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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214318/clinical-course-treatment-modalities-and-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-congenital-melanocytic-nevi-data-from-the-german-cmn-registry
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Maria Elisabeth Wramp, Anna Langenbruch, Matthias Augustin, Detlef Zillikens, Sven Krengel
BACKGROUND: Congenital melanocytic nevi (CMN) are associated with mental stress as well as medical risks for those affected. The German CMN registry was initiated in 2005. Herein, we present results from an interim analysis focusing on disease course, treatment modalities, and quality of life. PATIENTS AND METHODS: One hundred patients enrolled in the registry between 2005 and 2012 were included in this prospective cohort study, and asked to participate in a follow-up survey...
February 2017: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212542/two-stage-genome-wide-association-study-identifies-a-novel-susceptibility-locus-associated-with-melanoma
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Katherine J Ransohoff, Wenting Wu, Hyunje G Cho, Harvind C Chahal, Yuan Lin, Hong-Ji Dai, Christopher I Amos, Jeffrey E Lee, Jean Y Tang, David A Hinds, Jiali Han, Qingyi Wei, Kavita Y Sarin
Genome-wide association studies have identified 21 susceptibility loci associated with melanoma. These loci implicate genes affecting pigmentation, nevus count, telomere maintenance, and DNA repair in melanoma risk. Here, we report the results of a two-stage genome-wide association study of melanoma. The stage 1 discovery phase consisted of 4,842 self-reported melanoma cases and 286,565 controls of European ancestry from the 23andMe research cohort and the stage 2 replication phase consisted of 1,804 melanoma cases and 1,026 controls from the University of Texas M...
February 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211879/evaluation-of-choroidal-tumors-with-optical-coherence-tomography-enhanced-depth-imaging-and-oct-angiography-features
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G Cennamo, M R Romano, M A Breve, N Velotti, M Reibaldi, G de Crecchio, G Cennamo
AimTo describe the vascular features of choroidal tumors using enhanced depth imaging (EDI), optical coherence tomography (OCT), and OCT-angiography.MethodsIn this prospective study, we evaluated 116 Caucasian patients with choroidal tumors (60 eyes with choroidal nevi, 40 with choroidal melanoma, 6 with choroidal hemangioma, 2 with optic disc melanocytoma, 6 with choroidal osteoma, and 2 with retinal metastases). Patients underwent a complete ophthalmic examination including bulbar echography, EDI-OCT, OCT-angiography, and multicolor imaging...
February 17, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209049/5-point-checklist-for-skin-cancer-detection-in-primary-care
#4
Elvira Moscarella, Aimilios Lallas, Caterina Longo, Roberto Alfano, Giuseppe Argenziano
BACKGROUND: Skin cancer screening interventions often relay on the involvement of general practitioners (GPs). Many interventions up to now have been directed to training approaches focusing on the clinical features of skin malignancies to increase GPs skill in skin cancer recognition. METHODS: Based on the available current knowledge about skin cancer epidemiology and risk factors, we built up a 5-point checklist to help GPs in triaging patients to be referred to a dermatologist...
February 16, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207006/papillary-transitional-cell-bladder-carcinoma-and-systematized-epidermal-nevus-syndrome
#5
Adekemi Akingboye, Heather Schultz, Gina A Taylor
Epidermal nevus syndrome (ENS), also known as Solomon syndrome, is a rare neurocutaneous disorder defined by mosaicism. Epidermal nevus syndrome may be associated with a variety of systemic findings, several of which have been described in the literature, including but not limited to central nervous system abnormalities and internal malignancies. There is a paucity of reports of patients with both epidermal nevi and papillary transitional cell bladder carcinoma in the literature. We present a rare case of systematized epidermal nevi associated with development of papillary transitional cell bladder carcinoma in a young woman...
January 2017: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196319/common-skin-conditions-in-children-congenital-melanocytic-nevi-and-infantile-hemangiomas
#6
Brian Z Rayala, Dean S Morrell
Congenital melanocytic nevi (CMN) are hamartomas present at birth that are composed of nevomelanocytes and thought to originate from faulty migration of precursor melanocytes in the neural crest. Classification is based on projected adult size of the lesion. CMN size correlates positively with risk of melanoma and neurocutaneous melanocytosis. Management requires a patient-centered approach that weighs the risks and benefits of and alternatives to complete removal. All children with large and giant CMN, regardless of surgical status, should be monitored closely and undergo periodic skin examination...
