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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800032/malignant-melanoma-incidence-trends-in-a-mediterranean-population-following-socioeconomic-transition-and-war-results-of-age-period-cohort-analysis-in-croatia-1989-2013
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Jelena Barbaric, Mathieu Laversanne, Ariana Znaor
The aim of this study was to analyse trends of malignant melanoma incidence in Croatia for men and women of different age groups by birth cohorts and time periods, and to interpret them in the context of national socioeconomic changes over time and the possible implications for future prevention in South-Eastern European postcommunist countries with high mortality rates. We used the Croatian National Cancer Registry data to analyse incidence trends of malignant melanoma of the skin (ICD-9 code 172 and ICD-10 code C43) in men and women aged 25-79 years by age-period-cohort modelling...
August 10, 2017: Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799271/reduced-disease-specific-survival-following-a-diagnosis-of-multiple-primary-cutaneous-malignant-melanomas-a-nationwide-population-based-study
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Deborah Utjés, Johan Lyth, Jan Lapins, Hanna Eriksson
Outcome data comparing patients with multiple primary invasive cutaneous malignant melanomas (MPMs) to single primary invasive cutaneous malignant melanoma (SPM) show conflicting results. We have analyzed differences in disease-specific survival between these patients in a nationwide population-based setting. From the Swedish Melanoma Register, 27,235 patients were identified with a first invasive cutaneous malignant melanoma (CMM) between 1990 and 2007, followed-up through 2013. Of these, 700 patients developed MPMs...
August 11, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783178/fibroblast-growth-factor-receptor-is-a-mechanistic-link-between-visceral-adiposity-and-cancer
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D Chakraborty, V Benham, B Bullard, T Kearney, H C Hsia, D Gibbon, E Y Demireva, S Y Lunt, J J Bernard
Epidemiological evidence implicates excess adipose tissue in increasing cancer risk. Despite a steeply rising global prevalence of obesity, how adiposity contributes to transformation (stage a non-tumorigenic cell undergoes to become malignant) is unknown. To determine the factors in adipose tissue that stimulate transformation, we used a novel ex vivo system of visceral adipose tissue (VAT)-condition medium-stimulated epithelial cell growth in soft agar. To extend this system in vivo, we used a murine lipectomy model of ultraviolet light B-induced, VAT-promoted skin tumor formation...
August 7, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758010/skin-cancer-screening-recommendations-for-data-driven-screening-guidelines-and-a-review-of-the-us-preventive-services-task-force-controversy
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REVIEW
Mariah M Johnson, Sancy A Leachman, Lisa G Aspinwall, Lee D Cranmer, Clara Curiel-Lewandrowski, Vernon K Sondak, Clara E Stemwedel, Susan M Swetter, John Vetto, Tawnya Bowles, Robert P Dellavalle, Larisa J Geskin, Douglas Grossman, Kenneth F Grossmann, Jason E Hawkes, Joanne M Jeter, Caroline C Kim, John M Kirkwood, Aaron R Mangold, Frank Meyskens, Michael E Ming, Kelly C Nelson, Michael Piepkorn, Brian P Pollack, June K Robinson, Arthur J Sober, Shannon Trotter, Suraj S Venna, Sanjiv Agarwala, Rhoda Alani, Bruce Averbook, Anna Bar, Mirna Becevic, Neil Box, William E Carson, Pamela B Cassidy, Suephy C Chen, Emily Y Chu, Darrel L Ellis, Laura K Ferris, David E Fisher, Kari Kendra, David H Lawson, Philip D Leming, Kim A Margolin, Svetomir Markovic, Mary C Martini, Debbie Miller, Debjani Sahni, William H Sharfman, Jennifer Stein, Alexander J Stratigos, Ahmad Tarhini, Matthew H Taylor, Oliver J Wisco, Michael K Wong
Melanoma is usually apparent on the skin and readily detected by trained medical providers using a routine total body skin examination, yet this malignancy is responsible for the majority of skin cancer-related deaths. Currently, there is no national consensus on skin cancer screening in the USA, but dermatologists and primary care providers are routinely confronted with making the decision about when to recommend total body skin examinations and at what interval. The objectives of this paper are: to propose rational, risk-based, data-driven guidelines commensurate with the US Preventive Services Task Force screening guidelines for other disorders; to compare our proposed guidelines to recommendations made by other national and international organizations; and to review the US Preventive Services Task Force's 2016 Draft Recommendation Statement on skin cancer screening...
