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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074274/glioma-experimental-models-and-reality
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REVIEW
Krissie Lenting, Roel Verhaak, Mark Ter Laan, Pieter Wesseling, William Leenders
In theory, in vitro and in vivo models for human gliomas have great potential to not only enhance our understanding of glioma biology, but also to facilitate the development of novel treatment strategies for these tumors. For reliable prediction and validation of the effects of different therapeutic modalities, however, glioma models need to comply with specific and more strict demands than other models of cancer, and these demands are directly related to the combination of genetic aberrations and the specific brain micro-environment gliomas grow in...
January 10, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059662/emergency-department-evaluation-and-30-day-readmission-after-craniotomy-for-primary-brain-tumor-resection-in-new-york-state
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Symeon Missios, Kimon Bekelis
OBJECTIVE Fragmentation of care has been recognized as a major contributor to 30-day readmissions after surgical procedures. The authors investigated the association of evaluation in the hospital where the original procedure was performed with the rate of 30-day readmissions for patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) after craniotomy for primary brain tumor resection. METHODS A cohort study was conducted, involving patients who were evaluated in the ED within 30 days after discharge following a craniotomy for primary brain tumor resection between 2009 and 2013, and who were registered in the Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS) database of New York State...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048672/tu-c-horizons-01-the-expanding-horizons-travel-grant-program-eposters-and-discussion
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J Siewerdsen, R Jeraj
The Expanding Horizons travel grant program provides opportunity for students and trainees to broaden the scope of scientific meetings they attend and gain insight from research outside traditional domains of medical physics. Through participation in such conferences, early-career researchers are introduced to new topics with relevance to medical physics research as a means to expand the scientific horizons of our discipline. This year, 21 Expanding Horizons travel grants were awarded, granting travel to 17 conferences, including: Radiomics, the World Molecular Imaging Society (WMIS), the 3D Printing Conference and Expo, the GPU Technology Conference, the SIAM Imaging Science Conference, the Human Brain Mapping Conference, the OSA Conference on Clinical and Translational Biophotonics, the Society for Neuroscience, the AACR Conference on Tumor Microenvironment, and the Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048528/we-h-206-01-photoacoustic-tomography-multiscale-imaging-from-organelles-to-patients-by-ultrasonically-beating-the-optical-diffusion-limit
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L Wang
: Lihong V. Wang: Photoacoustic tomography (PAT), combining non-ionizing optical and ultrasonic waves via the photoacoustic effect, provides in vivo multiscale functional, metabolic, and molecular imaging. Broad applications include imaging of the breast, brain, skin, esophagus, colon, vascular system, and lymphatic system in humans or animals. Light offers rich contrast but does not penetrate biological tissue in straight paths as x-rays do. Consequently, high-resolution pure optical imaging (e...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048042/tu-ab-bra-07-distortion-free-3d-diffusion-mri-on-an-mri-guided-radiotherapy-system-for-longitudinal-tumor-response-assessment
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Y Gao, Y Yang, N Rangwala, M Cao, D Low, P Hu
PURPOSE: To develop a reliable, 3D distortion-free diffusion MRI technique for longitudinal tumor response assessment and MRI-guided adaptive radiotherapy(RT). METHODS: A diffusion prepared 3D turbo spin echo readout (DP-TSE) sequence was developed and compared with the conventional diffusion-weighted single-shot echo-planar-imaging (DW-ssEPI) sequence in a commercially available diffusion phantom, and one head-and-neck and one brain cancer patient on an MRI-guided RT system (ViewRay)...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047869/we-h-206-02-recent-advances-in-multi-modality-molecular-imaging-of-small-animals
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B Tsui
: Lihong V. Wang: Photoacoustic tomography (PAT), combining non-ionizing optical and ultrasonic waves via the photoacoustic effect, provides in vivo multiscale functional, metabolic, and molecular imaging. Broad applications include imaging of the breast, brain, skin, esophagus, colon, vascular system, and lymphatic system in humans or animals. Light offers rich contrast but does not penetrate biological tissue in straight paths as x-rays do. Consequently, high-resolution pure optical imaging (e...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047205/we-h-206-03-promises-and-challenges-of-benchtop-x-ray-fluorescence-ct-xfct-for-quantitative-in-vivo-imaging
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S Cho
