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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049740/phenotypic-plasticity-in-uveal-melanoma-is-not-restricted-to-a-tumor-subpopulation-and-is-unrelated-to-cancer-stem-cell-characteristics
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Rachel E Doherty, Karen Sisley, David W Hammond, Ian G Rennie, Neil A Cross
Purpose: Uveal melanoma (UM) is the most common primary intraocular malignancy in adults and approximately half of those diagnosed will die of metastasis. This study investigates whether UM progression is driven by a subpopulation of stem-like cells, termed "cancer stem cells" (CSCs). Methods: Expression of postulated stem cell markers aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH), CD44, and CD133 was analyzed in UM cell lines and primary UM short-term cultures (STCs) established from tumor samples...
October 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031853/co-expression-modules-construction-by-wgcna-and-identify-potential-prognostic-markers-of-uveal-melanoma
#2
Qi Wan, Jing Tang, Yu Han, Dan Wang
Uveal melanoma is an aggressive cancer which has a high percentage recurrence and with a worse prognosis. Identify the potential prognostic markers of uveal melanoma may provide information for early detection of recurrence and treatment. RNA sequence data of uveal melanoma and patient clinic traits were obtained from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) database. Co-expression modules were built by weighted gene co -expression network analysis (WGCNA) and applied to investigate the relationship underlying modules and clinic traits...
October 12, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982892/uveal-melanoma-gnaq-and-gna11-mutations-in-a-greek-population
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Filippos Psinakis, Anastasia Katseli, Chryssanthy Koutsandrea, Konstantina Frangia, Lina Florentin, Despina Apostolopoulou, Konstantina Dimakopoulou, Dimitrios Papakonstantinou, Eleni Georgopoulou, Dimitrios Brouzas
BACKGROUND/AIM: Uveal melanoma is the most common primary adult intraocular malignancy. It is known to have a strong metastatic potential, fatal for the vast majority of patients. In recent years, meticulous cytogenetic and molecular profiling has led to precise prognostication, that unfortunately is not matched by advancements in adjuvant therapies. G Protein subunits alpha Q (GNAQ) and alpha 11 (GNA11) are two of the major driver genes that contribute to the development of uveal melanoma...
October 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937525/choroidal-melanoma-in-phakomatosis-pigmentovascularis-with-klippel-trenaunay-syndrome
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Carol L Shields, Maura Di Nicola, Marco Pellegrini, Jerry A Shields
PURPOSE: To describe the relationship of choroidal melanoma with phakomatosis pigmentovascularis in patients with Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome. METHODS: Retrospective review of 5 patients. RESULTS: In all 5 cases, the patient was white and the cutaneous port-wine stain was congenital. The port-wine stain involved the chin (n = 1), jawline (n = 2), lower cheek (n = 1), thorax (n = 5), abdomen (n = 4), upper (n = 4), and lower (n = 3) limb(s)...
September 20, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924151/dna-methylomes-reveal-biological-networks-involved-in-human-eye-development-functions-and-associated-disorders
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María Berdasco, Antonio Gómez, Marcos J Rubio, Jaume Català-Mora, Vicente Zanón-Moreno, Miguel Lopez, Cristina Hernández, Shigeo Yoshida, Takahito Nakama, Keijiro Ishikawa, Tatsuro Ishibashi, Amina M Boubekeur, Lotfi Louhibi, Miguel A Pujana, Sergi Sayols, Fernando Setien, Dolores Corella, Carmen de Torres, Andreu Parareda, Jaume Mora, Ling Zhao, Kang Zhang, Matilde E Lleonart, Javier Alonso, Rafael Simó, Josep M Caminal, Manel Esteller
This work provides a comprehensive CpG methylation landscape of the different layers of the human eye that unveils the gene networks associated with their biological functions and how these are disrupted in common visual disorders. Herein, we firstly determined the role of CpG methylation in the regulation of ocular tissue-specification and described hypermethylation of retinal transcription factors (i.e., PAX6, RAX, SIX6) in a tissue-dependent manner. Second, we have characterized the DNA methylome of visual disorders linked to internal and external environmental factors...
