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Clinical features, diagnosis, and survival analysis of dogs with glioma.

J Vet Intern Med 2021 Jun 12. Epub 2021 Jun 12.

Department of Animal Medicine and Surgery, Veterinary Faculty, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.

Background: Gliomas in dogs remain poorly understood.

Objectives: To characterize the clinicopathologic findings, diagnostic imaging features and survival of a large sample of dogs with glioma using the Comparative Brain Tumor Consortium diagnostic classification.

Animals: Ninety-one dogs with histopathological diagnosis of glioma. Read More

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Brain network hubs and cognitive performance of survivors of childhood infratentorial tumors.

Radiother Oncol 2021 Jun 5. Epub 2021 Jun 5.

Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium.

Background: Childhood infratentorial tumor patients frequently suffer from long-term cognitive deficits. As each constituent of their treatment can lead to neurotoxicity, cascade effects can lead to profound reorganization of the underlying brain network, the so-called 'connectome'. However, to date, few studies have assessed the relationship between brain network topology, the functional role of network hubs (i. Read More

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Revision of Commonly Accepted Warburg Mechanism of Cancer Development: Redox-Sensitive Mitochondrial Cytochromes in Breast and Brain Cancers by Raman Imaging.

Cancers (Basel) 2021 May 26;13(11). Epub 2021 May 26.

Laboratory of Laser Molecular Spectroscopy, Institute of Applied Radiation Chemistry, Lodz University of Technology, Wroblewskiego 15, 93-590 Lodz, Poland.

We used Raman imaging to monitor changes in the redox state of the mitochondrial cytochromes in ex vivo human brain and breast tissues, surgically resected specimens of human tissues and in vitro human brain cells of normal astrocytes (NHA), astrocytoma (CRL-1718), glioblastoma (U87-MG) and medulloblastoma (Daoy), and human breast cells of normal cells (MCF 10A), slightly malignant cells (MCF7) and highly aggressive cells (MDA-MB-231) by means of Raman microspectroscopy at 532 nm. We visualized localization of cytochromes by Raman imaging in the major organelles in cancer cells. We demonstrated that the "redox state Raman marker" of the ferric low-spin heme in cytochrome at 1584 cm can serve as a sensitive indicator of cancer aggressiveness. Read More

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Neuroophthalmic Manifestations of Intracranial Tumours in Children.

Case Rep Ophthalmol Med 2021 15;2021:7793382. Epub 2021 May 15.

Department of Neurosurgery, Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College and Hospital, Pimpri, Pune, Maharashtra, India.

Background: All children between 0 and 16 years presenting with brain tumours confirmed by Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and treated surgically in our institute were included in this study.

Objective: The aim of this study is to evaluate the neuroophthalmic and clinical characteristics of intracranial space occupying lesions in children.

Methods: Neuroophthalmic manifestations along with location of the tumour by contrast-enhanced MRI, type of surgical intervention, and postoperative histopathological diagnosis were evaluated. Read More

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Spatial concordance of DNA methylation classification in diffuse glioma.

Neuro Oncol 2021 May 28. Epub 2021 May 28.

Department of Neurosurgery, Amsterdam UMC, Vrije Universiteit, and Brain Tumor Centre, Cancer Center Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1117, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Background: Intratumoral heterogeneity is a hallmark of diffuse gliomas. DNA methylation profiling is an emerging approach in the clinical classification of brain tumors. The goal of this study is to investigate the effects of intratumoral heterogeneity on classification confidence. Read More

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Cyclin D1 expression in ganglioglioma, pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma and pilocytic astrocytoma.

Exp Mol Pathol 2021 May 19;121:104652. Epub 2021 May 19.

University Hospital of Saint Etienne, North Hospital, Department of Pathology, Avenue Albert Raimond, 42055, Saint Etienne CEDEX 2, France; Corneal Graft Biology, Engineering and Imaging Laboratory, BiiGC, EA2521, Federative Institute of Research in Sciences and Health Engineering, Faculty of Medicine, Jean Monnet University, Saint-Etienne, France.

