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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323902/no-prognostic-value-added-by-vitamin-d-pathway-snps-to-current-prognostic-system-for-melanoma-survival
#1
Li Luo, Irene Orlow, Peter A Kanetsky, Nancy E Thomas, Shenying Fang, Jeffrey E Lee, Marianne Berwick, Ji-Hyun Lee
The prognostic improvement attributed to genetic markers over current prognostic system has not been well studied for melanoma. The goal of this study is to evaluate the added prognostic value of Vitamin D Pathway (VitD) SNPs to currently known clinical and demographic factors such as age, sex, Breslow thickness, mitosis and ulceration (CDF). We utilized two large independent well-characterized melanoma studies: the Genes, Environment, and Melanoma (GEM) and MD Anderson studies, and performed variable selection of VitD pathway SNPs and CDF using Random Survival Forest (RSF) method in addition to Cox proportional hazards models...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319285/color-doppler-ultrasound-early-diagnoses-simulator-of-proliferative-nodule-in-congenital-melanocytic-nevus
#2
P Giavedoni, L Aranibar, X Wortsman
Congenital melanocytic nevus (CMN) is a benign proliferation of cutaneous melanocytes that arises as the result of abnormal growth, development, or migration of melanoblasts (1) . They are clinically evident at birth and usually produce a high degree of stress among physicians and parents due to the risk of malignant transformation. In spite that the actual lifetime risk of developing melanoma from a small or medium-sized CMN is unknown, and some reports estimate this risk to be less than 5%, any recent-onset palpable nodule in a CMN may be worrisome...
March 20, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314913/laser-and-light-based-therapy-for-cutaneous-and-soft-tissue-metastases-of-malignant-melanoma-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Evan Austin, Andrew Mamalis, Derek Ho, Jared Jagdeo
Invasive cutaneous melanoma is a growing health concern. Although surgical excision can effectively treat in situ tumors, use for metastatic melanoma is limited. Laser and light-based therapies may be a valuable palliative treatment option for patients with stage III and stage IV cutaneous metastatic melanoma. Our goal is to review the published literature and provide evidence-based recommendations on laser and light-based palliative therapies for metastatic melanoma. A search of the databases Pubmed, EMBASE, Web of Science, and CINAHL was performed on March 10, 2016...
March 17, 2017: Archives of Dermatological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314541/risk-of-subsequent-primary-kidney-cancer-after-another-malignancy-a-population-based-study
#4
Omar Abdel-Rahman
BACKGROUND: Population-based data on the development of kidney cancer as a second malignant neoplasm following the diagnosis of other common malignancies are rare. This clinical scenario has been evaluated within the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The SEER-9 database (1973-2013) was queried using the SEER*Stat program to determine the standardized incidence ratios (SIRs) of kidney cancer development following each one of 10 common invasive malignancies (colorectal, breast, prostate, lung, thyroid, corpus uteri, urinary bladder, kidney/renal pelvis, cutaneous melanoma, and non-Hodgkin lymphoma)...
February 27, 2017: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302385/primary-cutaneous-interdigitating-dendritic-cell-sarcoma-is-a-morphologic-and-phenotypic-simulator-of-poorly-differentiated-metastatic-melanoma-a-report-of-2-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
#5
REVIEW
Cynthia M Magro, Luke C Olson, Gerard Nuovo, Garron J Solomon
Interdigitating dendritic cell sarcoma (IDS) is a rare form of hematologic malignancy associated with an aggressive clinical course. Only 4 prior cases have been described as originating in the skin. We encountered two male patients ages 47 and 61years of age who presented with solitary cutaneous neoplasms diagnosed as IDS. Histologic exam showed a coalescing nested and multinodular proliferation of large pleomorphic epithelioid cells. In one case an initial diagnosis of melanoma was rendered. A recurrence 8months later was then interpreted as a primary cutaneous IDS...
February 20, 2017: Annals of Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301875/reply-to-comment-on-the-burden-of-occupationally-related-cutaneous-malignant-melanoma-in-britain-due-to-solar-radiation-outdoor-occupation-may-not-be-linked-to-increased-risk-of-melanoma-in-britain
#6
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301872/comment-on-the-burden-of-occupationally-related-cutaneous-malignant-melanoma-in-britain-due-to-solar-radiation
#7
William B Grant
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 16, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301211/clinical-and-imaging-features-of-noncutaneous-melanoma
#8
Vincenzo K Wong, Meghan G Lubner, Christine O Menias, Vincent M Mellnick, Tabassum A Kennedy, Sanjeev Bhalla, Perry J Pickhardt
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to summarize the epidemiologic characteristics, clinical aspects, and radiologic appearance of as well as the management considerations and differential diagnoses for noncutaneous primary melanomas occurring at specific anatomic sites. Primary ocular, sinonasal, meningeal, biliary, adrenal, alimentary tract, and genitourinary melanomas are highlighted. CONCLUSION: Noncutaneous primary melanomas are a complex group of malignancies with biologic findings that are unique when compared with findings for cutaneous melanomas...
