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Acceptability of risk-stratified population screening across cancer types: Qualitative interviews with the Australian public.

Health Expect 2021 May 11. Epub 2021 May 11.

Daffodil Centre, The University of Sydney, a joint venture with Cancer Council NSW, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Background: There is mounting evidence of the benefit of risk-stratified (risk-tailored) cancer population screening, when compared to standard approaches. However, shifting towards this approach involves changes to practice that may give rise to implementation challenges.

Objectives: To explore the public's potential acceptance of risk-stratified screening across different cancer types, including reducing screening frequency if at low risk and the use of personal risk information, to inform implementation strategies. Read More

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Sun protection changes among diverse elementary schoolchildren participating in a sun safety intervention: A latent transition analysis of a randomized controlled trial.

Prev Med 2021 May 7:106601. Epub 2021 May 7.

Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, United States of America; Department of Dermatology, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, United States of America.

Children are a priority population for skin cancer prevention as excessive sun exposure in childhood increases the risk of melanoma in adulthood. The complexity of sun protective behaviors has posed measurement challenges for trials testing intervention efficacy. The current study evaluated a sun safety intervention for schoolchildren using latent transition analysis (LTA) to examine patterns of sun protection behaviors over time. Read More

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Arsenic Exposure and Melanoma Among US Adults Aged 20 or Older, 2003-2016.

Public Health Rep 2021 May 10:333549211008886. Epub 2021 May 10.

12284 Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, USA.

Objectives: Chronic exposure to arsenic has been reported as a risk factor for nonmelanoma skin cancer, notably squamous cell carcinoma. However, current knowledge is limited about the association between arsenic exposure and melanoma. Our objectives were to (1) measure the association between total urinary arsenic levels and melanoma compared with nonmelanoma skin cancer and no cancer and (2) analyze the association between water source and melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancer. Read More

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Hidden in plain sight: the (other) danger of COVID-19.

Melanoma Res 2021 May 6. Epub 2021 May 6.

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa Bruce and Ruth Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion Department of Oncology, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel.

The Novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) first emerged in Wuhan province, China, in late November 2019 and changed public healthcare perception. It has caused a significant decline in attendance to outpatient clinics. However, other diseases have not stopped, including malignant melanoma. Read More

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Correlates of sun protection behaviors among melanoma survivors.

BMC Public Health 2021 May 8;21(1):882. Epub 2021 May 8.

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 195 Little Albany St., New Brunswick, NJ, 08901, USA.

Background: The study objective was to assess potential correlates of sun protection behaviors among melanoma survivors.

Methods: Participants were 441 melanoma survivors recruited from three health centers and a state cancer registry in the United States. Sun protection behaviors (sunscreen, shade, protective shirts, and hats) were assessed through an online survey, as were potential correlates (demographic, melanoma risk, knowledge and beliefs, psychological and social influence factors). Read More

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Intratumour microbiome associated with the infiltration of cytotoxic CD8+ T cells and patient survival in cutaneous melanoma.

Eur J Cancer 2021 May 4;151:25-34. Epub 2021 May 4.

Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Yale School of Public Health, School of Medicine, Yale Cancer Center, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA. Electronic address:

Objective: The gut microbiome plays an important role in systemic inflammation and immune response. Microbes can translocate and reside in tumour niches. However, it is unclear how the intratumour microbiome affects immunity in human cancer. Read More

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Hydrochlorothiazide and risk of melanoma subtypes.

Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 2021 May 7. Epub 2021 May 7.

Clinical Pharmacology, Pharmacy and Environmental Medicine, Department of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark.

Background: Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ), a common diuretic known to be photosensitizing and previously associated with non-melanoma skin cancer, was recently reported to be associated with two melanoma subtypes, nodular and lentigo, among residents of Denmark. Our goal was to examine whether Danish findings could be replicated in a US cohort, using a similar study design and analysis.

Methods: Among non-Hispanic White enrollees of Kaiser Permanente Northern California, we conducted an analysis of 9,176 melanoma cases and 264,781 controls, matched on age, sex and time in health plan. Read More

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Crude probability of death for cancer patients by spread of disease in New South Wales, Australia 1985 to 2014.

Cancer Med 2021 May 6. Epub 2021 May 6.

Cancer Research Centre, Cancer Council Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Background: To estimate trends in the crude probability of death for cancer patients by sex, age and spread of disease over the past 30 years in New South Wales, Australia.

Methods: Population-based cohort of 716,501 people aged 15-89 years diagnosed with a first primary cancer during 1985-2014 were followed up to 31 December 2015. Flexible parametric relative survival models were used to estimate the age-specific crude probability of dying from cancer and other causes by calendar year, sex and spread of disease for all solid tumours combined and cancers of the colorectum, lung, female breast, prostate and melanoma. Read More

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Domains and outcomes of the core outcome set of congenital melanocytic naevi for clinical practice and research, part 2 (the OCOMEN project).

