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Sahejmeet S Guraya, Richard A Prayson
Clear cell sarcoma (CCS) of the gastrointestinal tract presents a diagnostic challenge to the pathologist due to its morphological and immunohistochemical similarity to melanoma. It usually metastasizes to regional lymph nodes, liver, and lungs. Herein, we report the first known metastasis of a gastrointestinal CCS to the central nervous system. Cytogenetic testing showed the t(12,22) translocation corresponding to the presence of the EWS/ATF1 hybrid consistent with CCS. The literature that compares melanoma to CCS is reviewed in the context of this rare presentation to differentiate between the two diseases...
October 10, 2016: Clinical Neuropathology
Ramon Francisco Barajas, Soonmee Cha
Metastatic cancer to the central nervous system is primarily deposited by hematogenous spread in various anatomically distinct regions: calvarial, pachymeningeal, leptomeningeal, and brain parenchyma. A patient's overall clinical status and the information needed to make treatment decisions are the primary considerations in initial imaging modality selection. Contrast-enhanced MR imaging is the preferred imaging modality. Morphologic MR imaging is limited to delineating anatomic deraignment of tissues. Dynamic susceptibility contrast-enhanced perfusion and diffusion-weighted physiology-based MR imaging sequences have been developed that complement morphologic MR imaging by providing additional diagnostic information...
November 2016: Neuroimaging Clinics of North America
Robert Y Shih, James G Smirniotopoulos
In adults, the most common expansile "mass" lesion in the posterior fossa is a subacute stroke, whereas the most common neoplastic lesion in the posterior fossa is cerebellar metastasis (intra-axial) or vestibular schwannoma (extra-axial). Those diseases fall outside the scope of this article, which focuses on primary intra-axial tumors of the posterior fossa in adults. This category of tumors is uncommon and more frequently encountered in children. This article reviews tumors of the cerebellum, brainstem, and fourth ventricle that are seen in adult patients, following categories from the 2007 World Health Organization classification of central nervous system tumors...
November 2016: Neuroimaging Clinics of North America
R Costa, B A Carneiro, D A Wainwright, C A Santa-Maria, P Kumthekar, Y K Chae, W J Gradishar, M Cristofanilli, F J Giles
Breast cancer is the second-leading cause of metastatic disease in the central nervous system (CNS). Recent advances in the biological understanding of breast cancer have facilitated an unprecedented increase of survival in a subset of patients presenting with metastatic breast cancer. Patients with HER2 positive (HER2+) or triple negative breast cancer are at highest risk of developing CNS metastasis, and typically experience a poor prognosis despite treatment with local and systemic therapies. Among the obstacles ahead in the realm of developmental therapeutics for breast cancer CNS metastasis is the improvement of our knowledge on its biological nuances and on the interaction of the blood brain barrier with new compounds...
October 3, 2016: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
Yi-Ying Lee, Tung-Bo Chao, Ming-Jen Sheu, Yu-Feng Tian, Tzu-Ju Chen, Sung-Wei Lee, Hong-Lin He, I-Wei Chang, Chung-Hsi Hsing, Ching-Yih Lin, Chien-Feng Li
Background: Glutamate decarboxylase 1 (GAD1) which serves as a rate-limiting enzyme involving in the production of γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA), exists in the GABAergic neurons in the central nervous system (CNS). Little is known about the relevance of GAD1 to nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). Through data mining on a data set derived from a published transcriptome database, this study first identified GAD1 as a differentially upregulated gene in NPC. We aimed to evaluate GAD1 expression and its prognostic effect on patients with early and locoregionally advanced NPC...
2016: Journal of Cancer
Teresa Meier, J Michael Hazenfield, Saulius Girnius, Matthew Hagen, Ronald E Warnick, Jordan Kharofa
A 54-year-old female presented with multiple episodes of emesis, intractable headaches, worsening balance, and slowly progressive right facial weakness. Imaging demonstrated a 3-cm mass in the left internal capsule and corona radiata region with associated edema, mass effect, and midline shift concerning for high-grade glioma, lymphoma, or brain metastasis. Stereotactic biopsy of the mass was consistent with amyloid deposition. Systemic workup for amyloidosis was negative, and the mass was thought to represent a focal tumor-like deposit of amyloid, also referred to as "amyloidoma...