March 16, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300909/multiple-cutaneous-melanomas-associated-with-gastric-and-brain-metastases
#9
Lara Caroline Grander, Fernanda Cabral, Alice Paixão Lisboa, Gabrielle Vale, Carlos Baptista Barcaui, Juan Manuel Pineiro Maceira
The occurrence of multiple primary melanomas in a single individual is rare. Most commonly, malignant melanocytic lesions subsequent to the initial diagnosis of melanoma are secondary cutaneous metastases. We report a patient with gastrointestinal bleeding from gastric metastasis of cutaneous melanoma. During clinical evaluation and staging, we discovered a brain metastasis associated with 3 synchronous primary cutaneous melanomas. We suggest the research on the mutation in the cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor 2A (CDKN2A) (INK4a) in such cases...
September 2016: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299306/expression-of-estrogen-receptor-alpha-in-malignant-melanoma
#10
Parvin Rajabi, Marzieh Bagheri, Mohsen Hani
BACKGROUND: Features of malignant melanoma (MM) vary in the different geographic regions of the world. This may be attributable to environmental, ethnic, and genetic factors. The aim of this study was to determine the expression of estrogen receptor alpha (ER-α) in MM in Isfahan, Iran. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was planned as a descriptive, analytical, cross-sectional investigation. During this study, paraffin-embedded tissue blocks of patients with a histopathologic diagnosis of MM was studied for ER-α using immunohistochemistry (IHC)...
2017: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296713/whole-exome-sequencing-identifies-recurrent-sf3b1-r625-mutation-and-comutation-of-nf1-and-kit-in-mucosal-melanoma
#11
Jennifer D Hintzsche, Nicholas T Gorden, Carol M Amato, Jihye Kim, Kelsey E Wuensch, Steven E Robinson, Allison J Applegate, Kasey L Couts, Theresa M Medina, Keith R Wells, Joshua A Wisell, Martin D McCarter, Neil F Box, Yiqun G Shellman, Rene C Gonzalez, Karl D Lewis, John J Tentler, Aik Choon Tan, William A Robinson
Mucosal melanomas are a rare subtype of melanoma, arising in mucosal tissues, which have a very poor prognosis due to the lack of effective targeted therapies. This study aimed to better understand the molecular landscape of these cancers and find potential new therapeutic targets. Whole-exome sequencing was performed on mucosal melanomas from 19 patients and 135 sun-exposed cutaneous melanomas, with matched peripheral blood samples when available. Mutational profiles were compared between mucosal subgroups and sun-exposed cutaneous melanomas...
March 14, 2017: Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295542/unexpected-recalcitrant-course-of-drug-induced-erythema-multiforme-like-eruption-and-interstitial-pneumonia-sequentially-occurring-after-nivolumab-therapy
#12
Hisashi Nomura, Hayato Takahashi, Satsuki Suzuki, Yuichi Kurihara, Shotaro Chubachi, Ichiro Kawada, Hiroyuki Yasuda, Tomoko Betsuyaku, Masayuki Amagai, Takeru Funakoshi
Vemurafenib improves survival of melanoma patients. However, cutaneous side-effects commonly occur in them. Nivolumab and ipilimumab are monoclonal antibodies against programmed death 1 and cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated antigen 4, both of which regulate excessive T-cell activation. Although these agents induce antitumor immunity against melanoma, the modified immune condition may result in an unexpected adverse reaction which has not been observed previously. Herein, we report a case who manifested severe erythema multiforme-like eruption with mucosal involvement associated with vemurafenib following nivolumab...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295515/two-cases-of-melanomas-paradoxically-metastasizing-to-the-intestinal-tract-during-nivolumab-therapy
#13
Hajime Miyazawa, Teruki Yanagi, Yasuyuki Yamaguchi, Keisuke Imafuku, Shinya Kitamura, Hiroo Hata, Jiro Uehara, Nobuki Ichikawa, Yosuke Ohno, Tadashi Yoshida, Shigenori Homma, Hideki Kawamura, Akinobu Taketomi, Hiroshi Shimizu
We report two cases of melanomas in patients who developed intestinal metastasis despite other metastatic sites responding to nivolumab and despite the patients having favorable findings such as vitiligo and normal lactate dehydrogenase. The first case is an 85-year-old man who had been administrated nivolumab for lung/cutaneous metastases. After 22 courses of nivolumab therapy, fever and anorexia had appeared and his bodyweight had decreased. An intussusception on the ileocecal valve was revealed by computed tomography, and emergency surgery revealed metastatic lesions on the colon...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295169/characteristic-features-of-cutaneous-melanoma-in-a-dermatology-referral-centre-in-tehran-iran
#14
Kambiz Kamyab, Sheyda Kazemi, Pourya Azimi, Arghavan Azizpour, Narges Ghandi, Elham Pirooz, Pedram Noormohammadpour, Mostafa Mirshams-Shahshahani, Maryam Daneshpazhooh
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: The characteristics of cutaneous melanoma in the Middle-Eastern countries is poorly described. Therefore we conducted this study to determine the characteristics of melanoma in Iran. METHODS: A retrospective, cross sectional study of melanoma patients seen at a tertiary referral centre, Iran, from May 2004 to October 2014. Clinical data included age and gender of the patients at the time of diagnosis, tumour location and tumour size. Histological characteristics included Breslow thickness, Clark level and subtype of tumour...
