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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645931/a-potential-role-of-the-unfolded-protein-response-in-post-transplant-cancer
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REVIEW
Sandra Bodeau, Chloé Sauzay, Olivier Pluquet, Gabriel Choukroun, Antoine Galmiche
Cancer is one of the major causes of mortality in organ transplant patients receiving immunosuppressive regimen based on Cyclosporin A (CsA). Organ transplantation and chronic immunosuppression are typically associated with skin cancers (both squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma) and renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Recent studies have shown that in addition to its immunosuppressive effects, accounted for by the inhibition of calcineurin and the modulation of the transcriptional programme of lymphocytes, CsA also directly stimulates the growth and aggressive behaviour of various cancer cells...
July 1, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644220/completion-lymph-node-dissection-in-patients-with-melanoma-and-positive-sentinel-lymph-node-biopsy
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Jacqueline Link
Melanoma is a highly aggressive cancer that represents a significant disease burden, making diagnosis and appropriate control of disease vital for improving morbidity and mortality. The most recent guidelines for melanoma treatment advise performing a sentinel lymph node biopsy for intermediate thickness melanomas, with subsequent completion lymph node dissection (CLND) if sentinel nodes are positive. This guideline is controversial due to the limited availability of data on this topic. CLND is an extensive surgery with known risks and complications and a small survival benefit...
July 2017: JAAPA: Official Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643027/melanoma-arising-in-an-ovarian-cystic-teratoma-a-systematic-review-of-presentation-treatment-and-outcomes
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Joseph Zikry, Dorota Z Korta, Lance W Chapman, Kenneth G Linden
PURPOSE: To assess the clinical presentation, treatment modalities, and outcome of primary melanomas arising in ovarian cystic teratomas (OCT). METHODS: A systematic review on PubMed/MEDLINE was performed on June 5, 2017, to gather data on patients with primary melanomas arising in OCTs. No systematic reviews were identified. Consequently, only case reports and case series of individuals were analyzed. A total of 37 articles met our inclusion criteria, totaling 41 unique patients...
June 22, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641234/improved-boundary-segmentation-of-skin-lesions-in-high-frequency-3d-ultrasound
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B Sciolla, P Delachartre, L Cowell, T Dambry, B Guibert
In this article, we propose a segmentation algorithm for skin lesions in 3D high-frequency ultrasound images. The segmentation is done on melanoma and Basal-cell carcinoma tumors, the most common skin cancer types, and could be used for diagnosis and surgical excision planning in a clinical context. Compared with previously proposed algorithms, which tend to underestimate the size of the lesion, we propose two new boundary terms which provide significant improvements of the accuracy. The first is a probabilistic boundary expansion (PBE) term designed to broaden the segmented area at the boundaries, which uses the feature asymmetry criterion...
June 15, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638859/a-review-of-the-aetiopathogenesis-and-clinical-and-histopathological-features-of-oral-mucosal-melanoma
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REVIEW
Liviu Feller, Razia A G Khammissa, Johan Lemmer
Oral mucosal melanoma is an uncommon, usually heavily melanin-pigmented, but occasionally amelanotic aggressive tumour with a poor prognosis. Despite radical surgery, radiotherapy, or chemotherapy, local recurrence and distant metastasis are frequent. Microscopical examination is essential for diagnosis, and routine histological staining must be supplemented by immunohistochemical studies. The aetiology is unknown, the pathogenesis is poorly understood, and the 5-year survival rate rarely exceeds 30%. In most cases, oral mucosal melanoma arises from epithelial melanocytes in the basal layer of the epithelium and less frequently from immature melanocytes arrested in the lamina propria...
