The authors acknowledge the contributions of the following individuals to the overall brain tumor research programs MD Anderson Cancer Center: Phyllis Adatto, Fabian Morice, Sam Payen, Lacey McQuinn, Rebecca McGaha, Sandra Guerra, Leslie Paith, Katherine Roth, Dong Zeng, Hui Zhang, Dr. Alfred Yung, Dr. Howard Colman, Dr. Charles Conrad, Dr. John de Groot, Dr. Arthur Forman, Dr. Morris Groves, Dr. Victor Levin, Dr. Monica Loghin, Dr. Vinay Puduvalli, Dr. Raymond Sawaya, Dr. Amy Heimberger, Dr. Frederick Lang, Dr. Nicholas Levine, Lori Tolentino; Brigham and Women’s Hospital: Kate Saunders, Donna Dello Iacono; Case Western Reserve University: Dr. Stanton Gerson, Dr. Warren Selman, Dr. Robert Maciunas, Dr. Nicholas Bambakidis, Dr. David Hart, Dr. Jonathan Miller, Dr. Alan Hoffer, Dr. Mark Cohen, Dr Lisa Rogers, Dr. Charles J Nock, Wendi Barrett, Anita Merriam, Quinn Ostrom, Sarah Robbins, Perica Davitkov, Dr. Michael Vogelbaum, Dr. Robert Weil, Dr. Manmeet Ahluwalia, Dr. David Peereboom, Dr. Edward Benzel, Dr. Susan Staugaitis, Cathy Schilero, Cathy Brewer, Kathy Smolenski, Diane Fabec, Theresa Naska, Jennifer Hornacek-Guadalupe; Columbia University Medical Center: Dr. Steven Rosenfeld; Israel: Dr. Zvi Ram, Dr. Deborah T Blumenthal, Dr. Felix Bokstein (Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center), Dr. Felix Umansky (Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Henry Ford Hospital), Dr. Menashe Zaaroor (Rambam Health Care Campus) Dr. Avi Cohen (Soroka University Medical Center, Chaim Sheba Medical Center), Dr. Tzeela Tzuk-Shina (Rambam Medical Center and Faculty of Medicine, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology); Denmark: Dr. Bo Voldby (Aarhus University Hospital), Dr. Rene Laursen M.D. (Aalborg University Hospital), Dr. Claus Andersen (Odense University Hospital), Dr. Jannick Brennum (Glostrup University Hospital), Matilde Bille Henriksen (Institute of Cancer Epidemiology, the Danish Cancer Society); Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center: Maya Marzouk, Mary Elizabeth Davis, Eamon Boland, Marcel Smith, Ogechukwu Eze, Mahalia Way; NorthShore University HealthSystem: Pat Lada, Nancy Miedzianowski, Michelle Frechette, Dr. Nina Paleologos; Sweden: Gudrun Bystrom, Sara Huggert, Mikael Kimdal and Monica Sandstrom (Umea University); University of California, San Francisco: Dr. Tarik Tihan, Dr. Shichun Zheng, Dr. Mitchel Berger, Dr. Nicholas Butowski, Dr. Susan Chang, Dr. Jennifer Clarke, Dr. Michael Prados, Terri Rice, Jeannette Sison, Valerie Kivett, Xiaoqin Duo, Helen Hansen, George Hsuang, Rosito Lamela, Christian Ramos, Joe Patoka, Katherine Wagenman, Mi Zhou, Adam Klein, Nora McGee, Jon Pfefferle, Callie Wilson, Pagan Morris, Mary Hughes, Marlin Britt-Williams, Jessica Foft, Julia Madsen, Csaba Polony; University of Illinois at Chicago: Candice Zahora, Dr. John Villano, Dr. Herbert Engelhard.
The authors acknowledge the input of the Gliogene External Advisory Committee: Dr. Ake Borg (Department of Oncology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden), Dr. Stephen K Chanock (National Cancer Institute, U. S. National Institutes of Health), Dr. Peter Collins (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom), Dr. Robert Elston (Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Case Western Reserve University), Dr. Paul Kleihues (Department of Pathology, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland), Carol Kruchko (Central Brain Tumor Registry of the United States), Dr. Gloria Petersen (Health Sciences Research, Mayo Clinic), Dr. Sharon Plon (Baylor Cancer Genetics Clinic, Baylor College of Medicine).
Finally, we would like to thank the patients and their families for participating in this research.
This work was supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland (5R01 CA119215, 5R01 CA070917, R01CA52689, P50097257, R01CA126831). Additional support was provided by the American Brain Tumor Association, The National Brain Tumor Society, and the Tug McGraw Foundation. For more information about the Gliogene Consortium, refer to the following Web site: http://www.gliogene.org