September 30, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
Weiwei Song, Hengyu Zhao, Zhongqi Cui, Xiaoyu Ma, Wenwen Zhang, Di Wang, Anqi Liu, Lijie Yuan
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is an aggressive tumor of the central nervous system characterized by high rates of recurrence, morbidity, and mortality. This study investigated the antitumor effects of an apoptin-derived peptide (ADP) on glioma cells and explored the underlying mechanisms. The U251, U87, and C6 glioma cell lines were used in the present study, and the expression of p-Akt, Akt, and MMP-9 was determined through Western blotting, quantitative real-time PCR, and hematoxylin and eosin (HE) staining...
September 29, 2016: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
V Kruse, T Boterberg, M Acou, D Creytens, C Van den Broecke, L Brochez, G Hallaert
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September 29, 2016: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
Tanner M Johanns, Christopher A Miller, Ian G Dorward, Christina Tsien, Edward Chang, Arie Perry, Ravindra Uppaluri, Cole Ferguson, Robert E Schmidt, Sonika Dahiya, George Ansstas, Elaine R Mardis, Gavin P Dunn
We present the case of a patient with a left frontal glioblastoma with PNET features and hypermutated genotype in the setting of a POLE germline alteration. During standard-of-care chemoradiation, the patient developed a cervical spine metastasis and was subsequently treated with Pembrolizumab. Shortly thereafter, the patient developed an additional metastatic spinal lesion. Using whole exome DNA sequencing and clonal analysis, we report changes in the subclonal architecture throughout treatment. Furthermore, a persistently high neoantigen load was observed within all tumors...
September 28, 2016: Cancer Discovery
Lihua Song, Aiying Du, Ying Xiong, Jing Jiang, Yao Zhang, Zhaofeng Tian, Hongli Yan
γ-Aminobutyric acid (GABA) is a natural non-protein amino acid, which broadly exists in many plant parts and is widely used as an ingredient in the food industry. In mammals, it is widely distributed in central nervous system and non-neural tissues. In addition to a primary inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system, endogenous GABA content has been found to be elevated in neoplastic tissues in colon cancer. However, the effect of extraneous GABA on colon cancer has rarely been reported. In this study, we found the inhibitory effects of GABA on the proliferation of colon cancer cells (CCCs)...
September 19, 2016: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
María Facenda-Lorenzo, Ana Sánchez-Quintana, Alejandro Quijada-Fumero, Ana Laynez-Carnicero, Joaquín Breña-Atienza, Francisco J Poncela-Mireles, Juan M Llanos-Gómez, Ana I Cabello-Rodríguez, María Ramos-López
Secondary or metastatic cardiac tumors are much more common than primary benign or malignant cardiac tumors. Any tumor can cause myocardial or pericardial metastasis, although isolated or combined tumor invasion of the pericardium is more common. Types of neoplasia with the highest rates of cardiac or pericardial involvement are melanoma, lung cancer, and breast and mediastinal carcinomas. Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is the most common type of acute leukemia in adults. Initial treatment involves chemotherapy followed by consolidation treatment to reduce the risk of relapse...
2016: Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
J H L Neumann
In colorectal cancer (CRC) distant metastases essentially determine the overall survival and prognosis. Biomarkers that correlate with the presence of distant metastases are therefore of great clinical importance for risk stratification and clinical treatment decisions. As part of the habilitation project various prognostic biomarkers were analyzed and correlated with the occurrence of distant metastases and different patterns of distant spread in CRC. It could be demonstrated that CRC with microsatellite instability (MSI), as detected by a loss of hMLH1 protein expression, have a very low risk of distant metastases...
September 14, 2016: Der Pathologe
Shalini Goel, Ritesh Sachdev, Ishani Mohapatra, Smeeta Gajendra, Sunil Gupta
Primary Testicular Lymphoma (PTL) is a rare intermediate to high grade tumour, diffuse large cell being the most common type. Unlike nodal Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma (DLBCL), testicular DLBCL has a less aggressive course and better prognosis. Metastasis is uncommon in testicular DLBCL. Commonly involved sites are contralateral testes, Waldeyer's ring, skin, lung, Central Nervous System (CNS) and prostate, however the kidneys, liver, bone marrow, pleura and bones are more rarely involved. We report a case of testicular DLBCL which has metastasized to skin and bone marrow with an aggressive clinical course in a year, in-spite of combined modality of therapy given to the patient...