March 2017: Melanoma Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756584/estimated-healthcare-costs-of-melanoma-in-australia-over-3%C3%A2-years-post-diagnosis
#5
Thomas M Elliott, David C Whiteman, Catherine M Olsen, Louisa G Gordon
BACKGROUND: Skin cancer exerts a large and growing burden on health systems. With new pharmacotherapies for metastatic melanoma now available, a contemporary understanding of the cost burden of melanoma control is warranted. OBJECTIVE: To comprehensively assess the healthcare costs of malignant melanoma diagnosis and treatment in Australia, over 3 years after diagnosis. METHODS: We developed a decision-analytic model and micro-costing method to estimate the mean cost per patient for melanoma, incorporating all diagnostic and treatment modalities used in Australia (2017 AU$)...
July 29, 2017: Applied Health Economics and Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747297/photoaging-mobile-apps-as-a-novel-opportunity-for-melanoma-prevention-pilot-study
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Titus Josef Brinker, Dirk Schadendorf, Joachim Klode, Ioana Cosgarea, Alexander Rösch, Philipp Jansen, Ingo Stoffels, Benjamin Izar
BACKGROUND: Around 90% of melanomas are caused by ultraviolet (UV) exposure and are therefore eminently preventable. Unhealthy tanning behavior is mostly initiated in early adolescence, often with the belief that it increases attractiveness; the problems related to skin atrophy and malignant melanoma are too far in the future to fathom. Photoaging desktop programs, in which an image is altered to predict future appearance, have been successful in positively influencing behavior in adiposity or tobacco prevention settings...
July 26, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723576/an-atlas-of-human-regulatory-t-helper-like-cells-reveals-features-of-th2-like-tregs-that-support-a-tumorigenic-environment
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Leena Halim, Marco Romano, Reuben McGregor, Isabel Correa, Polychronis Pavlidis, Nathali Grageda, Sec-Julie Hoong, Muhammed Yuksel, Wayel Jassem, Rosalind F Hannen, Mark Ong, Olivia Mckinney, Bu'Hussain Hayee, Sophia N Karagiannis, Nicholas Powell, Robert I Lechler, Estefania Nova-Lamperti, Giovanna Lombardi
Regulatory T cells (Tregs) play a pivotal role in maintaining immunological tolerance, but they can also play a detrimental role by preventing antitumor responses. Here, we characterized T helper (Th)-like Treg subsets to further delineate their biological function and tissue distribution, focusing on their possible contribution to disease states. RNA sequencing and functional assays revealed that Th2-like Tregs displayed higher viability and autocrine interleukin-2 (IL-2)-mediated activation than other subsets...
July 18, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713672/bap1-a-tumor-suppressor-gene-driving-malignant-mesothelioma
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REVIEW
Mitchell Cheung, Joseph R Testa
Like cancer generally, malignant mesothelioma (MM) is a genetic disease at the cellular level. DNA copy number analysis of mesothelioma specimens has revealed a number of recurrent sites of chromosomal loss, including 3p21.1, 9p21.3, and 22q12.2. The key inactivated driver genes located at 9p21.1 and 22q12.2 were discovered two decades ago as being the tumor suppressor loci CDKN2A and NF2, respectively. Only relatively recently was the BAP1 gene determined to be the driver gene at 3p21.1 that is somatically inactivated...
June 2017: Translational Lung Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697174/uv-radiation-promotes-melanoma-dissemination-mediated-by-the-sequential-reaction-axis-of-cathepsins-tgf-%C3%AE-1-fap-%C3%AE
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Petra Wäster, Kyriakos Orfanidis, Ida Eriksson, Inger Rosdahl, Oliver Seifert, Karin Öllinger
BACKGROUND: Ultraviolet radiation (UVR) is the major risk factor for development of malignant melanoma. Fibroblast activation protein (FAP)-α is a serine protease expressed on the surface of activated fibroblasts, promoting tumour invasion through extracellular matrix (ECM) degradation. The signalling mechanism behind the upregulation of FAP-α is not yet completely revealed. METHODS: Expression of FAP-α was analysed after UVR exposure in in vitro co-culture systems, gene expression arrays and artificial skin constructs...