February 2017: FP Essentials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196213/ugly-duckling-sign-as-a-major-factor-of-efficiency-in-melanoma-detection
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Caroline Gaudy-Marqueste, Yanal Wazaefi, Yvane Bruneu, Raoul Triller, Luc Thomas, Giovanni Pellacani, Josep Malvehy, Marie-Françoise Avril, Sandrine Monestier, Marie-Aleth Richard, Bernard Fertil, Jean-Jacques Grob
Importance: Understanding the contribution of the ugly duckling sign (a nevus that is obviously different from the others in a given individual) in intrapatient comparative analysis (IPCA) of nevi may help improve the detection of melanoma. Objectives: To assess the agreement of dermatologists on identification of the ugly duckling sign and estimate the contribution of IPCA to the diagnosis of melanoma. Design, Setting, and Participants: The same 2089 digital images of the nevi of a sample of 80 patients (mean age, 42 years [range, 19-80 years]; 33 men and 47 women), as well as 766 dermoscopic images from a subset of 30 patients (mean age, 40 years [range, 21-75 years]; 12 men and 18 women), were randomly presented to the same 9 dermatologists for blinded assessment from September 22, 2011, to April 1, 2013...
February 8, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192844/-potentials-and-limitations-of-the-detection-of-circulating-melanoma-cells
#8
J Lüke, S Grisanti, A Tura
The detection and characterisation of circulating melanoma cells (CMC) is a non-invasive procedure with a low complication rate and can potentially distinguish choroidal nevi from uveal melanomas and help to initiate early adequate therapy. It has the perspective to select and monitor treatment. This technique may lead to new insights into the metastasis process itself and help to detect specific targets for future therapies. This article introduces the different techniques for CMC detection; their potentials and limitations are discussed...
February 13, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191661/combined-in-vivo-reflectance-confocal-microscopy-and-digital-dermoscopy-for-follow-up-of-patients-at-high-risk-of-malignant-melanoma-a-prospective-case-series-study
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Uxúa Floristán Muruzábal, Reyes Gamo Villegas, Ana Pampín Franco, Fernando Pinedo Moraleda, Elia Pérez Fernández, José Luis López-Estebaranz
Digital dermoscopy (DD) follow up is a useful strategy for monitoring patients at high risk of melanoma. Reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) is a valuable second-level examination after dermoscopy for the evaluation of difficult to diagnose lesions. The aim of this study was to assess the value of RCM in routine DD monitoring of patients at high risk of melanoma. In this prospective study, performed over 22 months, changing melanocytic lesions were detected by DD and excised. RCM imaging was performed before surgical excision of all the lesions, and histopathology used as the gold standard diagnostic test...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186096/spitz-nevi-and-spitzoid-melanomas-exome-sequencing-and-comparison-with-conventional-melanocytic-nevi-and-melanomas
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Rossitza Lazova, Natapol Pornputtapong, Ruth Halaban, Marcus Bosenberg, Yalai Bai, Hao Chai, Michael Krauthammer
We performed exome sequencing of 77 melanocytic specimens composed of Spitz nevi (n=29), Spitzoid melanomas (n=27), and benign melanocytic nevi (n=21), and compared the results with published melanoma sequencing data. Our study highlights the prominent similarity between Spitzoid and conventional melanomas with similar copy number changes and high and equal numbers of ultraviolet-induced coding mutations affecting similar driver genes. Mutations in MEN1, PRKAR1A, and DNMT3A in Spitzoid melanomas may indicate involvement of the protein kinase A pathway, or a role of DNA methylation in the disease...
February 10, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166613/melanocytic-nevus-count-and-dermoscopic-features-do-not-differ-in-psoriatic-patients-undergoing-biological-agent-versus-conventional-drug-therapy
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Serpil Pirmit, Nahide Onsun, Ozlem Su, Dilek B Ozkaya
BACKGROUND: Psoriasis is a chronic immune-mediated disease and treatment of psoriasis includes conventional immunosuppressive agents and biological agents. There are a few data on the relationship between psoriasis and melanocytic lesions. Either benign or malignant proliferations may be seen with immunosuppressive treatment. Eruptive nevi and malignant melanoma (MM) have been reported also associated with biological agents There is raising link biological treatment and malignancies. The objective of this paper is to examine the effects of biological agents versus conventional drugs on melanocytic nevi count and dermoscopical features...
April 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166441/expression-profile-of-sirt2-in-human-melanoma-and-implications-for-sirtuin-based-chemotherapy
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Melissa Jean Wilking-Busch, Mary Ann Ndiaye, Wei Huang, Nihal Ahmad
Melanoma is cancer of melanin-containing melanocyte cells. This neoplasm is one of the most deadly forms of skin cancer, and currently available therapeutic options are insufficient in significantly improve outcomes for many patients. Therefore, novel targets are required to effectively manage this neoplasm. Several sirtuins have previously been found to be upregulated in melanoma, so in this study, the expression profile of SIRT2 was determined. Employing a tissue microarray containing benign nevi, primary melanomas, and lymph node metastases, we have found that the tissue from lymph node metastases appears to have a significant upregulation of SIRT2 relative to primary tumors across the nuclear, cytoplasmic, and whole cell data...
