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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229253/the-biology-of-uveal-melanoma
#1
Adriana Amaro, Rosaria Gangemi, Francesca Piaggio, Giovanna Angelini, Gaia Barisione, Silvano Ferrini, Ulrich Pfeffer
Uveal melanoma (UM), a rare cancer of the eye, is distinct from cutaneous melanoma by its etiology, the mutation frequency and profile, and its clinical behavior including resistance to targeted therapy and immune checkpoint blockers. Primary disease is efficiently controlled by surgery or radiation therapy, but about half of UMs develop distant metastasis mostly to the liver. Survival of patients with metastasis is below 1 year and has not improved in decades. Recent years have brought a deep understanding of UM biology characterized by initiating mutations in the G proteins GNAQ and GNA11...
February 22, 2017: Cancer Metastasis Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225967/synchronous-melanomas-arising-within-nevus-spilus
#2
Maria Helena Toda Sanches de Brito, Cecília Silva Nunes de Moura Dionísio, Cândida Margarida Branco Martins Fernandes, Joana Cintia Monteiro Ferreira, Maria Joaninha Madalena de Palma Mendonça da Costa Rosa, Maria Manuela Antunes Pecegueiro da Silva Garcia
Nevus spilus is a melanocytic cutaneous lesion consisting of a light brown background macule with numerous superimposed darker maculopapular speckles. Melanoma arising from a nevus spilus is rare, with less than 40 cases reported to date. The absolute risk for malignant transformation is not well defined, lacking a standardized management approach. We report a new case of melanoma arising from nevus spilus, with the additional peculiarity of multifocality. We offer our recommendations for the management of the condition...
January 2017: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224364/the-impact-of-smoking-on-sentinel-node-metastasis-of-primary-cutaneous-melanoma
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Maris S Jones, Peter C Jones, Stacey L Stern, David Elashoff, Dave S B Hoon, John Thompson, Nicola Mozzillo, Omgo E Nieweg, Dirk Noyes, Harald J Hoekstra, Jonathan S Zager, Daniel F Roses, Alessandro Testori, Brendon J Coventry, Mark B Smithers, Robert Andtbacka, Doreen Agnese, Erwin Schultz, Eddy C Hsueh, Mark Kelley, Schlomo Schneebaum, Lisa Jacobs, Tawnya Bowles, Mohammed Kashani-Sabet, Douglas Johnson, Mark B Faries
BACKGROUND: Although a well-established causative relationship exists between smoking and several epithelial cancers, the association of smoking with metastatic progression in melanoma is not well studied. We hypothesized that smokers would be at increased risk for melanoma metastasis as assessed by sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy. METHODS: Data from the first international Multicenter Selective Lymphadenectomy Trial (MSLT-I) and the screening-phase of the second trial (MSLT-II) were analyzed to determine the association of smoking with clinicopathologic variables and SLN metastasis...
February 21, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221211/a-rare-case-of-ck20-ck7-double-negative-merkel-cell-carcinoma
#4
Mary D Le, Luke H OʼSteen, David S Cassarino
The authors present a case of Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) with unique immunohistochemical staining characteristics. A 57-year-old woman presented with a firm 0.3 cm tan papule on her left nasal-labial fold that was reportedly increasing in size and bleeding. She had a history of multiple head and neck actinic keratoses, papillary thyroid carcinoma, and a family history of an uncle with melanoma. The clinical differential diagnosis was "non-melanoma skin cancer." Histological examination showed a markedly atypical-appearing basaloid neoplasm, present mostly in the dermis, with focal pagetoid spread into the epidermis...
March 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218741/identification-of-micrornas-associated-with-invasive-and-aggressive-phenotype-in-cutaneous-melanoma-by-next-generation-sequencing
#5
Sankhiros Babapoor, Rong Wu, James Kozubek, Donna Auidi, Jane M Grant-Kels, Soheil S Dadras
A comprehensive repertoire of human microRNAs (miRNAs) that could be involved in early melanoma invasion into the dermis remains unknown. To this end, we sequenced small RNAs (18-30 nucleotides) isolated from an annotated series of invasive melanomas (average invasive depth, 2.0 mm), common melanocytic nevi, and matched normal skin (n=28). Our previously established bioinformatics pipeline identified 765 distinct mature known miRNAs and defined a set of top 40 list that clearly segregated melanomas into thin (0...
