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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767408/integration-of-genomic-transcriptomic-and-functional-profiles-of-aggressive-osteosarcomas-across-multiple-species
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Lara E Davis, Sophia Jeng, Matthew N Svalina, Elaine Huang, Janét Pittsenbarger, Emma L Cantor, Noah Berlow, Bernard Seguin, Atiya Mansoor, Shannon K McWeeney, Charles Keller
In complex, highly unstable genomes such as in osteosarcoma, targeting aberrant checkpoint processes (metabolic, cell cycle or immune) may prove more successful than targeting specific kinase or growth factor signaling pathways. Here, we establish a comparative oncology approach characterizing the most lethal osteosarcomas identified in a biorepository of tumors from three different species: human, mouse and canine. We describe the development of a genetically-engineered mouse model of osteosarcoma, establishment of primary cell cultures from fatal human tumors, and a biorepository of osteosarcoma surgical specimens from pet dogs...
July 25, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724122/association-between-patient-age-and-lymph-node-positivity-in-thin-melanoma
#2
Andrew J Sinnamon, Madalyn G Neuwirth, Pratyusha Yalamanchi, Phyllis Gimotty, David E Elder, Xiaowei Xu, Rachel R Kelz, Robert E Roses, Emily Y Chu, Michael E Ming, Douglas L Fraker, Giorgos C Karakousis
Importance: More than half of all new melanoma diagnoses present as clinically localized T1 melanoma, yet sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) is controversial in this population given the overall low yield. Guidelines for SLNB have focused on pathologic factors, but patient factors, such as age, are not routinely considered. Objectives: To identify indicators of lymph node (LN) metastasis in thin melanoma in a large, generalizable data set and to evaluate the association between patient age and LN positivity...
July 19, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679373/a-comprehensive-overview-on-the-surgical-management-of-secondary-lymphedema-of-the-upper-and-lower-extremities-related-to-prior-oncologic-therapies
#3
REVIEW
Ramon Garza, Roman Skoracki, Karen Hock, Stephen P Povoski
Secondary lymphedema of the upper and lower extremities related to prior oncologic therapies, including cancer surgeries, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy, is a major cause of long-term morbidity in cancer patients. For the upper extremities, it is most commonly associated with prior oncologic therapies for breast cancer, while for the lower extremities, it is most commonly associated with oncologic therapies for gynecologic cancers, urologic cancers, melanoma, and lymphoma. Both non-surgical and surgical management strategies have been developed and utilized, with the primary goal of all management strategies being volume reduction of the affected extremity, improvement in patient symptomology, and the reduction/elimination of resultant extremity-related morbidities, including recurrent infections...
July 5, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650579/reconstruction-using-a-perforator-free-flap-after-malignant-melanoma-resection-of-the-ankle-and-foot
#4
Young C Suh, Hyunsuk P Suh, Jong S Lee, Jee S Chang, Joon P Jp Hong
BACKGROUND: Surgical excision with adequate margin is the treatment of choice to provide best chance for survival. However, tumors located on distal lower extremity may require reconstruction to salvage the limb which may affect prognosis and quality of life. This retrospective study aimed to evaluate the effect of free flap on overall outcomes of patients with primary malignant melanoma located on the foot and ankle. METHODS: Patients with primary malignant melanoma on the leg and foot who required free flap coverage between August 2005 and January 2014 were evaluated...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644156/clinical-case-of-the-month-a-57-year-old-man-with-an-axillary-mass
#5
Palak Desai, Andrew Myers, Brian Boulmay, Fred A Lopez
A 57-year-old man presented to the surgical oncology clinic with a mildly tender mass under his right arm. Four years prior, the patient had a melanoma removed from his right shoulder along with an ipsilateral right axillary sentinel lymph sampling. Computed tomography (CT) scan was negative for metastatic disease at that time. The patient did not undergo completion axillary node dissection and was lost to follow-up. The patient was originally from Australia, did not tan but reported multiple sunburns before age 18...
