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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329645/frequent-somatic-mutations-of-chromatin-remodeling-genes-in-metastatic-cutaneous-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Amanda Ewart Toland
Exome and targeted sequencing studies have identified potential driver mutations for a variety of tumor types. Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) is one of the most highly mutated cancers but is typically correlated with high survival rates and low rates of metastasis. Nevertheless, metastatic cSCC is a significant health threat; up to 8800 individuals are estimated to die yearly from this disease. As it is difficult to predict which cSCCs are more likely to metastasize, and because there are no targeted therapies specifically designated for metastatic cSCC, we performed exome and targeted sequencing of 18 metastatic and 10 primary cSCCs to identify mutations with potential therapeutic benefit...
September 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329634/comparing-survival-of-patients-with-single-or-multiple-primary-melanoma-in-the-netherlands-1994-2009
#2
L M Pardo, R J T Ven der Leest, E De Vries, I Soerjomataram, T Nijsten, L M Hollestein
There is conflicting literature as to whether the survival of patients with multiple melanoma is worse that this of single melanoma cases. We used extended Cox-proportional hazard models to estimate hazard-ratios (HR) of patients with multiple melanomas against single melanomas. Data from the nationwide Dutch Cancer Registry was used to retrieve cutaneous melanoma cases between 1994 and 2009 and linked with municipal records to assess the vital status. To account for the longer survival in the multiple melanoma cases we modelled multiple melanoma as time-varying variable, as well as Breslow thickness, histological subtype and nodal/distant metastasis...
September 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329586/cd30-lymphoproliferative-disorder-in-a-patient-with-metastatic-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma
#3
Jeremy Udkoff, Philip R Cohen
Background CD30+ lymphoproliferative disorders are rare and may feature a wide variety of presentations that mimic other conditions. Purpose A man with metastatic papillary thyroid carcinoma to skin who subsequently developed cutaneous anaplastic large cell lymphoma is described. Methods The PubMed medical database was used to search the following terms separately and in combination: ALCL, anaplastic large cell lymphoma ALCL, cutaneous anaplastic large cell lymphoma CALCL, cutaneous t-cell lymphoma CTCL, large t-cell lymphoma LTCL, lymphoproliferative, lymphomatoid papulosis LyP, mimic, papillary, thyroid cancer...
October 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326307/p75-neurotrophin-receptor-in-the-skin-beyond-its-neurotrophic-function
#4
REVIEW
Carlo Pincelli
p75 neurotrophin receptor (p75(NTR)), also known as CD271, is the low-affinity receptor that, together with the tyrosine kinase receptor tropomyosin-receptor kinase (Trk), mediate neurotrophin (NT) functions. Beside their classic role in skin innervation, NT and their receptors constitute a complex cutaneous network associated with a number of autocrine and paracrine activities. In this context, the role of p75(NTR) is becoming more and more important. This review will focus on the intriguing functions of p75(NTR) in healthy and diseased skin...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326183/signet-ring-cells-in-the-skin-a-case-of-late-onset-cutaneous-metastasis-of-gastric-carcinoma-and-a-brief-review-of-histological-approach
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Özgür Gündüz, Mehmet Can Emeksiz, Pinar Atasoy, Mehtap Kidir, Selim Yalçin, Serkan Demirkan
Up to 10% of patients with visceral malignancies develop skin metastases during their clinical course and these metastases constitute about 2% of all skin cancers. Skin metastasis may be the first sign of a clinically silent visceral cancer or represent recurrence of an internal malignancy. In both situations, they are associated with poor prognosis, which can partly be attributed to underdiagnosis. In this paper, a case of relapsing gastric adenocarcinoma, which manifested itself as asymptomatic cutaneous papules and nodules on a patient's head and neck, is reported and histopathological approach to the cutaneous lesions containing signet-ring cell is briefly reviewed...
