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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229253/the-biology-of-uveal-melanoma
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Adriana Amaro, Rosaria Gangemi, Francesca Piaggio, Giovanna Angelini, Gaia Barisione, Silvano Ferrini, Ulrich Pfeffer
Uveal melanoma (UM), a rare cancer of the eye, is distinct from cutaneous melanoma by its etiology, the mutation frequency and profile, and its clinical behavior including resistance to targeted therapy and immune checkpoint blockers. Primary disease is efficiently controlled by surgery or radiation therapy, but about half of UMs develop distant metastasis mostly to the liver. Survival of patients with metastasis is below 1 year and has not improved in decades. Recent years have brought a deep understanding of UM biology characterized by initiating mutations in the G proteins GNAQ and GNA11...
February 22, 2017: Cancer Metastasis Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224623/outcome-and-prognostic-factors-following-curative-intent-surgery-for-oral-tumours-in-dogs-234-cases-2004-to-2014
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B N Sarowitz, G J Davis, S Kim
OBJECTIVES: To describe the long-term outcomes and prognostic factors associated with curative-intent surgery for oral tumours in a large series of dogs. METHODS: Retrospective review of records for dogs with oral tumours treated with curative-intent surgery. Data collected included signalment, weight, surgical procedure, lymph node staging results, computed tomography results, tumour size, histopathology results including margin evaluation, complications, adjunctive therapies, local recurrence or metastasis, date and cause of death and owner satisfaction...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222797/melanoma-antigen-specific-effector-t-cell-cytokine-secretion-patterns-in-patients-treated-with-ipilimumab
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Yana G Najjar, Fei Ding, Yan Lin, Robert VanderWeele, Lisa H Butterfield, Ahmad A Tarhini
BACKGROUND: In a previously reported study, patients with regionally advanced melanoma were treated with neoadjuvant ipilimumab (ipi) (Tarhini in PLoS ONE 9(2): e87705, 3). Significant changes in circulating myeloid derived suppressor cells (MDSC), regulatory T cells (Treg) and peptide specific type I CD4(+) and CD8(+) T cells were noted at week 6 that correlated with clinical outcome. Characterization of antigen-specific effector T cell secreted cytokines may shed insights into ipi associated T cell activation and function...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218707/fkbp51-immunohistochemical-expression-a-new-prognostic-biomarker-for-oscc
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Daniela Russo, Francesco Merolla, Massimo Mascolo, Gennaro Ilardi, Simona Romano, Silvia Varricchio, Virginia Napolitano, Angela Celetti, Loredana Postiglione, Pier Paolo Di Lorenzo, Luigi Califano, Giovanni Orabona Dell'Aversana, Fabio Astarita, Maria Fiammetta Romano, Stefania Staibano
Up-to-date, several molecular markers of prognosis have been studied in Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma (OSCC), but none entered in the clinical setting. Therapy of OSCC tumors mainly relies on surgery, radiotherapy and partially on chemotherapy; there is an urgent need for biomarkers able to better stratify OSCC patients' risk to address targeted therapeutic strategies. The role of immune response in the pathogenesis and biological behavior of OSCC has been investigated by several authors, and promising results have been obtained with immune checkpoint inhibitors...
February 18, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218385/timing-of-completion-lymphadenectomy-after-positive-sentinel-node-biopsy-in-patients-with-melanoma
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C M C Oude Ophuis, A C J van Akkooi, P Rutkowski, W E M Powell, C Robert, A Testori, B L van Leeuwen, P Siegel, A M M Eggermont, C Verhoef, D J Grünhagen
BACKGROUND: Nodal staging with sentinel node biopsy (SNB) and completion lymph node dissection (CLND) provides prognostic information to patients with melanoma and their physicians. It is not known whether the timing of CLND is associated with survival outcome and/or CLND tumour load. This study investigated whether CLND timing is associated with CLND tumour load, disease-free survival (DFS) and/or melanoma-specific survival (MSS). METHODS: A retrospective cohort of patients with SNB-positive melanoma from nine European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) Melanoma Group centres undergoing surgery between 1993 and 2009 were examined...
February 20, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214950/surgery-for-metastatic-tumors-of-the-pancreas
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Taisuke Yagi, Daisuke Hashimoto, Katsunobu Taki, Kensuke Yamamura, Akira Chikamoto, Masaki Ohmuraya, Toru Beppu, Hideo Baba
Metastatic lesion of the pancreas originated from other organs is uncommon. The aim of this report was to evaluate the outcome of surgery in patients with isolated metastases to the pancreas. Nine patients underwent pancreatic resection for metastatic malignant disease from 2000 to 2015 at the Department of Gastroenterological Surgery of the Kumamoto University Hospital. The primary lesion was renal cell carcinoma in 7 cases, colon cancer in 1 and malignant melanoma in 1. The median interval from the initial operation to pancreatic resection was 138 months...
