Publications



Prognostic role of the histological subtype of melanoma on the hands and feet in Caucasians.
Melanoma Res 2017 Aug;27(4):315-320
aMelanoma Unit, Department of Dermatology bMelanoma Unit, Department of Pathology cBiochemical and Molecular Genetics Service, Melanoma Unit, Hospital Clinic, Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS) dRadiotherapeutic Oncology Service, Melanoma Unit eGeneral Surgery Service, Melanoma Unit fImaging Diagnostic Center, CDI (Radiology and Nuclear Medicine Services), Melanoma Unit, Hospital Clinic gBiomedical Research Center for Rare Diseases, CIBERER. Insituto de Salud Carlos III hMedicine Department, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.



Efficacy of a Daily Protective Moisturizer with High UVB and UVA Photoprotection in Decreasing Ultraviolet Damage: Evaluation by Reflectance Confocal Microscopy.
Acta Derm Venereol 2017 Jun 29. Epub 2017 Jun 29.
Melanoma Unit, Dermatology Department, Hospital Clínic and IDIBAPS (Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer), Barcelona, Spain.

Proposed Technical Guidelines for the Acquisition of Clinical Images of Skin-Related Conditions.
JAMA Dermatol 2017 May;153(5):453-457
Dermatology Research Centre, The University of Queensland, School of Medicine, Translational Research Institute, Brisbane, Australia5Dermatology Department, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane.

Patterns of distribution of giant congenital melanocytic nevi (GCMN): The 6B rule.
J Am Acad Dermatol 2017 Apr;76(4):689-694
Melanoma Unit, Department of Dermatology, Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain; "Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red en Enfermedades Raras, Instituto de Salud Carlos III", Barcelona, Spain. Electronic address:

Methods of Melanoma Detection.
Cancer Treat Res 2016 ;167:51-105
Departments of Dermatology and Epidemiology, Brown University, V A Medical Center 111D, 830 Chalkstone Avenue, Providence, RI, 02908, USA.

Life-threatening colitis and complete response with ipilimumab in a patient with metastatic BRAF-mutant melanoma and rheumatoid arthritis.
ESMO Open 2016 8;1(1):e000032. Epub 2016 Feb 8.
Medical Oncology, Hospital Clinic de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain; Translational Genomics and Targeted Therapeutics in Solid Tumors, Institut d'Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), Barcelona, Spain.

Association Between Confocal Morphologic Classification and Clinical Phenotypes of Multiple Primary and Familial Melanomas.
JAMA Dermatol 2016 Oct;152(10):1099-1105
Hospital Clinic I Provincial de Barcelona, Universitat de Barcelona and Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer, Barcelona, Spain4Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red en Enfermedades Raras, Barcelona, Spain.

Inherited functional variants of the lymphocyte receptor CD5 influence melanoma survival.
Int J Cancer 2016 Sep 31;139(6):1297-302. Epub 2016 May 31.
Grup D'Immunoreceptors Del Sistema Innat I Adaptatiu, Institut D'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi I Sunyer (IDIBAPS), Barcelona, Spain.

Performance of diagnostic tests in an intensive follow-up protocol for patients with American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) stage IIB, IIC, and III localized primary melanoma: A prospective cohort study.
J Am Acad Dermatol 2016 Sep 13;75(3):516-524. Epub 2016 May 13.
Dermatology Department, Melanoma Unit, Hospital Clinic, and Ititut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain; Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red (CIBER) on Rare Disease, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Barcelona, Spain. Electronic address:




