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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222306/therapy-of-primary-cns-lymphoma-role-of-intensity-radiation-and-novel-agents
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REVIEW
Andrés José María Ferreri
Primary central nervous system (CNS) lymphomas represent a subgroup of malignancies with specific characteristics, an aggressive course, and unsatisfactory outcome in contrast with other lymphomas comparable for tumor burden and histological type. Despite the high sensitivity to conventional chemotherapy and radiotherapy, remissions are frequently short lasting. Treatment efficacy is limited by several factors, including the biology and microenvironment of this malignancy and the "protective" effect of the blood-brain barrier, which limits the access of most drugs to the CNS...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219779/metastases-of-spinal-myxopapillary-ependymoma-unique-characteristics-and-clinical-management
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Theresa Kraetzig, Lily McLaughlin, Mark H Bilsky, Ilya Laufer
OBJECTIVE Myxopapillary ependymoma is a benign WHO Grade I tumor most commonly located in the conus-cauda equina region of the spine. Although this tumor is defined by an overall excellent survival, dissemination throughout the whole neuraxis occurs frequently. The current study evaluated the clinical characteristics and significance of myxopapillary ependymoma metastases. METHODS Patients who underwent surgery from 2005 to 2015 for treatment of spinal myxopapillary ependymoma were included in the study. Charts were reviewed for primary tumor symptoms and initial treatment, local recurrence, response to salvage therapy, and presence and behavior of distant metastases...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189102/changes-in-signal-intensity-of-the-dentate-nucleus-and-globus-pallidus-in-pediatric-patients-impact-of-brain-irradiation-and-presence-of-primary-brain-tumors-independent-of-linear-gadolinium-based-contrast-agent-administration
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Benita Tamrazi, Binh Nguyen, Chia-Shang J Liu, Colleen G Azen, Mary B Nelson, Girish Dhall, Marvin D Nelson
Purpose To determine whether whole-brain irradiation, chemotherapy, and primary brain pathologic conditions affect magnetic resonance (MR) imaging signal changes in pediatric patients independent of the administration of gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs). Materials and Methods This institutional review board-approved, HIPAA-compliant study included 144 pediatric patients who underwent intravenous GBCA-enhanced MR imaging examinations (55 patients with primary brain tumors and whole-brain irradiation, 19 with primary brain tumors and chemotherapy only, 52 with primary brain tumors without any treatment, and 18 with neuroblastoma without brain metastatic disease)...
November 30, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188211/response-of-leptomeningeal-dissemination-of-anaplastic-glioma-to-temozolomide-experience-of-two-cases
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Jin Woo Bae, Eun Kyung Hong, Ho-Shin Gwak
The incidence of leptomeningeal dissemination (LMD) of anaplastic glioma has been increasing. LMD can be observed at the time of initial presentation or the time of recurrence. As a result of both rarity and unusual presentation, a standard therapy has not yet been suggested. In contrast to leptomeningeal carcinomatosis for systemic solid cancers, a relatively prolonged survival is observed in some patients with LMD of anaplastic gliomas. Treatment modalities include whole craniospinal irradiation, intra-cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) chemotherapy, and systemic chemotherapy...
October 2017: Brain Tumor Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170039/-delineation-of-the-surgical-bed-of-operated-brain-metastases-treated-with-adjuvant-stereotactic-irradiation-a-review
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A Keller, G Noël, D Antoni
Stereotactic radiotherapy of the surgical bed of brain metastases is a technique that comes supplant indications of adjuvant whole brain radiotherapy after surgery. After a growing number of retrospective studies, a phase III trial has been presented and validated this indication. However, several criteria such as the dose, the fractionation, the use of a margin and definition of volumes remain to be defined. Our study consisted in making a literature review in order to provide a guideline of delineation of surgical beds of brain metastases, as well as the different modalities of their implementation process...
