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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750139/is-mitotic-rate-still-useful-in-the-management-of-patients-with-thin-melanoma
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Antonio Tejera-Vaquerizo, Gladys Pérez-Cabello, Lorena Marínez-Leborans, Elena Gallego, Vicente Oliver-Martínez, Paula Martín-Cuevas, Salvador Arias-Santiago, José Aneiros-González, Enrique Herrera-Acosta, Victor Traves, Enrique Herrera-Ceballos, Eduardo Nagore
BACKGROUND: T1 melanoma substaging was recently modified by the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC). Although sentinel lymph node (SLN) positivity is the most important prognostic factor in melanoma, there is a lack of consensus on whether SLN biopsy should be performed in patients with thin melanoma (≤1 mm). OBJECTIVE: The main aim of this study was to investigate predictors of SLN positivity in patients with thin melanoma, with a special emphasis on mitotic rate...
July 27, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715140/the-natural-history-of-thin-melanoma-and-the-utility-of-sentinel-lymph-node-biopsy
#2
Alison B Durham, Jennifer L Schwartz, Lori Lowe, Lili Zhao, Andrew G Johnson, Kelly L Harms, Christopher K Bichakjian, Amy P Orsini, Scott A McLean, Carol R Bradford, Mark S Cohen, Timothy M Johnson, Michael S Sabel, Sandra L Wong
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Current literature may overestimate the risk of nodal metastasis from thin melanoma due to reporting of data only from lesions treated with SLNB. Our objective was to define the natural history of thin melanoma, assessing the likelihood of nodal disease, in order to guide selection for SLNB. METHODS: Retrospective review. The primary outcome was the rate of nodal disease. Clinicopathologic factors were evaluated to find associations with nodal disease...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657121/differential-ube2c-and-hoxa1-expression-in-spitz-nevus-and-melanoma
#3
Stefan Kraft, Johanna B Moore, Alona Muzikansky, Kenneth L Scott, Lyn M Duncan
BACKGROUND: Recent molecular advances suggest that Spitz nevi and other spitzoid neoplasms are biologically distinct from melanoma and conventional nevi. The ubiquitin ligase UBE2C and the homeobox transcription factor HOXA1 are candidate oncogenes in melanoma. METHODS: Using RNA expression analysis and immunohistochemistry, we evaluated these biomarkers in Spitz nevi (n = 20) melanoma (n = 20), and by immunohistochemistry in conventional nevi (n = 20)...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626898/plk-1-immunoreactivity-is-associated-with-metastases-in-cutaneous-melanoma
#4
Maciej Kaczorowski, Tomasz Borowiec, Piotr Donizy, Konrad Pagacz, Wojciech Fendler, Artur Lipinski, Agnieszka Halon, Rafal Matkowski
BACKGROUND: PLK-1 is one of the key regulators of cell cycle progression. Increased expression of PLK-1 was observed in several tumor types. METHODS: We immunohistochemically assessed PLK-1 expression in neoplastic and stromal compartments of 96 cutaneous melanomas, and analyzed associations between PLK-1 expression and clinicopathological characteristics. RESULTS: PLK-1 expression in cancer cells was not associated with basic clinical (e...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609344/phosphohistone-h3-and-ki67-useful-markers-in-differentiating-dermatofibroma-from-dermatofibrosarcoma-protuberans-and-atypical-fibrohistiocytic-lesions
#5
Atin Agarwal, Arun Gopinath, Michael T Tetzlaff, Victor G Prieto
Dermatofibromas (DF) are common, benign, skin tumors, usually easily differentiated from dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) by the presence of a relative low cellularity, lesser degree of infiltration of subcutaneous tissue, and immunohistochemical pattern (eg, FXIIIa in DF and CD34 in DFSP). Atypical fibrohistiocytic lesions (AFL) have features intermediate to DF and DFSP (trunk location, storiform pattern, infiltration of the subcutaneous tissue, and focal expression of both CD34 and Factor XIIIa). It is unclear if mitotic counts/degree of proliferation is helpful to distinguish DF from DFSP...
July 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574851/crgd-installed-docetaxel-loaded-mertansine-prodrug-micelles-redox-triggered-ratiometric-dual-drug-release-and-targeted-synergistic-treatment-of-b16f10-melanoma
#6
Ping Zhong, Min Qiu, Jian Zhang, Huanli Sun, Ru Cheng, Chao Deng, Fenghua Meng, Zhiyuan Zhong
The combinatorial chemotherapy that has emerged as a promising treatment modality for intractable cancers is challenged by lack of tumor-targeting, robust and ratiometric dual drug release systems. Here, docetaxel-loaded cRGD peptide-decorated redox-activable micellar mertansine prodrug (DTX-cRGD-MMP) was developed for targeted and synergistic treatment of B16F10 melanoma-bearing C57BL/6 mice. DTX-cRGD-MMP exhibited a small size of ca. 49 nm, high DTX and DM1 loading, low drug leakage under physiological conditions, while rapid release of both DTX and DM1 under a cytoplasmic reductive environment...
