Metastatic squamous cell carcinoma arising in the setting of folliculitis decalvans.

We present a patient with severe, chronic FD who developed metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the scalp. PMID: 31046918 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Dermatol Online J - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Dermatol Online J Source Type: research

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AbstractAzole antifungals are first-line options in the prophylaxis and treatment of invasive fungal infections. They are often used for prolonged (weeks to months) periods of time, particularly in patients with hematologic malignancies, or in those who have received a solid organ or hematopoietic stem cell transplant. Long-term use of azoles is associated with hepatotoxicity and hormone-related effects, including gynecomastia, alopecia, decreased libido, oligospermia, azoospermia, impotence, hypokalemia, hyponatremia, and (rarely) adrenal insufficiency. Voriconazole and posaconazole have been associated with peripheral ne...
Source: Drugs - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Discussion MDSCs violently emerge in pathological conditions in an attempt to limit potentially harmful immune and inflammatory responses. Mechanisms supporting their expansion and survival are deeply investigated in cancer, in the perspective to reactivate specific antitumor responses and prevent their contribution to disease evolution. These findings will likely contribute to improve the targeting of MDSCs in anticancer immunotherapies, either alone or in combination with immune checkpoint inhibitors. New evidence indicates that the expansion of myeloid cell differentiation in pathology is subject to fine-tuning, as its...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Hui Zhou, Xiaoyan Fu, Qian Li and Ting Niu* Department of Hematology and Research Laboratory of Hematology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China Background: Immune checkpoint inhibition therapy with monoclonal antibody against programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1), including nivolumab and pembrolizumab, has demonstrated powerful clinical efficacy in the treatment of advanced cancers. However, there is no evidence-based systematic review on the safety and efficacy of anti-PD-1 antibody in treating lymphoma. Methods: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of nivolumab/pembrolizumab, we analyzed clin...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
We present a patient with severe, chronic FD who developed metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the scalp.
Source: Dermatology Online Journal - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
Saeed Nourmohammadi1†, Thazin Nwe Aung2†, Jian Cui2, Jinxin V. Pei1, Michael Lucio De Ieso1, Yuka Harata-Lee2, Zhipeng Qu2, David L. Adelson2* and Andrea J. Yool1* 1Adelaide Medical School, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia 2Department of Molecular and Biomedical Science, School of Biological Sciences, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia Traditional Chinese Medicines are promising sources of new agents for controlling cancer metastasis. Compound Kushen Injection (CKI), prepared from medicinal plants Sophora flavescens and Heterosmilax chinensis, disrupts cell cycle...
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Erica S. Tarabadkar† and Michi M. Shinohara*† Division of Dermatology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States Skin directed therapies (SDTs) serve important roles in the treatment of early stage cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL)/mycosis fungoides (MF), as well as managing symptoms and improving quality of life of all stages. There are now numerous options for topical therapies that demonstrate high response rates, particularly in early/limited MF. Phototherapy retains an important role in treating MF, with increasing data supporting efficacy and long-term safety of both UVB and PUVA as ...
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION Systemic therapies including PD-1 inhibitors and CTLA-4 inhibitors have demonstrated early promising results for difficult-to-treat NMSC. Future studies are necessary to optimize treatment outcome.
Source: Dermatologic Surgery - Category: Dermatology Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundSkin lesions are very common among organ transplant recipients (OTR), particularly infections and tumors, because of the immunosuppressive state these patients are put in.Methods177 OTR were examined. Skin lesions were categorized into neoplastic, infectious, and inflammatory diseases.ResultsThe mean age of OTR was 52  years, the mean age at transplantation was 42.7 years, and kidney was the most common organ transplanted (72%). Skin lesions were found in 147 patients (83%). Cutaneous infections were seen in 106 patients (60%). Warts (30%) had the larger incidence and were associated with azathi...
Source: International Journal of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Report Source Type: research
AbstractTargeted therapies and immunotherapies are associated with a wide range of dermatologic adverse events (dAEs) resulting from common signaling pathways involved in malignant behavior and normal homeostatic functions of the epidermis and dermis. Dermatologic toxicities include damage to the skin, oral mucosa, hair, and nails. Acneiform rash is the most common dAE, observed in 25 –85% of patients treated by epidermal growth factor receptor and mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase inhibitors. BRAF inhibitors mostly induce secondary skin tumors, squamous cell carcinoma and keratoacanthomas, changes in pre-exist...
Source: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
ConclusionsWith a response rate of 96%, vismodegib is a safe and effective treatment for locally advanced BCC. Adverse effects are generally mild but they need to be taken into account owing to their high frequency.ResumenIntroducción y objetivosVismodegib es el primer inhibidor selectivo de la vía de la señalización Hedgehog aprobado para el tratamiento del carcinoma basocelular (CBC) localmente avanzado y metastásico. Describimos nuestra experiencia en un centro oncológico con el vismodegib en el tratamiento de pacientes con CBC avanzados y/o múltiples durante un periodo d...
Source: Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
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