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Astrid K Gnekow, David A Walker, Daniela Kandels, Susan Picton, Giorgio Perilongo, Jacques Grill, Tore Stokland, Per Eric Sandstrom, Monika Warmuth-Metz, Torsten Pietsch, Felice Giangaspero, René Schmidt, Andreas Faldum, Denise Kilmartin, Angela De Paoli, Gian Luca De Salvo
BACKGROUND: The use of chemotherapy to manage newly diagnosed low grade glioma (LGG) was first introduced in the 1980s. One randomised trial has studied two- versus four-drug regimens with a duration of 12 months of treatment after resection. METHODS: Within the European comprehensive treatment strategy for childhood LGG, the International Society of Paediatric Oncology-Low Grade Glioma (SIOP LGG) Committee launched a randomised trial involving 118 institutions and 11 countries to investigate the addition of etoposide (100 mg/m(2), days 1, 2 & 3) to a four-course induction of vincristine (1...
August 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617804/integrating-tenascin-c-protein-expression-and-1q25-copy-number-status-in-pediatric-intracranial-ependymoma-prognostication-a-new-model-for-risk-stratification
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Felipe Andreiuolo, Gwénaël Le Teuff, Mohamed Amine Bayar, John-Paul Kilday, Torsten Pietsch, André O von Bueren, Hendrik Witt, Andrey Korshunov, Piergiorgio Modena, Stefan M Pfister, Mélanie Pagès, David Castel, Felice Giangaspero, Leila Chimelli, Pascale Varlet, Stefan Rutkowski, Didier Frappaz, Maura Massimino, Richard Grundy, Jacques Grill
PURPOSE: Despite multimodal therapy, prognosis of pediatric intracranial ependymomas remains poor with a 5-year survival rate below 70% and frequent late deaths. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: This multicentric European study evaluated putative prognostic biomarkers. Tenascin-C (TNC) immunohistochemical expression and copy number status of 1q25 were retained for a pooled analysis of 5 independent cohorts. The prognostic value of TNC and 1q25 on the overall survival (OS) was assessed using a Cox model adjusted to age at diagnosis, tumor location, WHO grade, extent of resection, radiotherapy and stratified by cohort...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614497/fiscal-responsibility-law-and-expenditure-on-health-personnel-an-analysis-of-the-condition-of-brazilian-municipalities-from-2004-to-2009
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Katia Rejane de Medeiros, Paulette Cavalcanti de Albuquerque, Ricardo Antônio Wanderley Tavares, Wayner Vieira de Souza
The limits for expenditure on personnel that were imposed by the Fiscal Responsibility Act (FRA) have been considered by local health managers as an obstacle to health sector policies. This paper analyzes the linear trend for the personnel expenses indicators and the correlation of this with the profile of spending on health care personnel in 5,356 Brazilian municipalities from 2004 to 2009. The study of the time series used data from the 'Finanças do Brasil' (Finbra) and data from the Information System on Public Health Budgets (SIOPS)...
June 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560664/external-validation-of-the-diffuse-intrinsic-pontine-glioma-survival-prediction-model-a-collaborative-report-from-the-international-dipg-registry-and-the-siope-dipg-registry
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Sophie E M Veldhuijzen van Zanten, Adam Lane, Martijn W Heymans, Joshua Baugh, Brooklyn Chaney, Lindsey M Hoffman, Renee Doughman, Marc H A Jansen, Esther Sanchez, William P Vandertop, Gertjan J L Kaspers, Dannis G van Vuurden, Maryam Fouladi, Blaise V Jones, James Leach
We aimed to perform external validation of the recently developed survival prediction model for diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), and discuss its utility. The DIPG survival prediction model was developed in a cohort of patients from the Netherlands, United Kingdom and Germany, registered in the SIOPE DIPG Registry, and includes age <3 years, longer symptom duration and receipt of chemotherapy as favorable predictors, and presence of ring-enhancement on MRI as unfavorable predictor. Model performance was evaluated by analyzing the discrimination and calibration abilities...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545823/novel-molecular-subgroups-for-clinical-classification-and-outcome-prediction-in-childhood-medulloblastoma-a-cohort-study
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Edward C Schwalbe, Janet C Lindsey, Sirintra Nakjang, Stephen Crosier, Amanda J Smith, Debbie Hicks, Gholamreza Rafiee, Rebecca M Hill, Alice Iliasova, Thomas Stone, Barry Pizer, Antony Michalski, Abhijit Joshi, Stephen B Wharton, Thomas S Jacques, Simon Bailey, Daniel Williamson, Steven C Clifford
BACKGROUND: International consensus recognises four medulloblastoma molecular subgroups: WNT (MBWNT), SHH (MBSHH), group 3 (MBGrp3), and group 4 (MBGrp4), each defined by their characteristic genome-wide transcriptomic and DNA methylomic profiles. These subgroups have distinct clinicopathological and molecular features, and underpin current disease subclassification and initial subgroup-directed therapies that are underway in clinical trials. However, substantial biological heterogeneity and differences in survival are apparent within each subgroup, which remain to be resolved...