2017: TheScientificWorldJournal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638271/proex-c-as-diagnostic-marker-for-detection-of-urothelial-carcinoma-in-urinary-samples-a-review
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REVIEW
Gerardo Botti, Maria Gabriella Malzone, Elvira La Mantia, Micaela Montanari, Daniela Vanacore, Sabrina Rossetti, Vincenzo Quagliariello, Carla Cavaliere, Rossella Di Franco, Luigi Castaldo, Gianluca Ametrano, Francesca Cappuccio, Francesco Jacopo Romano, Raffaele Piscitelli, Maria Filomena Pepe, Carmine D'Aniello, Gaetano Facchini
The gold standard for the detection of urothelial carcinoma is represented by urethro-cystoscopy and biopsy. Both procedures are invasive and expensive and therefore cytology is often used as first approach to investigate on a possible neoplasia, being a safe and cost-effective diagnostic modality of evaluation. Because cytology alone is not highly sensitive for detection of low grade urothelial carcinoma and recurrence of the disease, several adjunct markers and urine based tests for urothelial carcinoma have been developed, which can help in the final diagnosis...
2017: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637727/a-protocol-for-prospective-studies-of-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-leptin-and-body-mass-index-in-relation-to-cutaneous-melanoma-incidence-and-survival
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Jo Steinson Stenehjem, Tom K Grimsrud, Judith R Rees, Linda Vos, Ronnie Babigumira, Marit B Veierød, Trude Eid Robsahm
INTRODUCTION: The incidence and mortality rates of cutaneous melanoma (CM) are increasing among fair-skinned populations worldwide. Ultraviolet radiation (UVR) is the principal risk factor for CM, but is also the main source of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D), which has been associated with reduced risk and better prognosis of some cancer types. However, both low and high 25(OH)D levels have been associated with increased risk of CM. Obesity as measured by body mass index (BMI) is associated with risk of several cancers and has also been suggested as a risk factor for CM, and may also be related to insufficient 25(OH)D and/or high leptin levels...
June 21, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637107/malignant-melanoma-of-the-anus-found-during-routine-colonoscopy-in-ulcerative-colitis
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Kwang Il Seo, Won Moon, Sung Eun Kim, Moo In Park, Seun Ja Park
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is characterized by recurrent or chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, which results in increased risk of developing cancer. Anorectal malignant melanoma is often misdiagnosed as either hemorrhoids or benign anorectal conditions in inflammatory bowel disease. Therefore, the overall prognosis and survival of IBD are poor. To date, the best treatment strategy remains controversial. Only early diagnosis and complete excision yield survival benefit. Here, we report a 64-year-old woman with ulcerative colitis, who was found to have anal malignant melanoma on routine colonoscopy...
June 25, 2017: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636767/aberrant-expression-of-kallikrein-related-peptidase-7-is-correlated-to-human-melanoma-aggressiveness-by-stimulating-cell-migration-and-invasion
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Tiphaine Delaunay, Lydia Deschamps, Meriem Haddada, Francine Walker, Antoninus Soosaipillai, Feryel Soualmia, Chahrazade El Amri, Eleftherios P Diamandis, Maria Brattsand, Viktor Magdolen, Dalila Darmoul
Members of the tissue kallikrein-related peptidase (KLK) family not only regulate several important physiological functions, but aberrant expression has also been associated with various malignancies. Clinically, KLKs have been suggested as promising biomarkers for diagnosis and prognosis in many types of cancer. As of yet, expression of KLKs and their role in skin cancers are, however, poorly addressed. Malignant melanoma is an aggressive disease associated with poor prognosis. Hence, diagnostic biomarkers to monitor melanoma progression are needed...
June 21, 2017: Molecular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635084/primary-tumor-sites-in-relation-to-ultraviolet-radiation-exposure-and-skin-visibility-correlate-with-survival-in-cutaneous-melanoma
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Daniela Gordon, Johan Hansson, Sandra Eloranta, Max Gordon, Peter Gillgren, Karin E Smedby
The prognostic value of detailed anatomic site and ultraviolet radiation (UVR) exposure patterns has not been fully determined in cutaneous melanoma. Thus, we reviewed medical records for detailed site in a population-based retrospective Swedish patient cohort diagnosed with primary invasive melanoma 1976 - 2003 (n=5,973). We followed the patients from date of diagnosis until death, emigration or December 31(st) 2013, and evaluated melanoma-specific survival by subsite in a multivariable regression model adjusting for established prognostic factors...
