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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425625/a-missense-mutation-in-damage-specific-dna-binding-protein-2-is-a-genetic-risk-factor-for-limbal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-in-horses
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Rebecca R Bellone, Jiayin Liu, Jessica L Petersen, Maura Mack, Moriel Singer-Berk, Cord Drögemüller, Julia Malvick, Barbara Wallner, Gottfried Brem, M Cecilia Penedo, Mary Lassaline
Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the most common cancer of the equine eye, frequently originating at the limbus, with the potential to invade the cornea, cause visual impairment, and result in loss of the eye. Several breeds of horses have a high occurrence of limbal SCC implicating a genetic basis for limbal SCC predisposition. Pedigree analysis in the Haflinger breed supports a simple recessive mode of inheritance and a genome wide association study (N=23) identified a 1.5 Mb locus on ECA12 significantly associated with limbal SCC (Pcorrected = 0...
April 20, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423034/elevated-frequencies-of-cd8-t-cells-expressing-pd-1-ctla-4-and-tim-3-within-tumour-from-perineural-squamous-cell-carcinoma-patients
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Richard Linedale, Campbell Schmidt, Brigid T King, Annabelle G Ganko, Fiona Simpson, Benedict J Panizza, Graham R Leggatt
Perineural spread of tumour cells along cranial nerves is a severe complication of primary cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck region. While surgical excision of the tumour is the treatment of choice, removal of all the tumour is often complicated by the neural location and recurrence is frequent. Non-invasive immune treatments such as checkpoint inhibitor blockade may be useful in this set of tumours although little is understood about the immune response to perineural spread of squamous cell carcinomas...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418875/incidence-and-clearance-of-oral-human-papillomavirus-infection-a-population-based-cohort-study-in-rural-china
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Chaoting Zhang, Fangfang Liu, Yaqi Pan, Qiuju Deng, Xiang Li, Zhonghu He, Mengfei Liu, Tao Ning, Chuanhai Guo, Yongmei Liang, Ruiping Xu, Lixin Zhang, Hong Cai, Yang Ke
The natural history of oral human papillomavirus (HPV) infection which is linked with the increased incidence of oropharyngeal squamous cell cancer (OPSCC) has been incompletely studied. Oral swab specimens and questionnaire data were obtained bi-annually for up to 6 visits from 4314 healthy adults aged 25-69 in rural Anyang, China. HPV infection status was evaluated with PCR-based sequencing. Participants with at least two consecutive valid HPV results within the study period were included in the incidence and clearance analysis...
March 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414587/non-melanoma-skin-cancer-new-and-future-synthetic-drug-treatments
#4
Teresa Amaral, Claus Garbe
Non-melanoma skin cancers (NMSC) mainly comprise two different entities: basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC); beneath these two entities, Merkel cell carcinoma, adnexal tumors, dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans, angiosarcoma, and cutaneous lymphoma belong to NMSC. These rare skin tumors are not the topic of this review. BCC and SCC are the most common cancers diagnosed in humans. The preferred treatment is surgery, which in most cases is curative. Although a high recurrence rate is seen, these cancers rarely metastasize...
April 17, 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410392/cyfip1-is-directly-controlled-by-notch1-and-down-regulated-in-cutaneous-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Piotr J Dziunycz, Johannes Neu, Karine Lefort, Nadia Djerbi, Sandra N Freiberger, Guergana Iotzova-Weiss, Lars E French, Gian-Paolo Dotto, Günther F Hofbauer
Squamous cell carcinoma of the skin (SCC) represents one of the most common cancers in the general population and is associated with a substantial risk of metastasis. Previous work uncovered the functional role of CYFIP1 in epithelial tumors as an invasion inhibitor. It was down-regulated in some cancers and correlated with the metastatic properties of these malignant cells. We investigated its role and expression mechanisms in SCC. We analyzed the expression of CYFIP1 in patient derived SCC, primary keratinocytes and SCC cell lines, and correlated it to the differentiation and NOTCH1 levels...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409129/malignant-transformation-in-chronic-osteomyelitis
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Diogo Lino Moura, Rui Ferreira, António Garruço
INTRODUCTION: Carcinomatous degeneration is a rare and late complication developing decades after the diagnosis of chronic osteomyelitis. OBJECTIVES: To present the results from a retrospective study of six cases of squamous cell carcinoma arising from chronic osteomyelitis. METHODS: Six cases of chronic osteomyelitis related to cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma were identified. The cause and characteristics of the osteomyelitis were analyzed, as well as time up to malignancy, the suspicion signs for malignancy, the localization and histological type of the cancer, and the type and result of the treatment...
