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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718071/cancer-survival-in-adult-patients-in-spain-results-from-nine-population-based-cancer-registries
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M D Chirlaque, D Salmerón, J Galceran, A Ameijide, A Mateos, A Torrella, R Jiménez, N Larrañaga, R Marcos-Gragera, E Ardanaz, M Sant, P Minicozzi, C Navarro, M J Sánchez
INTRODUCTION: With the aim of providing cancer control indicators, this work presents cancer survival in adult (≥15 years) patients in Spain diagnosed during the period 2000-2007 from Spanish cancer registries participating in the EUROCARE project. METHODS: Cancer cases from nine Spanish population-based cancer registries were included and analysed as a whole. All primary malignant neoplasms diagnosed in adult patients were eligible for the analysis. Cancer patients were followed until 31 December 2008...
July 17, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717528/the-relationship-between-werner-syndrome-and-sinonasal-malignant-melanoma-two-sibling-cases-of-werner-syndrome-with-malignant-melanoma
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Yoshinori Kadowaki, Satoru Kodama, Munehito Moriyama, Masashi Suzuki
Werner syndrome (WS) is an autosomal recessive disease characterized by premature aging. Malignant tumors such as thyroid carcinoma and malignant melanoma occur frequently in WS patients. We describe 2 siblings with WS who suffered from sinonasal malignant melanoma (MM). Both patients initially experienced nasal obstruction and recurrent nasal bleeding and died within 2 years of the diagnosis of MM. Otolaryngologists should recognize that WS patients have a high risk for head and neck malignant disease, particularly sinonasal MM, even if they are aged below the expected age range and undergo periodic examinations...
2017: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711085/risk-factors-for-positive-or-equivocal-margins-after-wide-local-excision-of-1345-cutaneous-melanomas
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Christopher J Miller, Thuzar M Shin, Joseph F Sobanko, John M Sharkey, John W Grunyk, Rosalie Elenitsas, Emily Y Chu, Brian C Capell, Michael E Ming, Jeremy R Etzkorn
BACKGROUND: Positive or equivocal margins after wide local excision (WLE) complicate surgical management of cutaneous melanoma. OBJECTIVE: To identify the frequency of and risk factors for positive or equivocal margins after WLE of cutaneous melanoma. METHODS: Retrospective, single-center, cross-sectional study of 1345 consecutive melanomas treated with WLE. RESULTS: The overall frequency of positive or equivocal margins was 4...
August 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709533/margin-analysis-cutaneous-malignancy-of-the-head-and-neck
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REVIEW
Donita Dyalram, Steve Caldroney, Jonathon Heath
This article focuses only on margin analysis of the cutaneous malignancy of the skin. It discusses basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and cutaneous melanoma. The management of the neck and distant disease are beyond the scope of this article, but it answers what is the appropriate surgical margin when excising these skin tumors, whether frozen sections are accurate for the analysis of these tumors, and treatment algorithm and rationale for a positive resection margin.
August 2017: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707167/supportive-care-for-patients-undergoing-immunotherapy
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Bernardo Leon Rapoport, Ronwyn van Eeden, Vincent Sibaud, Joel B Epstein, Jean Klastersky, Matti Aapro, Devan Moodley
Immune checkpoint inhibitors, a new class of cancer therapeutic agents, play an important role in the management of melanoma, NSCLC, and other malignancies. A workshop organized by three MASCC Study Groups: Oral Care, Skin Toxicities, and Neutropenia, Infection, and Myelosuppression during the MASCC Annual Meeting held in Adelaide, Australia on 23-25 June, 2016 focused on the new class of anti-cancer therapeutic agents. Topics in the workshop included the mechanism of action and clinical uses of immune anti-CTL4 and anti-PD1 antibodies, checkpoint inhibitor toxicities, including skin adverse events, gastrointestinal toxicities, oral complications, pulmonary toxicities, and endocrinological and immune-related infections...
July 13, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693793/biomarkers-of-response-to-pd-1-pd-l1-inhibition
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REVIEW
Saman Maleki Vareki, Carmen Garrigós, Ignacio Duran
Immunotherapy is a promising treatment strategy for cancer that has recently shown unprecedented survival benefits in selected patients. A number of immunomodulatory agents that target immune system checkpoints such as the cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen 4 (CTLA-4), the programmed death-1 (PD-1) or its ligand (PD-L1), have received regulatory approval for the treatment of multiple cancers including malignant melanoma, non-small cell lung cancer, renal cell carcinoma, classical Hodgkin lymphoma, and recurrent or metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma...
August 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671620/epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-in-the-pathogenesis-and-therapy-of-head-and-neck-cancer
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REVIEW
Julia Thierauf, Johannes Adrian Veit, Jochen Hess
Head and neck cancer (HNC) is one of the most prevalent human malignancies worldwide, with a high morbidity and mortality. Implementation of interdisciplinary treatment modalities has improved the quality of life, but only minor changes in overall survival have been achieved over the past decades. Main causes for treatment failure are an aggressive and invasive tumor growth in combination with a high degree of intrinsic or acquired treatment resistance. A subset of tumor cells gain these properties during malignant progression by reactivating a complex program of epithelia-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT), which is integral in embryonic development, wound healing, and stem cell behavior...