June 20, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634549/a-qualitative-study-of-quality-of-life-concerns-following-a-melanoma-diagnosis
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Rachel I Vogel, Lori G Strayer, Rehana L Ahmed, Anne Blaes, DeAnn Lazovich
The goal of this study was to identify a relevant and inclusive list of quality of life issues among long-term survivors of melanoma. Individuals diagnosed with stage I-III cutaneous melanoma and had survived 1-5 years, ages 18-65 years at diagnosis, were recruited. Five focus groups were conducted with 33 participants in total. Discussions centered on participants' experiences at diagnosis, as well as ongoing physical, emotional, and social concerns, and behavioral changes since diagnosis. The majority of participants reported shock, fear, and feeling overwhelmed at the time of diagnosis...
2017: Journal of Skin Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632887/pushing-the-edge-of-dermoscopy-in-new-directions-entomodermoscopy-of-trombicula-autumnalis
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Nicola di Meo, Anna Campanati, Mattia Fadel, Giusto Trevisano
Dermatologists are often faced with the challenge of patients presenting with non specific symptoms such as itching and or erythema. These symptoms may be attributed to a number of diseases, many of which are trivial, and others even life-threatening. In order to establish the correct diagnosis, dermatologists must rely on good diagnostic tools and knowledge. Dermoscopy was introduced mainly for inspection of pigmented lesions, but its use has now also spread to non-melanoma skin cancer, inflammatory diseases, and almost any skin disease...
June 2017: Acta Dermatovenerologica Alpina, Panonica, et Adriatica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632796/handheld-reflectance-confocal-microscopy-to-aid-in-the-management-of-complex-facial-lentigo-maligna
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Brian P Hibler, Oriol Yélamos, Miguel Cordova, Heidy Sierra, Milind Rajadhyaksha, Kishwer S Nehal, Anthony M Rossi
Diagnosis and management of lentigo maligna (LM) and LM melanoma (LMM) is challenging. Novel noninvasive imaging technologies such as reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) have advanced the ability to better diagnose and monitor challenging lesions. In addition, the new handheld RCM (HRCM) together with the use of videomosaics has allowed an accurate evaluation of large lesions in concave/convex areas of the body (eg, the face). Herein, we review the impact of HRCM in the detection, treatment decision-making, and monitoring of 5 cases of complex facial LM/LMM...
May 2017: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630590/analysis-of-prognostic-factors-for-melanoma-patients
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Andrė Lideikaitė, Julija Mozūraitienė, Simona Letautienė
Introduction. Melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer. Morbidity from melanoma is increasing every year. Previous studies have revealed that there are some demographic and clinical factors having effect on melanoma survival prognosis. Aim of the study. Purpose of our study was to assess melanoma survival depending on prognostic factors, such as age, sex, stage, depth, histology and anatomical site. Materials and methods. We investigated melanoma-specific survival up to 10 years in 85 primary cases of melanoma from diagnosis at the National Cancer Institute in 2006...
