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1. Schwer AL, Damek DM, Kavanagh BD, Gaspar LE, Lillehei K, Stuhr K, Chen C: A phase I dose-escalation study of fractionated stereotactic radiosurgery in combination with gefitinib in patients with recurrent malignant gliomas. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys; 2008 Mar 15;70(4):993-1001
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  • Eligible patients had pathologically proved recurrent anaplastic astrocytoma or glioblastoma.
  • Dose-limiting toxicity (DLT) was any Grade 3 toxicity.
  • Grade 1-2 gefitinib-related dermatitis and diarrhea were common (10 and 7 patients, respectively).
  • [MeSH-major] Antineoplastic Agents / therapeutic use. Brain Neoplasms / therapy. Glioma / therapy. Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / therapy. Quinazolines / therapeutic use. Radiosurgery / methods
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Aged. Astrocytoma / drug therapy. Astrocytoma / surgery. Astrocytoma / therapy. Dose Fractionation. Female. Humans. Male. Maximum Tolerated Dose. Mental Status Schedule. Middle Aged. Prospective Studies. Treatment Outcome

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  • (PMID = 17967517.001).
  • [ISSN] 0360-3016
  • [Journal-full-title] International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Int. J. Radiat. Oncol. Biol. Phys.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Clinical Trial, Phase I; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Antineoplastic Agents; 0 / Quinazolines; S65743JHBS / gefitinib
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2. Balkanov AS, Makarenko MF, Poliakov PIu, Kachkov IA: [Results of hyperfractionated radiation therapy used in combination with lomustin in malignant gliomas of the brain]. Zh Vopr Neirokhir Im N N Burdenko; 2005 Jul-Sep;(3):14-16; discussion 16-7
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  • The postoperative use of lomustin, a nitrosourea agent, was investigated for its impact on the efficiency of hyperfractionated radiation therapy performed in patients with glioblastoma and anaplastic astrocytoma of the brain.
  • A total of 35 patients (26 and 9 patients with glioblastoma and anaplastic astrocytoma, respectively) were followed up.
  • Lomustin in combination with hyperfractionated radiation therapy was found to have no effect on the survival of patients with glioblastoma and anaplastic astrocytoma.
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Age Factors. Aged. Case-Control Studies. Combined Modality Therapy. Cranial Irradiation. Dexamethasone / therapeutic use. Dose Fractionation. Dose-Response Relationship, Drug. Female. Humans. Male. Middle Aged. Treatment Outcome

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  • (PMID = 16485820.001).
  • [ISSN] 0042-8817
  • [Journal-full-title] Zhurnal voprosy neĭrokhirurgii imeni N. N. Burdenko
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Zh Vopr Neirokhir Im N N Burdenko
  • [Language] rus
  • [Publication-type] Clinical Trial; English Abstract; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Russia (Federation)
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating; 7BRF0Z81KG / Lomustine; 7S5I7G3JQL / Dexamethasone
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3. Sathornsumetee S, Cao Y, Marcello JE, Herndon JE 2nd, McLendon RE, Desjardins A, Friedman HS, Dewhirst MW, Vredenburgh JJ, Rich JN: Tumor angiogenic and hypoxic profiles predict radiographic response and survival in malignant astrocytoma patients treated with bevacizumab and irinotecan. J Clin Oncol; 2008 Jan 10;26(2):271-8
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  • [Title] Tumor angiogenic and hypoxic profiles predict radiographic response and survival in malignant astrocytoma patients treated with bevacizumab and irinotecan.
  • The aim of these retrospective studies was to evaluate tumor vascularity and expression of components of the VEGF pathway and hypoxic responses as predictive markers for radiographic response and survival benefit from the bevacizumab and irinotecan therapy.
  • Tumor specimens collected at the time of diagnosis were available for further pathologic studies in 45 patients (75%).
  • RESULTS: Of 45 patients, 27 patients had glioblastoma multiforme, and 18 patients had anaplastic astrocytoma.
  • CONCLUSION: In this patient cohort, tumor expression levels of VEGF, the molecular target of bevacizumab, were associated with radiographic response, and the upstream promoter of angiogenesis, hypoxia, determined survival outcome, as measured from treatment initiation.
  • [MeSH-major] Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use. Astrocytoma / drug therapy. Brain Neoplasms / drug therapy
  • [MeSH-minor] Adolescent. Adult. Aged. Antibodies, Monoclonal / administration & dosage. Antibodies, Monoclonal, Humanized. Bevacizumab. Biomarkers, Tumor / analysis. Camptothecin / administration & dosage. Camptothecin / analogs & derivatives. Female. Humans. Hypoxia. Male. Middle Aged. Neovascularization, Pathologic. Proportional Hazards Models. Radiography. Retrospective Studies. Survival Analysis. Treatment Outcome. Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A / analysis

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  • (PMID = 18182667.001).
  • [ISSN] 1527-7755
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J. Clin. Oncol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Grant] United States / NINDS NIH HHS / NS / NS054276; United States / NCI NIH HHS / CA / R01 CA116659; United States / NCI NIH HHS / CA / CA116659; United States / NINDS NIH HHS / NS / K02 NS047409; United States / NINDS NIH HHS / NS / NS047409; United States / NINDS NIH HHS / NS / R01 NS054276
  • [Publication-type] Clinical Trial, Phase II; Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Antibodies, Monoclonal; 0 / Antibodies, Monoclonal, Humanized; 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor; 0 / Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A; 0H43101T0J / irinotecan; 2S9ZZM9Q9V / Bevacizumab; XT3Z54Z28A / Camptothecin
  • [Other-IDs] NLM/ NIHMS508913; NLM/ PMC3930173
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4. Bussière M, Hopman W, Day A, Pombo AP, Neves T, Espinosa F: Indicators of functional status for primary malignant brain tumour patients. Can J Neurol Sci; 2005 Feb;32(1):50-6
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  • One hundred and seven patients had a histopathological diagnosis of glioblastoma multiforme, 23 of anaplastic astrocytoma and 13 of anaplastic oligodendroglioma.
  • The anaplastic oligodendroglioma group had lower mortality and maintained better KPS scores over time, as did patients receiving full treatment.
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Age Factors. Aged. Aged, 80 and over. Antineoplastic Agents / therapeutic use. Combined Modality Therapy. Female. Humans. Male. Middle Aged. Neurosurgical Procedures. Prognosis. Radiotherapy. Survival Analysis. Survival Rate. Treatment Outcome

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  • (PMID = 15825546.001).
  • [ISSN] 0317-1671
  • [Journal-full-title] The Canadian journal of neurological sciences. Le journal canadien des sciences neurologiques
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Can J Neurol Sci
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Comparative Study; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Canada
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Antineoplastic Agents
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5. Santosh V, Arivazhagan A, Sreekanthreddy P, Srinivasan H, Thota B, Srividya MR, Vrinda M, Sridevi S, Shailaja BC, Samuel C, Prasanna KV, Thennarasu K, Balasubramaniam A, Chandramouli BA, Hegde AS, Somasundaram K, Kondaiah P, Rao MR: Grade-specific expression of insulin-like growth factor-binding proteins-2, -3, and -5 in astrocytomas: IGFBP-3 emerges as a strong predictor of survival in patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev; 2010 Jun;19(6):1399-408
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  • [Title] Grade-specific expression of insulin-like growth factor-binding proteins-2, -3, and -5 in astrocytomas: IGFBP-3 emerges as a strong predictor of survival in patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma.
  • In view of this, we evaluated the expression of IGFBP isoforms (IGFBP-2, -3, and -5) during malignant progression of astrocytoma and their prognostic significance in glioblastoma.
  • Statistical methods were used to assess their grade-specific expression pattern and mRNA-protein intercorrelation.
  • Survival analyses were done on a uniformly treated, prospective cohort of adult patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma (n = 136) by using Cox regression models.
  • RESULTS: The mean transcript levels of IGFBP-2 and -3 were significantly higher in glioblastomas (GBM) relative to anaplastic astrocytoma (AA), diffuse astrocytoma (DA), and controls whereas IGFBP-5 mRNA was higher in GBM relative to AA and controls (P < 0.05).
  • [MeSH-major] Astrocytoma / metabolism. Brain Neoplasms / metabolism. Glioblastoma / metabolism. Insulin-Like Growth Factor Binding Protein 2 / biosynthesis. Insulin-Like Growth Factor Binding Protein 5 / biosynthesis. Insulin-Like Growth Factor Binding Proteins / biosynthesis
  • [MeSH-minor] Adolescent. Adult. Cohort Studies. Disease Progression. Humans. Immunohistochemistry. Insulin-Like Growth Factor Binding Protein 3. Middle Aged. Polymerase Chain Reaction / methods. Prognosis. Prospective Studies. RNA, Messenger / biosynthesis. RNA, Messenger / genetics. Survival Analysis. Young Adult

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  • [Copyright] Copyright 2010 AACR.
  • (PMID = 20501753.001).
  • [ISSN] 1538-7755
  • [Journal-full-title] Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Cancer Epidemiol. Biomarkers Prev.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Grant] United Kingdom / Wellcome Trust / /
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / IGFBP3 protein, human; 0 / Insulin-Like Growth Factor Binding Protein 2; 0 / Insulin-Like Growth Factor Binding Protein 3; 0 / Insulin-Like Growth Factor Binding Protein 5; 0 / Insulin-Like Growth Factor Binding Proteins; 0 / RNA, Messenger
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6. Iun'pén V, Oliushin VE, Ulitin AIu, Maslova LN, Petrov AA: [Long-term results of treatment in patients with oligodendrogliomas and oligoastrocytomas of the cerebral hemispheres]. Zh Vopr Neirokhir Im N N Burdenko; 2008 Apr-Jun;(2):6-10; discussion 10-1
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  • BACKGROUND: the current approach to treating patients with cerebral oligodendrogliomas and oligoastrocytomas involves surgical treatment with the maximum tumor resection in reasonable ranges, by taking into account the anatomic and physiological availability, followed by chemo- and radiotherapy.
  • RESULTS: After complex therapy, the mean survival was 80.6 months in patients with oligodendrogliomas, 63.3 months in those with anaplastic oligoastrocytomas, and 42 months in those with anaplastic oligodendrogliomas.
  • [MeSH-major] Astrocytoma / therapy. Brain Neoplasms / therapy. Oligodendroglioma / therapy
  • [MeSH-minor] Adolescent. Adult. Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / administration & dosage. Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use. Combined Modality Therapy. Disease-Free Survival. Female. Humans. Male. Middle Aged. Neoplasm Staging. Radiation Dosage

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  • (PMID = 18720725.001).
  • [ISSN] 0042-8817
  • [Journal-full-title] Zhurnal voprosy neĭrokhirurgii imeni N. N. Burdenko
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Zh Vopr Neirokhir Im N N Burdenko
  • [Language] rus
  • [Publication-type] English Abstract; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Russia (Federation)
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7. Perry SL, Bohlin C, Reardon DA, Desjardins A, Friedman AH, Friedman HS, Vredenburgh JJ: Tinzaparin prophylaxis against venous thromboembolic complications in brain tumor patients. J Neurooncol; 2009 Oct;95(1):129-134
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  • [Title] Tinzaparin prophylaxis against venous thromboembolic complications in brain tumor patients.
  • The purpose of this study was to determine the safety of tinzaparin for deep vein thrombosis prophylaxis in newly diagnosed grade III-IV malignant glioma patients.
  • Forty patients were enrolled into the study, 35 with glioblastoma multiforme and 5 with anaplastic astrocytoma.
  • Possible attributable toxicity was limited to two patients who developed CNS hemorrhages (one grade 1 and one grade 2) and one patient with an increase in liver enzymes (grade 3).
  • There were no patients with a grade 4 or 5 CNS hemorrhages or systemic hemorrhages >or=grade 2.
  • Tinzaparin at a fixed prophylactic dose is safe and may decrease the incidence of thromboembolic complications in brain tumor patients.
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Aged. Drug Administration Schedule. Female. Follow-Up Studies. Humans. Male. Middle Aged. Pulmonary Embolism / etiology. Pulmonary Embolism / prevention & control. Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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  • (PMID = 19415455.001).
  • [ISSN] 1573-7373
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of neuro-oncology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J. Neurooncol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Grant] United States / NHLBI NIH HHS / HL / K23 HL084233-02; United States / NHLBI NIH HHS / HL / K23 HL084233-03; United States / NHLBI NIH HHS / HL / K23 HL084233; United States / NHLBI NIH HHS / HL / K23 HL084233-01A1; United States / NHLBI NIH HHS / HL / K23-HL084233-02
  • [Publication-type] Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Fibrinolytic Agents; 0 / Heparin, Low-Molecular-Weight; 7UQ7X4Y489 / tinzaparin
  • [Other-IDs] NLM/ NIHMS180651; NLM/ PMC2837514
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8. Zemanová Z, Kramar F, Babická L, Ransdorfová S, Melichercíková J, Hrabal P, Kozler P, Michalová K: Molecular cytogenetic stratification of recurrent oligodendrogliomas: utility of interphase fluorescence in situ hybridization (I-FISH). Folia Biol (Praha); 2006;52(3):71-8
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  • We examined 16 patients with histologically proved oligodendrogliomas (5x oligodendroglioma, 9x anaplastic oligodendroglioma, 2x anaplastic oligoastrocytoma).
  • However, in six of them additional genetic alterations typical for high-grade astrocytoma were found, which could have negative influence on the prognosis.
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Aged. Cell Nucleus / metabolism. Chromosome Aberrations. Chromosomes, Human, Pair 11 / genetics. Chromosomes, Human, Pair 7 / genetics. Chromosomes, Human, Pair 9 / genetics. DNA Probes / metabolism. Female. Genome, Human / genetics. Humans. Male. Middle Aged. Prognosis

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  • (PMID = 17089917.001).
  • [ISSN] 0015-5500
  • [Journal-full-title] Folia biologica
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Folia Biol. (Praha)
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] Czech Republic
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / DNA Probes
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9. Liau CT, Wei KC, Tseng CK, Jung SM: Combination chemotherapy with carmustine and cisplatin followed by procarbazine, lomustine, and vincristine for adult high-grade astrocytoma. Chang Gung Med J; 2005 Jan;28(1):16-23
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  • [Title] Combination chemotherapy with carmustine and cisplatin followed by procarbazine, lomustine, and vincristine for adult high-grade astrocytoma.
  • BACKGROUND: We have reported that carmustine (BCNU) and cisplatin administered before, during, and after radiotherapy did not improve the survival of patients with high-grade astrocytomas and were associated with more serious toxicities than radiotherapy plus BCNU.
  • Of these, 20 had glioblastoma multiforme and 22 had anaplastic astrocytoma.
  • The median time to tumor progression was 7.2 months (range, 0-88.7 months) and median survival time was 13.3 months (range, 1.7-88.7 months).
  • This combined modality treatment program was associated with reversible grade 3 to 4 hematological toxicity in 10 patients, with grade 3 ototoxicity in one patient and grade 2 neurotoxicity in one patient.
  • [MeSH-major] Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use. Astrocytoma / drug therapy. Brain Neoplasms / drug therapy. Glioblastoma / drug therapy
  • [MeSH-minor] Adolescent. Adult. Aged. Carmustine / administration & dosage. Cisplatin / administration & dosage. Female. Humans. Lomustine / administration & dosage. Male. Middle Aged. Procarbazine / administration & dosage. Vincristine / administration & dosage

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  • (PMID = 15804144.001).
  • [ISSN] 2072-0939
  • [Journal-full-title] Chang Gung medical journal
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Chang Gung Med J
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] China (Republic : 1949- )
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 35S93Y190K / Procarbazine; 5J49Q6B70F / Vincristine; 7BRF0Z81KG / Lomustine; Q20Q21Q62J / Cisplatin; U68WG3173Y / Carmustine
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10. Oshiro S, Tsugu H, Komatsu F, Ohnishi H, Ueno Y, Sakamoto S, Fukushima T, Soma G: Evaluation of intratumoral administration of tumor necrosis factor-alpha in patients with malignant glioma. Anticancer Res; 2006 Nov-Dec;26(6A):4027-32
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  • [Title] Evaluation of intratumoral administration of tumor necrosis factor-alpha in patients with malignant glioma.
  • BACKGROUND: This study assessed safety and efficacy for intratumoral administration of tumor necrosis factor-a (TNF-SAM2) into the post-operative tumor cavity through an Ommaya reservoir for patients with malignant glioma.
  • MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seven patients with malignant glioma, comprising 3 cases with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), 3 cases with anaplastic astrocytoma (AA) and 1 case with malignant ependymoma (ME) were included in the study.
  • TNF-SAM2 was administrated into the post-operative tumor cavity through a reservoir at a concentration of 1x10(4) U/body when recurrence was detected, or as initial induction therapy concomitant with radiotherapy.
  • RESULTS: Partial response to this regional immunotherapy was seen in 4 out of 7 patients, and 1 patient with GBM has remained clinically stable for >184 weeks without tumor progression.
  • With AA, 2 cases appeared to display slowed advance and longer times to tumor recurrence or regrowth.
  • [MeSH-major] Glioma / therapy. Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha / administration & dosage
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Aged. Female. Humans. Injections, Intralesional. Male. Middle Aged. Treatment Outcome

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  • (PMID = 17195453.001).
  • [ISSN] 0250-7005
  • [Journal-full-title] Anticancer research
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Anticancer Res.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Clinical Trial; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Greece
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / TNF-SAM2; 0 / Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha
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11. Yamada K, Takeshima H, Sakurama T, Kuratsu J: Secondary cervical dystonia following stereotactic radiosurgery in a patient with thalamic glioma. Surg Neurol; 2007 Dec;68(6):665-70
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  • CASE DESCRIPTION: A 27-year-old woman complaining of headache and left motor weakness was found to have a thalamic tumor on the right side.
  • Histopathologically, tumor samples manifested features of anaplastic astrocytoma.
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Female. Humans. Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Necrosis. Thalamus / pathology. Thalamus / surgery