: Lihong V. Wang: Photoacoustic tomography (PAT), combining non-ionizing optical and ultrasonic waves via the photoacoustic effect, provides in vivo multiscale functional, metabolic, and molecular imaging. Broad applications include imaging of the breast, brain, skin, esophagus, colon, vascular system, and lymphatic system in humans or animals. Light offers rich contrast but does not penetrate biological tissue in straight paths as x-rays do. Consequently, high-resolution pure optical imaging (e...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047172/su-c-204-02-behavioral-and-pathologic-differences-in-mice-exposed-to-proton-minibeam-arrays-versus-proton-broad-beams
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J Eley, T Wolfe, E Vichaya, C Quini, A Chadha, C Zhang, J Davis, N Sahoo, F Dilmanian, S Krishnan
PURPOSE: Minibeam therapy using protons or light-ions offers a theoretical reduction of biologic damage to tissues upstream of a tumor compared to broad-beam therapy while providing equal tumor control. The purpose of this study was to investigate behavioral and pathologic differences in mice after exposure of healthy brain to proton minibeam arrays versus proton broad beams. METHODS: Twenty-four C57BL/6J juvenile mice were divided into 5 study arms: sham irradiation (NoRT), broad-beam 10 Gy (BB10), minibeam 10Gy (MB10), broad-beam 30 Gy (BB30), and minibeam 30 Gy (MB30), approximate integral entrance doses...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046461/we-h-206-00-advances-in-preclinical-imaging
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Patrick La Riviere
: Lihong V. Wang: Photoacoustic tomography (PAT), combining non-ionizing optical and ultrasonic waves via the photoacoustic effect, provides in vivo multiscale functional, metabolic, and molecular imaging. Broad applications include imaging of the breast, brain, skin, esophagus, colon, vascular system, and lymphatic system in humans or animals. Light offers rich contrast but does not penetrate biological tissue in straight paths as x-rays do. Consequently, high-resolution pure optical imaging (e...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046451/th-cd-209-04-fuzzy-robust-optimization-in-intensity-modulated-proton-therapy-planning-to-account-for-range-and-patient-setup-uncertainties
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Y An, M Bues, S Schild, W Liu
PURPOSE: We propose to apply a robust optimization model based on fuzzy-logic constraints in the intensity-modulated proton therapy (IMPT) planning subject to range and patient setup uncertainties. The purpose is to ensure the plan robustness under uncertainty and obtain the best trade-off between tumor dose coverage and organ-at-risk(OAR) sparing. METHODS: Two IMPT plans were generated for 3 head-and-neck cancer patients: one used the planning target volume(PTV) method; the other used the fuzzy robust optimization method...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035139/mitochondrial-pkm2-regulates-oxidative-stress-induced-apoptosis-by-stabilizing-bcl2
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Ji Liang, Ruixiu Cao, Xiongjun Wang, Yajuan Zhang, Pan Wang, Hong Gao, Chen Li, Fan Yang, Rong Zeng, Ping Wei, Dawei Li, Wenfeng Li, Weiwei Yang
Pyruvate kinase M2 isoform (PKM2) catalyzes the last step of glycolysis and plays an important role in tumor cell proliferation. Recent studies have reported that PKM2 also regulates apoptosis. However, the mechanisms underlying such a role of PKM2 remain elusive. Here we show that PKM2 translocates to mitochondria under oxidative stress. In the mitochondria, PKM2 interacts with and phosphorylates Bcl2 at threonine (T) 69. This phosphorylation prevents the binding of Cul3-based E3 ligase to Bcl2 and subsequent degradation of Bcl2...
December 30, 2016: Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030447/neurocognitive-impact-of-cranial-radiation-in-adults-with-cancer-an-update-of-recent-findings
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Kim Edelstein, Nadine M Richard, Lori J Bernstein
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Radiation to the brain is associated with adverse effects on cognition in cancer patients. Advances in technology have improved treatment efficacy, while new or adjuvant approaches continue to be developed. The long-term impact of both established and newer treatments on cognition is an active area of research. RECENT FINDINGS: The article reviews the 15 studies published between January 2015 and October 2016 that include data on neurocognitive functions following radiation to the brain in adults with brain metastases, primary brain tumors, or other cancers...
December 26, 2016: Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029283/evaluation-of-procoagulant-tissue-factor-expression-in-canine-hemangiosarcoma-cell-lines
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Lauren E Witter, Erika J Gruber, Fabian Z X Lean, Tracy Stokol
OBJECTIVE To evaluate expression of procoagulant tissue factor (TF) by canine hemangiosarcoma cells in vitro. SAMPLES 4 canine hemangiosarcoma cell lines (SB-HSA [mouse-passaged cutaneous tumor], Emma [primary metastatic brain tumor], and Frog and Dal-1 [primary splenic tumors]) and 1 nonneoplastic canine endothelial cell line (CnAoEC). PROCEDURES TF mRNA and TF antigen expression were evaluated by quantitative real-time PCR assay and flow cytometry, respectively. Thrombin generation was measured in canine plasma and in coagulation factor-replete or specific coagulation factor-deficient human plasma by calibrated automated thrombography...