2017: Acta medica Lituanica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629629/association-between-lithium-use-and-melanoma-risk-and-mortality-a-population-based-study
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Maryam M Asgari, Andy J Chien, Ai Lin Tsai, Bruce Fireman, Charles P Quesenberry
Laboratory studies show lithium, an activator of the Wnt/ß-catenin signaling pathway, slows melanoma progression, but no published epidemiologic studies have explored this association. We conducted a retrospective cohort study of adult white Kaiser Permanente Northern California members (n=2,213,848) from 1997-2012 to examine the association between lithium use and melanoma risk. Lithium exposure (n=11,317) was assessed from pharmacy databases, serum lithium levels were obtained from electronic laboratory databases, and incident cutaneous melanomas (n= 14,056) were identified from an established cancer registry...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629213/la-sopravvivenza-dei-pazienti-oncologici-in-italia
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Vincenzo Coviello, Carlotta Buzzoni, Mario Fusco, Alessandro Barchielli, Francesco Cuccaro, Roberta De Angelis, Adriano Giacomin, Stefano Luminari, Giorgia Randi, Lucia Mangone
OBJECTIVES: Population-based survival statistics are fundamental to assess the efficacy of services offered to improve cancer patients' prognosis. This study aims to update cancer survival estimates for the Italian population, as well as provide new measures, such as the crude probability of death, which takes into account the possibility of dying from causes other than cancer, and the change in life expectancy after a cancer diagnosis, to properly address various questions. RESULTS: The study includes 1,932,450 cancer cases detected by the Network of Italian Cancer Registries (AIRTUM) from 1994 to 2011 and provides estimates for 38 cancer sites and for allsites cancer...
March 2017: Epidemiologia e Prevenzione
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628288/-the-mosan-study-group-of-pigmented-tumours-facing-toward-the-oligometastatic-cutaneous-melanoma
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G E Piérard, C Piérard-Franchimont, P Delvenne
The oligometastatic melanoma is a peculiar stage of cancer progression which is initially restricted to the initial body area. In most instances, only a small number of metastases are simultaneously present. The oligometastatic stage is synchronous when metastases are disclosed at the time of initial diagnosis of the primary cancer. Metastases are metachronous when they are detected after the initial treatment of the primary neoplasm. A variant of the disease is called the smouldering disease when cutaneous metastases grow or regress in unison...
June 2017: Revue Médicale de Liège
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626949/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-concurrent-dermal-malignant-melanoma-and-melanocytomas-in-a-pygmy-hippopotamus-choeropsis-liberiensis
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Richard A Saunders, Rowena S Killick, Michelle G Barrows, Kelly A Bowlt, Daniella Denk
BACKGROUND: Dermal melanocytic neoplasms are common in some even-toed ungulates (Artiodactyla), yet this entity has not been reported in the pygmy hippopotamus to date. Concurrent occurrence of multiple benign and malignant melanocytic neoplasms is unusual. Malignant transformation occurs in a small percentage of benign melanocytic tumours in people but this phenomenon has not been well documented in animals. OBJECTIVES: To report the diagnosis and treatment of concurrent dermal melanocytomas and malignant melanomas in a pygmy hippopotamus...
June 18, 2017: Veterinary Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625757/sentinel-node-biopsy-status-is-strongly-predictive-of-survival-in-cutaneous-melanoma-extended-follow-up-of-oxford-patients-from-1998-to-2014
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David R Thomson, Milap G Rughani, Rachel Kuo, Oliver C S Cassell
INTRODUCTION: Sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) is widely used as a key investigatory tool for cutaneous melanoma, with results incorporated into the latest AJCC staging guidelines. We present the results of our extended follow-up of sentinel lymph node biopsy for melanoma over a sixteen-year period. METHODS: Data were collected prospectively from June 1998 to December 2014 from a single tertiary skin cancer referral centre. Chi-squared analysis was used to analyse patient demographics and primary tumour pathology...
May 27, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618843/risk-of-cardiac-death-among-cancer-survivors-in-the-united-states-a-seer-database-analysis
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Omar Abdel-Rahman
 Background: Population-based data on the risk of cardiac death among cancer survivors are needed. This scenario was evaluated in cancer survivors (>5 years) registered within the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) database. METHODS: The SEER database was queried using SEER*Stat to determine the frequency of cardiac death compared to other causes of death; and to determine heart disease-specific and cancer-specific survival rates in survivors of each of the 10 most common cancers in men and women in the SEER database...
June 21, 2017: Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy
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