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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240580/prognostic-significance-of-periadnexal-extension-in-cutaneous-melanoma-and-its-implications-for-pathologic-reporting-and-staging
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Tristan J Dodds, Serigne Lo, Louise Jackett, Omgo Nieweg, John F Thompson, Richard A Scolyer
Tumor thickness is the strongest predictor of outcome for clinically localized melanoma. Therefore, accurate assessment is critical for appropriate staging, reliable estimation of prognosis, and management. When melanoma extends alongside skin adnexal structures more deeply than the main tumor mass (periadnexal extension), it is currently unknown whether the prognosis is more accurately reflected by the deepest point of periadnexal tumor extension or the main tumor mass. This study sought to address this question...
December 7, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231248/slurp-1-is-mutated-in-mal-de-meleda-a-potential-molecular-signature-for-melanoma-and-a-putative-squamous-lineage-tumor-suppressor-gene
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Christina Bergqvist, Humam Kadara, Lamiaa Hamie, Georges Nemer, Remi Safi, Mirna Karouni, Nadine Marrouche, Ossama Abbas, Divina J Hasbani, Abdul G Kibbi, Dany Nassar, Yutaka Shimomura, Mazen Kurban
BACKGROUND: Mal de Meleda (MDM) is a rare inherited autosomal recessive genodermatosis characterized by palmoplantar keratoderma (PPK) with transgrediens and caused by mutations in the SLURP1 gene. Uncommonly, cutaneous tumors have been found at PPK sites in MDM patients. OBJECTIVE: To study a Middle Eastern family with MDM with both PPK and skin tumors. METHODS: We studied a Middle Eastern (Palestinian) family with clinical features of MDM and cutaneous tumors...
December 12, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227546/high-levels-of-extracellular-atp-lead-to-chronic-inflammatory-response-in-melanoma-patients
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Aline Manica, Alexsandra Da Silva, Andreia Machado Cardoso, Marcelo Moreno, Daniela B Leal, Anielen Dutra Da Silva, Maria Rosa Chitolina Schetinger, Vera Maria Morsch, Margarete Dulce Bagatini
Skin cancer represents a serious public health problem and melanoma is considered the most significant due to its high metastasis capacity. Evasion mechanisms are the main characteristic of these tumor cells to escape of immune response. Extracellular nucleotides and nucleosides play an important role in inflammatory and immune responses. In this study, we analyzed the expression and activity of purinergic system enzymes in platelets and lymphocytes, ATP levels quantification, as well the level of pro and anti-inflammatory interleukins in the serum of 23 patients with surgical melanoma removal (CM group) and 23 control subjects (CT group)...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221137/ev20-sap-a-novel-anti-her-3-antibody-drug-conjugate-displays-promising-antitumor-activity-in-melanoma
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Emily Capone, Francesco Giansanti, Sara Ponziani, Alessia Lamolinara, Manuela Iezzi, Annamaria Cimini, Francesco Angelucci, Rossana La Sorda, Vincenzo De Laurenzi, Pier Giorgio Natali, Rodolfo Ippoliti, Stefano Iacobelli, Gianluca Sala
Melanoma is the most biologically aggressive skin cancer of well established constitutive and induced resistance to pharmacological treatment. Despite the recent progresses in immunotherapies, many advanced metastatic melanoma patients still face a significant mortality risk. The aggressive nature of this disease sustains an urgent need for more successful, effective drugs. HER-3 - one of the four member of the tyrosin kinase epidermal growth factor receptors (EGFRs) family- is frequently overexpressed in solid tumors, including melanoma...
November 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214089/systemic-treatment-of-metastatic-conjunctival-melanoma
#5
Simão Pinto Torres, Teresa André, Emanuel Gouveia, Lívio Costa, Maria José Passos
Conjunctival melanoma (CM) is an exceptionally rare tumor, with a propensity for local and distant recurrence, with the lungs, skin, liver, and brain being the most common sites of metastasis. Recent progress in systemic treatments, with checkpoint inhibitors and targeted therapies blocking BRAF and MEK, has redefined the standard of care of advanced unresectable and metastatic melanoma. Although most trials did not include patients with conjunctival melanoma, its close molecular and genetic relationship to cutaneous melanoma might suggest a similar response to these novel agents...
2017: Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204392/subungual-melanoma-is-not-so-rare-report-of-four-cases-from-india
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Archana Singal, Deepika Pandhi, Priyanka Gogoi, Chander Grover
Subungual melanoma (SUM) is an uncommon form of acral melanoma that arises within the nail matrix. The incidence for acral melanomas is similar worldwide, however, the proportion is higher in dark-skinned individuals. The subungual form represents approximately 2% of cutaneous non-sun-induced melanomas in the western world and up to 75% in Africans, 10% in Japanese, and 25% in the Chinese. No specific figures are available from the Indian subcontinent; however, the authors could trace three anecdotal case reports published over the last two decades...