September 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868282/growth-of-uveal-melanoma-following-intravitreal-bevacizumab
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Jasmine H Francis, Jonathan Kim, Amy Lin, Robert Folberg, Saipriya Iyer, David H Abramson
PURPOSE: Typically treatment of large melanomas (by Collaborative Ocular Melanoma Study criteria) is restricted to enucleation, due to size constraints for plaque brachytherapy. Because primary and metastatic uveal melanoma cells are inhibited by bevacizumab (an anti-vascular endothelial growth factor), this prospective study evaluated the impact of intravitreal bevacizumab on large uveal melanomas that were destined for enucleation. Size reduction by bevacizumab would potentially salvage these eyes by making them eligible for treatment with plaque brachytherapy...
July 2017: Ocular Oncology and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828481/primeum-a-model-for-predicting-risk-of-metastasis-in-uveal-melanoma
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Jorge Vaquero-Garcia, Emilie Lalonde, Kathryn G Ewens, Jessica Ebrahimzadeh, Jennifer Richard-Yutz, Carol L Shields, Alejandro Barrera, Christopher J Green, Yoseph Barash, Arupa Ganguly
Purpose: To create an interactive web-based tool for the Prediction of Risk of Metastasis in Uveal Melanoma (PRiMeUM) that can provide a personalized risk estimate of developing metastases within 48 months of primary uveal melanoma (UM) treatment. The model utilizes routinely collected clinical and tumor characteristics on 1227 UM, with the option of including chromosome information when available. Methods: Using a cohort of 1227 UM cases, Cox proportional hazard modeling was used to assess significant predictors of metastasis including clinical and chromosomal characteristics...
August 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791340/grb2-associated-binder-2-expression-and-its-roles-in-uveal-melanoma-invasion
#8
Meiling Chen, Yuehua Li, Xiuning Sun, Baogang Zhang, Wei Li, Shuxiao Wang, Xuetao Zhu, Feng Li, Lihong Shi
Uveal melanoma (UM) is characterized by high metastasis and poor prognosis. A more improved understanding of the metastatic mechanism in UM cells is essential for the design of molecular therapy. Grb2‑associated binder 2 (Gab2) has been reported to serve important roles in the progression of various types of human cancer. However, the role of Gab2 in the migration and invasion of UM remains unclear. The present study sought to further assess the expression of Gab2 in UM and the role of Gab2 in the invasion of UM cells...
October 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28778073/expression-of-ezh2-in-uveal-melanomas-patients-and-associations-with-prognosis
#9
Ying Cheng, Ying Li, Xin Huang, Wenbin Wei, Yi Qu
PURPOSE: To analyze the prognostic value and potential target for therapeutic intervention of enhancer of zeste homologue 2 (EZH2) in uveal melanomas (UM) patients. METHOD: We analyzed EZH2 expression in 89 primary UM patients by immuno- histochemistry to observe the clinicopathological and prognostic value of EZH2. RESULTS: The high levels of mitoses count and Ki67 labeling index had significant correlation with overexpression EZH2 (R = 0...
July 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767411/sigma-1-and-sigma-2-receptor-ligands-induce-apoptosis-and-autophagy-but-have-opposite-effect-on-cell-proliferation-in-uveal-melanoma
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Lucia Longhitano, Carlo Castruccio Castracani, Daniele Tibullo, Roberto Avola, Maria Viola, Giuliano Russo, Orazio Prezzavento, Agostino Marrazzo, Emanuele Amata, Michele Reibaldi, Antonio Longo, Andrea Russo, Nunziatina Laura Parrinello, Giovanni Li Volti
Uveal melanoma is the most common primary intraocular tumor in adults, with about 1200-1500 new cases occurring per year in the United States. Metastasis is a frequent occurrence in uveal melanoma, and outcomes are poor once distant spread occurs and no clinically significant chemotherapeutic protocol is so far available. The aim of the present study was to test the effect of various σ1 and σ2 receptor ligands as a possible pharmacological strategy for this rare tumor. Human uveal melanoma cells (92.1) were treated with various concentrations of different σ2 ligands (haloperidol and haloperidol metabolite II) and σ1 ligand ((+)-pentazocine) at various concentrations (1, 10 and 25 μM) and time points (0, 4 h, 8 h, 24 h and 48 h)...