June 2, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555886/lymphatic-invasion-predicts-sentinel-lymph-node-metastasis-and-adverse-outcome-in-primary-cutaneous-melanoma
#7
Andrea P Moy, Mark C Mochel, Alona Muzikansky, Lyn M Duncan, Stefan Kraft
BACKGROUND: Sentinel lymph node (SLN) metastasis is a powerful predictor of survival in primary cutaneous melanoma. Lymphatic invasion (LI) may correlate with increased risk of SLN metastasis. Intralymphatic metastases, often difficult to detect on hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) stained sections, are readily identified with dual immunohistochemistry for melanocytic and lymphatic markers. METHODS: We used dual S100/D240 immunohistochemistry to detect LI in 125 melanomas from patients who underwent SLN biopsy and correlated LI with melanoma staging parameters and disease status...
May 29, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543798/mucosal-melanoma-clinical-histological-and-c-kit-gene-mutational-profile-of-86-french-cases
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E Cinotti, J Chevallier, B Labeille, F Cambazard, L Thomas, B Balme, M T Leccia, M D'Incan, P Vercherin, C Douchet, P Rubegni, J L Perrot
BACKGROUND: Mucosal melanomas are rare and highly aggressive tumors. Few studies evaluated mucosal melanomas of locations other than the head and neck region, and other than those of the Asian population. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to analyze the clinical and histological features, as well as the mutational status of c-kit and b-raf gene of mucosal melanoma in any localization in a French series. METHODS: We investigated clinical (sex, age, performance status, survival, treatment of the patients and lack of pigmentation of the tumors) and histopathologic features (ulceration, Breslow's index, mitotic rate), as well as the mutational status of c-kit and b-raf of 86 mucosal melanomas diagnosed in 15 years in four French University Hospitals...
May 22, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467693/expression-of-g-protein-coupled-estrogen-receptor-gper-in-melanoma-and-in-pregnancy-associated-melanoma
#9
M Fábián, F Rencz, T Krenács, V Brodszky, J Hársing, K Németh, P Balogh, S Kárpáti
BACKGROUND: The hormone sensitivity of melanoma and the role of 'classical' estrogen receptor (ER) α and β in tumor progression have been intensively studied with rather contradictory results. The presence of 'non-classical' G protein-coupled estrogen receptor (GPER) has not been investigated on human melanoma tissues. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the expression of GPER, ERα and ERβ in pregnancy-associated (PAM) and in non-pregnancy associated (NPAM) melanomas in correlation with traditional prognostic markers and disease-free survival (DFS)...
May 3, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443572/primary-sinonasal-malignant-melanoma-effect-of-clinical-and-histopathologic-prognostic-factors-on-survival
#10
Sercan Göde, Göksel Turhal, Ceyda Tarhan, Banu Yaman, Gülşen Kandiloğlu, Kerem Öztürk, İsa Kaya, Raşit Midilli, Bülent Karcı
BACKGROUND: Mucosal melanoma is a rare malignancy arising from melanocytes of the mucosal surfaces. The pattern and frequency of oncogenic mutations and histopathological biomarkers have a role on distinct tumour behaviour and survival. AIMS: To assess the rate of C-KIT positivity and its effect on survival of surgically treated sinonasal malignant melanoma patients with other histopathological biomarkers and clinical features. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cross-sectional study...
May 5, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424234/braf-v600-mutation-detection-in-melanoma-a-comparison-of-two-laboratory-testing-methods
#11
Odharnaith O'Brien, Tomas Lyons, Sandra Murphy, Linda Feeley, Derek Power, Cynthia C B B Heffron
AIMS: The assessment of B-raf proto-oncogene, serine/threonine kinase (BRAF) gene status is now standard practice in patients diagnosed with metastatic melanoma with its presence predicting a clinical response to treatment with BRAF inhibitors. The gold standard in determining BRAF status is currently by DNA-based methods. More recently, a BRAF V600E antibody has been developed. We aim to investigate whether immunohistochemical detection of BRAF mutation is a suitable alternative to molecular testing by polymerase chain reaction (PCR)...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399177/dermoscopic-characteristics-of-melanoma-according-to-the-criteria-ulceration-and-mitotic-rate-of-the-ajcc-2009-staging-system-for-melanoma
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Teresa Deinlein, Edith Arzberger, Iris Zalaudek, Cesare Massone, Juan Garcias-Ladaria, André Oliveira, Günter Schulter, Rainer Hofmann-Wellenhof
OBJECTIVE: The present study was conducted to identify possible dermoscopic patterns, associated with mitotic rate > 1/mm2, histological ulceration in melanoma and metastatic disease. METHODS: For this retrospective data analysis all clinical and dermoscopic digital images of primary malignant melanomas between 2008 and 2013 documented at the Department of Dermatology Graz were included, using the internal image data-base. 550 patients with 559 melanomas were included...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368925/a-novel-numerical-scoring-system-for-melanoma-tumor-infiltrating-lymphocytes-has-better-prognostic-value-than-standard-scoring
#13
Gerald Saldanha, Katarina Flatman, Kah Wee Teo, Mark Bamford
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prognostic value of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) in melanoma and to determine whether a simpler numerical scoring system would be more effective. In total, 655 patients presenting to a UK teaching hospital with primary invasive melanoma were analyzed. TILs were rescored using the standard Clark's method and univariable and multivariable analyses of the effect of TILs on overall survival (OS), disease-specific survival (DSS), and metastasis-free survival (MFS) was assessed using Cox regression...
