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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626861/diphenylcyclopropenone-for-the-treatment-of-cutaneous-in-transit-melanoma-metastases-results-of-a-prospective-non-randomised-single-centre-study
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T Read, S Webber, J Tan, M Wagels, H Schaider, H P Soyer, B M Smithers
BACKGROUND: Current treatments for in-transit melanoma (ITM) metastases are frequently invasive and do not improve overall survival. Recently there has been increasing investigation into the use of topical agents for ITM. Diphenylcyclopropenone or diphencyprone (DPCP) is a novel, topical agent that has been reported to have immune-sensitising properties useful in the treatment of ITM. OBJECTIVE: To assess the clinical outcomes of patients treated within a prospective, non-randomised, non-comparative study using DPCP for cutaneous in-transit melanoma metastases...
June 19, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625757/sentinel-node-biopsy-status-is-strongly-predictive-of-survival-in-cutaneous-melanoma-extended-follow-up-of-oxford-patients-from-1998-to-2014
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David R Thomson, Milap G Rughani, Rachel Kuo, Oliver C S Cassell
INTRODUCTION: Sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) is widely used as a key investigatory tool for cutaneous melanoma, with results incorporated into the latest AJCC staging guidelines. We present the results of our extended follow-up of sentinel lymph node biopsy for melanoma over a sixteen-year period. METHODS: Data were collected prospectively from June 1998 to December 2014 from a single tertiary skin cancer referral centre. Chi-squared analysis was used to analyse patient demographics and primary tumour pathology...
May 27, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624057/surveillance-strategies-in-the-follow-up-of-melanoma-patients-too-much-or-not-enough
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James Kurtz, Georgia M Beasley, Doreen Agnese, Kari Kendra, Thomas E Olencki, Alicia Terando, J Harrison Howard
BACKGROUND: After appropriate initial therapy for patients with stage II-III melanoma, there is no consensus regarding surveillance. Thus, follow-up is highly variable among institutions and individual providers. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network recommends routine clinical examination and consideration of imaging for stage IIB-IIIC every 3-12 mo with no distinction between stages. Detection of recurrence is important as novel systemic therapies and surgical resection of recurrence may provide survival benefits...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620382/phase-ii-study-of-adjuvant-immunotherapy-with-the-csf-470-vaccine-plus-bacillus-calmette-guerin-plus-recombinant-human-granulocyte-macrophage-colony-stimulating-factor-vs-medium-dose-interferon-alpha-2b-in-stages-iib-iic-and-iii-cutaneous-melanoma-patients
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José Mordoh, María Betina Pampena, Mariana Aris, Paula Alejandra Blanco, Mónica Lombardo, Erika María von Euw, Soledad Mac Keon, Michelle Yépez Crow, Alicia Inés Bravo, Juan Manuel O'Connor, Ana Gabriela Orlando, Franco Ramello, Estrella Mariel Levy, María Marcela Barrio
The irradiated, allogeneic, cellular CSF-470 vaccine plus Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) and recombinant human granulocyte macrophage-colony stimulating factor (rhGM-CSF) is being tested against medium-dose IFN-α2b in stages IIB-III cutaneous melanoma (CM) patients (pts) after surgery in an open, randomized, Phase II/III study. We present the results of the Phase II part of the ongoing CASVAC-0401 study (ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT01729663). Thirty-one pts were randomized to the CSF-470 vaccine (n = 20) or to the IFN-α2b arm (n = 11)...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612591/clinical-signif%C3%A4-cance-of-serum-ykl-40-chitinase-3-like-1-protein-as-a-biomarker-in-melanoma-an-analysis-of-112-turkish-patients
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Kayhan Erturk, Faruk Tas, Murat Serilmez, Elif Bilgin, Vildan Yasasever
Background: Angiogenesis plays an essential role in tumor growth and serum levels of YKL-40 , a strong angiogenic factor that promotes tumor vessel development, has been found to be elevated in various cancers. We here investigated correlation between melanoma parameters and serum YKL-40 levels, to assess potential diagnostic, prognostic and predictive values. Material and Methods: Data for 112 pathologically confirmed cutaneous melanomas of any stage were examined retrospectively. ELISA assays were used to measure serum YKL-40 in plasma samples...
May 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606892/systematic-and-iterative-development-of-a-smartphone-app-to-promote-sun-protection-among-holidaymakers-design-of-a-prototype-and-results-of-usability-and-acceptability-testing
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Angela M Rodrigues, Falko F Sniehotta, Mark A Birch-Machin, Patrick Olivier, Vera Araújo-Soares
BACKGROUND: Sunburn and intermittent exposure to ultraviolet rays are risk factors for melanoma. Sunburn is a common experience during holidays, making tourism settings of particular interest for skin cancer prevention. Holidaymakers are a volatile populations found at different locations, which may make them difficult to reach. Given the widespread use of smartphones, evidence suggests that this might be a novel, convenient, scalable, and feasible way of reaching the target population...
