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P M Ferguson, G V Long, R A Scolyer, J F Thompson
BACKGROUND: Although surgery for early-stage melanoma offers the best chance of cure, recent advances in molecular medicine have revolutionized the management of late-stage melanoma, leading to significant improvements in clinical outcomes. Research into the genomic drivers of disease and cancer immunology has not only ushered in a new era of targeted and immune-based therapies for patients with metastatic melanoma, but has also provided new tools for monitoring disease recurrence and selecting therapeutic strategies...
January 2018: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331749/paediatric-dysgerminoma-results-of-three-consecutive-french-germ-cell-tumours-clinical-studies-tgm-85-90-95-with-late-effects-study
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Gwénaëlle Duhil de Bénazé, Hélène Pacquement, Cécile Faure-Conter, Catherine Patte, Daniel Orbach, Nadège Corradini, Claire Berger, Hélène Sudour-Bonnange, Cécile Vérité, Hélène Martelli, Brice Fresneau
METHODS: French patients (≤18years) treated for dysgerminoma between 1985 and 2005 in TGM-85, 90, 95 protocols were included. Treatment was based on primary unilateral oophorectomy followed by prophylactic lymph node irradiation (1985-1998) or a wait-and-see strategy (1998-2005) for localised completely resected tumours (pS1) or by platinum-based chemotherapy for advanced diseases. RESULTS: Forty-eight patients (median age 12.8 years) were included. Six patients had gonadal dysgenesis...
January 10, 2018: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316943/are-prognostic-indices-for-brain-metastases-of-melanoma-still-valid-in-the-stereotactic-era
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Harun Badakhshi, Fidelis Engeling, Volker Budach, Pirus Ghadjar, Sebastian Zschaeck, David Kaul
BACKGROUND: Malignant melanoma brain metastases (MBM) are the third most common cause for brain metastases (BM). Historically Whole-brain radiotherapy (WBRT) was considered the goldstandard of treatment even though melanoma cells are regarded as very radioresistant. Therapeutic possibilities have fundamentally changed since the availability of stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT), where it is possible to apply high ablative doses in a very precise manner. In this work we analyze prognostic factors of overall survival (OS) after SRT in patients with MBM and evaluate the applicability of popular prognostic indices that mainly stem from the WBRT-era...
January 10, 2018: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315912/unmet-supportive-care-needs-health-status-and-minimum-costs-in-survivors-of-malignant-melanoma
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L M Davies, K P Hayhurst, P Lorigan, A Molassiotis
We explored the relationship between unmet care needs, health status, health utility and costs in people treated for melanoma via a cross-sectional follow-up survey (N = 455) 3 months to 5 years after complete resection of stage I-III cutaneous malignant melanoma. 51% (n = 232) had unmet care needs. This group had higher mean resource use, estimated conservatively (£28 vs. £10 per person) and worse overall health. Mean health-related utility index (AQoL6D) was 0.763 (95% CI 0.74; 0.79) in those with self-reported unmet need vs...
January 9, 2018: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314070/diagnostic-reliability-of-pretreatment-biopsy-in-malignant-nasoethmoidal-tumors-a-retrospective-study-of-77-cases
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Alberto Schreiber, Vittorio Rampinelli, Marco Ferrari, Davide Mattavelli, Davide Farina, Simonetta Battocchio, Piero Nicolai
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Pretreatment biopsy is crucial in histology-based management of malignant nasoethmoidal tumors, because misdiagnosis can lead to inadequate therapeutic planning. Factors influencing the reliability of biopsy were retrospectively investigated in a tertiary referral center. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series. METHODS: All patients who underwent biopsy, staging magnetic resonance, surgery, and histologic diagnosis for nasoethmoidal tumors in our hospital were retrospectively evaluated...
January 4, 2018: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303382/how-much-we-follow-guidelines-in-surgery-of-melanoma-it-s-time-to-reflect
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Giovanni Paolino
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 5, 2018: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303381/are-we-cutting-enough-a-five-year-audit-of-melanoma-excision-margins-in-the-south-east-of-ireland
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Catherine Tracy Cronin, Jack Allen, Ken Patterson, Gerrard O'Donoghue
AIM: Malignant melanoma is the fifth commonest invasive cancer in Ireland. The British Association of Dermatology (BAD) guidelines are currently the recognized standard for melanoma related surgery. The aim was to examine adherence to BAD guidelines and establish contributing factors resulting in non-adherence to guidelines in a group of melanoma patients in the South East Region of Ireland. METHODS: A retrospective review of a prospectively maintained melanoma registry of all patients undergoing surgery in the South East Region of Ireland from January 2011 to 2016 was performed...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288844/primary-extradural-melanoma-arising-in-cervical-spinal-nerve-root
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Cunyi Zou, Wen Cheng, Chen Zhu, Qing Guo, Anhua Wu
BACKGROUND: Primary cervical melanoma is rare; this is especially true of extradural melanoma arising in the nerve root. Characterizing these cases can provide a basis for improved melanoma management. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 42-year-old female patient with numbness and pain in the right shoulder and arm persisting for 5 years was admitted. Preoperative magnetic resonance imaging revealed an epidural ladle-shaped mass shape beyond the C7-T1 intervertebral foramen that resembleda nerve sheath tumor...