July 25, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692599/cavitary-choroidal-metastasis-from-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Bernadete Ayres, Tanya McClendon, Hakan Demirci
PURPOSE: To report the clinical, funduscopic, and echographic features of a choroidal metastatic tumor from a clear cell renal cell carcinoma presenting with intralesional cavitation. CASE REPORT: An 81-year-old man with history of clear cell renal cell carcinoma presented with blurred vision. A clinical examination including standardized ultrasound was performed, which revealed a choroidal mass with cystic-like cavitation. The patient underwent brachytherapy with regression of the tumor...
August 2017: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673748/late-solitary-extraocular-recurrence-from-previously-resected-iris-melanoma
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Ido Didi Fabian, Caroline Thaung, Lamis AlHarby, Karen Sisley, Hardeep S Mudhar, Rachel E Doherty, Andrew W Stacey, Amit K Arora, Victoria M L Cohen, Mandeep S Sagoo
PURPOSE: To report on cases of late extraocular relapse of previously resected iris melanoma, without concurrent intraocular recurrence. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of 4 patients diagnosed with late subconjunctival relapse of previously resected iris melanoma. RESULTS: Three female patients and 1 male patient underwent iris tumor resection and presented to our service with suspicious conjunctival lesions at a median of 22 years later (mean: 21 years)...
September 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645290/establishment-of-an-orthotopic-patient-derived-xenograft-mouse-model-using-uveal-melanoma-hepatic-metastasis
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Ken Kageyama, Masahiro Ohara, Kengo Saito, Shinji Ozaki, Mizue Terai, Michael J Mastrangelo, Paolo Fortina, Andrew E Aplin, Takami Sato
BACKGROUND: Metastatic uveal melanoma is a highly fatal disease; most patients die from their hepatic metastasis within 1 year. A major drawback in the development of new treatments for metastatic uveal melanoma is the difficulty in obtaining appropriate cell lines and the lack of appropriate animal models. Patient-derived xenograft (PDX) tumor models, bearing ectopically implanted tumors at a subcutaneous site, have been developed. However, these ectopically implanted PDX models have obstacles to translational research, including a low engraftment rate, slow tumor growth, and biological changes after multiple passages due to the different microenvironment...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586956/stereotactic-radiosurgery-and-fractionated-stereotactic-radiation-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-uveal-melanoma
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Gozde Yazici, Hayyam Kiratli, Gokhan Ozyigit, Sezin Yuce Sari, Mustafa Cengiz, Bercin Tarlan, Burce Ozgen Mocan, Faruk Zorlu
PURPOSE: To evaluate treatment results of stereotactic radiosurgery or fractionated stereotactic radiation therapy (SRS/FSRT) for uveal melanoma. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We retrospectively evaluated 181 patients with 182 uveal melanomas receiving SRS/FSRT between 2007 and 2013. Treatment was administered with CyberKnife. RESULTS: According to Collaborative Ocular Melanoma Study criteria, tumor size was small in 1%, medium in 49.5%, and large in 49...
May 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572063/pattern-of-local-recurrence-after-i-125-episcleral-brachytherapy-for-uveal-melanoma-in-a-spanish-referral-ocular-oncology-unit
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Sara Sánchez-Tabernero, Ciro García-Alvarez, Ma Fe Muñoz-Moreno, Patricia Diezhandino, Pilar Alonso-Martínez, Jesus M de Frutos-Baraja, Francisco López-Lara, Maria A Saornil
PURPOSE: To describe the time, frequency, and clinical characteristics of treatment failure after I-125 brachytherapy in patients with uveal melanoma treated and followed in a Spanish referral ocular oncology unit. DESIGN: Prospective, consecutive, interventional case series. METHODS: Patients diagnosed with uveal melanoma from 1995 to 2016 and treated with episcleral brachytherapy were included. Demographic data collection, ophthalmic evaluation, ultrasound scan, and systemic studies were performed at baseline, every 6 months thereafter for 5 years, and subsequently at annual intervals...
