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  • 1
    Language: English
    In: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, November 2014, Vol.21(11), pp.1945-1950
    Description: We report a 64-year-old woman who underwent craniotomy and gross total resection of a left frontal lobe tumor initially diagnosed as glioblastoma. Multiple wound revisions were necessary due to repeated wound healing disorders under concomitant radio-chemotherapy. After 9 months there was local cranial tumor recurrence, requiring re-operation. Thereafter, temozolomide monotherapy was implemented. Histologically, a shift from glial to mesenchymal differentiation was observed in the recurrent tumor, resulting in the diagnosis of gliosarcoma. A further 9 months later a thoracic spinal tumor occurred requiring emergency tumor resection. Analysis showed a mesenchymal tumor without definite glial component. Being resistant to local radiation therapy, symptomatic local spinal tumor progression was observed within 1 month requiring re-resection. There was no response to chemotherapy with bevacizumab and irinotecan. Considering the pronounced sarcoma-like differentiation, a sarcoma chemotherapy regime with doxorubicin was initiated. This was also to no avail; the disease progressed and recurred at both the spinal and cerebral locations, respectively. This ambiguous tumor characteristic and therapy resistance encouraged us to retrospectively perform molecular and array-based comparative genomic hybridization (aCGH) analysis on the extirpated cerebral and spinal tumors. Tumors from both locations showed a consistent cytogenetic signature of gain of chromosome 7, and losses of chromosomes 10 and 13. This novel report of aCGH analysis of spinal gliosarcoma metastasis and the correlation to the clinical disease course shows that genotypic profiling may serve as a supplementary diagnostic tool in improving our knowledge of the biologic behavior of rare tumor variants.
    Keywords: Comparative Genomic Hybridization ; Glioblastoma ; Gliosarcoma ; Spinal Metastasis ; Medicine
    ISSN: 0967-5868
    E-ISSN: 1532-2653
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  • 2
    Language: English
    In: Cancer Research, 07/15/2016, Vol.76(14 Supplement), pp.2696-2696
    Description: CNS-primitive neuroectodermal tumors (CNS PNETs) are highly aggressive, poorly differentiated embryonal tumors occurring predominantly in young children but also affecting adolescents and adults. Histological diagnosis is complicated by morphological heterogeneity and divergent differentiation. Recent studies suggest the existence of molecular subgroups of CNS-PNETs sharing biological characteristics with other CNS tumors. To investigate this we have analyzed 323 fresh-frozen or paraffin-embedded institutionally diagnosed CNS-PNETs using DNA methylation and expression arrays. Data were compared to 211 reference cases of other pediatric and adult brain tumors representing more than 20 well-known entities.
    Keywords: Brain Tumors ; Differentiation ; Central Nervous System ; Data Processing ; Classification ; Pediatrics ; Adolescence ; DNA Methylation ; Nervous System Diseases ; Children ; Neurology & Neuropathology;
    ISSN: 0008-5472
    E-ISSN: 1538-7445
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  • 3
    Language: English
    In: Cancer Research, 07/01/2018, Vol.78(13 Supplement), pp.4124-4124
    ISSN: 0008-5472
    E-ISSN: 1538-7445
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  • 5
    Language: English
    In: Acta Neuropathologica, 2013, Vol.126(3), pp.443-451
    Description: Mutation/loss of alpha-thalassemia/mental retardation syndrome X-linked ( ATRX ) expression has been described in anaplastic gliomas. The present study explored the role of ATRX status in the molecular classification of anaplastic gliomas and its impact on survival in the biomarker cohort of the NOA-04 anaplastic glioma trial. Patients ( n  = 133) of the NOA-04 trial were analyzed for ATRX expression using immunohistochemistry. ATRX status was correlated with age, histology, isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH), 1p/19q, alternative lengthening of telomeres (ALT) and O6-methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase (MGMT) status, and the trial efficacy endpoints. Loss of ATRX expression was detected in 45 % of anaplastic astrocytomas (AA), 27 % of anaplastic oligoastrocytomas (AOA) and 10 % of anaplastic oligodendrogliomas (AO). It was mostly restricted to IDH mutant tumors and almost mutually exclusive with 1p/19q co-deletion. The ALT phenotype was significantly correlated with ATRX loss. ATRX and 1p/19q status were used to re-classify AOA: AOA harboring ATRX loss shared a similar clinical course with AA, whereas AOA carrying 1p/19q co-deletion shared a similar course with AO. Accordingly, in a Cox regression model including ATRX and 1p/19q status, histology was no longer significantly associated with time to treatment failure. Survival analysis showed a marked separation of IDH mutant astrocytic tumors into two groups based on ATRX status: tumors with ATRX loss had a significantly better prognosis (median time to treatment failure 55.6 vs. 31.8 months, p  = 0.0168, log rank test). ATRX status helps better define the clinically and morphologically mixed group of AOA, since ATRX loss is a hallmark of astrocytic tumors. Furthermore, ATRX loss defines a subgroup of astrocytic tumors with a favorable prognosis.