January 2017: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025030/apelin-apj-system-a-novel-promising-therapy-target-for-pathological-angiogenesis
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REVIEW
Lele Wu, Linxi Chen, Lanfang Li
Apelin is the endogenous ligand of the G protein-coupled receptor APJ. Both Apelin and APJ receptor are widely distributed in various tissues such as heart, brain, limbs, retina and liver. Recent research indicates that the Apelin/APJ system plays an important role in pathological angiogenesis which is a progress of new blood branches developing from preexisting vessels via sprouting. In this paper, we review the important role of the Apelin/APJ system in pathological angiogenesis. The Apelin/APJ system promotes angiogenesis in myocardial infarction, ischemic stroke, critical limb ischemia, tumor, retinal angiogenesis diseases, cirrhosis, obesity, diabetes and other related diseases...
December 23, 2016: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28019637/recent-advances-in-targeted-therapy-for-glioma
#15
Lin Lin, Jinquan Cai, Chuanlu Jiang
Gliomas are the most common primary malignant brain tumors´╝îwhich have a universally fatal outcome. Current standard treatment for glioma patients is surgical removal followed by radiotherapy and adjuvant chemotherapy. Due to therapeutic resistance and tumor recurrence, efforts are ongoing to identify the molecules that are fundamental to regulate the tumor progression and provide additional methods for individual treatment of glioma patients. By studying the initiation and maintenance of glioma, studies focused on the targets of tyrosine kinase receptors including EGFR, PDGFR and other crucial signal pathways such as PI3K/AKT and RAS/RAF/MAPK pathway...
December 23, 2016: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005818/multimodal-neuronavigation-in-microsurgery-resection-of-brainstem-tumors
#16
Fang Zhang, WenMing Hong, Yan Guo, QianYing Guo, XiaoPeng Hu
BACKGROUND: Microsurgery is a common treatment of brainstem tumors. However, misdirection, vascular damage, nerves injuries, paralysis, even death are all well-known complications, and the risk of adverse events is more likely in less experienced operators. This study was aimed to validate the accuracy of multimodal neuronavigation during microsurgery resection of brainstem tumors. METHODS: Ten patients with brainstem tumors underwent preoperative MRI, diffusion tensor imaging, computed tomography, three-dimensional print, and images loaded into the neuronavigation platform were used for its segmentation and preoperative planning...
November 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995487/the-potential-roles-of-dopamine-in-malignant-glioma
#17
REVIEW
Yu-Long Lan, Xun Wang, Jin-Shan Xing, Jia-Cheng Lou, Xiao-Chi Ma, Bo Zhang
Despite the numerous promising discoveries in contemporary cancer research and the emerging innovative cancer treatment strategies, the global burden of malignant glioma is expected to increase, partially due to its poor prognosis and human aging. Dopamine, a monoamine catecholamine neurotransmitter, is currently regarded as an important endogenous regulator of tumor growth. Dopamine may be an important treatment for brain tumors and could impact the pathogenesis of glioma by regulating tumor angiogenesis and vasculogenesis...
December 20, 2016: Acta Neurologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989976/ultrasonography-monitoring-with-superb-microvascular-imaging-technique-in-brain-tumor-surgery
#18
Mami Ishikawa, Yasushi Ota, Mutsumi Nagai, Gen Kusaka, Yuichi Tanaka, Heiji Naritaka
BACKGROUND: Neuronavigation based on preoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been developed as a useful tool to improve visibility of the surgical site in the operative field. Ultrasonography (US) monitoring has also been used as a reliable imaging technique, providing real-time information during neurosurgical operations. We combined the latest innovative imaging technique for detecting very low-flow components, Superb Microvascular Imaging (SMI), with US monitoring during brain tumor surgery...
October 27, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987557/brain-tumors-an-update-on-clinical-pet-research-in-gliomas
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REVIEW
Karl Herholz
A previous review published in 2012 demonstrated the role of clinical PET for diagnosis and management of brain tumors using mainly FDG, amino acid tracers, and (18)F-fluorothymidine. This review provides an update on clinical PET studies, most of which are motivated by prediction of prognosis and planning and monitoring of therapy in gliomas. For FDG, there has been additional evidence supporting late scanning, and combination with (13)N ammonia has yielded some promising results. Large neutral amino acid tracers have found widespread applications mostly based on (18)F-labeled compounds fluoroethyltyrosine and fluorodopa for targeting biopsies, therapy planning and monitoring, and as outcome markers in clinical trials...
January 2017: Seminars in Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974927/development-of-new-immunotherapy-treatments-in-different-cancer-types
#20
REVIEW
Stanculeanu Dl, Daniela Zob, Lazescu A, Bunghez R, Anghel R
Cancer immunotherapy involves the use of therapeutic modalities that determine a manipulation of the immune system by using immune agents such as cytokines, vaccines, cell therapies and humoral, transfection agents. Immunotherapy of cancer has to stimulate the host's anti-tumor response by increasing the effector cell number and the production of soluble mediators and decrease the host's suppressor mechanisms by inducing tumor killing environment and by modulating immune checkpoints. Immunotherapy seems to work better in more immunogenic tumors...
July 2016: Journal of Medicine and Life
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