December 27, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280938/choroidal-tumor-biopsy-a-review-of-the-current-state-and-a-glance-into-future-techniques
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Avni P Finn, Miguel A Materin, Prithvi Mruthyunjaya
PURPOSE: To review the indications for and the methods of obtaining biopsies in eyes with uveal melanoma. In addition, this review provides recommendations for avoiding biopsy-related complications and discusses the future directions of biopsy techniques for uveal melanoma. METHODS: This review is based on a presentation by the authors (PM and MM) at the 2017 Duke Advanced Vitreoretinal Surgery Course and an extensive literature review using PubMed. RESULTS: Transscleral and transvitreal fine-needle aspiration biopsy, and transvitreal vitrectomy-assisted biopsy techniques are described...
December 26, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279706/metachronous-and-synchronous-occurrence-of-5-primary-malignancies-in-a-female-patient-between-1997-and-2013-a-case-report-with-germline-and-somatic-genetic-analysis
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Jenny Nyqvist, Fredrik Persson, Toshima Z Parris, Khalil Helou, Elisabeth Kenne Sarenmalm, Zakaria Einbeigi, Åke Borg, Per Karlsson, Anikó Kovács
The number of patients with multiple primary malignancies has been increasing steadily in recent years. In the present study, we describe a unique case of an 81-year-old woman with 5 metachronous and synchronous primary malignant neoplasms. The patient was first diagnosed with an endometrium adenocarcinoma in 1997 and a colon adenocarcinoma in 2002. Eleven years after her colon surgery, in 2013, the patient presented with 3 other primary malignancies within a 4-month time span: an invasive malignant melanoma on the lower leg, an invasive mucinous breast carcinoma in the right breast, and a pleomorphic spindle cell sarcoma on the left upper arm...
September 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277979/survival-and-prognostic-factors-for-patients-with-melanoma-brain-metastases-in-the-era-of-modern-systemic-therapy
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Martin Tio, Xuan Wang, Matteo S Carlino, Brindha Shivalingam, Gerald B Fogarty, Alexander D Guminski, Serigne Lo, Angela M Hong, Alexander M Menzies, Georgina V Long
Historically, the prognosis of patients with melanoma brain metastases is poor, with median overall survival (OS) of 4-6 months. Little is known of OS in the era of modern systemic therapies and local therapy with stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) or surgery. Patients diagnosed with melanoma brain metastases at Melanoma Institute Australia from January 2011 to December 2014 were included. OS and prognostic factors were analysed using Cox regression and Kaplan-Meier survival analyses.355 patients were included...
December 26, 2017: Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276058/robot-assisted-anterior-pelvic-exenteration-in-vulvovaginal-malignant-melanoma
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Se Ik Kim, Seungmee Lee, Chang Wook Jeong, Hee Seung Kim
OBJECTIVE: Melanomas of the vulva and vagina are rare, and surgery is the gold standard of treatment [1, 2]. Since recent studies have reported pelvic exenteration by using robotic surgical system [3, 4], we showed the surgical procedures of robot-assisted anterior pelvic exenteration (rAPE) with ileal conduit urinary diversion for vulvovaginal malignant melanoma. METHODS: A 55-year-old woman who received vaginal wall resection due to vaginal malignant melanoma 8months before was referred...
December 21, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273490/descriptive-survival-study-of-nail-melanoma-patients-treated-with-functional-surgery-versus-distal-amputation
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Suelen Montagner, Francisco Aparecido Belfort, Walter Belda Junior, Nilton Di Chiacchio
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 19, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273043/psychometric-properties-of-the-fact-m-questionnaire-in-patients-with-merkel-cell-carcinoma
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REVIEW
Murtuza Bharmal, Fatoumata Fofana, Carla Dias Barbosa, Paul Williams, Lisa Mahnke, Alexia Marrel, Michael Schlichting
BACKGROUND: No validated disease-specific questionnaires exist to capture health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in patients with Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC). The Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy - Melanoma (FACT-M) is validated in patients with melanoma, which shares many similarities with MCC. This paper reports the psychometric properties of the FACT-M in the metastatic MCC population. METHODS: Data were collected as part of a single-arm, open-label, multicenter trial involving patients with metastatic MCC who had failed at least one previous line of chemotherapy...
