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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426539/the-effect-of-cancer-patients-and-their-family-caregivers-physical-and-emotional-symptoms-on-caregiver-burden
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Safora Johansen, Milada Cvancarova, Cornelia Ruland
BACKGROUND: Although there is significant evidence that the family caregivers (FCs) of cancer patients can experience significant caregiver burden and symptoms, less is known about the relationships between FCs and patient characteristics that influence caregiver burden. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of cancer patients' and FCs' symptoms and demographic characteristics on caregiver burden at initiation of the patients' radiation treatment...
April 20, 2017: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423377/risk-and-survival-of-patients-with-head-and-neck-cutaneous-melanoma-national-perspective
#2
Zaid Al-Qurayshi, Mohamed Hassan, Sudesh Srivastav, Steven Sperry, Nitin Pagedar, John Hamner, Emad Kandil
OBJECTIVE: Head and neck cutaneous melanoma represents a distinct entity of skin cancer. We aim to examine management and survival of patients with head and neck cutaneous melanoma. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study utilizing the National Cancer Database, 2004-2012. RESULTS: A total of 20,322 (21.2%) head and neck melanomas and 75,547 (78.8%) melanomas of other sites were included. The median follow-up time of head and neck melanoma was 41...
April 20, 2017: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418841/circulating-uric-acid-levels-and-subsequent-development-of-cancer-in-493-281-individuals-findings-from-the-amoris-study
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Andrew Yiu, Mieke Van Hemelrijck, Hans Garmo, Lars Holmberg, Håkan Malmström, Mats Lambe, Niklas Hammar, Göran Walldius, Ingmar Jungner, Wahyu Wulaningsih
OBJECTIVES: Serum uric acid has been suggested to be associated with cancer risk. We aimed to study the association between serum uric acid and cancer incidence in a large Swedish cohort. RESULTS: A positive association was found between uric acid levels and overall cancer risk, and results were similar with adjustment for glucose, triglycerides and BMI. Hazard ratio (HR) for overall cancer for the 4th quartile of uric acid compared to the 1st was 1.08 (95% CI: 1...
March 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413056/impact-of-scalp-location-on-survival-in-head-and-neck-melanoma-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#4
Charles Xie, Yan Pan, Catriona McLean, Victoria Mar, Rory Wolfe, John Kelly
BACKGROUND: Scalp melanomas have more aggressive clinicopathological features than other melanomas and mortality rates more than twice that of melanoma located elsewhere. OBJECTIVE: We sought to describe the survival of patients with scalp melanoma versus other cutaneous head and neck melanoma (CHNM), and explore a possible independent negative impact of scalp location on CHNM survival. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed of all invasive primary CHNM cases seen at a tertiary referral center over a 20-year period...
March 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412093/non-small-cell-lung-cancer-as-a-second-primary-among-patients-with-previous-malignancy-who-is-at-risk
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Geena X Wu, Rebecca A Nelson, Jae Y Kim, Dan J Raz
BACKGROUND: Patients with previous malignancies could be at increased risk of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). However, the extent of the risk is unknown for many cancer types; thus, it is unclear who might benefit from screening. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results data set from 1992 to 2012 was used to identify patients with previous malignancies who received a diagnosis of NSCLC ≥ 6 months after their initial cancer diagnosis...
March 2, 2017: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403573/desmoplastic-melanoma-may-mimic-a-cutaneous-peripheral-nerve-sheath-tumor-report-of-three-challenging-cases
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Isidro Machado, Beatriz Llombart, Julia Cruz, Víctor Traves, Celia Requena, Eduardo Nagore, Antonina Parafioriti, Carlos Monteagudo, Antonio Llombart-Bosch
Desmoplastic melanoma (DM) and cutaneous malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNST) reveal histological and immunohistochemical similarities, including S100 positivity and negative staining for conventional melanocytic markers. We present three cases of cutaneous S100-positive spindle cell tumors in elderly patients, in which first findings led to initial misdiagnoses as cutaneous MPNST and benign peripheral sheath nerve tumor (neurofibroma). The identification of adjacent atypical melanocytic hyperplasia in the overlying skin along with tumor cell proliferation, also in the superficial dermis, the neurotropic component and the absence of any relationship between the tumor and a major nerve, pre-existing neural benign tumor or the existence of stigmata suggestive of neurofibromatosis raised consideration of a desmoplastic melanoma...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399024/immediate-reconstruction-for-plantar-melanoma-a-paradigm-shift
#7
Hunter Oliver-Allen, Merisa Piper, Carolyn Vaughn, Hani Sbitany
INTRODUCTION: Plantar melanoma tumors are traditionally treated with wide local excision based on depth of invasion, followed by delayed reconstruction once negative surgical margins are confirmed. However, delayed reconstruction requires care for an open wound, a prolonged treatment course, and the need for an additional surgery. Immediate reconstruction has been shown to be oncologically safe in head and neck melanoma, but little is described in the literature regarding immediate reconstruction in plantar melanoma...
