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The role of radiation therapy in the management of cutaneous malignancies. Part II: When is radiation therapy indicated?

J Am Acad Dermatol 2021 Jun 8. Epub 2021 Jun 8.

Departments of Dermatology and Head and Neck Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer, Houston, Texas, USA.

Radiation therapy may be performed for a variety of cutaneous malignancies depending on patient health status, tumor clinical and histologic features, patient preference, and resource availability. Dermatologists should be able to recognize the clinical scenarios in which radiation therapy is appropriate as this may reduce morbidity, decrease risk of disease recurrence, and improve quality of life. The second article in this 2-part continuing medical education series focuses on the most common indications for radiation therapy in the treatment of basal cell carcinoma, cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma, dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans, Merkel cell carcinoma, Kaposi sarcoma, angiosarcoma, cutaneous lymphoma, melanoma, undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma, and sebaceous carcinoma. Read More

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Burkitt's Thyroid Lymphoma Revealed in a Pregnant Woman With Acute Dyspnea.

Ear Nose Throat J 2021 Jun 9:1455613211024877. Epub 2021 Jun 9.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Tahar Sfar Hospital, Mahdia, Tunisia.

Extraganglionic Burkitt's lymphoma is rare. Primary thyroid localization accounts for 1% to 5% of malignant tumors of the thyroid gland. The association of Burkitt's lymphoma and pregnancy is even rarer. Read More

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[Analysis of the Predictive Value of EZH2 Expression Level on the Clinical Efficacy and Long-term Prognosis of Patients with Primary Gastrointestinal Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma].

Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue Za Zhi 2021 Jun;29(3):725-730

Department of Lymphoma and Head and Neck Cancer, The Affiliated Tumor Hospital of Fujian Medical University, Fuzhou 350014, Fujian Province, China.

Objective: To investigate the predictive value of methyltransferase EZH2 expression level on the clinical efficacy and long-term prognosis of patients with primary gastrointestinal diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (PGI-DLBCL).

Methods: 161 patients with newly treated PGI-DLBCL in our hospital from August 2013 to July 2019 were selected. The expression level of EZH2 protein was detected by immunohistochemistry, and the short-term efficacy and long-term survival differences of patients with different levels of EZH2 were compared. Read More

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Resection of a Large Cavernous Hemangioma Following Preoperative Embolization in a Child's Temporal Bone.

J Int Adv Otol 2021 May;17(3):269-274

Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Keio University School of Medicine, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan.

Primary intraosseous cavernous hemangiomas (PICHs) in the temporal bone are very rare. Most treated cases are in adult patients, and there are very few reports involving children. To our knowledge, no cases reported have ever actually adopted embolization in children, although several reports recommend preoperative embolization of the feeding arteries. Read More

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Burkitt lymphoma of the head and neck: An international collaborative study.

J Oral Pathol Med 2021 Jun 5. Epub 2021 Jun 5.

Oral Diagnosis Department, Semiology and Oral Pathology, Piracicaba Dental School, University of Campinas, Piracicaba, Brazil.

Background: Burkitt lymphoma (BL) is an aggressive B-cell lymphoma with three variants (endemic, sporadic, and immunodeficiency-associated), presenting with specific epidemiological and clinical features. Burkitt lymphoma affects the head and neck region (BLHN) in approximately 10% of cases. The aim of this study was to undertake a comparative analysis of the clinicopathologic and immunohistochemical (IHC) features of BLHN diagnosed in patients from Africa, Guatemala, and Brazil. Read More

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Oral and oropharyngeal lymphomas: a multi-institutional collaborative study.

J Oral Pathol Med 2021 Jun 6. Epub 2021 Jun 6.

Department of Oral Surgery and Pathology, School of Dentistry, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Background: Lymphomas in the oral and oropharyngeal regions are relatively uncommon and their diagnosis is challenging and complex due to the myriad histopathological subtypes. Herein, we report a large series of oral and oropharyngeal lymphomas and compare our data with the currently available literature.

Methods: All cases diagnosed as lymphomas affecting the oral and oropharyngeal regions were retrospectively retrieved from seven Brazilian institutions. Read More

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Mature t/nk-cell lymphomas of the oral and maxillofacial region: a multi-institutional collaborative study.