Ganglioglioma, pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma (PXA) and pilocytic astrocytoma are rare brain neoplasms with frequent activation of mitogen-activated protein (MAP) kinase pathway. A downstream marker of MAP-kinase pathway activation is cyclin D1. However, the expression of cyclin D1 has not been studied in the differential diagnosis between these brain tumors. Read More

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Super resolution microscopy reveals DHA-dependent alterations in glioblastoma membrane remodelling and cell migration.

Nanoscale 2021 Jun;13(21):9706-9722

Cross Cancer Institute, University of Alberta, Department of Oncology, 11560 University Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Brain fatty acid binding protein (FABP7; B-FABP) promotes glioblastoma (GBM) cell migration and is associated with tumor infiltration, properties associated with a poor prognosis in GBM patients. FABP7-expressing neural stem-like cells are known to drive tumor migration/infiltration and resistance to treatment. We have previously shown that FABP7's effects on cell migration can be reversed when GBM cells are cultured in medium supplemented with the omega-3 fatty acid, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Read More

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Case Report: Chemotherapy Indication in a Case of Neurofibromatosis Type 1 Presenting Optic Pathway Glioma: A One-Year Clinical Case Study Using Differential Tractography Approach.

Front Hum Neurosci 2021 6;15:620439. Epub 2021 Apr 6.

Functional Neurosurgery Research Center, Shohada Tajrish Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is associated with peripheral and central nervous system tumors. It is noteworthy that the regions in which these tumors frequently arise are the optic pathways (OPs) and the brainstem. Thus, we decided to trace the procedure of diffusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging (dMRI) alterations along with Short-Wavelength Automated Perimetry (SWAP) examinations of the OPs after surgery and chemotherapy over 1 year, which enabled us to evaluate chemotherapy's efficacy in an NF1 patient with an OP tumor. Read More

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3D whole-brain metabolite imaging to improve characterization of low-to-intermediate grade gliomas.

J Neurooncol 2021 May 13. Epub 2021 May 13.

Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, Emory University School of Medicine, 1701 Uppergate Drive, C5018, Atlanta, GA, 30322, USA.

Purpose: MRI is the standard imaging modality used for diagnosis, treatment planning, and post-treatment management of gliomas. Contrast-enhanced T1-weighted (CE-T1w) MRI is used to plan biopsy and radiation for grade IV gliomas but is less effective for grade II and III gliomas (i.e. Read More

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Case report and literature review: antenatal diagnosis of a fetal anaplastic astrocytoma.

J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 2021 May 9:1-7. Epub 2021 May 9.

Department of Ultrasound, The School of Clinical Medicine, Fujian Medical University, Fuzhou, China.

Objectives: To describe the ultrasonographic appearance of congenital anaplastic astrocytoma, so as to provide diagnostic clues for it. An updated review of the literature was also carried out.

Results: There was a case of fetal anaplastic astrocytoma detected by ultrasound at 37 + 1 weeks of gestation. Read More

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Clinical Classification of Acquired Concomitant Esotropia.

Klin Monbl Augenheilkd 2021 Apr 30;238(4):482-487. Epub 2021 Apr 30.

Department of Ophthalmology, University of Lausanne, Jules-Gonin Eye Hospital, Fondation Asile des aveugles, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Background: Classification and management of acquired concomitant esotropia is controversial. We sought to establish a simple clinical classification in order to determine in which cases further investigations in search of underlying pathologies are necessary.

Patients And Methods: Observational retrospective study of the files of 175 consecutive patients examined in our unit between 2009 and 2018 for acute convergent strabismus. Read More

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Correlation of 4'-[methyl-C]-thiothymidine PET with Gd-enhanced and FLAIR MRI in patients with newly diagnosed glioma.

EJNMMI Res 2021 Apr 30;11(1):42. Epub 2021 Apr 30.

Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kagawa University, 1750-1 Ikenobe, Miki-cho, Kita-gun, Kagawa, 761-0793, Japan.

