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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432169/primary-malignant-melanoma-of-the-cervix-a-rare-disease
#1
Ivo Julião, Sonia Dias Carvalho, Vanda Patricio, Ana Raimundo
Malignant melanoma (MM) arising primarily in the cervix is exceedingly rare and has a poor prognosis. We report the case of a primary MM of the cervix in a 64-year-old woman with vaginal bleeding. She presented with a cervical amelanotic lesion which on biopsy rendered the diagnosis of MM. The patient was staged as International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics IIB and underwent Wertheim-Meigshysterectomy followed by brachytherapy. One year later, she was diagnosed with a large pelvic relapse for which surgery was performed...
April 21, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426905/acantholytic-dyskeratotic-acanthoma-a-possible-skin-adverse-event-of-vemurafenib-treatment
#2
Takaya Komori, Atsushi Otsuka, Yo Kaku, Tetsuya Honda, Kenji Kabashima
Acantholytic dyskeratotic acanthoma (ADA) is a solitary small papule that is pathologically characterized by dyskeratosis with acantholytic acanthosis (1). Vemulafenib is a specific inhibitor of BRAF protein kinase with V600E mutation and is administered to treat metastatic melanoma. Various skin adverse events associated with vemurafenib, including acantholysis and flare up of Darier's disease, have been reported (2, 3). Here we report a case of ADA that developed during vemulafenib treatment for metastatic melanoma...
April 20, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419674/prognostic-risk-factors-of-first-recurrence-in-patients-with-primary-stage-i-ii-cutaneous-malignant-melanoma-from-the-population-based-swedish-melanoma-register
#3
J Lyth, M Falk, M Maroti, H Eriksson, C Ingvar
BACKGROUND: Prognostic factors in patients with localised primary cutaneous malignant melanoma (CMM) are well described. However, prognostic factors for recurrence are less documented. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to identify prognostic risk factors for first recurrence in patients with localised stage I-II CMM using population-based data. METHODS: This study included 1 437 CMM patients registered in one region of Sweden during 1999-2012 followed-up through December 31, 2012...
April 17, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417551/morbidity-and-mortality-after-treatment-of-ewing-sarcoma-a-single-institution-experience
#4
Danielle Novetsky Friedman, Katherine Chastain, Joanne F Chou, Chaya S Moskowitz, Roberto Adsuar, Leonard H Wexler, Alexander J Chou, Amelia DeRosa, Joanne Candela, Heather Magnan, Shawn Pun, Tamara Kahan, Suzanne L Wolden, Paul A Meyers, Kevin C Oeffinger
BACKGROUND: Children, adolescents, and young adults treated for Ewing sarcoma (ES) are at risk for disease-related and treatment-related complications. We aimed to describe early and late overall mortality, cause-specific mortality, and key adverse health outcomes in a large, single-institutional cohort of patients with ES. METHODS: Patients with ES diagnosed at age less than 40 years and treated at Memorial Sloan Kettering between 1974 and 2012 were included. Overall survival was estimated using Kaplan-Meier methods...
April 18, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416343/pigmented-epithelioid-melanocytoma-animal-type-melanoma-an-institutional-experience
#5
Michael J Bax, Marc D Brown, Paul G Rothberg, Todd S Laughlin, Glynis A Scott
BACKGROUND: Pigmented epithelioid melanocytoma (PEM) is an uncommon, recently described entity with unknown biologic behavior. There is a high rate of regional metastases, but limited evidence of distant metastases or disease-related death. OBJECTIVE: We sought to report our series of patients given a diagnosis of PEM at our institution and provide mutational analysis of genes commonly implicated in melanoma in 2 cases. METHODS: The pathology database was queried for cases of PEM diagnosed at the University of Rochester...
April 14, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412758/endoscopic-diagnosis-of-primary-anorectal-melanoma
#6
Wang Sheng, Sun Siyu, Liu Xiang, Ge Nan, Wang Guoxin, Guo Jintao, Liu Wen, Wang Shupeng
OBJECTIVE: The present study retrospectively analyzed case data from 12 patients diagnosed with anorectal melanoma, with the purpose of identifying key diagnostic features at endoscopy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Images from colonoscopy were reviewed for all patients in order to establish the endoscopic features of primary anorectal melanoma. For the patients whose colonoscopic examinations included endoscopic ultrasound, images were examined to characterize lesions and the depth of infiltration, the results of which were compared with pathological findings after operative resection...
