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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889662/pediatric-pineal-germinomas-epigenetic-and-genomic-approach
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Monserrat Pérez-Ramírez, Alejo Justino Hernández-Jiménez, Armando Guerrero-Guerrero, Alicia Georgina Siordia-Reyes, Marta Elena Hernández-Caballero, Antonio García-Méndez, Fernando Chico-Ponce de León, Fabio Abdel Salamanca-Gómez, Normand García-Hernández
OBJECTIVE: We identify and correlate chromosomal alterations, methylation patterns and gene expression in pediatric pineal germinomas. METHODS: CGH microarray, methylation and gene expression were performed through the Agilent platform. The results were analyzed with MatLab software, MapViewer, DAVID, GeneCards and Hippie. RESULTS: Amplifications were found in 1q24.2, 1q31.3, 2p11.2, 3p22.2, 7p13, 7p15.2, 8p22, 12p13.2, 14q24.3 y 22q12; and deletions were found in 1q21...
November 19, 2016: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889025/pineal-region-masses-in-pediatric-patients
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Benita Tamrazi, Marvin Nelson, Stefan Blüml
A review of pediatric pineal region tumors is provided with emphasis on advanced imaging techniques. The 3 major categories of pineal region tumors include germ cell tumors, pineal parenchymal tumors, and tumors arising from adjacent structures such as tectal astrocytomas. The clinical presentation, biochemical markers, and imaging of these types of tumors are reviewed.
February 2017: Neuroimaging Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878779/total-estimated-effective-doses-from-radiologic-imaging-modalities-of-children-with-cancer-a-single-center-experience
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Derya Özyörük, Suna Emir, Hacı Ahmet Demir, Gülşah Bayram Kabaçam, Bahattin Tunç
BACKGROUND: Recently, awareness of the cumulative radiation exposure for pediatric oncology patients has been increasing, together with increased survival rates and longer life expectancy. The aim of our study was to quantify the amount of ionising radiation from imaging modalities of pediatric oncology patients. METHODS: Eighty-eight patients who were diagnosed with childhood cancer and followed up for 5 years between 2004-2014 in our center were included in the study...
November 23, 2016: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866682/-adolescent-and-young-adults-ayas-brain-tumor-national-web-conference-on-behalf-of-anocef-go-aja-and-sfce-societies
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Didier Frappaz, Marie-Pierre Sunyach, Emilie Le Rhun, Marie Blonski, Valérie Laurence, Alice Bonneville Levard, Hugues Loiseau, David Meyronnet, Arnaud Callies, F Laigle-Donadey, Cecile Faure Conter
: The skills of adult versus pediatric neuro-oncologists are not completely similar though additive. Because the tumors and their protocols are different and the tolerance and expected sequelae are specific. Multidisciplinary meetings including adult and pediatric neuro-oncologists are warranted to share expertise. Since 2008, a weekly national web based conference was held in France. Any patient with the following criteria could be discussed: Adolescent and Young Adults aged between 15 and 25 years, and any adult with a pediatric type pathology, including medulloblastoma, germ cell tumors, embryonic tumors, ependymoma, pilocytic astrocytoma...
November 17, 2016: Bulletin du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860291/survival-of-adolescents-with-cancer-treated-at-pediatric-versus-adult-oncology-treatment-centers-in-france
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Emmanuel Desandes, Laurence Brugieres, Valérie Laurence, Claire Berger, Justyna Kanold, Isabelle Tron, Jacqueline Clavel, Brigitte Lacour
BACKGROUND: In France, although children aged less than 15 years with cancer are usually referred to pediatric oncology centers, adolescents may be treated at pediatric or adult oncology centers. The objective was to compare survival according to their site of treatment. PROCEDURE: Using population-based registration, 15- to 19-year-old patients diagnosed with cancer in 2006 or 2007 and living in six French regions (accounting for 41% of the French population) were included...
November 15, 2016: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845967/what-is-new-in-pediatric-surgical-oncology
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Roshni Dasgupta, Deborah Billmire, Jennifer H Aldrink, Rebecka L Meyers
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: As pediatric oncology has become more complex, designing and maintaining pediatric surgical protocols require greater expertise. The primary purpose of this review is to summarize the changes in protocols and new study findings, which have changed surgical practice for children with solid tumors. RECENT FINDINGS: The most common solid tumors treated by surgery are reviewed. There are new methods of surgical techniques such as the use of sentinel lymph node techniques for the assessment of lymph nodes in pediatric sarcoma...
November 14, 2016: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823808/-germ-cell-tumor-in-adolescents-and-young-adults
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Christine Chevreau, Laurence Gladieff, Cécile Faure-Conter
Management of extracranial germ cell tumors (TG) is emblematic of the adolescents and young adults' problematic. Beyond persisting differences in care between adult and pediatric oncologists, it emphasizes the need for effective collaboration between both teams. If the therapy is primarily guided today by adult standards, pediatricians bring expertise in long-term follow-up, justified by the increasing description of late side effects in this young population, with highly curable disease since cisplatin's emergence...