May 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385366/prognostic-factors-in-head-and-neck-mucosal-malignant-melanoma
#8
Şenol Çomoğlu, Beldan Polat, Mehmet Çelik, Bayram Şahin, Necati Enver, Meryem Nesil Keleş, Şule Öztürk Sarı
OBJECTIVE: Primary mucosal malignant melanoma of the head and neck (HN-PMMM) is an aggressive and uncommon neoplasm. Herein, we present a series of 33 patients and the results of treatment, and aimed to determine prognostic factors in HN-PMMM. METHODS: Patients who were diagnosed as having HN-PMMM in our reference hospital, between 2005 and 2014 were evaluated. Thirty-three of these patients who had follow-up data were included. Surgical margin status was extracted from the original pathology reports...
April 3, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383639/immune-checkpoint-inhibitors-in-advanced-renal-cell-carcinoma-experience-to-date-and-future-directions
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M B Atkins, J I Clark, D I Quinn
In recent years, there has been dramatic expansion of the treatment armamentarium for patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (aRCC), including drugs targeting vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathways. Despite these advances, patient outcomes remain suboptimal, underscoring the need for therapeutic interventions with novel mechanisms of action. The advent of immunotherapy with checkpoint inhibitors has led to significant changes in the treatment landscape for several solid malignancies...
April 5, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376160/history-of-keratinocyte-carcinoma-and-risk-of-melanoma-a-prospective-cohort-study
#10
Shaowei Wu, Eunyoung Cho, Wen-Qing Li, Abrar A Qureshi
Background: The association between history of keratinocyte carcinoma (KC, also known as nonmelanoma skin cancer) and risk of developing invasive melanoma has not been assessed comprehensively using prospective data. Methods: We followed 91 846 women in the Nurses' Health Study (NHS; 1984-2010), 114 918 women in the NHSII (1989-2011), and 48 946 men in the Health Professionals Follow-up Study (1986-2010) for diagnoses of KC and melanoma biennially. Cox proportional hazards models were used to compute hazard ratios (HRs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) of melanoma associated with history of KC, basal cell carcinoma (BCC), and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)...
April 1, 2017: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361252/-single-center-analysis-of-the-dermatosurgical-patient-cohort-of-a%C3%A2-tumor-center-in-germany
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A Lobeck, C Weiss, A Orouji, P-S Koch, M Heck, J Utikal, W Koenen, J Faulhaber, C-D Klemke, M Felcht
BACKGROUND: The incidence of skin cancer continues to increase. However, little is known about the dermatosurgical characteristics of the patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this single center, retrospective study, dermatosurgical reports of all patients treated because of basal cell carcinomas (BCC), squamous cell carcinomas (SCC), and malignant melanoma (MM) between 2004 and 2013 were analyzed. RESULTS: During the observed period, the number of operated BCC rose by a factor of 1...
March 30, 2017: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346283/nonvisualized-sentinel-lymph-nodes-on-lymphoscintigraphy-in-melanoma-predictive-factors-and-surgical-outcomes
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Darryl Schuitevoerder, Lisa Grinlington, Jeffrey Stevens, Robert Nance, Jeanine Fortino, John T Vetto
PURPOSE: Preoperative lymphoscintigraphy is the standard for the identification of sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs) in melanoma. The impact of negative scintigraphy [nonvisualization (NV) of the SLN] on surgical outcomes is inadequately reported in the literature. The objectives of this study were to determine the incidence, predictive factors, and surgical outcomes of NV in clinically node-negative melanoma patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of a prospective, Institutional Review Board approved, melanoma sentinel node database from January 2005 to August 2015 was performed...
May 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332989/multicenter-study-of-carbon-ion-radiation-therapy-for-mucosal-melanoma-of-the-head-and-neck-subanalysis-of-the-japan-carbon-ion-radiation-oncology-study-group-j-cros-study-1402-hn
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Masashi Koto, Yusuke Demizu, Jun-Ichi Saitoh, Hiroaki Suefuji, Hiroshi Tsuji, Tomoaki Okimoto, Tatsuya Ohno, Yoshiyuki Shioyama, Ryo Takagi, Kenji Nemoto, Takashi Nakano, Tadashi Kamada
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of carbon-ion radiation therapy (RT) for mucosal melanoma of the head and neck (MMHN) in the Japan Carbon-Ion Radiation Oncology Study Group study. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Patients with MMHN with N0-1M0 status who were treated with carbon-ion RT at 4 institutions in Japan between November 2003 and December 2014 were analyzed retrospectively. Two hundred sixty patients (male, 111; female, 149; median age, 68 years) with histologically proven MMHN were enrolled...
April 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325255/mucosal-melanoma-of-the-head-and-neck
#14
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Paolo Antonio Ascierto, Remo Accorona, Gerardo Botti, Davide Farina, Piero Fossati, Gemma Gatta, Helen Gogas, Davide Lombardi, Roberto Maroldi, Piero Nicolai, Marco Ravanelli, Vito Vanella
Mucosal melanoma of the head and neck is a very rare and aggressive malignancy with a very poor prognosis. The nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses, and oral cavity are the most common locations. One-, 3- and 5-year survival rates between 2000 and 2007 were 63%, 30% and 20%, respectively. Cigarette smoking seems to be a risk factor even though the evidence for this is very low. Clinical signs and symptoms are usually nonspecific. While surgery is considered the mainstay of treatment for most mucosal melanomas of the head and neck region, radiotherapy has a role in local control of the disease after surgery...
