Artigos Científicos

Genome-wide association study identifies two
susceptibility loci for osteosarcoma

Results of the Brazilian Osteosarcoma Treatment
Group Studies III and IV: Prognostic Factors and
Impact on Survival.
From the Instituto de Oncologia Pedia´ trica, Grupo de Apoio ao Adolescente e a criança com Câncer/UniversidadeFederal de São Paulo; Pediatrics Department, Hospital do Câncer; Hospital das Clínicas de São Paulo-Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de SãoPaulo; Santa Casa de Misericórdia de São Paulo; Departments of Orthopedics and Pathology, Universidade Federal de
São Paulo-Escola Paulista de Medicina, São Paulo; Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, Brazil; and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA.
Submitted July 22, 2005; accepted December 16, 2005.
Authors’ disclosures of potential conflicts of interest and author contributions are found at the end of this article.
Address reprint requests to Antonio Sérgio Petrilli MD, PhD, Instituto de Oncologia Pediátrica, Grupo de Apoio ao Adolescente e a Criança com Câncer/Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Rua Botucatu 743, Vila Clementino, 04023-062 São Paulo, Brazil; e-mail:
© 2006 by American Society of Clinical Oncology

Activity of Intraarterial Carboplatin as a Single Agent in the Treatment of
Newly Diagnosed Extremity Osteosarcoma

Ototoxicity evaluation in medulloblastoma patients treated with involved field boost using intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT): a retrospective review

Vieira, W.A., Weltman, E., Chen, M.J. et al. Ototoxicity evaluation in medulloblastoma patients treated with involved field boost using intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT): a retrospective review. Radiat Oncol 9, 158 (2014).

Medulloblastoma is the most common malignant tumors of central nervous system in the childhood. The treatment is severe, harmful and, thus, has a dismal prognosis. As PRAME is present in various cancers, including meduloblastoma, and has limited expression in normal tissues, this antigen can be an ideal vaccine target for tumor immunotherapy. In order to find a potential molecular target, we investigated PRAME expression in medulloblastoma fragments and we compare the results with the clinical features of each patient. Analysis of gene expression was performed by real-time quantitative PCR from 37 tumor samples. The Mann-Whitney test was used to analysis the relationship between gene expression and clinical characteristics. Kaplan-Meier curves were used to evaluate survival. PRAME was overexpressed in 84% samples. But no statistical association was found between clinical features and PRAME overexpression. Despite that PRAME gene could be a strong candidate for immunotherapy since it is highly expressed in medulloblastomas.

VULCANI-FREITAS, Tânia Maria et al. PRAME gene expression profile in medulloblastoma. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 2011, vol.69, n.1 [cited 2021-02-23], pp.9-12

To assess whether the cystic craniopharyngiomas can be controlled with the
use of intratumoral applications of interferon alpha. Method: Nineteen patients with the
diagnosis of cystic craniopharyngioma were treated with intratumoral chemotherapy with
interferon alpha from January 2002 to April 2006. All patients underwent placement of
an intracystic catheter connected to an Ommaya reservoir. Through this reservoir were
made applications during chemotherapy cycles. Each cycle corresponded to application
of 3,000,000 units of interferon alpha three times per week on alternate days totalizing
36,000,000 units. Response to treatment was evaluated by calculating the tumor volume
on MRI control after one, three and six months after the end of each cycle. Patients who
developed worsening of symptoms or who had insignificant reduction in tumor volume
during follow-up underwent repeat cycle chemotherapy. Results: Four patients received
four cycles of chemotherapy, three patients received three cycles, six patients received
two cycles and six patients received one. The lower percentage of reduction in tumor
volume was 60% and the bigger reduction was 98.37%. Eleven patients had a reduction
greater than 90%. Five patients had a tumor reduction between 75 and 90% and in three
patients the tumors were reduced by less than 75%. No deaths occurred during treatment
and side effects of interferon alpha were well tolerated. No treatment was discontinued.
Follow-up after the last application ranged from one year and five months to three years
and nine months. Conclusion: The intratumoral chemotherapy with interferon alpha
decreases the volume of cystic craniopharyngiomas and so far can be considered a new
therapeutic alternative.

DASTOLI, Patrícia Alessandra et al. Cystic craniopharyngioma: intratumoral chemotherapy with alpha interferon. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 2011, vol.69, n.1 [cited 2021-02-23], pp.50-55