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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092585/saliency-based-lesion-segmentation-via-background-detection-in-dermoscopic-images
#1
Euijoon Ahn, Jinman Kim, Lei Bi, Ashnil Kumar, Changyang Li, Michael Fulham, Dagan Feng
The segmentation of skin lesions in dermoscopic images is a fundamental step in automated computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) of melanoma. Conventional segmentation methods, however, have difficulties when the lesion borders are indistinct and when contrast between the lesion and the surrounding skin is low. They also perform poorly when there is a heterogeneous background or a lesion that touches the image boundaries; this then results in under- and over-segmentation of the skin lesion. We suggest that saliency detection using the reconstruction errors derived from a sparse representation model coupled with a novel background detection can more accurately discriminate the lesion from surrounding regions...
January 16, 2017: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088004/a-catechin-nanoformulation-inhibits-wm266-melanoma-cell-proliferation-migration-and-associated-neo-angiogenesis
#2
Nicoletta di Leo, Matteo Battaglini, Liron Berger, Martina Giannaccini, Luciana Dente, Silke Hampel, Orazio Vittorio, Giuseppe Cirillo, Vittoria Raffa
We validated the anticancer potential of a nanoformulation made by (+)-catechin, gelatin and carbon nanotubes in terms of inhibition of cancer cell proliferation, migration and associated neo-angiogenesis. Gelatin was selected to stabilize the catechin without compromising its anti-oxidant potential and the carbon nanotubes were used to increase its intracellular bioavailability. The anticancer potential of the resulting nanohybrid was validated on an aggressive melanoma cell line, in vitro and in zebrafish xenotransplants...
January 11, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075031/angiotropic-syringomatous-carcinoma
#3
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/28073775/dasatinib-changes-immune-cell-profiles-concomitant-with-reduced-tumor-growth-in-several-murine-solid-tumor-models
#4
Can Hekim, Mette Ilander, Jun Yan, Erin Michaud, Richard Smykla, Markus Vähä-Koskela, Paula Savola, Siri Tähtinen, Leena Saikko, Akseli Hemminki, Panu E Kovanen, Kimmo Porkka, Francis Yf Lee, Satu Mustjoki
Dasatinib, a broad range tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI), induces rapid mobilization of lymphocytes and clonal expansion of cytotoxic cells in leukemia patients. Here, we investigated whether dasatinib could induce beneficial immunomodulatory effects in solid tumor models. The effects on tumor growth and on the immune system were studied in four different syngeneic mouse models (B16.OVA melanoma, 1956 sarcoma, MC38 colon, and 4T1 breast carcinoma). Both peripheral blood (PB) and tumor samples were immunophenotyped during treatment...
January 10, 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072766/the-impact-of-body-composition-parameters-on-ipilimumab-toxicity-and-survival-in-patients-with-metastatic-melanoma
#5
Louise E Daly, Derek G Power, Áine O'Reilly, Paul Donnellan, Samantha J Cushen, Kathleen O'Sullivan, Maria Twomey, David P Woodlock, Henry P Redmond, Aoife M Ryan
BACKGROUND: Body composition is an important predictor of drug toxicity and outcome. Ipilimumab (Ipi), a monoclonal antibody used to treat metastatic melanoma, has specific toxicities. No validated biomarkers that predict Ipi toxicity and efficacy exist. Also, the impact of Ipi on body composition has not been established. METHODS: Patients with metastatic melanoma treated with Ipi between 2009 and 2015 were included. Body composition was assessed by computed tomography at baseline and after four cycles of Ipi...
January 10, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068959/pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumor-with-metastasis-to-the-spleen-a-case-report
#6
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/28068233/multi-institutional-nomogram-predicting-survival-free-from-salvage-whole-brain-radiation-after-radiosurgery-in-patients-with-brain-metastases
#7
Daniel Gorovets, Diandra Ayala-Peacock, David J Tybor, Paul Rava, Daniel Ebner, Deus Cielo, Georg Norén, David E Wazer, Michael Chan, Jaroslaw T Hepel
PURPOSE: Optimal patient selection for stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) as the initial treatment for brain metastases is complicated and controversial. This study aimed to develop a nomogram that predicts survival without salvage whole brain radiation therapy (WBRT) after upfront SRS. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Multi-institutional data were analyzed from 895 patients with 2095 lesions treated with SRS without prior or planned WBRT. Cox proportional hazards regression model was used to identify independent pre-SRS predictors of WBRT-free survival, which were integrated to build a nomogram that was subjected to bootstrap validation...