Purpose: To elucidate the biological association between tumor proliferation, tumor infiltration and neovascularization, we analyzed the association between volumetric information of 4'-[methyl-C]thiothymidine (4DST) positron emission tomography (PET) and fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) and T1-weighted gadopentetate dimeglumine (Gd)-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), in patients with newly diagnosed glioma.

Methods: A total of 23 patients with newly diagnosed glioma who underwent both 4DST PET/CT and Gd-enhanced MRI before therapy were available for a retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data. The maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax) for tumor (T) and the mean SUV for normal contralateral hemisphere (N) were calculated, and the tumor-to-normal (T/N) ratio was determined. Read More

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Physiological Imaging Methods for Evaluating Response to Immunotherapies in Glioblastomas.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 Apr 8;22(8). Epub 2021 Apr 8.

Department of Molecular and Clinical Cancer Medicine, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 3BX, UK.

Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most malignant brain tumor in adults, with a dismal prognosis despite aggressive multi-modal therapy. Immunotherapy is currently being evaluated as an alternate treatment modality for recurrent GBMs in clinical trials. These immunotherapeutic approaches harness the patient's immune response to fight and eliminate tumor cells. Read More

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Combining Magnetic Resonance Imaging with Systemic Monocyte Evaluation for the Implementation of GBM Management.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 Apr 6;22(7). Epub 2021 Apr 6.

UOC Radiodiagnostica e Neuroradiologia, Istituto di Radiologia, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario "A.Gemelli" IRCCS, Università Cattolica S.Cuore, 00168 Roma, Italy.

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the gold standard for glioblastoma (GBM) patient evaluation. Additional non-invasive diagnostic modalities are needed. GBM is heavily infiltrated with tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) that can be found in peripheral blood. Read More

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The Fibronectin Expression Determines the Distinct Progressions of Malignant Gliomas via Transforming Growth Factor-Beta Pathway.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 Apr 6;22(7). Epub 2021 Apr 6.

Institute of Clinical Medicine, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 701, Taiwan.

Due to the increasing incidence of malignant gliomas, particularly glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), a simple and reliable GBM diagnosis is needed to screen early the death-threaten patients. This study aimed to identify a protein that can be used to discriminate GBM from low-grade astrocytoma and elucidate further that it has a functional role during malignant glioma progressions. To identify proteins that display low or no expression in low-grade astrocytoma but elevated levels in GBM, glycoprotein fibronectin (FN) was particularly examined according to the mining of the Human Protein Atlas. Read More

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A self-immolated fluorogenic agent triggered by HS exhibiting potential anti-glioblastoma activity.

Analyst 2021 Jun 28;146(11):3510-3515. Epub 2021 Apr 28.

Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Biofunctional Materials, School of Chemistry and Materials Science, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, 210023, P. R. China.

Glioblastoma is the most common and aggressive type of malignant brain tumor with poor survival and limited therapeutic options. Theranostic anticancer agents with dual functions of diagnosis and therapy are highly attractive. Self-immolation reaction is a promising approach for theranostic prodrugs triggered by the tumor microenvironment. Read More

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High-grade astrocytoma with piloid features (HGAP): the Charité experience with a new central nervous system tumor entity.

J Neurooncol 2021 May 27;153(1):109-120. Epub 2021 Apr 27.

Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Corporate Member of Freie Universität Berlin and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Department of Radiation Oncology, Charitéplatz 1, 10117, Berlin, Germany.

Purpose: High-grade astrocytoma with piloid features (HGAP) is a recently described brain tumor entity defined by a specific DNA methylation profile. HGAP has been proposed to be integrated in the upcoming World Health Organization classification of central nervous system tumors expected in 2021. In this series, we present the first single-center experience with this new entity. Read More

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DCE-MRI in Glioma, Infiltration Zone and Healthy Brain to Assess Angiogenesis: A Biopsy Study.

Clin Neuroradiol 2021 Apr 26. Epub 2021 Apr 26.

