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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088216/immunohistochemical-features-of-giant-cell-ependymoma-of-the-filum-terminale-with-unusual-clinical-and-radiological-presentation
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Fernando Candanedo-Gonzalez, Cindy Sharon Ortiz-Arce, Samuel Rosales-Perez, Ana Lilia Remirez-Castellanos, Candelaria Cordova-Uscanga, Armando Gamboa-Dominguez
BACKGROUND: Giant cell ependymoma of the filum terminale is a rare variant, generally manifested as a well-circunscribed intradural mass with an indolent biological behavior. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe the case of a 48-year-old Mexican female who non-relevant past medical history, that developed a GCE of the filum terminale. Magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography revealed the presence of an intra-axial tumor extending from L3 to L5 with extra-medullary invasion...
January 14, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086809/primary-mediastinal-clear-cell-sarcoma-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#2
Long Jin, Yuxia Sui, Haili Zhu, Zhizhong Chen, Shuguang Liu
BACKGROUND: Clear cell sarcoma (CCS) is a rare malignant soft-tissue neoplasm that displays melanocytic markers and exhibits striking histopathological features. The tumour has a predilection for the lower extremities and rarely presents in the mediastinum. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case of primary mediastinal CCS in a 57-year-old man. Computer tomography (CT) revealed a 12 × 12 × 7.5 cm mass in the anterior mediastinum. Microscopically, the tumour mainly consisted of epithelioid cells with oval vesicular nuclei and eosinophilic cytoplasm...
January 13, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079829/breath-hold-and-free-breathing-f-18-fdg-pet-ct-in-malignant-melanoma-detection-of-additional-tumoral-foci-and-effects-on-quantitative-parameters
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Robert Bärwolf, Mariana Zirnsak, Martin Freesmeyer
During PET/CT acquisition, respiratory motion generates artifacts in the form of breath-related blurring, which may impair lesion detectability and diagnostic accuracy. This observational study was undertaken to verify whether breath-hold F-18-FDG-PET/CT (bhPET) detects additional foci compared to free-breathing PET/CT (fbPET) in cases of malignant melanoma, and to assess the impact of breath-holding on standard uptake values (SUV) and metabolic isocontoured volume (mVic40).Thirty-four patients with melanoma were examined...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079340/serum-tryptase-levels-in-melanoma-patients-case-control-study-and-review-of-the-literature
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Giovanni Paolino, Elisa Moliterni, Dario Didona, Michele Cardone, Teresa Lopez, Valentina Garelli, Antonio G Richetta, Ugo Bottoni, Carmen Cantisani, Alfredo Rossi, Stefano Calvieri
BACKGROUND: Serum tryptase results from the constant release of the enzyme from mast cells and serum tryptase levels are commonly considered to be related to the total number of mast cells. They are increased in several malignancies, as pancreatic carcinoma, angiosarcoma, hepatic carcinoma and proliferative and/or non- proliferative hematological disorders. Contrariwise, it has been reported that the number of tryptase+ and chymase+ mast cells was lower in deeply invasive melanoma compared to in-situ melanoma and dysplastic nevi...
January 12, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078671/melanoma-in-congenital-melanocytic-naevi
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REVIEW
V A Kinsler, P O'Hare, N Bulstrode, J E Calonje, W K Chong, D Hargrave, T Jacques, D Lomas, N J Sebire, O Slater
Congenital melanocytic naevi (CMN) are a known risk factor for melanoma, with the greatest risk currently thought to be in childhood. There has been controversy over the years about the incidence, and therefore over clinical management of CMN, due partly to the difficulties of histological diagnosis and partly to publishing bias towards cases of malignancy. Large cohort studies have demonstrated that risk in childhood is related to the severity of the congenital phenotype, not only cutaneous but neuroradiological...
January 12, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076931/varying-effects-of-egf-hgf-and-tgf%C3%AE-on-formation-of-invadopodia-and-invasiveness-of-melanoma-cell-lines-of-different-origin
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A Makowiecka, A Simiczyjew, D Nowak, A J Mazur
The understanding of melanoma malignancy mechanisms is essential for patient survival, because melanoma is responsible for ca. 75% of deaths related to skin cancers. Enhanced formation of invadopodia and extracellular matrix (ECM) degradation are two important drivers of cell invasion, and actin dynamics facilitate protrusive activity by providing a driving force to push through the ECM. We focused on the influence of epidermal growth factor (EGF), hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) and transforming growth factor β (TGFβ) on melanoma cell invasiveness, since they are observed in the melanoma microenvironment...