June 15, 2016: Dermatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323651/clinical-features-and-treatment-of-dermatofibrosarcoma-protuberans-affecting-the-vulva-a-literature-review
#6
Austin H Nguyen, Shannon Q Detty, Maria I Gonzaga, Christopher Huerter
BACKGROUND: Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is a low-to-intermediate grade cutaneous neoplasm with a low propensity for metastasis and a high rate of local recurrence. It typically presents as a dermal plaque or nodule on the trunk, limbs, or head and neck region. Vulvar DFSP has also been described, although it is less common. OBJECTIVE: To review the available literature and discuss the clinical course of DFSP affecting the vulva. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We reviewed the existing English-language literature on DFSP of the vulva with respect to clinical presentation, diagnosis, treatment, and outcome...
March 17, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322123/factors-associated-with-recurrence-and-regional-adenopathy-for-head-and-neck-cutaneous-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#7
Brianna N Harris, Ahmed Bayoumi, Shyam Rao, Michael G Moore, D Gregory Farwell, Arnaud F Bewley
Objective Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (CSCC) is one of the most common malignancies worldwide. With advanced CSCC of the head and neck, there is conflicting evidence on what constitutes high-risk disease. Our objective is to evaluate which factors are predictive of recurrence and nodal spread and survival. Study Design Case series with chart review. Setting Tertiary academic institution. Subjects and Methods Patients with advanced head and neck CSCC treated with primary resection identified by chart review...
March 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314684/the-adverse-prognostic-effect-of-tumor-budding-on-the-evolution-of-cutaneous-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#8
Miriam Gonzalez-Guerrero, Pablo Martínez-Camblor, Blanca Vivanco, Ivan Fernández-Vega, Pablo Munguía-Calzada, Maria Paz Gonzalez-Gutierrez, Juan Pablo Rodrigo, Cristina Galache, Jorge Santos-Juanes
BACKGROUND: Tumor budding is a readily detectable histopathologic feature that has been recognized as an adverse prognostic factor in several human cancers. OBJECTIVE: We sought to assess the correlation of tumor budding with the clinicopathologic features and the prognostic value of tumor budding in cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC). METHODS: Forty-nine primary nonmetastatic and 49 primary metastatic cSCCs to regional lymph nodes were retrospectively studied...
March 14, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300911/cutaneous-metastasis-as-the-first-manifestation-of-occult-malignant-breast-neoplasia
#9
Ellem Tatiani de Souza Weimann, Erica Bruder Botero, Cinthia Mendes, Marcel Alex Soares Dos Santos, Rafael Fantelli Stelini, Caroline Romanelli T Zelenika
Cutaneous metastases from primary internal malignancies represent 0.7-9% of patients with cancer. We report a 65-year-old female patient referred for evaluation of normochromic papules on the trunk and upper limbs that had been present for three months. A skin biopsy revealed diffuse cutaneous infiltration by small round cell tumors. Immunohistochemistry was positive for AE1/AE3, CK7, estrogen receptor and mammaglobin. The final diagnosis was cutaneous metastasis of occult breast cancer, since the solid primary tumor was not identified...
September 2016: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300910/ovarian-carcinoma-presenting-as-cutaneous-nasal-metastasis
#10
Ana Marta António, João Vitor Alves, João Goulão, Elvira Bártolo
Metastatic ovarian cancer uncommonly presents with skin metastasis. When present, skin metastases of ovarian cancer are usually localized in the vicinity of the primary tumor. We report a case of a 58-year-old woman with a rapid growing erythematous, well-defined nodule localized on the left nasal ala. A skin biopsy was performed and histopathological and immunohistochemical findings were compatible with a cutaneous metastasis of adenocarcinoma. A systematic investigation revealed a bilateral ovarian cystadenocarcinoma associated with visceral dissemination, likely associated with nose cutaneous metastasis...
September 2016: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300909/multiple-cutaneous-melanomas-associated-with-gastric-and-brain-metastases
#11
Lara Caroline Grander, Fernanda Cabral, Alice Paixão Lisboa, Gabrielle Vale, Carlos Baptista Barcaui, Juan Manuel Pineiro Maceira
The occurrence of multiple primary melanomas in a single individual is rare. Most commonly, malignant melanocytic lesions subsequent to the initial diagnosis of melanoma are secondary cutaneous metastases. We report a patient with gastrointestinal bleeding from gastric metastasis of cutaneous melanoma. During clinical evaluation and staging, we discovered a brain metastasis associated with 3 synchronous primary cutaneous melanomas. We suggest the research on the mutation in the cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor 2A (CDKN2A) (INK4a) in such cases...
