Cancer Control Journal

This peer-reviewed journal contains articles on the spectrum of actions and approaches needed to reduce the impact of human malignancy.

January 2017 | Volume 24, Number 1

Neoplastic Meningitis and Leptomeningeal Central Nervous System Disease

Vol. 24, No. 1 – Neoplastic Meningitis and Leptomeningeal Central Nervous System Disease (Full Issue PDF file: 5.3 MB)


Neoplastic Meningitis: One of the Last Frontiers of Oncology (PDF 69 KB)
Frank D. Vrionis, MD, PhD

Cerebrospinal Fluid and Hydrocephalus: Physiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment (PDF 165 KB)
  Andreas K. Filis, MD, Kamran Aghayev, MD, and Frank D. Vrionis, MD, PhD

Clinical Presentation, Diagnosis, and Radiological Findings of Neoplastic Meningitis (PDF 1.4 MB)
  Georgios Rigakos, MD, Chrysoula I. Liakou, MD, Naillid Felipe, Dennis Orkoulas-Razis, MHS, and Evangelia Razis, MD, PhD

Neoplastic Meningitis Due to Lung, Breast, and Melanoma Metastases (PDF 550 KB)
  Emilie Le Rhun, MD, Sophie Taillibert, MD, and Marc C. Chamberlain, MD

Diagnosis and Management of Leukemic and Lymphomatous Meningitis (PDF 244 KB)
  Hemant Murthy, MD, Claudio Anasetti, MD, and Ernesto Ayala, MD

Experimental Treatments for Leptomeningeal Metastases From Solid Malignancies (PDF 204 KB)
  Solmaz Sahebjam, MD, Peter A. Forsyth, MD, Keiran S. Smalley, PhD, and Nam D. Tran, MD, PhD

Surgical Treatment for Leptomeningeal Disease (PDF 301 KB)
  Andrey A. Volkov, DO, Andreas K. Filis, MD, and Frank D. Vrionis, MD, PhD


Supplemental Article
Special Report: Cerebrospinal Fluid Dissemination and Neoplastic Meningitis in Primary Brain Tumors (PDF 347 KB)
Sajeel Chowdhary, MD, Sherri Damlo, and Marc C. Chamberlain, MD


Case Report: Thrombotic Microangiopathy in a Patient Treated With Gemcitabine
(PDF 111 KB)
Sowmya Nanjappa, MBBS, MD, Vivek Singh, MBBS, Shyam Uttamchandani, MD, and Smitha Pabbathi, MD

Case Report: Liver-Directed Embolization for the Long-Term Control of Hypercalcemia of Malignancy in Metastatic Breast Cancer (PDF 366 KB)
Sowmya Nanjappa, MBBS, MD, Carlos A. Pla-Fernandez, MD, Susmitha Apuri, MD, Loretta Loftus, MD, and Bela Kis, MD, PhD

Case Series: Infectious Causes of Right Middle Lobe Syndrome (PDF 405 KB)
Aatif Rashid, MD, Sowmya Nanjappa, MD, MBBS, and John N. Greene, MD

Case Series: Invasive Haemophilus influenzae Infection in Patients With Cancer (PDF 222 KB)
Vivek Singh, MBBS, Sowmya Nanjappa, MBBS, MD, Smitha Pabbathi, MD, and John N. Greene, MD

Disparities Report: High Levels of Medical Mistrust Are Associated With Low Quality of Life Among Black and White Men With Prostate Cancer (PDF 245 KB)
Ballington L. Kinlock, PhD, Lauren J. Parker, PhD, Janice V. Bowie, PhD, Daniel L. Howard, PhD, Thomas A. LaVeist, PhD, and Roland J. Thorpe Jr, PhD

Pathology Report: Urothelial Carcinoma With Squamous Differentiation Is Associated With High Tumor Stage and Pelvic Lymph-Node Metastasis 
(PDF 307 KB)
Yunguang Liu, MD, PhD, Marilyn M. Bui, MD, and Bo Xu, MD, PhD

Pathology Report: Endometriosis Mimicking Soft-Tissue Neoplasms: A Potential Diagnostic Pitfall (PDF 591 KB)
Yi Ding, MD, Julie Gibbs, MD, Ge Xiong, MD, Shigong Guo, MD, Shailaja Raj, MD, and Marilyn M. Bui, MD, PhD

Pathology Report: ERBB4 Expression in Ovarian Serous Carcinoma Resistant to Platinum-Based Therapy (PDF 331 KB)
Ozlen Saglam, MD, Yin Xiong, PhD, Douglas C. Marchion, PhD, Carolina Strosberg, MD, Robert M. Wenham, MD, Joseph J. Johnson, MS, Daryoush Saeed-Vafa, MD, Christopher Cubitt, PhD, Ardeshir Hakam, MD, and Anthony M. Magliocco, MD

Special Report: Chemosaturation With Percutaneous Hepatic Perfusion in Unresectable Hepatic Metastases (PDF 333 KB)
Evan S. Glazer, MD, PhD, and Jonathan S. Zager, MD

Special Report: Differential Gene Expression in Ductal Carcinoma In Situ of the Breast Based on ERBB2 Status (PDF 473 KB)
Emmanuel Agosto-Arroyo, MD, Tatyana Isayeva, PhD, Shi Wei, MD, Jonas S. Almeida, PhD, and Shuko Harada, MD

About the art in this issue:

Phoenix artist and published author, Julie Gilbert Pollard paints in oil, watercolor, and acrylic in a fluid, painterly manner. Her painting style, while representational, is colored with her own personal concept of reality. “The eye may see as a camera ‘sees,’ but the mind’s eye sees an altered, imagined image, what it wants and hopes to see. It’s that illusive image, uniquely mine, along with a heightened sense of ‘realness’ that I try to express in my paintings. This world of ours is often a frightening and mysterious place, but it is filled with scenes and subjects that excite my eye and imagination! The magical allure of the natural world, and my reverence for it, compel me to attempt to capture its essence on canvas or paper.”

Julie has given instruction in watercolor, oil, and acrylic since 1985. A frequent award winner, Julie’s oils and watercolors have hung in numerous juried and gallery exhibits and she’s a signature member of the National Oil & Acrylic Painter’s Society and the San Diego Watercolor Society. Her work is included in many private and corporate collections across Arizona, the United States, and around the world. Julie is represented in Arizona by Esprit Decor Gallery in Phoenix, Raku Gallery in Jerome, Sedona Arts Center Gallery in Sedona and by Xanadu Studio Artists in Scottsdale (online gallery). To view more of Julie’s work or to contact her, please visit

Yosemite Forest. Watercolor on paper, 14" x 11".

Impatiens by the Creek (detail). Watercolor on paper, 12" x 12".
Tough Ol' Guy. Oil canvas, 11" x 14".
Box Canyon. Oil on canvas, 18" x 24".
Headed North (detail). Oil on canvas, 12" x 24".
Free as a Bird. Acrylic on canvas, 8" x 10".
Wahkeena Creek. Oil on canvas, 8" x 10".