February 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068177/safety-profile-of-nivolumab-monotherapy-a-pooled-analysis-of-patients-with-advanced-melanoma
#8
Jeffrey S Weber, F Stephen Hodi, Jedd D Wolchok, Suzanne L Topalian, Dirk Schadendorf, James Larkin, Mario Sznol, Georgina V Long, Hewei Li, Ian M Waxman, Joel Jiang, Caroline Robert
Purpose We conducted a retrospective analysis to assess the safety profile of nivolumab monotherapy in patients with advanced melanoma and describe the management of adverse events (AEs) using established safety guidelines. Patients and Methods Safety data were pooled from four studies, including two phase III trials, with patients who received nivolumab 3 mg/kg once every 2 weeks. We evaluated rate of treatment-related AEs, time to onset and resolution of select AEs (those with potential immunologic etiology), and impact of select AEs and suppressive immune-modulating agents (IMs) on antitumor efficacy...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068157/cancer-survivors-preference-for-follow-up-care-providers-a-cross-sectional-study-from-the-population-based-profiles-registry
#9
Lotte J Huibertse, Mies van Eenbergen, Belle H de Rooij, Maarten T Bastiaens, Laurent M C L Fossion, Rob B de la Fuente, Paul J M Kil, Evert L Koldewijn, A H P Meier, Roland J M Mommers, A Q Niemer, Jorg R Oddens, Eric H G M Oomens, Mandy Prins, Kees-Peter de Roos, Monique R T M Thissen, Martine W H Timmermans, Bart P Wijsman, Lonneke V van de Poll-Franse, Nicole P M Ezendam
BACKGROUND: The best practice for the organization of follow-up care in oncology is under debate, due to growing numbers of cancer survivors. Understanding survivors' preferences for follow-up care is elementary for designing patient-centred care. Based on data from prostate cancer and melanoma survivors, this study aims to identify: 1) preferences for follow-up care providers, for instance the medical specialist, the oncology nurse or the general practitioner; 2) characteristics associated with these preferences and 3) the preferred care provider to discuss cancer-related problems...
January 9, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067894/unexpected-uvr-and-non-uvr-mutation-burden-in-some-acral-and-cutaneous-melanomas
#10
Robert V Rawson, Peter A Johansson, Nicholas K Hayward, Nicola Waddell, Ann-Marie Patch, Serigne Lo, John V Pearson, John F Thompson, Graham J Mann, Richard A Scolyer, James S Wilmott
Ultraviolet radiation (UVR) mutagenesis causes nearly all cutaneous melanomas, however, since UVR signatures are largely absent in acral melanoma, as well as melanoma in sun-protected sites, the cause of these melanomas is unknown. Whole-genome sequencing data generated as part of the Australian Melanoma Genome Project was supplemented with a detailed histopathological assessment with the melanomas then classified as UVR or non-UVR related, based on their mutation signatures. The clinicopathological characteristics of melanomas with mutation signatures for their subtype were compared...
January 9, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067213/metallic-copper-nanoparticle-induces-apoptosis-in-human-skin-melanoma-a-375-cell-line
#11
Ruchira Chakraborty, Tarakdas Basu
In earlier two communications [Chatterjee et al., 2012; Chatterjee et al., 2014], we reported to develop a simple and unique method of synthesis of highly stable metallic copper nanoparticle (Cu-NP) with high antibacterial potency. Here we report about the cytotoxic potency of the NP against cancer cells. The value of the IC50 dose of the Cu-NP against human skin cancer cell A-375 was found to be 1.71��g/ml only, which was much less than the values reported so far and this concentration had no cytotoxic effect on normal WBC...
January 9, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064232/primary-vaginal-melanoma-a-rare-and-aggressive-entity-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#12
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/28062833/cancer-incidence-in-cohorts-of-workers-in-the-rubber-manufacturing-industry-first-employed-since-1975-in-the-uk-and-sweden
#13
M Boniol, A Koechlin, T Sorahan, K Jakobsson, P Boyle
OBJECTIVES: Increased cancer risks have been reported among workers in the rubber manufacturing industry employed before the 1960s, but it is unclear for workers hired subsequently. The present study focused on cancer incidence among rubber workers first employed after 1975 in Sweden and the UK. METHODS: Two cohorts of rubber workers employed for at least 1 year were analysed. Standardised incidence ratios (SIRs), based on country-specific and period-specific incidence rates, were analysed for all cancers combined (except non-melanoma skin), bladder, lung, stomach cancer, leukaemia, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and multiple myeloma...
January 6, 2017: Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060135/melanocytoma-or-juxtapapillary-melanoma
#14
Brandon J Baartman, Baseer Ahmad, Sunil Srivastava, Stephen Jones, Arun D Singh
PURPOSE: To report the case of a melanocytoma of the optic disc leading to severe vision loss, raising concern for possible malignant transformation and optic nerve infiltration. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: A 36-year-old Arabic woman presented to an outside facility with severe vision loss and a clinical picture concerning for optic neuritis with central retinal vein occlusion. On referral to the authors' institution 1 month after initial presentation, the vision of the patient was no light perception in the affected eye, and examination revealed the presence of a pigmented lesion adjacent to the nerve...
