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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802505/soft-tissue-tumors-of-uncertain-histogenesis-a-review-for-dermatopathologists
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REVIEW
Darya Buehler, Paul Weisman
The mesenchymal tumors discussed herein represent a heterogeneous group of neoplasms with distinctive morphologic, immunophenotypic, and molecular genetic features. These uncommon tumors often arise in the dermis and subcutis and can pose a major diagnostic challenge to dermatopathologists because they closely mimic melanoma, carcinoma, fibrous histiocytoma, schwannoma, or granulomatous inflammation. This article reviews the clinical presentation, histopathology, differential diagnosis, and diagnostic pitfalls of epithelioid sarcoma, clear cell sarcoma, perivascular epithelioid cell tumor, ossifying fibromyxoid tumor, pleomorphic hyalinizing angiectatic tumor, and hemosiderotic fibrolipomatous tumor...
September 2017: Clinics in Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802496/molecular-melanoma-diagnosis-update-gene-fusion-genomic-hybridization-and-massively-parallel-short-read-sequencing
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REVIEW
Ursula E Lang, Iwei Yeh, Timothy H McCalmont
Molecular evaluation of melanocytic tumors can be diagnostically useful to confirm malignancy or benignancy. Molecular tools are ancillary and supplemental to histopathologic evaluation and do not replace conventional microscopy. Immunohistochemistry, fluorescence in situ hybridization, array comparative genomic hybridization, and massively parallel short-read sequencing, often referred to as next-generation sequencing, each provide varied (and often incomplete) additional information, and careful planning is necessary if tissue is limited...
September 2017: Clinics in Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762137/a-clinicopathologic-study-of-head-and-neck-malignant-peripheral-nerve-sheath-tumors
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Adepitan A Owosho, Cherry L Estilo, Joseph M Huryn, Ping Chi, Cristina R Antonescu
Head and neck high grade malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (HN-MPNSTs) are rare highly aggressive soft tissue sarcomas that show overlapping morphologic and immunophenotypic features with melanoma and other high grade sarcomas, resulting in diagnostic challenges, particularly in sporadic settings. Recent discoveries have implicated loss of function mutations in the polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2) components, including EED or SUZ12 genes, as one of the leading pathogenetic mechanisms in high grade MPNST...
July 31, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752843/loss-of-h3k27-trimethylation-is-not-suitable-for-distinguishing-malignant-peripheral-nerve-sheath-tumor-from-melanoma-a-study-of-387-cases-including-mimicking-lesions
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Sophie Le Guellec, Nicolas Macagno, Valérie Velasco, Laurence Lamant, Marick Lae, Thomas Filleron, Nausicaa Malissen, Elisabeth Cassagnau, Philippe Terrier, Christine Chevreau, Dominique Ranchere-Vince, Jean-Michel Coindre
The diagnosis of malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor remains challenging, especially in the sporadic setting. Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor is a rare malignancy, and owing to the lack of specific histological criteria, immunohistochemical and molecular diagnostic markers, several differential diagnoses must be considered, in particular melanoma. Recently, inactivation of the polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2), induced by inactivating mutations in two of its critical constituents SUZ12 and EED, was reported in a large subset of malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors...
July 28, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748967/melanocytic-nevi-and-non-neoplastic-hyperpigmentations
#5
C Clemente
This is the first of three chapters that will be progressively published on Pathologica as updating activity of the Italian Study Group of Dermatopathology (GISD), Italian Society of Pathology and Cytology (SIAPeC IAP). The first chapter concerns non-neoplastic hyperpigmented skin lesions and nevi, the second will address the topics of dysplastic nevus, borderline and low malignant potential melanocytic proliferations and the third melanoma in its variants and differential diagnoses with a supplement on the immunohistochemistry and molecular support to diagnostic and prognostic definition of nevi and melanomas...
June 2017: Pathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721808/molecular-tests-for-the-choice-of-cancer-therapy
#6
Anna P Sokolenko, Evgeny N Imyanitov
There are over a dozen of approved cancer drugs, whose administration is tailored to predictive laboratory tests. The examples include estrogen and progesterone receptor status determination for the use of endocrine therapy, HER2 assessment for the administration of HER2-targeting agents, EGFR and ALK gene testing for lung cancer treatment, BRAF analysis in melanoma, etc. While first predictive tests relied on relatively easy laboratory procedures, more recent developments require rather sophisticated assays...