Treatment patterns of adjuvant interferon-α2b for high-risk melanoma: a retrospective study of the Grupo Español Multidisciplinar de Melanoma - Prima study.
Melanoma Res 2016 Jun;26(3):278-83
aMedical Oncology Service, Hospital Universitario La Paz bMedical Oncology Service, Hospital Ramón y Cajal cMedical Oncology Service, Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Gregorio Marañon dMedical Oncology Service, Hospital La Princesa eMedical Affairs, Merck Sharp & Dohme, Madrid fMedical Oncology Service, Instituto Valenciano de Oncología gMedical Oncology Service, Hospital General Universitario de Valencia hMedical Oncology Service, Hospital La Fe, Valencia iMedical Oncology Service, Hospital Clinic de Barcelona, Barcelona jMedical Oncology Service, Hospital de Basurto, Bilbao kMedical Oncology Service, Hospital Teresa Herrera, La Coruña lMedical Oncology Service, Hospital Central de Asturias, Oviedo mMedical Oncology Service, Hospital General Universitario Santa Lucía, Cartagena nMedical Oncology Service, Hospital de Cruces, San Vicente de Baracaldo oMedical Oncology Service, Hospital Universitario Virgen de la Victoria, Málaga pDermatology Service, Complejo Asistencial Universitario de León, León qMedical Oncology Service, Hospital Miguel Servet, Zaragoza rMedical Oncology Service, Hospital Virgen de la Macarena, Sevilla sMedical Oncology Service, Hospital Clínico Universitario de Valladolid, Valladolid tMedical Oncology Service, Hospital Clínico Universitario de Santiago, Santiago de Compostela uMedical Oncology Service, Clínica Universitaria de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain vGlobal Health Outcomes Research, Merck Sharp & Dohme, Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA.

The challenging diagnosis of eccrine poromas.
J Am Acad Dermatol 2016 Jun;74(6):e113-5
Melanoma Unit, Dermatology Department, Hospital Clínic & IDIBAPS (Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer), Barcelona, Spain; Centro Investigación Biomédica en Red de Enfermedades Raras (CIBERER), Instituto de Salud Carlos III (ISCIII), Barcelona, Spain; Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain. Electronic address:

Prevalence of MITF p.E318K in Patients With Melanoma Independent of the Presence of CDKN2A Causative Mutations.
JAMA Dermatol 2016 Apr;152(4):405-12
Melanoma Unit, Dermatology Department, Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques d'August Pi i Sunyer, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain2Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red en Enfermedades Raras, Valencia, Spain.









Update in genetic susceptibility in melanoma.
Ann Transl Med 2015 Sep;3(15):210
1 Dermatology Department, Melanoma Unit, Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, IDIBAPS, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain ; 2 Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red en Enfermedades Raras (CIBERER), Valencia, Spain ; 3 Molecular Biology and Genetics Department, Melanoma Unit, Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.

The MC1R melanoma risk variant p.R160W is associated with Parkinson disease.
Ann Neurol 2015 May 13;77(5):889-94. Epub 2015 Mar 13.
Dermatology, Department, Melanoma Unit, Hospital Clínic and August Pi i Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBAPS); Center for Biomedical Network Research on Rare Diseases (CIBERER), Carlos III Health Institute (ISCIII).

Multiple BRAF Wild-Type Melanomas During Dabrafenib Treatment for Metastatic BRAF-Mutant Melanoma.
JAMA Dermatol 2015 May;151(5):544-8
Melanoma Unit, Department of Dermatology, Hospital Clínic, Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain2Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red en Enfermedades Raras, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, B.


In vivo characterization of solitary angiokeratoma by reflectance confocal microscopy and high definition optical coherence tomography.
J Am Acad Dermatol 2015 Jan;72(1 Suppl):S43-4
Melanoma Unit, Dermatology Department, Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain; August Pi i Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBAPS), Barcelona, Spain; Centre of Biomedical Research on Rare Diseases (CIBERER), ISCIII, Barcelona, Spain; Department of Medicine, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain. Electronic address:

Increased prevalence of lung, breast, and pancreatic cancers in addition to melanoma risk in families bearing the cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor 2A mutation: implications for genetic counseling.
J Am Acad Dermatol 2014 Nov 24;71(5):888-95. Epub 2014 Jul 24.
Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Enfermedades Raras ISCIII, Barcelona, Spain; Dermatology Department, Melanoma Unit, Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer, Barcelona, Spain. Electronic address:

