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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330960/a-multi-institutional-study-of-brainstem-gliomas-in-children-with-neurofibromatosis-type-1
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Jasia Mahdi, Amish C Shah, Aimee Sato, Stephanie M Morris, Robert C McKinstry, Robert Listernick, Roger J Packer, Michael J Fisher, David H Gutmann
OBJECTIVE: To define the clinical and radiologic features of brainstem gliomas (BSGs) in children with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). METHODS: We performed a retrospective cross-sectional study of 133 children with NF1 and concurrent BSGs cared for at 4 NF1 referral centers. BSG was determined using radiographic criteria. Age at diagnosis, tumor location and appearance, clinical symptoms, treatment, and presence of a concurrent optic pathway glioma were assessed...
March 22, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315254/live-cell-imaging-of-protease-activity-assays-to-screen-therapeutic-approaches
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Anita Chalasani, Kyungmin Ji, Mansoureh Sameni, Samia H Mazumder, Yong Xu, Kamiar Moin, Bonnie F Sloane
Methodologies to image and quantify the activity of proteolytic enzymes have been developed in an effort to identify protease-related druggable pathways that are involved in malignant progression of cancer. Our laboratory has pioneered techniques for functional live-cell imaging of protease activity in pathomimetic avatars for breast cancer. We analyze proteolysis in the context of proliferation and formation of structures by tumor cells in 3-D cultures over time (4D). In order to recapitulate the cellular composition and architecture of tumors in the pathomimetic avatars, we include other tumor-associated cells (e...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284580/preoperative-navigated-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-and-tractography-in-transparietal-approach-to-the-trigone-of-the-lateral-ventricle
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Philipp Hendrix, Sebastian Senger, Christoph J Griessenauer, Andreas Simgen, Stefan Linsler, Joachim Oertel
OBJECTIVE: Eloquent neural structures including white matter tracts surround the trigone of the lateral ventricle. Surgical resection of trigonal tumors via the transparietal approach may cause neurological deterioration depending on the trajectory. METHODS: The authors retrospectively reviewed patients with trigonal tumors that underwent combined preoperative navigated transcranial magnetic stimulation (nTMS) and optic radiation tractography to guide a transparietal approach towards the trigone...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284199/unilateral-malignant-optic-glioma-following-glioblastoma-multiforme-in-the-young-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#4
Chia-Ying Lin, Hsiu-Mei Huang
BACKGROUND: Malignant optic gliomas are rare, but they rapidly become lethal visual pathway tumors. We present the clinical course, treatment, and prognosis of a case of unilateral malignant optic glioma in a young man with a history of brain glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). CASE PRESENTATION: A 21-year-old man, who had GBM 7 years ago complained of a transient shadow in his vision and presented with normal visual acuity but optic disc edema and an enlarged blind spot in the right eye (oculus dexter, OD)...
March 11, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257299/optic-pathway-glioma-of-childhood
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Nailyn Rasool, Jeffrey G Odel, Michael Kazim
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Optic pathway gliomas (OPG) are the most common tumor of the anterior visual pathway and can involve the optic nerve, chiasm, tract, and optic radiations. They are typically benign lesions, often pilocytic astrocytomas, which are diagnosed in childhood. We review the epidemiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and management of these lesions in patients with and without neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF-1). RECENT FINDINGS: Most commonly, patients diagnosed with OPG have NF-1 especially if the lesions are bilateral...
March 2, 2017: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240745/the-biological-and-prognostic-significance-of-angiotropism-in-uveal-melanoma
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Raymond L Barnhill, Mengliang Ye, Aude Batistella, Marc-Henri Stern, Sergio Roman-Roman, Rémi Dendale, Olivier Lantz, Sophie Piperno-Neumann, Laurence Desjardins, Nathalie Cassoux, Claire Lugassy
Angiotropism is a marker of extravascular migration of melanoma cells along vascular and other structures and a prognostic factor in cutaneous melanoma. Because of this biological and prognostic importance in cutaneous melanoma, angiotropism was studied in uveal melanoma (UM). This retrospective study performed at a single ocular oncology referral center included 89 patients from the study period 2006-2008. All patients were diagnosed with UM from the choroid and/or ciliary body. All patients underwent enucleation for prognostic purposes and definitive therapy...