August 8, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692051/transcriptional-regulation-of-ataxia-telangiectasia-and-rad3-related-protein-by-activated-p21-activated-kinase-1-protects-keratinocytes-in-uv-b-induced-premalignant-skin-lesions
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S Beesetti, J Mavuluri, R P Surabhi, T M Oberyszyn, K Tober, R S Pitani, L D Joseph, G Venkatraman, S K Rayala
Sun-induced skin lesions, in particular actinic keratosis, are generally considered as premalignant skin lesions that can progress into squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and invasive SCC if left untreated. Therefore, understanding the molecular mechanisms by which the ultraviolet-B (UV-B)-exposed cells are being protected and the signaling pathways that promote the progression of certain premalignant skin lesions to malignant lesions will permit us to prevent or cure skin cancers. In the current study, we found that phospho-p21-activated kinase-1 (Pak1) and Pak1 expression was high in clinical samples of sunlight-induced premalignant skin lesions assessed by immunohistochemistry...
July 10, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680742/modulation-of-mhc-class-i-surface-expression-in-b16f10-melanoma-cells-by-methylseleninic-acid
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Claudia Lennicke, Jette Rahn, Jürgen Bukur, Falko Hochgräfe, Ludger A Wessjohann, Rudolf Lichtenfels, Barbara Seliger
The essential trace element selenium (Se) might play a role in cancer prevention as well as for cancer therapy. Its metabolite methylselenol is able to kill cells through distinct mechanisms including induction of reactive oxygen species, DNA damage and apoptosis. Since methylselenol affects innate immune responses by modulating the expression of NKG2D ligands, the aim of this study was to determine whether the methylselenol generating compound methylseleninic acid (MSA) influences the expression of the MHC class I surface antigens and growth properties thereby reverting immune escape...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679300/the-emerging-role-of-immune-checkpoint-based-approaches-in-aml-and-mds
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Prajwal Boddu, Hagop Kantarjian, Guillermo Garcia-Manero, James Allison, Padmanee Sharma, Naval Daver
The development of immune checkpoint inhibitors represents a major breakthrough in the field of cancer therapeutics. Pursuant to their success in melanoma and numerous solid tumor malignancies, these agents are being investigated in hematological malignancies including acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) and myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). Although AML/MDS have traditionally been considered to be less immunogenic than solid tumor malignancies, recent pre-clinical models suggest a therapeutic role for immune checkpoint inhibition in these diseases...
July 6, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676162/skin-and-composite-grafting-techniques-in-facial-reconstruction-for-skin-cancer
#13
REVIEW
Michael J Brenner, Jeffrey S Moyer
Skin and composite grafting provide effective resurfacing and reconstruction for cutaneous defects after excision of the malignancy. The goal is to restore a natural appearance and function while preventing distortion of the eyelid, nose, or lips. With careful planning and attention to aesthetic subunits, the surgeon can camouflage incisions and avoid blunting aesthetically sensitive sulci. The surgical plan is also informed by the pathology, as basal or squamous cell carcinomas removed by Mohs micrographic excision have different prognostic and logistical considerations from melanoma...
August 2017: Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654937/handheld-in-vivo-reflectance-confocal-microscopy-for-the-diagnosis-of-eyelid-margin-and-conjunctival-tumors
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Elisa Cinotti, Aurélie Singer, Bruno Labeille, Damien Grivet, Pietro Rubegni, Catherine Douchet, Frédéric Cambazard, Gilles Thuret, Philippe Gain, Jean Luc Perrot
Importance: The clinical diagnosis of conjunctival and eyelid margin tumors is challenging, and new noninvasive imaging techniques could be valuable in this field. Objective: To assess the diagnostic accuracy of handheld in vivo reflectance confocal microscopy (IVCM) for the diagnosis of eyelid margin and conjunctival tumors. Design: A prospective observational study was conducted at University Hospital of Saint-Etienne from January 2, 2011, to December 31, 2016 (inclusion of patients until December 31, 2015, and follow-up until December 31, 2016)...