November 4, 2016: Bulletin du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817857/-cancer-in-adolescents-and-young-adults-in-france-epidemiology-and-pathways-of-care
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Emmanuel Desandes, Brigitte Lacour, Jacqueline Clavel
In adolescents and young adults (AYA), cancers are rare but represent the third significant cause of death. The aim of this paper was to investigate epidemiological data and pathways of care of AYA in France. During the 2000-2008 period, overall age-standardized incidence rates (ASR) were 254.1/10(6) in 15-24-year-olds. The most frequently diagnosed cancers in male AYA were malignant gonadal germ-cell tumors and Hodgkin's lymphoma, and were melanoma, thyroid carcinoma and Hodgkin's disease in females. The ASR appeared stable over time...
November 3, 2016: Bulletin du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796764/more-cases-of-benign-testicular-teratomas-are-detected-in-adults-than-in-children-a-clinicopathological-study-of-543-testicular-germ-cell-tumor-cases
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Semjén David, Farkas András, Kalman Endre, Kaszas Balint, Kovács Árpad, Pusztai Csaba, Szuhai Karoly, Tornóczky Tamás
Benign testicular teratomas are always thought to be pediatric neoplasms and previously all the teratoid tumors in the adult testis regarded as malignant. Recently, three publications reported benign testicular teratomas in adulthood and the latest WHO classification refers them as "prepubertal type of teratomas" which rarely appear in adulthood. These neoplasms behave benign and seemingly analogous independently whether they appear in pre- or postpubertal patients. The aim of our study was to investigate the frequency of benign testicular teratomas both in children and adults...
October 28, 2016: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27704516/prognostic-factors-in-children-with-extracranial-malignant-germ-cell-tumors-a-monocentric-pediatric-tunisian-study
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Faten Fedhila, Samar Rhayem, Habiba Hafsi, Wiem Douira, Raoudha Doghri, Monia Khemiri, Karima Mrad, Ibtissem Bellagha, Bechir Zouari, Sihem Barsaoui
Background Extracranial Germ cell tumors (GCT) are a rare and a heterogeneous group of pediatric cancers but highly curable. Aim We aimed to review management, outcome and prognostic factors that influence overall survival (OS) in a pediatric Tunisian oncologic unit. Methods We retrospectively evaluated between January 1998 and December 2012, 33 patients affected by extracranial germ cell tumors and treated according to TGM95 protocol established by the SFOPin a pediatric Tunisian oncologic unit. Results Patients had a mean age of 57 months (ranges: 1 day-13 years)...
April 2016: La Tunisie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27628843/re-surveillance-after-initial-surgery-for-stage-i-pediatric-and-adolescent-boys-with-malignant-testicular-germ-cell-tumors-report-from-the-children-s-oncology-group
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27626837/chapter-25-testicular-and-paratesticular-tumors-in-the-pediatric-age-group
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Manuel Nistal, Ricardo Paniagua, Pilar Gonzalez-Peramato, Miguel Reyes-Múgica
Testicular tumors in the prepubertal age are relatively rare, representing only 9.4% of the total testicular and paratesticular specimens from a 20 year review performed at a large pediatric hospital 1. They account for 1 to 2 % of all solid tumors in the pediatric age group, with an annual incidence between 0.5 and 2/100,000 boys according to Coppes et al. 2 and data from the Prepubertal Testicular Tumor Registry 3. Similar to other neoplasms afflicting children, a bimodal age distribution is observed. The first peak is between birth and 3 years of age, and a second one occurs at the onset of puberty,extending to the fourth decade...
September 14, 2016: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27578265/flow-cytometry-of-nonhematopoietic-neoplasms
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Vinodh Pillai, David M Dorfman
Many epithelial neoplasms can be analyzed by flow cytometry (FC), particularly from serous cavity effusion samples, using EpCAM, a cell adhesion molecule expressed on most normal epithelial cells and expressed at a higher level in most epithelial neoplasms. A simple 3-color flow cytometric panel can provide a high sensitivity and specificity compared to cytomorphology. FC provides more rapid immunophenotyping than conventional immunohistochemical staining, can identify rare malignant cells that could be missed by a cytological exam alone, and can be utilized to evaluate limited samples such as cerebrospinal fluid or fine-needle aspiration samples...