    Keywords: ATRX ; IDH ; 1p/19q ; Anaplastic glioma ; MGMT
    ISSN: 0001-6322
    E-ISSN: 1432-0533
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  • 6
    In: Neuropathology, December 2015, Vol.35(6), pp.538-544
    Description: Intraocular medulloepithelioma (IO MEPL) is an uncommon embryonal neuroepithelial neoplasm of the eye. These ocular neoplasms have been compared with intracranial medulloepitheliomas or other histologic variants of CNS embryonal tumor with multilayered rosettes (CNS ETMR) due to their morphological mimicry. We performed comprehensive molecular analysis to explore the histogenetic and biologic relationships between 22 IO MEPL and 68 CNS ETMR. Routinely prepared paraffin‐embedded samples were assessed for genome‐wide methylation profiles using the Illumina Methylation 450k BeadChip array. We identified strong cytogenetic and epigenetic differences between ocular neoplasms and CNS ETMR. None of the IO MEPL cases displayed the ETMR‐specific amplification of the locus. Instead, cytogenetic analysis of the IO MEPL showed numerous copy number aberrations which involved either whole chromosomes or chromosomal arms; recurrent aberrations in these tumors affected chromosomes 1p, 4, 8 and 16p. DNA methylation patterns were also strikingly different between these two tumor entities, suggesting that they do not share common origins and biological behaviors. Comparative cluster analysis of 198 pediatric CNS tumors and 22 IO MEPL revealed a clear demarcation of the CNS ETMR and IO MEPL profiles from other CNS entities. In conclusion, although IO MEPL shares some histopathological features with CNS ETMR, they manifest striking molecular diversity at the cytogenetic and epigenetic levels. Consequently they deserve a separate nosologic designation in future tumor classifications, where CNS MEPL could be designated as a histological variant of CNS ETMR.
    Keywords: Brain ; Chromosomal Aberrations ; Epigenetic ; Eye ; Medulloepithelioma
    ISSN: 0919-6544
    E-ISSN: 1440-1789
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  • 7
    Language: English
    In: Cancer Research, 10/01/2014, Vol.74(19 Supplement), pp.3094-3094
    ISSN: 0008-5472
    E-ISSN: 1538-7445
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  • 8
    Language: English
    In: Acta neuropathologica, September 2017, Vol.134(3), pp.507-516
    Description: Pediatric glioblastoma (pedGBM) is an extremely aggressive pediatric brain tumor, accounting for ~6% of all central nervous system neoplasms in children. Approximately half of pedGBM harbor recurrent somatic mutations in histone 3 variants or, infrequently, IDH1/2. The remaining subset of pedGBM is highly heterogeneous, and displays a variety of genomic and epigenetic features. In the current study, we aimed to further stratify an H3-/IDH-wild type (wt) pedGBM cohort assessed through genome-wide molecular profiling. As a result, we identified three molecular subtypes of these tumors, differing in their genomic and epigenetic signatures as well as in their clinical behavior. We designated these subtypes 'pedGBM_MYCN' (enriched for MYCN amplification), 'pedGBM_RTK1' (enriched for PDGFRA amplification) and 'pedGBM_RTK2' (enriched for EGFR amplification). These molecular subtypes were associated with significantly different outcomes, i.e. pedGBM_RTK2 tumors show a significantly longer survival time (median OS 44 months), pedGBM_MYCN display extremely poor outcomes (median OS 14 months), and pedGBM_RTK1 tumors harbor an intermediate prognosis. In addition, the various molecular subtypes of H3-/IDH-wt pedGBM were clearly distinguishable from their adult counterparts, underlining their biological distinctiveness. In conclusion, our study demonstrates significant molecular heterogeneity of H3-/IDH-wt pedGBM in terms of DNA methylation and cytogenetic alterations. The recognition of three molecular subtypes of H3-/IDH-wt pedGBM further revealed close correlations with biological parameters and clinical outcomes and may therefore, be predictive of response to standard treatment protocols, but could also be useful for stratification for novel, molecularly based therapies.