July 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499018/intracystic-interferon-alpha-in-pediatric-craniopharyngioma-patients-an-international-multicenter-assessment-on-behalf-of-siope-and-ispn
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John-Paul Kilday, Massimo Caldarelli, Luca Massimi, Robert Hsin-Hung Chen, Yi Yen Lee, Muh-Lii Liang, Jeanette Parkes, Thuran Naiker, Marie-Lise van Veelen, Erna Michiels, Conor Mallucci, Benedetta Pettorini, Lisethe Meijer, Christian Dorfer, Thomas Czech, Manuel Diezi, Antoinette Yn Schouten-van Meeteren, Stefan Holm, Bengt Gustavsson, Martin Benesch, Hermann L Müller, Anika Hoffmann, Stefan Rutkowski, Joerg Flitsch, Gabriele Escherich, Michael Grotzer, Helen A Spoudeas, Kristian Azquikina, Michael Capra, Rolando Jiménez-Guerra, Patrick MacDonald, Donna L Johnston, Rina Dvir, Shlomi Constantini, Meng-Fai Kuo, Shih-Hung Yang, Ute Bartels
Background: Craniopharyngiomas are frequent hypothalamo-pituitary tumors in children, presenting predominantly as cystic lesions. Morbidity from conventional treatment has focused attention on intracystic drug delivery, hypothesized to cause fewer clinical consequences. However, the efficacy of intracystic therapy remains unclear. We report the retrospective experiences of several global centers using intracystic interferon-alpha. Methods: European Société Internationale d'Oncologie Pédiatrique and International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery centers were contacted to submit a datasheet capturing pediatric patients with cystic craniopharyngiomas who had received intracystic interferon-alpha...
May 11, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463506/locating-reactive-groups-on-nanomaterials-with-gold-nanoclusters-toward-a-surface-reactive-site-map
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Steffi S Thomas, Matthew Coleman, Emma Carroll, Ester Polo, Fabian Meder, Kenneth A Dawson
Nanoparticles (NPs) are often functionalized with reactive groups such as amines and thiols for the subsequent conjugation of further molecules, e.g., stabilizing polymers, drugs, and proteins for targeting cells or specific diseases. In addition to the quantitative estimation of the reactive conjugation sites, their molecular positioning and nanoscale arrangement on single nanoparticles become more and more important for the tailored engineering and design of functional nanomaterials. Here, we use maleimide or sulfo-succinimidyl ester-modified 1...