2016: Acta Cytologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27569583/conundrums-in-the-management-of-malignant-ovarian-germ-cell-tumors-toward-lessening-acute-morbidity-and-late-effects-of-treatment
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David M Gershenson, A Lindsay Frazier
One of the most extraordinary stories in the chronicles of gynecologic cancers has been that of malignant ovarian germ cell tumors. Prior to the mid-1960s, most patients died of disease. Fifty years later, most survive. Precisely because high cure rates are achievable, the concentration over the past decade has been on minimizing toxicity and late effects. The present review focuses on five areas of interest related to the management of malignant ovarian germ cell tumors that highlight the different therapeutic strategies practiced by pediatric and gynecologic oncologists: 1) primary surgery, 2) surgery alone (surveillance) for patients with FIGO stage IA disease, 3) postoperative management of FIGO stage IC-III disease, 4) postoperative management of pure immature teratoma, and 5) postoperative management of metastatic pure dysgerminoma...
November 2016: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27567571/clinical-and-radiologic-features-of-pediatric-basal-ganglia-germ-cell-tumors
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Si Zhang, Guopeng Liang, Yan Ju, Chao You
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Pediatric basal ganglia germ cell tumors (GCTs) represent a rare subset of tumors about which little is known. We aimed to summarize the clinical features and radiological findings of this special subgroup of GCTs. METHODS: From January 2010 to January 2015, 12 pediatric patients with basal ganglia GCTs were treated in our hospital. The clinical features, radiologic findings, diagnosis, treatment, and outcome of these patients were analyzed retrospectively...
August 24, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27554756/pediatric-malignant-germ-cell-tumors-a-comparison-of-the-neuro-oncology-and-solid-tumor-experience
#16
Ashley S Plant, Susan N Chi, Lindsay Frazier
Malignant germ cell tumors (GCT) arise from abnormal migration of primordial germ cells and are histologically identical whether they occur inside or outside the central nervous system (CNS). However, the treatment strategy for GCTs varies greatly depending on the location of the tumor. These differences are in part due to the increased morbidity of surgery in the CNS but may also reflect differential sensitivity of the tumors to chemotherapy and radiation therapy (RT) or not-yet-understood biologic differences between these tumors...
August 24, 2016: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27521765/evidence-of-a-dual-histogenetic-pathway-of-sacrococcygeal-teratomas
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Robert E Emerson, Chia-Sui Kao, John N Eble, David J Grignon, Mingsheng Wang, Shaobo Zhang, Xiaoyan Wang, Rong Fan, Timothy A Masterson, Lawrence M Roth, Liang Cheng
AIMS: Sacrococcygeal teratomas are rare tumours that occur most frequently in neonates, although adult cases also occur. The molecular pathogenesis of these tumours and their long-term prognosis is uncertain. We investigated the i(12p) status of a large number of primary sacrococcygeal teratomas in both children and adults, including cases with malignant germ cell tumour elements. METHODS AND RESULTS: Fifty-four sacrococcygeal teratoma specimens from 52 patients were identified, and available follow-up information was obtained...
August 13, 2016: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27357399/rna-binding-protein-lin28-is-a-sensitive-marker-of-pediatric-yolk-sac-tumors
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Shaoguang Feng, Songsong Huang, Yulong Tong, Zhongliang Chen, Delei Shen, Dazhou Wu, Xin-He Lai, Xiaoming Chen
BACKGROUND: RNA-binding protein LIN28 is involved in maintaining the pluripotency of embryonic stem cells. It has been detected in different types of testicular and ovarian germ cell tumors (GCTs), but its status in pediatric YSTs (yolk sac tumors) is still unknown. The aim of this study was to determine the immunohistochemical profile of LIN28 in pediatric YSTs. METHODS AND RESULTS: Immunohistochemistry detection of LIN28 was performed in 22 cases of pediatric YSTs and 10 mature teratomas...
August 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27351562/recent-advances-in-molecular-biology-and-treatment-strategies-for-intracranial-germ-cell-tumors
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REVIEW
Xiang Huang, Rong Zhang, Ying Mao, Liang-Fu Zhou, Chao Zhang
BACKGROUND: Intracranial germ cell tumors (IGCTs) are a group of rare pediatric brain tumors which include various subtypes. The current understanding of the etiology of the tumors and their optimal management strategies remain controversial. DATA SOURCES: The data on IGCTs were collected from articles published in the past 20 years, and the origin and etiology of IGCTs at molecular level as well as the relative roles of varied treatment strategies in different prognosis groups according to Matsutani's classification were reviewed...
August 2016: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27322716/one-to-watch-a-germ-cell-tumor-arising-in-an-undescended-testicle-in-rubinstein-taybi-syndrome
#20
Grainne H Butler, Michael Boyle, Sally Ann Lynch, Stephanie Ryan, Michael McDermott, Michael Capra
A male preterm infant was born with dysmorphic features consistent with Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome (RTS). An undescended right testicle was noted on examination. At 5 months of age he developed a palpable right-sided abdominal mass and an elevated alpha-fetoprotein. Histology revealed a malignant germ cell neoplasm arising within the undescended testis. This is the first reported case of a germ cell tumor occurring in a pediatric patient with RTS. Urologic abnormalities occur in approximately 52% of RTS patients, of which cryptorchidism is the commonest...
August 2016: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
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