Br J Dermatol 2021 May 6. Epub 2021 May 6.

Department of Dermatology, Amsterdam Public Health, Amsterdam University Medical Center, location Academic Medical Center, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Background: Congenital melanocytic naevi (CMN) can have a great impact on patients' lives due to perceived stigmatization and the risk of melanoma development and neurological complications. Development of a core outcome set for care and research of CMN will allow standard reporting of outcomes. This will enable comparison of outcomes, allowing professionals to offer advice about best management options. Read More

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Aging-dependent mitochondrial dysfunction mediated by ceramide signaling inhibits antitumor T cell response.

Cell Rep 2021 May;35(5):109076

Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Medical University of South Carolina, 86 Jonathan Lucas Street, Charleston, SC 29425, USA; Hollings Cancer Center, Medical University of South Carolina, 86 Jonathan Lucas Street, Charleston, SC 29425, USA. Electronic address:

We lack a mechanistic understanding of aging-mediated changes in mitochondrial bioenergetics and lipid metabolism that affect T cell function. The bioactive sphingolipid ceramide, induced by aging stress, mediates mitophagy and cell death; however, the aging-related roles of ceramide metabolism in regulating T cell function remain unknown. Here, we show that activated T cells isolated from aging mice have elevated C14/C16 ceramide accumulation in mitochondria, generated by ceramide synthase 6, leading to mitophagy/mitochondrial dysfunction. Read More

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Can patient-led surveillance detect subsequent new primary or recurrent melanomas and reduce the need for routinely scheduled follow-up? A protocol for the MEL-SELF randomised controlled trial.

Trials 2021 May 4;22(1):324. Epub 2021 May 4.

Sydney School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.

Background: Most subsequent new primary or recurrent melanomas might be self-detected if patients are trained to systematically self-examine their skin and have access to timely medical review (patient-led surveillance). Routinely scheduled clinic visits (clinician-led surveillance) is resource-intensive and has not been shown to improve health outcomes; fewer visits may be possible if patient-led surveillance is shown to be safe and effective. The MEL-SELF trial is a randomised controlled trial comparing patient-led surveillance with clinician-led surveillance in people who have been previously treated for localised melanoma. Read More

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Citrus Consumption and the Risk of Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer in the Women's Health Initiative.

Cancers (Basel) 2021 Apr 30;13(9). Epub 2021 Apr 30.

Department of Dermatology, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI 02903, USA.

Evidence from animal studies suggests that furocoumarins, compounds present in citrus products, can increase the risk of non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) when combined with ultraviolet radiation. The objective of this study was to determine the relationship between citrus intake and NMSC risk among postmenopausal women from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) Observational Study, who were aged 50-79 years at enrollment (1993-1998). The consumption of citrus fruit, citrus juice, and non-citrus fruit and juice were measured at the baseline of the study using a food frequency questionnaire (FFQ). Read More

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Identification of an immune subtype predicting survival risk and immune activity in hepatocellular carcinoma.

Aging (Albany NY) 2021 May 3;13. Epub 2021 May 3.

Toxicology and Functional Laboratory, Shandong Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Jinan 250014, Shandong, China.

Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICI) prolong the survival for advanced/metastatic patients with lung cancer or melanoma; however, for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients, a durable response has not been reported. Herein, we used a total of 719 HCC patients with public genomic data to determine potential prognostic and immunogenic subtypes. The non-negative matrix factorization (NMF) method was applied to identify the immune classes and potential subtypes. Read More

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Age-Related Differences in Molecular Profiles for Immune Checkpoint Blockade Therapy.

Front Immunol 2021 15;12:657575. Epub 2021 Apr 15.

Department of Urology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, China.

Immune checkpoint blockade (ICB) therapies have significantly improved the prognosis and shown considerable promise for cancer therapy; however, differences in ICB treatment efficacy between the elderly and young are unknown. We analyzed the studies enrolled in the meta-analysis using the deft approach, and found no difference in efficacy except melanoma patients receiving anti-PD-1 therapy. Similarly, higher treatment response rate and more favorable prognosis were observed in elderly patients in some cancer types (e. Read More

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Listening to the Whispers in Neuroimmune Crosstalk: A Comprehensive Workflow to Investigate Neurotrophin Receptor p75NTR Under Endogenous, Low Abundance Conditions.

Front Immunol 2021 16;12:648283. Epub 2021 Apr 16.

Experimental Hematology, Department of Pediatrics, University Clinic Carl Gustav Carus, Dresden, Germany.