July 3, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670185/presentation-of-unusual-tracheal-metastasis-on-fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-after-9-years-in-postnephrectomy-patient-of-renal-cell-carcinoma-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Rahul Vithalrao Parghane, Ashwani Sood, Kim Vaiphei, Ashutosh Nath Aggarwal, Bhagwant Rai Mittal
Tracheal metastases from renal cell carcinoma (RCC) are extremely rare. Most common primary malignancy metastasizing to this unusual location usually comes from lung region while it is rare to have tracheal metastases from nonpulmonary malignancies such as breast, thyroid, colorectal carcinoma, and melanoma. The lesions detected on fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (F-18 FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) scan, especially in the head and neck region, soft tissue, and muscular compartment during follow-up of RCC patients raise the possibility of metastatic lesions in these regions, though rarely encountered...
July 2017: World Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670177/positron-emission-tomography-in-mucosal-melanomas-of-head-and-neck-results-from-a-south-asian-tertiary-cancer-care-center
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Archi Agrawal, Gouri Pantvaidya, Vedang Murthy, Kumar Prabhash, Munita Bal, Nilendu Purandare, Sneha Shah, Venkatesh Rangarajan
To evaluate the accuracy of fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) in staging and restaging of patients with mucosal melanomas (MM) of head and neck. Patients who underwent PET/CT at our institution, with a biopsy proven diagnosis of MM of the head and neck between March 2006 and December 2013 were included in the study. Nineteen patients with MM of the nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses, and oral cavity were included, of which 12 were for staging and seven for restaging. PET/CT had 100% sensitivity (SN), specificity (SP), positive predictive value (PPV), and negative predictive value (NPV) for detection of the primary...
July 2017: World Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668880/factors-influencing-disease-progression-in-patients-with-head-and-neck-melanoma
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Ugur Uslu, Gerold Schuler, Helmut Breuninger
BACKGROUND: Histological parameters as well as the status of sentinel lymph node are known to be strong prognostic factors in patients with melanoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this study, we retrospectively analyzed 1,384 patients who were diagnosed with head and neck melanoma between 1976 and 2010 regarding prognostic factors [tumor thickness, level of invasion, sentinel lymph node (SLN) status, ulceration, histological subtype, localization, and gender], overall survival, and disease-free survival...
July 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666240/myasthenia-gravis-an-emerging-toxicity-of-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors
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REVIEW
D Makarious, K Horwood, J I G Coward
The advent of immunotherapy has heralded a number of significant advances in the treatment of particular malignancies associated with poor prognosis (melanoma, non-small-cell lung, renal and head/neck cancers). The success witnessed with therapeutic agents targeting cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated protein 4, programmed cell death protein 1 and programmed cell death ligand 1 immune checkpoints has inevitably led to an explosion in their clinical application and the subsequent recognition of specific toxicity profiles distinct from those long recognised with chemotherapy...
June 27, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662971/head-and-neck-desmoplastic-melanoma-utility-of-sentinel-node-biopsy
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John R Sims, Carilyn N Wieland, Jan L Kasperbauer, Eric J Moore, Daniel L Price
PURPOSE: The utility of sentinel lymph node biopsy in desmoplastic melanoma has been questioned due to multiple reports of a low rate of occult nodal metastasis in this variant of melanoma. We describe a single institution experience with management of desmoplastic melanoma of the head and neck and discuss the utility of sentinel lymph node biopsy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of 49 patients with desmoplastic melanoma of the head and neck at a tertiary care center from 1994 to 2014...
May 9, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662374/multiple-oral-deep-penetrating-nevi-extending-to-the-masseter-and-buccal-fat-pad
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Eunae S Cho, Hye-Min Cho, Woong Nam, Hyun Sil Kim
The deep penetrating nevus (DPN) is a rare benign melanocytic tumor often clinically and histopathologically mistaken for malignant melanoma (MM) and other nevus types. This report describes an extremely rare case of multiple lesions of a large DPN in the oral cavity with extensive infiltration to the minor salivary gland, buccal fat pad, buccinators, and masseter muscles, yet with preservation of the normal anatomic architecture. After receiving a diagnosis of MM in another hospital, the patient was at risk for receiving a wide excision that included the masticatory muscles, facial nerve, and overlying skin...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650338/ifn-%C3%AE-related-mrna-profile-predicts-clinical-response-to-pd-1-blockade
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Mark Ayers, Jared Lunceford, Michael Nebozhyn, Erin Murphy, Andrey Loboda, David R Kaufman, Andrew Albright, Jonathan D Cheng, S Peter Kang, Veena Shankaran, Sarina A Piha-Paul, Jennifer Yearley, Tanguy Y Seiwert, Antoni Ribas, Terrill K McClanahan
Programmed death-1-directed (PD-1-directed) immune checkpoint blockade results in durable antitumor activity in many advanced malignancies. Recent studies suggest that IFN-γ is a critical driver of programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1) expression in cancer and host cells, and baseline intratumoral T cell infiltration may improve response likelihood to anti-PD-1 therapies, including pembrolizumab. However, whether quantifying T cell-inflamed microenvironment is a useful pan-tumor determinant of PD-1-directed therapy response has not been rigorously evaluated...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639239/significant-improvement-in-detecting-braf-kras-and-egfr-mutations-using-next-generation-sequencing-as-compared-with-fda-cleared-kits
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Wanlong Ma, Steven Brodie, Sally Agersborg, Vincent A Funari, Maher Albitar
INTRODUCTION: We compared mutations detected in EGFR, KRAS, and BRAF genes using next-generation sequencing (NGS) and confirmed by Sanger sequencing with mutations that could be detected by FDA-cleared testing kits. METHODS: Paraffin-embedded tissue from 822 patients was tested for mutations in EGFR, KRAS, and BRAF by NGS. Sanger sequencing of hot spots was used with locked nucleic acid to increase sensitivity for specific hot-spot mutations. This included 442 (54%) lung cancers, 168 (20%) colorectal cancers, 29 (4%) brain tumors, 33 (4%) melanomas, 14 (2%) thyroid cancers, and 16% others (pancreas, head and neck, and cancer of unknown origin)...