March 31, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335082/reporting-of-mitotic-rate-in-cutaneous-melanoma-a-study-using-the-national-cancer-data-base
#14
Patrick D Lorimer, Emily C Benham, Kendall Walsh, Yimei Han, Meghan R Forster, Terry Sarantou, Richard L White, Joshua S Hill
BACKGROUND: The seventh edition of the American Joint Commission on Cancer staging manual (AJCC7, published 2009), updated thin cutaneous melanoma staging protocols with the incorporation of mitotic rate (MR). In these patients, higher MR is associated with decreased survival. This study utilizes the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) to evaluate MR reporting since AJCC7. METHODS: The NCDB was queried for patients with primary cutaneous melanoma from 1998 to 2013...
March 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332194/high-serum-vitamin-d-level-correlates-with-better-prognostic-indicators-in-primary-melanoma-a-pilot-study
#15
Alvin Lim, Ramin Shayan, George Varigos
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Sunlight is a major risk factor for cutaneous melanoma. However, its interaction with melanoma is complex. In particular, vitamin D is a UVB-derived hormone that has been shown to have anti-cancer effects. In this retrospective pilot study we sought to determine an association between the clinicopathological features of melanoma and the patients' corresponding serum vitamin D level. METHODS: In total, 109 primary melanomas diagnosed between 2001 and 2013 were retrospectively identified from our institutional database with a corresponding 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 level estimated within 6 months of diagnosis...
March 23, 2017: Australasian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128089/thin-melanoma-a-generic-term-including-four-histological-subtypes-of-cutaneous-melanoma
#16
Luca Roncati, Teresa Pusiol, Francesco Piscioli
Today, the scientific community is focusing on the prognostic significance of different histological subtypes of thin melanoma (1). The current staging system for melanoma of the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) uses Breslow thickness as the primary attribute: melanomas with up to 1 mm thickness is defined as thin, because they present a good prognosis after surgical excision, with a 10-year survival rate of 85-90% in case of a tumor-free margin ≥1 cm (2). There is a significant interaction between mitotic rate and Breslow depth, so the predictive value of the mitotic rate on sentinel lymph node (SLN) positivity can be dependent on Breslow thickness (3)...
December 2016: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121641/suboptimal-compliance-with-national-comprehensive-cancer-network-melanoma-guidelines-who-is-at-risk
#17
Andrew M Blakely, Danielle S Comissiong, Michael P Vezeridis, Thomas J Miner
BACKGROUND: National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) melanoma treatment guidelines are based on best available literature. We evaluated NCCN excision margin and sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) guideline adherence to identify patient populations at risk for suboptimal care. METHODS: Retrospective review of prospectively maintained database of all patients who underwent operation for invasive melanoma from January 2005 to 2015. RESULTS: In total, 865 patients underwent operation for 522 thin (60...
January 24, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116802/mitotic-figures-and-the-evolving-staging-of-melanoma
#18
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Thomas N Helm
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April 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109000/implementation-of-the-7th-edition-ajcc-staging-system-effects-on-staging-and-survival-for-pt1-melanoma-a-dutch-population-based-study
#19
Charlotte M C Oude Ophuis, Marieke W J Louwman, Dirk J Grünhagen, Kees Verhoef, Alexander C J van Akkooi
In the 7(th) edition of the AJCC staging system, the mitotic rate criterion replaced Clark level to increase correct classification of high-risk thin melanoma patients (pT1B). Additionally, sentinel node biopsy (SNB) was recommended for nodal staging of pT1B melanomas. The aim of this article was to evaluate the effects on pT1 substaging and clinical implications in the national pT1 melanoma population. All pT1 melanomas diagnosed in the Netherlands between 2003 and 2014 were selected from the Netherlands Cancer Registry (IKNL)...
April 15, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107565/idermatopath-a-novel-software-tool-for-mitosis-detection-in-h-e-stained-tissue-sections-of-malignant-melanoma
#20
C Andres, B Andres-Belloni, R Hein, T Biedermann, A Schäpe, N Brieu, R Schönmeyer, M Yigitsoy, J Ring, G Schmidt, N Harder
BACKGROUND: Malignant Melanoma (MM) is characterized by a growing incidence and a high malignant potential. Besides well-defined prognostic factors such as tumour thickness and ulceration, the Mitotic Rate (MR) was included in the AJCC recommendations for diagnosis and treatment of MM. In daily routine, the identification of a single mitosis can be difficult on haematoxylin and eosin slides alone. Several studies showed a big inter- and intra-individual variability in detecting the MR in MM even by very experienced investigators, thus raising the question for a computer-assisted method...
January 20, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
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