February 27, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192065/vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-a-and-leptin-expression-associated-with-ectopic-proliferation-and-retinal-dysplasia-in-zebrafish-optic-pathway-tumors
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Laura E Schultz, Staci L Solin, Wesley A Wierson, Janna M Lovan, Judith Syrkin-Nikolau, Deborah E Lincow, Andrew J Severin, Donald S Sakaguchi, Maura McGrail
In the central nervous system injury induces cellular reprogramming and progenitor proliferation, but the molecular mechanisms that limit regeneration and prevent tumorigenesis are not completely understood. We previously described a zebrafish optic pathway tumor model in which transgenic Tg(flk1:RFP)is18/+ adults develop nonmalignant retinal tumors. Key pathways driving injury-induced glial reprogramming and regeneration contributed to tumor formation. In this study, we examine a time course of proliferation and present new analyses of the Tg(flk1:RFP)is18/+ dysplastic retina and tumor transcriptomes...
February 13, 2017: Zebrafish
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181780/diagnosis-treatment-clinical-course-and-prognosis-of-childhood-onset-craniopharyngioma-patients
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Hermann L Müller
CONTEXT: For decades gross-total resection was the preferred treatment option in childhood-onset craniopharyngioma, assuming that radical strategies at the time of initial diagnosis and treatment would result in cure. Recent reports on long-term prognosis, novel treatment approaches, and molecular genetics provide new insights into more risk-adapted treatment strategies in order to prevent sequelae such as hypothalamic syndrome. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A search for original articles published between 2000 and 2016 was performed in PubMed, Science Citation Index Expanded, EMBASE and Scopus...
February 9, 2017: Minerva Endocrinologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157707/near-infrared-fluorescent-imaging-of-choline-kinase-alpha-expression-and-inhibition-in-breast-tumors
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Sean P Arlauckas, Manoj Kumar, Anatoliy V Popov, Harish Poptani, Edward J Delikatny
Choline kinase alpha (ChoKα) overexpression is associated with an aggressive tumor phenotype. ChoKα inhibitors induce apoptosis in tumors, however validation of their specificity is difficult in vivo. We report the use of optical imaging to assess ChoKα status in cells and in vivo using JAS239, a carbocyanine-based ChoKα inhibitor with inherent near infrared fluorescence. JAS239 attenuated choline phosphorylation and viability in a panel of human breast cancer cell lines. Antibody blockade prevented cellular retention of JAS239 indicating direct interaction with ChoKα independent of the choline transporters and catabolic choline pathways...
February 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148846/tumor-homing-cytotoxic-human-induced-neural-stem-cells-for-cancer-therapy
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Juli R Bagó, Onyi Okolie, Raluca Dumitru, Matthew G Ewend, Joel S Parker, Ryan Vander Werff, T Michael Underhill, Ralf S Schmid, C Ryan Miller, Shawn D Hingtgen
Engineered neural stem cells (NSCs) are a promising approach to treating glioblastoma (GBM). The ideal NSC drug carrier for clinical use should be easily isolated and autologous to avoid immune rejection. We transdifferentiated (TD) human fibroblasts into tumor-homing early-stage induced NSCs (h-iNSC(TE)), engineered them to express optical reporters and different therapeutic gene products, and assessed the tumor-homing migration and therapeutic efficacy of cytotoxic h-iNSC(TE) in patient-derived GBM models of surgical and nonsurgical disease...
