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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724272/patients-characteristics-histopathological-findings-and-tumor-stage-in-different-types-of-malignant-melanoma-a-retrospective-multicenter-study
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Ali-Mohammad Farahmand, Amir-Hoshang Ehsani, Mojtaba Mirzaei, Maryam Mohsenian, Alireza Ghanadan
Cutaneous malignant melanoma (CMM) is currently the most fatal of skin cancers accounting for 50000 deaths annually. Five distinct melanomas are described histopathologically: superficial spreading, lentigo maligna, nodular, acral lentiginous and mucosal melanoma. The aim of this study was to investigate the characteristics of patients with various types of malignant melanoma and evaluate histopathological findings. In this retrospective study, we obtained our data from the records of 111 patients with melanoma...
May 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718222/when-is-a-sentinel-node-biopsy-indicated-for-patients-with-primary-melanoma-an-update-of-the-australian-guidelines-for-the-management-of-cutaneous-melanoma
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David E Gyorki, Andrew Barbour, Mark Hanikeri, Victoria Mar, Shahneen Sandhu, John F Thompson
A sentinel lymph node biopsy is a surgical staging procedure performed for patients with primary cutaneous melanoma who are clinically lymph-node negative to determine whether there is low volume nodal metastasis in the draining lymph node field. A systematic review was recently performed to update the Australian clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of melanoma, addressing the question, 'When is a sentinel lymph node biopsy indicated?' This article discusses the findings of the systematic review and the evidence base for the updated guidelines...
July 17, 2017: Australasian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709916/lymphatic-invasion-and-the-shields-index-in-predicting-melanoma-metastases
#3
Zorica Špirić, Mirela Erić, Živka Eri
INTRODUCTION: Findings of the prognostic significance of lymphatic invasion are contradictory. To determine an as efficient cutaneous melanoma metastasis predictor as possible, Shields et al. created a new prognostic index. This study aimed to examine whether the lymphatic invasion analysis and the Shields index calculation can be used in predicting lymph node status in patients with cutaneous melanoma. METHODS: Lymphatic invasion of 100 melanoma specimens was detected by dual immunohistochemistry staining for the lymphatic endothelial marker D2-40 and melanoma cell S-100 protein...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708595/angptl4-promotes-the-progression-of-cutaneous-melanoma-to-brain-metastasis
#4
Sivan Izraely, Shlomit Ben-Menachem, Orit Sagi-Assif, Tsipi Meshel, Diego M Marzese, Shuichi Ohe, Inna Zubrilov, Metsada Pasmanik-Chor, Dave S B Hoon, Isaac P Witz
In an ongoing effort to identify molecular determinants regulating melanoma brain metastasis, we previously identified Angiopoietin-like 4 (ANGPTL4) as a component of the molecular signature of such metastases.The aim of this study was to determine the functional significance of ANGPTL4 in the shaping of melanoma malignancy phenotype, especially in the establishment of brain metastasis.We confirmed that ANGPTL4 expression is significantly higher in cells metastasizing to the brain than in cells from the cutaneous (local) tumor from the same melanoma in a nude mouse xenograft model, and also in paired clinical specimens of melanoma metastases than in primary melanomas from the same patients...
July 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702965/hard-to-face-cutaneous-malignant-melanoma
#5
M Vaccaro, M Lentini, J Lotti, M Fioranelli, M G Roccia, T Lotti, C Guarneri
An 88-year-old Caucasian man recently sought medical attention due to recrudescence of skin disease in the area of previously excised nodule (in 2002) on the nose dorsum. The original lesion was clinically considered as a pigmented basal cell carcinoma, after which histological examination revealed a superficial spreading melanoma in vertical growth face (Clark level IV; Breslow thickness 2.1 mm) arising from a pre-existing nevus. The adjacent skin also showed significant actinic damage both in the epidermis and in the dermis...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699537/recent-advances-in-polymeric-nanosystems-for-treating-cutaneous-melanoma-and-its-metastasis
#6
Yi-Ping Chou, Yin-Ku Lin, Chun-Han Chen, Jia-You Fang
Melanoma shows a high possibility of mortality after it metastasizes because of its aggressive nature. Although there are several options for anti-melanoma therapy, this skin malignancy is resistant to some therapies. Chemotherapy, biochemotherapy, immunotherapy, and adoptive cell therapy have failed to exhibit a significant amelioration in overall survival. Nanomedicine provides an opportunity to improve the efficiency of the anti-melanoma regimen. Nanoparticles for treating melanoma provide the advantages over conventional therapies such as drug solubility increment, drug stability enhancement, epithelium permeability and bioavailability amelioration, half-life prolonging, tumor targeting, and side effect minimization...