February 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412746/kr%C3%A3-ppel-like-factor-4-klf4-regulates-the-mir-183-96-182-cluster-under-physiologic-and-pathologic-conditions
#7
Miguel F Segura, Luz Jubierre, SiDe Li, Aroa Soriano, Lisa Koetz, Avital Gaziel-Sovran, Marc Masanas, Kevin Kleffman, John F Dankert, Martin J Walsh, Eva Hernando
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of endogenous non-coding small RNAs that post-transcriptionally control the translation and stability of target mRNAs in a sequence-dependent manner. MiRNAs are essential for key cellular processes including proliferation, differentiation, cell death and metabolism, among others. Consequently, alterations of miRNA expression contribute to developmental defects and a myriad of diseases.The expression of miRNAs can be altered by several mechanisms including gene copy number alterations, aberrant DNA methylation, defects of the miRNA processing machinery or unscheduled expression of transcription factors...
February 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409567/sf3b1-and-bap1-mutations-in-blue-nevus-like-melanoma
#8
Klaus G Griewank, Hansgeorg Müller, Louise A Jackett, Michael Emberger, Inga Möller, Johannes Ap van de Nes, Lisa Zimmer, Elisabeth Livingstone, Thomas Wiesner, Simone L Scholz, Ioana Cosgarea, Antje Sucker, Tobias Schimming, Uwe Hillen, Bastian Schilling, Annette Paschen, Henning Reis, Thomas Mentzel, Heinz Kutzner, Arno Rütten, Rajmohan Murali, Richard A Scolyer, Dirk Schadendorf
Blue nevi are melanocytic tumors originating in the cutaneous dermis. Malignant tumors may arise in association with or resembling blue nevi, so called 'blue nevus-like melanoma', which can metastasize and result in patient death. Identifying which tumors will behave in a clinically aggressive manner can be challenging. Identifying genetic alterations in such tumors may assist in their diagnosis and prognostication. Blue nevi are known to be genetically related to uveal melanomas (eg, both harboring GNAQ and GNA11 mutations)...
April 14, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407793/the-diagnosis-and-management-of-the-spitz-nevus-in-the-pediatric-population-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis%C3%A2-protocol
#9
Jean Abboud, Michael Stein, Michele Ramien, Claudia Malic
BACKGROUND: Spitz nevi are uncommon melanocytic neoplasms found in children. Historically, the diagnosis and management of these tumors has lacked consensus among oncologists, pathologists, plastic surgeons, and dermatologists. Once interpreted and treated as a "juvenile melanoma", many have argued for the benignancy of such tumors in certain patient age groups, encouraging a conservative approach. The lack of consensus surrounding the diagnosis and perceived malignant potential of these tumors has led physicians to approach them on a case-by-case basis and institutional protocols...
April 13, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404865/dual-angiopoietin-2-and-vegfa-inhibition-elicits-antitumor-immunity-that-is-enhanced-by-pd-1-checkpoint-blockade
#10
Martina Schmittnaegel, Nicolò Rigamonti, Ece Kadioglu, Antonino Cassará, Céline Wyser Rmili, Anna Kiialainen, Yvonne Kienast, Hans-Joachim Mueller, Chia-Huey Ooi, Damya Laoui, Michele De Palma
Pathological angiogenesis is a hallmark of cancer and a therapeutic target. Vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGFA) and angiopoietin-2 (ANGPT2; also known as ANG2) are proangiogenic cytokines that sustain tumor angiogenesis and limit antitumor immunity. We show that combined ANGPT2 and VEGFA blockade by a bispecific antibody (A2V) provided superior therapeutic benefits, as compared to the single agents, in both genetically engineered and transplant tumor models, including metastatic breast cancer (MMTV-PyMT), pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor (RIP1-Tag2), and melanoma...