April 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323387/induction-of-tumor-regression-by-intratumoral-sting-agonists-combined-with-anti-programmed-death-l1-blocking-antibody-in-a-preclinical-squamous-cell-carcinoma-model
#15
Shekhar K Gadkaree, Juan Fu, Rupashree Sen, Michael J Korrer, Clint Allen, Young J Kim
BACKGROUND: Cyclic dinucleotides (CDNs) are bacterial intracellular messengers that have demonstrated antitumor activity in melanoma and breast tumors, although their role in immunotherapy of head and neck squamous cell cancers (HNSCCs) has not been well investigated. METHODS: We measured primary tumor growth rates, mechanism of antitumor activity, and efficacy of programmed death-L1 blockade combinatorial therapy in SCCFVII tumor-bearing C3H/HeOUJ mice undergoing intratumoral injections with RR-cyclic-di-guanine (synthetic CDG), CDG (natural cyclic-di-guanine), R848 (TLR 7/8 agonist), or phosphate buffered saline (PBS, control)...
March 21, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315073/mechanisms-of-resistance-to-immune-checkpoint-antibodies
#16
Rodrigo N Ramos, Eliane Piaggio, Emanuela Romano
Immunotherapy using checkpoint inhibitors has changed the way we treat several aggressive cancers such as melanoma, non-small cell lung and head & neck cancers, among others, with durable responses achieved in the metastatic setting. However, unfortunately, the vast majority of patients do not respond to checkpoint inhibition therapy and a minority of patients, who do respond to treatment, develop secondary resistance and experience relapse by mechanisms still inadequately understood. Emerging evidence shows that alterations in multiple signaling pathways are involved in primary and/or secondary resistance to checkpoint inhibition...
March 18, 2017: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263977/gata3-interacts-with-and-stabilizes-hif-1%C3%AE-to-enhance-cancer-cell-invasiveness
#17
M-C Lin, J-J Lin, C-L Hsu, H-F Juan, P-J Lou, M-C Huang
GATA binding protein 3 (GATA3) is indispensable in development of human organs. However, the role of GATA3 in cancers remains elusive. Hypoxia inducible factor (HIF)-1 plays an important role in pathogenesis of human cancers. Regulation of HIF-1α degradation is orchestrated through collaboration of its interacting proteins. In this study, we discover that GATA3 is upregulated in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) and is an independent predictor for poor disease-free survival. GATA3 promotes invasive behaviours of HNSCC and melanoma cells in vitro and in immunodeficient mice...
March 6, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258440/comprehensive-characterization-of-genes-associated-with-the-tp53-signal-transduction-pathway-in-various-tumors
#18
Shumpei Ohnami, Keiichi Ohshima, Takeshi Nagashima, Kenichi Urakami, Yuji Shimoda, Junko Saito, Akane Naruoka, Keiichi Hatakeyama, Tohru Mochizuki, Masakuni Serizawa, Sumiko Ohnami, Masatoshi Kusuhara, Ken Yamaguchi
The TP53 signal transduction pathway is an attractive target for cancer treatments. In this study, we conducted a comprehensive molecular evaluation of 907 patients with cancer in Japan to identify genomic alterations in the TP53 pathway. TP53 mutations were frequently detected in many cancers, except melanoma, thymic tumors, gastrointestinal stromal tumors, and renal cancers. The frequencies of non-synonymous single nucleotide variants (SNVs) in the TP53 family members TP63 and TP73 were relatively low, although genes with increased frequencies of SNVs were as follows: PTEN (11...
March 3, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247231/update-from-the-4th-edition-of-the-world-health-organization-classification-of-head-and-neck-tumours-what-is-new-in-the-2017-who-blue-book-for-tumours-of-the-hypopharynx-larynx-trachea-and-parapharyngeal-space
#19
Nina Gale, Mario Poljak, Nina Zidar
Chapter 3 "Tumours of the hypopharynx, larynx, trachea, and parapharyngeal space" of the World Health Organization (WHO) Blue Book 2017 "Classification of Head and Neck Tumours" shows a shortened list of entities, especially due to reducing the number of benign and malignant soft tissue tumours, malignant melanoma and some others, which are transferred to more frequently affected regions of the head and neck. The basic concept of the new edition is to assimilate all advances concerning the discussed tumours in a shorter framework, appropriate for daily work...
March 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247222/update-from-the-4th-edition-of-the-world-health-organization-classification-of-head-and-neck-tumours-mucosal-melanomas
#20
Michelle D Williams
The updated edition of The World Health Organization Classification of Tumours of the Head and Neck includes discussions on mucosal melanoma of both the sinonasal and oral cavity. Since the prior edition, sinonasal origin is now recognized as the most common site of occurrence of mucosal melanoma in the head and neck (66%) with oral cavity representing 25% of cases. Histologic features of mucosal melanomas vary widely from spindled, epithelioid, and pleomorphic to rhabdoid, plasmacytoid and undifferentiated...
March 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
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