March 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406864/multistep-approach-for-improved-aesthetic-and-functional-outcomes-for-lower-extremity-wound-closure-after-mohs-micrographic-surgery
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Elizabeth Kiwanuka, Antonio P Cruz
BACKGROUND: Lower extremity wounds present a major clinical challenge. OBJECTIVE: This paper introduces a new multistep approach for improved aesthetic and functional outcome for lower extremity wound closure after Mohs micrographic surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this prospective case series, 12 consecutive patients undergoing Mohs micrographic surgery for cutaneous malignancies of the lower extremities underwent closure assisted by elastic bandages, proper positioning with 45° flexion of the knee, buried vertical mattress sutures, and careful eversion, using a premium angled stapler...
April 11, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405681/maspin-suppresses-growth-proliferation-and-invasion-in-cutaneous-squamous-cell-carcinoma-cells
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Hong Zhu, Qing Mao, Weiwei Liu, Zhenhai Yang, Xiaoqing Jian, Le Qu, Chundi He
Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) is a common malignant tumor. Mammary serine protease inhibitor (Maspin), a member of serpin family, has been reported as a tumor suppressor in various carcinomas. In this study, we detected the expression level of Maspin in cSCC tissues by real-time PCR and western blotting, and found that Maspin was downregulated in the cSCC tissues compared with the adjacent normal tissues. Moreover, Maspin was stably overexpressed in A431 cells, and CCK-8 assay, colony formation assay, Transwell assay, Hoechst staining and western blotting were carried out to detect the growth, proliferation, invasion, cell cycle and apoptosis of A431 cells...
May 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399340/what-s-new-in-eyelid-tumors
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Nora Silverman, Roman Shinder
Eyelid malignancies represent between 5% and 10% of all skin cancers. Basal cell carcinoma is the most common, followed by squamous cell carcinoma, sebaceous cell carcinoma, Merkel cell carcinoma, and melanoma. The gold standard treatment for periocular epithelial malignancies is surgical excision. Given the constraints of the anatomy and function of the eyelids, excision with negative margins and reconstruction can be challenging. In cases of significant tissue invasion or metastasis, complete tumor removal may not be possible...
March 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386508/suspected-pulmonary-metastasis-of-actinic-cutaneous-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Monet E Meter, David J Nye, Christian R Galvez
Introduction. It is rare for actinic or squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) in situ to metastasize. Case Presentation. A 67-year-old male had a significant medical history including severe psoriatic arthritis treated with UVB, methotrexate, and rapamycin. He had twenty-five different skin excisions of actinic keratosis four of which were invasive SCC. Our patient developed shortness of breath necessitating a visit to the emergency department. A CT scan of his chest revealed a mass in the right lower lung. A subsequent biopsy of the mass revealed well-differentiated SCC...
2017: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384639/efficacy-and-tolerance-of-cetuximab-alone-or-combined-with-chemotherapy-in-locally-advanced-or-metastatic-cutaneous-squamous-cell-carcinoma-an-open-study-of-14-patients
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Olivier Dereure, Hamoudeh Missan, Céline Girard, Valérie Costes, Bernard Guillot
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Previous reports highlighted the potential interest of cetuximab alone or in combination with chemotherapy in locally advanced or metastatic cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas (cSCC) care. MATERIAL AND METHODS: To further evaluate the efficiency and safety of cetuximab in advanced cSCC, a single-center retrospective study including all patients treated with cetuximab alone or combined with carboplatin for locally advanced or metastatic cSCC was conducted in a tertiary referral center...
April 7, 2017: Dermatology: International Journal for Clinical and Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377416/spectrum-of-immune-related-conditions-associated-with-risk-of-keratinocyte-cancers-among-elderly-adults-in-the-united-states
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Elizabeth L Yanik, Ruth M Pfeiffer, D Michael Freedman, Martin A Weinstock, Elizabeth K Cahoon, Sarah T Arron, Matthew Chaloux, M Kari Connolly, Priyadharsini Nagarajan, Eric A Engels
Elevated keratinocyte carcinoma (KC) risk is present with several immune-related conditions, e.g., solid organ transplantation and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Because many immune-related conditions are rare, their relationships with KC have not been studied. We used Medicare claims to identify cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and basal cell carcinoma (BCC) cases in 2012, and controls matched on sex and age. All subjects were aged 65-95 years, of white race, and had attended ≥1 dermatologist visit in 2010-2011...
April 4, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376918/retrospective-clinical-study-on-outcome-in-cats-with-nasal-planum-squamous-cell-carcinoma-treated-with-an-accelerated-radiation-protocol
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Evgeniya Gasymova, Valeria Meier, Franco Guscetti, Simona Cancedda, Malgorzata Roos, Carla Rohrer Bley
BACKGROUND: Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma of the nasal planum in cats is a common indication for antitumor treatment such as external beam radiation therapy. Curative-intent radiation therapy has been described as a valuable treatment option, resulting in long and stable tumor control in these patients. The aim of the current study was to evaluate outcome and toxicity, as well as possible prognostic factors using an accelerated hypofractionated radiation therapy protocol. Cats with squamous cell carcinoma of the nasal planum treated with an accelerated radiation protocol (10 × 4...