January 2, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058553/implications-of-sentinel-lymph-node-drainage-to-multiple-basins-in-head-and-neck-melanoma
#15
Camille L Stewart, Ana Gleisner, Jennifer Kwak, Brandon Chapman, Nathan Pearlman, Csaba Gajdos, Martin McCarter, Nicole Kounalakis
BACKGROUND: Sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) for head and neck melanoma is challenging due to unpredictable drainage. We sought to determine the frequency of drainage to multiple lymphatic basins and asked if this was associated with prognosis in a large, single-center cohort. METHODS: We queried patients diagnosed with head and neck melanomas who had a SLNB performed from January 1998 to April 2016. Demographic and clinical characteristics were compared using Student's t test, Pearson chi-square analysis, log-rank test, Wilcoxon-Mann-Whitney test, and Kaplan-Meier curves...
January 5, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058467/-treatment-of-melanoma-during-pregnancy
#16
REVIEW
L A Schneider
Melanoma diagnosed during pregnancy is a rare clinical case presentation which must be mastered. In the absence of guidelines for this clinical challenge, we performed a review of the literature and provide a practical guideline on how to manage such rare clinical cases based on our clinical experience. Expecting mothers require adequate counselling and explanation of all therapeutic options as they take responsibility for more than their own lives. However, they should be guided through the process of diagnostic and therapeutic measures in a potentially life-threatening situation...
January 5, 2017: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057176/immunoth%C3%A3-rapie-et-m%C3%A3-lanome-l%C3%A2-exemple-des-anticorps-immunomodulateurs
#17
Cécile Pagès, Barouyr Baroudjian, Celeste Lebbé
Recently, metastatic melanoma has known real therapeutic improvement. Since 2011, 8 drugs have been approved for advanced melanoma such as immunotherapy checkpoint inhibitors. Chemotherapy is no longer used in the first setting of metastatic melanoma treatment. In 2010, the advent of ipilimumab, an anti CTLA 4 inhibitor, changed the scenario and in the following years, many studies confirmed the efficacy of nivolumab and pembrolizumab, two anti PD 1 inhibitors, as a first line treatment. Furthermore, the combination of first-line nivolumab plus ipilimumab might lead to improved outcomes compared with first-line ipilimumab alone in patients with advanced melanoma...
November 2016: Bulletin du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054320/pembrolizumab-for-advanced-melanoma-experience-from-the-spanish-expanded-access-program
#18
M González-Cao, A Arance, J M Piulats, I Marquez-Rodas, J L Manzano, A Berrocal, G Crespo, D Rodriguez, E Perez-Ruiz, M Berciano, A Soria, A G Castano, E Espinosa, C Montagut, L Alonso, T Puertolas, C Aguado, M A Royo, R Blanco, J F Rodríguez, E Muñoz, P Mut, F Barron, S Martin-Algarra
BACKGROUND: The programmed death (PD-1) inhibitor pembrolizumab has been recently approved for the treatment of advanced melanoma. We evaluated the clinical activity of pembrolizumab in melanoma patients treated under the Spanish Expanded Access Program. METHODS: Advanced melanoma patients who failed to previous treatment lines were treated with pembrolizumab 2 mg/kg every three weeks. Patients with brain metastases were not excluded if they were asymptomatic. Data were retrospectively collected from 21 centers in the Spanish Melanoma Group...
January 4, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052762/indirect-treatment-comparison-of-dabrafenib-plus-trametinib-versus-vemurafenib-plus-cobimetinib-in-previously-untreated-metastatic-melanoma-patients
#19
Adil Daud, Japinder Gill, Sheily Kamra, Lei Chen, Amit Ahuja
BACKGROUND: Metastatic melanoma is an aggressive form of skin cancer with a high mortality rate and the fastest growing global incidence rate of all malignancies. The introduction of BRAF/MEK inhibitor combinations has yielded significant increases in PFS and OS for melanoma. However, at present, no direct comparisons between different BRAF/MEK combinations have been conducted. In light of this, an indirect treatment comparison was performed between two BRAF/MEK inhibitor combination therapies for metastatic melanoma, dabrafenib plus trametinib and vemurafenib plus cobimetinib, in order to understand the relative efficacy and toxicity profiles of these therapies...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052685/occurrence-of-malignancies-after-kidney-transplantation-in-adults-slovak-multicenter-experience
#20
Z Zilinska, M Sersenova, M Chrastina, J Breza Sr, L Bena, T Baltesova, A Jurcina, R Roland, E Lackova, M Cellar, L Laca, I Dedinska
Malignancies are one of the three major causes of renal recipient´s death with a functioning graft after cardiovascular diseases and infections. Among the variety of risk factors, including conventional and specific to transplant recipients, the duration of immunosuppressive therapy, the intensity of therapy, and the type of immunosuppressive agent all have an impact on development of post-transplant malignancy. The aim of our retrospective study was to document the incidence, the type of malignancies, the patient/graft survival in the group of kidney transplant recipients in Slovak Republic, and to identify the factors which influenced the outcome...
January 5, 2017: Neoplasma
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