cancer-related death in pediatric patients. Survival rates for children with malignant supratentorial brain tumors are poor despite aggressive treatment with combinations of surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy, and survivors often suffer from damaging lifelong sequelae from current therapies. Novel innovative treatments are greatly needed. One promising new approach is the use of a genetically engineered, conditionally replicating herpes simplex virus (HSV) that has shown tumor-specific tropism and potential efficacy in the treatment of malignant brain tumors...
March 2017: Human Gene Therapy. Clinical Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315066/failure-patterns-according-to-molecular-subtype-in-patients-with-invasive-breast-cancer-following-postoperative-adjuvant-radiotherapy-long-term-outcomes-in-contemporary-clinical-practice
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Yu Jin Lim, Sea-Won Lee, Noorie Choi, Jeanny Kwon, Keun-Yong Eom, Eunyoung Kang, Eun-Kyu Kim, Sung-Won Kim, Jee Hyun Kim, Yu Jung Kim, Se Hyun Kim, So Yeon Park, Jae-Sung Kim, In Ah Kim
PURPOSE: Although gene expression profiling provides critical information, knowledge remains limited regarding the differential effects of molecular subtype on clinical course. This study evaluated the impact of molecular status on long-term patterns of failure in patients with non-metastatic breast cancer. METHODS: We analyzed data from 1181 individuals with invasive breast cancer undergoing surgery plus PORT from 2003 to 2011. Molecular subtypes were defined as luminal A (LA), luminal B (LB)-HER2(-), LB-HER2(+), HER2, and triple-negative (TN) based on the 2013 St...
March 17, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303203/a-case-of-acute-subdural-hematoma-due-to-bleeding-from-metastatic-chondrosarcoma-of-the-skull
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Kenzo Kosugi, Satoshi Takahashi, Hikaru Sasaki, Ryota Tamura, Kentaro Ohara, Kazunari Yoshida
BACKGROUND: Intra or peritumoral hemorrhage of brain and skull tumors sometimes presents as stroke. Skull metastasis of chondrosarcoma is relatively rare, and furthermore, a case of intratumoural hemorrhage of skull metastasis of chondrosarcoma has not been reported. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 73-year-old man underwent right lower leg amputation in the past because of chondrosarcoma and was operated for a skull metastasis. He presented with a sudden headache, and head computed tomography revealed a right acute subdural hematoma (SDH) adjacent to the recurrent skull metastatic tumor...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298028/intracranial-intraaxial-cerebral-tufted-angioma-case-report
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Randy S D'Amico, George Zanazzi, Gunnar Hargus, Timothy Dyster, Shirley Chan, Angela Lignelli-Dipple, Tony J C Wang, Phyllis L Faust, Guy M McKhann
Tufted angioma (TA) is a rare, slow-growing, vascular lesion that commonly presents as a solitary macule, papule, or nodule arising in the soft tissues of the torso, extremities, and head and neck in children and young adults. Adult-onset cases have been infrequently reported. While typically benign, TAs may be locally aggressive. Complete physical examination and hematological workup are recommended in patients with TA to exclude the presence of Kasabach-Merritt phenomenon (KMP). The authors describe the case of a 69-year-old man with a contrast-enhancing frontal lobe lesion, with surrounding vasogenic edema, which was treated by gross-total resection...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292994/-a-recurrent-case-of-thymic-adenocarcinoma-effectively-treated-with-s-1-over-a-long-term-period
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Munehisa Takata, Isao Matsumoto, Yusuke Tanaka, Daisuke Saito, Shuhei Yoshida, Seiichi Kakegawa, Masaya Tamura, Hirofumi Takemura, Hiroko Ikeda
A 61-year-old woman with an abnormal radiograph shadow in her anterior mediastinum was admitted to our hospital and underwent an extended thymectomy. The pathological diagnosis of the tumor was a non-papillary adenocarcinoma of the thymus in pathological stage IV b using the Masaoka classification owing to mediastinal lymph node metastasis. We found parasternal lymph node metastases 5 months after her first operation, and subsequently, she underwent surgery and adjuvant radiotherapy. We found systemic lymph node metastases and metastatic lesions in distant organs, including her lungs, brain, and kidney 27 months after her first operation...