May 8, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463397/treatment-and-outcomes-of-uk-and-german-patients-with-relapsed-intracranial-germ-cell-tumors-following-uniform-first-line-therapy
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Matthew J Murray, Shivani Bailey, Katja Heinemann, Jillian Mann, Ulrich K Göbel, Frank Saran, Juliet P Hale, Gabriele Calaminus, James C Nicholson
We aimed to retrospectively assess treatments/outcomes, including the value of high-dose-chemotherapy and autologous-stem-cell-rescue (HDC + AuSCR) and re-irradiation, in a large, European patient-cohort with relapsed intracranial germ-cell-tumors (GCTs) receiving uniform first-line therapy, including radiotherapy as standard-of-care. Fifty-eight UK/German patients (48 male/10 female) with relapsed intracranial-GCTs [13 germinoma/45 non-germinomatous GCT (NGGCT)] treated 1996-2010 as per the SIOP-CNS-GCT-96 protocol were evaluated...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444219/dna-methylation-of-a-novel-pak4-locus-influences-ototoxicity-susceptibility-following-cisplatin-and-radiation-therapy-for-pediatric-embryonal-tumors
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Austin L Brown, Kayla L Foster, Philip J Lupo, Erin C Peckham-Gregory, Jeffrey C Murray, M Fatih Okcu, Ching C Lau, Surya P Rednam, Murali Chintagumpala, Michael E Scheurer
Background: Ototoxicity is a common adverse side effect of platinum chemotherapy and cranial radiation therapy; however, individual susceptibility is highly variable. Therefore, the objective of this study was to conduct an epigenome-wide association study to identify differentially methylated CpG sites associated with ototoxicity susceptibility among cisplatin-treated pediatric patients with embryonal tumors. Methods: Samples were collected for a discovery (n=62) and a replication cohort (n=18) of medulloblastoma and primitive neuroectodermal tumor patients...
April 24, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444051/analysis-of-the-unified-health-system-funding-and-expenditure-in-the-municipalities-of-the-rota-dos-bandeirantes-health-region-state-of-s%C3%A3-o-paulo-brazil
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João Alves Dos Santos, Áquilas Nogueira Mendes, Antônio Carlos Pereira, Luiz Renato Paranhos
The national scenario of lack of resources in the Brazilian Unified Health System (SUS) has led to major differences in the municipalities funding models. Thus, this study aims to analyze SUS funding and expenditure in seven cities of the Rota dos Bandeirantes health region, State of São Paulo, SP, Brazil, from 2009 to 2012. Settled expenditure indicators were collected from the Public Health Budgets Information System (SIOPS) for analysis, showing descriptive data with absolute and relative frequency calculations...
April 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439238/rechallenge-to-carboplatin-in-children-with-low-grade-glioma-and-carboplatin-hypersensitivity-reactions
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Antonio Ruggiero, Daniela Rizzo, Martina Catalano, Palma Maurizi, Stefano Mastrangelo, Giorgio Attinà, Riccardo Riccardi
Background: Carboplatin based regimens have demonstrated activity in pediatric patients with low grade gliomas (LGG). However, carboplatin hypersensitivity reactions (CHRs) may be a major problem leading to premature cessation of an effective therapy. The objectives of this study were to describe the prevalence, characteristics and management of CHR. Methods: We performed a retrospective review of children with LGG treated between January 1994 and July 2015 with carboplatin and vincristine who had a documented CHR...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383760/nephrogenic-rests-in-wilms-tumors-treated-with-preoperative-chemotherapy-the-uk-siop-wilms-tumor-2001-trial-experience
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Gordan M Vujanić, John R Apps, Veronica Moroz, Federica Ceroni, Richard D Williams, Neil J Sebire, Kathy Pritchard-Jones
BACKGROUND: Nephrogenic rests (NRs) are abnormally persistent foci of embryonal cells, thought to be the precursor lesion of Wilms tumors (WTs). To date, their presence has not been systematically examined in WTs treated with preoperative chemotherapy. METHODS: A systematic analysis of the data on NRs in WTs treated with preoperative chemotherapy obtained from the UK cohort of the International Society of Pediatric Oncology (SIOP) WT 2001 Trial. The study was based on central pathology review of full sets of slides from pathological specimens, with a median of 28 slides reviewed per case...