July 19, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659278/pathologists-diagnosis-of-invasive-melanoma-and-melanocytic-proliferations-observer-accuracy-and-reproducibility-study
#7
MULTICENTER STUDY
Joann G Elmore, Raymond L Barnhill, David E Elder, Gary M Longton, Margaret S Pepe, Lisa M Reisch, Patricia A Carney, Linda J Titus, Heidi D Nelson, Tracy Onega, Anna N A Tosteson, Martin A Weinstock, Stevan R Knezevich, Michael W Piepkorn
Objective To quantify the accuracy and reproducibility of pathologists' diagnoses of melanocytic skin lesions.Design Observer accuracy and reproducibility study.Setting 10 US states.Participants Skin biopsy cases (n=240), grouped into sets of 36 or 48. Pathologists from 10 US states were randomized to independently interpret the same set on two occasions (phases 1 and 2), at least eight months apart.Main outcome measures Pathologists' interpretations were condensed into five classes: I (eg, nevus or mild atypia); II (eg, moderate atypia); III (eg, severe atypia or melanoma in situ); IV (eg, pathologic stage T1a (pT1a) early invasive melanoma); and V (eg, ≥pT1b invasive melanoma)...
June 28, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612614/-malignant-melanoma-from-classical-histology-towards-molecular-genetic-testing
#8
A Ryška, O Horký, J Berkovcová, I Tichá, M Kalinová, M Matějčková, Á Bóday, J Drábek, P Martínek, J Šimová, K Sieglová, H Vošmiková
BACKGROUND: Malignant melanoma is - in comparison with other skin tumors - a relatively rare malignant neoplasm with highly aggressive biologic behavior and variable prognosis. Recent data in pathology and molecular diagnostics indicate that malignant melanoma is in fact not a single entity but a group of different neoplasms with variable etiopathogenesis, biologic behavior and prognosis. New therapeutic options using targeted treatment blocking MAPK signaling pathway require testing of BRAF gene mutation status...
2017: Klinická Onkologie: Casopis Ceské a Slovenské Onkologické Spolecnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567163/targeting-melanoma-with-cancer-killing-viruses
#9
Tiantian Zhang, Yogesh R Suryawanshi, Helene M Woyczesczyk, Karim Essani
Melanoma is the deadliest skin cancer with ever-increasing incidence. Despite the development in diagnostics and therapies, metastatic melanoma is still associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Oncolytic viruses (OVs) represent a class of novel therapeutic agents for cancer by possessing two closely related properties for tumor reduction: virus-induced lysis of tumor cells and induction of host anti-tumor immune responses. A variety of viruses, either in "natural" or in genetically modified forms, have exhibited a remarkable therapeutic efficacy in regressing melanoma in experimental and/or clinical studies...
2017: Open Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445515/correlation-of-histopathologic-characteristics-to-protein-expression-and-function-in-malignant-melanoma
#10
Charlotte Welinder, Krzysztof Pawłowski, A Marcell Szasz, Maria Yakovleva, Yutaka Sugihara, Johan Malm, Göran Jönsson, Christian Ingvar, Lotta Lundgren, Bo Baldetorp, Håkan Olsson, Melinda Rezeli, Thomas Laurell, Elisabet Wieslander, György Marko-Varga
BACKGROUND: Metastatic melanoma is still one of the most prevalent skin cancers, which upon progression has neither a prognostic marker nor a specific and lasting treatment. Proteomic analysis is a versatile approach with high throughput data and results that can be used for characterizing tissue samples. However, such analysis is hampered by the complexity of the disease, heterogeneity of patients, tumors, and samples themselves. With the long term aim of quest for better diagnostics biomarkers, as well as predictive and prognostic markers, we focused on relating high resolution proteomics data to careful histopathological evaluation of the tumor samples and patient survival information...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440443/microrna-expression-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-novel-diagnostic-and-prognostic-biomarkers
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Yan Wang, Jinnan Zhang, Wei Zhao, Donglin Wang, Wenduan Ma, Shengtao Shang, Chao Feng, Haixin Yu
The aim of the present study was to identify more effective molecular diagnostic biomarkers for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). The non‑coding RNA profile GSE43732, generated from 238 paired frozen tissues from 119 patients, was analyzed. Raw data were preprocessed and the differentially expressed miRNAs were screened by limma package with log2 fold change >2. Prognosis‑associated miRNAs were identified using receiver operating characteristic (ROC) and Kaplan-Meier (KM) curve analysis. miRNAs with an area under the ROC curve of ≥0...
