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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105724/intraepidermal-proliferation-of-merkel-cells-within-a-seborrheic-keratosis-merkel-cell-carcinoma-in-situ-or-merkel-cell-hyperplasia
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Jeanne McFalls, Lauren Okon, Sarah Cannon, Jason B Lee
Intradepidermal proliferation of Merkel cells without any dermal component has been interpreted as either a hyperplastic process secondary to chronic ultraviolet radiation (UVR) or a neoplastic process, namely, Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) in-situ. The recent criteria that have been proffered to diagnose MCC in-situ, unfortunately, are identical to those that have been applied to Merkel cell hyperplasia in the past, posing a diagnostic quandary when faced with an intraepidermal proliferation of Merkel cells...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104648/identification-of-merkel-cell-polyomavirus-from-a-patient-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#2
Y Song, P Gyarmati
Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCPyV) is an oncogenic virus associated with Merkel cell carcinoma, an aggressive form of skin cancer with a high (>30%) mortality rate. The virus has a high incidence in patients with immunosuppressed conditions, such as AIDS or leukemia, or following organ transplantation. Here, we report the complete genomic sequence of MCPyV identified from a blood sample from a patient with acute myeloid leukemia.
January 19, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103445/factors-influencing-radiation-treatment-recommendations-in-early-stage-merkel-cell-carcinoma-a-survey-of-us-based-radiation-oncologists
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Yolanda D Tseng, Smith Apisarnthanarax, Jay J Liao, Shailender Bhatia, Paul T Nghiem, Upendra Parvathaneni
OBJECTIVES: It is unclear which subgroups of Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) patients benefit the most from radiation. We surveyed radiation oncologists (RO) that regularly see and treat MCC to understand how they approach the treatment of early-stage MCC. METHODS: A web-based survey was emailed to 63 ROs, who were identified through publications, guideline panel membership, and/or affiliation with institutions of high MCC volume. ROs provided treatment recommendations for two hypothetical case scenarios of early stage MCC...
January 19, 2017: Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099328/clinical-and-prognostic-significance-of-merkel-cell-polyomavirus-in-nonsmall-cell-lung-cancer
#4
Gun-Jik Kim, Jae-Ho Lee, Deok Heon Lee
Recently, an association between Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCPyV) and epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations in nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC) was reported. However, the underlying carcinogenic effects and the prognosis related to MCPyV are still unclear. The aim of this study was to clarify the incidence and prognosis related to MCPyV infections in NSCLC.Tissue samples from 167 NSCLC patients (92 with squamous cell carcinomas [SCCs] and 75 with adenocarcinomas) were analyzed for the presence of MCPyV and EGFR mutations...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098567/multiple-enlarged-lymph-nodes-in-axilla-a-case-report-of-merkel-cell-carcinoma
#5
Muatasim Noorelahi, Rana Mahmood
: We present the case of a 59-year-old man with a growing mass in his left axillary area. A biopsy and immunostainings demonstrated neuroendocrine carcinoma, which is Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC). The disease is characterised by neurosecretory granules in tumor cells. MCC is a rare entity. The disease is predominantly seen in the inguinal region or the axilla and typically found incidentally. It presents clinically as multiple lymph nodes enlargement. Yet controversy exists regarding treatment modality of MCC...
January 16, 2017: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098367/pd-1-checkpoint-blockade-is-an-emerging-treatment-for-merkel-cell-carcinoma
#6
N M Cassler, I Brownell
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097368/incidence-of-and-risk-factors-for-skin-cancer-in-organ-transplant-recipients-in-the-united-states
#7
Giorgia L Garrett, Paul D Blanc, John Boscardin, Amanda Abramson Lloyd, Rehana L Ahmed, Tiffany Anthony, Kristin Bibee, Andrew Breithaupt, Jennifer Cannon, Amy Chen, Joyce Y Cheng, Zelma Chiesa-Fuxench, Oscar R Colegio, Clara Curiel-Lewandrowski, Christina A Del Guzzo, Max Disse, Margaret Dowd, Robert Eilers, Arisa Elena Ortiz, Caroline Morris, Spring K Golden, Michael S Graves, John R Griffin, R Samuel Hopkins, Conway C Huang, Gordon Hyeonjin Bae, Anokhi Jambusaria, Thomas A Jennings, Shang I Brian Jiang, Pritesh S Karia, Shilpi Khetarpal, Changhyun Kim, Goran Klintmalm, Kathryn Konicke, Shlomo A Koyfman, Charlene Lam, Peter Lee, Justin J Leitenberger, Tiffany Loh, Stefan Lowenstein, Reshmi Madankumar, Jacqueline F Moreau, Rajiv I Nijhawan, Shari Ochoa, Edit B Olasz, Elaine Otchere, Clark Otley, Jeremy Oulton, Parth H Patel, Vishal Anil Patel, Arpan V Prabhu, Melissa Pugliano-Mauro, Chrysalyne D Schmults, Sarah Schram, Allen F Shih, Thuzar Shin, Seaver Soon, Teresa Soriano, Divya Srivastava, Jennifer A Stein, Kara Sternhell-Blackwell, Stan Taylor, Allison Vidimos, Peggy Wu, Nicholas Zajdel, Daniel Zelac, Sarah T Arron
Importance: Skin cancer is the most common malignancy occurring after organ transplantation. Although previous research has reported an increased risk of skin cancer in solid organ transplant recipients (OTRs), no study has estimated the posttransplant population-based incidence in the United States. Objective: To determine the incidence and evaluate the risk factors for posttransplant skin cancer, including squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), melanoma (MM), and Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) in a cohort of US OTRs receiving a primary organ transplant in 2003 or 2008...