12. Da Fonseca CO, Silva JT, Lins IR, Simão M, Arnobio A, Futuro D, Quirico-Santos T: Correlation of tumor topography and peritumoral edema of recurrent malignant gliomas with therapeutic response to intranasal administration of perillyl alcohol. Invest New Drugs; 2009 Dec;27(6):557-64
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  • [Title] Correlation of tumor topography and peritumoral edema of recurrent malignant gliomas with therapeutic response to intranasal administration of perillyl alcohol.
  • BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to establish a correlation of tumor topography and peritumoral brain edema with the therapeutic response to intranasal administration of perillyl alcohol (POH) in a cohort of patients with recurrent malignant gliomas.
  • The following parameters were assessed: demographic characteristics, initial symptoms, overall survival, tumor topography and tumor size, presence of midline shift and extent of peritumoral edema.
  • RESULTS: A cohort of 67 patients included 52 (78%) with glioblastoma (GBM), ten (15%) with anaplastic astrocytoma (AA) and five (7%) with anaplastic oligodendroglioma (AO).
  • Accordingly to tumor topography lobar localization was present in all (5/5) AO; eight (8/10) and 41 GBM patients whereas in the basal ganglia two AA and 11 GBM patients.
  • It was also observed a relation between the tumor size and area of peritumoral brain edema (PTBE).
  • Patients with good therapeutic response showed reduction of tumor size and PTBE area, but poor prognosis was associated with lack of response to treatment and persistence of high PTBE.
  • Patients with tumor in the basal ganglia survived significantly longer than those with lobar gliomas (log rank test, p = 0.0003).
  • [MeSH-major] Antineoplastic Agents / therapeutic use. Brain Edema / pathology. Brain Neoplasms / drug therapy. Glioma / drug therapy. Glioma / pathology. Monoterpenes / therapeutic use. Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / pathology
  • [MeSH-minor] Administration, Intranasal. Adult. Aged. Disease-Free Survival. Female. Humans. Kaplan-Meier Estimate. Male. Middle Aged. Treatment Outcome

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  • (PMID = 19139816.001).
  • [ISSN] 1573-0646
  • [Journal-full-title] Investigational new drugs
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Invest New Drugs
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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13. Mahasittiwat P, Mizoe JE, Hasegawa A, Ishikawa H, Yoshikawa K, Mizuno H, Yanagi T, Takagi R, Pattaranutaporn P, Tsujii H: l-[METHYL-(11)C] methionine positron emission tomography for target delineation in malignant gliomas: impact on results of carbon ion radiotherapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys; 2008 Feb 1;70(2):515-22
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  • METHODS AND MATERIALS: This retrospective study analyzed 16 patients with malignant glioma (4 patients, anaplastic astrocytoma; 12 patients, glioblastoma multiforme) treated with surgery and carbon ion radiotherapy from April 2002 to Nov 2005.
  • The MET-PET target volume was compared with gross tumor volume and CTV, defined by using computed tomography/magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
  • [MeSH-major] Astrocytoma / radionuclide imaging. Brain Neoplasms / radionuclide imaging. Carbon Radioisotopes. Glioblastoma / radionuclide imaging. Methionine. Positron-Emission Tomography / methods
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Aged. Female. Humans. Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods. Male. Middle Aged. Radiotherapy Planning, Computer-Assisted / methods. Retrospective Studies. Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods. Tumor Burden

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  • (PMID = 17900820.001).
  • [ISSN] 0360-3016
  • [Journal-full-title] International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Int. J. Radiat. Oncol. Biol. Phys.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Evaluation Studies; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Carbon Radioisotopes; AE28F7PNPL / Methionine
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14. Moulding HD, Friedman DP, Curtis M, Kenyon L, Flanders AE, Paek SH, Andrews DW: Revisiting anaplastic astrocytomas I: an expansive growth pattern is associated with a better prognosis. J Magn Reson Imaging; 2008 Dec;28(6):1311-21
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  • [Title] Revisiting anaplastic astrocytomas I: an expansive growth pattern is associated with a better prognosis.
  • PURPOSE: To study whether anaplastic astrocytomas that are nonenhancing and/or well-circumscribed (expansive) are associated with a better prognosis.
  • MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively identified 59 patients with pathologically confirmed World Health Organizaiton (WHO) grade III anaplastic astrocytoma who underwent craniotomy at our institution from 1995 through 2006.
  • A multivariate (Cox proportional hazards) analysis showed that patient age and expansive tumor phenotype affected outcome, whereas RPA class, enhancement, and GTR did not.
  • CONCLUSION: Circumscribed growth in histologically proven anaplastic astrocytoma, which has not been emphasized in past studies, has a considerable survival advantage.
  • [MeSH-major] Astrocytoma / pathology. Brain Neoplasms / pathology. Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Chi-Square Distribution. Contrast Media. Craniotomy. Female. Gadolinium DTPA. Humans. Male. Middle Aged. Neoplasm Staging. Prognosis. Proportional Hazards Models. Retrospective Studies. Statistics, Nonparametric. Survival Analysis. Treatment Outcome

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  • (PMID = 19025897.001).
  • [ISSN] 1053-1807
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of magnetic resonance imaging : JMRI
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J Magn Reson Imaging
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Contrast Media; K2I13DR72L / Gadolinium DTPA
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15. Camacho LH, Olson J, Tong WP, Young CW, Spriggs DR, Malkin MG: Phase I dose escalation clinical trial of phenylbutyrate sodium administered twice daily to patients with advanced solid tumors. Invest New Drugs; 2007 Apr;25(2):131-8
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  • BACKGROUND: Phenylbutyrate (PBA), and its metabolite phenylacetate (PAA), induce growth inhibition and cellular differentiation in multiple tumor models.
  • Twenty-one patients with the following malignancies were treated: colon carcinoma 4, non-small cell lung carcinoma 4; anaplastic astrocytoma 3, glioblastoma multiforme 3, bladder carcinoma 2, sarcoma 2, and ovarian carcinoma, rectal hemangiopericytoma, and pancreatic carcinoma 1 each.
  • Common adverse effects included grade 1 nausea/vomiting, fatigue, and lightheadedness.
  • Two patients with anaplastic astrocytoma and a patient with glioblastoma remained stable without tumor progression for 5, 7, and 4 months respectively.
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Aged. Biotransformation. Disease Progression. Dose-Response Relationship, Drug. Female. Humans. Infusions, Intravenous. Male. Middle Aged. Treatment Outcome

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  • (PMID = 17053987.001).
  • [ISSN] 0167-6997
  • [Journal-full-title] Investigational new drugs
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Invest New Drugs
  • [Language] eng
  • [Grant] United States / NCI NIH HHS / CA / U01: CA69856
  • [Publication-type] Clinical Trial, Phase I; Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] United States
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16. Ray WZ, Blackburn SL, Casavilca-Zambrano S, Barrionuevo C, Orrego JE, Heinicke H, Dowling JL, Perry A: Clinicopathologic features of recurrent dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumor and rare malignant transformation: a report of 5 cases and review of the literature. J Neurooncol; 2009 Sep;94(2):283-92
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  • [Title] Clinicopathologic features of recurrent dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumor and rare malignant transformation: a report of 5 cases and review of the literature.
  • Nonetheless, a probably radiation induced anaplastic astrocytoma was encountered in one case 7 years after therapy.
  • These findings suggest that these patients may need closer follow-up than initially suggested, lending further support to the notion that this tumor behaves more like a benign neoplasm, rather than a dysplastic or hamartomatous lesion.
  • [MeSH-major] Brain Neoplasms / pathology. Cell Transformation, Neoplastic / pathology. Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / diagnosis. Neoplasms, Neuroepithelial / pathology
  • [MeSH-minor] Adolescent. Adult. Child. Female. Humans. Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Male. Young Adult


17. Compostella A, Tosoni A, Blatt V, Franceschi E, Brandes AA: Prognostic factors for anaplastic astrocytomas. J Neurooncol; 2007 Feb;81(3):295-303
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  • [Title] Prognostic factors for anaplastic astrocytomas.
  • Anaplastic astrocytomas (WHO grade III) constitute about 10% of all gliomas.
  • Definitive data on predictive and prognostic factors are lacking for these neoplasms that are considered the most enigmatic entity among the whole spectrum of astrocytic tumors because of their unclear biologic behavior and variable clinical outcome.
  • Currently, only few factors have been identified as useful for prognosis of anaplastic astrocytoma: age and Karnofsky Performance Status.
  • Potential prognostic biomarkers concern tumor suppressor genes on chromosome 9q that are involved in the RB1 pathway; PTEN, the PI3k/Akt/p70s6k cascade, survivin gene, Formylpeptide receptor, minichromosome maintenance protein 3 and genes on chromosome 7.
  • The state of the art pictured here underlie the recent interest on gene expression profile to identify aberrations useful to understand the biologic behavior of astrocytic tumors.
  • [MeSH-major] Astrocytoma / genetics. Astrocytoma / pathology. Biomarkers, Tumor / analysis. Brain Neoplasms / genetics. Brain Neoplasms / pathology
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Age Factors. Aged. Gene Expression Profiling. Humans. Karnofsky Performance Status. Middle Aged. Prognosis

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  • (PMID = 17001519.001).
  • [ISSN] 0167-594X
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of neuro-oncology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J. Neurooncol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Review
  • [Publication-country] United States
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18. Ghauri AJ, Musadiq M, Sha Y, Elsherbiny S: Late onset of subfoveal choroidal neovascularisation following cerebral radiotherapy. BMJ Case Rep; 2010;2010
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  • A 43-year-old Caucasian man presented with a 4-week history of sudden loss of central vision in the left eye, 8.5 years following radical radiotherapy for left tempero-parietal anaplastic astrocytoma.
  • [MeSH-major] Astrocytoma / radiotherapy. Brain Neoplasms / radiotherapy. Choroidal Neovascularization / etiology
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Blindness / etiology. Fluorescein Angiography. Humans. Male. Retina / radiation effects

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  • [ISSN] 1757-790X
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19. Vogelbaum MA, Berkey B, Peereboom D, Macdonald D, Giannini C, Suh JH, Jenkins R, Herman J, Brown P, Blumenthal DT, Biggs C, Schultz C, Mehta M: Phase II trial of preirradiation and concurrent temozolomide in patients with newly diagnosed anaplastic oligodendrogliomas and mixed anaplastic oligoastrocytomas: RTOG BR0131. Neuro Oncol; 2009 Apr;11(2):167-75
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  • [Title] Phase II trial of preirradiation and concurrent temozolomide in patients with newly diagnosed anaplastic oligodendrogliomas and mixed anaplastic oligoastrocytomas: RTOG BR0131.
  • The primary objectives of this phase II study were to evaluate the use of preirradiation temozolomide followed by concurrent temozolomide and radiotherapy (RT) in patients with newly diagnosed anaplastic oligodendroglioma (AO) and mixed anaplastic oligoastrocytoma (MOA).
  • Tumor tissue was analyzed for the presence of chromosomal deletions on 1p and 19q and for MGMT-promoter methylation.
  • The worst nonhematological toxicity was grade 4 in three patients (8%).
  • There were no grade 4 nonhematological toxicities during the concurrent chemotherapy and RT.
  • [MeSH-major] Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic / therapeutic use. Astrocytoma / therapy. Brain Neoplasms / therapy. Dacarbazine / analogs & derivatives. Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / therapy. Oligodendroglioma / therapy
  • [MeSH-minor] Adolescent. Adult. Aged. Chromosome Deletion. Chromosomes, Human, Pair 1 / genetics. Chromosomes, Human, Pair 19 / genetics. Combined Modality Therapy. DNA Methylation. DNA Modification Methylases / genetics. DNA Repair Enzymes / genetics. Dose Fractionation. Female. Humans. In Situ Hybridization, Fluorescence. Male. Middle Aged. Prognosis. Promoter Regions, Genetic. Survival Rate. Treatment Outcome. Tumor Suppressor Proteins / genetics. Young Adult

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  • (PMID = 18779504.001).
  • [ISSN] 1522-8517
  • [Journal-full-title] Neuro-oncology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Neuro-oncology
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Clinical Trial, Phase II; Journal Article; Multicenter Study
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic; 0 / Tumor Suppressor Proteins; 7GR28W0FJI / Dacarbazine; 85622-93-1 / temozolomide; EC 2.1.1.- / DNA Modification Methylases; EC 2.1.1.63 / MGMT protein, human; EC 6.5.1.- / DNA Repair Enzymes
  • [Other-IDs] NLM/ PMC2718988
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20. Tanaka S, Kobayashi I, Utsuki S, Iwamoto K, Takanashi J: Biopsy of brain stem glioma using motor-evoked potential mapping by direct peduncular stimulation and individual adjuvant therapy. Case report. Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo); 2005 Jan;45(1):49-55
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  • Partial resection of the tumor was safely performed, with slight temporary neurological worsening.
  • The histological diagnosis was anaplastic astrocytoma.
  • Individual adjuvant therapy based on the results of real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction of O6-methylguanine-deoxyribonucleic acid methyltransferase achieved an almost complete tumor response.
  • [MeSH-major] Astrocytoma / surgery. Brain Mapping. Brain Stem Neoplasms / surgery. Evoked Potentials, Motor. Mesencephalon / physiopathology. Neurosurgical Procedures / methods
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Biopsy / methods. Humans. Male

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  • (PMID = 15699622.001).
  • [ISSN] 0470-8105
  • [Journal-full-title] Neurologia medico-chirurgica
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Neurol. Med. Chir. (Tokyo)
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Japan
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21. Mott RT, Turner KC, Bigner DD, McLendon RE: Utility of EGFR and PTEN numerical aberrations in the evaluation of diffusely infiltrating astrocytomas. Laboratory investigation. J Neurosurg; 2008 Feb;108(2):330-5
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  • Given the important roles for EGFR and PTEN in the malignant progression of astrocytomas, the authors hypothesized that the fraction of tumor cells with aberrations in these genetic loci would correlate with the histological grade.
  • METHODS: The authors evaluated 217 consecutive diffusely infiltrating astrocytomas that were graded using the WHO guidelines, including 16 diffuse astrocytomas (WHO Grade II), 72 anaplastic astrocytomas ([AAs] WHO Grade III), and 129 glioblastomas multiforme ([GBMs] WHO Grade IV).
  • RESULTS: The population of tumor cells with polysomy of chromosome 7 and the EGFR locus and monosomy of chromosome 10 and the PTEN locus correlated significantly with histological grade.
  • In particular, high-grade astrocytomas (that is, AAs and GBMs) had elevated fractions of tumor cells with polysomy of chromosome 7 and the EGFR locus and monosomy of chromosome 10 and the PTEN locus.
  • Using these findings, the authors generated a mathematical model capable of subcategorizing high-grade astrocytomas.
  • The successful model incorporated only the percentage of tumor cells with polysomy of EGFR and monosomy of PTEN, as well as patient age.
  • [MeSH-major] Astrocytoma / genetics. Brain Neoplasms / genetics. Chromosome Aberrations. Genes, erbB-1 / genetics. PTEN Phosphohydrolase / genetics
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Age Factors. Aneuploidy. Cell Transformation, Neoplastic / genetics. Cell Transformation, Neoplastic / pathology. Chromosome Mapping. Chromosomes, Human, Pair 10 / genetics. Chromosomes, Human, Pair 7 / genetics. Disease Progression. Glioblastoma / genetics. Glioblastoma / pathology. Humans. In Situ Hybridization, Fluorescence. Middle Aged. Models, Biological. Monosomy / genetics. Survival Rate


22. McGirt MJ, Chaichana KL, Gathinji M, Attenello F, Than K, Ruiz AJ, Olivi A, Quiñones-Hinojosa A: Persistent outpatient hyperglycemia is independently associated with decreased survival after primary resection of malignant brain astrocytomas. Neurosurgery; 2008 Aug;63(2):286-91; discussion 291
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  • Furthermore, hyperglycemia augments in vitro astrocytoma growth, whereas hypoglycemia attenuates in vitro astrocytoma cell growth.
  • METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 367 cases of craniotomy for malignant brain astrocytomas (World Health Organization Grade III or IV).
  • RESULTS: A total of 367 craniotomies (209 primary, 158 secondary) were performed for malignant brain astrocytomas (glioblastoma multiforme, 297; anaplastic astrocytomas, 70); 68 (19%) and 28 (8%) of the patients experienced isolated or persistent outpatient hyperglycemia, respectively.
  • Adjusting for intergroup differences and variables associated with survival in this model, age (P = 0.001), Karnofsky Performance Scale score (P = 0.001), tumor grade (P = 0.001), primary versus secondary resection (P = 0.008), temozolomide (P = 0.007), subsequent resection (P = 0.07), and continued outpatient dexamethasone therapy, persistent outpatient hyperglycemia (relative risk, 1.79; 95% confidence interval, 1.05-3.05, P = 0.03) remained independently associated with decreased survival.
  • CONCLUSION: In our experience, persistent outpatient hyperglycemia was associated with decreased survival in patients undergoing surgical resection for malignant astro- cytomas and was independent of the degree of disability, tumor grade, diabetes, prolonged dexamethasone use, or subsequent treatment modalities.
  • [MeSH-major] Ambulatory Care / trends. Astrocytoma / mortality. Astrocytoma / surgery. Brain Neoplasms / mortality. Brain Neoplasms / surgery. Hyperglycemia / mortality
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Aged. Craniotomy / adverse effects. Follow-Up Studies. Humans. Middle Aged. Neurosurgical Procedures / adverse effects. Retrospective Studies. Survival Rate / trends

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  • (PMID = 18797358.001).
  • [ISSN] 1524-4040
  • [Journal-full-title] Neurosurgery
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Neurosurgery
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Comparative Study; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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23. Sadones J, Michotte A, Veld P, Chaskis C, Sciot R, Menten J, Joossens EJ, Strauven T, D'Hondt LA, Sartenaer D, Califice SF, Bierau K, Svensson C, De Grève J, Neyns B: MGMT promoter hypermethylation correlates with a survival benefit from temozolomide in patients with recurrent anaplastic astrocytoma but not glioblastoma. Eur J Cancer; 2009 Jan;45(1):146-53
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  • [Title] MGMT promoter hypermethylation correlates with a survival benefit from temozolomide in patients with recurrent anaplastic astrocytoma but not glioblastoma.
  • AIMS: To investigate the correlation between O(6)-methylguanine-DNA-methyltransferase (MGMT) promoter methylation and benefit from temozolomide in patients with recurrent high-grade glioma.
  • RESULTS: A subgroup of 38 patients who were chemotherapy-naive at recurrence was analysed (22 glioblastoma, 12 anaplastic astrocytoma [AA] and 4 anaplastic oligoastrocytoma [AOA]); none had 1p/19q loss.
  • By Cox multivariate analysis, tumour grade and MGMT promoter methylation correlated with time to progression (p<0.05); MGMT promoter methylation correlated with superior overall survival in AA/AOA but not in glioblastoma.
  • [MeSH-major] Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating / therapeutic use. Astrocytoma / drug therapy. Brain Neoplasms / drug therapy. Dacarbazine / analogs & derivatives. O(6)-Methylguanine-DNA Methyltransferase / genetics. Promoter Regions, Genetic
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Aged. Aged, 80 and over. DNA Methylation. Female. Glioblastoma / drug therapy. Humans. Kaplan-Meier Estimate. Male. Middle Aged. Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / drug therapy. Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / mortality. Prognosis. Retrospective Studies. Survival Rate. Young Adult

