Publications


Clinical and dermoscopic characterization of pediatric and adolescent melanomas: Multicenter study of 52 cases.
J Am Acad Dermatol 2018 Feb 9;78(2):278-288. Epub 2017 Oct 9.
Dermatology Service, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York. Electronic address:

Melanocortin 1 receptor (MC1R) polymorphisms' influence on size and dermoscopic features of nevi.
Pigment Cell Melanoma Res 2018 Jan 17;31(1):39-50. Epub 2017 Oct 17.
Dermatology Department, Melanoma Unit, Hospital Clínic, IDIBAPS (Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer), 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 Nov;97(10):1196-1201
Melanoma Unit, Dermatology Department, Hospital Clínic and IDIBAPS (Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer), Barcelona, Spain.


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.

The p. R151C Polymorphism in MC1R Gene Modifies the Age of Onset in Spanish Huntington's Disease Patients.
Mol Neurobiol 2017 Jul 6;54(5):3906-3910. Epub 2016 Dec 6.
Dermatology Department, Melanoma Unit, Hospital Clinic & IDIBAPS (Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer), Barcelona, Spain.



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:



Eruptive Facial Postinflammatory Lentigo: Clinical and Dermatoscopic Features.
Am J Dermatopathol 2016 Nov;38(11):813-819
*Department of Dermatology, Clínica Alemana de Santiago, Chile; †Melanoma Unit, Department of Dermatology, Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain; ‡Department of Pathology, Clínica Alemana de Santiago, Chile; §Department of Medicine, Hospital de Carabineros de Chile, Chile; and ¶Department of Dermatology, Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile.

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.

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:





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.








Genome-wide meta-analysis identifies five new susceptibility loci for cutaneous malignant melanoma.
Nat Genet 2015 Sep 3;47(9):987-995. Epub 2015 Aug 3.
Section of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Leeds Institute of Cancer and Pathology, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK.

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:


The effect on melanoma risk of genes previously associated with telomere length.
J Natl Cancer Inst 2014 Oct 17;106(10). Epub 2014 Sep 17.
Section of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Leeds Institute of Cancer and Pathology, Leeds Cancer Research UK Centre, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK (MMI, DTB, JCT, MHa, JRM, JANB, JHB); Oncogenomics (NKH), Genetic Epidemiology (NGM), Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Laboratory (GLRS), Cancer Control Group (DCW), Statistical Genetics (SM, MHL), and Molecular Epidemiology (GWM), QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Brisbane, Australia; INSERM, UMR-946, Genetic Variation and Human Diseases Unit, Paris, France (MB, FD); Université Paris Diderot, Sorbonne Paris Cité, Institut Universitaire d'Hématologie, Paris, France (MB, FD); Cancer Epidemiology and Services Research, Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Australia (AEC); Department of Oncology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK (AMD, PDPP); Department of Surgical Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (JEL); Centre for Genetic Origins of Health and Disease, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Western Australia, Crawley, Australia (EKM, SVW); Centre for Cancer Biomarkers CCBIO (LAA) and Gade Laboratory for Pathology (AM), Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway; Department of Pathology, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway (LAA); Department of Pathology, Molecular Pathology (PAA) and Department of Dermatology (PH), Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet, Oslo, Norway; Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, Hôpital Cochin, Service de Dermatologie, Université Paris Descartes, Paris, France (MFA); Department of Dermatology (EA) and Oncogenics Unit (EA, EF), Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv, Israel (EA); Department of Internal Medicine and Medical Specialties, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy (GBS, EFPG); Laboratory of Genetics of Rare Hereditary Cancers, San Martino-IST Research Hospital, Genoa, Italy (GBS, EFPG); Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Gene

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:


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.

Ex vivo dermoscopy for biobank-oriented sampling of melanoma.
JAMA Dermatol 2013 Sep;149(9):1060-7
Melanoma Unit, Department of Dermatology, Hospital Clinic, Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer, Barcelona, Spain2Centro de Investigacion Biomedica en Red Enfermedades Raras, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, 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.

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.


Inherited functional variants of the lymphocyte receptor CD5 influence melanoma survival.
Int J Cancer 2016 09 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.




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