    Keywords: Brain Tumor ; Egfr ; Glioblastoma ; Mycn ; Methylation ; Pdgfra ; Pediatric ; Prognostic ; Rtk ; Subgroup ; Survival ; Mutation ; Brain Neoplasms -- Genetics ; Glioblastoma -- Genetics ; Histones -- Genetics ; Isocitrate Dehydrogenase -- Genetics
    ISSN: 00016322
    E-ISSN: 1432-0533
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  • 9
    Language: English
    In: Acta Neuropathologica, 2018, Vol.136(2), pp.273-291
    Description: Tumors with histological features of pilocytic astrocytoma (PA), but with increased mitotic activity and additional high-grade features (particularly microvascular proliferation and palisading necrosis) have often been designated anaplastic pilocytic astrocytomas. The status of these tumors as a separate entity has not yet been conclusively demonstrated and molecular features have only been partially characterized. We performed DNA methylation profiling of 102 histologically defined anaplastic pilocytic astrocytomas. T-distributed stochastic neighbor-embedding (t-SNE) and hierarchical clustering analysis of these 102 cases against 158 reference cases from 12 glioma reference classes revealed that a subset of 83 of these tumors share a common DNA methylation profile that is distinct from the reference classes. These 83 tumors were thus denominated DNA methylation class anaplastic astrocytoma with piloid features (MC AAP). The 19 remaining tumors were distributed amongst the reference classes, with additional testing confirming the molecular diagnosis in most cases. Median age of patients with MC AAP was 41.5 years. The most frequent localization was the posterior fossa (74%). Deletions of CDKN2A/B (66/83, 80%), MAPK pathway gene alterations (49/65, 75%, most frequently affecting NF1 , followed by BRAF and FGFR1 ) and mutations of ATRX or loss of ATRX expression (33/74, 45%) were the most common molecular alterations. All tumors were IDH1/2 wildtype. The MGMT promoter was methylated in 38/83 tumors (45%). Outcome analysis confirmed an unfavorable clinical course in comparison to PA, but better than IDH wildtype glioblastoma. In conclusion, we show that a subset of histologically defined anaplastic pilocytic astrocytomas forms a separate DNA methylation cluster, harbors recurrent alterations in MAPK pathway genes in combination with alterations of CDKN2A/B and ATRX , affects patients who are on average older than those diagnosed with PA and has an intermediate clinical outcome.
    Keywords: Anaplastic pilocytic astrocytoma ; Pilocytic astrocytoma with anaplasia ; Methylation profile based classification ; Panel sequencing ; ATRX ; BRAF ; NF1 ; FGFR1 ; MGMT ; CDKN2A/B ; Molecular characterization ; DNA copy number alterations
    ISSN: 0001-6322
    E-ISSN: 1432-0533
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  • 10
    Language: English
    In: Acta Neuropathologica, 2017, Vol.133(2), pp.325-327
    Keywords: Astrocytoma -- Genetics ; Brain Neoplasms -- Genetics ; Cyclin D2 -- Genetics;
    ISSN: 0001-6322
    E-ISSN: 1432-0533
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