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  • (PMID = 18945611.001).
  • [ISSN] 1879-0852
  • [Journal-full-title] European journal of cancer (Oxford, England : 1990)
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Eur. J. Cancer
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] England
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating; 7GR28W0FJI / Dacarbazine; 85622-93-1 / temozolomide; EC 2.1.1.63 / O(6)-Methylguanine-DNA Methyltransferase
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24. Callovini GM: Is it appropriate to redefine the indication for stereotactic brain biopsy in the MRI Era? Correlation with final histological diagnosis in supratentorial gliomas. Minim Invasive Neurosurg; 2008 Apr;51(2):109-13
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  • BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the advisability of modifying the indications for stereotactic brain biopsy (SBB) in high- and low-grade supratentorial glial tumors in correlation with the diagnostic accuracy of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
  • On the basis of the MRI findings the patients were divided into two groups: high-grade (n=107) and low-grade (n=67) gliomas.
  • In the group of high-grade gliomas (HGG) there was diagnostic coincidence in 87% of cases, reaching 100% in lesions of the corpus callosum.
  • In the group of low-grade gliomas (LGG) there was diagnostic coincidence in 63% (42 cases), whereas there was discordance in 30%: 10 cases were upgraded to anaplastic astrocytoma, and in 10 cases no tumors were observed at all.
  • Today, the indications for biopsy in lesions mimicking high-grade gliomas are mainly linked to the site of the tumor, coexisting differential diagnoses or more than one treatment option.
  • On the contrary, in lesions where MRI findings indicate low-grade gliomas, grading is crucial also in order to avoid treatment inappropriate in non-neoplastic lesions.
  • [MeSH-major] Astrocytoma / pathology. Brain / pathology. Glioma / pathology. Magnetic Resonance Imaging / standards. Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / pathology. Stereotaxic Techniques / standards. Supratentorial Neoplasms / pathology
  • [MeSH-minor] Adolescent. Adult. Aged. Child. Corpus Callosum / pathology. Corpus Callosum / radiography. Diagnosis, Differential. Diagnostic Errors / prevention & control. Female. Humans. Male. Middle Aged. Necrosis. Observer Variation. Predictive Value of Tests. Radiation Injuries / pathology. Radiation Injuries / radiography. Retrospective Studies. Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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  • (PMID = 18401825.001).
  • [ISSN] 0946-7211
  • [Journal-full-title] Minimally invasive neurosurgery : MIN
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Minim Invasive Neurosurg
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Germany
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25. Bäcklund LM, Nilsson BR, Liu L, Ichimura K, Collins VP: Mutations in Rb1 pathway-related genes are associated with poor prognosis in anaplastic astrocytomas. Br J Cancer; 2005 Jul 11;93(1):124-30
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  • [Title] Mutations in Rb1 pathway-related genes are associated with poor prognosis in anaplastic astrocytomas.
  • Anaplastic astrocytoma (AA, WHO grade III) is, second to Glioblastoma, the most common and most malignant type of adult CNS tumour.
  • The survival data on 37 carefully sampled AA was correlated with the results of a detailed analysis of the status of nine genes known to be involved in the development of astrocytic tumours.
  • [MeSH-major] Astrocytoma / pathology. Brain Neoplasms / pathology. Genes, Retinoblastoma. Mutation
  • [MeSH-minor] Adolescent. Adult. Aged. Child. Female. Humans. Male. Middle Aged. Prognosis


26. Ducray F, Dutertre G, Ricard D, Gontier E, Idbaih A, Massard C: [Advances in adults' gliomas biology, imaging and treatment]. Bull Cancer; 2010 Jan;97(1):17-36
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  • In anaplastic gliomas ongoing studies depend on 1p/19q codeletion status and in glioblastomas on MGMT methylation status.
  • Advanced brain tumor imaging elicits a better identification of gliomas evolutive potential of.
  • In low-grade gliomas, the importance of maximal resection and the role of chemotherapy are being increasingly recognized.
  • In anaplastic gliomas, phase III studies have clarified the respective roles of chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Astrocytoma / diagnosis. Astrocytoma / genetics. Astrocytoma / therapy. Combined Modality Therapy / methods. Diagnostic Imaging / methods. Humans. Oligodendroglioma / diagnosis. Oligodendroglioma / genetics. Oligodendroglioma / therapy. Receptor, Epidermal Growth Factor / antagonists & inhibitors. Receptors, Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor / antagonists & inhibitors

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  • (PMID = 20028650.001).
  • [ISSN] 1769-6917
  • [Journal-full-title] Bulletin du cancer
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Bull Cancer
  • [Language] fre
  • [Publication-type] English Abstract; Journal Article; Review
  • [Publication-country] France
  • [Chemical-registry-number] EC 2.7.10.1 / Receptor, Epidermal Growth Factor; EC 2.7.10.1 / Receptors, Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor
  • [Number-of-references] 166
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27. Maiti AK, Ghosh K, Chatterjee U, Chakrobarti S, Chatterjee S, Basu S: Epidermal growth factor receptor and proliferating cell nuclear antigen in astrocytomas. Neurol India; 2008 Oct-Dec;56(4):456-62
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  • AIMS: The involvement of various growth factors, growth factor receptors and proliferative markers in the molecular pathogenesis of astrocytic neoplasms are being studied extensively.
  • Since EGFR and proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) are involved in mitogenic signal transduction and cellular proliferation pathway, we have studied the correlation between the expression of EGFR and PCNA labeling index in astrocytic tumors.
  • MATERIALS AND METHODS: We investigated the immunohistochemical expression of EGFR and PCNA using the appropriate monoclonal antibodies in 40 cases of astrocytic tumors of which 21 cases were glioblastoma, eight cases were Grade III or anaplastic astrocytomas and six cases were Grade II or diffuse astrocytomas and five cases were Grade I or pilocytic astrocytomas.
  • RESULTS: Both the EGFR expression and PCNA labeling index increase with increasing grades of astrocytomas with a significantly high percentage of cells showing positive staining for both EGFR and PCNA in GBM and Grade III astrocytomas compared to Grade II astrocytomas.
  • The expression levels of both EGFR and PCNA were low in Grade I or pilocytic astrocytomas.
  • CONCLUSIONS: A significant correlation was found between EGFR overexpression and PCNA labeling index in Grade III and Grade II astrocytomas and glioblastoma.
  • These suggest that the tumor proliferation, at least in higher grades of astrocytomas is dependent in some measure on EGF and EGFR-related signaling pathways.
  • [MeSH-major] Astrocytoma / metabolism. Brain Neoplasms / metabolism. Proliferating Cell Nuclear Antigen / metabolism. Receptor, Epidermal Growth Factor / metabolism
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Aged. Female. Humans. Immunohistochemistry. Male. Middle Aged


28. Parafiniuk D, Jezewski D, Nowacki P: [Malignant astrocytoma as a recurrance of astrocytoma II WHO after 13 years. Case report and literature review]. Ann Acad Med Stetin; 2010;56(2):45-50
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  • [Title] [Malignant astrocytoma as a recurrance of astrocytoma II WHO after 13 years. Case report and literature review].
  • Astrocytomas--neroepithelial originated tumors that belong to the big, differential group of tumors, which derive from astrocytic glial.
  • They include slow growing tumors such as fibillary astrocytoma or very malignant glioblastoma multiforme.
  • The case which is being presented is of a forty nine year old woman operated in July 1997 because of a protoplasmic astrocytoma II WHO in the left frontal lobe.
  • Due to this adverse event MRI was ordered and suspicion of tumor recurrence was put forward.
  • Histopathology identified anaplastic astrocytoma III WHO.
  • According to literature, the factors regarding remission time, tumor malignancy and therapeutic aim were analyzed.
  • [MeSH-major] Brain Neoplasms / radiotherapy. Brain Neoplasms / surgery. Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / diagnosis
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Astrocytoma. Female. Frontal Lobe. Humans. Reoperation. Seizures / etiology

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  • (PMID = 21473001.001).
  • [ISSN] 1427-440X
  • [Journal-full-title] Annales Academiae Medicae Stetinensis
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Ann Acad Med Stetin
  • [Language] pol
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; English Abstract; Journal Article; Review
  • [Publication-country] Poland
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29. Buckner JC, O'Fallon JR, Dinapoli RP, Schomberg PJ, Farr G, Schaefer P, Giannini C, Scheithauer BW, Ballman KV: Prognosis in patients with anaplastic oligoastrocytoma is associated with histologic grade. J Neurooncol; 2007 Sep;84(3):279-86
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  • [Title] Prognosis in patients with anaplastic oligoastrocytoma is associated with histologic grade.
  • BACKGROUND: Anaplastic oligoastrocytomas (AOA) are relatively uncommon high-grade gliomas.
  • METHODS: Between 1980 and 1999, Mayo Clinic and the NCCTG conducted 10 trials of radiation therapy and chemotherapy in adults with newly-diagnosed high-grade gliomas.
  • We grouped patients by cell type and grade, compared survival distributions by the log-rank statistic, and performed multiple variable analyses.
  • RESULTS: Of 1368 patients, 68 (5%) had AOA, including 21 Grade 3 (OA3) and 47 grade 4 (OA4), 153 (11%) had anaplastic astrocytoma (AA), and 1147 (84%) had glioblastoma multiforme (GBM).
  • CONCLUSIONS: Patients with anaplastic oligoastrocytoma have distinct outcomes based upon grade (OA3 vs. OA4) and in comparison with pure astrocytoma (AA or GBM).
  • Future trials which include more than one histologic entity need to report results by cell type and grade and account for the varying prognoses in interpreting treatment outcomes.
  • [MeSH-major] Astrocytoma / mortality. Astrocytoma / pathology. Brain Neoplasms / mortality. Brain Neoplasms / pathology
  • [MeSH-minor] Adolescent. Adult. Aged. Aged, 80 and over. Clinical Trials as Topic. Female. Humans. Kaplan-Meier Estimate. Male. Middle Aged. Prognosis

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  • [ISSN] 0167-594X
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of neuro-oncology
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30. Kumar R, Kamdar D, Madden L, Hills C, Crooks D, O'Brien D, Greenman J: Th1/Th2 cytokine imbalance in meningioma, anaplastic astrocytoma and glioblastoma multiforme patients. Oncol Rep; 2006 Jun;15(6):1513-6
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  • [Title] Th1/Th2 cytokine imbalance in meningioma, anaplastic astrocytoma and glioblastoma multiforme patients.
  • Patients were divided into various groups depending on their histological diagnosis: meningioma (n=11), anaplastic astrocytoma (n=4) and glioblastoma multiforme (GBM; n=46).
  • Significant reduction in serum IL-12 was seen in all groups as compared with the controls: meningioma, p=0.03; anaplastic astrocytoma, p<0.001; and GBM, p<0.001.
  • Conversely, serum IL-10 was significantly increased in anaplastic astrocytoma, p=0.02, and GBM, p=0.03.
  • [MeSH-major] Astrocytoma / immunology. Brain Neoplasms / immunology. Glioblastoma / immunology. Interleukin-10 / blood. Interleukin-12 / blood. Meningioma / immunology. Th1 Cells / immunology. Th2 Cells / immunology
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Aged. Cohort Studies. Female. Humans. Male. Middle Aged


31. Garcia-Navarrete R, Garcia E, Arrieta O, Sotelo J: Hepatocyte growth factor in cerebrospinal fluid is associated with mortality and recurrence of glioblastoma, and could be of prognostic value. J Neurooncol; 2010 May;97(3):347-51
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  • Malignant gliomas--glioblastoma multiforme and anaplastic astrocytoma--are among the most fatal forms of cancer in humans.
  • It has been suggested that hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) is a reliable predictor of glioma malignancy; amounts of HGF are directly related to cellular proliferation, angiogenesis, low apoptotic rate, and poor prognosis (WHO III and IV).
  • We measured the HGF content of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from patients with malignant glioma glioblastoma multiforme (WHO IV; n = 14), anaplastic astrocytoma (WHO III; n = 4), and meningioma (WHO I; n = 9), and from control subjects (n = 25), and found a high concentration of HGF in patients with malignant glioma.
  • However, CSF concentrations from glioblastoma multiforme and anaplastic astrocytoma patients were not statistically significantly different (893 +/- 157 vs. 728 +/- 61, respectively; P > 0.01).
  • CSF concentrations of HGF higher than 500 pg/ml were associated with increased mortality whereas values higher than 850 pg/ml were associated with a brief tumor-free period after surgery (9 +/- 0.6 vs. 6 +/- 0.6 months, respectively, P < 0.001).
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Analysis of Variance. Female. Humans. Kaplan-Meier Estimate. Male. Middle Aged

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  • [ISSN] 1573-7373
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of neuro-oncology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J. Neurooncol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
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32. Uematsu M, Ohsawa I, Aokage T, Nishimaki K, Matsumoto K, Takahashi H, Asoh S, Teramoto A, Ohta S: Prognostic significance of the immunohistochemical index of survivin in glioma: a comparative study with the MIB-1 index. J Neurooncol; 2005 May;72(3):231-8
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  • METHODS: We prepared polyclonal anti-survivin serum to establish a survivin index for stained sections, using an immunohistochemical procedure, according to the method used for scoring MIB-1 index, and then stained 29 paraffin-embedded sections from surgical specimens of 29 patients who were classified into three grades of World Health Organization with the mean age of low grade astocytoma (grade II) being 34.7; anaplastic astrocytoma (grade III), 48.8; and glioblastoma multiform (grade IV), 58.4.
  • The mean percentage of immunoreactive cells in each specimen was 70.0 (SD 18.2) in grade II, 81.3 (16.5) in grade III, and 85.0 (13.6) in grade IV.
  • Then we compared the survivin index to the MIB-1 index and found that in low-grade gliomas (grade II and III), the difference in survival times between the high and low survivin indexes was significant (P=0.007), whereas that between the high and low MIB-1 indexes was not significant (P=0.092).
  • ONCLUSION: Survivin is more sensitive marker than MIB-1 for the evaluation of low-grade gliomas in that it helps to predict patient survival.
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Aged. Aged, 80 and over. Antibodies / analysis. Biomarkers, Tumor. Blotting, Western. Child. DNA, Complementary / genetics. Disease Progression. Female. Humans. Immunohistochemistry. Inhibitor of Apoptosis Proteins. Male. Middle Aged. Neoplasm Proteins. Prognosis. Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction. Survival Analysis. Treatment Outcome. Tumor Cells, Cultured

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  • [ISSN] 0167-594X
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of neuro-oncology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J. Neurooncol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Comparative Study; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Antibodies; 0 / BIRC5 protein, human; 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor; 0 / DNA, Complementary; 0 / Inhibitor of Apoptosis Proteins; 0 / Ki-67 Antigen; 0 / Microtubule-Associated Proteins; 0 / Neoplasm Proteins
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33. Balzarotti M, Fontana F, Marras C, Boiardi A, Croci D, Ciusani E, Salmaggi A: In vitro study of low molecular weight heparin effect on cell growth and cell invasion in primary cell cultures of high-grade gliomas. Oncol Res; 2006;16(5):245-50
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  • [Title] In vitro study of low molecular weight heparin effect on cell growth and cell invasion in primary cell cultures of high-grade gliomas.
  • In the last years results of preclinical and clinical studies have suggested that LMWH may be able to inhibit cell growth, cell invasion, and angiogenesis, which are key mechanisms involved in tumor progression, possibly influencing favorable clinical outcome in at least a proportion of cancer patients.
  • In this work we investigated the effect of LMWH (enoxaparin) on cell growth and cell invasion in primary cell cultures obtained from high-grade glioma specimens: 5 anaplastic astrocytoma (AA) and 13 glioblastoma multiforme (GBM).
  • A significant decrease in tumor cell growth was observed after treatment with 10 U/ml (-21%; p = 0.001) and 100 U/ml (-26%; p < 0.001); tumor cells from AA (grade III;.
  • WHO) were more affected by LMWH treatment compared to cell lines from GBM (grade IV; WHO).
  • In conclusion, our results confirm the antineoplastic effect of LMWH, suggesting a potential direct role on tumor cell growth in high grade gliomas.
  • [MeSH-minor] Adolescent. Adult. Aged. Apoptosis / drug effects. Dose-Response Relationship, Drug. Drug Screening Assays, Antitumor. Female. Flow Cytometry. Gene Expression Regulation, Neoplastic / drug effects. Gene Expression Regulation, Neoplastic / genetics. Humans. Male. Middle Aged. Molecular Weight. Neoplasm Invasiveness. Receptor, PAR-1 / biosynthesis. Receptor, PAR-1 / drug effects. Receptor, PAR-1 / genetics. Sensitivity and Specificity. Structure-Activity Relationship. Tumor Cells, Cultured

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  • (PMID = 17294805.001).
  • [ISSN] 0965-0407
  • [Journal-full-title] Oncology research
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Oncol. Res.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Enoxaparin; 0 / Receptor, PAR-1
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34. Zhang L, Yamane T, Satoh E, Amagasaki K, Kawataki T, Asahara T, Furuya K, Nukui H, Naganuma H: Establishment and partial characterization of five malignant glioma cell lines. Neuropathology; 2005 Jun;25(2):136-43
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  • Five malignant glioma cell lines (YMG1, 2, 3, 4, and 5) were established from surgical specimens obtained from patients with glioblastoma or anaplastic astrocytoma, and these lines were partially characterized.
  • Immunohistochemical studies revealed that the patterns of p53 and EGFR expressions in the original tumor tissues were mostly correlated with those in the malignant glioma cell lines.
  • These results suggest that the characteristics of p53 and EGFR expression in the malignant glioma cell lines were passed over from the original tumor tissues.
  • These newly established malignant glioma cell lines can be used for further analysis of the mechanisms of tumor growth and progression.
  • [MeSH-major] Biomarkers, Tumor / analysis. Brain Neoplasms / metabolism. Cell Line, Tumor. Gene Expression. Glioma / metabolism
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Aged. Blotting, Western. Cell Cycle Proteins / biosynthesis. Cyclin-Dependent Kinase 4. Cyclin-Dependent Kinase Inhibitor p15. Cyclin-Dependent Kinase Inhibitor p16 / biosynthesis. Cyclin-Dependent Kinases / biosynthesis. Female. Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein / biosynthesis. Humans. Immunohistochemistry. In Situ Hybridization, Fluorescence. Male. Middle Aged. Proto-Oncogene Proteins / biosynthesis. Receptor, Epidermal Growth Factor / biosynthesis. S100 Proteins / biosynthesis. Tumor Suppressor Protein p53 / biosynthesis. Tumor Suppressor Proteins / biosynthesis