TERT promoter mutation status as an independent prognostic factor in cutaneous melanoma.
J Natl Cancer Inst 2014 Sep 13;106(9). Epub 2014 Sep 13.
Department of Dermatology,University Hospital Essen, West German Cancer Center, University Duisburg-Essen, Essen and the German Cancer Consortium (KGG, BS, EL, TS, IM, MS, AS, UH, LZ, DS), Germany; Department of Pathology and Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Center for Molecular Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY (RM); CIBER Enfermedades Raras, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Barcelona, Spain (JAPB, MP, CC, CB, JM, SP); Department of Dermatology, Hospital Clinic Barcelona, IDIBAPS, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain (CC, JM, SP); Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics Department, Hospital Clinic Barcelona, IDIBAPS, Barcelona, Spain (CB); Integriertes Forschungs- und Behandlungszentrum (IFB) Sepsis und Sepsisfolgen Center for Sepsis Control and Care (CSCC) University Hospital Jena, Jena, Germany (AS).

In vivo reflectance confocal microscopy to monitor the response of lentigo maligna to imiquimod.
J Am Acad Dermatol 2014 Jul 13;71(1):49-55. Epub 2014 Apr 13.
Dermatology Department, Melanoma Unit, Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain; Institut de Recerca Biomédica August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), Barcelona, Spain; Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Enfermedades Raras (CIBERER), Instituto de Salud Carlos III (ISCIII), Barcelona, Spain; Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain. Electronic address:

Basal cell carcinoma with spontaneous regression: added value of reflectance confocal microscopy when the dermoscopic diagnosis is uncertain.
J Am Acad Dermatol 2014 Jul;71(1):e7-9
Melanoma Unit, Dermatology Department, Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain; August Pi i Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute, Barcelona, Spain; Centre of Biomedical Research on Rare Diseases, ISCIII, Barcelona, Spain; Department of Medicine, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain. Electronic address:

Prevalence and predictors of germline CDKN2A mutations for melanoma cases from Australia, Spain and the United Kingdom.
Hered Cancer Clin Pract 2014 20;12(1):20. Epub 2014 Nov 20.
Dermatology Department and Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics Department, Melanoma Unit, Hospital Clinic, Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas August Pi I Sunyer (IDIBAPS), Barcelona, Spain ; Centro Investigación Biomédica en Enfermedades Raras (CIBERER), Instituto de Salud Carlos III (ISCIII), Barcelona, Spain.

TERT and AURKA gene copy number gains enhance the detection of acral lentiginous melanomas by fluorescence in situ hybridization.
J Mol Diagn 2014 Mar 27;16(2):198-206. Epub 2013 Dec 27.
Department of Pathology, Hospital Clínic, IDIBAPS, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain. Electronic address:


Rapidly growing nodule on the cheek of a 12-year-old boy.
J Am Acad Dermatol 2014 Jan;70(1):e11-3
Melanoma Unit, Dermatology Department, Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain; August Pi i Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBAPS), Barcelona, Spain; Centre of Biomedical Research on Rare Diseases (CIBERER), Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Barcelona, Spain; Department of Medicine, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain. Electronic address:


Evaluation of PAX3 genetic variants and nevus number.
Pigment Cell Melanoma Res 2013 Sep 4;26(5):666-76. Epub 2013 Jul 4.
Melanoma Unit, Department of Dermatology Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, IDIBAPS, Barcelona University, Barcelona, Spain.

Role of CPI-17 in restoring skin homoeostasis in cutaneous field of cancerization: effects of topical application of a film-forming medical device containing photolyase and UV filters.
Exp Dermatol 2013 Jul;22(7):494-6
Melanoma Unit, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics Service, Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, IDIBAPS, Barcelona, Spain; CIBER de Enfermedades Raras, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Barcelona, Spain.




Benefits of total body photography and digital dermatoscopy ("two-step method of digital follow-up") in the early diagnosis of melanoma in patients at high risk for melanoma.
J Am Acad Dermatol 2012 Jul 16;67(1):e17-27. Epub 2011 Jun 16.
Melanoma Unit, Dermatology Department, Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, Institut d'investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer, Barcelona, Spain.


Genome-wide association study identifies three new melanoma susceptibility loci.
Nat Genet 2011 Oct 9;43(11):1108-13. Epub 2011 Oct 9.
Section of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Leeds Institute of Molecular Medicine, Leeds Cancer Research UK Centre, St James’s University Hospital, Leeds, UK.

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