April 6, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333999/validation-of-questionnaire-reported-hearing-with-medical-records-a-report-from-the-swiss-childhood-cancer-survivor-study
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Annette Weiss, Grit Sommer, Rahel Kuonen, Katrin Scheinemann, Michael Grotzer, Martin Kompis, Claudia E Kuehni
BACKGROUND: Hearing loss is a potential late effect after childhood cancer. Questionnaires are often used to assess hearing in large cohorts of childhood cancer survivors and it is important to know if they can provide valid measures of hearing loss. We therefore assessed agreement and validity of questionnaire-reported hearing in childhood cancer survivors using medical records as reference. PROCEDURE: In this validation study, we studied 361 survivors of childhood cancer from the Swiss Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (SCCSS) who had been diagnosed after 1989 and had been exposed to ototoxic cancer treatment...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259608/busulfan-and-melphalan-versus-carboplatin-etoposide-and-melphalan-as-high-dose-chemotherapy-for-high-risk-neuroblastoma-hr-nbl1-siopen-an-international-randomised-multi-arm-open-label-phase-3-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Ruth Ladenstein, Ulrike Pötschger, Andrew D J Pearson, Penelope Brock, Roberto Luksch, Victoria Castel, Isaac Yaniv, Vassilios Papadakis, Geneviève Laureys, Josef Malis, Walentyna Balwierz, Ellen Ruud, Per Kogner, Henrik Schroeder, Ana Forjaz de Lacerda, Maja Beck-Popovic, Pavel Bician, Miklós Garami, Toby Trahair, Adela Canete, Peter F Ambros, Keith Holmes, Mark Gaze, Günter Schreier, Alberto Garaventa, Gilles Vassal, Jean Michon, Dominique Valteau-Couanet
BACKGROUND: High-dose chemotherapy with haemopoietic stem-cell rescue improves event-free survival in patients with high-risk neuroblastoma; however, which regimen has the greatest patient benefit has not been established. We aimed to assess event-free survival after high-dose chemotherapy with busulfan and melphalan compared with carboplatin, etoposide, and melphalan. METHODS: We did an international, randomised, multi-arm, open-label, phase 3 cooperative group clinical trial of patients with high-risk neuroblastoma at 128 institutions in 18 countries that included an open-label randomised arm in which high-dose chemotherapy regimens were compared...
April 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205365/paratesticular-rhabdomyosarcoma-in-children-and-adolescents-outcome-and-patterns-of-relapse-when-utilizing-a-nonsurgical-strategy-for-lymph-node-staging-report-from-the-international-society-of-paediatric-oncology-siop-malignant-mesenchymal-tumour-89-and-95
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Timothy Rogers, Veronique Minard-Colin, Nathalie Cozic, Meriel Jenney, Johannes H M Merks, Soledad Gallego, Christine Devalck, Mark N Gaze, Anna Kelsey, Odile Oberlin, Mike Stevens, Richard D Spicer, Christophe Bergeron, Helene Martelli
PURPOSE: To report the results from International Society of Pediatric Oncology (SIOP) Malignant Mesenchymal Tumors studies (MMT 89 and 95) of males with nonmetastatic paratesticular rhabdomyosarcoma. METHODS: From 1989 to 2003, 159 patients were included. Radical inguinal orchidectomy was recommended, but retroperitoneal lymph node (LN) assessment was based on imaging alone. The treatment was stratified by stage (SIOP tumor-node-metastasis staging system) and histology...