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  • (PMID = 15875906.001).
  • [ISSN] 0919-6544
  • [Journal-full-title] Neuropathology : official journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Neuropathology
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Australia
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor; 0 / CDKN2B protein, human; 0 / Cell Cycle Proteins; 0 / Cyclin-Dependent Kinase Inhibitor p15; 0 / Cyclin-Dependent Kinase Inhibitor p16; 0 / Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein; 0 / Proto-Oncogene Proteins; 0 / S100 Proteins; 0 / Tumor Suppressor Protein p53; 0 / Tumor Suppressor Proteins; EC 2.7.10.1 / Receptor, Epidermal Growth Factor; EC 2.7.11.22 / CDK4 protein, human; EC 2.7.11.22 / Cyclin-Dependent Kinase 4; EC 2.7.11.22 / Cyclin-Dependent Kinases
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35. Pogoda JM, Preston-Martin S, Howe G, Lubin F, Mueller BA, Holly EA, Filippini G, Peris-Bonet R, McCredie MR, Cordier S, Choi W: An international case-control study of maternal diet during pregnancy and childhood brain tumor risk: a histology-specific analysis by food group. Ann Epidemiol; 2009 Mar;19(3):148-60
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  • [Title] An international case-control study of maternal diet during pregnancy and childhood brain tumor risk: a histology-specific analysis by food group.
  • The cured meat association was specific to astrocytomas (odds ratio [OR] range=1.8-2.5 across astrocytoma subtypes for 4th vs. 1st quartile of consumption, p trends <or= 0.03) and ependymomas (OR, 2.0; 95% confidence interval (CI), 0.4-2.9 for 4th vs. 1(st) quartile; p trend=0.03) and was similar in magnitude to previously reported ORs relating maternal cured meat consumption to increased astroglial risk.
  • Other histology-specific associations were decreased risk of anaplastic astrocytomas from cruciferous vegetables (OR, 0.4; 95% CI, 0.3-0.7 for 4th vs. 1st quartile; p trend<0.0001), decreased risk of astroglial tumors from fresh fish (OR, 0.6; 95% CI, 0.5-0.9 for 4th vs. 1st quartile; p trend=0.008), and increased risk of medulloblastoma from oil products (OR, 1.5; 95% CI, 1.0-2.2 for 4th vs. 1(st) quartile; p trend=0.005).
  • CONCLUSIONS: These results suggest the need for dietary analysis not only by brain tumor histology, but also by specific foods within a broad food group.

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  • [ISSN] 1873-2585
  • [Journal-full-title] Annals of epidemiology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Ann Epidemiol
  • [Language] ENG
  • [Grant] United States / NIEHS NIH HHS / ES / P30 ES007048; United States / NCI NIH HHS / CA / P01 CA017054-30; United States / NCI NIH HHS / PC / N01 PC035139; United States / NCI NIH HHS / CA / CA47082; United States / NIEHS NIH HHS / ES / P30 ES007048-029003; United States / NCI NIH HHS / CA / CA47081; United States / NCI NIH HHS / CA / CA17054; United States / NCI NIH HHS / CN / N01-CN-05230; United States / NIEHS NIH HHS / ES / ES007048-029003; United States / NCI NIH HHS / CN / N01-CN-25403; United States / NCI NIH HHS / CA / P01 CA017054; United States / NCI NIH HHS / CA / N01 CN025403; United States / NCI NIH HHS / CN / N01 CN005230; United States / NIEHS NIH HHS / ES / 5P30 ES07048
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Nitroso Compounds
  • [Other-IDs] NLM/ NIHMS98974; NLM/ PMC2832584
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36. Tehrani M, Friedman TM, Olson JJ, Brat DJ: Intravascular thrombosis in central nervous system malignancies: a potential role in astrocytoma progression to glioblastoma. Brain Pathol; 2008 Apr;18(2):164-71
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  • [Title] Intravascular thrombosis in central nervous system malignancies: a potential role in astrocytoma progression to glioblastoma.
  • Intravascular thrombosis is a frequent finding in glioblastoma [GBM; World Health Organization (WHO) grade IV] specimens and could potentially be involved in astrocytoma progression to GBM or represent a surrogate marker of GBM histology.
  • We investigated whether intravascular thrombosis was more frequent or prominent in GBM than other central nervous system (CNS) malignancies and considered its prognostic significance in anaplastic astrocytoma (AA; WHO grade III), which lacks necrosis.
  • Histologic sections were examined for thrombosis, necrosis and microvascular hyperplasia from each of 297 CNS tumors, including 103 GBMs, 46 AAs, 20 diffuse astrocytoma (DAs; WHO grade II), eight anaplastic oligodendrogliomas (AOs; WHO grade III), 20 oligodendrogliomas (ODs; WHO grade II), 49 metastatic carcinomas (METs), 31 primary central nervous system lymphomas (PCNSLs) and 20 medulloblastomas (MBs).

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  • (PMID = 18093251.001).
  • [ISSN] 1015-6305
  • [Journal-full-title] Brain pathology (Zurich, Switzerland)
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Brain Pathol.
  • [Language] ENG
  • [Grant] United States / NINDS NIH HHS / NS / NS053727-01; United States / NINDS NIH HHS / NS / R01 NS053727; United States / NINDS NIH HHS / NS / NS053727; United States / NINDS NIH HHS / NS / R01 NS053727-01
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • [Publication-country] Switzerland
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37. Volavsek M, Lamovec J, Popović M: Extraneural metastases of anaplastic oligodendroglial tumors. Pathol Res Pract; 2009;205(7):502-7
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  • [Title] Extraneural metastases of anaplastic oligodendroglial tumors.
  • According to the literature, they tend to appear in glioblastoma patients, but are exceptionally rare in anaplastic oligodendroglioma.
  • We report on an anaplastic oligodendroglioma and an anaplastic oligoastrocytoma that metastasized to cervical lymph nodes and bones.
  • Fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) of the cervical lymph node prior to neck dissection suggested a possible metastatic primitive neuroepithelial tumor.
  • In the second case, metastases to the sacrum and femur developed after surgery for a recurrent anaplastic oligoastrocytoma.
  • Our two cases reconfirm a rare but definite ability not only of glioblastoma but also of anaplastic oligodendroglioma, namely to metastasize to extraneural sites.
  • It is important to bear this in mind, particularly in cases when the history of primary brain tumor is unavailable.
  • [MeSH-major] Astrocytoma / secondary. Brain Neoplasms / pathology. Femoral Neoplasms / secondary. Neoplasm Recurrence, Local. Oligodendroglia / pathology. Oligodendroglioma / secondary. Sacrum / pathology. Spinal Neoplasms / secondary
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols. Chemotherapy, Adjuvant. Cranial Irradiation. Craniotomy. Fatal Outcome. Female. Humans. Lymphatic Metastasis. Middle Aged. Radiotherapy, Adjuvant. Treatment Outcome

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  • (PMID = 19410385.001).
  • [ISSN] 1618-0631
  • [Journal-full-title] Pathology, research and practice
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Pathol. Res. Pract.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Germany
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38. Dutta D, Vanere P, Gupta T, Munshi A, Jalali R: Factors influencing activities of daily living using FIM-FAM scoring system before starting adjuvant treatment in patients with brain tumors: results from a prospective study. J Neurooncol; 2009 Aug;94(1):103-10
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  • BACKGROUND: Patients with brain tumors have varied degree of functional and psychological impairments because of factors relating to the tumor or to the treatment they receive.
  • MATERIAL AND METHOD: From August 2007 to April 2008, 150 consecutive adult (>18 years) primary brain tumor patients (median age 40 years; male 88, female 62) registered in a general out-patient neuro-oncology clinic were accrued and detailed data were recorded.
  • Seventy percent had malignant tumor (66% high-grade and 34% low-grade; 70% intra-axial).
  • Glioblastoma (GBM) (23.3%), anaplastic astrocytoma (AA) (18.7%), and diffuse fibrillary astrocytoma (18.7%) were the commonest histologic subtypes.
  • Univariate analysis showed total FIM-FAM scores not significantly different with age (< or =35 years vs. >35 years; P = 0.994), sex (male versus female; P = 0.133), and grade of the tumor (high-grade versus low-grade; P = 0.142) but were significantly higher in patients with a Karnofsky performance score (KPS) of > or =70 as compared with <70 (P = 0.001), neurological performance scale (NPS) of 0 or 1 vs. 2 or 3; P = 0.001), disease type (benign versus malignant; P = 0.001), and site of disease (cerebral versus cerebellar; P = 0.024).
  • A trend for correlation between tumor sites with the corresponding function as assesses on the FIM-FAM score was observed.
  • There is strong correlation with age, type of tumor, and site of disease with different functional and cognitive domain impairment.
  • [MeSH-minor] Adolescent. Adult. Age Factors. Analysis of Variance. Female. Humans. Male. Middle Aged. Prospective Studies. Psychometrics. Retrospective Studies. Severity of Illness Index. Young Adult

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  • [ISSN] 1573-7373
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of neuro-oncology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J. Neurooncol.
  • [Language] eng
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39. Kikuchi T, Kumabe T, Higano S, Watanabe M, Tominaga T: Minimum apparent diffusion coefficient for the differential diagnosis of ganglioglioma. Neurol Res; 2009 Dec;31(10):1102-7
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  • The minimum ADC (minADC) of each tumor was pre-operatively determined from several regions of interest.
  • The minADC of ganglioglioma was compared with that of low- or high-grade astrocytomas (astrocytoma, anaplastic astrocytoma and glioblastoma).
  • Tumor cellularity of gangliogliomas was compared with the minADC.
  • RESULTS: The mean minADC of the gangliogliomas (1.45 +/- 0.20 x 10(-3) mm(2)/s) was significantly higher than that of the low- or high-grade astrocytomas.
  • Tumor cellularity of ganglioglioma was inversely correlated with the minADC value.
  • DISCUSSION: The minADC value reflects in the low tumor cellularity of gangliogliomas and may provide a method for the differential diagnosis of ganglioglioma.
  • [MeSH-minor] Adolescent. Adult. Aged. Astrocytoma / diagnosis. Astrocytoma / pathology. Brain / pathology. Diagnosis, Differential. Female. Humans. Image Processing, Computer-Assisted. Male. Middle Aged

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  • (PMID = 19138470.001).
  • [ISSN] 1743-1328
  • [Journal-full-title] Neurological research
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Neurol. Res.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] England
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40. Comincini S, Ferrara V, Arias A, Malovini A, Azzalin A, Ferretti L, Benericetti E, Cardarelli M, Gerosa M, Passarin MG, Turazzi S, Bellazzi R: Diagnostic value of PRND gene expression profiles in astrocytomas: relationship to tumor grades of malignancy. Oncol Rep; 2007 May;17(5):989-96
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  • [Title] Diagnostic value of PRND gene expression profiles in astrocytomas: relationship to tumor grades of malignancy.
  • It is abundant in testis and, unlike PRNP, it is expressed at low levels in the adult central nervous system (CNS).
  • Recently, ectopic expression of doppel was found in two different tumor types, specifically in glial and haematological cancers.
  • In order to address clinical important issues, PRND mRNA expression was investigated in a panel of 111 astrocytoma tissue samples, histologically classified according to the World Health Organization (WHO) criteria (6 grade I pilocytic astrocytomas, 15 grade II low-grade astrocytomas, 26 grade III anaplastic astrocytomas and 64 grade IV glioblastoma multiforme).
  • Real-time PRND gene expression profiling, after normalisation with GAPDH, revealed large differences between low (WHO I and II) and high grade (III and IV) of malignancy (P<0.001).
  • Extensive differences in PRND gene expression were also found within each grade of malignancy, suggesting that PRND mRNA quantitation might be useful to distinguish astrocytoma subtypes, and important in disease stratification and in the assessment of specific treatment strategies.
  • [MeSH-major] Astrocytoma / genetics. Brain Neoplasms / genetics. Prions / biosynthesis
  • [MeSH-minor] Adolescent. Adult. Aged. Aged, 80 and over. Algorithms. Child. Cluster Analysis. Female. GPI-Linked Proteins. Gene Expression Profiling. Glioblastoma / genetics. Glioblastoma / metabolism. Glioblastoma / pathology. Humans. Male. Middle Aged. Prognosis

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  • (PMID = 17390034.001).
  • [ISSN] 1021-335X
  • [Journal-full-title] Oncology reports
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Oncol. Rep.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] Greece
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / GPI-Linked Proteins; 0 / PRND protein, human; 0 / Prions
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41. Fayed N, Modrego PJ: The contribution of magnetic resonance spectroscopy and echoplanar perfusion-weighted MRI in the initial assessment of brain tumours. J Neurooncol; 2005 May;72(3):261-5
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  • We included 55 patients diagnosed with single brain tumour by CT and MRI, and final histopathological verification of the tumour type: 25 were low-grade gliomas, 8 anaplastic gliomas, 11 glioblastomas, and 11 solitary metastases.
  • In MRS, we found significant differences in Choline/Creatine ratios in relation to the tumour type with the highest values in high-grade gliomas and metastases.
  • The mean rCBV was 1.24 for benign tumours and 1.5 for the malignant ones(1.24 for low-grade gliomas, 1.91 for anaplastic gliomas, 1.03 for glioblastomas, and 1.57 for metastases).
  • [MeSH-minor] Adolescent. Adult. Aged. Astrocytoma / chemistry. Astrocytoma / diagnosis. Astrocytoma / pathology. Blood Volume / physiology. Child. Child, Preschool. Choline / metabolism. Creatine / metabolism. Creatinine / metabolism. Female. Glioma / chemistry. Glioma / diagnosis. Glioma / pathology. Humans. Lactates / metabolism. Male. Middle Aged. Neoplasm Metastasis / diagnosis. ROC Curve. Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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  • [ISSN] 0167-594X
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of neuro-oncology
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42. Inagawa H, Ishizawa K, Hirose T: Qualitative and quantitative analysis of cytologic assessment of astrocytoma, oligodendroglioma and oligoastrocytoma. Acta Cytol; 2007 Nov-Dec;51(6):900-6
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  • [Title] Qualitative and quantitative analysis of cytologic assessment of astrocytoma, oligodendroglioma and oligoastrocytoma.
  • OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the usefulness of intraoperative cytology for differential diagnoses of astrocytoma, oligodendroglioma and oligoastrocytoma.
  • In addition, we attempted a computer-assisted image analysis of tumor cell nuclei and compared the results with qualitative observations.
  • In both tumors of a higher grade, anaplastic large nuclei and proliferating endothelial cells were noted.
  • CONCLUSION; Cytologic evaluation using touch or squash preparations is of great help for intraoperative differential diagnosis of astrocytoma, oligodendroglioma and oligoastrocytoma.
  • [MeSH-major] Astrocytoma / diagnosis. Brain Neoplasms / diagnosis. Cytodiagnosis / methods. Oligodendroglioma / diagnosis
  • [MeSH-minor] Adolescent. Adult. Aged. Aged, 80 and over. Cell Count. Cell Nucleus / pathology. Child. Child, Preschool. Cytoplasm / pathology. Diagnosis, Differential. Female. Humans. Image Processing, Computer-Assisted. Intraoperative Period. Male. Middle Aged


43. Calli C, Kitis O, Yunten N, Yurtseven T, Islekel S, Akalin T: Perfusion and diffusion MR imaging in enhancing malignant cerebral tumors. Eur J Radiol; 2006 Jun;58(3):394-403
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  • OBJECTIVE: Common contrast-enhancing malignant tumors of the brain are glioblastoma multiforme (GBMs), anaplastic astrocytomas (AAs), metastases, and lymphomas, all of which have sometimes similar conventional MRI findings.
  • Minimum ADC values (ADC(min)) of each tumor was later calculated from ADC map images.
  • PWI was applied using dynamic susceptibility contrast technique and maximum relative cerebral blood volume (rCBV(max)) was calculated from each tumor, given in ratio with contralateral normal white matter.
  • [MeSH-major] Astrocytoma / diagnosis. Brain Neoplasms / diagnosis. Diffusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods. Glioblastoma / diagnosis. Image Enhancement / methods. Lymphoma / diagnosis. Magnetic Resonance Angiography / methods
  • [MeSH-minor] Adolescent. Adult. Aged. Blood Volume / physiology. Cerebrovascular Circulation / physiology. Child. Contrast Media / administration & dosage. Female. Humans. Male. Middle Aged

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  • (PMID = 16527438.001).
  • [ISSN] 0720-048X
  • [Journal-full-title] European journal of radiology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Eur J Radiol
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Clinical Trial; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Ireland
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Contrast Media
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44. Reardon DA, Quinn JA, Vredenburgh J, Rich JN, Gururangan S, Badruddoja M, Herndon JE 2nd, Dowell JM, Friedman AH, Friedman HS: Phase II trial of irinotecan plus celecoxib in adults with recurrent malignant glioma. Cancer; 2005 Jan 15;103(2):329-38
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  • RESULTS: Thirty-four of the 37 patients enrolled in the current study (92%) were diagnosed with recurrent GBM and 3 patients (8%) were diagnosed with recurrent anaplastic astrocytoma (AA).
  • Hematologic toxicities of >/= Grade 3 (according the second version of the Common Toxicity Criteria of the National Cancer Institute) reportedly complicated 8.6% of treatment courses.
  • Grade 3 diarrhea, the most commonly reported nonhematologic toxicity, occurred with equal frequency (8%), regardless of whether the patient was receiving EIAED.
  • [MeSH-major] Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / administration & dosage. Brain Neoplasms / drug therapy. Camptothecin / administration & dosage. Camptothecin / analogs & derivatives. Glioma / drug therapy. Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / drug therapy. Pyrazoles / administration & dosage. Sulfonamides / administration & dosage
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Aged. Biological Availability. Celecoxib. Confidence Intervals. Dose-Response Relationship, Drug. Drug Administration Schedule. Female. Follow-Up Studies. Humans. Infusions, Intravenous. Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Male. Maximum Tolerated Dose. Middle Aged. Neoplasm Staging. Probability. Risk Assessment. Statistics, Nonparametric. Survival Analysis. Treatment Outcome

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  • (PMID = 15558802.001).
  • [ISSN] 0008-543X
  • [Journal-full-title] Cancer
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Cancer
  • [Language] eng
  • [Grant] United States / NCI NIH HHS / CA / 1 P20 CA096890; United States / NCI NIH HHS / CA / CA11898; United States / NCRR NIH HHS / RR / M01 RR 30; United States / NINDS NIH HHS / NS / NS20023
  • [Publication-type] Clinical Trial; Clinical Trial, Phase II; Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Pyrazoles; 0 / Sulfonamides; 7673326042 / irinotecan; JCX84Q7J1L / Celecoxib; XT3Z54Z28A / Camptothecin
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45. Zalutsky MR, Reardon DA, Akabani G, Coleman RE, Friedman AH, Friedman HS, McLendon RE, Wong TZ, Bigner DD: Clinical experience with alpha-particle emitting 211At: treatment of recurrent brain tumor patients with 211At-labeled chimeric antitenascin monoclonal antibody 81C6. J Nucl Med; 2008 Jan;49(1):30-8
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  • [Title] Clinical experience with alpha-particle emitting 211At: treatment of recurrent brain tumor patients with 211At-labeled chimeric antitenascin monoclonal antibody 81C6.
  • alpha-Particle-emitting radionuclides, such as (211)At, with a 7.2-h half-life, may be optimally suited for the molecularly targeted radiotherapy of strategically sensitive tumor sites, such as those in the central nervous system.
  • Because of the much shorter range and more potent cytotoxicity of alpha-particles than of beta-particles, (211)At-labeled agents may be ideal for the eradication of tumor cells remaining after surgical debulking of malignant brain tumors.
  • Six patients experienced grade 2 neurotoxicity within 6 wk of (211)At-ch81C6 administration; this neurotoxicity resolved fully in all but 1 patient.
  • No toxicities of grade 3 or higher were attributable to the treatment.
  • The median survival times for all patients, those with glioblastoma multiforme, and those with anaplastic astrocytoma or oligodendroglioma were 54, 52, and 116 wk, respectively.