December 22, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250583/slow-growing-amelanotic-malignant-melanoma-of-the-esophagus-with-long-survival-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Yutaka Hirayama, Tajika Masahiro, Tsutomu Tanaka, Makoto Ishihara, Sachiyo Ohnishi, Kazuo Hara, Nobumasa Mizuno, Susumu Hijioka, Nozomi Okuno, Tetsuya Abe, Norihisa Uemura, Jiro Kawakami, Shintarou Kurahashi, Yasuhiro Shimizu, Yasushi Yatabe, Yasumasa Niwa
Background and study aims  We report a case of amelanotic malignant melanoma of the esophagus (AMME), an exceedingly rare disease. A 77-year-old Japanese woman presented to our hospital with features suggestive of a middle esophageal submucosal tumor, which was diagnosed pathologically as AMME. The patient underwent thoracoscopic resection of the esophagus and laparoscopic gastric tube reconstruction. Three years after surgery, computed tomography showed no recurrence. Generally, the prognosis of malignant melanoma of the esophagus is very poor...
November 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249251/-what-s-new-in-oncodermatology
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C Lebbé
This 'What's new in oncodermatology?' addresses the developments in 2017 on the epidemiology and management of skin cancers. We observe a constant increase in carcinomas, risk factors for squamous cell carcinoma, especially in transplant recipients where skin cancer mortality is important. Among epidemiological developments in melanoma are increased mortality despite screening, occupational exposure to UV, second melanoma and higher risk after carcinoma. New classifications that should be considered are AJCC8 for melanoma and carcinoma...
December 2017: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249247/-what-s-new-in-instrumental-dermatology
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V Chaussade
This "What's new in instrumental dermatology" dedicated skin surgeryis based upon a 2015-2017 literature analysis. The excision of skin cancers is an important part of surgical dermatology. Will artificial intelligence and new drug be able to face the increasing need for therapy? Wrong-site surgery is due to multiple factors. Photographs of biopsy site and short time between biopsy and surgery decrease postponement of surgery and wrong-site surgery. Noninvasive imaging technologies are improving and help to delineate skin tumors and increase the probability of complete tumor removal...
December 2017: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247502/immunotherapy-excluding-checkpoint-inhibitors-for-stage-i-to-iii-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-treated-with-surgery-or-radiotherapy-with-curative-intent
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REVIEW
Jianwei Zhu, Rui Li, Eva Tiselius, Raheleh Roudi, Olivia Teghararian, Chen Suo, Huan Song
BACKGROUND: Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the most common lung cancer, accounting for approximately 80% to 85% of all cases. For patients with localised NSCLC (stages I to III), it has been speculated that immunotherapy may be helpful for reducing postoperative recurrence rates, or improving the clinical outcomes of current treatment for unresectable tumours. While several new agents have now entered phase III clinical trials, we felt a systematic review was needed to address the question of the effectiveness and safety of immunotherapy in patients with stages I to III NSCLC...
December 16, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245341/case-report-on-the-role-of-radiofrequency-assisted-spleen-preserving-surgery-for-splenic-metastasis-in-the-era-of-check-point-inhibitors
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Satvinder Mudan, Jayant Kumar, Neves C Mafalda, Tomokazu Kusano, Isabella Reccia, Artur Zanallato, Angus Dalgleish, Nagy Habib
RATIONALE: An isolated splenic metastasis is a rare phenomenon noted in advanced stage melanoma. We report the role of radiofrequency (RF) -based splenic-preserving splenectomy in a patient with a solitary splenic metastasis from advanced stage melanoma that was managed with checkpoint inhibitors. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report a case of a 60-year-old man who presented with multiple lung metastases and a solitary splenic metastasis with advanced stage melanoma following excision of primary from his trunk 2...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241297/selecting-a-suitable-surgical-treatment-for-hepatic-angiomyolipoma-a-retrospective-analysis-of-92-cases
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Xianwei Yang, Chuanfen Lei, Yiwen Qiu, Shu Shen, Changli Lu, Lunan Yan, Wentao Wang
BACKGROUND: Hepatic angiomyolipoma (HAML) is a rare and difficult-to-diagnose liver tumour. The aim of this study was to summarize experiences in the management of HAML and to recommend a practical treatment strategy. METHODS: We retrospectively studied 92 patients who were diagnosed with HAML and analysed the clinical presentation, histopathological features and treatment of the tumours encountered at our institute from May 2009 to June 2016. RESULTS: The patients included 67 females and 25 males who underwent at least one radiographic examination...
December 14, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
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