Journal of Neuro-Oncology

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List of Papers (Total 357)

The effects of clinical and sociodemographic factors on survival, resource use and lead times in patients with high-grade gliomas: a population-based register study

BackgroundPrevious studies indicate an effect of sociodemographic factors on risk for being diagnosed with, as well as on survival of cancer in general. Our primary aim was to analyse sociodemographic factors, resource use and lead times in health care after diagnosis with high grade malignant glioma (HGG) in a large population based cohort.MethodsA register-based study using...

Individual changes in neurocognitive functioning and health-related quality of life in patients with brain oligometastases treated with stereotactic radiotherapy

BackgroundRecently, it has been shown that at group level, patients with limited brain metastases treated with stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT) maintain their pre-treatment levels of neurocognitive functioning (NCF) and health-related quality of life (HRQoL). The aim of this study was to evaluate NCF and HRQoL changes over time at the individual patient level.MethodsNCF (seven...

Prognostic relevance of mutations and copy number alterations assessed with targeted next generation sequencing in IDH mutant grade II glioma

BackgroundAt current prognostication of low grade glioma remains suboptimal and might be improved with additional markers. These may guide treatment decisions, in particular on early adjuvant therapy versus wait and see after surgery.MethodsWe used a targeted Next-Generation Sequencing panel to assess mutational and copy number status of selected genes and chromosomes in a...

Clinical challenges of glioma and pregnancy: a systematic review

IntroductionThis review aims to summarize challenges in clinical management of concomitant gliomas and pregnancy and provides suggestions for this management based on current literature.MethodsPubMed and Embase databases were systematically searched for studies on glioma and pregnancy. Observational studies and articles describing expert opinions on clinical management were...

Positron emission tomography of sodium glucose cotransport activity in high grade astrocytomas

A novel glucose transporter, the sodium glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2), has been demonstrated to contribute to the demand for glucose by pancreatic and prostate tumors, and its functional activity has been imaged using a SGLT specific PET imaging probe, α-methyl-4-[F-18]fluoro-4-deoxy-d-glucopyaranoside (Me-4FDG). In this study, Me-4FDG PET was extended to evaluate patients with...

Medulloblastoma with transitional features between Group 3 and Group 4 is associated with good prognosis

Medulloblastoma, the most common malignant pediatric brain tumor, is a heterogeneous disease, with the existence of at least four molecular types: Wingless (WNT), Sonic Hedgehog (SHH), Group 3 and Group 4 tumors. The latter two groups, which can be identified by an application of multi-gene expression or methylation profiling, show sometimes ambiguous categorization and are still...

Feasibility of the evidence-based cognitive telerehabilitation program Remind for patients with primary brain tumors

Many patients with primary brain tumors experience cognitive deficits. Cognitive rehabilitation programs focus on alleviating these deficits, but availability of such programs is limited. Our large randomized controlled trial (RCT) demonstrated positive effects of the cognitive rehabilitation program developed by our group. We converted the program into the iPad-based cognitive...

Correction to: Salvage fractionated stereotactic re-irradiation (FSRT) for patients with recurrent high grade gliomas progressed after bevacizumab treatment

The fourth author’s name was incorrect in the initial online publication. The original article has been corrected.

Discordances in ER, PR, and HER2 between primary breast cancer and brain metastasis

When distant metastases are discovered, it is important to determine receptor profiles of these lesions through histologic examination. However, brain metastasis sites are difficult to reach to be routinely biopsied. The purpose of this study was to determine expression profiles of estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR), and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2...

Internet-based guided self-help for glioma patients with depressive symptoms: a randomized controlled trial

Depressive symptoms are common in glioma patients, and can negatively affect health-related quality of life (HRQOL). We performed a nation-wide randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effects of an online guided self-help intervention for depressive symptoms in adult glioma patients. Glioma patients with depressive symptoms were randomized to a 5-week online course based on...

Pre-operative language ability in patients with presumed low-grade glioma

In patients with low-grade glioma (LGG), language deficits are usually only found and investigated after surgery. Deficits may be present before surgery but to date, studies have yielded varying results regarding the extent of this problem and in what language domains deficits may occur. This study therefore aims to explore the language ability of patients who have recently...

Bevacizumab and risk of intracranial hemorrhage in patients with brain metastases: a meta-analysis

Administration of bevacizumab to patients with brain metastases (BM) is controversial due to concerns about the increased risk of intracranial hemorrhage (ICH). This meta-analysis assessed whether the risk of ICH increases in BM patients receiving treatments that contain bevacizumab versus without. PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library and annual meeting abstracts of the American...

Analysis of the cancer genome atlas (TCGA) database identifies an inverse relationship between interleukin-13 receptor α1 and α2 gene expression and poor prognosis and drug resistance in subjects with glioblastoma multiforme

Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most common primary brain tumor in adults. A variety of targeted agents are being tested in the clinic including cancer vaccines, immunotoxins, antibodies and T cell immunotherapy for GBM. We have previously reported that IL-13 receptor subunits α1 and α2 of IL-13R complex are overexpressed in GBM. We are investigating the significance of IL...

Local alkylating chemotherapy applied immediately after 5-ALA guided resection of glioblastoma does not provide additional benefit

Grade IV glioma is the most common and aggressive primary brain tumour. Gross total resection with 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) guided surgery combined with local chemotherapy (carmustine wafers) is an attractive treatment strategy in these patients. No previous studies have examined the benefit carmustine wafers in a treatment programme of 5-ALA guided resection followed by a...

Correction to: Which elderly newly diagnosed glioblastoma patients can benefit from radiotherapy and temozolomide? A PERNO prospective study

The members of the PERNO Study Group were not individually captured in the metadata of the original publication. They are included in the metadata of this publication.

Pittsburgh compound B (PiB) PET imaging of meningioma and other intracranial tumors

Meningiomas are the most common intracranial tumors. Diagnosis by MRI is generally straightforward, but lack of imaging specificity can present a diagnostic dilemma, particularly in patients with cancer. We report our experience with meningioma identification on Pittsburgh compound B (PiB) PET/CT. Patients who underwent PiB PET/CT from 2006 to 2015 were reviewed to identify those...

Current and emerging treatment strategies for children with progressive chiasmatic-hypothalamic glioma diagnosed as infants: a web-based survey

Treatment of infant hypothalamic chiasmatic glioma (iCHG) is challenging, about 30% of the children progress during chemotherapy. Despite subsequent treatments the 5 year overall-survival rate is only 70%. This study investigates treatment strategies currently applied for progressive iCHG. A web-based questionnaire was sent out to the members of the SIOPE Brain Tumour Group...