April 12, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403068/malignant-melanoma-in-african-americans-a-population-based-clinical-outcomes-study-involving-1106-african-american-patients-from-the-surveillance-epidemiology-and-end-result-seer-database-1988-2011
#11
Krishnaraj Mahendraraj, Komal Sidhu, Christine S M Lau, Georgia J McRoy, Ronald S Chamberlain, Franz O Smith
Malignant melanoma accounts for 75% of all skin cancer deaths and is potentially curable if identified early. Although melanoma is rare in African-Americans (AA), it is associated with a worse prognosis than in Caucasians. This study examines the demographic, pathologic, and clinical factors impacting AA melanoma outcomes.Data for 1106 AA and 212,721 Caucasian cutaneous melanoma patients were abstracted from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Result (SEER) database (1988-2011). Data were grouped on the basis of histological subtypes: "Superficial Spreading" (SS), "Nodular" (NM), "Lentigo Maligna" (LM), "Acral Lentiginous" (AL), and "Not otherwise specified" (NOS)...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394346/post-translational-modification-of-hint1-mediates-activation-of-mitf-transcriptional-activity-in-human-melanoma-cells
#12
A Motzik, E Amir, T Erlich, J Wang, B-G Kim, J M Han, J H Kim, H Nechushtan, M Guo, E Razin, S Tshori
Microphthalmia transcription factor (MITF) is a basic helix-loop-helix leucine zipper (bHLH-Zip) DNA-binding protein. This transcription factor plays a crucial role in the physiological and pathological functions of distinct cell types. MITF transcriptional activity is inhibited by the histidine triad nucleotide-binding protein 1 (HINT1) through direct binding. We previously reported that this association is disrupted by the binding of the second messenger Ap4A to HINT1. Ap4A is mainly produced in the mammalian cells by S207-phosphorylated Lysyl-tRNA synthetase...
April 10, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385366/prognostic-factors-in-head-and-neck-mucosal-malignant-melanoma
#13
Şenol Çomoğlu, Beldan Polat, Mehmet Çelik, Bayram Şahin, Necati Enver, Meryem Nesil Keleş, Şule Öztürk Sarı
OBJECTIVE: Primary mucosal malignant melanoma of the head and neck (HN-PMMM) is an aggressive and uncommon neoplasm. Herein, we present a series of 33 patients and the results of treatment, and aimed to determine prognostic factors in HN-PMMM. METHODS: Patients who were diagnosed as having HN-PMMM in our reference hospital, between 2005 and 2014 were evaluated. Thirty-three of these patients who had follow-up data were included. Surgical margin status was extracted from the original pathology reports...
April 3, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376556/-uveal-melanoma-cell-under-oxidative-stress-influence-of-vegf-and-vegf-inhibitors
#14
M Dithmer, A M Kirsch, L Gräfenstein, F Wang, H Schmidt, S E Coupland, S Fuchs, J Roider, A K Klettner
Background The role of oxidative stress in cancer is complex. While the pathological alterations induced by oxidative stress may be involved in the induction of tumours, in the late stages of tumour development, it can facilitate the loss of tumour cells and might even prevent metastasis. Tumour cells show metabolic alterations, often inducing an increased production of reactive oxygen species, which makes these cells particularly vulnerable to additional oxidative stress. This is an important mode of action in the use of many chemotherapeutics and in the application of ionizing radiation...
April 4, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373787/multimodality-imaging-evaluation-of-a-primary-cardiac-lymphoma
#15
Paolo Ciancarella, Armando Fusco, Daniele Citraro, Massimiliano Sperandio, Roberto Floris
Primary cardiac lymphoma is a rare form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma that involves the heart with extension to pericardium and great vessels. Prognosis is poor in the absence of a prompt diagnosis and adequate therapy. Differential diagnosis includes malignant neoplasms such as angiosarcoma or metastatic carcinoma and melanoma. Clinical manifestations may be heterogeneous. Multimodality imaging work-up represents the best method for tumor detection and evaluation of its size and extension: echocardiography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and nuclear imaging are the best imaging tools...