September 2016: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295515/two-cases-of-melanomas-paradoxically-metastasizing-to-the-intestinal-tract-during-nivolumab-therapy
#12
Hajime Miyazawa, Teruki Yanagi, Yasuyuki Yamaguchi, Keisuke Imafuku, Shinya Kitamura, Hiroo Hata, Jiro Uehara, Nobuki Ichikawa, Yosuke Ohno, Tadashi Yoshida, Shigenori Homma, Hideki Kawamura, Akinobu Taketomi, Hiroshi Shimizu
We report two cases of melanomas in patients who developed intestinal metastasis despite other metastatic sites responding to nivolumab and despite the patients having favorable findings such as vitiligo and normal lactate dehydrogenase. The first case is an 85-year-old man who had been administrated nivolumab for lung/cutaneous metastases. After 22 courses of nivolumab therapy, fever and anorexia had appeared and his bodyweight had decreased. An intussusception on the ileocecal valve was revealed by computed tomography, and emergency surgery revealed metastatic lesions on the colon...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295401/staging-cutaneous-squamous-cell-carcinoma-metastases-to-the-parotid-gland
#13
Lukasz Czerwonka, Robert J De Santis, Gilad Horowitz, Michael Hong, Mario Orsini, Danny Enepekides, David P Goldstein, Joe Dort, Kevin Higgins
OBJECTIVE: The staging of cutaneous squamous cell cancers (cSCC) was revised by the American Joint Committee on Cancer in 2010 to incorporate known prognostic factors and expand the N (node) category. The purpose of this study was to validate this staging system using a North American cohort, and to compare it to the O'Brien P (Parotid) and N staging system. METHODS: An exhaustive collaborative database search was performed for all patients with cSCC metastasis to the parotid gland treated at three major Canadian tertiary referral centers from December 1999 to March 2015...
March 14, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290623/sequential-monitoring-of-pigmented-lesions-during-dabrafenib-treatment-a-prospective-study-and-a-literature-overview
#14
Emi Dika, Martina Lambertini, Pier A Fanti, Bianca M Piraccini, Carlotta Gurioli, Giulia M Ravaioli, Marco A Chessa, Alessandro Traniello Gradassi, Barbara Melotti, Francesca Sperandi, Annalisa Patrizi
BACKGROUND: Targeted therapies in melanoma have shown clinical benefit in incrementing the overall survival of metastatic patients. However, cutaneous adverse events have been frequently associated with these drugs. METHODS: We report our experience in the management of patients treated with dabrafenib for metastatic melanoma, focusing on the monitoring of pigmented lesions. Dermatologic evaluation was performed during the first visit, at the start of each treatment and subsequently after every four weeks...
March 14, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284233/retrospective-study-of-rare-cutaneous-malignant-adnexal-tumors-of-the-head-and-neck-in-a-tertiary-care-cancer-hospital-a-case-series
#15
Omer Waqas, Muhammad Faisal, Irfan Haider, Awais Amjad, Arif Jamshed, Raza Hussain
BACKGROUND: Adnexal tumors of the skin are a large and diverse group of benign and malignant neoplasms, which exhibit morphological differentiation toward one of the different types of adnexal epithelium present in normal skin and they pose a diagnostic challenge. The purpose of this study is to share our experience with these rare but aggressive tumors at a tertiary care cancer hospital in a developing country. A retrospective review of 11 patients diagnosed with rare adnexal tumors and their variants from January 2005 to December 2014, treated either surgically or non-surgically, was performed to describe the clinicopathological characteristics and outcome of the disease...