November 20, 2017: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145292/recurrent-spinal-primitive-neuroectodermal-tumor-with-brain-and-bone-metastases-a-case-report
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Frank Chen, Shyh-Shin Chiou, Sheng-Fung Lin, Ann-Shung Lieu, Yi-Ting Chen, Chih-Jen Huang
RATIONALE: Primary spinal primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PNET) is relatively rare in all age groups, and the prognosis in most cases of spinal PNETs appears to be poor, with a median patient survival of 1 to 2 years. We present a case with recurrent spinal PNET with brain and bone metastases that was successfully treated by multimodality treatment. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 14-year-old teenage girl had suffered from progressive left upper back pain with bilateral lower legs weakness and numbness for 1 year...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112734/memantine-prevents-acute-radiation-induced-toxicities-at-hippocampal-excitatory-synapses
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Joseph G Duman, Jeffrey Dinh, Wei Zhou, Henry Cham, Vasilis C Mavratsas, Matea Paveškovic, Shalaka Mulherkar, Susan L McGovern, Kimberley F Tolias, David R Grosshans
Background: Memantine has shown clinical utility in preventing radiation-induced cognitive impairment, but the mechanisms underlying its protective effects remain unknown. We hypothesized that abnormal glutamate signaling causes radiation-induced abnormalities in neuronal structure and that memantine prevents synaptic toxicity. Methods: Hippocampal cultures expressing eGFP were irradiated or sham-treated and their dendritic spine morphology assessed at acute (minutes) and later (days) times using high-resolution confocal microscopy...
November 2, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089533/proton-minibeam-radiation-therapy-spares-normal-rat-brain-long-term-clinical-radiological-and-histopathological-analysis
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Yolanda Prezado, Gregory Jouvion, David Hardy, Annalisa Patriarca, Catherine Nauraye, Judith Bergs, Wilfredo González, Consuelo Guardiola, Marjorie Juchaux, Dalila Labiod, Remi Dendale, Laurène Jourdain, Catherine Sebrie, Frederic Pouzoulet
Proton minibeam radiation therapy (pMBRT) is a novel strategy for minimizing normal tissue damage resulting from radiotherapy treatments. This strategy partners the inherent advantages of protons for radiotherapy with the gain in normal tissue preservation observed upon irradiation with narrow, spatially fractionated beams. In this study, whole brains (excluding the olfactory bulb) of Fischer 344 rats (n = 16) were irradiated at the Orsay Proton Therapy Center. Half of the animals received standard proton irradiation, while the other half were irradiated with pMBRT at the same average dose (25 Gy in one fraction)...
October 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071274/bilateral-central-retinal-artery-occlusion-associated-with-bilateral-lymphoproliferative-infiltrative-optic-neuropathy
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Philip J DeSouza, Claudia G Hooten, Christopher M Lack, Vishak J John, Timothy J Martin
BACKGROUND: Leukemic infiltration of the optic nerve is relatively rare. While previously described in acute leukemia, the infiltration in our case represents central nervous system (CNS) metastasis of Burkitt-type lymphoma that developed as a complication of solid-organ transplantation, resulting in a bilateral infiltrative optic neuropathy with sequential, bilateral central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO) and devastating vision loss. METHODS: The medical record, serial ophthalmic examination findings, clinical course, and imaging including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), fundus photographs, and fluorescein angiography of a single patient were retrospectively reviewed...
September 2017: Ocular Oncology and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069502/predicting-prognosis-of-short-survival-time-after-palliative-whole-brain-radiotherapy
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Kazunari Miyazawa, Naoto Shikama, Shohei Okazaki, Tadaaki Koyama, Takao Takahashi, Shingo Kato
Using existing prognostic models, including the Graded Prognostic Assessment (GPA), it is difficult to identify patients with brain metastases (BMs) who are not likely to survive 2 months after whole-brain radiotherapy (WBRT). The purpose of this study was to identify a subgroup of patients who would not benefit clinically from WBRT. We retrospectively reviewed the records of 111 patients with BMs who were ineligible for surgery or stereotactic irradiation and who underwent WBRT between March 2013 and April 2016...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045524/combined-irradiation-and-targeted-therapy-or-immune-checkpoint-blockade-in-brain-metastases-toxicities-and-efficacy
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A V Tallet, F Dhermain, E Le Rhun, G Noël, Y M Kirova
Background: Targeted therapies (TT) and immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICI) are currently modifying the landscape of metastatic cancer management and are increasingly used over the course of many cancers treatment. They allow long-term survival with controlled extra-cerebral disease, contributing to the increasing incidence of brain metastases (BMs). Radiation therapy remains the cornerstone of BMs treatment (either whole brain irradiation or stereotactic radiosurgery), and investigating the safety profile of radiation therapy combined with TT or ICI is of high interest...
