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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/28225974/do-you-know-this-syndrome-hand-foot-syndrome
#2
Cintia Santos Braghiroli, Rodrigo Ieiri, Juliana Polizel Ocanha, Rafael Bispo Paschoalini, Hélio Amante Miot
Hand-foot syndrome is a common cutaneous adverse effect associated with certain systemic chemotherapy drugs. It is characterized by erythema, edema, and burning sensation, especially over palmoplantar surfaces. We report the case of an elderly patient undergoing chemotherapy after a breast cancer surgery who developed symptoms two months after the start of the regimen. There are no studies that explore specific therapies. Suggestive therapy include reducing agent dosage, increasing the interval between cycles, or even stopping chemotherapy...
January 2017: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225961/analysis-of-the-histomorphologic-profile-of-invasive-cutaneous-squamous-cell-carcinoma-from-2002-to-2011-in-a-pathology-laboratory-in-the-region-of-campos-gerais-brazil
#3
Fernanda Magri de Souza, Eloina Do Rocio Valenga Baroni, Mário Rodrigues Montemór
Squamous cell carcinoma is the second most common type of malignant skin cancer. It is also quite aggressive. The increasing incidence of the disease can be altered given its connection with sun exposure. The aim of this study was to establish the clinical and histomorphological profile of squamous cell carcinoma in the region of Campos Gerais, State of Paraná, Brazil and analyze and compare the features of the disease found in the literature. We conducted a cross-sectional descriptive study in a pathology laboratory with selected invasive cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma reports issued after excisional biopsy from January 2002 to December 2011...
January 2017: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225558/cutaneous-adnexal-adenocarcinoma-with-exquisite-sensitivity-to-trastuzumab
#4
Timothy J Brown, David J Sher, Lucien A Nedzi, Randall S Hughes, Muhammad S Beg, Jason Mull, Venetia R Sarode, Saad A Khan
BACKGROUND: Cutaneous adnexal adenocarcinoma is a rare cancer that is occasionally human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (HER-2)-positive, and demonstrates variable response to HER-2 inhibitors. METHODS: We report a case of adnexal adenocarcinoma of the scalp in a 56-year-old man. He underwent wide local excision with cervical node dissection followed by radiation, but had extensive local recurrence. RESULTS: Pathology demonstrated a poorly differentiated adnexal adenocarcinoma with HER-2 overexpression by immunohistochemistry (IHC) and high HER-2 gene amplification by fluorescence in situ hybridization...
February 22, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224364/the-impact-of-smoking-on-sentinel-node-metastasis-of-primary-cutaneous-melanoma
#5
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
#6
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/28220371/multiple-nonsyndromic-acquired-basal-cell-carcinomas-uncommon-clinical-presentation-in-a-bulgarian-patient
#7
Georgi Tchernev, Ivan Pidakev, Ilia Lozev, Torello Lotti, Uwe Wollina
Basal cell carcinoma is the most frequent cutaneous neoplasm, with slowly progressive nature and locally invasive behavior. Despite the low metastatic potential, local tissue destruction and disfigurement caused by the tumor can be large if not eradicated in time by early diagnosis and treatment. Both genetic predisposition and exposure to environmental risks are involved in the pathogenesis of the malignant transformation in BCC. The total number of nonmelanocytic skin cancers is a risk factor for recurrence of previous tumor, on the one hand, as well as for the formation of new ones, on the other...
February 20, 2017: Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218469/diagnostic-accuracy-of-reflectance-confocal-microscopy-using-vivascope-for-detecting-and-monitoring-skin-lesions-a-systematic-review
#8
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
#9
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/28217255/hepatic-kaposi-sarcoma-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#10
REVIEW
Brett Van Leer-Greenberg, Abhisake Kole, Saurabh Chawla
Kaposi sarcoma (KS) is an aggressive cancer caused by human herpesvirus-8, primarily seen in immunocompromised patients. As opposed to the well-described cutaneous manifestations and pulmonary complications of KS, hepatic KS is rarely reported before death as most patients with hepatic KS do not manifest symptoms or evidence of liver injury. In patients with acquired immune deficiency syndrome, hepatic involvement of KS is present in 12%-24% of the population on incidental imaging and in approximately 35% of patients with cutaneous KS if an autopsy was completed after their death...
February 8, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211039/cutaneous-squamous-cell-carcinoma-an-epidemiological-review
#11
REVIEW
A C Green, C M Olsen
Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is a common cancer in white populations and its disease burden is often substantially underestimated. SCC occurs more often in men than women and increases dramatically with age; those affected often develop multiple primaries over time, which increases the burden. The main external cause is solar ultraviolet radiation (UVR), with immunosuppression being the other established risk factor, shown by the high SCC rates in organ transplant recipients. Sunbed use and certain genetic disorders and medical conditions are also associated with SCC, while associations with human papillomavirus infection and high bodyweight are not established...