February 1, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110264/novel-phyto-derivative-brm270-inhibits-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells-proliferation-by-inducing-g2-m-phase-cell-cycle-arrest-and-apoptosis-in-xenograft-mice-model
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Raj Kumar Mongre, Neelesh Sharma, Simrinder Singh Sodhi, Mrinmoy Ghosh, Amit Kumar Singh, Nameun Kim, Yang Ho Park, Young Gyu Shin, Sung Jin Kim, Zhang Jiao Jiao, Do Luong Huynh, Dong Kee Jeong
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a major threat to human health worldwide and development of novel antineoplastic drug is demanding task. BRM270 is a proprietary combination of traditional medicinal herbs, has been shown to be effective against a wide range of stem-like cancer initiating cells (SLCICs). However, the underlying mechanism and antitumor efficacy of BRM270 in human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells have not been well elucidated till date. Here we studied the tumoricidal effect of BRM270 on human-CD133(+) expressing stem-like HepG-2 and SNU-398 cells...
March 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009226/report-of-effective-trametinib-therapy-in-2-children-with-progressive-hypothalamic-optic-pathway-pilocytic-astrocytoma-documentation-of-volumetric-response
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Catherine Miller, Daniel Guillaume, Kathryn Dusenbery, H Brent Clark, Christopher Moertel
Brain tumors are the most common solid tumor in childhood, and astrocytomas account for the largest proportion of these tumors. Increasing sophistication in genetic testing has allowed for the detection of specific mutations within tumor subtypes that may represent targets for individualized tumor treatment. The mitogen-activating protein kinase (MAPK) pathway and, more specifically, BRAF mutations have been shown to be prevalent in pediatric pilocytic astrocytomas and may represent one such area to target...
March 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001089/the-role-of-the-immune-system-in-neurofibromatosis-type-1-associated-nervous-system-tumors
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Souvik Karmakar, Karlyne M Reilly
With the recent development of new anticancer therapies targeting the immune system, it is important to understand which immune cell types and cytokines play critical roles in suppressing or promoting tumorigenesis. The role of mast cells in promoting neurofibroma growth in neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) patients was hypothesized decades ago. More recent experiments in mouse models have demonstrated the causal role of mast cells in neurofibroma development and of microglia in optic pathway glioma development...
December 21, 2016: CNS Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923908/estrogen-activation-of-microglia-underlies-the-sexually-dimorphic-differences-in-nf1-optic-glioma-induced-retinal-pathology
#14
Joseph A Toonen, Anne C Solga, Yu Ma, David H Gutmann
Children with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) develop low-grade brain tumors throughout the optic pathway. Nearly 50% of children with optic pathway gliomas (OPGs) experience visual impairment, and few regain their vision after chemotherapy. Recent studies have revealed that girls with optic nerve gliomas are five times more likely to lose vision and require treatment than boys. To determine the mechanism underlying this sexually dimorphic difference in clinical outcome, we leveraged Nf1 optic glioma (Nf1-OPG) mice...
January 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903182/single-session-gamma-knife-radiosurgery-for-optic-pathway-hypothalamic-gliomas
#15
Amr M N El-Shehaby, Wael A Reda, Khaled M Abdel Karim, Reem M Emad Eldin, Ahmed M Nabeel
OBJECTIVE Because of their critical and central location, it is deemed necessary to fractionate when considering irradiating optic pathway/hypothalamic gliomas. Stereotactic fractionated radiotherapy is considered safer when dealing with gliomas in this location. In this study, the safety and efficacy of single-session stereotactic radiosurgery for optic pathway/hypothalamic gliomas were reviewed. METHODS Between December 2004 and June 2014, 22 patients with optic pathway/hypothalamic gliomas were treated by single-session Gamma Knife radiosurgery...
December 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894359/can-morphological-mri-differentiate-between-primary-central-nervous-system-lymphoma-and-glioblastoma
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H Malikova, E Koubska, J Weichet, J Klener, A Rulseh, R Liscak, Z Vojtech
BACKGROUND: Primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) is a rare, aggressive brain neoplasm that accounts for roughly 2-6% of primary brain tumors. In contrast, glioblastoma (GBM) is the most frequent and severe glioma subtype, accounting for approximately 50% of diffuse gliomas. The aim of the present study was to evaluate morphological MRI characteristics in histologically-proven PCNSL and GBM at the time of their initial presentation. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated standard diagnostic MRI examinations in 54 immunocompetent patients (26 female, 28 male; age 62...