November 2017: Indian Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194224/a-population-based-analysis-of-melanoma-of-the-external-ear
#7
Tapan D Patel, Oliver Y Chin, Soly Baredes, Jean Anderson Eloy, Yu-Lan Mary Ying
OBJECTIVE: Malignant melanoma accounts for nearly 75% of all skin cancer deaths, and the incidence is on the rise in the United States. External ear melanoma (EEM) is rare, and there is little long-term data regarding the clinical behavior of this melanoma site. This study analyzes the demographic, clinicopathologic, and survival characteristics of EEM. METHODS: The SEER database was queried for EEM cases from 1973 to 2012 (8,982 cases). Data analyzed included patient demographics, incidence trends, and survival outcomes...
November 30, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194095/is-nonmetastatic-cutaneous-melanoma-predictable-through-genomic-biomarkers
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Mattia Branca, Samuel Orso, Roberto C Molinari, Haotian Xu, Stéphane Guerrier, Yuming Zhang, Nabil Mili
Cutaneous melanoma is a highly aggressive skin cancer whose treatment and prognosis are critically affected by the presence of metastasis. In this study, we address the following issue: which gene transcripts and what kind of interactions between them can allow to predict nonmetastatic from metastatic melanomas with a high level of accuracy? We carry out a meta-analysis on the first gene expression set of the Leeds melanoma cohort, as made available online on 11 May 2016 through the ArrayExpress platform with MicroArray Gene Expression number 4725...
November 29, 2017: Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187213/jmjd6-promotes-melanoma-carcinogenesis-through-regulation-of-the-alternative-splicing-of-pak1-a-key-mapk-signaling-component
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Xujun Liu, Wenzhe Si, Xinhua Liu, Lin He, Jie Ren, Ziran Yang, Jianguo Yang, Wanjin Li, Shumeng Liu, Fei Pei, Xiaohan Yang, Luyang Sun
BACKGROUND: Melanoma, originated from melanocytes located on the basal membrane of the epithelial tissue, is the most aggressive form of skin cancer that accounts for 75% of skin cancer-related death. Although it is believed that BRAF mutation and the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathway play critical roles in the pathogenesis of melanoma, how the MAPK signaling is regulated in melanoma carcinogenesis is still not fully understood. METHODS: We characterized JMJD6 expression in melanoma tissue array by immunohistochemistry analysis...
November 29, 2017: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181082/sox10-mitf-pathway-activity-in-melanoma-cells
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Karol B Tudrej, Edyta Czepielewska, Małgorzata Kozłowska-Wojciechowska
Melanoma is one of the most dangerous and lethal skin cancers, with a considerable metastatic potential and drug resistance. It involves a malignant transformation of melanocytes. The exact course of events in which melanocytes become melanoma cells remains unclear. Nevertheless, this process is said to be dependent on the occurrence of cells with the phenotype of progenitor cells - cells characterized by expression of proteins such as nestin, CD-133 or CD-271. The development of these cells and their survival were found to be potentially dependent on the neural crest stem cell transcription factor SOX10...
October 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179523/management-of-intracranial-melanomas-in-the-era-of-precision-medicine
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REVIEW
Grace J Young, Wenya Linda Bi, Winona W Wu, Tanner M Johanns, Gavin P Dunn, Ian F Dunn
Melanoma is the most lethal of skin cancers, in part because of its proclivity for rapid and distant metastasis. It is also potentially the most neurotropic cancer in terms of probability of CNS metastasis from the primary lesion. Despite surgical resection and radiotherapy, prognosis remains guarded for patients with brain metastases. Over the past five years, a new domain of personalized therapy has emerged for advanced melanoma patients with the introduction of BRAF and other MAP kinase pathway inhibitors, immunotherapy, and combinatory therapeutic strategies...
October 24, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153887/-gallbladder-metastasis-of-melanoma-immunohistochemical-and-molecular-data-of-a-case-and-review-of-the-literature
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Arnault Tauziède-Espariat, Johnny Raffoul, Shan-Rong Sun, Christine Monnin, Arnaud de la Fouchardière, Catherine Lassabe
We report the case of a 57-year-old man, who is hospitalized for the surgery of a gallbladder mass associated by an increase in fluorodeoxyglucose-activity on positron emission tomography/computed tomography scan. This is an incidental finding occurring during monitoring of a skin melanoma. A cholecystectomy is performed. Microscopic examination identified an infiltration of the gallbladder wall by a proliferation of atypical pigmented spindled melanocytes with numerous mitoses. The immunohistochemical analysis confirmed the melanocytic nature of this proliferation with the staining of HMB-45, S100 protein and Melan-A...
November 16, 2017: Annales de Pathologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139486/simple-and-rapid-colorimetric-detection-of-melanoma-circulating-tumor-cells-using-bifunctional-magnetic-nanoparticles
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Junrong Li, Jing Wang, Yuling Wang, Matt Trau
Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) are a promising biomarker for monitoring cancer metastasis and therapy response. However, the rarity and inherent fragility of CTCs pose great challenges for CTC detection. Currently, CTC detection requires advanced instruments that might be inaccessible in most hospitals or labs. To allow simple and rapid CTC detection, we propose a sensor platform that relies only on the intrinsic properties of magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) including rapid separation as well as nanozyme activity...