February 16, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209051/melanoma-in-the-elderly
#12
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/28205614/cxcr2-deficient-mice-display-macrophage-dependent-exaggerated-acute-inflammatory-responses
#13
Douglas P Dyer, Kenneth Pallas, Laura Medina Ruiz, Fabian Schuette, Gillian J Wilson, Gerard J Graham
CXCR2 is an essential regulator of neutrophil recruitment to inflamed and damaged sites and plays prominent roles in inflammatory pathologies and cancer. It has therefore been highlighted as an important therapeutic target. However the success of the therapeutic targeting of CXCR2 is threatened by our relative lack of knowledge of its precise in vivo mode of action. Here we demonstrate that CXCR2-deficient mice display a counterintuitive transient exaggerated inflammatory response to cutaneous and peritoneal inflammatory stimuli...
February 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203496/management-of-bronchopleural-fistula-complicated-by-skin-wound-necrosis-after-thoracomyoplasty
#14
Duilio Divisi, Mirko Barone, Gino Zaccagna, William Di Francescantonio, Roberto Crisci
Skin necrosis is a rare complication after thoracomyoplasty and usually needs conservative treatment. We described positive findings with surgical approach. A 54-year-old man showed bronchopleural fistula after undergoing right pneumonectomy for lung cancer, treated with thoracomyoplasty. On the 20th postoperative day, a skin wound lesion was noted, whose deterioration required a skin flap transposition. Patient was discharged from hospital on the 7th postoperative day and did not show relapse at the 7th year follow-up...
January 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203164/successful-treatment-of-advanced-primary-cutaneous-apocrine-carcinoma-on-the-scrotum-with-systemic-chemotherapy-and-radiotherapy-followed-by-denosumab
#15
Sadanori Furudate, Taku Fujimura, Akira Tsukada, Yota Sato, Takanori Hidaka, Kayo Tanita, Yumi Kambayashi, Takahiro Haga, Akira Hashimoto, Setsuya Aiba
Primary cutaneous apocrine carcinoma (PCAC) is a rare and highly aggressive cutaneous adnexal type of tumor that has a high metastasis rate and a poor prognosis. Although there are several case reports describing the successful treatment of PCAC with chemoradiotherapy or molecular targeting therapy, no standard therapy for the treatment of advanced PCAC has been established yet. Since receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa-B ligand (RANKL) is expressed in cancers of apocrine origin, leading to immunosuppression at the tumor site, we hypothesized that targeting RANKL with denosumab might be useful for the treatment of PCAC...
January 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202614/virus-specific-cd8-t-cells-infiltrate-melanoma-lesions-and-retain-function-independently-of-pd-1-expression
#16
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
#17
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/28198336/managing-tissue-viability-issues-in-patients-with-cancer-approaching-the-end-of-life
#18
Kenneth Robert Ripley, Mark Collier
This article provides an overview of tissue viability issues related to the care of patients with cancer who are approaching the end of life. Altered physiology as a result of various factors, including nutrition, medication and radiotherapy, is identified. The article discusses the presentation and treatment of cutaneous radiation injury, malignant wounds, pressure ulcers and Skin Changes At Life's End (SCALE), an acronym used to describe a set of clinical phenomena associated with skin changes in patients approaching the end of life, and makes recommendations for practice...
February 15, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197370/infiltration-of-pd-1-positive-cells-in-combination-with-tumor-site-pd-l1-expression-is-a-positive-prognostic-factor-in-cutaneous-angiosarcoma
#19
Yuki Honda, Atsushi Otsuka, Sachiko Ono, Yosuke Yamamoto, Judith A Seidel, Satoshi Morita, Masahiro Hirata, Tatsuki R Kataoka, Tatsuya Takenouchi, Kazuyasu Fujii, Takuro Kanekura, Yuko Okubo, Kenzo Takahashi, Teruki Yanagi, Daichi Hoshina, Hiroo Hata, Riichiro Abe, Taku Fujimura, Takeru Funakoshi, Koji Yoshino, Mamiko Masuzawa, Yasuyuki Amoh, Ryota Tanaka, Yasuhiro Fujisawa, Tetsuya Honda, Kenji Kabashima
Cutaneous angiosarcoma (CAS) is a malignant sarcoma with poor prognosis. Programmed cell death-1 (PD-1)/programmed cell death-1 ligand-1 (PD-L1) expression reflects antitumor immunity, and is associated with patient prognosis in various cancers. The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between PD-1/PD-L1 expression and CAS prognosis. CAS cases (n = 106) were immunohistochemically studied for PD-L1 and PD-1 expression, and the correlation with patient prognosis was analyzed. PD-L1 expression was assessed by flow cytometry on three CAS cell lines with or without IFNγ stimulation...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196548/glycaemic-index-glycaemic-load-and-risk-of-cutaneous-melanoma-in-a-population-based-case-control-study
#20
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
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