April 4, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373456/retrospective-investigation-of-cutaneous-squamous-cell-carcinoma-on-the-lip-treated-with-peplomycin-administered-through-a-superficial-temporal-artery
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Taku Fujimura, Kazuhiro Takahashi, Yumi Kambayashi, Sadanori Furudate, Takanori Hidaka, Aya Kakizaki, Akiko Watabe, Takahiro Haga, Akira Hashimoto, Setsuya Aiba
BACKGROUND: Continuous intra-arterial (IA) administration of peplomycin (PEP) through a tumor-feeding artery is one of the most effective treatments for cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) in cosmetic areas. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In order to determine the effective and safe dose of PEP and the curative rate of IA-PEP, we retrospectively investigated a case series of 24 patients with cSCC on the lips who were treated with IA-PEP. RESULTS: IA-PEP reduced the tumor mass in all 24 cases (100%)...
April 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370784/reviewing-the-genetic-alterations-in-high-risk-cutaneous-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-search-for-prognostic-markers-and-therapeutic-targets
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Bruce G Ashford, Jonathan Clark, Ruta Gupta, N Gopalakrishna Iyer, Bing Yu, Marie Ranson
Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is second only in incidence to basal cell carcinoma (BCC), effecting up to 500 000 people in the United States annually. Metastasis to regional lymph nodes occurs in approximately 5% of cases and imparts significant morbidity. Standard treatment in this group involves a combination of surgery and adjuvant radiation. Currently, there are no clinically useful biomarkers of metastatic potential in primary cutaneous SCC and histological predictors can be unreliable. The high level of mutational burden in normal UV-exposed skin has hampered the search for novel drivers of invasive disease, and indeed metastatic potential...
April 3, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370019/efficacy-of-ultra-short-sub-30-minute-incubation-of-5-aminolevulinic-acid-photodynamic-therapy-in-vitro
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Eugene Koo, Evan Austin, Andrew Mamalis, Jared Jagdeo
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The estimated incidence of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is 700,000 cases per year. In the US, SCC incidence is highest among fair skinned adults older than 50 years of age. Thus, as the population ages, the reported number of SCCs will likely increase in the future. Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is an FDA approved therapy for treatment of actinic keratoses (AKs), a precursor to cutaneous SCC lesions. The FDA approved incubation time of the photosensitizing agent 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) is 14-18 hours...
March 29, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369761/erythema-ab-igne-new-technology-rebounding-upon-its-users
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REVIEW
Fernanda Salgado, Marc Z Handler, Robert A Schwartz
Erythema ab igne (EAI) is a persistent, chronic skin condition resulting from prolonged exposure to infrared radiation, experienced as heat. Once associated with traditional warming sources like wood burning stoves or open fires, modern, infrared exposure originates also from newer sources like laptops and heating pads and may be creating a rebound of EAI. The epidemiology may be different too, with younger patients than previously seen. Localized EAI over an area of pain in the abdomen or lower back can be a sign of an underlying disorder, including cancer...
March 30, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366108/elective-neck-dissection-for-head-and-neck-cutaneous-squamous-cell-carcinoma-with-skull-base-invasion
#18
Richard B Cannon, Yusuf Dundar, Andrew Thomas, Marcus M Monroe, Luke O Buchmann, Benjamin L Witt, Aleksandra M Sowder, Jason P Hunt
Objectives Skull base invasion from cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) via perineural spread affects survival and the rate of regional metastasis. Our objective is to investigate the factors associated with elective neck dissection (END) in this population and the survival difference with END compared with observation for patients with a cN0 neck. Study Design Case series with chart review. Setting Academic. Subjects and Methods Patients were treated surgically for head and neck cSCC with skull base invasion via perineural spread with a cN0 neck from 2004 to 2014...
April 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365039/tumor-recurrence-of-keratinocyte-carcinomas-judged-appropriate-for-mohs-micrographic-surgery-using-appropriate-use-criteria
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Sarah E Stuart, Patrick Schoen, Chengshi Jin, Rupa Parvataneni, Sarah Arron, Eleni Linos, W John Boscardin, Mary-Margaret Chren
BACKGROUND: The use of Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) has increased greatly to treat basal cell and cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas (keratinocyte carcinoma [KC]), and consensus-based Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) were developed to identify tumors for which MMS is appropriate. OBJECTIVE: We sought to compare recurrence rates after different treatments in tumors judged appropriate for MMS. METHODS: We used data from an observational prospective cohort study and retrospectively categorized consecutive tumors as appropriate for MMS according to the AUC...
March 29, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364959/squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-pinna-which-histological-features-could-be-used-to-predict-prognosis
#20
E Mayo, S Sharma, J Horne, H M Yuen, A Lee, A Gulati
Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) that originates in the pinna is thought to have a high risk of metastases (up to 16%) compared with under 5% for cutaneous SCC at any other site, and histological features of the primary tumour may provide evidence for further surveillance or treatment. To identify any association between histological features and the risk of metastases we made an electronic search of the histopathological records at the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust for all patients who presented with auricular SCC from 2007-2012...
March 29, 2017: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
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