August 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559841/giant-orbital-melanoma-in-a-heroin-abuser
#16
Alena Furdova, Pavel Babal
PURPOSE: The aim of this report was to report a heroin abuser with nondiagnosed giant uveal melanoma infiltrating the orbit and prolapsing through the face. METHODS: We conducted a case report of the patient with giant melanoma. RESULTS: In March 2013, a 39-year-old male with bleeding from the right side of his face was taken to the Emergency Center of the University Hospital Bratislava by ambulance. The heroin abusing, homeless male who had never been treated before reported a 2-year history of a prolapsed, dark colored mass from his eye...
January 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529629/the-antihelminthic-drug-niclosamide-effectively-inhibits-the-malignant-phenotypes-of-uveal-melanoma-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#17
Jingfeng Zhou, Bei Jin, Yanli Jin, Yizhi Liu, Jingxuan Pan
Uveal melanoma (UM) is a lethal intraocular malignancy with an average survival of only 2~8 months in patients with hepatic metastasis. Currently, there is no effective therapy for metastatic UM. Here, we reported that niclosamide, an effective repellence of tapeworm that has been approved for use in patients for approximately 50 years, exhibited strong antitumor activity in UM cells in vitro and in vivo. We showed that niclosamide potently inhibited UM cell proliferation, induced apoptosis and reduced migration and invasion...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529451/role-of-epigenetics-in-uveal-melanoma
#18
REVIEW
Yongyun Li, Renbing Jia, Shengfang Ge
Uveal melanoma (UM) is a severe human malignancy with a high mortality rate that demands continued research into new and alternative forms of prevention and treatment. The emerging field of epigenetics is beginning to unfold an era of contemporary approaches to reducing the risk and improving the clinical treatment of UM. Epigenetic changes have a high prevalence rate in cancer, are reversible in nature, and can lead to cancer characteristics even in mutation-free cells. The information contained in this review highlights and expands on the main mechanisms of epigenetic dysregulation in UM tumorigenesis, progression and metastasis, including microRNA expression, hypermethylation of genes and histone modification...
2017: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512868/metastasis-associated-microrna-expression-in-canine-uveal-melanoma
#19
M P Starkey, L Compston-Garnett, P Malho, K Dunn, R Dubielzig
BACKGROUND: Uveal melanoma (UM) is the most common primary intraocular tumour in dogs. There is no effective means of predicting whether a tumour will metastasize. microRNA (miRNA) metastasis signatures have been identified for several human cancers, including UM. AIMS: In this study we investigated whether metastasizing and non-metastasizing canine UMs can be distinguished by miRNA expression levels. MATERIALS AND METHODS: miRNA microarray profiling was used to compare miRNA expression in 8 metastasizing and 12 non-metastasizing formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) primary UM biopsies...
May 17, 2017: Veterinary and Comparative Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503286/fulminant-hepatic-failure-due-to-metastatic-choroidal-melanoma
#20
Emmanuel Escobar-Valdivia, Roberto Monreal-Robles, Guillermo Delgado-García, Badir Hernández-Velazquez
BACKGROUND: Acute liver failure (ALF) as a consequence of metastatic disease is extremely uncommon. The liver is the most commonly affected organ by metastatic disease, but only a few cases of ALF in the setting of metastatic choroidal melanoma have been reported. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe the case of a 47-year-old man with right upper quadrant pain, progressive jaundice, and unintentional weight loss. He also reported that he had experienced reduced left visual acuity which progressed to blindness over 2 months...
2017: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
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