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  • (PMID = 18077533.001).
  • [ISSN] 0161-5505
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J. Nucl. Med.
  • [Language] ENG
  • [Grant] United States / NCI NIH HHS / CA / P50 CA108786; United States / NINDS NIH HHS / NS / NS20023; United States / NINDS NIH HHS / NS / P50 NS020023; United States / NCI NIH HHS / CA / R01 CA042324; United States / NINDS NIH HHS / NS / P50 NS020023-268624; United States / NCI NIH HHS / CA / CA014236-35S59008; United States / NCI NIH HHS / CA / CA108786; United States / NCI NIH HHS / CA / CA42324; United States / NCI NIH HHS / CA / CA11898; United States / NCRR NIH HHS / RR / M01 RR30; United States / NINDS NIH HHS / NS / NS020023-268624; United States / NCI NIH HHS / CA / R37 CA042324; United States / NCI NIH HHS / CA / P30 CA014236; United States / NCI NIH HHS / CA / R37 CA042324-23; United States / NCI NIH HHS / CA / P30 CA014236-35S59008; United States / NCI NIH HHS / CA / R37 CA011898
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Antibodies, Monoclonal; 0 / Radioisotopes; 0 / Radiopharmaceuticals; 0 / Tenascin; XI595HAL7H / Astatine
  • [Other-IDs] NLM/ NIHMS180689; NLM/ PMC2832604
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46. Brandes AA, Nicolardi L, Tosoni A, Gardiman M, Iuzzolino P, Ghimenton C, Reni M, Rotilio A, Sotti G, Ermani M: Survival following adjuvant PCV or temozolomide for anaplastic astrocytoma. Neuro Oncol; 2006 Jul;8(3):253-60
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  • [Title] Survival following adjuvant PCV or temozolomide for anaplastic astrocytoma.
  • We compared survival in patients with anaplastic astrocytoma (AA) treated with adjuvant procarbazine, lomustine, and vincristine (PCV) with survival in patients treated with temozolomide.
  • [MeSH-major] Adjuvants, Pharmaceutic / administration & dosage. Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / administration & dosage. Astrocytoma / drug therapy. Astrocytoma / mortality. Dacarbazine / analogs & derivatives
  • [MeSH-minor] Adolescent. Adult. Aged. Female. Humans. Lomustine / administration & dosage. Male. Middle Aged. Procarbazine / administration & dosage. Retrospective Studies. Survival Rate. Vincristine / administration & dosage

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  • (PMID = 16723632.001).
  • [ISSN] 1522-8517
  • [Journal-full-title] Neuro-oncology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Neuro-oncology
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Adjuvants, Pharmaceutic; 35S93Y190K / Procarbazine; 5J49Q6B70F / Vincristine; 7BRF0Z81KG / Lomustine; 7GR28W0FJI / Dacarbazine; 85622-93-1 / temozolomide; PCV protocol
  • [Other-IDs] NLM/ PMC1871946
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47. Chamberlain MC, Wei-Tsao DD, Blumenthal DT, Glantz MJ: Salvage chemotherapy with CPT-11 for recurrent temozolomide-refractory anaplastic astrocytoma. Cancer; 2008 May 1;112(9):2038-45
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  • [Title] Salvage chemotherapy with CPT-11 for recurrent temozolomide-refractory anaplastic astrocytoma.
  • BACKGROUND: The primary objective of this prospective phase 2 study of CPT-11 in adult patients with recurrent temozolomide-refractory anaplastic astrocytoma (AA) was to evaluate 6-month progression-free survival (PFS).
  • The median time to tumor progression was 4.1 month.
  • CONCLUSIONS: CPT-11 demonstrated modest efficacy with acceptable toxicity in this cohort of adult patients with recurrent AA, all of whom had failed on prior temozolomide chemotherapy.
  • [MeSH-major] Antineoplastic Agents / therapeutic use. Astrocytoma / drug therapy. Brain Neoplasms / drug therapy. Camptothecin / analogs & derivatives. Dacarbazine / analogs & derivatives. Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / drug therapy. Salvage Therapy / methods
  • [MeSH-minor] Adolescent. Adult. Female. Humans. Male. Middle Aged. Prospective Studies

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  • (PMID = 18361434.001).
  • [ISSN] 0008-543X
  • [Journal-full-title] Cancer
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Cancer
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Clinical Trial, Phase II; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Antineoplastic Agents; 7673326042 / irinotecan; 7GR28W0FJI / Dacarbazine; 85622-93-1 / temozolomide; XT3Z54Z28A / Camptothecin
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48. Hughes MA, Parisi M, Grossman S, Kleinberg L: Primary brain tumors treated with steroids and radiotherapy: low CD4 counts and risk of infection. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys; 2005 Aug 1;62(5):1423-6
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  • METHODS AND MATERIALS: CD4 counts were measured during RT in 70 of 76 consecutive patients with newly diagnosed Grade III and IV astrocytoma and anaplastic oligodendroglioma treated with corticosteroids and seen at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Aged. Aged, 80 and over. CD4 Lymphocyte Count. Combined Modality Therapy. Female. Glioblastoma / drug therapy. Glioblastoma / immunology. Glioblastoma / radiotherapy. Humans. Infection. Male. Middle Aged. Radiotherapy, Conformal

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  • (PMID = 16029802.001).
  • [ISSN] 0360-3016
  • [Journal-full-title] International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Int. J. Radiat. Oncol. Biol. Phys.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Adrenal Cortex Hormones
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49. De Sio L, Milano GM, Castellano A, Jenkner A, Fidani P, Dominici C, Donfrancesco A: Temozolomide in resistant or relapsed pediatric solid tumors. Pediatr Blood Cancer; 2006 Jul;47(1):30-6
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  • Tumor types were: neuroblastoma (NB; n = 17), medulloblastoma (MB; 8), brain stem glioma (BSG; 8), extraosseous Ewing's sarcoma/peripheral neuroectodermal tumor (EOES; 4), Ewing's sarcoma (ES; 4), anaplastic astrocytoma (AA; 3), rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS; 2), ependymoma (EP; 2), cerebral primitive neuroectodermal tumor (cPNET; 2), hepatocarcinoma (HC; 1), and osteosarcoma (OS; 1).
  • Haematological toxicity grade 3-4 (mainly thrombocytopenia) was observed in 21.4% of administered courses, nausea was reported in 3.1% and respiratory distress in 0.7%.
  • [MeSH-major] Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating / therapeutic use. Dacarbazine / analogs & derivatives. Drug Resistance, Neoplasm. Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / drug therapy. Neoplasms / drug therapy
  • [MeSH-minor] Adolescent. Adult. Child. Child, Preschool. Disease-Free Survival. Dose-Response Relationship, Drug. Female. Humans. Male. Survival Analysis

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  • [Copyright] Copyright 2006 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
  • [ErratumIn] Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2006 Oct 15;47(5):647-8
  • (PMID = 16047361.001).
  • [ISSN] 1545-5009
  • [Journal-full-title] Pediatric blood & cancer
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Pediatr Blood Cancer
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating; 7GR28W0FJI / Dacarbazine; 85622-93-1 / temozolomide
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50. Khan MK, Hunter GK, Vogelbaum M, Suh JH, Chao ST: Evidence-based adjuvant therapy for gliomas: current concepts and newer developments. Indian J Cancer; 2009 Apr-Jun;46(2):96-107
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  • Of the 18,820 new cases of primary central nervous system (CNS) tumors diagnosed annually in the United States, gliomas account for over 60% with 30-40% of them being glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), 10% being anaplastic astrocytoma (AA), and 10% being low grade gliomas (LGGs).
  • Of all adult primary CNS tumors, GBM is the most common and the most malignant with about 7,000 to 8,000 new cases annually in the United States.
  • Common to these approaches is the use of adjuvant radiation therapy, even as surgery alone, with or without chemotherapy, may be the mainstay for some lower grade and low-risk gliomas.
  • Specifically, the database is searched using the following keywords, with various combinations: glioma, low-grade, anaplastic, astrocytoma, oligodendroglioma, oligoastrocytoma, glioblastoma multiforme, chemotherapy, radiation, new concepts, phase III, MGMT, CDX-110 (Celldex), temozolomide, 1p/19q deletion, and bevacizumab.
  • [MeSH-minor] Antineoplastic Agents / therapeutic use. Astrocytoma / drug therapy. Astrocytoma / radiotherapy. Astrocytoma / therapy. Glioblastoma / drug therapy. Glioblastoma / radiotherapy. Glioblastoma / therapy. Humans

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  • (PMID = 19346643.001).
  • [ISSN] 0019-509X
  • [Journal-full-title] Indian journal of cancer
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Indian J Cancer
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Review
  • [Publication-country] India
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Antineoplastic Agents
  • [Number-of-references] 64
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51. Franceschi E, Omuro AM, Lassman AB, Demopoulos A, Nolan C, Abrey LE: Salvage temozolomide for prior temozolomide responders. Cancer; 2005 Dec 1;104(11):2473-6
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  • The median age of the patients was 56 years (range, 25-67 yrs) at the time of diagnosis; 9 patients had glioblastoma, 3 had anaplastic astrocytoma, and 2 patients had low-grade oligodendroglioma.
  • [MeSH-major] Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating / therapeutic use. Astrocytoma / drug therapy. Brain Neoplasms / drug therapy. Dacarbazine / analogs & derivatives. Glioblastoma / drug therapy. Oligodendroglioma / drug therapy. Salvage Therapy / methods
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Aged. Female. Humans. Male. Middle Aged. Recurrence. Retrospective Studies. Survival Analysis

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  • (PMID = 16270316.001).
  • [ISSN] 0008-543X
  • [Journal-full-title] Cancer
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Cancer
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating; 7GR28W0FJI / Dacarbazine; 85622-93-1 / temozolomide
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52. Yanni DS, Ulkatan S, Deletis V, Barrenechea IJ, Sen C, Perin NI: Utility of neurophysiological monitoring using dorsal column mapping in intramedullary spinal cord surgery. J Neurosurg Spine; 2010 Jun;12(6):623-8
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  • There were 4 ependymomas, 1 subependymoma, 1 gangliocytoma, 1 anaplastic astrocytoma, 1 cavernous malformation, and 2 symptomatic syringes requiring shunting.
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Aged. Electrodes. Ependymoma / surgery. Evoked Potentials, Motor / physiology. Female. Humans. Male. Middle Aged. Retrospective Studies

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  • (PMID = 20515347.001).
  • [ISSN] 1547-5646
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of neurosurgery. Spine
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J Neurosurg Spine
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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53. Okada H, Lieberman FS, Walter KA, Lunsford LD, Kondziolka DS, Bejjani GK, Hamilton RL, Torres-Trejo A, Kalinski P, Cai Q, Mabold JL, Edington HD, Butterfield LH, Whiteside TL, Potter DM, Schold SC Jr, Pollack IF: Autologous glioma cell vaccine admixed with interleukin-4 gene transfected fibroblasts in the treatment of patients with malignant gliomas. J Transl Med; 2007;5:67
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  • METHODS: In University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) protocol 95-033, adult participants with recurrent glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) or anaplastic astrocytoma (AA) received gross total resection (GTR) of the recurrent tumors, followed by two vaccinations with autologous fibroblasts retrovirally transfected with TFG-IL4-Neo-TK vector admixed with irradiated autologous glioma cells.
  • In UPCI 99-111, adult participants with newly diagnosed GBM or AA, following GTR and radiation therapy, received two intradermal vaccinations with the TFG-IL4-Neo-TK-transfected fibroblasts admixed with type-1 dendritic cells (DC) loaded with autologous tumor lysate.
  • Four other participants were withdrawn from the trial because of tumor progression prior to production of the cellular vaccine.
  • Moreover, both participants demonstrated clinical and radiological improvement with no evidence of allergic encephalitis, although both participants eventually succumbed with the tumor recurrence.
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Aged. Combined Modality Therapy. Feasibility Studies. Female. Humans. Male. Middle Aged

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  • (PMID = 18093335.001).
  • [ISSN] 1479-5876
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of translational medicine
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J Transl Med
  • [Language] eng
  • [Grant] United States / NCATS NIH HHS / TR / UL1 TR000005
  • [Publication-type] Clinical Trial, Phase I; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] England
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Cancer Vaccines; 207137-56-2 / Interleukin-4
  • [Other-IDs] NLM/ PMC2254376
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54. Lymbouridou R, Soufla G, Chatzinikola AM, Vakis A, Spandidos DA: Down-regulation of K-ras and H-ras in human brain gliomas. Eur J Cancer; 2009 May;45(7):1294-303
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  • We evaluated the mutational, mRNA and protein expression profile of the ras genes in 21 glioblastomas multiforme (grade IV), four fibrillary astrocytoma (grade II), four anaplastic astrocytoma (grade III) and 15 normal specimens.
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Aged. Astrocytoma / genetics. Astrocytoma / metabolism. Astrocytoma / mortality. Blotting, Western / methods. Case-Control Studies. Codon. Female. Gene Expression. Glioblastoma / genetics. Glioblastoma / metabolism. Glioblastoma / mortality. Humans. Male. Middle Aged. Oncogene Protein p21(ras) / analysis. Oncogene Protein p21(ras) / metabolism. Polymorphism, Restriction Fragment Length. Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction / methods. Statistics, Nonparametric. Survival Rate

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  • (PMID = 19179066.001).
  • [ISSN] 1879-0852
  • [Journal-full-title] European journal of cancer (Oxford, England : 1990)
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Eur. J. Cancer
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] England
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Codon; EC 3.6.5.2 / Oncogene Protein p21(ras)
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55. Hall WA, Doolittle ND, Daman M, Bruns PK, Muldoon L, Fortin D, Neuwelt EA: Osmotic blood-brain barrier disruption chemotherapy for diffuse pontine gliomas. J Neurooncol; 2006 May;77(3):279-84
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  • Two patients had biopsies that showed an astrocytoma and an anaplastic astrocytoma.
  • The median time to tumor progression was 15 months with the range from <1 to 40 months.
  • [MeSH-minor] Adolescent. Adult. Carboplatin / administration & dosage. Child. Child, Preschool. Combined Modality Therapy. Cyclophosphamide / administration & dosage. Disease-Free Survival. Etoposide / administration & dosage. Female. Humans. Male. Methotrexate / administration & dosage. Osmosis / drug effects. Retrospective Studies. Treatment Outcome

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  • (PMID = 16314949.001).
  • [ISSN] 0167-594X
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of neuro-oncology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J. Neurooncol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Grant] United States / NINDS NIH HHS / NS / NS33618; United States / NINDS NIH HHS / NS / NS34608; United States / NINDS NIH HHS / NS / NS44687
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 6PLQ3CP4P3 / Etoposide; 8N3DW7272P / Cyclophosphamide; BG3F62OND5 / Carboplatin; YL5FZ2Y5U1 / Methotrexate
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56. Shinoura N, Takahashi M, Yamada R: Delineation of brain tumor margins using intraoperative sononavigation: implications for tumor resection. J Clin Ultrasound; 2006 May;34(4):177-83
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  • [Title] Delineation of brain tumor margins using intraoperative sononavigation: implications for tumor resection.
  • PURPOSE: Sonography has been employed for real-time intraoperative delineation of tumor boundaries during resection of brain tumors.
  • However, the variably hyperechoic appearance of brain edema or gliosis surrounding the brain may interfere with accurate depiction of tumor margins.
  • The goal of the present study was to use sononavigation, which provides coregistration between real-time sonograms and MRI scans, to assess the accuracy of sonographic determination of tumor margins.
  • METHODS: Sononavigation was performed on 12 brain tumors (7 metastatic brain tumors, 2 meningiomas, 1 anaplastic oligodendroglioma, 1 anaplastic pilocytic astrocytoma, and 1 anaplastic astrocytoma).
  • Sonograms of tumor margins were categorized into 1 of 3 types: in type 1, the tumor margin was clearly visualized and corresponded to the margin of the enhanced lesion on MR scan in all areas; in type 2, the tumor margin was clearly seen in some areas but was obscure in others due to hyperechoic edema; and in type 3, the tumor margin was indistinguishable from surrounding tissues in all areas.
  • Three metastatic brain tumors, 1 meningioma, and 1 anaplastic oligodendroglioma were categorized as type 2.
  • The anaplastic pilocytic astrocytoma, 1 metastatic brain tumor (which consisted mainly of necrotic tissue), and the anaplastic astrocytoma were categorized as type 3.
  • These data assist in determining whether the sonographic appearance of tumor margins is accurate and whether to rely on information from either sonography (type 1) or the sononavigation system when resecting tumor types 1, 2, and 3.
  • CONCLUSIONS: Sononavigation can help categorize the sonographic tumor margins into 3 different patterns, and this categorization can assist in determining which imaging modalities are needed to better delineate the tumor margins for subsequent resection.
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Aged. Female. Humans. Intraoperative Period. Male. Middle Aged. Predictive Value of Tests. Retrospective Studies