February 20, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218707/fkbp51-immunohistochemical-expression-a-new-prognostic-biomarker-for-oscc
#6
Daniela Russo, Francesco Merolla, Massimo Mascolo, Gennaro Ilardi, Simona Romano, Silvia Varricchio, Virginia Napolitano, Angela Celetti, Loredana Postiglione, Pier Paolo Di Lorenzo, Luigi Califano, Giovanni Orabona Dell'Aversana, Fabio Astarita, Maria Fiammetta Romano, Stefania Staibano
Up-to-date, several molecular markers of prognosis have been studied in Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma (OSCC), but none entered in the clinical setting. Therapy of OSCC tumors mainly relies on surgery, radiotherapy and partially on chemotherapy; there is an urgent need for biomarkers able to better stratify OSCC patients' risk to address targeted therapeutic strategies. The role of immune response in the pathogenesis and biological behavior of OSCC has been investigated by several authors, and promising results have been obtained with immune checkpoint inhibitors...
February 18, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218469/diagnostic-accuracy-of-reflectance-confocal-microscopy-using-vivascope-for-detecting-and-monitoring-skin-lesions-a-systematic-review
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S J Edwards, G Osei-Assibey, R Patalay, V Wakefield, C Karner
BACKGROUND: Skin cancer is one of the most common cancers in the UK. Patients with suspicious skin lesions are assessed clinically with/without dermoscopy, and lesions still considered suspicious are then surgically removed or have the diagnosis confirmed by a punch biopsy. AIM: To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of the in vivo VivaScope(©) reflective confocal microscopy (RCM) system, a noninvasive technology designed to provide a more accurate presurgical diagnosis, leading to fewer biopsies of benign lesions, or to provide greater accuracy for lesion margins...
February 20, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218395/coffee-tea-and-melanoma-risk-findings-from-the-european-prospective-investigation-into-cancer-and-nutrition
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Saverio Caini, Giovanna Masala, Calogero Saieva, Marina Kvaskoff, Isabelle Savoye, Carlotta Sacerdote, Oskar Hemmingsson, Bodil Hammer Bech, Kim Overvad, Anne Tjønneland, Kristina E N Petersen, Francesca Romana Mancini, Marie-Christine Boutron-Ruault, Iris Cervenka, Rudolf Kaaks, Tilman Kühn, Heiner Boeing, Anna Floegel, Antonia Trichopoulou, Elisavet Valanou, Maria Kritikou, Giovanna Tagliabue, Salvatore Panico, Rosario Tumino, H Bas Bueno-de-Mesquita, Petra H Peeters, Marit B Veierød, Reza Ghiasvand, Marko Lukic, José Ramón Quirós, Maria-Dolores Chirlaque, Eva Ardanaz, Elena Salamanca Fernández, Nerea Larrañaga, Raul Zamora-Ros, Lena Maria Nilsson, Ingrid Ljuslinder, Karin Jirström, Emily Sonestedt, Timothy J Key, Nick Wareham, Kay-Tee Khaw, Marc Gunter, Inge Huybrechts, Neil Murphy, Konstantinos K Tsilidis, Elisabete Weiderpass, Domenico Palli
In vitro and animal studies suggest that bioactive constituents of coffee and tea may have anticarcinogenic effects against cutaneous melanoma, however epidemiological evidence is limited to date. We examined the relationships between coffee (total, caffeinated or decaffeinated) and tea consumption and risk of melanoma in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC). EPIC is a multi-centre prospective study that enrolled over 500,000 participants aged 25-70 years from ten European countries in 1992-2000...
February 20, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216451/ureteric-obstruction-from-malignant-melanoma-in-both-right-double-moiety-and-left-single-moiety-ureters
#9
Brayden March, Ross John Spero Calopedos, Edward Latif, Rupert Ouyang
We report the first documented case of malignant melanoma obstructing ureters of both moieties of a duplex kidney and contralateral single moiety ureter in a 51-year-old male. The patient presented with fever, coryzal symptoms and liver function test derangement several years after two superficial spreading melanomas were excised with clear margins. Ultrasonography demonstrated hydronephroureter in both moieties of a complete right-sided duplex kidney. Retrograde pyelograms showed bilateral hydronephroureter and filling defects in all three ureters...