J Oral Pathol Med 2021 Jun 5. Epub 2021 Jun 5.

Department of Oral Diagnosis and Pathology, School of Dentistry, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Background: The diagnosis of oral and maxillofacial mature T/NK-cell neoplasms is challenging because of their rarity, morphological heterogeneity and complex immunophenotype, with scarce available data describing their clinical and microscopic aspects. Therefore, in this study we investigated a series of mature T/NK-cell neoplasms affecting this anatomical region and provided an updated literature review.

Methods: Cases diagnosed as mature T/NK cell lymphomas affecting the oral and maxillofacial region were retrospectively retrieved from six pathology files and their diagnoses were confirmed using haematoxylin and eosin-stained slides, immunohistochemical reactions and in situ hybridization for Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) detection. Read More

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Second primary cancers: a retrospective analysis of real world data using the enhanced medical research engine ConSoRe in a French comprehensive cancer center.

Int J Clin Oncol 2021 Jun 5. Epub 2021 Jun 5.

Leon Berard Cancer Center, Claude Bernard University of Lyon I, 28 Rue Laennec, 69008, Lyon, France.

Background: Second primary cancers (SPC) account for 18% of all cancers. We used the enhanced medical/health data mining tool ConSoRe to search aggregated data, analyze electronic patient records (EPR), and better characterize patients with SPC.

Methods: This retrospective cohort study used ConSoRe to identify EPRs from patients with SPC referred to the regional cancer center Leon Bérard from 1993 to 2017, and examined characteristics of patients with SPC, frequencies of first primary cancer (FPC) localization in the global population of patients with SPC, and time to SPC. Read More

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Impact of deep learning-determined smoking status on mortality of cancer patients: never too late to quit.

ESMO Open 2021 Jun 3;6(3):100175. Epub 2021 Jun 3.

University of Turku, Turku, Finland; Department of Oncology, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland; FICAN West Cancer Centre, Turku, Finland. Electronic address:

Background: Persistent smoking after cancer diagnosis is associated with increased overall mortality (OM) and cancer mortality (CM). According to the 2020 Surgeon General's report, smoking cessation may reduce CM but supporting evidence is not wide. Use of deep learning-based modeling that enables universal natural language processing of medical narratives to acquire population-based real-life smoking data may help overcome the challenge. Read More

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Primary Cutaneous Anaplastic Large-Cell Lymphoma (PC-ALCL): A review of the SEER database from 2005-2016.

Clin Exp Dermatol 2021 Jun 3. Epub 2021 Jun 3.

Houston Methodist Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA.

Introduction: Primary cutaneous anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (PC-ALCL) is a rare T-cell lymphoma. A prior analysis of the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database reported only 157 cases of primary localized PCLPD (PC-ALCL and LyP). from 1973 to 2004. Read More

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[Clinicopathological and molecular genetic features of Burkitt-like lymphoma with 11q aberration].

Zhonghua Bing Li Xue Za Zhi 2021 Jun;50(6):604-608

Department of Pathology, the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou 450052.

To investigate the clinicopathological features, molecular genetics, treatment and prognosis of Burkitt-like lymphoma with 11q aberration (BLL-11q). Six cases of BLL-11q diagnosed at the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, from January 2016 to January 2020 were reviewed and analyzed using hematoxylin-eosin staining, immunohistochemistry, EBER in situ hybridization and fluorescence in situ hybridization. Clinical information including follow-up data was collected and analyzed. Read More

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Radiooncological View on Therapy Outcome after Multidisciplinary Treatment of Sinonasal Tumors.

Cancers (Basel) 2021 May 14;13(10). Epub 2021 May 14.

Department of Radiation Oncology, Technical University of Munich (TUM), Ismaninger Straße 22, D-81675 Munich, Germany.

Purpose: We report the outcome of a mono-institutional retrospective study of sinonasal carcinoma with the primary focus on GTV (gross tumor volume) and the effect of radiotherapy.