June 12, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601390/frequency-of-and-risk-factors-for-tumor-upstaging-after-wide-local-excision-of-primary-cutaneous-melanoma
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Jeremy R Etzkorn, John M Sharkey, John W Grunyk, Thuzar M Shin, Joseph F Sobanko, Christopher J Miller
BACKGROUND: Detecting a more advanced stage of the primary melanoma after wide local excision and reconstruction can complicate patient counseling about prognosis, management of surgical margins, and indications for sentinel lymph node biopsy. OBJECTIVE: To identify the frequency of and risk factors associated with upstaging after wide local excision of primary melanoma. METHODS: Retrospective, single center, cross-sectional study of 1332 consecutive in situ to stage T4a melanomas treated with wide local excision...
June 7, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599436/upregulation-of-wee1-is-a-potential-prognostic-biomarker-for-patients-with-colorectal-cancer
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Xiao-Chuan Ge, Fan Wu, Wei-Tao Li, Xuan-Jin Zhu, Jian-Wei Liu, Bai-Lin Wang
WEE1 is a serine/threonine protein kinase that inactivates cell division cycle 2 and is therefore a critical cell cycle regulator. Increased WEE1 expression has been observed in numerous types of human malignancies, including hepatocellular carcinoma and melanoma. WEE1 inhibition also results in evident anti-tumor effects in several human tumor cells including colon cancer cells, suggesting WEE1 as a potential therapeutic target for the treatment of cancer. However, the expression pattern of WEE1 in colorectal cancer (CRC) remains unclear...
June 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587543/clinical-and-prognostic-factors-in-98-patients-with-malignant-melanoma-in-china
#9
Min Zhang, Nan Zhang
Objective To investigate clinical and prognostic factors in patients with malignant melanoma (MM) in China. Methods A total of 98 MM patients were enrolled in the study. Enumeration data were analyzed using Fisher's exact probability tests or χ(2) tests. Survival rates were calculated using log-rank tests. A Cox multivariate regression analysis was performed to determine independent prognostic factors. Results The male: female incidence ratio was 1.88:1. The highest incidence rate was seen in the 45-65 year age group...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577153/tumor-infiltrating-lymphocytes-in-acral-lentiginous-melanoma-a-study-of-a-large-cohort-of-cases-from-latin-america
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C A Castaneda, C Torres-Cabala, M Castillo, V Villegas, S Casavilca, L Cano, J Sanchez, J Dunstan, G Calderon, M De La Cruz, J M Cotrina, H L Gomez, R Galvez, J Abugattas
PURPOSE: Acral lentiginous melanoma (ALM) is a poor prognosis subtype and is the most prevalent in non-Caucasian populations. The presence of tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) has been associated with poor prognosis in melanoma. A large cohort of ALM cases was studied to determine status of TIL and its association with outcome. METHODS: All patients with cutaneous melanoma presenting from 2005 to 2012 at Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Neoplasicas in Peru were retrospectively identified...
June 2, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570726/cost-effectiveness-of-early-division-of-the-forehead-flap-pedicle
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Hollin E Calloway, Sami P Moubayed, Sam P Most
Importance: The paramedian forehead flap is considered the gold standard procedure to optimally reconstruct major defects of the nose, but this procedure generally requires 2 stages, where the flap pedicle is divided 3 weeks following the initial surgery to ensure adequate revascularization of the flap from the surrounding recipient tissue bed, which can cost a patient time out of work or away from normal social habits. It has previously been shown that the pedicle may be safely divided after 2 weeks in select patients where revascularization from the recipient bed was confirmed using intraoperative laser fluorescence angiography to potentially save the patient time and money...
June 1, 2017: JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557366/radiosensitization-by-braf-inhibitors
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Sophia Boyoung Strobel, Sylvie Pätzold, Lisa Zimmer, Alexandra Jensen, Alexander Enk, Jessica Cecile Hassel
BACKGROUND: Increased skin toxicity during combination therapy with a BRAF inhibitor and radiation therapy has recently been reported. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We present seven melanoma patients with non-resectable stage III or IV disease and concomitant treatment with a BRAF inhibitor and radiation therapy. RESULTS: In all patients, combination therapy yielded a good local response. Only two patients, both on vemurafenib, showed severe radiation dermatitis (CTCAE grade 3/4) after one and two weeks, respectively, resulting in interruption of BRAF inhibitor treatment...