February 16, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215306/neurotrophin-receptors-and-perineural-invasion-analyses-in-select-lineage-unrelated-cutaneous-malignancies-with-a-propensity-for-perineural-invasion
#10
N F Frydenlund, M Mahalingam
In this chapter, we parse the literature on neurotrophins that have been implicated in the pathogenesis of perineural invasion (PNI) in select lineage-unrelated malignancies. We also detail evidence linking neurotrophins and their receptors (TrkA, RET, p75NGFR, and NCAM) to the pathogenesis of PNI in desmoplastic melanoma and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma-both malignancies with an established propensity for PNI. Lastly, the clinical potential of neurotrophins as receptors for targeted therapies is explored...
2017: Vitamins and Hormones
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/28211633/painful-nipple-hyperkeratosis-secondary-to-vemurafenib
#12
Emily S Carr, Shannon C Brown, Katherine H Fiala
Vemurafenib is a selected BRAF kinase inhibitor approved for treating metastatic or unresectable melanoma, which has numerous cutaneous side effects unfortunately, including three previously reported cases of asymptomatic areola and/or nipple hyperkeratosis. We present the first case of painful bilateral nipple hyperkeratosis secondary to vemurafenib in an 84-year-old woman. She was successfully treated with tretinoin 0.05% cream that allowed her to comfortably continue treatment. With increased awareness of this condition, we found a second case of asymptomatic nipple hyperkeratosis secondary to vemurafenib in our clinic...
February 17, 2017: Dermatologic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209051/melanoma-in-the-elderly
#13
Ausilia M Manganoni, Laura Pizzatti, Laura Pavoni, Francesca Consoli, Enrico Damiani, Giorgio Manca, Giulio Gualdi, Piergiacomo Calzavara-Pinton
BACKGROUND: Among older patients, melanoma in general presents biological features related to a more aggressive biology, such as more locally advanced tumor. Management of melanoma in elderly may be difficult, mainly due to comorbidities. We report the experience of the Melanoma Unit of University Hospital ASST Spedali Civili di Brescia, Italy. METHODS: Study subjects were drawn from 3444 patients with histological confirmed melanoma. Data were extracted from electronic database of the Melanoma Unit of University Hospital ASST Spedali Civili of Brescia, Italy...
February 16, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202614/virus-specific-cd8-t-cells-infiltrate-melanoma-lesions-and-retain-function-independently-of-pd-1-expression
#14
Dan A Erkes, Corinne J Smith, Nicole A Wilski, Sofia Caldeira-Dantas, Toktam Mohgbeli, Christopher M Snyder
It is well known that CD8(+) tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) are correlated with positive prognoses in cancer patients and are used to determine the efficacy of immune therapies. Although it is generally assumed that CD8(+) TILs will be tumor-associated Ag (TAA) specific, it is unknown whether CD8(+) T cells with specificity for common pathogens also infiltrate tumors. If so, the presence of these T cells could alter the interpretation of prognostic and diagnostic TIL assays. We compared TAA-specific and virus-specific CD8(+) T cells in the same tumors using murine CMV, a herpesvirus that causes a persistent/latent infection, and vaccinia virus, a poxvirus that is cleared by the host...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198461/risk-of-other-cancers-in-families-with-melanoma-novel-familial-links
#15
Christoph Frank, Jan Sundquist, Akseli Hemminki, Kari Hemminki
A family history of cutaneous melanoma ('melanoma') is a well-established risk factor for melanoma. However, less is known about the possible familial associations of melanoma with other discordant cancers. A risk for discordant cancer may provide useful information about shared genetic and environmental risk factors and it may be relevant background data in clinical genetic counseling. Using the Swedish Family-Cancer Database, we assessed the relative risk (RR) for any cancer in families with increasing numbers of first-degree relatives diagnosed with melanoma, including multiple melanoma, and in reverse order RR for melanoma in families of multiple discordant cancers...