Methods: 53 patients with sinonasal carcinoma and that of the nasal cavity, paranasal sinus or both except lymphoma were included. All patients were treated between 1999 and 2017. Read More

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Proton Beam Therapy for Cancer in Children and Adults: A Health Technology Assessment.


Ont Health Technol Assess Ser 2021 6;21(1):1-142. Epub 2021 May 6.

Background: Proton beam therapy has potential to reduce late toxicity in cancer treatment by reducing the risk of damage to surrounding healthy tissues. We conducted a health technology assessment of proton beam therapy, compared with photon therapy, for children and adults with cancer requiring radiotherapy. Our assessment included an evaluation of safety, effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, the budget impact of publicly funding the construction and use of proton beam therapy in Ontario, and patient preferences and values. Read More

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Metastases to the breast. A clinical series from a single institution experience with review of the literature.

Ann Ital Chir 2021 ;92:141-148

Introduction: Breast metastases although rare are challenging for diagnostic difficulties and management. Treatment differs according to morphological, immunophenotipycal and biologic features of the primary tumor and their general behaviour is extremely different compared to primary breast cancer. The most frequent primary tumors include melanoma, lymphomas, gynecological, pulmonary, head and neck, gastroenteric and urinary tract cancers. Read More

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January 2021

Lymphoma of the Uvula: Clinical, Morphological, Histopathological, and Genetic Characterization. A Nationwide Danish Study From 1980 to 2019.

Front Surg 2021 30;8:675279. Epub 2021 Apr 30.

Department of Ophthalmology, Rigshospitalet-Glostrup, Glostrup, Denmark.

In the head and neck region the uvula is a rare site for extranodal lymphomas to develop. In this national study, we present six cases and provide an overview of the current literature, characterizing the clinical and histopathological features of lymphomas involving this location. Clinical information was obtained retrospectively from patient records in a nationwide Danish study covering from 1980 through 2019. Read More

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Mechanisms of Ferroptosis and Application to Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma Treatments.

DNA Cell Biol 2021 Jun 12;40(6):720-732. Epub 2021 May 12.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, The Second Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun, People's Republic of China.

Many kinds of cancer cells are intrinsically sensitive to ferroptosis, and research interest regarding ferroptosis has been sparked by its significant role in many detrimental diseases. Ferroptosis is a novel type of iron-dependent cell death mediated by accumulation of reactive oxygen species and lipid peroxidation. Furthermore, a large number of small agents can induce ferroptosis in numerous kinds of cancer cells, including prostate cancer, pancreatic cancer, breast cancer, lymphomas, and renal cancer. Read More

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A Rare Case of Thyroid Carcinoma Showing Thymus-Like Differentiation in a Young Adult.

Case Rep Oncol 2021 Jan-Apr;14(1):671-675. Epub 2021 Apr 12.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Wakayama Medical University, Wakayama, Japan.

Thyroid carcinoma showing thymus-like differentiation (CASTLE) is thought to originate from ectopic thymic tissue or remnants of the developing thymus within or adjacent to the thyroid. This case report describes a mass located on the left thyroid of a 28-year-old man. Fine-needle aspiration cytology revealed a number of lymphoid cells without atypia that were similar to those seen in a malignant lymphoma of the thyroid, and surgery was performed. Read More

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Circulating extracellular vesicles are effective biomarkers for predicting response to cancer therapy.

EBioMedicine 2021 May 7;67:103365. Epub 2021 May 7.

Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, NHC Key Laboratory of Pulmonary Diseases, Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 1277 Jiefang Avenue, Wuhan, Hubei 430022, P.R. China. Electronic address:

Cancer remains one of the most challenging diseases, as many patients show limited therapeutic response to treatment. Liquid biopsy is a minimally invasive method that has the advantage of providing real-time disease information with the least damage to cancer patients. Extracellular vesicles (EVs) released by the parental cells and protected by lipid bilayer membrane structure represent an emerging liquid biopsy modality. Read More

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Mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma of the parotid gland - a case report.

Med Ultrason 2021 Apr 28. Epub 2021 Apr 28.