May 30, 2017: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557046/decisions-to-limit-or-withdraw-treatment-in-young-adults-with-melanoma
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Le Guern, L Touzet-Huffman, A Greliak, L Mortier
melanoma reaches the highest mortality rate by cancer among young men (ages 20-34) in France (1). A recent study suggests that age does not affect survival in patients with advanced disease (3). The prognosis of patients with metastatic or stage IV melanoma is grim, with a 1-year survival rate of 25% and a median overall survival of 6.2 months (2). This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
May 30, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553615/a-single-institution-analysis-of-126-patients-treated-with-stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-brain-metastases
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Kevin B Harris, Melanie R Corbett, Henry Mascarenhas, Kenneth Stuart Lee, Hyder Arastu, Clinton Leinweber, Andrew W Ju
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to report our institutional experience with Gamma Knife(®) Radiosurgery (GKRS) in the treatment of patients with brain metastases. METHODS: Retrospectively collected demographic and clinical data on 126 patients with intracranial metastases were reviewed. The patients in our study underwent GKRS at Vidant Medical Center between 2009 and 2014. Kaplan-Meier curves were used to compare survival based on clinical characteristics for univariate analysis, and a Cox proportional hazards model was used for multivariate analysis...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530548/critical-role-of-rig-i-and-mda5-in-early-and-late-stages-of-tulane-virus-infection
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Preeti Chhabra, Priya Ranjan, Theresa Cromeans, Suryaprakash Sambhara, Jan Vinjé
Human noroviruses are a major cause of acute gastroenteritis worldwide, but the lack of a robust cell culture system or small animal model have hampered a better understanding of innate immunity against these viruses. Tulane virus (TV) is the prototype virus of a tentative new genus, Recovirus, in the family Caliciviridae. Its epidemiology and biological properties most closely resemble human norovirus. The host innate immune response to RNA virus infection primarily involves pathogen-sensing toll-like receptors (TLRs) TLR3 and TLR7 and retinoic acid-inducible gene I-like receptor RIG-I and melanoma differentiation associated gene 5 (MDA5)...
May 22, 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520637/clinical-experience-of-stereotactic-radiosurgery-at-a-linear-accelerator-for-intraocular-melanoma
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Alena Furdova, Miron Sramka, Martin Chorvath, Gabriel Kralik, Robert Furda, Michal Gregus
Long-term results with linear accelerator LINAC-based stereotactic radiosurgery for intraocular uveal malignant melanoma were assessed. A retrospective study was carried out of patients with uveal melanoma after a 1-day session stereotactic radiosurgery at LINAC in Slovakia. In the period 2001-2015, a group of 150 patients with uveal melanoma (139 choroidal melanoma, 11 ciliary body melanoma) was treated. The median tumor volume at baseline was 0.5 cm (with range from 0.2 to 1.6 cm). Tumors ranged in size from 2...
May 17, 2017: Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508460/treatment-patterns-and-outcomes-of-stage-iiib-iiic-melanoma-in-france-germany-and-the-uk-a-retrospective-and-prospective-observational-study-melabis
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Mark Harries, Peter Mohr, Florent Grange, Rainer Ehness, Laure Benjamin, Obukohwo Siakpere, Janina Barth, Ceilidh Stapelkamp, Sylvie Pfersch, Lori McLeod, Sorrel Wolowacz, James A Kaye, Ilias Kontoudis
AIM: Real-world data on treatment patterns/outcomes in patients with advanced melanoma, while scarce, are useful for health technology assessments that govern patient access in many countries. We collected retrospective data on treatment patterns among patients in France, Germany and the UK with Stage IIIB/IIIC melanoma with macroscopic lymph node involvement, whose primary melanoma and regional lymph node metastases had been completely resected. METHODS: Patients ≥18 years were diagnosed between 1 January 2009 and 31 December 2011...
May 2017: International Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503494/intratumoral-and-peritumoral-mast-cells-in-malignant-melanoma-an-immunohistochemical-study
#18
Parvin Rajabi, Azam Bagheri, Mohssen Hani
BACKGROUND: The aim of the current study was to determine mast cell infiltration in malignant melanoma by immunohistochemistry method and its relationship with some of the cancer prognostic factors, including age, sex, and depth of the tumor. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective analytic cross-sectional study, paraffin-embedded tissue blocks of patients with cutaneous malignant melanoma who had undergone excisional biopsy were studied. Mast cells count in studied cases in different stages of the tumor depth was evaluated by mast cell tryptase immunohistochemistry method...
2017: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501937/expression-of-pd-l1-in-keratoacanthoma-and-different-stages-of-progression-in-cutaneous-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Thilo Gambichler, Martha Gnielka, Ines Rüddel, Eggert Stockfleth, Markus Stücker, Lutz Schmitz
BACKGROUND: Programmed cell death 1 (PD-1) and its ligands (PD-L1) play a major role in the immune responses of a variety of cancers. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the expression of PD-L1 in different progression forms of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) and keratoacanthoma (KA). METHODS: We performed immunohistochemical staining of 21 KA, 26 actinic keratoses (AK), 20 Bowen´s diseases (BD), and 26 high-risk cSCC. The staining patterns were assessed using the tumour proportion score and staining intensity evaluation...
May 13, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499411/paraneoplastic-acral-vascular-syndrome-in-a-patient-with-metastatic-melanoma-under-immune-checkpoint-blockade
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Thilo Gambichler, Stefanie Strutzmann, Andrea Tannapfel, Laura Susok
BACKGROUND: Paraneoplastic acral vascular syndrome (PAVS) is a rare phenomenon which is observed in patients with adenocarcinomas and other malignancies. Various potential pathogenic mechanisms such as tumour invasion of sympathetic nerves, hyperviscosity, hypercoagulability, vasoactive tumour-secreted substances, and immunological mechanisms have been suggested. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a 60-year-old Caucasian male attended our hospital with a bulky lymph node mass in the right axilla...
May 12, 2017: BMC Cancer
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