January 11, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093446/tumor-infiltrating-merkel-cell-polyomavirus-specific-t-cells-are-diverse-and-associated-with-improved-patient-survival
#8
Natalie J Miller, Candice D Church, Lichun Dong, David Crispin, Matthew P Fitzgibbon, Kristina Lachance, Lichen Jing, Michi Shinohara, Ioannis Gavvovidis, Gerald Willimsky, Martin McIntosh, Thomas Blankenstein, David M Koelle, Paul Nghiem
Tumor-infiltrating CD8(+) T cells are associated with improved survival of patients with Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC), an aggressive skin cancer causally linked to Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCPyV). However, CD8(+) T-cell infiltration is robust in only 4% to 18% of MCC tumors. We characterized the T-cell receptor (TCR) repertoire restricted to one prominent epitope of MCPyV (KLLEIAPNC, "KLL") and assessed whether TCR diversity, tumor infiltration, or T-cell avidity correlated with clinical outcome. HLA-A*02:01/KLL tetramer(+) CD8(+) T cells from MCC patient peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) and tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL) were isolated via flow cytometry...
January 16, 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049147/merkel-cell-polyomavirus-exhibits-dominant-control-of-the-tumor-genome-and-transcriptome-in-virus-associated-merkel-cell-carcinoma
#9
Gabriel J Starrett, Christina Marcelus, Paul G Cantalupo, Joshua P Katz, Jingwei Cheng, Keiko Akagi, Manisha Thakuria, Guilherme Rabinowits, Linda C Wang, David E Symer, James M Pipas, Reuben S Harris, James A DeCaprio
: Merkel cell polyomavirus is the primary etiological agent of the aggressive skin cancer Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC). Recent studies have revealed that UV radiation is the primary mechanism for somatic mutagenesis in nonviral forms of MCC. Here, we analyze the whole transcriptomes and genomes of primary MCC tumors. Our study reveals that virus-associated tumors have minimally altered genomes compared to non-virus-associated tumors, which are dominated by UV-mediated mutations. Although virus-associated tumors contain relatively small mutation burdens, they exhibit a distinct mutation signature with observable transcriptionally biased kataegic events...
January 3, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045198/skin-ultrasound-features-of-merkel-cell-carcinoma
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LETTER
I Hernández-Aragüés, I Vázquez-Osorio, F Alfageme, C Ciudad-Blanco, L Casas-Férnandez, M I Rodríguez-Blanco, R Suárez-Fernández
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 3, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040814/comment-on-merkel-cell-carcinoma-in-a-vein-graft-donor-site
#11
Drew Taylor, Michelle B Bain
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027254/evidence-based-medicine-cutaneous-facial-malignancies-nonmelanoma-skin-cancer
#12
Karen L Connolly, Kishwer S Nehal, Joseph J Disa
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After studying this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Identify clinical features of nonmelanoma skin cancer; 2. Distinguish low-risk versus high-risk basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma; 3. Define appropriate management based on current guidelines for various types of basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma. SUMMARY: Skin malignancies are the most prevalent cancers, and plastic surgeons are often the primary physicians engaged in diagnosis and management of these lesions...
January 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027080/carcinoid-like-labyrinthine-pattern-in-sebaceous-neoplasms-represents-a-sebaceous-mantle-phenotype-immunohistochemical-analysis-of-aberrant-vimentin-expression-and-cytokeratin-20-positive-merkel-cell-distribution
#13
Keisuke Goto, Takashi Anan, Takaya Fukumoto, Tetsunori Kimura, Noriyuki Misago
This study investigated the nature of carcinoid-like, labyrinthine, rippled, and conventional cell arrangements in sebaceous neoplasms, focusing on vimentin expression and Merkel cell distribution in sebaceous neoplasms relative to these findings in normal sebaceous units and other sebaceous conditions. Immunohistochemistry for vimentin and cytokeratin 20 (CK20) was evaluated in carcinoid-like (n = 2), labyrinthine (n = 4), rippled (n = 3), and conventional (n = 6) sebaceomas; sebaceous mantle hyperplasia (n = 1); steatocystomas (n = 5); fibrofolliculomas (n = 4); sebaceous mantleoma (n = 1); sebaceous gland hyperplasias (n = 4); sebaceous adenomas (n = 4); and sebaceous carcinomas (n = 4) as well as normal skin tissue...