"Iuliu Hațieganu" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Department of Maxillofacial Surgery and Implantology, 33 Moților Street, 400001, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma of the parotid gland is a rare entity among head and neck tumours. We report a case of a patient with a medical history of diffuse large B-cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma with complete remission following chemotherapy, who presented seven years afterwards with a progressive painless hard swelling of the right parotidgland. Ultrasonography followed by contrast-enhanced MRI features was consistent with a malignant tumour. Read More

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The Prognostic Value of PERK in Cancer and Its Relationship With Immune Cell Infiltration.

Front Mol Biosci 2021 16;8:648752. Epub 2021 Apr 16.

Anhui Provincial Key Laboratory of Molecular Enzymology and Mechanism of Major Diseases, Key Laboratory of Biomedicine in Gene Diseases, Health of Anhui Higher Education Institutes, Anhui Normal University, Wuhu, China.

Protein kinase R (PKR)-like endoplasmic reticulum kinase (PERK) is a type I transmembrane protein that functions as an endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress sensor to regulate global protein synthesis. Recent research studies suggest that PERK, as an important receptor protein of unfolded protein response, is involved in the pathogenesis of many cancers. This study aimed to investigate PERK expression and its relationship with prognosis in pan-cancer and attempted to explore the relevant mechanism of PERK involved in the regulation of cancer pathogenesis. Read More

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Immunoglobulin-Storing Histiocytosis: A Case Based Systemic Review.

J Clin Med 2021 Apr 23;10(9). Epub 2021 Apr 23.

Institute of Clinical Science, Faculty of Medicine University of Bergen, N-5021 Bergen, Norway.

Crystal-storing histiocytosis (CSH) is a rare event in disorders associated with monoclonal gammopathy and is mostly associated with the accumulation of immunoglobulins (Igs) in the cytoplasm of histiocytes. In this article, we present a case of a 75-year-old female with IgG kappa monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) and signs of a non-crystallized version of immunoglobulin-storing histiocytosis (IgSH) in a vertebra corpus. Furthermore, we performed a literature review based on all cases of storing histiocytosis identified by literature search between 1987 and 2020 and identified 140 cases in total. Read More

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Anticancer Effects of Sublingual Type I IFN in Combination with Chemotherapy in Implantable and Spontaneous Tumor Models.

Cells 2021 Apr 8;10(4). Epub 2021 Apr 8.

Department of Oncology and Molecular Medicine, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, 00161 Rome, Italy.

Salivary gland tumors are a heterogeneous group of neoplasms representing less than 10% of all head and neck tumors. Among salivary gland tumors, salivary duct carcinoma (SDC) is a rare, but highly aggressive malignant tumor resembling ductal breast carcinoma. Sublingual treatments are promising for SDC due to the induction of both local and systemic biological effects and to reduced systemic toxicity compared to other administration routes. Read More

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The Expression of Anti-Müllerian Hormone Type II Receptor (AMHRII) in Non-Gynecological Solid Tumors Offers Potential for Broad Therapeutic Intervention in Cancer.

Biology (Basel) 2021 Apr 7;10(4). Epub 2021 Apr 7.

GamaMabs Pharma, Centre Pierre Potier, F-31100 Toulouse, France.

The anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) belongs to the TGF-β family and plays a key role during fetal sexual development. Various reports have described the expression of AMH type II receptor (AMHRII) in human gynecological cancers including ovarian tumors. According to qRT-PCR results confirmed by specific In-Situ Hybridization (ISH) experiments, AMHRII mRNA is expressed in an extremely restricted number of normal tissues. Read More

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[Dermatomyositis as a paraneoplastic syndrome of head-neck-cancer: Case series & literature review].

Laryngorhinootologie 2021 Apr 27. Epub 2021 Apr 27.

Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, corporate member of Freie Universität Berlin and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Klinik für Hals-Nasen-Ohrenheilkunde, Campus Benjamin Franklin.

Introduction:  Dermatomyositis (DM) is a rare disease with the clinical manifestation of weakness and pain of proximal muscles as well as lilac-coloured skin lesions. One fifth of the cases is associated with the occurrence of a malignant tumor disease. The aim of this study is to evaluate the relevance of DM as a paraneoplastic syndrome in head and neck cancer taken into account the current literature. Read More

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Treatment Modalities and Survival Outcomes for Sinonasal Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma.

