Stephan Saikali

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This multicenter study assesses the value of O6-methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase (MGMT) status for predicting overall survival in glioblastoma patients. Five methods are used, to identify the approach with the best prognostic value. Eighty-one tumors were obtained from patients with glioblastomas treated by surgery and radiotherapy with concomitant(More)
We used high-magnetic field (4.7 T) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to build the first high-resolution (100 microm x 150 microm x 100 microm) three-dimensional (3D) digital atlas in stereotaxic coordinates of the brain of a female domestic pig (Sus scrofa domesticus). This atlas was constructed from one hemisphere which underwent a symmetrical(More)
Changes in promoter DNA methylation pattern of genes involved in key biological pathways have been reported in glioblastoma. Genome-wide assessments of DNA methylation levels are now required to decipher the epigenetic events involved in the aggressive phenotype of glioblastoma, and to guide new treatment strategies. We performed a whole-genome integrative(More)
BACKGROUND There is a strong need to determine the best technique for O(6) -methylguanine-DNA-methyltranferase (MGMT) analysis, because MGMT status is currently used in clinical trials and occasionally in routine clinical practice for glioblastoma patients. METHODS The authors compared analytical performances and predictive values of 5 techniques in a(More)
In this study, we investigated the mRNA and protein expression of nine tumour antigens in human glioblastoma multiforme with a view to their possible use in dendritic cell-based immunotherapy. Expression of ALK, EGFRvIII, GALT3, gp100, IL-13Rα2, MAGE-A3, NA17-A, TRP-2 and tyrosinase were studied by real-time RT-PCR on frozen tissues using a series of 47(More)
Introduction: Epidermoid and dermoid cysts are among the most benign intra cranial tumors. Their malignant transformation into squamous cell carcinoma is rare. The authors reviewed the literature. Materials and Methods: MEDLINE and SCIENCE DIRECT searches, and examination of the references in the selected articles yielded 74 patients, 52 of whom fulfilled(More)
The authors report an unusual case of multicentric pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma (PXA) in a 36-year-old woman with neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1). Both lesions were diagnosed as PXA but demonstrated different neuroimaging features and very different outcomes. Although the occipital lesion was cured surgically, the cerebellar tumor recurred three times and(More)
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most dramatic primary brain cancer with a very poor prognosis because of inevitable disease recurrence. The median overall survival is less than 1 year after diagnosis. Cancer stem cells have recently been disclosed in GBM. GBM stem-like cells (GSCs) exhibit resistance to radio/chemotherapeutic treatments and are(More)
The authors report a case of a huge colloid cyst of the septum pellucidum with acute worsening. A 42-year-old man was admitted for unexplained lethargy. A brain CT scan disclosed a huge intra-ventricular lesion. He experienced a sudden deterioration with coma, and was managed with bilateral ventricular external shunting. Total removal was performed a few(More)
OBJECT In this article, the authors report their experience in the management of adult patients with medulloblastoma at their institution to identify prognostic factors important for survival and disease control. METHODS Between 1977 and 2005, 27 patients who were >or=16 years old and had medulloblastoma were treated consecutively. There were 16 women and(More)