February 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196548/glycaemic-index-glycaemic-load-and-risk-of-cutaneous-melanoma-in-a-population-based-case-control-study
#16
Marcella Malavolti, Carlotta Malagoli, Catherine M Crespi, Furio Brighenti, Claudia Agnoli, Sabina Sieri, Vittorio Krogh, Chiara Fiorentini, Francesca Farnetani, Caterina Longo, Cinzia Ricci, Giuseppe Albertini, Anna Lanzoni, Leonardo Veneziano, Annarosa Virgili, Calogero Pagliarello, Claudio Feliciani, Pier Alessandro Fanti, Emi Dika, Giovanni Pellacani, Marco Vinceti
Glycaemic index (GI) and glycaemic load (GL) are indicators of dietary carbohydrate quantity and quality and have been associated with increased risk of certain cancers and type 2 diabetes. Insulin resistance has been associated with increased melanoma risk. However, GI and GL have not been investigated for melanoma. We present the first study to examine the possible association of GI and GL with melanoma risk. We carried out a population-based, case-control study involving 380 incident cases of cutaneous melanoma and 719 age- and sex-matched controls in a northern Italian region...
February 15, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195965/pleural-metastasis-from-cutaneous-malignant-melanoma
#17
Andrea K Mytinger, Kaiser G Lim, Ryan M Kern, John J Mullon, Eric S Edell, Ali I Saeed
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 10, 2017: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195451/staging-and-follow-up-of-cutaneous-melanoma-patients
#18
Carlota Gutiérrez García-Rodrigo, Ambra Antonini, Tea Rocco, Cristina Pellegrini, Maria C Fargnoli
INTRODUCTION: Melanoma is responsible for the greatest number of deaths caused by skin malignancies. The purpose of monitoring patients diagnosed with melanoma is to allow early detection of recurrence and any subsequent primary tumors. Several dermatological and oncological societies developed their own set of guidelines for the surveillance and management of melanoma patients depending on the stage of the disease. The object of this article is to provide a comprehensive, systematic overview that summarizes and interprets previous studies, to characterize current practices regarding progression of melanoma, division into stages of development, and subsequent surveillance...
February 14, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194491/-merkel-cell-carcinoma-cutaneous-manifestation-of-a-highly-malignant-pre-pro-b%C3%A2-cell-neoplasia-novel-concept-about-the-cellular-origin-of-merkel-cell-carcinoma
#19
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C M Sauer, E Chteinberg, D Rennspiess, A K Kurz, A Zur Hausen
Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a relatively rare but highly malignant non-melanoma skin cancer of the elderly and immunosuppressed patients. The discovery of the Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCPyV) in 2008 significantly impacted the understanding of the etiopathogenesis of MCC. MCPyV is clonally integrated into the MCC genome and approximately 80% of MCC are MCPyV-positive. Recent results of clinical trials using blockade of the PD-1 immune modulatory pathway are promising for the future treatment of MCC. Despite this major progress of the past few years, the cellular origin of MCC still remains obscure...
February 13, 2017: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193624/transcriptional-mechanisms-of-resistance-to-anti-pd-1-therapy
#20
Maria Libera Ascierto, Alvin Makohon-Moore, Evan J Lipson, Janis M Taube, Tracee L McMiller, Alan E Berger, Jinshui Fan, Genevieve Kaunitz, Tricia Cottrell, Zachary Kohutek, Alexander Favorov, Vladimir Makarov, Nadeem Riaz, Timothy A Chan, Leslie Cope, Ralph H Hruban, Drew M Pardoll, Barry S Taylor, David B Solit, Christine A Iacobuzio-Donahue, Suzanne L Topalian
PURPOSE: To explore factors associated with response and resistance to anti-PD-1 therapy, we analyzed multiple disease sites at autopsy in a patient with widely metastatic melanoma who had a heterogeneous response. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-six melanoma specimens (four pre-mortem, 22 post-mortem) were subjected to whole-exome sequencing. Candidate immunologic markers and gene expression were assessed in ten cutaneous metastases showing response or progression during therapy...
February 13, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
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