Inflammatory conditions are critically influenced by neuroimmune crosstalk. Cytokines and neurotrophic factors shape the responses of both nervous and immune systems. Although much progress has been made, most findings to date are based on expression of recombinant (tagged) proteins. Read More

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Decreased survival in patients treated by chemotherapy after targeted therapy compared to immunotherapy in metastatic melanoma.

Cancer Med 2021 May 1. Epub 2021 May 1.

Dermatology Unit, Lyon Sud University Hospital, Pierre Bénite, France.

Background: Cytotoxic chemotherapy (CC) is currently used in metastatic melanoma after patients have developed resistance to immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICI) and/or Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase inhibitors (MAPKi). We sought to evaluate if a previous treatment by ICI or MAPKi influences clinical outcomes in patients treated by CC in metastatic melanoma.

Methods: Eighty-eight patients with a metastatic melanoma, treated by CC after a previous treatment by ICI or MAPKi between January 2009 and October 2019, were retrospectively analyzed. Read More

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Cancer Incidence and Mortality among Petroleum Industry Workers and Residents Living in Oil Producing Communities: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2021 Apr 20;18(8). Epub 2021 Apr 20.

Environment and Lifestyle Epidemiology Branch, International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC/WHO), 150 Cours Albert Thomas, CEDEX 08, 69372 Lyon, France.

Petroleum extraction and refining are major sources of various occupational exposures and of air pollution and may therefore contribute to the global cancer burden. This systematic review and meta-analysis is aimed at evaluating the cancer risk in petroleum-exposed workers and in residents living near petroleum facilities. Relevant studies were identified and retrieved through PubMed and Web of Science databases. Read More

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Melanocyte Colonization and Pigmentation of Breast Carcinoma: Description of Two Pathological Cases and Review of Literature.

Diagnostics (Basel) 2021 Apr 15;11(4). Epub 2021 Apr 15.

Unità di Ginecopatologia e Patologia Mammaria, Dipartimento Scienze della Salute della Donna, del Bambino e di Sanità Pubblica, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS, Largo A. Gemelli 8, 00168 Roma, Italy.

Colonization of breast carcinoma by non-neoplastic melanocytes of epidermal origin was first described by Azzopardi and Eusebi in 1977. We herein report two cases on the exceptional clinical and pathological features of this phenomenon in a 66-year-old and a 51-year-old patients. The pathogenesis is not fully understood, but a disrupted basement membrane and the role of tumoral growth factors are considered essential. Read More

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Trends in Incidence and Mortality of Skin Melanoma in Lithuania 1991-2015.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2021 Apr 15;18(8). Epub 2021 Apr 15.

Laboratory of Clinical Oncology, National Cancer Institute, LT-08406 Vilnius, Lithuania.

Background: We aimed to investigate age-specific and sex-specific incidence trends of melanoma in Lithuania from 1991 to 2015.

Methods: Analysis was based on data from the population-based Lithuanian Cancer Registry database for 1991-2015, and 6024 cases of skin melanoma were identified. Age-adjusted rates (ASRs) by sex and age group were calculated. Read More

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Combination Therapy of Novel Oncolytic Adenovirus with Anti-PD1 Resulted in Enhanced Anti-Cancer Effect in Syngeneic Immunocompetent Melanoma Mouse Model.

Pharmaceutics 2021 Apr 14;13(4). Epub 2021 Apr 14.

Department of Virology, National Institute of Public Health-National Institute of Hygiene, Chocimska 24, 00-791 Warsaw, Poland.

Malignant melanoma, an aggressive form of skin cancer, has a low five-year survival rate in patients with advanced disease. Immunotherapy represents a promising approach to improve survival rates among patients at advanced stage. Herein, the aim of the study was to design and produce, by using engineering tools, a novel oncolytic adenovirus AdV-D24- inducible co-stimulator ligand (ICOSL)-CD40L expressing potent co-stimulatory molecules enhancing clinical efficacy through the modulation of anti-cancer immune responses. Read More

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Could MicroRNAs Be Useful Tools to Improve the Diagnosis and Treatment of Rare Gynecological Cancers? A Brief Overview.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 Apr 7;22(8). Epub 2021 Apr 7.

Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Malta, MSD 2080 Msida, Malta.

Gynecological cancers pose an important public health issue, with a high incidence among women of all ages. Gynecological cancers such as malignant germ-cell tumors, sex-cord-stromal tumors, uterine sarcomas and carcinosarcomas, gestational trophoblastic neoplasia, vulvar carcinoma and melanoma of the female genital tract, are defined as rare with an annual incidence of <6 per 100,000 women. Rare gynecological cancers (RGCs) are associated with poor prognosis, and given the low incidence of each entity, there is the risk of delayed diagnosis due to clinical inexperience and limited therapeutic options. Read More

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Cancer Risk in Patients with Autoimmune Hepatitis: A Nationwide Population-Based Cohort Study with Histopathology.

