Glioblastoma multiforme: Pathogenesis and treatment.
Athens, Greece. In Pharmacol Ther, 31 Aug 2015
Lately, efforts have been made to investigate tumor resistance, which results from complex alternate signaling pathways, the existence of glioma stem-cells, the influence of the blood-brain barrier as well as the expression of 0(6)-methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase.
The role of temozolomide in the treatment of aggressive pituitary tumors.
Newark, United States. In J Clin Neurosci, 30 Jun 2015
In this article, the authors review the development of temozolomide, its biochemistry and interaction with O(6)-methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase (MGMT), its role in adjuvant treatment of aggressive pituitary neoplasms, and future works that could influence the efficacy of temozolomide therapy.
Role of MGMT as biomarker in colorectal cancer.
Verona, Italy. In World J Clin Cases, Jan 2015
O(6)-methylguanine DNA methyltransferase (MGMT) gene promoter methylation plays an important role in colorectal carcinogenesis, occurring in about 30%-40% of metastatic colorectal cancer.
Glioma biology and molecular markers.
Salt Lake City, United States. In Cancer Treat Res, Dec 2014
Prognostic markers in diffuse gliomas include IDH mutation, 1p/19q codeletion, and MGMT methylation, and MGMT is also a predictive marker in elderly patients with glioblastoma treated with temozolomide monotherapy.
Aberrant methylation patterns in cancer: a clinical view.
Ljubljana, Slovenia. In Biochem Med (zagreb), Dec 2014
Even more, promoter methylation patterns of some genes, such as MGMT, SHOX2, and SEPT9, have already been translated into commercial clinical assays aiding in patient assessment as adjunct diagnostic tools.
The somatic genomic landscape of glioblastoma.
New York City, United States. In Cell, 2013
Correlative analyses confirm that the survival advantage of the proneural subtype is conferred by the G-CIMP phenotype, and MGMT DNA methylation may be a predictive biomarker for treatment response only in classical subtype GBM.
Intrinsic molecular subtypes of glioma are prognostic and predict benefit from adjuvant procarbazine, lomustine, and vincristine chemotherapy in combination with other prognostic factors in anaplastic oligodendroglial brain tumors: a report from EORTC study 26951.
Rotterdam, Netherlands. In J Clin Oncol, 2013
They are prognostic for PFS independent of clinical (age, performance status, and tumor location), molecular (1p/19q loss of heterozygosity [LOH], IDH1 mutation, and MGMT methylation), and histologic parameters.