March 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291424/giant-melanotic-neuroectodermal-tumor-of-infancy-melanotic-progonoma-of-the-head-and-neck-report-of-a-malignant-case
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Giancarlo Nicosia, Pietro Spennato, Ferdinando Aliberti, Daniele Cascone, Lucia Quaglietta, Maria Elena Errico, Mario Muto, Franco Ionna, Giuseppe Cinalli
Melanotic neuroectodermal tumor of infancy is a rare congenital pigmented neoplasm of neural crest origin, locally aggressive, growing rapidly and developing during the 1st year of life. It most commonly arises from the maxilla, cranial vault, and mandible. Occasionally, it exhibits malignant behavior with local lymph nodes involvement. Cases misdiagnosed and left untreated for a long time can present challenges due to the tumor mass and infiltration. In these cases, adjuvant chemotherapy can be extremely helpful before radical excision...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291373/neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-for-atypical-teratoid-rhabdoid-tumors-case-report
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Meena Thatikunta, Ian Mutchnick, Jennifer Elster, Matthew P Thompson, Michael A Huang, Aaron C Spalding, Thomas Moriarty
Atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumors (ATRTs) are a rare pediatric brain tumor with high mortality rate. Several large series have reported achieving gross-total resection (GTR) in less than 50% of patients due to the lesions' large size, vascularity, and limited blood volume in young patients. While neoadjuvant chemotherapy for choroid plexus carcinomas in pediatric patients has become widely accepted, it has not been used as widely for other pediatric brain tumors. To the best of the authors' knowledge, there are only 3 published cases of neoadjuvant chemotherapy for ATRTs...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290392/potential-for-differentiation-of-glioma-recurrence-from-radionecrosis-using-integrated-18-f-fluoroethyl-l-tyrosine-fet-positron-emission-tomography-magnetic-resonance-imaging-a-prospective-evaluation
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Shanti K Sogani, Amarnath Jena, Sangeeta Taneja, Aashish Gambhir, Anil K Mishra, Maria M D'Souza, Sapna M Verma, Puja P Hazari, Pradeep Negi, Ganesh K R Jadhav
PURPOSE: To assess the utility of 18F-fluoroethyl-L-tyrosine (FET) positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance imaging (PET/MRI) in distinguishing recurrence from radionecrosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-two patients (25 males, 7 females) of glioma who had already undergone surgery/chemoradiotherapy and had enhancing brain lesions suspicious of recurrence were evaluated using integrated 18F-FET PET/MRI, and followed up with histopathology or clinical follow-up and/or MRI/PET/MRI imaging...
March 2017: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290001/choroid-plexus-tumors-in-adult-and-pediatric-populations-the-cleveland-clinic-and-university-hospitals-experience
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Michal Bahar, Hasan Hashem, Tanya Tekautz, Sarah Worley, Anne Tang, Peter de Blank, Johannes Wolff
Choroid plexus tumors (CPT) are rare neoplasms accounting for 1-4% of all pediatric brain tumors. They are divided into choroid plexus papilloma (CPP), atypical choroid plexus papilloma (APP) and choroid plexus carcinoma (CPC). CPTs are known to primarily affect children less than 2 years of age. Gross total resection is the most important predictor of survival especially in CPC. Although small case series have been published, limited clinical data are available to describe treatment and outcome of CPTs. More clinical data would be necessary to complete the picture, particularly in populations that are not age limited...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289402/medical-therapy-with-pasireotide-in-recurrent-cushing-s-disease-experience-of-patients-treated-for-at-least-1%C3%A2-year-at-a-single-center
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Chris G Yedinak, Sarah Hopkins, Jessica Williams, Aly Ibrahim, Justin Schultz Cetas, Maria Fleseriu
Subcutaneous (SC) injection of pasireotide, a somatostatin analog, is approved for the treatment of adults with Cushing's disease (CD) for whom pituitary surgery was unsuccessful or is not an option. We highlight the symptomatic and biochemical improvement of six patients with recurrent CD treated with pasireotide SC at a single center for at least 1 year. Patients were treated either through commercial use (n = 5) or through the Phase 3 trial (n = 1; http://ClinicalTrials.gov identifier, NCT00434148; study number, B2305)...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288892/mr-image-guided-delivery-of-cisplatin-loaded-brain-penetrating-nanoparticles-to-invasive-glioma-with-focused-ultrasound
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Kelsie F Timbie, Umara Afzal, Abhijit Date, Clark Zhang, Ji Song, G Wilson Miller, Jung Soo Suk, Justin Hanes, Richard J Price
Systemically administered chemotherapeutic drugs are often ineffective in the treatment of invasive brain tumors due to poor therapeutic index. Within gliomas, despite the presence of heterogeneously leaky microvessels, dense extracellular matrix and high interstitial pressure generate a "blood-tumor barrier" (BTB), which inhibits drug delivery and distribution. Meanwhile, beyond the contrast MRI-enhancing edge of the tumor, invasive cancer cells are protected by the intact blood-brain barrier (BBB). Here, we tested whether brain-penetrating nanoparticles (BPN) that possess dense surface coatings of polyethylene glycol (PEG) and are loaded with cisplatin (CDDP) could be delivered across both the blood-tumor and blood-brain barriers with MR image-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS), and whether this treatment could control glioma growth and invasiveness...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287553/intracarotid-cancer-cell-injection-to-produce-mouse-models-of-brain-metastasis
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Chenyu Zhang, Frank J Lowery, Dihua Yu
Metastasis, the spread and growth of malignant cells at secondary sites within a patient's body, accounts for > 90% of cancer-related mortality. Recently, impressive advances in novel therapies have dramatically prolonged survival and improved quality of life for many cancer patients. Sadly, incidence of brain metastatic recurrences is fast rising, and all current therapies are merely palliative. Hence, good experimental animal models are urgently needed to facilitate in-depth studies of the disease biology and to assess novel therapeutic regimens for preclinical evaluation...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
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