March 15, 2017: Australasian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294289/hypofractionated-radiotherapy-in-older-patients-with-non-melanoma-skin-cancer-less-is-better
#15
Michael Veness
Radiotherapy is a non-surgical option for patients with non-melanoma skin cancer. Lesions in middle-aged to older patients with good performance status are typically prescribed 4-5 weeks of outpatient weekday treatment. Daily radiotherapy fraction sizes of 2-3 Gy are recommended to decrease the late cutaneous consequences such as in-field hypopigmentation and telangiectasia. In elderly, often unwell patients, these concerns are less of an issue and larger fraction sizes (5-7 Gy), referred to as hypofractionation, can be delivered over a shorter time yet still achieve excellent in-field control and improve a patient's quality of life and avoid the need for surgery...
March 9, 2017: Australasian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292569/indocyanine-green-applications-in-plastic-surgery-a-review-of-the-literature
#16
Pierre Burnier, Jérémy Niddam, Romain Bosc, Barbara Hersant, Jean-Paul Meningaud
INTRODUCTION: Use of indocyanine green (ICG) near-infrared fluorescence as a dye to assess tissue vascularization is now well standardized. The aim of this literature review was to review and resume the most recent recommendations for ICG use in its plastic surgery applications. METHODS: A systematic literature review was performed using Medline, EMBASE, and PubMed databases to obtain the latest recommendations for ICG in plastic surgery. Inclusion criteria were all articles written in English language that evaluated pre-, intra-, or postoperative ICG applications in surgical procedures usually performed by plastic surgeons...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291064/scrotal-melanoma-a-systematic-review-of-presentation-treatment-and-outcomes
#17
Joseph Zikry, Lance W Chapman, Dorota Z Korta, Janellen Smith
BACKGROUND: Primary male genital melanomas are rare. Of these, scrotal melanoma is the least common, and is unfortunately often detected late in the disease course. OBJECTIVE: To assess the clinical presentation, treatment modalities, and outcome of scrotal melanoma to aid clinician management. METHODS: Systematic literature review of PubMed, yielding 23 cases, of which 20 met the inclusion criteria. RESULTS: Although previously thought to have the best outcome of genitourinary melanomas, scrotal melanomas are associated with high mortality and late presentation...
March 13, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290624/thick-melanoma-in-tuscany
#18
Alessandra Chiarugi, Paolo Nardini, Lorenzo Borgognoni, Paola Brandani, Gianni Gerlini, Pietro Rubegni, Arianna Lamberti, Camilla Salvini, Giovanni Lo Scocco, Roberto Cecchi, Riccardo Sirna, Stefano Lorenzi, Riccardo Gattai, Silvio Battistini, Emanuele Crocetti
BACKGROUND: The epidemiologic trends of cutaneous melanoma are similar in several countries with a Western-type life style, where there is a progressive increasing incidence and a low but not decreasing mor- tality, or somewhere an increase too, especially in the older age groups. Also in Tuscany there is a steady rise in incidence with prevalence of in situ and invasive thin melanomas, with also an increase of thick melanomas. It is necessary to reduce the frequency of thick melanomas to reduce specific mortality...
March 14, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290623/sequential-monitoring-of-pigmented-lesions-during-dabrafenib-treatment-a-prospective-study-and-a-literature-overview
#19
Emi Dika, Martina Lambertini, Pier A Fanti, Bianca M Piraccini, Carlotta Gurioli, Giulia M Ravaioli, Marco A Chessa, Alessandro Traniello Gradassi, Barbara Melotti, Francesca Sperandi, Annalisa Patrizi
BACKGROUND: Targeted therapies in melanoma have shown clinical benefit in incrementing the overall survival of metastatic patients. However, cutaneous adverse events have been frequently associated with these drugs. METHODS: We report our experience in the management of patients treated with dabrafenib for metastatic melanoma, focusing on the monitoring of pigmented lesions. Dermatologic evaluation was performed during the first visit, at the start of each treatment and subsequently after every four weeks...
March 14, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290622/melanoma-and-melanocytic-nevi-in-paediatric-patients-a-single-institution-experience
#20
Paola Sgubbi, Francesco Savoia, Emi Dika, Iria Neri, Pier A Fanti, Annalisa Patrizi
BACKGROUND: Melanoma is an infrequent neoplasm in children and adolescents. The number of consultancies for melanocytic nevi control in the paediatric population is increased by the major anxiety of parents and paediatricians. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed in order to evaluate the incidence rate of melanoma, Spitz nevi, congenital and acquired melanocytic nevi in patients aged 14 years or less and referred to our institution from April 2010 to September 2015...
March 14, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
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