May 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569457/advances-in-radioguided-surgery-in-oncology
#6
Renato A Valdés Olmos, Sergi Vidal-Sicart, Gianpiero Manca, Giuliano Mariani, Luisa F León-Ramírez, Domenico Rubello, Francesco Giammarile
The sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy is probably the most well known radioguided technique in surgical oncology. Today SLN biopsy reduces the morbidity associated with lymphadenectomy and increases the identification rate of occult lymphatic metastases by offering the pathologist the lymph nodes with the highest probability of containing metastatic cells. These advantages may result in a change in clinical clinical management both in melanoma and breast cancer patients. The SLN evaluation by pathology currently implies tumour burden stratification for further prognostic information...
June 1, 2017: Quarterly Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561672/pancreatic-adenocarcinoma-improving-prevention-and-survivorship
#7
Davendra P S Sohal, Field F Willingham, Massimo Falconi, Kara L Raphael, Stefano Crippa
Pancreatic cancer is a growing problem in oncology, given slowly rising incidence and continued suboptimal outcomes. A concerted effort to reverse this tide will require prevention, early diagnosis, and improved systemic therapy for curable disease. We focus on these aspects in detail in this study. Hereditary pancreatic cancer is an underappreciated area. With the growing use of genomics (both somatic and germline) in cancer care, there is increasing recognition of hereditary pancreatic cancer cases: around 10% of all pancreatic cancer may be related to familial syndromes, such as familial atypical multiple mole and melanoma (FAMMM) syndrome, hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, Lynch syndrome, and Peutz-Jeghers syndrome...
2017: American Society of Clinical Oncology Educational Book
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551895/-sentinel-lymph-nodes-dissection-in-gynecological-malignancies
#8
REVIEW
Yael Naaman, Limor Goldenhersh, Alon Ben-Arie
During the last decade sentinel lymph nodes biopsy has become an essential part of primary surgical treatment in a number of malignancies including breast cancer, melanoma and head-and-neck malignancies. Dye or radioactive substances are injected at the primary tumor site, followed by pre-operative and intra-operative mapping. During surgery only positive lymph nodes are being dissected instead of a complete dissection of the lymphatic basin. The advantages of sentinel lymph nodes dissection are reducing the side effects of extensive lymph nodes dissection, while maintaining high detection rates and sensitivity in identifying cases with lymphatic tumor spread...
February 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536111/surgery-in-late-melanoma-adrenal-metastasis
#9
Marcello Di Martino, Iñigo García Sanz, Ismael Mora-Guzmán, Ángela de la Hoz Rodríguez
Metastatic melanoma to adrenal gland are very infrequent, being generally associated with additional evidence of systemic disease and, consequently, with short-term survival. However, the prognosis and the therapeutic management vary depending on some important oncological features. Long-term survival rates have been described after complete resection of metastatic disease. Here, we report the case of a woman aged 41 years diagnosed with a cutaneous melanoma on the right side of her paravertebral region, level III of Clark, in 2002, who underwent surgical excision of the tumour with negative margins and a negative sentinel node...
May 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516187/-the-aged-scalp-a-dermato-oncological-focus-point
#10
REVIEW
N Wroblewski, K Wylon, C Ulrich
Non-melanoma skin cancer and its precursor lesions are common diagnoses in dermatological practice, due to rising incidence and prevalence. Diagnosis is often clinical with subsequent histological confirmation. First-choice treatment for invasive carcinomas is complete surgical excision. Other therapeutic options, such as radiation or systemic therapies, should only be considered when excision is impossible. Mostly located on parts of the scalp that are poorly visible and accessible, particularly for elderly patients, these lesions are a challenge for physicians and patients alike...
May 17, 2017: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490340/morbidity-and-oncologic-outcome-after-saphenous-vein-sparing-inguinal-lymphadenectomy-in-melanoma-patients
#11
Johannes Baur, Katrin Mathe, Anja Gesierich, Gerhard Weyandt, Armin Wiegering, Christoph-Thomas Germer, Martin Gasser, Jörg O W Pelz
BACKGROUND: Inguinal lymph node dissection (LND) is a surgical procedure with a high morbidity rate. Variations in surgical procedure, such as sparing of the saphenous vein, have been proposed to reduce surgical morbidity. While sparing of the saphenous vein has shown promising results in earlier studies, data for this procedure in melanoma patients are rare. In this retrospective study, we report 10-year findings on the effects of saphenous vein-sparing LND on surgical morbidity and oncologic outcomes in melanoma patients...