August 2, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016879/agonist-ox40-immunotherapy-improves-survival-in-glioma-bearing-mice-and-is-complementary-with-vaccination-with-irradiated-gm-csf-expressing-tumor-cells
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Nusrat Jahan, Hammad Talat, William T Curry
Background: Glioma immunotherapy is an active area of clinical investigation. Glioma-associated immunosuppression remains an obstacle to efficacious immunotherapy, and combination approaches are likely necessary for durable success. OX40 is a member of the tumor necrosis factor receptor superfamily that is upregulated on activated lymphocytes, ligation of which results in enhanced activity and may be active against cancer. We sought to confirm the efficacy of agonist anti-OX40 immunotherapy against glioma and hypothesized that it is complementary with irradiated whole tumor cell vaccination...
July 7, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992110/nfat3-c4-mediated-excitotoxicity-in-hippocampal-apoptosis-during-radiation-induced-brain-injury
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Meiling Xu, Qiuhong Fan, Junjun Zhang, Yanfang Chen, Ruizhe Xu, Liesong Chen, Peifeng Zhao, Ye Tian
Whole brain irradiation (WBI) has become an indispensible tool in the treatment of head and neck cancer, and it has greatly improved patient survival rate and total survival time. In addition, prophylactic cranial irradiation (PCI) has dramatically decreased the incidence of brain metastatic carcinoma. However, WBI may induce temporary functional deficits or even progressive, irreversible cognitive dysfunction that compromises the quality of life for survivors. Unfortunately, the exact molecular mechanisms for cognitive damage remain elusive, and no treatment or preventative measures are available for use in the clinic...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990810/cns-metastasis-secondary-to-malignant-mixed-m%C3%A3-llerian-tumor-case-report-and-review-of-therapeutics
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Vincent Healy, Sorca O'Brien, Philip O'Halloran, Alan Beausang, John Caird
This paper reviews CNS involvement secondary to malignant-mixed Müllerian tumor or uterine carcinosarcoma, a rare aggressive biphasic Müllerian tumor. We report a cerebellar metastasis with epithelial and mesenchymal components, demonstrating heterologous rhabdomyogenic and chondroblastic differentiation. The patient had undergone total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy for palliation of symptomatic chemotherapy-resistant node-positive disease. CNS involvement is rare, and prognostically poor, and suggestively poorer in predominantly sarcomatous metastases...
October 9, 2017: CNS Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974415/hypofractionated-stereotactic-radiation-therapy-to-the-resection-bed-for-intracranial-metastases
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Audrey Keller, Mélanie Doré, Hélène Cebula, François Thillays, François Proust, Ioana Darié, Stéphane-André Martin, Gregory Delpon, François Lefebvre, Georges Noël, Delphine Antoni
PURPOSE: To retrospectively report the outcomes of a large multicenter cohort of patients treated with surgery and hypofractionated stereotactic radiation therapy (HFSRT) to the resection cavities of brain metastases (BMs). METHODS AND MATERIALS: Between March 2008 and February 2015, 181 patients with no prior whole-brain radiation therapy (WBRT) were treated by HFSRT to the surgical bed of BM at the dose of 33 Gy (3 × 11 Gy). The primary endpoint was local control...