December 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214318/clinical-course-treatment-modalities-and-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-congenital-melanocytic-nevi-data-from-the-german-cmn-registry
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Maria Elisabeth Wramp, Anna Langenbruch, Matthias Augustin, Detlef Zillikens, Sven Krengel
BACKGROUND: Congenital melanocytic nevi (CMN) are associated with mental stress as well as medical risks for those affected. The German CMN registry was initiated in 2005. Herein, we present results from an interim analysis focusing on disease course, treatment modalities, and quality of life. PATIENTS AND METHODS: One hundred patients enrolled in the registry between 2005 and 2012 were included in this prospective cohort study, and asked to participate in a follow-up survey...
February 2017: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213066/inguinal-lymph-node-presenting-as-the-delayed-site-of-metastasis-in-early-stage-endometrial-carcinoma-case-report
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Shomaila Amir M Akbar, Mutahir A Tunio, Wafa AlShakweer, AbdulAziz AlObaid, Mushabbab AlAsiri
INTRODUCTION: Inguinal lymph nodes are the frequent sites of metastasis for malignant lymphoma, squamous cell carcinoma of anal canal, vulva and penis, malignant melanoma and squamous cell carcinoma of skin over lower extremities or trunk. Anatomically, endometrial carcinoma is less likely to spread to the superficial or deep inguinal lymph nodes, thus metastatic involvement of these lymph nodes can easily be overlooked. CASE PRESENTATION: Here-in we report a case of a 65-year old Saudi morbid obese female, who presented with left inguinal lymphadenopathy as initial delayed site of metastasis almost 19 months after the initial treatment for FIGO IA endometrial carcinoma...
January 19, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206940/resection-of-gastrointestinal-metastases-in-stage-iv-melanoma-correlation-with-outcomes
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Sangeetha Prabhakaran, William J Fulp, Ricardo J Gonzalez, Vernon K Sondak, Ragini R Kudchadkar, Geoffrey T Gibney, Jeffrey S Weber, Jonathan S Zager
The prognosis of patients with gastrointestinal (GI) melanoma metastases is poor. Surgery renders select patients disease free and/or palliates symptoms. We reviewed our single-institution experience of resection with GI melanoma metastases. A retrospective review was performed on patients who underwent surgery for GI melanoma metastases from 2007 to 2013. Fifty-four patients were identified and separated based on completeness of resection into curative 13 (24%) and palliative 41 (75.9%) groups. Thiry-six (63...
November 1, 2016: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203169/recurrent-malignant-melanoma-presenting-as-isolated-pleural-metastases-in-a-patient-with-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#10
Kartik Anand, Shashank Cingam, Prakash Peddi
Isolated pleural metastasis with pleural effusion is a rare occurrence in malignant melanoma. We report an unusual case of a patient with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and recurrent pleural effusions. The pleural fluid cytology and immunohistochemistry profile were consistent with the diagnosis of CLL. However, chemotherapy with pentostatin, cyclophosphamide, and rituximab did not result in any meaningful clinical response. A video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery and biopsy of the affected nodular parietal layer of the pleura were consistent with malignant melanoma...
January 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197351/a-case-of-malignant-melanoma-of-the-uterine-cervix-with-disseminated-metastases-throughout-the-vaginal-wall
#11
Tomoko Noguchi, Nami Ota, Yasushi Mabuchi, Shigetaka Yagi, Sawako Minami, Hisako Okuhira, Yuki Yamamoto, Yasushi Nakamura, Kazuhiko Ino
Malignant melanoma (MM) in the female genital tract accounts for less than 2% of all melanomas, and the vast majority associated occur in the vulva and vagina. Primary MM of the uterine cervix is extremely rare and its prognosis is very poor. We report a case of primary MM of the cervix with dissemination throughout the vaginal wall. A 66-year-old woman presented with postmenopausal bleeding. Gynecologic examination demonstrated a 2 cm polypoid blackish-pigmented tumor on the cervix with multiple small blackish-pigmented lesions throughout the vaginal wall...
2017: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195452/practical-indications-for-the-management-of-non-melanoma-skin-cancer-patients
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Alessandro DI Stefani, Laura Del Regno, Alfredo Piccerillo, Ketty Peris
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), together encompassed in the term non--melanoma skin cancers (NMSC), are the most common cancers among fair--skinned populations. Individuating accurate risk stratification of NMSC patients is crucial to select different options among various treatment strategies. The majority of low risk NMSCs are easily treated with surgery, offering excellent cure rates and cosmetic results. Other treatment modalities include physical destruction (curettage, cautery and cryotherapy), chemical destruction (photodynamic therapy and topical 5--flurouracil) and immunomodulatory therapy (topical imiquimod)...
February 14, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185271/melanoma-and-pregnancy
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REVIEW
Sarah Kym Morton, Adam Park Morton
Melanoma is the most common cancer in women during their reproductive years and kills more young Australians than any other single cancer. Care of women whose pregnancy is complicated by a diagnosis of malignancy is complex. The risk of delaying treatment to the mother, the short-term and long-term risks of premature delivery to the child, and the immediate risks to the foetus and long-term risks to the child of maternal treatment with surgery, radiotherapy or medical therapies must be considered.