June 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433252/nrasq61r-immunohistochemistry-detects-both-nrasq61r-and-krasq61r-mutations-in-colorectal-cancer
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Jie-Yang Jhuang, Chang-Tsu Yuan, Yu-Lin Lin, Mei-Ling Cheng, Jau-Yu Liau, Jia-Huei Tsai
The NRASQ61R monoclonal antibody (clone sp174) is a mutation-specific antibody that is increasingly being used to detect the NRAS(Q61R) mutation in melanomas. This antibody has been reported to be highly correlated with the NRAS(Q61R) mutation status in melanomas and follicular neoplasms of the thyroid gland. However, its utility in colorectal carcinoma (CRC) has remained largely unknown. In this study, we assessed the sensitivity, specificity, and diagnostic utility of NRASQ61R immunohistochemistry in a cohort consisting of tissue sections of 113 CRCs, which were molecularly profiled for the KRAS, NRAS, and BRAF mutations...
June 2017: Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362709/a-diagnostic-algorithm-combining-immunohistochemistry-and-molecular-cytogenetics-to-diagnose-challenging-melanocytic-tumors
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Sylvia Redon, Briac Guibourg, Matthieu Talagas, Pascale Marcorelles, Arnaud Uguen
Some melanocytic tumors are diagnostic challenges and require ancillary tools in helping the pathologists to determine their potential of malignancy. We intend to propose a diagnostic algorithm in helping to classify challenging melanocytic tumors combining histology, immunohistochemistry, and cytogenetics. We report on 24 spitzoid and/or misdiagnosed melanocytic tumors studied with a triple p16, Ki-67, and HMB45 immunohistochemistry score, fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) with melanoma-dedicated and non-melanoma-dedicated probes and comparative genomic hybridization on DNA microarray (CGH array)...
March 30, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356599/towards-personalized-medicine-in-melanoma-implementation-of-a-clinical-next-generation-sequencing-panel
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Blanca de Unamuno Bustos, Rosa Murria Estal, Gema Pérez Simó, Inmaculada de Juan Jimenez, Begoña Escutia Muñoz, Mercedes Rodríguez Serna, Victor Alegre de Miquel, Margarita Llavador Ros, Rosa Ballester Sánchez, Eduardo Nagore Enguídanos, Sarai Palanca Suela, Rafael Botella Estrada
Molecular diagnostics are increasingly performed routinely in the diagnosis and management of patients with melanoma due to the development of novel therapies that target specific genetic mutations. The development of next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies has enabled to sequence multiple cancer-driving genes in a single assay, with improved sensitivity in mutation detection. The main objective of this study was the design and implementation of a melanoma-specific sequencing panel, and the identification of the spectrum of somatic mutations in a series of primary melanoma samples...
March 29, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247222/update-from-the-4th-edition-of-the-world-health-organization-classification-of-head-and-neck-tumours-mucosal-melanomas
#15
Michelle D Williams
The updated edition of The World Health Organization Classification of Tumours of the Head and Neck includes discussions on mucosal melanoma of both the sinonasal and oral cavity. Since the prior edition, sinonasal origin is now recognized as the most common site of occurrence of mucosal melanoma in the head and neck (66%) with oral cavity representing 25% of cases. Histologic features of mucosal melanomas vary widely from spindled, epithelioid, and pleomorphic to rhabdoid, plasmacytoid and undifferentiated...