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  • (PMID = 16615048.001).
  • [ISSN] 0091-2751
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of clinical ultrasound : JCU
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J Clin Ultrasound
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Validation Studies
  • [Publication-country] United States
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57. Ono A, Kanno H, Hayashi A, Nishimura S, Kyuma Y, Sato H, Ito S, Shimizu N, Chang CC, Gondo G, Yamamoto I, Sasaki T, Tanaka M: Collagen gel matrix assay as an in vitro chemosensitivity test for malignant astrocytic tumors. Int J Clin Oncol; 2007 Apr;12(2):125-30
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  • [Title] Collagen gel matrix assay as an in vitro chemosensitivity test for malignant astrocytic tumors.
  • METHODS: We examined the chemosensitivites for four anticancer agents - 1-(4-amino-2-methyl-5-pyrimidinyl) methyl-3 (2-chloroethyl)-3-nitrosourea hydrochloride (ACNU), carboplatin, cisplatin, and etoposide - of 43 malignant astrocytic tumors (21 anaplastic astrocytomas and 22 glioblastomas) by using a collagen gel matrix assay, and we also determined the survival periods of the tumor-bearing patients.
  • RESULTS: For the anaplastic astrocytomas, the mean growth inhibitory rate was 33.2% with cisplatin, 37.2% with carboplatin, 28.0% with ACNU, and 24.8% with etoposide.
  • The median overall and progression-free survivals of anaplastic astrocytoma-bearing patients who had undergone chemotherapy with two anticancer drugs, both of which showed significant anticancer activity (growth inhibitory rate >30%) were significantly longer than those of the patients who had been treated with two drugs, one or both of which did not show significant anticancer activity.
  • Individual chemotherapy for malignant astrocytic tumors, based on chemosensitivity data, could contribute to longer survival, particularly in anaplastic astrocytoma-bearing patients.
  • [MeSH-major] Antineoplastic Agents / therapeutic use. Astrocytoma / drug therapy. Astrocytoma / pathology. Carboplatin / therapeutic use. Cisplatin / therapeutic use. Collagen. Etoposide / therapeutic use. Nimustine / therapeutic use
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Aged. Central Nervous System Neoplasms / drug therapy. Disease Progression. Disease-Free Survival. Drug Screening Assays, Antitumor. Female. Fibrin Foam. Follow-Up Studies. Glioblastoma / drug therapy. Glioblastoma / pathology. Humans. Japan. Karnofsky Performance Status. Male. Middle Aged. Sensitivity and Specificity. Survival Analysis. Tissue Adhesives. Treatment Outcome. Tumor Burden / drug effects. Tumor Cells, Cultured / drug effects

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58. Levin VA, Ictech S, Hess KR: Impact of phase II trials with progression-free survival as end-points on survival-based phase III studies in patients with anaplastic gliomas. BMC Cancer; 2007;7:106
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  • [Title] Impact of phase II trials with progression-free survival as end-points on survival-based phase III studies in patients with anaplastic gliomas.
  • BACKGROUND: To assess progression-free survival (PFS) as the appropriate end-point for phase II trials for anaplastic gliomas (AGs) and to determine the impact of PFS on survival-based phase III trials.
  • CONCLUSION: Based on PFS rates at 6, 9, and 12 months for AG patients, a differential of 1.5 to 2 years is the norm and could invalidate overall survival as an end-point for phase III studies in patients with AG.
  • [MeSH-major] Antineoplastic Agents / therapeutic use. Astrocytoma / drug therapy. Astrocytoma / mortality. Brain Neoplasms / drug therapy. Brain Neoplasms / mortality. Oligodendroglioma / drug therapy. Oligodendroglioma / mortality
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Age Factors. Cluster Analysis. Disease-Free Survival. Humans. Kaplan-Meier Estimate. Karnofsky Performance Status. Least-Squares Analysis. Linear Models. Proportional Hazards Models. Recurrence. Reproducibility of Results. Research Design. Retrospective Studies. Severity of Illness Index. Time Factors. Treatment Outcome

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  • (PMID = 17587447.001).
  • [ISSN] 1471-2407
  • [Journal-full-title] BMC cancer
  • [ISO-abbreviation] BMC Cancer
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Clinical Trial, Phase II; Clinical Trial, Phase III; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
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59. Masoudi A, Elopre M, Amini E, Nagel ME, Ater JL, Gopalakrishnan V, Wolff JE: Influence of valproic acid on outcome of high-grade gliomas in children. Anticancer Res; 2008 Jul-Aug;28(4C):2437-42
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  • [Title] Influence of valproic acid on outcome of high-grade gliomas in children.
  • BACKGROUND: Chemotherapy has limited effects in the treatment of high-grade gliomas (HGGs).
  • MATERIALS AND METHODS: An analysis of 66 pediatric patients (range, 1-19 years of age) with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) (n=40) or anaplastic astrocytoma (AA) (n=26) was retrospectively conducted for predictors of survival and response and for effects of VPA on outcome or toxicity.
  • [MeSH-major] Astrocytoma / drug therapy. Glioblastoma / drug therapy. Valproic Acid / therapeutic use
  • [MeSH-minor] Adolescent. Adult. Child. Child, Preschool. Disease-Free Survival. Female. Humans. Infant. Male. Retrospective Studies

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  • (PMID = 18751431.001).
  • [ISSN] 0250-7005
  • [Journal-full-title] Anticancer research
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Anticancer Res.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Greece
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 614OI1Z5WI / Valproic Acid
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60. Chamberlain MC, Johnston S: Salvage chemotherapy with bevacizumab for recurrent alkylator-refractory anaplastic astrocytoma. J Neurooncol; 2009 Feb;91(3):359-67
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  • [Title] Salvage chemotherapy with bevacizumab for recurrent alkylator-refractory anaplastic astrocytoma.
  • A retrospective study of bevacizumab only in adults with recurrent temozolomide (TMZ)-refractory anaplastic astrocytoma (AA) with a primary objective of determining progression free survival (PFS).
  • Bevacizumab-related toxicity included fatigue (14 patients; 2 grade 3), leukopenia (7; 1 grade 3), deep vein thrombosis (5; 2 grade 3), hypertension (5; 1 grade 3), anemia (4; 0 grade 3) and wound dehiscence (1; 1 grade 3).
  • Time to tumor progression ranged from 1 to 20 months (median: 7).
  • [MeSH-major] Angiogenesis Inhibitors / therapeutic use. Antibodies, Monoclonal / therapeutic use. Astrocytoma / drug therapy. Astrocytoma / mortality. Brain Neoplasms / drug therapy. Brain Neoplasms / mortality. Neoplasm Recurrence, Local
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Antibodies, Monoclonal, Humanized. Bevacizumab. Disease Progression. Drug Administration Schedule. Female. Follow-Up Studies. Humans. Male. Middle Aged. Retrospective Studies

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  • (PMID = 18953491.001).
  • [ISSN] 1573-7373
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of neuro-oncology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J. Neurooncol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Evaluation Studies; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Angiogenesis Inhibitors; 0 / Antibodies, Monoclonal; 0 / Antibodies, Monoclonal, Humanized; 2S9ZZM9Q9V / Bevacizumab
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61. Heimberger AB, McGary EC, Suki D, Ruiz M, Wang H, Fuller GN, Bar-Eli M: Loss of the AP-2alpha transcription factor is associated with the grade of human gliomas. Clin Cancer Res; 2005 Jan 1;11(1):267-72
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  • [Title] Loss of the AP-2alpha transcription factor is associated with the grade of human gliomas.
  • Anderson Cancer Center since 1986 to include 72 glioblastomas, 49 anaplastic astrocytomas, 9 low-grade astrocytoma, 37 oligodendrogliomas, 37 anaplastic oligodendrogliomas, 15 mixed oligoastrocytomas, 20 anaplastic mixed oligoastrocytomas, and 7 gliosarcomas.
  • RESULTS: AP-2alpha expression was lost on 99% (P < 0.001) and 98% (P < 0.001) of glioblastomas and anaplastic astrocytomas, respectively, compared with grade 2 astrocytomas and normal brain, all of which (100%) maintained expression of AP-2alpha.
  • However, there was no significant effect of loss of AP-2alpha expression on survival observed after adjustment for patient age, Karnofsky Performance Scale score, tumor grade, and extent of resection (rate ratio, 1.2; 95% confidence interval, 0.6-2.2; P = 0.6).
  • CONCLUSIONS: AP-2alpha expression correlates inversely with glioma grade, suggesting a direct role in glioma tumorigenicity, possibly through subsequent deregulation of target genes.
  • Of all the previously characterized markers of progression, the loss of AP-2alpha would be the most common (96.2%) molecular marker as an astrocytic tumor evolves from grade 2 to 3.
  • [MeSH-minor] Adolescent. Adult. Aged. Aged, 80 and over. Amino Acid Motifs. Antigens, CD / biosynthesis. Antigens, CD146. Astrocytoma / metabolism. Brain / metabolism. Cell Cycle Proteins / biosynthesis. Cell Line, Tumor. Child. Child, Preschool. Cyclin-Dependent Kinase Inhibitor p21. Disease Progression. Humans. Immunohistochemistry. Matrix Metalloproteinase 2 / biosynthesis. Middle Aged. Neural Cell Adhesion Molecules / biosynthesis. Oligodendroglioma / metabolism. Oligonucleotide Array Sequence Analysis. Prognosis. Proportional Hazards Models. Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-kit / biosynthesis. Time Factors. Transcription Factor AP-2. Treatment Outcome. Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A / biosynthesis

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  • (PMID = 15671555.001).
  • [ISSN] 1078-0432
  • [Journal-full-title] Clinical cancer research : an official journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Clin. Cancer Res.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Grant] United States / PHS HHS / / T-32-09666
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Antigens, CD; 0 / Antigens, CD146; 0 / CDKN1A protein, human; 0 / Cell Cycle Proteins; 0 / Cyclin-Dependent Kinase Inhibitor p21; 0 / DNA-Binding Proteins; 0 / MCAM protein, human; 0 / Neural Cell Adhesion Molecules; 0 / TFAP2A protein, human; 0 / Transcription Factor AP-2; 0 / Transcription Factors; 0 / Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A; EC 2.7.10.1 / Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-kit; EC 3.4.24.24 / Matrix Metalloproteinase 2
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62. Ng WH, Lim T: Targeting regions with highest lipid content on MR spectroscopy may improve diagnostic yield in stereotactic biopsy. J Clin Neurosci; 2008 May;15(5):502-6
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  • Gliomas are heterogeneous brain tumors and prognosis and treatment are dependent on the highest histological grade present.
  • MRS studies in brain tumors have found increased levels of choline-containing compounds (Cho) and decreased levels of N-acetylaspartate (NAA), creatine (Cr) and phosphocreatine (PCr) which are all associated with increased grade of glioma.
  • MRS was performed on two patients undergoing stereotactic biopsy for suspected astrocytoma.
  • Histological grade was found to be different in one case: the region with a high Lip/Cr and Cho/NAA ratios showed glioblastoma, whereas the region with high Cho/NAA but low Lip/Cr ratios showed anaplastic astrocytoma.
  • The second patient had high Cho/NAA ratio but low Lip/Cr ratio in both targets and the histology revealed anaplastic astrocytoma in both samples.
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Humans. Male. Middle Aged. Stereotaxic Techniques

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  • (PMID = 18334298.001).
  • [ISSN] 0967-5868
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J Clin Neurosci
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] Scotland
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Lipids
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63. Brada M, Ashley S, Dowe A, Gonsalves A, Huchet A, Pesce G, Reni M, Saran F, Wharram B, Wilkins M, Wilkins P: Neoadjuvant phase II multicentre study of new agents in patients with malignant glioma after minimal surgery. Report of a cohort of 187 patients treated with temozolomide. Ann Oncol; 2005 Jun;16(6):942-9
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  • PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a multicentre phase II study of chemotherapy in patients with histologically verified glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) and anaplastic astrocytoma (AA) who had undergone biopsy alone.

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  • (PMID = 15870090.001).
  • [ISSN] 0923-7534
  • [Journal-full-title] Annals of oncology : official journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Ann. Oncol.
  • [Language] ENG
  • [Publication-type] Clinical Trial; Clinical Trial, Phase II; Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] England
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating; 7GR28W0FJI / Dacarbazine; 85622-93-1 / temozolomide
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64. Sonoda Y, Kumabe T, Nakamura T, Saito R, Kanamori M, Yamashita Y, Suzuki H, Tominaga T: Analysis of IDH1 and IDH2 mutations in Japanese glioma patients. Cancer Sci; 2009 Oct;100(10):1996-8
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  • In the present study, R172 mutation of the IDH2 gene was detected in one anaplastic astrocytoma.
  • IDH1 or IDH2 mutations were frequently in oligodendrogliomas (67%), anaplastic astrocytomas (62%), anaplastic oligoastrocytomas (75%), anaplastic oligodendrogliomas (50%), secondary glioblastomas (67%), gangliogliomas (38%), and anaplastic gangliogliomas (60%).
  • Mutations of the IDH1 or IDH2 genes were significantly associated with improved outcome in patients with anaplastic astrocytomas.
  • Our data suggest that IDH1 or IDH2 mutation plays a role in early tumor progression of several types of glioma and might arise from a common glial precursor.
  • [MeSH-major] Biomarkers, Tumor / genetics. Brain Neoplasms / genetics. Glioma / genetics. Isocitrate Dehydrogenase / genetics
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Asian Continental Ancestry Group. Base Sequence. DNA Mutational Analysis. Disease Progression. Female. Humans. Kaplan-Meier Estimate. Male. Middle Aged. Mutation. Polymerase Chain Reaction. Prognosis

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  • (PMID = 19765000.001).
  • [ISSN] 1349-7006
  • [Journal-full-title] Cancer science
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Cancer Sci.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] England
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor; EC 1.1.1.41 / Isocitrate Dehydrogenase; EC 1.1.1.41 / isocitrate dehydrogenase 2, human; EC 1.1.1.42. / IDH1 protein, human
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65. Silvani A, Gaviani P, Fiumani A, Scaioli V, Lamperti E, Eoli M, Botturi A, Salmaggi A: Systemic sagopilone (ZK-EPO) treatment of patients with recurrent malignant gliomas. J Neurooncol; 2009 Oct;95(1):61-64
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  • PFS-6 was achieved in five patients (33%), three with glioblastoma multiforme and two with anaplastic astrocytoma.
  • [MeSH-minor] Adolescent. Adult. Aged. Drug Administration Schedule. Female. Humans. Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Male. Middle Aged. Severity of Illness Index. Survival Analysis. Young Adult

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  • [ISSN] 1573-7373
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66. Antonelli M, Buttarelli FR, Arcella A, Nobusawa S, Donofrio V, Oghaki H, Giangaspero F: Prognostic significance of histological grading, p53 status, YKL-40 expression, and IDH1 mutations in pediatric high-grade gliomas. J Neurooncol; 2010 Sep;99(2):209-15
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  • [Title] Prognostic significance of histological grading, p53 status, YKL-40 expression, and IDH1 mutations in pediatric high-grade gliomas.
  • The objective of this study was to evaluate, in a series of 43 pediatric high-grade gliomas (21 anaplastic astrocytoma WHO grade III and 22 glioblastoma WHO grade IV), the prognostic value of histological grading and expression of p53 and YKL-40.
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  • Our results suggest that in pediatric high-grade gliomas: (i) histological grading does not have strong prognostic significance, (ii) YKL-40 overexpression is less frequent than adult high-grade gliomas and does not correlate with a more aggressive behavior, (iii) TP53 mutations but not p53 expression may correlate with a more aggressive behavior, and (iv) IDH1 mutations are absent.
  • These observations support the concept that, despite identical histological features, the biology of high-grade gliomas in children differs from that in adults, and therefore different prognostic factors are needed.
  • [MeSH-major] Astrocytoma / genetics. Astrocytoma / metabolism. Glycoproteins / metabolism. Isocitrate Dehydrogenase / genetics. Lectins / metabolism. Mutation / genetics. Tumor Suppressor Protein p53 / genetics
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  • (PMID = 20174854.001).
  • [ISSN] 1573-7373
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of neuro-oncology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J. Neurooncol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Adipokines; 0 / CHI3L1 protein, human; 0 / Chitinase-3-Like Protein 1; 0 / DNA, Neoplasm; 0 / Glycoproteins; 0 / Lectins; 0 / TP53 protein, human; 0 / Tumor Suppressor Protein p53; EC 1.1.1.41 / Isocitrate Dehydrogenase; EC 1.1.1.42. / IDH1 protein, human
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67. Dong L, Pu PY, Wang H, Wang GX, Kang CS, Jiao DR: [Study on the expression of epidermal growth factor receptor and p53 in astrocytic gliomas: evidence for a distinct genetic pathway]. Zhonghua Bing Li Xue Za Zhi; 2006 Apr;35(4):232-6
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  • [Title] [Study on the expression of epidermal growth factor receptor and p53 in astrocytic gliomas: evidence for a distinct genetic pathway].
  • OBJECTIVE: To study further the most important and frequent genetic alterations of p53 and epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) in astrocytic gliomas. METHODS:.
  • (1) EGFR expression was examined in samples collected from 37 astrocytic gliomas and 6 normal brain tissue using reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction and immunohistochemical staining. (2) p53 gene mutation and accumulation were detected simultaneously in the same specimens using PCR-SSCP, DNA sequencing and immunohistochemical staining.
  • RESULTS: The frequency of p53 mutation in diffuse astrocytomas, anaplastic astrocytomas, primary glioblastomas and secondary glioblastomas was 1/10, 4/19 (21.1%), 4/6 and 2/2, respectively and the frequency of EGFR overexpression was 5/10, 10/19 (52.6%), 5/6 and 2/2, respectively.
  • CONCLUSIONS: EGFR overexpression is not infrequently seen, however, p53 mutation is rarely seen in the low grade gliomas.
  • Consequently, EGFR overexpression and p53 gene mutation are not mutually exclusive in astrocytic gliomagenesis but synergistically to promote the glioma progression.
  • [MeSH-major] Astrocytoma / pathology. Brain Neoplasms / pathology. Receptor, Epidermal Growth Factor / genetics. Tumor Suppressor Protein p53 / genetics
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Aged. Base Sequence. DNA Mutational Analysis. Female. Gene Expression Regulation, Neoplastic. Glioblastoma / genetics. Glioblastoma / metabolism. Glioblastoma / pathology. Humans. Immunohistochemistry. Male. Middle Aged. Molecular Sequence Data. Mutation. Polymerase Chain Reaction. Polymorphism, Single-Stranded Conformational. RNA, Messenger / biosynthesis. RNA, Messenger / genetics. Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction

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  • (PMID = 16776982.001).
  • [ISSN] 0529-5807
  • [Journal-full-title] Zhonghua bing li xue za zhi = Chinese journal of pathology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Zhonghua Bing Li Xue Za Zhi
  • [Language] chi
  • [Publication-type] English Abstract; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] China
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / RNA, Messenger; 0 / Tumor Suppressor Protein p53; EC 2.7.10.1 / Receptor, Epidermal Growth Factor
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68. Schittenhelm J, Mittelbronn M, Nguyen TD, Meyermann R, Beschorner R: WT1 expression distinguishes astrocytic tumor cells from normal and reactive astrocytes. Brain Pathol; 2008 Jul;18(3):344-53
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  • [Title] WT1 expression distinguishes astrocytic tumor cells from normal and reactive astrocytes.
  • Particularly in small brain biopsies, it might be difficult to distinguish reactive astrogliosis from low-grade or infiltration zones of high-grade astrocytomas.
  • Recently, the over-expression of Wilms' tumor gene product WT1 was reported in astrocytic tumor cells.
  • In astrocytomas, WT1-positive tumor cells were found in pilocytic astrocytomas (66.7% of cases), diffuse astrocytomas (52.7%) WHO grade II (52.7%), anaplastic astrocytomas (83.4%) and glioblastomas (98.1%).
  • Overall, the majority of all astrocytic neoplasms (84.5%) expressed WT1.
  • Establishing a cut-off value of 0% immunoreactive tumor cells served to recognize neoplastic astrocytes with 100% specificity and 68% sensitivity and was associated with positive and negative predictive values of 1 and 0.68, respectively.
  • [MeSH-major] Astrocytes / metabolism. Astrocytoma / metabolism. Brain Neoplasms / metabolism. Gliosis / metabolism. WT1 Proteins / biosynthesis
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Aged. Biomarkers, Tumor / analysis. Endothelial Cells / metabolism. Female. Gene Expression. Humans. Immunohistochemistry. Male. Middle Aged

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  • (PMID = 18371184.001).
  • [ISSN] 1015-6305
  • [Journal-full-title] Brain pathology (Zurich, Switzerland)
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Brain Pathol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Switzerland
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor; 0 / WT1 Proteins
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69. Kim B, Chung CK, Myung JK, Park SH: Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma associated with long-standing Taylor-type IIB-focal cortical dysplasia in an adult. Pathol Res Pract; 2009;205(2):113-7
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  • [Title] Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma associated with long-standing Taylor-type IIB-focal cortical dysplasia in an adult.
  • Brain tumor in combination with cortical dysplasia is one of the causes of epilepsy, but coexistence of these two entities is a rare event.
  • Later, he was admitted as an emergency case because of severe headache, and the tumor was removed.
  • The tumor was diagnosed as PXA with anaplastic feature (mitotic count: 5/10HPF), and the brain around the tumor showed dysmorphic neurons and balloon cells.
  • Therefore, the tumor was assumed to be associated with the brain, with Taylor-type-IIB focal cortical dysplasia.
  • The patient's condition deteriorated, with tumor recurrence and widespread leptomeningeal seeding to the whole spinal cord.
  • He died 17 months after tumor removal.
  • [MeSH-major] Astrocytoma / complications. Astrocytoma / pathology. Brain Neoplasms / complications. Brain Neoplasms / pathology. Epilepsy, Temporal Lobe / complications. Malformations of Cortical Development / complications

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  • (PMID = 18657915.001).
  • [ISSN] 0344-0338
  • [Journal-full-title] Pathology, research and practice
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Pathol. Res. Pract.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] Germany
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70. Shrivastava RK, Epstein FJ, Perin NI, Post KD, Jallo GI: Intramedullary spinal cord tumors in patients older than 50 years of age: management and outcome analysis. J Neurosurg Spine; 2005 Mar;2(3):249-55
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  • OBJECT: Intramedullary spinal cord tumors (IMSCTs) in the older-age adult population pose complex management issues regarding the extent of resection and functional outcome, especially in terms of quality of life.
  • Historically, IMSCTs in the older adult population were treated with irradiation alone because it was assumed that functional recovery would be poor.
  • Ependymoma was the most common tumor (83%), and 55% were located in the thoracic spine.
  • There were two deaths due tumor progression (both malignant tumors) and one recurrence (anaplastic astrocytoma).
  • The longer prodromal period in the older adult population may reflect the fact that their diagnosis and workup is inadequate.
  • The authors recommend motor evoked potential-guided aggressive microsurgical resection, because the long-term outcome of benign lesions is excellent (good functional recovery and no tumor recurrence).
  • [MeSH-minor] Aged. Astrocytoma / surgery. Chi-Square Distribution. Female. Humans. Male. Middle Aged. Quality of Life. Retrospective Studies. Survival Rate. Treatment Outcome

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  • (PMID = 15796348.001).
  • [ISSN] 1547-5654
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of neurosurgery. Spine
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J Neurosurg Spine
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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71. Salmaggi A, Fariselli L, Milanesi I, Lamperti E, Silvani A, Bizzi A, Maccagnano E, Trevisan E, Laguzzi E, Rudà R, Boiardi A, Soffietti R, Associazione Italiana di Neuro-oncologia: Natural history and management of brainstem gliomas in adults. A retrospective Italian study. J Neurol; 2008 Feb;255(2):171-7
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  • In this retrospective study, we report clinical features at onset, imaging characteristics and subsequent course in a group of 34 adult patients with either histologically proven or clinico-radiologically diagnosed brainstem gliomas followed at two centers in Northern Italy.
  • In 21 of the patients histology was obtained and in 20 it was informative (2 pilocytic astrocytoma, 9 low-grade astrocytoma, 8 anaplastic astrocytoma and 1 glioblastoma).
  • Grade III or IV myelotoxicity was observed in 6 patients.
  • Compared with literature data, our study confirms the clinical and radiological heterogeneity of adult brainstem gliomas and underscores the need for multicenter trials in order to assess the efficacy of treatments in these tumors.
  • [MeSH-minor] Adolescent. Adult. Aged. Antineoplastic Agents / adverse effects. Antineoplastic Agents / therapeutic use. Brain / pathology. Disease Progression. Female. Fluorodeoxyglucose F18. Humans. Image Processing, Computer-Assisted. Italy. Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Male. Middle Aged. Positron-Emission Tomography. Prognosis. Radiopharmaceuticals. Retrospective Studies. Spinal Cord / pathology. Survival Analysis. Treatment Outcome

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  • [ISO-abbreviation] J. Neurol.
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72. Mandonnet E, Pallud J, Fontaine D, Taillandier L, Bauchet L, Peruzzi P, Guyotat J, Bernier V, Baron MH, Duffau H, Capelle L: Inter- and intrapatients comparison of WHO grade II glioma kinetics before and after surgical resection. Neurosurg Rev; 2010 Jan;33(1):91-6
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  • [Title] Inter- and intrapatients comparison of WHO grade II glioma kinetics before and after surgical resection.
  • Grade II gliomas grow slowly and linearly (at rates about 4 mm/year) before undergoing anaplastic transformation.
  • In order to analyze how surgery may affect radiological grade II glioma kinetics, we restrospectively reviewed our national database searching for patients operated on for a supratentorial grade II glioma between 1997 and 2007.
  • Statistical analysis showed no difference between this distribution and the distribution of preoperative growth rates in a previous series of 143 grade II gliomas.
  • In summary, inter- and intrapatient comparison of pre- and postoperative growth rates proves that surgery does not change grade II glioma dynamics, thus, acting as a cytoreduction.
  • [MeSH-minor] Adolescent. Adult. Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating / therapeutic use. Astrocytoma / pathology. Astrocytoma / surgery. Child. Dacarbazine / analogs & derivatives. Dacarbazine / therapeutic use. Databases, Factual. Disease Progression. Female. Follow-Up Studies. Humans. Kinetics. Linear Models. Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Male. Middle Aged. Neoplasm Recurrence, Local. Oligodendroglioma / pathology. Oligodendroglioma / surgery. Retrospective Studies. Young Adult

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73. Watanabe Y, Yamasaki F, Kajiwara Y, Saito T, Nishimoto T, Bartholomeusz C, Ueno NT, Sugiyama K, Kurisu K: Expression of phosphoprotein enriched in astrocytes 15 kDa (PEA-15) in astrocytic tumors: a novel approach of correlating malignancy grade and prognosis. J Neurooncol; 2010 Dec;100(3):449-57
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  • [Title] Expression of phosphoprotein enriched in astrocytes 15 kDa (PEA-15) in astrocytic tumors: a novel approach of correlating malignancy grade and prognosis.
  • Despite its many important roles, the clinical significance of PEA-15 expression levels in astrocytic tumors has yet to be properly defined.
  • We studied the PEA-15 expression pattern of 65 patients [diagnosed according to World Health Organization (WHO) criteria] with diffuse astrocytoma (WHO grade II), anaplastic astrocytoma (grade III), and glioblastoma (grade IV).
  • In grade II astrocytoma (diffuse astrocytoma) and grade III astrocytoma (anaplastic astrocytoma), 100% and 88.9% of patients expressed high PEA-15 levels, respectively, while a smaller number (50%) of patients with grade IV astrocytoma (glioblastoma) expressed high PEA-15 levels.
  • PEA-15 expression level was inversely associated with WHO grade (P = 0.0006).
  • Next, we evaluated prognosis and PEA-15 expression levels in 43 patients with high-grade astrocytomas based on the following parameters: age, gender, WHO grade, surgical resection extent, MIB-1 labeling index (LI), and PEA-15 expression level.
  • Multivariable analyses revealed that high PEA-15 expression level displayed a significant correlation with longer overall survival (OS) in high-grade astrocytomas (P = 0.0024).
  • In conclusion, PEA-15 expression level was inversely associated with WHO grade and may serve as an important prognostic factor for high-grade astrocytomas.
  • [MeSH-major] Astrocytoma / diagnosis. Astrocytoma / metabolism. Brain Neoplasms / diagnosis. Brain Neoplasms / metabolism. Intracellular Signaling Peptides and Proteins / metabolism. Phosphoproteins / metabolism. Statistics as Topic
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Aged. Aged, 80 and over. Female. Follow-Up Studies. Humans. Ki-67 Antigen / metabolism. Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods. Male. Middle Aged. Retrospective Studies. Severity of Illness Index. Statistics, Nonparametric. Young Adult

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  • [ISSN] 1573-7373
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of neuro-oncology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J. Neurooncol.
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74. Comincini S, Paolillo M, Barbieri G, Palumbo S, Sbalchiero E, Azzalin A, Russo MA, Schinelli S: Gene expression analysis of an EGFR indirectly related pathway identified PTEN and MMP9 as reliable diagnostic markers for human glial tumor specimens. J Biomed Biotechnol; 2009;2009:924565
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  • [Title] Gene expression analysis of an EGFR indirectly related pathway identified PTEN and MMP9 as reliable diagnostic markers for human glial tumor specimens.
  • To verify if this correlation was conserved in gliomas, PTEN and MMP9 expression was further investigated in an additional panel of 16 anaplastic astrocytoma specimens and, in parallel, in different human normal and astrocytic tumor cell lines.
  • In anaplastic astrocytomas PTEN expression was significantly higher than in glioblastoma multiforme, but no significant correlation was found between PTEN and MMP9 expression.
  • In conclusion, this gene expression survey highlighted that the combined measurement of PTEN and MMP9 transcripts might represent a novel reliable tool for the differential diagnosis of high-grade gliomas, and it also suggested a functional link involving these genes in glial tumors.
  • [MeSH-major] Biomarkers, Tumor / genetics. Gene Expression Regulation, Neoplastic. Glioma / diagnosis. Glioma / enzymology. Matrix Metalloproteinase 9 / metabolism. PTEN Phosphohydrolase / metabolism. Receptor, Epidermal Growth Factor / metabolism
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Aged. Aged, 80 and over. Female. Gene Expression Profiling. Humans. Male. Middle Aged. Neoplasm Proteins / genetics. Neoplasm Proteins / metabolism. RNA, Messenger / genetics. RNA, Messenger / metabolism. Young Adult

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  • (PMID = 19657395.001).
  • [ISSN] 1110-7251
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of biomedicine & biotechnology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J. Biomed. Biotechnol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor; 0 / Neoplasm Proteins; 0 / RNA, Messenger; EC 2.7.10.1 / Receptor, Epidermal Growth Factor; EC 3.1.3.48 / PTEN protein, human; EC 3.1.3.67 / PTEN Phosphohydrolase; EC 3.4.24.35 / Matrix Metalloproteinase 9
  • [Other-IDs] NLM/ PMC2718324
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75. Maciá Escalante S, Rodríguez Lescure A, Segura Ibáñez JM, Sáez Castán J, Guillén Ponce C, Carrato Mena A: Patient with resected anaplastic astrocytoma and an image suggestive of relapse. Clin Transl Oncol; 2006 Dec;8(12):912-4
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  • [Title] Patient with resected anaplastic astrocytoma and an image suggestive of relapse.
  • [MeSH-major] Astrocytoma / diagnosis. Brain Edema / diagnostic imaging. Brain Neoplasms / diagnosis. Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / diagnosis
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating / administration & dosage. Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating / adverse effects. Carmustine / administration & dosage. Carmustine / adverse effects. Combined Modality Therapy. Decanoic Acids / administration & dosage. Decanoic Acids / adverse effects. Female. Humans. Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Neurosurgical Procedures. Polyesters / administration & dosage. Polyesters / adverse effects. Positron-Emission Tomography. Radiography. Radiotherapy

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  • [ISSN] 1699-048X
  • [Journal-full-title] Clinical & translational oncology : official publication of the Federation of Spanish Oncology Societies and of the National Cancer Institute of Mexico
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Clin Transl Oncol
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Italy
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating; 0 / Decanoic Acids; 0 / Polyesters; 90409-78-2 / decanedioic acid-4,4'-(1,3-propanediylbis(oxy))bis(benzoic acid) copolymer; U68WG3173Y / Carmustine
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76. Hiremath GK, Bingaman WE, Prayson RA, Nair D: Oligoastrocytoma presenting with intractable epilepsy. Epileptic Disord; 2007 Sep;9(3):315-22
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  • OBJECTIVE: Oligoastrocytomas (OA) are mixed gliomas with distinct oligodendroglial and astrocytic neoplastic components.
  • Surgical pathology revealed low-grade OA (WHO II) in five patients, and anaplastic OA in one.
  • There were no surgical complications, clinical or radiographic tumor recurrence at a mean follow up period of 3.2 years (range 2-8).
  • CONCLUSION: As a result of our small sample size, general conclusions may be imprecise, but this review suggests that OA behave similar to other tumors related to intractable epilepsy: they usually have a preoperative seizure course of many years, an excellent rate of seizure-freedom following surgery, and are in general, low-grade tumors with an indolent course for which serial imaging is sufficient follow-up.
  • [MeSH-major] Astrocytoma / complications. Brain Neoplasms / complications. Epilepsy / drug therapy. Epilepsy / etiology
  • [MeSH-minor] Adolescent. Adult. Anticonvulsants / therapeutic use. Craniotomy. Drug Resistance. Epilepsy, Complex Partial / etiology. Epilepsy, Complex Partial / surgery. Female. Humans. Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Male. Memory / physiology. Neoplasm Recurrence, Local. Neurosurgical Procedures. Temporal Lobe / pathology. Temporal Lobe / surgery

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  • (PMID = 17884756.001).
  • [ISSN] 1294-9361
  • [Journal-full-title] Epileptic disorders : international epilepsy journal with videotape
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Epileptic Disord
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] France
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Anticonvulsants
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77. Mennel HD, Lell B: Ganglioside (GD2) expression and intermediary filaments in astrocytic tumors. Clin Neuropathol; 2005 Jan-Feb;24(1):13-8
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  • [Title] Ganglioside (GD2) expression and intermediary filaments in astrocytic tumors.
  • The search of proliferation markers in astrocytic tumors that may serve as targets for therapeutic interventions, is in full progress.
  • Gangliosides are lipid-sugar compounds localized on the cell membrane that are thought to modify pertinent signals and, therefore, may influence a variety of functions in normal and pathologic conditions including those that act upon tumor growth.
  • Intracranial supratentorial astrocytic gliomas of the adult represent a tumor group, that may be divided into three grades of malignancy, the most anaplastic member being the glioblastoma.
  • Yet, the results were only partly congruent and the correlation to tumor grades rather loose.
  • Thus, the conclusion must be drawn that the correlation of ganglioside patterns to the proliferation of astrocytic tumors is as poor as that of GFAP or vimentin expression, respectively.
  • [MeSH-major] Astrocytoma / metabolism. Brain Neoplasms / metabolism. Gangliosides / metabolism. Intermediate Filaments / metabolism

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  • (PMID = 15696779.001).
  • [ISSN] 0722-5091
  • [Journal-full-title] Clinical neuropathology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Clin. Neuropathol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Germany
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Gangliosides; 0 / Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein; 0 / Vimentin; 65988-71-8 / ganglioside, GD2
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78. Gupta B, Raina J: Fascicular multiple ocular motor nerve paresis as first presentation of anaplastic astrocytoma. Indian J Ophthalmol; 2007 Nov-Dec;55(6):458-60
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  • [Title] Fascicular multiple ocular motor nerve paresis as first presentation of anaplastic astrocytoma.
  • A case of spontaneous, painless partial III (pupil-sparing) and IV fascicular nerve paresis as the first presentation of anaplastic astrocytoma is reported.
  • [MeSH-major] Astrocytoma / complications. Brain Stem Neoplasms / complications. Oculomotor Nerve Diseases / etiology
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Biopsy. Diagnosis, Differential. Eye Movements. Follow-Up Studies. Humans. Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Male