February 10, 2017: Australasian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183255/melanoma-adjuvant-treatment-current-insight-and-clinical-features
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Carmine D Aniello, Francesco Perri, Giuseppina Della Vittoria Scarpati, Chiara Della Pepa, Salvatore Pisconti, Vincenzo Montesarchio, Nicolas Wernert, Mayra Rachele Zarone, Michele Caraglia, Gaetano Facchini, Massimiliano Berretta, Carla Cavaliere
Melanoma represents 2-3% of all cancers, 95% of them arise from skin, while only 5% are non-cutaneous melanoma. Despite an optimal surgery management, the risk of a local and systemic relapse remains high, particularly in high-risk patients (node-positive or node-negative T3b, T4 a/b). We conducted a systematic review of the main published and ongoing phase I/II/III trials between 2000 and June 2015 on the adjuvant treatment of cutaneous melanoma. The IFN remains the only option currently available for this aim...
February 8, 2017: Current Cancer Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181783/management-and-treatment-of-nail-melanoma
#15
Emi Dika, Bianca M Piraccini, Pier A Fanti
BACKGROUND: An early and prompt NAM diagnosis is associated with less invasive surgical procedures and a better patient's prognosis. The diagnostic delay may be related both to the clinical misinterpretations and to errors in the diagnosing process. Biopsy techniques have been adequately describe by nail experts, but the two main problems in the correct choice of the biopsy are probably related to the difficulty in performing surgery in the nail unit and the risk of permanent nail dystrophy...
February 8, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171845/a-first-reported-case-of-metastatic-anorectal-amelanotic-melanoma-with-a-marked-response-to-anti-pd-1-antibody-nivolumab-a-case-report
#16
Katsuji Tokuhara, Kazuyoshi Nakatani, Hirotsugu Tanimura, Kazuhiko Yoshioka, Takahiro Kiyohara, Masanori Kon
INTRODUCTION: Anorectal amelanotic melanoma (AAMM) is a rare disease with poor prognosis. A standard treatment strategy for AAMM has not been established. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We report a case of successful treatment of AAMM with nivolumab. A 67-year-old man was referred for colonoscopy which revealed type I tumor in the rectum. AAMM was diagnosed with immunostaining histopathological biopsy findings. Enhanced computed tomography (ECT) revealed the rectal tumor without distant organ metastasis...
January 23, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151776/lymph-nodes-capsular-naevi-are-associated-with-high-naevus-count-in-melanoma-patients-a-case-control-study
#17
Simone Ribero, Caterina Longo, Francesca Specchio, Simonetta Piana, Fabio Castagnetti, Elvira Moscarella, Aimilios Lallas, Roberto Alfano, Giuseppe Argenziano
Capsular naevi (CNs) in lymph nodes (LNs) are relatively common, occurring in 3-22% of patients who undergo LN surgery for melanoma. Naevus count is one of the principal risk factors for melanoma, as well as a prognostic factor in melanoma patients. However, little is known about the occurrence of CN in melanoma patients on the basis of their naevus count. A case-control study was performed, to look at the naevus count differences between CN-positive and CN-negative melanoma patients. Cases (CN positive) were matched for age, sex and Breslow thickness with controls (CN negative)...
February 1, 2017: Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150389/diagnostic-agreement-and-interobserver-concordance-with-teledermoscopy-referrals
#18
J Dahlén Gyllencreutz, J Paoli, M Bjellerup, Z Bucharbajeva, H Gonzalez, K Nielsen, C Sandberg, I Synnerstad, K Terstappen, A-M Wennberg Larkö
BACKGROUND: Malignant melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers are among the fastest increasing malignancies in many countries. With the help of new tools, such as teledermoscopy referrals between Primary Health Care and Dermatology clinics, the management of these patients could be made more efficient. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the diagnostic agreement and interobserver concordance achieved when assessing referrals sent through a mobile teledermoscopic referral system as compared to referrals sent via the current paper-based system without images...
February 1, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145103/extracapsular-dissection-as-sole-therapy-for-small-low-grade-malignant-tumors-of-the-parotid-gland
#19
Konstantinos Mantsopoulos, Michael Koch, Heinrich Iro
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to investigate whether extracapsular dissection of a primarily unsuspected lesion in the parotid gland could be oncologically sufficient for carefully selected cases of parotid gland malignomas. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective clinical study. METHODS: The records of all patients treated for primary malignant tumors of the parotid gland solely by means of extracapsular dissection between 2006 and 2013 were studied retrospectively...
January 31, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139264/clinical-and-pathologic-factors-associated-with-subclinical-spread-of-invasive-melanoma
#20
Thuzar M Shin, Waqas R Shaikh, Jeremy R Etzkorn, Joseph F Sobanko, David J Margolis, Joel M Gelfand, Emily Y Chu, Rosalie Elenitsas, Christopher J Miller
BACKGROUND: Indications to treat invasive melanoma with Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) or analogous techniques with exhaustive microscopic margin assessment have not been defined. OBJECTIVE: Identify clinical and histologic factors associated with subclinical spread of invasive melanoma. METHODS: This retrospective, cross-sectional study evaluated 216 invasive melanomas treated with MMS and melanoma antigen recognized by T cells 1 immunostaining...
January 28, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
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