December 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974389/high-prevalence-of-small-vessel-disease-long-after-cranial-irradiation
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Masatomo Miura, Makoto Nakajima, Akiko Fujimoto, Yasuyuki Kaku, Takayuki Kawano, Masaki Watanabe, Jun-Ichi Kuratsu, Yukio Ando
Accelerated atherosclerosis of intra- or extracranial large arteries is a major cause of radiation-induced strokes. Recent development of MRI techniques has enabled detection of another important vasculopathy: microinfarcts or microbleeds after cranial irradiation. The purpose of this study was to investigate the incidence and characteristics of small vessel disease after cranial irradiation. MR images and clinical records of 102 outpatients who had undergone cranial irradiation to brain tumors were retrospectively reviewed...
December 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945526/whole-body-exposure-to-28-si-radiation-dose-dependently-disrupts-dentate-gyrus-neurogenesis-and-proliferation-in-the-short-term-and-new-neuron-survival-and-contextual-fear-conditioning-in-the-long-term
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Cody W Whoolery, Angela K Walker, Devon R Richardson, Melanie J Lucero, Ryan P Reynolds, David H Beddow, K Lyles Clark, Hung-Ying Shih, Junie A LeBlanc, Mara G Cole, Wellington Z Amaral, Shibani Mukherjee, Shichuan Zhang, Francisca Ahn, Sarah E Bulin, Nathan A DeCarolis, Phillip D Rivera, Benjamin P C Chen, Sanghee Yun, Amelia J Eisch
Astronauts traveling to Mars will be exposed to chronic low doses of galactic cosmic space radiation, which contains highly charged, high-energy (HZE) particles. (56)Fe-HZE-particle exposure decreases hippocampal dentate gyrus (DG) neurogenesis and disrupts hippocampal function in young adult rodents, raising the possibility of impaired astronaut cognition and risk of mission failure. However, far less is known about how exposure to other HZE particles, such as (28)Si, influences hippocampal neurogenesis and function...
November 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944261/delayed-matching-to-place-task-in-a-dry-maze-to-measure-spatial-working-memory-in-mice
#18
Xi Feng, Karen Krukowski, Timothy Jopson, Susanna Rosi
The delayed-matching-to-place (DMP) dry maze test is a variant of DMP water maze (Steele and Morris, 1999; Faizi et al., 2012) which measures spatial working/episodic-like learning and memory that depends on both hippocampal and cortical functions (Wang and Morris, 2010; Euston et al., 2012). Using this test we can detect normal aging related spatial working memory decline, as well as trauma induced working memory deficits. Furthermore, we recently reported that fractionated whole brain irradiation does not affect working memory in mice (Feng et al...
July 5, 2017: Bio-protocol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937316/age-dependent-responses-of-brain-myelin-integrity-and-behavioral-performance-to-radiation-in-mice
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Zhimeng Fu, Yunfei Zhao, Kaixiang Zhang, Jian Wang, Min Zhang, Xianghui Zhao
Radiation therapy is widely used to treat primary and metastatic brain tumors, but it may also lead to delayed neurological complications. Oligodendrocytes in the central nervous system produce myelin, and myelin integrity becomes highly vulnerable after brain irradiation. In this study, mice at different developmental stages were used to test the age-dependent sensitivity of myelin formation and maintenance, as well as behavioral performance after whole-brain irradiation (WBI). Mice at postnatal days 21 and 28 and at 2 months received a single dose of 25 Gy WBI...
November 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880721/role-of-nadph-oxidase-in-radiation-induced-pro-oxidative-and-pro-inflammatory-pathways-in-mouse-brain
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Hyung Joon Cho, Won Hee Lee, Olivia Min Ha Hwang, William E Sonntag, Yong Woo Lee
PURPOSE: The present study was designed to investigate our hypothesis that NADPH oxidase plays a role in radiation-induced pro-oxidative and pro-inflammatory environments in the brain. MATERIALS AND METHODS: C57BL/6 mice received either fractionated whole brain irradiation or sham-irradiation. The mRNA expression levels of pro-inflammatory mediators, such as TNF-α and MCP-1, were determined by quantitative real-time RT-PCR. The protein expression levels of TNF-α, MCP-1, NOX-2 and Iba1 were detected by immunofluorescence staining...
November 2017: International Journal of Radiation Biology
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