June 21, 2017: Molecular Diagnosis & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636292/-head-and-neck-cancer-promising-results-of-immunotherapy
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Aurélie Sivade, Djamila Bensaid, Yan Monnier, Keyvan Shabafrouz, Hanan Bouchaab, Valérie Cristina
Immunotherapy, especially checkpoint inhibitors such as anti-PD1 and anti-PDL1 antibodies, has changed the standard of care and the prognosis of melanoma, but also more recently of lung cancer, renal cancer and Hodgkin lymphoma. Results of preliminary studies in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) as well as in less frequent tumors of the region, such as nasopharyngeal carcinoma and high grade salivary gland carcinoma, are also promising. Indeed, in a recent phase 3 study, the PD1 inhibitor nivolumab has recently demonstrated a significant improvement in overall survival for platin-resistant recurrent and/or metastatic HNSCC...
May 17, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619614/rapid-ex-vivo-examination-of-mohs-specimens-using-optical-coherence-tomography
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D Rashed, D Shah, A Freeman, R J Cook, C Hopper, C M Perrett
BACKGROUND: Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) is an effective treatment for certain non-melanoma skin cancers. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a biomedical imaging modality that permits high-resolution imaging of the epidermis and dermis with the potential to detect both healthy tissue and tumour. OCT may also provide a means of detecting and differentiating between the various histological subtypes of basal cell carcinomas (BCC) in vivo. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this prospective ex vivo study was to evaluate the efficacy of OCT in recognising healthy and pathological margins of excised BCC lesions and detecting different BCC subtypes...
June 12, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606732/constitutive-and-acquired-mechanisms-of-resistance-to-immune-checkpoint-blockade-in-human-cancer
#18
Matteo Bellone, Angela Rita Elia
Cancer immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies directed against regulatory pathways in T lymphocytes has been revolutionizing medical oncology, and the clinical success of monoclonal antibodies targeting either cytotoxic T lymphocyte antigen-4 (CTLA-4) or program death-1 (PD-1) in patients affected by melanoma, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Merkel cell carcinoma, and head and neck, bladder, renal cell or non-small cell lung cancer is way beyond the most optimistic expectation. However, immune checkpoint blockade (ICB) has failed to arrest progression in a consistent amount of patients affected by those tumors, and various histological types, including breast, colon and prostate cancer, are less sensitive to this therapeutic approach...
June 2, 2017: Cytokine & Growth Factor Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604130/checkpoint-inhibitors-in-advanced-melanoma-effect-on-the-field-of-immunotherapy
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REVIEW
Aine O'reilly, James Larkin
The success of the immune checkpoint inhibitors in melanoma has reinvigorated the field of immunotherapy. Immune checkpoint inhibitors are now the standard of care in multiple cancer types including lung cancer, head and neck cancer, urothelial cancer and renal cell cancer. The field of immunotherapy is currently expanding rapidly and will be a focus of research and development for decades to come. Areas covered: This review covers the early development of immune checkpoint inhibitors and the changes that occurred in the drug development paradigm to facilitate the development of immunotherapy...
July 2017: Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603200/immune-related-adverse-events-of-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors
#20
Hiroki Tadano, Toshihiko Torigoe
  Development and application of anti-CTLA-4 antibody and anti-PD-1 antibody to cancer immunotherapy brought great survival benefits to advanced cancer patients. They have been applied to various cancers such as melanoma, non-small cell lung cancer, renal cell cancer, Hodgkin's disease, and head and neck cancers, and there is no doubt that immunotherapy is becoming a standard therapy as well as surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy. On the other hand, immune-related adverse events (irAEs) have been increasingly reported...
2017: Nihon Rinshō Men'eki Gakkai Kaishi, Japanese Journal of Clinical Immunology
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