February 16, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
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
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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/28110411/development-of-the-siope-dipg-network-registry-and-imaging-repository-a-collaborative-effort-to-optimize-research-into-a-rare-and-lethal-disease
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Sophie E M Veldhuijzen van Zanten, Joshua Baugh, Brooklyn Chaney, Dennis De Jongh, Esther Sanchez Aliaga, Frederik Barkhof, Johan Noltes, Ruben De Wolf, Jet Van Dijk, Antonio Cannarozzo, Carin M Damen-Korbijn, Jan A Lieverst, Niclas Colditz, Marion Hoffmann, Monika Warmuth-Metz, Brigitte Bison, David T W Jones, Dominik Sturm, Gerrit H Gielen, Chris Jones, Esther Hulleman, Raphael Calmon, David Castel, Pascale Varlet, Géraldine Giraud, Irene Slavc, Stefaan Van Gool, Sandra Jacobs, Filip Jadrijevic-Cvrlje, David Sumerauer, Karsten Nysom, Virve Pentikainen, Sanna-Maria Kivivuori, Pierre Leblond, Natasha Entz-Werle, Andre O von Bueren, Antonis Kattamis, Darren R Hargrave, Péter Hauser, Miklos Garami, Halldora K Thorarinsdottir, Jane Pears, Lorenza Gandola, Giedre Rutkauskiene, Geert O Janssens, Ingrid K Torsvik, Marta Perek-Polnik, Maria J Gil-da-Costa, Olga Zheludkova, Liudmila Shats, Ladislav Deak, Lidija Kitanovski, Ofelia Cruz, Andres Morales La Madrid, Stefan Holm, Nicolas Gerber, Rejin Kebudi, Richard Grundy, Enrique Lopez-Aguilar, Marta Zapata-Tarres, John Emmerik, Tim Hayden, Simon Bailey, Veronica Biassoni, Maura Massimino, Jacques Grill, William P Vandertop, Gertjan J L Kaspers, Maryam Fouladi, Christof M Kramm, Dannis G van Vuurden
Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) is a rare and deadly childhood malignancy. After 40 years of mostly single-center, often non-randomized trials with variable patient inclusions, there has been no improvement in survival. It is therefore time for international collaboration in DIPG research, to provide new hope for children, parents and medical professionals fighting DIPG. In a first step towards collaboration, in 2011, a network of biologists and clinicians working in the field of DIPG was established within the European Society for Paediatric Oncology (SIOPE) Brain Tumour Group: the SIOPE DIPG Network...
April 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061436/multidrug-resistance-transporter-profile-reveals-mdr3-as-a-marker-for-stratification-of-blastemal-wilms-tumour-patients
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Lourdes Hontecillas-Prieto, Daniel J Garcia-Dominguez, Diego Pascual Vaca, Rosa Garcia-Mejias, David Marcilla, Gema L Ramirez-Villar, Carmen Saez, Enrique de Álava
Wilms tumour (WT) is the most common renal tumour in children. Most WT patients respond to chemotherapy, but subsets of tumours develop resistance to chemotherapeutic agents, which is a major obstacle in their successful treatment. Multidrug resistance transporters play a crucial role in the development of resistance in cancer due to the efflux of anticancer agents out of cells. The aim of this study was to explore several human multidrug resistance transporters in 46 WT and 40 non-neoplastic control tissues (normal kidney) from patients selected after chemotherapy treatment SIOP 93-01, SIOP 2001...
February 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049570/access-to-essential-medicines-for-children-with-cancer-a-joint-siop-cci-position-statement
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Avram Denburg, Brijesh Arora, Ramandeep Singh Arora, Carmen Auste, Poonam Bagai, Ronald Barr, Julia Challinor, Tim Eden, Edith Grynzspancholc, Ruth Hoffman, Michael Link
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January 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011926/evaluation-of-age-dependent-treatment-strategies-for-children-and-young-adults-with-pineoblastoma-analysis-of-pooled-european-society-for-paediatric-oncology-siop-e-and-us-head-start-data
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Martin Mynarek, Barry Pizer, Christelle Dufour, Dannis van Vuurden, Miklos Garami, Maura Massimino, Jason Fangusaro, Tom Davidson, Maria Joao Gil-da-Costa, Jaroslav Sterba, Martin Benesch, Nicolas Gerber, B Ole Juhnke, Robert Kwiecien, Torsten Pietsch, Marcel Kool, Steve Clifford, David W Ellison, Felice Giangaspero, Pieter Wesseling, Floyd Gilles, Nicholas Gottardo, Jonathan L Finlay, Stefan Rutkowski, Katja von Hoff
Background: Pineoblastoma is a rare pineal region brain tumor. Treatment strategies have reflected those for other malignant embryonal brain tumors. Patients and Methods: Original prospective treatment and outcome data from international trial groups were pooled. Cox regression models were developed considering treatment elements as time-dependent covariates. Results: Data on 135 patients with pineoblastoma aged 0.01-20.7 (median 4.9) years were analyzed...
April 1, 2017: Neuro-oncology
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