Am J Epidemiol 2021 Apr 29. Epub 2021 Apr 29.

Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases, Department of Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York, USA.

We aimed to determine the risk of incident cancer in autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) compared to the general population and siblings. AIH was defined by the presence of a medical diagnosis of AIH and a liver biopsy in a nationwide Swedish population-based cohort study. We identified 5,268 adults with AIH diagnosed 1969-2016 and 22,996 matched general population reference individuals and 4,170 sibling comparators. Read More

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A systematic review and synthesis of qualitative and quantitative studies evaluating provider, patient, and health care system-related barriers to diagnostic skin cancer examinations.

Arch Dermatol Res 2021 Apr 28. Epub 2021 Apr 28.

Department of Dermatology, MD Anderson Cancer Center, The University of Texas, 1400 Pressler Street, Unit 1452, Houston, TX, 77030, US.

Melanoma-screening examinations support early diagnosis, yet there is a national shortage of dermatologists and most at-risk patients lack access to dermatologic care. Primary care physicians (PCPs) in the United States often bridge these access gaps, and thus, play a critical role in the early detection of melanoma. However, most PCPs do not offer skin examinations. Read More

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Ultra-rare sarcomas: A consensus paper from the Connective Tissue Oncology Society community of experts on the incidence threshold and the list of entities.

Cancer 2021 Apr 28. Epub 2021 Apr 28.

Department of Epidemiology, Regional Health Council, Biomedical Research Institute of Murcia-Arrixaca, Murcia University, Murcia, Spain.

Background: Among sarcomas, which are rare cancers, many types are exceedingly rare; however, a definition of ultra-rare cancers has not been established. The problem of ultra-rare sarcomas is particularly relevant because they represent unique diseases, and their rarity poses major challenges for diagnosis, understanding disease biology, generating clinical evidence to support new drug development, and achieving formal authorization for novel therapies.

Methods: The Connective Tissue Oncology Society promoted a consensus effort in November 2019 to establish how to define ultra-rare sarcomas through expert consensus and epidemiologic data and to work out a comprehensive list of these diseases. Read More

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Symposium report: breast cancer in India-trends, environmental exposures and clinical implications.

Cancer Causes Control 2021 Jun 28;32(6):567-575. Epub 2021 Apr 28.

Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, 722 West 168th St, New York, NY, 10032, USA.

Purpose: Incidence of breast cancer (BC), particularly in young women, are rising in India. Without population-based mammography screening, rising rates cannot be attributed to screening. Investigations are needed to understand the potential drivers of this trend. Read More

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Deep Learning Classifier with Patient's Metadata of Dermoscopic Images in Malignant Melanoma Detection.

J Multidiscip Healthc 2021 21;14:877-885. Epub 2021 Apr 21.

Graduate Institute of Injury Prevention and Control, College of Public Health, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan.

Background: Incidence of skin cancer is one of the global burdens of malignancies that increase each year, with melanoma being the deadliest one. Imaging-based automated skin cancer detection still remains challenging owing to variability in the skin lesions and limited standard dataset availability. Recent research indicates the potential of deep convolutional neural networks (CNN) in predicting outcomes from simple as well as highly complicated images. Read More

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Biomarker-guided heterogeneity analysis of genetic regulations via multivariate sparse fusion.

Stat Med 2021 Apr 27. Epub 2021 Apr 27.

Center for Applied Statistics, School of Statistics, Renmin University of China, Beijing, China.

Heterogeneity is a hallmark of many complex diseases. There are multiple ways of defining heterogeneity, among which the heterogeneity in genetic regulations, for example, gene expressions (GEs) by copy number variations (CNVs), and methylation, has been suggested but little investigated. Heterogeneity in genetic regulations can be linked with disease severity, progression, and other traits and is biologically important. Read More

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Impact of novel systemic therapies on the first-year costs of care for melanoma among Medicare beneficiaries.

Cancer 2021 Apr 27. Epub 2021 Apr 27.

Division of Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington.

Background: Since 2011, the therapeutic landscape of melanoma has changed dramatically because of the adoption of immune checkpoint inhibitor and targeted therapies. The authors sought to quantify the effects of these changes on short-term treatment costs by comparing the first-year cancer-attributable costs in novel (2011-2015) and historical (2004-2010) treatment eras.

Methods: The authors estimated the first-year cancer-attributable and out-of-pocket (OOP) costs by cancer stage at diagnosis by using a case-control approach. Read More

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