April 2017: Journal of the Saudi Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371113/simulated-sunlight-mediated-photodynamic-therapy-for-melanoma-skin-cancer-by-titanium-dioxide-nanoparticle-gold-nanocluster-graphene-heterogeneous-nanocomposites
#16
Yan Cheng, Yun Chang, Yanlin Feng, Ning Liu, Xiujuan Sun, Yuqing Feng, Xi Li, Haiyuan Zhang
Simulated sunlight has promise as a light source able to alleviate the severe pain associated with patients during photodynamic therapy (PDT); however, low sunlight utilization efficiency of traditional photosensitizers dramatically limits its application. Titanium-dioxide-nanoparticle-gold-nanocluster-graphene (TAG) heterogeneous nanocomposites are designed to efficiently utilize simulated sunlight for melanoma skin cancer PDT. The narrow band gap in gold nanoclusters (Au NCs), and staggered energy bands between Au NCs, titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TiO2 NPs), and graphene can result in efficient utilization of simulated sunlight and separation of electron-hole pairs, facilitating the production of abundant hydroxyl and superoxide radicals...
March 31, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368280/x-ray-crystal-structure-of-human-calcium-bound-s100a1
#17
Zephan Melville, Ehson Aligholizadeh, Laura E McKnight, Dylan J Weber, Edwin Pozharski, David J Weber
S100A1 is a member of the S100 family of Ca(2+)-binding proteins and regulates several cellular processes, including those involved in Ca(2+) signaling and cardiac and skeletal muscle function. In Alzheimer's disease, brain S100A1 is overexpressed and gives rise to disease pathologies, making it a potential therapeutic target. The 2.25 Å resolution crystal structure of Ca(2+)-S100A1 is solved here and is compared with the structures of other S100 proteins, most notably S100B, which is a highly homologous S100-family member that is implicated in the progression of malignant melanoma...
April 1, 2017: Acta Crystallographica. Section F, Structural Biology Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365395/clinicopathological-and-immunohistochemical-analysis-of-oral-melanocytic-nevi-and-review-of-the-literature
#18
M Amérigo-Góngora, G Machuca-Portillo, D Torres-Lagares, P Lesclous, J Amérigo-Navarro, R González-Cámpora
INTRODUCTION: Oral melanocytic nevi (OMNs) are uncommon benign melanocytic tumors, histologically similar to their cutaneous counterparts. The aim of this study was twofold: to contribute to the epidemiology with a literature review with the first Spanish series of OMNs, and to report on clinicopathological, immunohistochemical and demographic findings. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of cases attended over the period 1999-2010 was carried out using data drawn from the pathology unit files at two public hospitals in the Spanish region of Andalusia, serving between them a population of 823...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350816/multi-channel-mri-segmentation-of-eye-structures-and-tumors-using-patient-specific-features
#19
Carlos Ciller, Sandro De Zanet, Konstantinos Kamnitsas, Philippe Maeder, Ben Glocker, Francis L Munier, Daniel Rueckert, Jean-Philippe Thiran, Meritxell Bach Cuadra, Raphael Sznitman
Retinoblastoma and uveal melanoma are fast spreading eye tumors usually diagnosed by using 2D Fundus Image Photography (Fundus) and 2D Ultrasound (US). Diagnosis and treatment planning of such diseases often require additional complementary imaging to confirm the tumor extend via 3D Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). In this context, having automatic segmentations to estimate the size and the distribution of the pathological tissue would be advantageous towards tumor characterization. Until now, the alternative has been the manual delineation of eye structures, a rather time consuming and error-prone task, to be conducted in multiple MRI sequences simultaneously...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350068/concurrence-of-chromosome%C3%A2-3%C3%A2-and%C3%A2-4-aberrations-in-human-uveal-melanoma
#20
Eva Sipos, Kata Hegyi, Andrea Treszl, Zita Steiber, Gabor Mehes, Nikoletta Dobos, Klara Fodor, Gabor Olah, Lorant Szekvolgyi, Andrew V Schally, Gabor Halmos
Uveal melanoma (UM) is the most common primary intraocular malignancy with a very poor prognosis. The most frequent chromosome aberration in UM is the monosomy of chromosome 3. Previously, we demonstrated that ~50% of UMs express type-I receptor for luteinizing hormone‑releasing hormone (LH-RH-R). The gene encoding LH-RH-R is located in chromosome 4 (location: 4q21.2); however, the occurrence of numerical aberrations of chromosome 4 have never been studied in UM. In the present study, we investigated the abnormalities of chromosome 3 and 4, and the possible correlation between them, as well as with LH-RH-R expression...
April 2017: Oncology Reports
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