March 12, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280645/stewart-treves-syndrome-involving-chronic-lymphedema-after-mastectomy-of-breast-cancer
#16
Smain Nabil Mesli, Amin Khayreddine Ghouali, Fouad Benamara, Fouzi Ahmed Taleb, Hicham Tahraoui, Chakib Abi-Ayad
Steward-Treves syndrome is a cutaneous angiosarcoma that usually appears after long evolution of a lymphoedema after mastectomy for mammary neoplasia associated with an axillary dissection. This is a rare disease develop most of the time in upper arm and often confounded with cutaneous metastasis. Only the biopsy and immunohistochemical study confirm the diagnosis. The treatment is surgical and consists of large cutaneous excision, an amputation of the limb or even its disarticulation and will be followed by chemotherapy...
2017: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267696/cutaneous-radiation-associated-breast-angiosarcoma-radicality-of-surgery-impacts-survival
#17
George Z Li, Mark Fairweather, Jiping Wang, Dennis P Orgill, Monica M Bertagnolli, Chandrajit P Raut
OBJECTIVE: Cutaneous radiation therapy (RT)-associated breast angiosarcoma (AS) is a rare consequence of breast RT associated with poor outcomes. Previous small case series have documented high recurrence rates and poor survival. We reviewed our experience and focused on the impact of conservative versus radical resections. METHODS: Data for patients with RT-associated breast AS evaluated at our institution from 1993 to 2015 who underwent surgery were reviewed. RESULTS: Seventy-six women were diagnosed with RT-associated breast AS at a median 85 months from surgery for invasive breast carcinoma or ductal carcinoma in situ...
April 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266733/a-pulmonary-metastatic-model-of-murine-melanoma-assessed-by-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#18
Takafumi Numata, Shigeru Kiryu, Tatsuo Maeda, Chizu Egusa, Ryoji Tsuboi, Kazutoshi Harada
BACKGROUND: Immune checkpoint inhibitors and kinase inhibitors have improved prognosis of malignant melanoma (MM) patients. However these therapies cannot completely overcome the metastasis of MM. Thus development of new therapy against metastasis should be required. A first step towards this goal, the aim of this study, is to establish a model of pulmonary metastasis from primary cutaneous MM and a monitoring system. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: B16-F10, a murine melanoma cell line, was subcutaneously injected into the pinna of mice...
March 7, 2017: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252938/transdermal-gene-delivery-by-functional-peptide-conjugated-cationic-gold-nanoparticle-reverses-the-progression-and-metastasis-of-cutaneous-melanoma
#19
Jie Niu, Yang Chu, Yan-Fen Huang, Yee-Song Chong, Zhi-Hong Jiang, Zheng-Wei Mao, Li-Hua Peng, Jian-Qing Gao
Permeability barrier imposed by stratum corneum makes an extreme challenge for the topical delivery of plasmid DNA (pDNA), which is widely used in gene therapy. Existing techniques to overcome the skin barrier for bio-macromolecules delivery rely on sophisticated mechanical devices. It is still a big challenge to treat the skin cancer, for example, melanoma, that initiates in the dermal layer by topical gene therapy. To facilitate the skin penetration of pDNA deeply into the melanoma tissues, we here present a cell-penetrating peptide and cationic poly(ethyleneimine) conjugated gold nanoparticle (AuPT) that can compact the pDNAs into cationic nanocomplexes and penetrate through the intact stratum corneum without any additional enhancement used...
March 22, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252823/node-positive-cutaneous-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-head-and-neck-survival-high-risk-features-and-adjuvant-chemoradiotherapy-outcomes
#20
Misha Amoils, Carolyn S Lee, John Sunwoo, Sumaira Z Aasi, Wendy Hara, Jinah Kim, Davud Sirjani, A Dimitrios Colevas, Anne Lynn S Chang, Vasu Divi
BACKGROUND: Data lacks to guide treatment of regionally metastatic cutaneous head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of 80 patients treated for regionally metastatic cutaneous HNSCC. The effect of various clinicopathologic variables on overall survival (OS) was investigated, in addition to outcomes by treatment modality. RESULTS: On multivariate regression, cutaneous primary >2 cm (p = ...
March 2, 2017: Head & Neck
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