November 15, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133634/immunohistochemical-expression-of-x-linked-inhibitor-of-apoptosis-in-eyelid-sebaceous-gland-carcinoma-predicts-a-worse-prognosis
#14
Perumal Jayaraj, Seema Sen, P S Dhanaraj, Romika Jhajhria, Shalu Singh, Vijay Kumar Singh
PURPOSE: Overexpression of the inhibitors of apoptosis proteins have been demonstrated in a variety and of solid tumors including melanomas and nonmelanomas skin cancers. X-linked inhibitor of apoptosis protein (XIAP) is an inhibitor of apoptosis which prevents apoptosis by inhibiting caspases 9, 7, and 3. The prognostic value of XIAP in sebaceous gland carcinoma (SGC) remains unexplored. METHODS: The immunohistochemical expression of XIAP was evaluated in 29 SGC cases...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090969/expression-of-cat-podoplanin-in-feline-squamous-cell-carcinomas
#15
Shunsuke Itai, Shinji Yamada, Mika K Kaneko, Hiroyuki Harada, Yumiko Kagawa, Satoru Konnai, Yukinari Kato
Oral squamous cell carcinoma is an aggressive tumor in cats; however, molecular-targeted therapies against this tumor, including antibody therapy, have not been developed. Sensitive and specific monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) against highly expressed membrane proteins are needed to develop antibody therapies. Podoplanin, a type I transmembrane glycoprotein, is expressed in many human malignant tumors, including brain tumor, esophageal cancer, lung cancer, mesothelioma, and oral cancer. Podoplanin binds to C-type lectin-like receptor-2 (CLEC-2) and activates platelet aggregation, which is involved in cancer metastasis...
November 1, 2017: Monoclonal Antibodies in Immunodiagnosis and Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054798/the-antimicrobial-peptide-nisin-z-induces-selective-toxicity-and-apoptotic-cell-death-in-cultured-melanoma-cells
#16
Angélique Lewies, Johannes Frederik Wentzel, Hayley van Dyk, Lissinda Hester Du Plessis
Reprogramming of cellular metabolism is now considered one of the hallmarks of cancer. Most malignant cells Reprogramming of cellular metabolism is now considered one of the hallmarks of cancer. Most malignant cells present with altered energy metabolism which is associated with elevated reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation. This is also evident for melanoma, the leading cause of skin cancer related deaths. Altered mechanisms affecting mitochondrial bioenergetics pose attractive targets for novel anti-cancer therapies...
October 17, 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051777/melanoma-in-pregnancy
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REVIEW
Rebecca Still, Shaun Brennecke
Melanoma is one of the most common cancers diagnosed in pregnancy and has a high metastatic potential. As the incidence of melanoma increases, careful clinical evaluation of suspicious skin lesions remains the mainstay of early diagnosis. There is controversy in the literature as to whether pregnancy-associated melanoma has worse survival than other melanomas. Any changing-pigmented lesion should be biopsied, regardless of pregnancy hyperpigmentation. Increased lymphangiogenesis in pregnancy is associated with increased metastasis - timely diagnosis is therefore imperative...
September 2017: Obstetric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042947/mir-124-inhibits-proliferation-migration-and-invasion-of-malignant-melanoma-cells-via-targeting-versican
#18
Ping Yang, Pingyuan Bu, Chengyuan Li
MicroRNA (miR)-124 has been implicated in malignant melanoma (MM). However, the detailed regulatory mechanism of miR-124 in the malignant phenotypes of MM cells has remained largely elusive. A total of 68 pairs of MM tissues and adjacent tissues were collected. Reverse-transcription quantitative polymerase chain reaction was used to examine the mRNA expression of versican as well as the expression of miR-124, and the protein expression of versican was assessed by western blot analysis. MTT, wound healing and Transwell assays were used to determine cell proliferation, migration and invasion, respectively...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033813/recurrence-of-melanoma-after-starting-apremilast-for-psoriasis
#19
Thomas G Salopek
This is a report on a 32-year-old man with a history of two previous melanomas with concurrent plaque-type psoriasis. His history dates to 2009, when he was diagnosed with his first melanoma on the right occiput, Clark's level IV, tumor thickness 1.53 mm, nonulcerated, mitotic index 1/mm2. He subsequently developed nodal recurrence after an initial negative sentinel lymph node biopsy and was treated with complete lymph node dissection. In 2012, he was diagnosed with a second primary melanoma on the right upper chest, Clark's level IV, tumor thickness 0...
May 2017: Case Reports in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28946867/intravital-imaging-of-metastasis-in-adult-zebrafish
#20
David C Benjamin, Richard O Hynes
BACKGROUND: Metastasis is a major clinical problem whose biology is not yet fully understood. This lack of understanding is especially true for the events at the metastatic site, which include arrest, extravasation, and growth into macrometastases. Intravital imaging is a powerful technique that has shown great promise in increasing our understanding of these events. To date, most intravital imaging studies have been performed in mice, which has limited its adoption. Zebrafish are also a common system for the intravital imaging of metastasis...
September 25, 2017: BMC Cancer
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