July 10, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699042/is-the-non-sentinel-lymph-node-compartment-the-next-site-for-melanoma-progression-from-the-sentinel-lymph-node-compartment-in-the-regional-nodal-basin
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Andrei Rios-Cantu, Ying Lu, Victor Melendez-Elizondo, Michael Chen, Alejandra Gutierrez-Range, Niloofar Fadaki, Suresh Thummala, Carla West-Coffee, James Cleaver, Mohammed Kashani-Sabet, Stanley P L Leong
Melanoma patients with additional positive lymph nodes in the completion lymph node dissection (CLND) following a positive sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy would have a poorer prognosis than patients with no additional positive lymph nodes. We hypothesize that the progression of disease from the SLN to the non-SLN compartment is orderly and is associated with the worsening of the disease status. Thus, the SLN and non-SLN compartments are biologically different in that cancer cells, in general, arrive in the SLN compartment before spreading to the non-SLN compartment...
July 11, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Metastasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673886/newly-diagnosed-sellar-tumors-in-cancer-patients-a-diagnostic-challenge-and-management-dilemma
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Carlos R Goulart, Smita Upadhyay, Leo F S Ditzel Filho, Andre Beer-Furlan, Ricardo L Carrau, Luciano M Prevedello, Daniel M Prevedello
OBJECTIVE: The use of PET CT for staging in cancer patients and the widespread use of MRI led to an increased incidence of incidental sellar mass detection. The imaging findings can be suggestive of a benign pituitary tumor but metastasis can never be completely ruled out with non-invasive work-up. Appropriate diagnosis of these sellar masses is critical as the treatment paradigm might change in the presence of a pituitary metastasis. Moreover, definitive tissue diagnosis might prevent unnecessary radiotherapy to the skull base or even the need for systemic treatment when benign pituitary disease is confirmed...
June 30, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658220/whole-body-imaging-of-lymphovascular-niches-identifies-pre-metastatic-roles-of-midkine
#9
David Olmeda, Daniela Cerezo-Wallis, Erica Riveiro-Falkenbach, Paula C Pennacchi, Marta Contreras-Alcalde, Nuria Ibarz, Metehan Cifdaloz, Xavier Catena, Tonantzin G Calvo, Estela Cañón, Direna Alonso-Curbelo, Javier Suarez, Lisa Osterloh, Osvaldo Graña, Francisca Mulero, Diego Megías, Marta Cañamero, Jorge L Martínez-Torrecuadrada, Chandrani Mondal, Julie Di Martino, David Lora, Inés Martinez-Corral, J Javier Bravo-Cordero, Javier Muñoz, Susana Puig, Pablo Ortiz-Romero, José L Rodriguez-Peralto, Sagrario Ortega, María S Soengas
Cutaneous melanoma is a type of cancer with an inherent potential for lymph node colonization, which is generally preceded by neolymphangiogenesis. However, sentinel lymph node removal does not necessarily extend the overall survival of patients with melanoma. Moreover, lymphatic vessels collapse and become dysfunctional as melanomas progress. Therefore, it is unclear whether (and how) lymphangiogenesis contributes to visceral metastasis. Soluble and vesicle-associated proteins secreted by tumours and/or their stroma have been proposed to condition pre-metastatic sites in patients with melanoma...
June 28, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635133/critical-role-of-glioma-associated-oncogene-homolog-1-in-maintaining-invasive-and-mesenchymal-like-properties-of-melanoma-cells
#10
I Ketut Gunarta, Rong Li, Ryota Nakazato, Ryusuke Suzuki, Jambaldorj Boldbaatar, Takeshi Suzuki, Katsuji Yoshioka
Cutaneous melanoma is the most aggressive form of skin cancer. This aggressiveness appears to be due to the cancer cells' ability to reversibly switch between phenotypes with non-invasive and invasive potentials, and microphthalmia-associated transcription factor (MITF) is known to play a central role in this process. The transcription factor glioma-associated oncogene homolog 1 (GLI1) is a component of the canonical and noncanonical sonic hedgehog pathways. Although GLI1 has been suggested to be involved in melanoma progression, its precise role and the mechanism underlying invasion remain unclear...