August 1, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615821/pyogenic-granuloma-like-lesion-in-children-should-we-wait
#15
Lai Kuan Chooi, Arman Zaharil Mat Saad, Shamala Durairajanayagam
Malignant melanoma is a potentially lethal cutaneous malignancy. Melanoma in paediatrics is rare as compared to adult melanoma. The clinicopathological characteristics of paediatric melanoma are different from adult melanoma, and the presence of melanoma mimics which occurs frequently in children (Spitz naevi) resulted in diagnosis uncertainty. We reported a 9-year-old girl who presented with a slow-growing, pyogenic granuloma-like lesion which was diagnosed with melanoma. It is important to have a high index of suspicion in paediatric skin lesion that would usually be deemed benign...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery: Official Publication of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614305/bap1-regulates-ip3r3-mediated-ca-2-flux-to-mitochondria-suppressing-cell-transformation
#16
Angela Bononi, Carlotta Giorgi, Simone Patergnani, David Larson, Kaitlyn Verbruggen, Mika Tanji, Laura Pellegrini, Valentina Signorato, Federica Olivetto, Sandra Pastorino, Masaki Nasu, Andrea Napolitano, Giovanni Gaudino, Paul Morris, Greg Sakamoto, Laura K Ferris, Alberto Danese, Andrea Raimondi, Carlo Tacchetti, Shafi Kuchay, Harvey I Pass, El Bachir Affar, Haining Yang, Paolo Pinton, Michele Carbone
BRCA1-associated protein 1 (BAP1) is a potent tumour suppressor gene that modulates environmental carcinogenesis. All carriers of inherited heterozygous germline BAP1-inactivating mutations (BAP1(+/-)) developed one and often several BAP1(-/-) malignancies in their lifetime, mostly malignant mesothelioma, uveal melanoma, and so on. Moreover, BAP1-acquired biallelic mutations are frequent in human cancers. BAP1 tumour suppressor activity has been attributed to its nuclear localization, where it helps to maintain genome integrity...
June 22, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611307/review-oncolytic-virotherapy-updates-and-future-directions
#17
REVIEW
Christos Fountzilas, Sukeshi Patel, Devalingam Mahalingam
Oncolytic viruses (OVs) are viral strains that can infect and kill malignant cells while spare their normal counterparts. OVs can access cells through binding to receptors on their surface or through fusion with the plasma membrane and establish a lytic cycle in tumors, while leaving normal tissue essentially unharmed. Multiple viruses have been investigated in humans for the past century. IMLYGIC™ (T-VEC/Talimogene Laherparepvec), a genetically engineered Herpes Simplex Virus, is the first OV approved for use in the United States and the European Union for patients with locally advanced or non-resectable melanoma...
May 31, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584020/kit-d816v-induces-src-mediated-tyrosine-phosphorylation-of-mitf-and-altered-transcription-program-in-melanoma
#18
Bengt Phung, Julhash U Kazi, Alicia Lundby, Kristin Bergsteinsdottir, Jianmin Sun, Colin R Goding, Göran Jönsson, Jesper V Olsen, Eiríkur Steingrímsson, Lars Rönnstrand
The oncogenic D816V mutation of the KIT receptor is well characterized in systemic mastocytosis and acute myeloid leukemia. Although KIT(D816V) has been found in melanoma, its function and involvement in this malignancy is not understood. Here we show that KIT(D816V) induces tyrosine phosphorylation of MITF through a triple protein complex formation between KIT, MITF, and SRC family kinases. In turn, phosphorylated MITF activates target genes that are involved in melanoma proliferation, cell-cycle progression, suppression of senescence, survival, and invasion...
June 5, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573821/overexpression-of-the-human-antigen-r-suppresses-the-immediate-paradoxical-proliferation-of-melanoma-cell-subpopulations-in-response-to-suboptimal-braf-inhibition
#19
Marylise Fernandez, Hedwig Sutterlüty-Fall, Christoph Schwärzler, Sylvain Lemeille, Wolf-Henning Boehncke, Rastine Merat
Tumor plasticity and the heterogeneous response of melanoma cells to targeted therapies are major limits for the long-term efficacy of this line of therapy. Targeting tumor plasticity is theoretically possible through the modulation of the expression of RNA-binding proteins which can affect many different compensatory mechanisms of the adaptive response of malignant cells to targeted therapies. Human antigen R (HuR) is a modulator of gene expression and a transacting factor in the mRNA-processing machinery used in the cell stress response, and is a potential target for reducing tumor plasticity...
July 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572258/immunotherapy-for-breast-cancer-what-are-we-missing
#20
EDITORIAL
Robert H Vonderheide, Susan M Domchek, Amy S Clark
The recent demonstration of modest single-agent activity of programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) and programmed death receptor-1 (PD-1) antibodies in patients with breast cancer has generated hope that breast cancer can be made amenable to immunotherapy. Depending on the subtype of breast cancer, it is now clear in both primary and metastatic disease that the extent of tumor-infiltrating T cells is not only prognostic for survival but predictive of response to nonimmune, standard therapies. Despite these findings, immune cytolytic activity in spontaneous breast tumors, the burden of nonsynonymous tumor mutations, and the predicted load of neoepitopes-factors linked to response to checkpoint blockade in other malignancies-are all relatively modest in breast cancer compared with melanoma or lung cancer...
June 1, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
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