February 6, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161440/immunohistochemical-profiling-including-beta-catenin-in-conjunctival-melanocytic-lesions
#13
Harsha S Reddy, C Dirk Keene, Shu H Chang, Arash Jian-Amadi, Patrick J Cimino
Conjunctival melanocytic lesions encompass a group of clinically diverse, benign to malignant, neoplasms that may contain overlapping histopathological features, making definitive diagnosis challenging in some cases. In this series, we compared multiple immunohistochemical (IHC) markers in 11 conjunctival nevi, 10 primary acquired melanosis (PAM) lesions, and 11 conjunctival melanomas. Immunostains included the melanocytic markers HMB-45 and Melan-A, as well as the proliferative marker Ki-67. Loss of beta-catenin expression has been associated with more aggressive clinical disease in cutaneous melanoma, but its status in conjunctival melanocytic lesions is not known, therefore we incorporated beta-catenin immunohistochemical staining in our study...
February 1, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140790/50-years-of-the-radiological-research-accelerator-facility-raraf
#14
Stephen A Marino
The Radiological Research Accelerator Facility (RARAF) is in its 50th year of operation. It was commissioned on April 1, 1967 as a collaboration between the Radiological Research Laboratory (RRL) of Columbia University, and members of the Medical Research Center of Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL). It was initially funded as a user facility for radiobiology and radiological physics, concentrating on monoenergetic neutrons. Facilities for irradiation with MeV light charged particles were developed in the mid-1970s...
January 31, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135210/polypoid-spitz-nevus-with-a-halo-reaction
#15
Angel Fernandez-Flores, Marcela Saeb-Lima, José Luis Rodriguez-Peralto
Approximately, 2% of Spitz nevi are polypoid; between 3.6% and 7.4% present with a halo reaction. In tandem, these low percentages make the presence of a polypoid Spitz nevus with a halo reaction uncommon; we have not found reports of any previous cases. In the current report, we present a polypoid Spitz nevus with a halo reaction on the back of a 10-year-old male and discuss the morphologic findings. The lesion showed preserved nuclear expression of BAP1. There was no immunohistochemical expression of BRAF and ALK, while the melanocytic cells expressed p16...
February 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134728/marker-protein-expression-combined-with-expression-heterogeneity-is-a-powerful-indicator-of-malignancy-in-acral-lentiginous-melanomas
#16
Fernando Cintra Lopes Carapeto, Andréia Neves Comodo, Andressa Germano, Daiane Pereira Guimarães, Denise Barcelos, Mariana Fernandes, Gilles Landman
PATIENTS AND METHODS: Samples of acral lentiginous melanomas (ALMs) were obtained from the Department of Pathology at Escola Paulista de Medicina-Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP), São Paulo, Brazil. Demographic, clinical, and follow-up data were obtained from the charts of Hospital São Paulo. From 2 tissue microarrays containing 60 nevi and quadruplicate samples of ≥1.0-mm of 49 ALM, sections were stained to evaluate SCF, KIT, BRAF, CYCLIND1, MYC, and PTEN immunohistochemical protein expression...
February 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121081/familial-melanoma-and-multiple-primary-melanoma
#17
Paola DE Simone, Michele Valiante, Vitaliano Silipo
Cutaneous Melanoma (CM) is the most deadly of the common skin cancers and its incidence is rising worldwide contributing to significant health care burden (2). CM is considered the most lethal skin cancer if it is not detected and treated during its early stages (2). Susceptibility to CM is also associated with an increased presence of atypical nevi and the occurrence of multiple primary melanoma. Personal history of CM increases 5-8% the risk of developing a second melanoma. Finally, family history of melanoma has been widely associated with an increased melanoma risk (1)...
January 24, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117445/dermatologist-level-classification-of-skin-cancer-with-deep-neural-networks
#18
Andre Esteva, Brett Kuprel, Roberto A Novoa, Justin Ko, Susan M Swetter, Helen M Blau, Sebastian Thrun
Skin cancer, the most common human malignancy, is primarily diagnosed visually, beginning with an initial clinical screening and followed potentially by dermoscopic analysis, a biopsy and histopathological examination. Automated classification of skin lesions using images is a challenging task owing to the fine-grained variability in the appearance of skin lesions. Deep convolutional neural networks (CNNs) show potential for general and highly variable tasks across many fine-grained object categories. Here we demonstrate classification of skin lesions using a single CNN, trained end-to-end from images directly, using only pixels and disease labels as inputs...
February 2, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114636/tattoo-artists-approach-to-melanocytic-nevi
#19
Westley S Mori, Kaitlin Vaughan Peters, Laura Korb Ferris, Timothy J Patton
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 18, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093638/depletion-of-p42-3-gene-inhibits-proliferation-and-invasion-in-melanoma-cells
#20
Hui Liu, Min Zhu, Zhongwu Li, Yan Wang, Rui Xing, Youyong Lu, Weicheng Xue
PURPOSE: The p42.3 gene is identified recently, and the upregulated expression has been characterized in a variety of human cancers and embryonic tissues but not yet in malignant melanoma. In this study, we explored the role of p42.3 gene in the development of melanoma. METHODS: The expression of p42.3 was detected by immunohistochemistry staining of 261 cases of patient lesions, including nevi and melanoma, and its correlation with clinical pathological characteristics and prognosis was analyzed...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
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