July 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Ritesh R Kalaskar, Ashita R Kalaskar
Neuroblastoma is an extremely rare pediatric neoplasm whose prognosis becomes poor and poor as the age advances. It can be sporadic or nonfamilial in origin. It is primarily a tumor of abdominal origin from where it metastasis to lymph nodes, liver, intracranial and orbital sites, and central nervous system. There is no standard dental treatment protocol for the management of neuroblastoma due to its poor survival rate and rarity. However, dental treatment may follow the protocol of preventive and restorative...
July 2016: Contemporary Clinical Dentistry
Masatoshi Yunoki, Kenta Suzuki, Atsuhito Uneda, Kimihiro Yoshino
BACKGROUND: Olfactory neuroblastoma (ONB) is a rare, aggressive tumor of the nasal cavity. It may invade the paranasal cavities and anterior skull base locally but may also metastasize to the cervical lymph nodes, lungs, or distant central nervous system. CASE DESCRIPTION: Here, we report a case of ONB in which emergency surgery was performed for intradural spinal metastasis (ISM). The patient was a 52-year-old male who underwent surgery for ONB. The tumor extended from the nasal cavity to the intracranial space and was resected completely...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
S Harrison Farber, Vadim Tsvankin, Jessica L Narloch, Grace J Kim, April K S Salama, Gordana Vlahovic, Kimberly L Blackwell, John P Kirkpatrick, Peter E Fecci
Brain metastases represent the most common type of brain tumor. These tumors offer a dismal prognosis and significantly impact quality of life for patients. Their capacity for central nervous system (CNS) invasion is dependent upon induced disruptions to the blood-brain barrier (BBB), alterations to the brain microenvironment, and mechanisms for escaping CNS immunosurveillance. In the emerging era of immunotherapy, understanding how metastases are influenced by the immunologic peculiarities of the CNS will be crucial to forging therapeutic advances...
July 2016: Oncoimmunology
J V Cohen, H Tawbi, K A Margolin, R Amravadi, M Bosenberg, P K Brastianos, V L Chiang, J de Groot, I C Glitza, M Herlyn, S L Holmen, L B Jilaveanu, A Lassman, S Moschos, M A Postow, R Thomas, A J Tsiouris, P Wen, R M White, T Turnham, M A Davies, H M Kluger
Melanoma central nervous system (CNS) metastases are increasing and the challenges presented by this patient population remain complex. In December 2015, the Melanoma Research Foundation and the Wistar Institute hosted the First Summit on Melanoma Central Nervous System (CNS) Metastases in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Here, we provide a review of the current status of the field of melanoma brain metastasis research; identify key challenges and opportunities for improving outcomes in patients with melanoma brain metastases; and set a framework to optimize future research in this critical area...
September 12, 2016: Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research
You-Sub Kim, Shin Jung, Woo-Youl Jang, Kyung-Hwa Lee, Kyung-Sub Moon, In-Young Kim
BACKGROUND: Olfactory neuroblastoma (ONB) is an uncommon neoplasm that arises from olfactory epithelium in the nasal cavity near the cribriform plate. Although local recurrence or direct extension along olfactory epithelium and metastasis to the central nervous system has been reported, remote leptomeningeal metastasis is quite rare. In our report of a leptomeningeal metastasis of ONB without recurrence of primary site, we discuss the possible pathogenesis of this rare phenomenon with a review of the literature...
September 5, 2016: World Neurosurgery
Thomas C Chen, Clovis O Da Fonseca, Axel H Schönthal
Metastasis to the central nervous system remains difficult to treat, and such patients are faced with a dismal prognosis. The blood-brain barrier (BBB), despite being partially compromised within malignant lesions in the brain, still retains much of its barrier function and prevents most chemotherapeutic agents from effectively reaching the tumor cells. Here, we review some of the recent developments aimed at overcoming this obstacle in order to more effectively deliver chemotherapeutic agents to the intracranial tumor site...
2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Marta Troya-Castilla, Santiago Rocha-Romero, Yamin Chocrón-González, Francisco Javier Márquez-Rivas
BACKGROUND: Primary brain melanomas are very infrequent and metastasis outside central nervous system very uncommon. There are some cases in the literature about primary melanoma in the temporal lobe; nevertheless, the insular location has never been described. CASE PRESENTATION: The patient presented as left insular intraparenchymal hematoma with multiple bleedings. Complementary tests did not show any tumoral nor vascular pattern in relation with these bleedings...
2016: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
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