Department of Neuroradiology, University Hospital Bonn, Venusberg-Campus 1, 53127, Bonn, Germany.

Purpose: To explore the focal predictability of vascular growth factor expression and neovascularization using dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) in glioma.

Methods: 120 brain biopsies were taken in vital tumor, infiltration zone and normal brain tissue of 30 glioma patients: 17 IDH(isocitrate dehydrogenase)-wildtype glioblastoma (GBM), 1 IDH-wildtype astrocytoma °III (together prognostic group 1), 3 IDH-mutated GBM (group 2), 3 anaplastic astrocytomas IDH-mutated (group 3), 4 anaplastic oligodendrogliomas and 2 low-grade oligodendrogliomas (together prognostic group 4). A mixed linear model evaluated the predictabilities of microvessel density (MVD), vascular area ratio (VAR), mean vessel size (MVS), vascular endothelial growth factor and receptors (VEGF-A, VEGFR‑2) and vascular endothelial-protein tyrosine phosphatase (VE-PTP) expression from Tofts model kinetic and model-free curve parameters. Read More

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Radiation induced glioma in a sexagenarian: A case report.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2021 Apr;100(16):e25373

Department of Neurosurgery, West China Hospital, Sichuan University; 37 Guo Xue Xiang Road, Chengdu, Sichuan, P. R. China.

Introduction: Radiation induced gliomas often occurs after radiation therapy for other brain tumors. Medulloblastoma often occurs in children and its associated radiation-induced glioblastoma multiforme's (GBM) after radiotherapy often has a long latency period. Our case is very unique because the medulloblastoma was detected at an advance age and the latency period of radiation-induced GBM was relatively shorter. Read More

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[Stereotactic irradiation in the complex treatment of patients with intracranial pilocytic astrocytoma].

Zh Vopr Neirokhir Im N N Burdenko 2021 ;85(2):34-46

Burdenko Neurosurgical Center, Moscow, Russia.

Complex management of patients with intracranial pilocytic astrocytoma (PA) consists of surgical treatment, drug therapy (mainly in young children) and radiotherapy. For many years, radiotherapy (RT) has been a standard for residual tumors, recurrence or continued growth of PA. Currently, stereotactic radiosurgery and radiotherapy are preferred for PA, because these procedures are characterized by high conformity and selectivity, precise irradiation of tumor with minimal damage to surrounding intact tissues. Read More

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The Resection of a Thalamic Pilocytic Astrocytoma Through the Transchoroidal Fissure, Transcallosal Approach: 2-Dimensional Operative Video.

Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown) 2021 Apr;20(5):E346-E347

Department of Neurosurgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Surgical resection is the primary treatment of pilocytic astrocytomas and total removal can be curative. However, these lesions occur in critical areas, such as the thalamus, being surrounded by critical life neurovascular structures, which imposes a surgical challenge.1-5 Exhaustive acquisition and meticulous interpretation of preoperative radiological exams; reliable surgical orientation based on profound microneurosurgical anatomic knowledge and judicious discernment of the neuroanatomic distortions on the surface and deep-seated structures inflicted by the neuropathological entity; embracing and comprehensive application of the vast scope of available intraoperative guidance imaging and neurophysiological monitoring; in alliance with the mastered carefully microsurgical technique supported by endoscopic visualization are the keystones to the pursed duet "cure with quality of life" in the treatment of these lesions. Read More

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[Desmoplastic infantile astrocytoma: report of a case].

Zhonghua Bing Li Xue Za Zhi 2021 Apr;50(4):403-405

Department of Pathology, Shandong Provincial Hospital, Affiliated to Shandong First Medical University, Jinan 250021, China.

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Bilateral Renal Angiomyolipomas and Subependymal Giant Cell Astrocytoma Associated with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex: a Case Report and Review of The Literature.

Balkan J Med Genet 2020 Nov 23;23(2):93-98. Epub 2021 Mar 23.

University Clinic of Nephrology, Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia.

Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is an autosomal-dominant multi system disorder. The genetic basis of the disorder is mutations in the or gene, which leads to over activation of the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) protein complex and results in development of benign tumors in different body systems such as brain, skin, lungs and kidney. The mTOR inhibitors are presently the main treatment option for patients with TSC. Read More

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Effects of time to chemoradiation on high-grade gliomas from the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area.

PLoS One 2021 2;16(4):e0249486. Epub 2021 Apr 2.

Neuro-Oncology Unit, Medical Oncology Department, Instituto de Oncología Ángel H. Roffo, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

High-Grade Gliomas (HGG) are the most frequent brain tumor in adults. The gold standard of clinical care recommends beginning chemoradiation within 6 weeks of surgery. Disparities in access to healthcare in Argentina are notorious, often leading to treatment delays. Read More

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Laser-induced fluorescent visualization and photodynamic therapy in surgical treatment of glial brain tumors.

Biomed Opt Express 2021 Mar 1;12(3):1761-1773. Epub 2021 Mar 1.

Prokhorov General Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Science, Moscow, Russia.

High-grade gliomas have a diffuse and infiltrative nature of the growth of tumor cells, due to which the achievement of radical resection is difficult. Surgical resection completeness of brain tumors is an important factor in prolonging the life of patients. An accurate definition of tumor boundaries and residual fluorescent regions is impossible due to imperfections of the equipment used for fluorescent imaging. Read More

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18F-FET PET/CT in Early Subventricular Zone Recurrence of Adult Glioblastoma.

Clin Nucl Med 2021 06;46(6):499-500

Abstract: Glioma stem cells (GSCs) are the source of tumor recurrence in glioblastoma and are capable of whole tumor regeneration once the treatment has concluded. Compelling evidence from the last decade suggests that GSC may arise from neural stem cells residing in the adult subventricular zone (SVZ). We report the findings of an 18F-FET PET/CT showing pathological uptake in SVZ with a tumor-background ratio of greater than 1. Read More

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Radiation-Induced Bilateral Oculomotor Nerve Palsy 20 Years After Radiation Treatment.

Neurology 2021 05 1;96(20):955-957. Epub 2021 Apr 1.

From the Truhlsen Eye Institute (J.J.G., S.K.), Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, and Departments of Neurological Sciences (J.A.F., S.K.) and Radiology (J.T.H.), University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha.

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Anaplastic astrocytoma during pregnancy: the importance of an effective multidisciplinary approach.

BMJ Case Rep 2021 Apr 1;14(4). Epub 2021 Apr 1.

Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland.

A 34-year-old pregnant woman at 28 gestational weeks was diagnosed with a brain tumor after experiencing a generalised seizure. After completion of antenatal fetal lung maturation, she underwent an osteoplastic craniotomy parietal on the left side and a microsurgical partial tumor resection under general anaesthesia. With a histology of a diffuse astrocytoma and the postoperative stable amount of residual tumor on follow-up imaging, the pregnancy proceeded until 37 gestational weeks. Read More

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Understanding the Biological Basis of Glioblastoma Patient-derived Spheroids.

Anticancer Res 2021 Mar;41(3):1183-1195

Department of Neurosurgery, New York Medical College/Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY, U.S.A.

Background/aim: Resistance to glioblastoma (GB) therapy is attributed to the presence of glioblastoma stem cells (GSC). Here, we defined the behavior of GSC as it pertains to proliferation, migration, and angiogenesis.

Materials And Methods: Human-derived GSC were isolated and cultured from GB patient tumors. Read More

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Glioblastoma in a female neurofibromatosis 1 patient without IDH1, BRAF V600E, and TERT promoter mutations: A case report.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2021 Apr;100(13):e25346

Department of Neurosurgery.

Rationale: Glioblastoma is the most lethal and common malignant brain tumor but rare in patients with neurofibromatosis type 1. The clinical findings and pathological findings with gene signatures in female patients have not been well clarified.

Patient Concerns: A 51-year-old female patient complained of headache and left limb weakness lasting for 20 days. Read More

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