May 11, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399024/immediate-reconstruction-for-plantar-melanoma-a-paradigm-shift
#12
Hunter Oliver-Allen, Merisa Piper, Carolyn Vaughn, Hani Sbitany
INTRODUCTION: Plantar melanoma tumors are traditionally treated with wide local excision based on depth of invasion, followed by delayed reconstruction once negative surgical margins are confirmed. However, delayed reconstruction requires care for an open wound, a prolonged treatment course, and the need for an additional surgery. Immediate reconstruction has been shown to be oncologically safe in head and neck melanoma, but little is described in the literature regarding immediate reconstruction in plantar melanoma...
May 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381390/the-possible-role-of-the-da-vinci-robot-for-patients-with-vulval-carcinoma-undergoing-inguinal-lymph-node-dissection
#13
Christos Iavazzo, Paraskevi Evangelia Iavazzo, Ioannis D Gkegkes
Inguinal lymph node dissection represents the gold standard of treatment for patients with vulval carcinoma. The application of minimally invasive techniques, such as robotics, in the surgical treatment of gynecologic cancer, reduced the rate of postoperative complications, which has an important impact on the quality of patients' life. Robotic inguinal lymph node dissection is a safe and oncologically effective but expensive and time-consuming approach in patients with penile cancer or melanoma. However, it is related with less postoperative complications, especially less lymphocele or lymphedema rates, and can improve the patients' quality of life while minimizing cost for health systems...
June 1, 2017: Journal of the Turkish German Gynecological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345826/value-of-sentinel-lymph-node-sln-mapping-and-biopsy-using-combined-intracervical-radiotracers-and-blue-dye-injections-for-endometrial-cancer
#14
Farah Farzaneh, Atefeh Moridi, Zahra Azizmohammadi, Mojtaba Ansari J, Maryam Sadat Hosseini, Maliheh Arab, Tahereh Ashrafganjoei, Mina Mazaheri
Background: Lymphadenectomy, as part of the initial surgical staging of patients with endometrial carcinoma, remains a controversial topic in gynecologic oncology. Sentinel lymph node (SLN) mapping has become a well-accepted procedure for melanomas and breast cancer; a number of investigators have begun to explore the utility and accuracy of this technique with regard to endometrial cancer. Aim: This study was conducted to evaluate SLN mapping of early stage endometrial cancer with blue dye in conjunction with a radioactive tracer...
February 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315947/impact-of-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-on-surgical-management-in-patients-with-advanced-melanoma-an-outcome-based-analysis
#15
Andrea Forschner, Susann-Cathrin Olthof, Brigitte Gückel, Peter Martus, Werner Vach, Christian la Fougère, Konstantin Nikolaou, Ulrike Keim, Thomas Kurt Eigentler, Claus Garbe, Christina Pfannenberg
PURPOSE: To evaluate the influence of (18)F-FDG-PET/CT on clinical decision making and outcome in advanced melanoma patients planned for radical metastasectomy. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A cohort of 333 patients with mainly stage III/IV melanoma having a PET/CT for clinical reasons was prospectively enrolled in our oncologic PET/CT registry between 2013 and 2015. Referring physicians completed questionnaires regarding their intended management for each patient before and after PET/CT...
August 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254537/readmissions-after-surgical-resection-of-metastatic-tumors-of-the-spine-at-a-single-institution
#16
Nancy Abu-Bonsrah, C Rory Goodwin, Rafael De la Garza-Ramos, Eric W Sankey, Ann Liu, Thomas Kosztowski, Benjamin D Elder, Chetan Bettegowda, Ali Bydon, Timothy F Witham, Jean-Paul Wolinsky, Ziya L Gokaslan, Daniel M Sciubba
BACKGROUND: Surgical management of spinal metastasis is complex and can be associated with significant postoperative morbidity. Analyzing readmission rates may serve as a proxy for postoperative morbidity and functional decline, allowing patients and physicians to make informed decisions about treatment. METHODS: Retrospective analysis was performed of patients with metastatic spine disease surgically treated at a tertiary center from 2003 to 2012. Patients with primary lung cancer, breast cancer, kidney cancer, bone marrow cancer, prostate cancer, gynecologic cancer, and melanoma were analyzed...