December 9, 2016: European Journal of Histochemistry: EJH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076863/adverse-renal-effects-of-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors-a-narrative-review
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Rimda Wanchoo, Sabine Karam, Nupur N Uppal, Valerie S Barta, Gilbert Deray, Craig Devoe, Vincent Launay-Vacher, Kenar D Jhaveri
BACKGROUND: Cancer immunotherapy, such as anti-cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated protein 4 (CTLA-4) and anti-programmed death 1 (PD-1), has revolutionized the treatment of malignancies by engaging the patient's own immune system against the tumor rather than targeting the cancer directly. These therapies have demonstrated a significant benefit in the treatment of melanomas and other cancers. SUMMARY: In order to provide an extensive overview of the renal toxicities induced by these agents, a Medline search was conducted of published literature related to ipilimumab-, pembrolizumab-, and nivolumab-induced kidney toxicity...
January 12, 2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075181/accelerated-or-conventional-whole-brain-irradiation-of-malignant-melanoma
#8
Ragnar Hultborn, Johanna Sand, Sara Kinhult, Lotta Lundgren, Ulrika Stierner, Ingela Turesson, Per Albertsson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 11, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075031/angiotropic-syringomatous-carcinoma
#9
Eri Katayama, Hiroshi Saruta, Aya Nanri, Takekuni Nakama, Chika Ohata
Syringomatous carcinoma (SC) is a slow-growing malignant skin tumor that usually affects the face or scalp. An 83-year-old female developed SC on the sole, a rare location. Histopathologically, numerous ducts with few keratinizing cysts were seen in the upper dermis, and cords, strands, and nests with sclerotic stroma were seen in the deep dermis and subcutis. In addition to the perineural and intraneural invasion of the tumor, the tumor cells had also invaded the vessel walls. There was no intravasation of tumor cells or interruption of the endothelium...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074906/antiproliferative-effects-of-1%C3%AE-oh-vitd3-in-malignant-melanoma-potential-therapeutic-implications
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Lucia Spath, Alessandra Ulivieri, Luca Lavra, Laura Fidanza, Marta Carlesimo, Maria Giubettini, Alessandra Narcisi, Emidio Luciani, Barbara Bucci, Daniela Pisani, Salvatore Sciacchitano, Armando Bartolazzi
Early detection and surgery represent the mainstay of treatment for superficial melanoma, but for high risk lesions (Breslow's thickness >0.75 mm) an effective adjuvant therapy is lacking. Vitamin D insufficiency plays a relevant role in cancer biology. The biological effects of 1α hydroxycholecalciferol on experimental melanoma models were investigated. 105 melanoma patients were checked for 25-hydroxycholecalciferol (circulating vitamin D) serum levels. Human derived melanoma cell lines and in vivo xenografts were used for studying 1α-hydroxycholecalciferol-mediated biological effects on cell proliferation and tumor growth...
January 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074614/mutation-analysis-and-gene-expression-profiling-of-ocular-melanomas-in-cats
#11
J G Rushton, R Ertl, D Klein, B Nell
Feline ocular melanomas show a high malignant behaviour, but adjunctive therapies are non-existent. The aim of this pilot study was to determine, whether feline ocular melanomas harbour mutations comparable to mutations in human melanomas and to evaluate the gene expression status of genes known to be involved in initiation and progression of human melanomas. Mutation hotspot regions of several genes of feline ocular melanomas were analysed by DNA sequencing and RNA expression levels of the respective genes and others were evaluated by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR)...
January 11, 2017: Veterinary and Comparative Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069617/ocular-oncology-advances-in-retinoblastoma-uveal-melanoma-and-conjunctival-melanoma
#12
REVIEW
Marina Vasalaki, Ido D Fabian, M Ashwin Reddy, Victoria M L Cohen, Mandeep S Sagoo
BACKGROUND: Retinoblastoma, uveal and conjunctival melanomas are important malignancies within the remit of ocular oncology. Outlined are the diagnostic features and management principles, as well as advancements in the field and current challenges. SOURCES OF DATA: Original papers, reviews and guidelines. AREAS OF AGREEMENT: Most eyes with retinoblastoma (International Intraocular Retinoblastoma Classification (IIRC) Group A-D) are salvaged, whereas advanced cases (Group E) remain a challenge...
January 8, 2017: British Medical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068959/pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumor-with-metastasis-to-the-spleen-a-case-report
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Yasunaru Sakuma, Yoshikazu Yasuda, Naohiro Sata, Yoshinori Hosoya, Atsushi Shimizu, Hirofumi Fujii, Daisuke Matsubara, Noriyuki Fukushima, Atsushi Miki, Misato Maeno, Alan Kawarai Lefor
BACKGROUND: Long-term term survival in patients with pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors has been reported, even in patients with metastatic disease. Metastases to the spleen are extremely rare, but have been reported from a number of primary malignancies, such as breast cancer, lung cancer, melanoma and ovarian cancer. This is the first report of a splenic metastasis from a primary pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor. CASE PRESENTATION: The patient presented as a 53 years old white male with anemia and fatigue...