November 29, 2016: Cancer Imaging: the Official Publication of the International Cancer Imaging Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886557/upconversion-optical-magnetic-resonance-imaging-guided-small-tumor-detection-and-in%C3%A2-vivo-tri-modal-bioimaging-based-on-high-performance-luminescent-nanorods
#17
Zhenluan Xue, Zhigao Yi, Xiaolong Li, Youbin Li, Mingyang Jiang, Hongrong Liu, Songjun Zeng
In this work, we demonstrated multifunctional NaYbF4: Tm(3+)/Gd(3+) upconversion (UC) nanorods (UCNRs) with near-infrared (NIR)-to-NIR emission and controlled phase and size for UC optical and T1/T2 dual-weighted magnetic resonance (MR) imaging-guided small tumor detection and tri-modal bioimaging. Cell toxicity and post-injection histology results revealed that our designed UCNRs present low biotoxicity and good biocompatibility in living animals. Real-time tracking based on UCNRs in living mice demonstrated that the UCNRs were mainly accumulated in the reticuloendothelial system (RES) and excreted through the hepatic pathway...
January 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885957/visual-pathway-impairment-by-pituitary-adenomas-quantitative-diagnostics-by-diffusion-tensor-imaging
#18
Ylva Lilja, Oscar Gustafsson, Maria Ljungberg, Göran Starck, Bertil Lindblom, Thomas Skoglund, Henrik Bergquist, Karl-Erik Jakobsson, Daniel Nilsson
OBJECTIVE Despite ample experience in surgical treatment of pituitary adenomas, little is known about objective indices that may reveal risk of visual impairment caused by tumor growth that leads to compression of the anterior visual pathways. This study aimed to explore diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) as a means for objective assessment of injury to the anterior visual pathways caused by pituitary adenomas. METHODS Twenty-three patients with pituitary adenomas, scheduled for transsphenoidal tumor resection, and 20 healthy control subjects were included in the study...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867085/optically-active-stereoisomers-of-5-1-iodoethyl-4-4-isopropylphenyl-dihydrofuran-2-one-the-effect-of-the-configuration-of-stereocenters-on-apoptosis-induction-in-canine-cancer-cell-lines
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Aleksandra Pawlak, Witold Gładkowski, Marcelina Mazur, Marta Henklewska, Bożena Obmińska-Mrukowicz, Andrzej Rapak
Four stereoisomers of δ-iodo-γ-lactones with p-isopropylphenyl substituent at β-position: cis-(4R,5R,6S)-1, cis-(4S,5S,6R)-2, trans-(4R,5S,6R)-3, trans-(4S,5R,6S)-4 with proved antiproliferative activity were subjected to in vitro tests for a better understanding of their anticancer activity. The subject of our interest was a possible relationship between a configuration of chiral centers of the studied lactones and their anticancer potency against a panel of canine cell lines representing hematopoietic (CLBL-1, GL-1, CL-1, CLB70) and mammary gland cancers (P114, CMT-U27, CMT-U309)...
January 5, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857781/delayed-hemorrhage-after-surgery-and-radiation-in-suprasellar-pilocytic-astrocytomas
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REVIEW
Mazda K Turel, Tim-Rasmus Kiehl, Fred Gentili
Delayed intracranial hemorrhage is a rare complication of treatment for central nervous system tumors. This may be secondary to malignant transformation of the tumor or vasculopathy related to radiation therapy (RT). While most reports on radiation-induced vasculopathy in children with optic pathway gliomas are associated with ischemic complications, there are only two reports of hemorrhagic complications in these patients. In both cases, the hemorrhage was asymptomatic and remote from the site of the original tumor but within the field of irradiation...
July 2016: Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
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