May 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241261/outcomes-of-melanoma-in-situ-treated-with-mohs-micrographic-surgery-compared-with-wide-local-excision
#17
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Adi Nosrati, Jacqueline G Berliner, Shilpa Goel, Joseph McGuire, Vera Morhenn, Juliana R de Souza, Yildiray Yeniay, Rasnik Singh, Kristina Lee, Mio Nakamura, Rachel R Wu, Ann Griffin, Barbara Grimes, Eleni Linos, Mary Margaret Chren, Roy Grekin, Maria L Wei
Importance: Melanoma in situ (MIS) is increasing in incidence, and expert consensus opinion recommends surgical excision for therapeutic management. Currently, wide local excision (WLE) is the standard of care. However, Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) is now used to treat a growing subset of individuals with MIS. During MMS, unlike WLE, the entire cutaneous surgical margin is evaluated intraoperatively for tumor cells. Objective: To assess the outcomes of patients with MIS treated with MMS compared with those treated with WLE...
May 1, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145103/extracapsular-dissection-as-sole-therapy-for-small-low-grade-malignant-tumors-of-the-parotid-gland
#18
Konstantinos Mantsopoulos, Michael Koch, Heinrich Iro
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to investigate whether extracapsular dissection of a primarily unsuspected lesion in the parotid gland could be oncologically sufficient for carefully selected cases of parotid gland malignomas. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective clinical study. METHODS: The records of all patients treated for primary malignant tumors of the parotid gland solely by means of extracapsular dissection between 2006 and 2013 were studied retrospectively...
August 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137308/therapeutic-implications-of-cellular-and-molecular-biology-of-cancer-stem-cells-in-melanoma
#19
REVIEW
Dhiraj Kumar, Mahadeo Gorain, Gautam Kundu, Gopal C Kundu
Melanoma is a form of cancer that initiates in melanocytes. Melanoma has multiple phenotypically distinct subpopulation of cells, some of them have embryonic like plasticity which are involved in self-renewal, tumor initiation, metastasis and progression and provide reservoir of therapeutically resistant cells. Cancer stem cells (CSCs) can be identified and characterized based on various unique cell surface and intracellular markers. CSCs exhibit different molecular pattern with respect to non-CSCs. They maintain their stemness and chemoresistant features through specific signaling cascades...
January 30, 2017: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135150/phase-iii-randomized-study-of-4-weeks-of-high-dose-interferon-%C3%AE-2b-in-stage-t2bno-t3a-bno-t4a-bno-and-t1-4n1a-2a-microscopic-melanoma-a-trial-of-the-eastern-cooperative-oncology-group-american-college-of-radiology-imaging-network-cancer-research-group-e1697
#20
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Sanjiv S Agarwala, Sandra J Lee, Waiki Yip, Uma N Rao, Ahmad A Tarhini, Gary I Cohen, Douglas S Reintgen, Terry L Evans, Joanna M Brell, Mark R Albertini, Michael B Atkins, Shaker R Dakhil, Robert M Conry, Jeffrey A Sosman, Lawrence E Flaherty, Vernon K Sondak, William E Carson, Michael G Smylie, Alberto S Pappo, Richard F Kefford, John M Kirkwood
Purpose To test the efficacy of 4 weeks of intravenous (IV) induction with high-dose interferon (IFN) as part of the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group regimen compared with observation (OBS) in patients with surgically resected intermediate-risk melanoma. Patients and Methods In this intergroup international trial, eligible patients had surgically resected cutaneous melanoma in the following categories: (1) T2bN0, (2) T3a-bN0, (3) T4a-bN0, and (4) T1-4N1a-2a (microscopic). Patients were randomly assigned to receive IFN α-2b at 20 MU/m(2)/d IV for 5 days (Monday to Friday) every week for 4 weeks (IFN) or OBS...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
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