January 9, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067922/-reconstructieve-facial-surgery-in-facial-defects-after-the-surgical-removal-of-malignant-skin-tumours
#14
S Bolouri, F Bierenbroodspot, J Jansma
Because of the enormous and continuing increase in cases of skin cancer in the Netherlands, dentists will increasingly see patients with skin cancer. The most common malignant skin cancers are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and malignant melanoma. With resection of a skin tumour, the oncological principles should be applied. For the closure of the resulting defect, a choice for the individual patient is made out of numerous techniques. Facial reconstructive surgery aims to restore the face in form and function and to maintain the patient's quality of life...
January 2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Tandheelkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067893/vemurafenib-and-trametinib-reduce-expression-of-ctgf-and-il-8-in-v600e-braf-melanoma-cells
#15
Mariusz L Hartman, Michal Rozanski, Marta Osrodek, Izabela Zalesna, Malgorzata Czyz
Clinical evidence has revealed that while RAS/RAF/MEK/ERK pathway is a crucial component of melanomagenesis, other signaling pathways can also contribute to the malignant growth and development of resistance to targeted therapies. We explored the response of (V600E)BRAF melanoma cells derived from surgical specimens and grown in stem cell medium to vemurafenib and trametinib, drugs targeting the activity of (V600E)BRAF and MEK1/2, respectively. Cell growth and apoptosis were monitored by real-time imaging system, immunophenotype and cell cycle by flow cytometry, gene expression by quantitative real-time PCR, immunoblotting and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
January 9, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067428/hotair-role-in-melanoma-progression-and-its-identification-in-the-blood-of-patients-with-advanced-disease
#16
Monica Cantile, Giosuè Scognamiglio, Laura Marra, Gabriella Aquino, Chiara Botti, Maria Rosaria Falcone, Maria Gabriella Malzone, Giuseppina Liguori, Maurizio Di Bonito, Renato Franco, Paolo Antonio Ascierto, Gerardo Botti
OBJECTIVES: The molecular mechanisms responsible for the metastatic progression of melanoma have not been fully defined yet. We have recently shown that an important role in this process is certainly played by HOX genes, whose regulation is under control of particular non-coding RNAs, some of which are present within the HOX locus. HOTAIR is the most studied among them, whose aberrant expression is associated with the metastatic progression of many malignancies. The aim of this study was to verify the role played by HOTAIR in metastatic progression of melanoma and to evaluate the circulating levels of HOTAIR in the blood of patients with metastatic melanoma...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064454/hgf-met-in-cancer-progression-and-biomarker-discovery
#17
REVIEW
Kunio Matsumoto, Masataka Umitsu, Dinuka M De Silva, Arpita Roy, Donald P Bottaro
Signaling driven by hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) and MET receptor facilitates conspicuous biological responses such as epithelial cell migration, 3-D morphogenesis, and survival. The dynamic migration and promotion of cell survival induced by MET activation are bases respectively for invasion-metastasis and resistance against targeted drugs in cancers. Recent studies indicated that MET in tumor-derived exosomes facilitates metastatic niche formation and metastasis in malignant melanoma. In lung cancer, gene amplification-induced MET activation and ligand-dependent MET activation in autocrine/paracrine manner are causes for resistance to EGF receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors and ALK inhibitors...
January 8, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064232/primary-vaginal-melanoma-a-rare-and-aggressive-entity-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#18
Emmanouil Kalampokas, Theodoros Kalampokas, Christos Damaskos
: Malignant melanoma of the vagina is a rare, aggressive malignancy of poor prognosis. It principally affects post-menopausal women, with a mean age of 57 years, and the factors that contribute to its appearance are not well known. The first case of primary malignant vaginal melanoma was reported in 1887 and modern literature has noted about 500 cases, globally. Vaginal melanomas constitute 0.3% of all malignant melanomas and fewer than 3% of all vaginal carcinomas. To date there is no clear consensus regarding treatment...
January 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061538/palliative-radiotherapy-for-skin-malignancies
#19
Winston Vuong, Jessica Lin, Randy L Wei
Palliative radiotherapy (PRT) improves patient quality of life (QoL) through alleviating cancer-associated symptoms such as pain, bleeding, and ulceration. Palliative management of patients with skin malignancies requires consideration of cosmetic and psychosocial outcomes as QoL measures. In this review, we highlight the current literature and advances in the use of PRT for patients with the three most commonly encountered forms of skin malignancies: basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and melanoma...
December 19, 2016: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061499/primary-intracranial-malignant-melanoma-with-extracranial-metastasis
#20
Kengo Hirota, Chika Yoshimura, Osami Kubo, Hidetoshi Kasuya
We report a case of primary intracranial malignant melanoma (PIMM) with extracranial metastases. The patient was an 82-year-old woman diagnosed with PIMM under the left cerebellar tentorium. We performed a tumor resection followed by gamma knife surgery. An magnetic resonance imaging at 11 months after surgery showed a local intracranial recurrence. At 12 months, vertebral metastasis was suspected, and 2-[fluorine-18]-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG-PET/CT) showed multiple extracranial metastases...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
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