December 23, 2016: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006860/paraneoplastic-cerebellar-degeneration-and-lambert-eaton-myasthenia-in-a-patient-with-merkel-cell-carcinoma-and-voltage-gated-calcium-channel-antibodies
#14
Lucia Pavolucci, Giulia Giannini, Maria Pia Giannoccaro, Maria Pia Foschini, Bethan Lang, Patrizia Avoni, Paolo Tinuper, Angela Vincent, Rocco Liguori
INTRODUCTION: Merkel cell carcinoma is a rare cutaneous, aggressive tumor. Although it shares many neuroendocrine features with small cell lung carcinoma, it has only occasionally been reported with paraneoplastic neurological syndromes. METHODS: A healthy 67 year-old man developed acute ataxia, vertigo, and nausea. Subsequently he also developed dysarthria, diplopia, xerostomia, fatigability and progressive anorexia. He underwent a full diagnostic workup and was found to have a high titer of voltage-gated calcium channel antibodies in serum and cerebrospinal fluid, neurophysiological findings compatible with Lambert-Eaton myasthenia and neurological signs compatible with cerebellar degeneration...
December 22, 2016: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002100/revisiting-pax-8-s-labeling-of-merkel-cell-carcinoma
#15
David P Wang, Ryan A Stevens, Joshua A Wisell
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 19, 2016: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000050/merkel-cell-polyomavirus-igg-antibody-levels-are-associated-with-progression-to-aids-among-hiv-infected-individuals
#16
Rouhollah Vahabpour, Maryam Nasimi, Niloofar Naderi, Mostafa Salehi-Vaziri, Nasir Mohajel, Farzin Sadeghi, Hossein Keyvani, Seyed Hamidreza Monavari
The association of Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCPyV) with Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) in immunocompromised individuals has been revealed in a number of surveys. The study of MCPyV specific antibody titers and viral loads in such patients has a great attraction for research groups interested in viral reactivation. In this cross-sectional study to evaluate MCPyV antibody titer, DNA prevalence and viral load in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs), we examined 205 HIV-1 infected patients and 100 un-infected controls...
December 20, 2016: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998808/merkel-cells-are-long-lived-cells-whose-production-is-stimulated-by-skin-injury
#17
Margaret C Wright, Gregory J Logan, Alexa M Bolock, Adam C Kubicki, Julie A Hemphill, Timothy A Sanders, Stephen M Maricich
Mechanosensitive Merkel cells are thought to have finite lifespans, but controversy surrounds the frequency of their replacement and which precursor cells maintain the population. We found by embryonic EdU administration that Merkel cells undergo terminal cell division in late embryogenesis and survive long into adulthood. We also found that new Merkel cells are produced infrequently during normal skin homeostasis and that their numbers do not change during natural or induced hair cycles. In contrast, live imaging and EdU experiments showed that mild mechanical injury produced by skin shaving dramatically increases Merkel cell production...
December 18, 2016: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989628/-care-of-merkel-cell-carcinoma-and-role-of-the-radiotherapy
#18
Amel Rehailia-Blanchard, Grégoire Pigné, Jean-Baptiste Guy, Alexis Vallard, Anis El Meddeb Hamrouni, Chloé Rancoule, Nicolas Magné
Merkel cell carcinoma is a rare neuro-endocrine tumor of skin with a poor prognosis. Data available in literature are scarce. Current treatment for locoregional disease is based on combined treatment by surgery and radiotherapy. However these treatments are controversial. The aim of the present review is to sum up the different available studies and to compare national and international guidelines.
December 15, 2016: Bulletin du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986144/a-population-based-cohort-study-of-the-influence-of-socioeconomic-factors-and-race-on-survival-in-merkel-cell-carcinoma
#19
Reshmi Madankumar, Maressa C Criscito, Kathryn J Martires, Jennifer A Stein
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984768/merkel-cell-carcinoma-epidemiology-prognosis-therapy-and-unmet-medical-needs
#20
REVIEW
Dirk Schadendorf, Céleste Lebbé, Axel Zur Hausen, Marie-Françoise Avril, Subramanian Hariharan, Murtuza Bharmal, Jürgen C Becker
Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare skin cancer that is associated with Merkel cell polyomavirus infection in most cases. Incidence rates of MCC have increased in past decades. Risk factors for MCC include ultraviolet light exposure, immunosuppression and advanced age. MCC is an aggressive malignancy with frequent recurrences and a high mortality rate, although patient outcomes are generally more favourable if the patient is referred for treatment at an early stage. Although advances have been made recently in the MCC field, large gaps remain with regard to definitive biomarkers and prognostic indicators...
January 2017: European Journal of Cancer
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