Laryngoscope 2021 Apr 26. Epub 2021 Apr 26.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of California, Irvine, California, U.S.A.

Objectives/hypothesis: This study utilizes a large population national database to comprehensively analyze prognosticators and overall survival (OS) outcomes of varying treatment modalities in a large cohort of sinonasal diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (SN-DLBCL) patients.

Study Design: Retrospective database study.

Methods: The National Cancer Database was queried for all SN-DLBCL cases diagnosed from 2004 to 2015. Read More

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Clinical Characterization of Mogamulizumab-Associated Rash During Treatment of Mycosis Fungoides or Sézary Syndrome.

JAMA Dermatol 2021 Jun;157(6):700-707

Department of Dermatology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California.

Importance: Mogamulizumab is a monoclonal antibody against CCR4 approved for treatment for mycosis fungoides (MF) and Sézary syndrome (SS). Mogamulizumab-associated rash (MAR) is difficult to differentiate from cutaneous MF or SS, which can lead to unnecessary discontinuation of drug use because of concern for severe drug reaction or incorrect presumption of disease relapse or progression in the skin.

Objective: To examine the most common clinical presentations of MAR in patients with MF or SS and the diagnostic and management challenges. Read More

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Early-stage Burkitt lymphoma remained in remission 7 years from diagnosis after only one cycle of chemoimmunotherapy.

BMJ Case Rep 2021 Apr 20;14(4). Epub 2021 Apr 20.

Hematopathology, Harper University Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, USA.

Burkitt lymphoma (BL) is a rare, mature, fast-growing and highly aggressive B-cell neoplasm. It has a high-proliferation rate with distinctive genetic changes in the C-MYC oncogene. Treatment usually requires intense and frequent chemotherapy regimens with central nervous system prophylaxis as the usual regimens used for other non-Hodgkin's lymphoma yield poor survival in BL. Read More

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Squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue with cardiac metastasis on 18F-FDG PET/CT: A case report and literature review.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2021 Apr;100(15):e25529

Department of Nuclear Medicine, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Bichat.

Introduction: The most common malignancies metastasizing to the heart are cancers of the lung, breast, mesothelioma, melanoma, leukemia, and lymphoma. Cardiac metastasis from a tongue cancer is a rare finding and only a few cases have been reported previously in the literature. In this case report and literature review, we discuss the main clinical features of patients with cardiac metastases secondary to a tongue cancer and imaging modalities performed, especially the 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (18F-FDG PET/CT). Read More

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Radiation Oncology Virtual Education Rotation (ROVER) for Medical Students.

Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2021 May 25. Epub 2021 May 25.

Department of Radiation Oncology, Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford, California.

Purpose: We describe the implementation of a novel virtual educational program for medical students, Radiation Oncology Virtual Education Rotation (ROVER), and its effect on student interest and knowledge in radiation oncology.

Methods And Materials: ROVER comprised a series of virtual educational panels with case-based discussions across disease sites tailored to medical students. The panels were moderated by radiation oncology residents and included faculty panelists from academic radiation oncology programs across the country. Read More

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Immune checkpoint inhibitors in the treatment of cancer.

Wissam Zam Lina Ali

Curr Clin Pharmacol 2021 Mar 24. Epub 2021 Mar 24.

Department of Analytical and Food Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Tartous University, Tartous. Syrian Arab Republic.

Background: Immunotherapy drugs, known as immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs), work by blocking checkpoint proteins from binding with their partner proteins. The two main pathways that are specifically targeted in clinical practice are cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen-4 (CTLA-4) and programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) that showed potent immune-modulatory effects through their function as negative regulators of T cell activation.

Methods: In view of the rapid and extensive development of this research field, we conducted a comprehensive review of the literature and update on the use of CTLA-4, PD-1 and PD-L1 targeted therapy in the treatment of several types of cancer including melanoma, non-small-cell lung carcinoma, breast cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma, hodgkin lymphoma, cervical cancer, head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Read More

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