March 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231293/photoacoustic-imaging-features-of-intraocular-tumors-retinoblastoma-and-uveal-melanoma
#16
Guan Xu, Yafang Xue, Zeynep Gürsel Özkurt, Naziha Slimani, Zizhong Hu, Xueding Wang, Kewen Xia, Teng Ma, Qifa Zhou, Hakan Demirci
The purpose of this study is to examine the capability of photoacoustic (PA) imaging (PAI) in assessing the unique molecular and architectural features in ocular tumors. A real-time PA and ultrasonography (US) parallel imaging system based on a research US platform was developed to examine retinoblastoma in mice in vivo and human retinoblastoma and uveal melanoma ex vivo. PA signals were generated by optical illumination at 720, 750, 800, 850, 900 and 950 nm delivered through a fiber optical bundle. The optical absorption spectra of the tumors were derived from the PA images...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217853/use-of-cytological-samples-of-metastatic-melanoma-for-ancillary-studies
#17
H M Ko, M A Saieg, G da Cunha Santos, S Kamel-Reid, S L Boerner, W R Geddie
OBJECTIVE: Fine needle aspiration (FNA) is widely used in the diagnosis of metastatic melanoma, both at initial presentation and in the setting of recurrent disease. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the performance of confirmatory immunohistochemistry (IHC) and molecular analysis of the BRAF mutation in cytological preparations of metastatic melanoma. METHODS: A 2-year retrospective review of pathology reports was performed on cytological samples of metastatic melanoma at the University Health Network (Toronto, Canada) and the Santa Casa Medical School (Sao Paulo, Brazil)...
February 20, 2017: Cytopathology: Official Journal of the British Society for Clinical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161563/single-center-experience-with-a-targeted-next-generation-sequencing-assay-for-assessment-of-relevant-somatic-alterations-in-solid-tumors
#18
Aino Paasinen-Sohns, Viktor H Koelzer, Angela Frank, Julian Schafroth, Aline Gisler, Melanie Sachs, Anne Graber, Sacha I Rothschild, Andreas Wicki, Gieri Cathomas, Kirsten D Mertz
Companion diagnostics rely on genomic testing of molecular alterations to enable effective cancer treatment. Here we report the clinical application and validation of the Oncomine Focus Assay (OFA), an integrated, commercially available next-generation sequencing (NGS) assay for the rapid and simultaneous detection of single nucleotide variants, short insertions and deletions, copy number variations, and gene rearrangements in 52 cancer genes with therapeutic relevance. Two independent patient cohorts were investigated to define the workflow, turnaround times, feasibility, and reliability of OFA targeted sequencing in clinical application and using archival material...
March 2017: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157824/label-free-imaging-of-female-genital-tract-melanocytic-lesions-with-pump-probe-microscopy-a-promising-diagnostic-tool
#19
Francisco E Robles, Sanghamitra Deb, Martin C Fischer, Warren S Warren, Maria Angelica Selim
OBJECTIVES: Melanomas of the female genital tract present a unique clinical challenge. Not only are these lesions in an anatomically sensitive area, but also they tend to be multifocal and have high recurrence rates. Furthermore, several benign melanocytic proliferations resemble early-stage melanoma clinically and/or histopathologically. Thus, there is a significant need for additional tools that can help correctly diagnose and stage these lesions. Here, we quantitatively and nondestructively analyze the chemical composition of melanin in excised pigmented lesions of the female genital tract using pump-probe microscopy, a high-resolution optical imaging technique that is sensitive to many biochemical properties of melanin...
April 2017: Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154916/-diagnostics-of-malignant-melanoma-of-the-skin-recommendations-of-the-current-s3-guidelines-on-histology-and-molecular-pathology
#20
C Rose
The updated S3 guidelines on malignant melanoma were established in August 2016. The principles of diagnostics and classification are based on the histopathological results from the primary tumor and if necessary the sentinel lymph nodes. The most important factor for prognosis is the tumor thickness according to Breslow and the detection of sentinel node micrometastases. The surgical safety margin after excision is dependent on the tumor thickness. Furthermore, ulceration of the primary tumor and presence of mitosis in melanomas less than 1 mm in thickness are also considered in the T‑classification...
February 2, 2017: Der Pathologe
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