June 21, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620382/phase-ii-study-of-adjuvant-immunotherapy-with-the-csf-470-vaccine-plus-bacillus-calmette-guerin-plus-recombinant-human-granulocyte-macrophage-colony-stimulating-factor-vs-medium-dose-interferon-alpha-2b-in-stages-iib-iic-and-iii-cutaneous-melanoma-patients
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José Mordoh, María Betina Pampena, Mariana Aris, Paula Alejandra Blanco, Mónica Lombardo, Erika María von Euw, Soledad Mac Keon, Michelle Yépez Crow, Alicia Inés Bravo, Juan Manuel O'Connor, Ana Gabriela Orlando, Franco Ramello, Estrella Mariel Levy, María Marcela Barrio
The irradiated, allogeneic, cellular CSF-470 vaccine plus Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) and recombinant human granulocyte macrophage-colony stimulating factor (rhGM-CSF) is being tested against medium-dose IFN-α2b in stages IIB-III cutaneous melanoma (CM) patients (pts) after surgery in an open, randomized, Phase II/III study. We present the results of the Phase II part of the ongoing CASVAC-0401 study (ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT01729663). Thirty-one pts were randomized to the CSF-470 vaccine (n = 20) or to the IFN-α2b arm (n = 11)...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611627/panniculitis-associated-with-mek-inhibitor-therapy-an-uncommon-adverse-effect
#12
Miruna Negulescu, Florian Deilhes, Vincent Sibaud, Emilie Tournier, Laurence Lamant, Serge Boulinguez, Nicolas Meyer
The combination of MEK inhibitor (cobimetinib, trametinib) and BRAF inhibitor (vemurafenib, dabrafenib) is now the first-line treatment in patients with BRAF V600-mutated metastatic melanoma. This association reduces cutaneous adverse events induced by BRAF inhibitors alone, including photosensitivity, hand-foot syndrome, hyperkeratosis, alopecia, skin papillomas, keratoacanthomas, and squamous-cell carcinomas. While panniculitis has exceptionally been reported with BRAF inhibitors, this rare side effect has never been described with the use of MEK inhibitors...
January 2017: Case Reports in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607807/immunohistochemical-evaluation-of-vitamin-d-receptor-vdr-expression-in-cutaneous-melanoma-tissues-and-four-vdr-gene-polymorphisms
#13
Francesco La Marra, Giuseppe Stinco, Cinzia Buligan, Giovanni Chiriacò, Diego Serraino, Carla Di Loreto, Sabina Cauci
OBJECTIVE: : Vitamin D receptor (VDR) mediates vitamin D activity. We examined whether VDR expression in excised melanoma tissues is associated with VDR gene (VDR) polymorphisms. METHODS: : We evaluated VDR protein expression (by monoclonal antibody immunostaining), melanoma characteristics, and carriage of VDR-FokI-rs2228570 (C>T),VDR-BsmI-rs1544410 (G>A),VDR-ApaI-rs7975232 (T>G), andVDR-TaqI-rs731236 (T>C) polymorphisms (by restriction fragment length polymorphism)...
May 2017: Cancer Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607685/concurrent-braf-and-pten-mutations-in-melanoma-of-unknown-origin-presenting-as-a-breast-mass
#14
Emmanuel Agosto-Arroyo, Marilin Rosa, Alec Chau, Laila Khazai
BACKGROUND: Metastases represent a small percentage of the malignancies affecting the breast, and only 5% of melanomas originate from non-cutaneous sites. Multiple genetic aberrations have been associated with the development of melanocytic lesions, including BRAF V600E mutation. Mutations in PTEN gene have also been related to the pathogenesis of multiple malignancies. PURPOSE/METHOD: This is the case of a 28-year-old female who presented with a tender, palpable mass in the upper outer quadrant of the right breast...