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  • [ISSN] 0301-4738
  • [Journal-full-title] Indian journal of ophthalmology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Indian J Ophthalmol
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  • [Publication-country] India
  • [Other-IDs] NLM/ PMC2635986
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79. Liu L, Bäcklund LM, Nilsson BR, Grandér D, Ichimura K, Goike HM, Collins VP: Clinical significance of EGFR amplification and the aberrant EGFRvIII transcript in conventionally treated astrocytic gliomas. J Mol Med (Berl); 2005 Nov;83(11):917-26
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  • [Title] Clinical significance of EGFR amplification and the aberrant EGFRvIII transcript in conventionally treated astrocytic gliomas.
  • The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical value of assessing epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) amplification and the common 5' rearrangement of EGFR resulting in the EGFRvIII transcript in astrocytic gliomas.
  • Amplification of EGFR was found in 41% (65/160) of glioblastomas (GBs) and 10% (4/41) of anaplastic astrocytomas (AAs).
  • There were no abnormalities of the EFGR or its transcript in grade II astrocytoma (AII).
  • [MeSH-major] Astrocytoma / genetics. Central Nervous System Neoplasms / genetics. Gene Amplification. Glioblastoma / genetics. Glioma / genetics. Receptor, Epidermal Growth Factor / genetics
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Age Factors. Biomarkers / analysis. Female. Gene Dosage. Humans. Male. Middle Aged. Mutation. Polymerase Chain Reaction / methods. Survival Analysis

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  • (PMID = 16133418.001).
  • [ISSN] 0946-2716
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of molecular medicine (Berlin, Germany)
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J. Mol. Med.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Grant] United Kingdom / Cancer Research UK / / A6618
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] Germany
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers; 0 / epidermal growth factor receptor VIII; EC 2.7.10.1 / Receptor, Epidermal Growth Factor
  • [Other-IDs] NLM/ PMC2815848; NLM/ UKMS2690
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80. Parsa CF, Givrad S: Juvenile pilocytic astrocytomas do not undergo spontaneous malignant transformation: grounds for designation as hamartomas. Br J Ophthalmol; 2008 Jan;92(1):40-6
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  • AIM: To determine whether juvenile pilocytic astrocytomas WHO grade I have the potential for spontaneous malignant transformation.
  • METHODS: A literature search was performed, cross-referencing juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma, pilocytic astrocytoma, astrocytoma grade I, optic glioma, glioma, low-grade gliomas, polar spongioblastoma, gliocytoma embryonale, and malignant transformation, anaplasia or anaplastic change.
  • Twenty-two of these tumours, however, did not initially match criteria for juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma WHO grade I and were excluded.
  • CONCLUSION: Juvenile pilocytic astrocytomas WHO grade I do not undergo spontaneous anaplastic transformation.
  • [MeSH-major] Astrocytoma / pathology. Brain Diseases / pathology. Brain Neoplasms / pathology. Cell Transformation, Neoplastic / pathology. Hamartoma / pathology
  • [MeSH-minor] Adolescent. Adult. Child. Child, Preschool. Disease Progression. Humans. Middle Aged. Neoplasms, Radiation-Induced / etiology. Neoplasms, Second Primary / etiology


81. Kirby S, Gertler SZ, Mason W, Watling C, Forsyth P, Aniagolu J, Stagg R, Wright M, Powers J, Eisenhauer EA: Phase 2 study of T138067-sodium in patients with malignant glioma: Trial of the National Cancer Institute of Canada Clinical Trials Group. Neuro Oncol; 2005 Apr;7(2):183-8
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  • Patients with recurrent anaplastic astrocytoma or glioblastoma multiforme were treated intravenously with 330 mg/m(2) of T138067-sodium weekly.
  • There were two patients with anaplastic astrocytoma and 16 with glioblastoma multiforme.
  • Our results suggest that given in this dose and schedule T138067-sodium does not have activity in this population of anaplastic astrocytoma and glioblastoma multiforme.
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Aged. Canada. Female. Humans. Male. Middle Aged. Treatment Outcome

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  • [ISSN] 1522-8517
  • [Journal-full-title] Neuro-oncology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Neuro-oncology
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Clinical Trial; Clinical Trial, Phase II; Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Antineoplastic Agents; 0 / Sulfonamides; T4NP8G3K6Q / batabulin
  • [Other-IDs] NLM/ PMC1871890
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82. Seo HS, Kim JH, Lee DH, Lee YH, Suh SI, Kim SY, Na DG: Nonenhancing intramedullary astrocytomas and other MR imaging features: a retrospective study and systematic review. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol; 2010 Mar;31(3):498-503
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  • BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Most intramedullary astrocytomas have been known to exhibit at least some enhancement on MR imaging regardless of cell type or tumor grade.
  • MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 19 consecutive patients (male to female ratio, 11:8; mean age, 27.84 +/- 19.0 years) with primary intramedullary astrocytomas (3 WHO grade I, 13 WHO grade II, 3 WHO grade III) who underwent preoperative MR imaging with contrast enhancement were included in this retrospective study from 4 institutions.
  • The tumor-enhancement patterns were classified into the following categories:.
  • RESULTS: In the retrospective study, 6 astrocytomas (32%), including 2 anaplastic astrocytomas, did not enhance at all.
  • In the literature review, the frequency of nonenhancing intramedullary astrocytomas was 14 of 76 (18%), including 2 anaplastic astrocytomas.
  • Therefore, astrocytoma must remain in the differential diagnosis of nonenhancing intramedullary lesions, particularly if the lesion demonstrates a prominent mass effect or cord expansion.
  • [MeSH-major] Astrocytoma / pathology. Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods. Spinal Cord Neoplasms / pathology
  • [MeSH-minor] Adolescent. Adult. Child. Contrast Media. Diagnosis, Differential. Female. Gadolinium DTPA. Humans. Male. Retrospective Studies. Young Adult

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  • (PMID = 19875469.001).
  • [ISSN] 1936-959X
  • [Journal-full-title] AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] AJNR Am J Neuroradiol
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Review
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Contrast Media; K2I13DR72L / Gadolinium DTPA
  • [Number-of-references] 21
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83. Kabacińska A, Dabrowska A, Tarnowska C, Cyryłowski L: [Diagnostic problems of rare cerebellopontine angle tumors]. Otolaryngol Pol; 2007;61(2):184-7
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  • Astrocytoma (neuroepithelial tumor) determine about 25% all the cerebroma but their original location in cerebellopontine angle is seldom.
  • The most important in case of this diagnosis is both that this tumors can infiltrate of the brain tissues and the fact that they can transformate toward the anaplastic astrocytoma or glioblastoma multiforme (very malignant tumors).
  • MATERIAL AND METHODS: [corrected] A rare case of astrocytoma presenting as a cerebellopontine angle tumor is discussed.
  • The special characteristics of this tumor and unusual clinical course are disscused.
  • CONCLUSION: The early diagnosis of the astrocytoma increases the patient's chance on convalescence and limits extension of the operation, and consequently of the neurological complication.
  • [MeSH-major] Astrocytoma / radiography. Astrocytoma / surgery. Cerebellar Neoplasms / radiography. Cerebellar Neoplasms / surgery. Cerebellopontine Angle / radiography. Cerebellopontine Angle / surgery. Facial Nerve Diseases / pathology
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Diagnosis, Differential. Follow-Up Studies. Hearing Loss / etiology. Humans. Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Male. Postoperative Complications. Treatment Outcome

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  • (PMID = 17668807.001).
  • [ISSN] 0030-6657
  • [Journal-full-title] Otolaryngologia polska = The Polish otolaryngology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Otolaryngol Pol
  • [Language] pol
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; English Abstract; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Poland
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84. Massimino M, Gandola L, Luksch R, Spreafico F, Riva D, Solero C, Giangaspero F, Locatelli F, Podda M, Bozzi F, Pignoli E, Collini P, Cefalo G, Zecca M, Casanova M, Ferrari A, Terenziani M, Meazza C, Polastri D, Scaramuzza D, Ravagnani F, Fossati-Bellani F: Sequential chemotherapy, high-dose thiotepa, circulating progenitor cell rescue, and radiotherapy for childhood high-grade glioma. Neuro Oncol; 2005 Jan;7(1):41-8
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  • [Title] Sequential chemotherapy, high-dose thiotepa, circulating progenitor cell rescue, and radiotherapy for childhood high-grade glioma.
  • Histologies were glioblastoma multiforme in 10, anaplastic astrocytoma in nine, and anaplastic oligodendroglioma in two; sites of origin were supratentorial areas in 17, spine in two, and posterior fossa in two.
  • Four of 12 relapsed children had tumor dissemination.
  • [MeSH-minor] Adolescent. Adult. Blood Component Transfusion. Child. Child, Preschool. Combined Modality Therapy. Erythroid Precursor Cells. Female. Humans. Male. Radiotherapy, Adjuvant. Treatment Outcome

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  • [ISSN] 1522-8517
  • [Journal-full-title] Neuro-oncology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Neuro-oncology
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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  • [Other-IDs] NLM/ PMC1871624
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85. Kohshi K, Yamamoto H, Nakahara A, Katoh T, Takagi M: Fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy using gamma unit after hyperbaric oxygenation on recurrent high-grade gliomas. J Neurooncol; 2007 May;82(3):297-303
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  • [Title] Fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy using gamma unit after hyperbaric oxygenation on recurrent high-grade gliomas.
  • BACKGROUND: To reduce this complication and to enhance the radiation effect to hypoxic cells of high-grade gliomas, the authors performed noninvasive fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy (FSRT) using a Gamma unit combined with hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy for the treatment of recurrent disease.
  • PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twenty-five consecutive patients who had previously received radiotherapy with chemotherapy for recurrent high-grade gliomas, including 14 patients with anaplastic astrocytoma (AA) and 11 with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), underwent Gamma FSRT immediately after HBO therapy (2.5 atmospheres absolute for 60 min).
  • Median tumor volume was 8.7 cc (range, 1.7-159.3 cc), and the median total radiation dose was 22 Gy (range, 18-27 Gy) to the tumor margin in 8 fractions.
  • CONCLUSION: Gamma FSRT after HBO therapy appears to confer a survival benefit for patients with recurrent high-grade gliomas and warrants further investigation.
  • [MeSH-major] Brain Neoplasms / therapy. Glioma / therapy. Hyperbaric Oxygenation. Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / surgery. Radiosurgery
  • [MeSH-minor] Adolescent. Adult. Aged. Aged, 80 and over. Combined Modality Therapy. Female. Humans. Male. Middle Aged. Survival Analysis. Treatment Outcome

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  • [ISSN] 0167-594X
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of neuro-oncology
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86. Saito T, Arifin MT, Hama S, Kajiwara Y, Sugiyama K, Yamasaki F, Hidaka T, Arita K, Kurisu K: Survivin subcellular localization in high-grade astrocytomas: simultaneous expression in both nucleus and cytoplasm is negative prognostic marker. J Neurooncol; 2007 Apr;82(2):193-8
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  • [Title] Survivin subcellular localization in high-grade astrocytomas: simultaneous expression in both nucleus and cytoplasm is negative prognostic marker.
  • However, there have been no reports about the significance of subcellularly localized survivin in high-grade astrocytomas.
  • The aim of the present study was to examine the relationship between prognosis and subcellular localization of survivin in high-grade astrocytoma.
  • METHODS: We immunohistochemically examined the pattern of subcellular localization of survivin expression (nuclear, cytoplasmic, or both) in 51 patients with high-grade astrocytoma (19 anaplastic astrocytomas; 32 glioblastomas).
  • We statistically examined the relationship between survivin localization and prognosis, using multivariate analysis including other clinicopathological factors (age, sex, WHO grade, extent of resection, MIB-1 labeling index, and expression of p53 and epidermal growth factor receptor).
  • CONCLUSIONS: We found that simultaneous expression of survivin in both the nucleus and cytoplasm is an important prognostic factor for high-grade astrocytoma.
  • The present findings indicate that subcellular localization of survivin expression is a reliable prognostic factor for patients with this tumor.
  • [MeSH-major] Astrocytoma / metabolism. Brain Neoplasms / metabolism. Cell Nucleus / metabolism. Cytoplasm / metabolism. Microtubule-Associated Proteins / metabolism. Neoplasm Proteins / metabolism
  • [MeSH-minor] Adolescent. Adult. Aged. Female. Humans. Inhibitor of Apoptosis Proteins. Male. Middle Aged. Prognosis. Receptor, Epidermal Growth Factor / metabolism. Receptor, ErbB-2 / metabolism. Retrospective Studies. Subcellular Fractions. Survival Rate. Tumor Suppressor Protein p53 / analysis

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  • (PMID = 17151933.001).
  • [ISSN] 0167-594X
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of neuro-oncology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J. Neurooncol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / BIRC5 protein, human; 0 / Inhibitor of Apoptosis Proteins; 0 / Microtubule-Associated Proteins; 0 / Neoplasm Proteins; 0 / Tumor Suppressor Protein p53; 0 / epidermal growth factor receptor-neu receptor; EC 2.7.10.1 / Receptor, Epidermal Growth Factor; EC 2.7.10.1 / Receptor, ErbB-2
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87. Hanse MC, Franssen JH, Sleeboom HP, Hoffmann CF, Taal W: Two exceptional phenomena in an anaplastic oligo-astrocytoma. J Neurooncol; 2006 Jun;78(2):197
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  • [Title] Two exceptional phenomena in an anaplastic oligo-astrocytoma.
  • [MeSH-major] Astrocytoma / secondary. Brain Neoplasms / pathology. Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / complications. Sagittal Sinus Thrombosis / etiology. Spinal Cord Neoplasms / secondary
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Cervical Vertebrae. Female. Functional Laterality. Humans

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  • (PMID = 16575535.001).
  • [ISSN] 0167-594X
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of neuro-oncology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J. Neurooncol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Netherlands
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88. Quaranta M, Divella R, Daniele A, Di Tardo S, Venneri MT, Lolli I, Troccoli G: Epidermal growth factor receptor serum levels and prognostic value in malignant gliomas. Tumori; 2007 May-Jun;93(3):275-80
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  • Increased EGFR expression might therefore be a strong prognostic feature in multiple tumor types, and inhibition of its cellular actions may have substantial therapeutic benefit.
  • METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: Serum samples obtained from 50 healthy individuals and 65 brain cancer patients (35 glioblastoma multiforme and 30 anaplastic astrocytomas) were collected before and after treatment and assayed for EGFR extracellular domain serum concentrations by a sandwich ELISA.
  • There was a significant difference in the mean serum levels of EGFR between glioblastoma multiforme patients (96.2 +/- 12 ng/ml) and anaplastic astrocytoma patients (71.6 +/- 18 ng/ml, P = 0.04).
  • For all patients, median overall survival was 13 months (anaplastic astrocytoma, 18 months; glioblastoma multiforme, 12.5 months).
  • In 47 patients with high EGFR serum levels, overall survival was reduced (P = 0.01), with a median survival time corresponding to 11.5 months (anaplastic astrocytoma, 14.5 months; glioblastoma multiforme, 10.5 months).
  • [MeSH-major] Biomarkers, Tumor / blood. Brain Neoplasms / blood. Glioma / blood. Neoplasm Proteins / blood. Receptor, Epidermal Growth Factor / blood
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Aged. Aged, 80 and over. Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating / therapeutic use. Astrocytoma / blood. Astrocytoma / drug therapy. Astrocytoma / mortality. Astrocytoma / radiotherapy. Astrocytoma / surgery. Chemotherapy, Adjuvant. Combined Modality Therapy. Dacarbazine / analogs & derivatives. Dacarbazine / therapeutic use. Disease-Free Survival. Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay. Female. Follow-Up Studies. Glioblastoma / blood. Glioblastoma / drug therapy. Glioblastoma / mortality. Glioblastoma / radiotherapy. Glioblastoma / surgery. Humans. Kaplan-Meier Estimate. Male. Middle Aged. Prognosis. Protein Structure, Tertiary. Radiotherapy, Adjuvant. Signal Transduction. Survival Analysis. Treatment Outcome

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  • (PMID = 17679463.001).
  • [ISSN] 0300-8916
  • [Journal-full-title] Tumori
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Tumori
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Comparative Study; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating; 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor; 0 / Neoplasm Proteins; 7GR28W0FJI / Dacarbazine; EC 2.7.10.1 / EGFR protein, human; EC 2.7.10.1 / Receptor, Epidermal Growth Factor; YF1K15M17Y / temozolomide
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89. Marcus HJ, Carpenter KL, Price SJ, Hutchinson PJ: In vivo assessment of high-grade glioma biochemistry using microdialysis: a study of energy-related molecules, growth factors and cytokines. J Neurooncol; 2010 Mar;97(1):11-23
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  • [Title] In vivo assessment of high-grade glioma biochemistry using microdialysis: a study of energy-related molecules, growth factors and cytokines.
  • This study's objective was to utilise microdialysis to monitor levels of glucose, lactate, pyruvate, glutamate and glycerol in patients following surgery for intrinsic brain tumours, and to assess the concentration of growth factors, cytokines and other proteins involved in the pathogenesis of high-grade gliomas in vivo.
  • Eight patients with suspected high-grade gliomas were studied.
  • Histology demonstrated WHO IV glioblastoma in five cases, WHO III anaplastic astrocytoma in two cases, and one cerebral lymphoma.
  • In the high-grade gliomas (WHO IV and III), tumour margin microdialysates consistently showed significantly lower glucose, higher lactate/pyruvate (L/P) ratio, higher glutamate and higher glycerol, relative to peritumour microdialysates (P < 0.05).
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Aged. Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal / pharmacology. Dexamethasone / pharmacology. Female. Glucose / metabolism. Glutamic Acid / metabolism. Glycerol / metabolism. Humans. Lactic Acid / metabolism. Male. Matrix Metalloproteinase 9 / metabolism. Microdialysis / methods. Middle Aged. Pyruvic Acid / metabolism. Tissue Inhibitor of Metalloproteinase-1 / metabolism. Tissue Inhibitor of Metalloproteinase-2 / metabolism

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  • [ISSN] 1573-7373
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of neuro-oncology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J. Neurooncol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Grant] United Kingdom / Medical Research Council / / G0600986; United Kingdom / Medical Research Council / / G9439390; United Kingdom / Medical R