2017: SAGE open medical case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582297/loco-regional-control-with-complete-resection-and-tongue-reconstruction-on-the-malignant-melanoma-in-the-tongue
#15
Tuqa Alkaff, Woo Shik Jeong, Soon Yuhl Nam, Jong Woo Choi
Primary malignant melanoma in the tongue is very uncommon disease that is considered low in comparison to cutaneous melanoma. In this report, the authors described a case of the hemitongue reconstruction with fasciocutaneous free flap on the patient who suffered from the malignant melanoma primarily originating from the base of the tongue that was treated with surgery and radiotherapy but developed a lung metastasis. A 76-year-old man was referred to the otorhinolaryngology clinic after complaining of a painful mass present for 3 months on the right side of the tongue...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555886/lymphatic-invasion-predicts-sentinel-lymph-node-metastasis-and-adverse-outcome-in-primary-cutaneous-melanoma
#16
Andrea P Moy, Mark C Mochel, Alona Muzikansky, Lyn M Duncan, Stefan Kraft
BACKGROUND: Sentinel lymph node (SLN) metastasis is a powerful predictor of survival in primary cutaneous melanoma. Lymphatic invasion (LI) may correlate with increased risk of SLN metastasis. Intralymphatic metastases, often difficult to detect on hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) stained sections, are readily identified with dual immunohistochemistry for melanocytic and lymphatic markers. METHODS: We used dual S100/D240 immunohistochemistry to detect LI in 125 melanomas from patients who underwent SLN biopsy and correlated LI with melanoma staging parameters and disease status...
May 29, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549035/expression-of-ki-67-and-estrogen-receptor-beta-in-primary-cutaneous-melanoma-as-a-potential-indicator-of-regional-lymph-node-positivity
#17
Dalma Udovicic-Gagula, Amina Ahmovic, Nurija Bilalovic, Mirsad Doric
In the early stages of cutaneous malignant melanoma (MM), it is extremely difficult to predict adequately the risk from hematogenic and lymphatic metastasis. We investigate whether the immunohistochemical expression of Ki-67 and estrogen receptor beta (ERβ) in cells of MM could predict the status of regional lymph nodes. A total of 55 tissue samples of primary cutaneous melanomas with known status of regional lymph nodes were retrospectively evaluated for Ki-67 and ERβ expression by quantitative immunohistochemistry and then correlated with the status of regional lymph nodes and relevant clinicopathologic parameters...
May 25, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538900/study-of-448-cases-of-melanoma-in-situ-in-two-hospitals-in-rio-de-janeiro
#18
Luciana Pantaleão, Mayra Carrijo Rochael
The diagnosis of cutaneous melanoma in situ, considered to have excellent prognosis, has been increasingly frequent, with rare isolated reports of cutaneous melanoma in situ presenting recurrence, metastasis, and death. No specific study is found in the literature about these lesions of unexpected behavior. We describe the demographic and histopathological findings of 448 cases of cutaneous melanoma in situ in 369 patients, emphasizing the prognostic criteria of those with unfavorable outcomes, corresponding to 9 cases in which regression had no significant role...
March 2017: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536111/surgery-in-late-melanoma-adrenal-metastasis
#19
Marcello Di Martino, Iñigo García Sanz, Ismael Mora-Guzmán, Ángela de la Hoz Rodríguez
Metastatic melanoma to adrenal gland are very infrequent, being generally associated with additional evidence of systemic disease and, consequently, with short-term survival. However, the prognosis and the therapeutic management vary depending on some important oncological features. Long-term survival rates have been described after complete resection of metastatic disease. Here, we report the case of a woman aged 41 years diagnosed with a cutaneous melanoma on the right side of her paravertebral region, level III of Clark, in 2002, who underwent surgical excision of the tumour with negative margins and a negative sentinel node...
May 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535001/standardization-of-a375-human-melanoma-models-on-chicken-embryo-chorioallantoic-membrane-and-balb-c-nude-mice
#20
Stefana Avram, Dorina-Elena Coricovac, Ioana Zinuca Pavel, Iulia Pinzaru, Roxana Ghiulai, Flavia Baderca, Codruta Soica, Danina Muntean, Daciana E Branisteanu, Demetrios A Spandidos, Aristides M Tsatsakis, Cristina Adriana Dehelean
Cutaneous melanoma is a metastatic disease characterized by high resistance to treatment, the incidence of which has alarmingly increased worldwide over the past years. A thorough characterization of tumor onset, progression and metastasis is compulsory to overcome the gaps existent in melanoma biology. The present study suggests a well‑established protocol and a detailed histological description of human melanoma models in ovo and in vivo obtained by the inoculation of A375 cells to chick embryo chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) and Balb/c nude mice...
July 2017: Oncology Reports
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