Cancer Control Journal Melanoma Metastasis Clonal analysis of human melanoma suggest that systemic, physiologic signals can be Algorithm depicting the pathogenesis of melanoma metastasis. http://www.moffitt.usf.edu/pubs/ccj/v2n5/article3.html
Extractions: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas Cancer metastasis requires a series of sequential steps, each of which is rate limiting. Neoplasms are biologically heterogeneous, and the process of metastasis is highly selective. Multiple metastases often differ in biologic characteristics and can change during the course of the disease. Clonal analysis of human melanoma suggest that systemic, physiologic signals can be recognized by neoplastic cells. Brain metastases are particularly common in patients with metastatic melanoma. The blood brain barrier does not prevent the invasion of the brain parenchyma by circulating metastatic cells, and its permeability varies among different experimental brain metastases. When a diagnosis of melanoma is established, the most critical question is whether the cancer is localized or has spread to regional lymph nodes and distant organs. Most deaths from melanoma are due to metastases that are resistant to conventional therapies. A major obstacle to therapy of metastases is tumor-cell biologic heterogeneity. By the time a diagnosis is established, melanomas contain multiple cell populations characterized by diverse growth rates, karyotypes, cell-surface properties, antigenicity, immunogenicity, invasion, metastasis, and sensitivity to cytotoxic drugs or biologic agents.[2,3] Moreover, in many patients with malignant melanoma, metastasis already may have occurred. The metastases can be located in various lymph nodes and distant organs where specific microenvironmental factors can modify the response of melanoma cells to systemic therapy.
InteliHealth: Overview Skin cancer falls into two broad areas nonmelanoma skin cancer (basal cellcancer and squamous cell cancer), and melanoma. These different types of cancer http://www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/8297/24556/211187.html?d=dmtHealth
"Billy Foundation" William S. Graham Foundation for melanoma Research. Located in Hayward, California. http://www.bfmelanoma.com/
Extractions: Welcome to our site... Dear Friends of the Foundation; Welcome to our website. Our desire, here at the foundation headquarters, is that the content that you find on these pages will assist you, not only in learning more about this horrendous disease but also enable you to educate yourself and your loved ones on the prevention and early detection of a cancer that is, for the most part, preventable. We want to also, in some way, let you know that there is someone out there that has traveled this path before and is there fighting for you now. Hope .a mighty armor in this fight. We dare dream of a day when there will not be any more tears shed from the loss of loved ones to melanoma. Until that day arrives, rest assured that our foundation is here doing everything we can to prevent its unchecked spread. Together ..we WILL beat this disease . Warm regards, Karen L. Graham Chairman/President William S. Graham Foundation, Inc.
Recognizing Skin Cancer--Malignant Melanoma Malignant melanoma is the fastest growing type of cancer in the United Statesincidence Clinically, there are numerous types of malignant melanoma. http://www.bu.edu/cme/modules/2002/skincancer02/content/04-malig.htm
Extractions: Recognizing Skin Cancer Malignant Melanoma Malignant Melanoma: General Malignant melanoma is the fastest growing type of cancer in the United States: incidence rates are increasing by 4-8% per year. The lifetime incidence of melanoma is currently 1/71. The reason for this rise is not completely understood, but it appears to be related to increased sun exposure, especially to blistering sunburns in youth. Melanoma accounts for approximately 3% of all cancers in the United States (excluding non-melanoma skin cancers) and for approximately 1% of all cancer deaths. Melanoma is the most common cause of death in women 30 to 39 years old. There is no significant difference in the incidence of melanoma between men and women; however, men in general have a poorer prognosis. Risk factors for the development of melanoma include ample sun exposure, fair skin, family history, advanced age, and atypical or congenital nevi. Melanomas can arise from precursor lesions; however, most arise de novo. Malignant Melanoma: Case Presentation A 36 year old fair-skinned woman presented to her primary care physician's office, complaining of a growing mole on her leg that had begun to bleed upon minor trauma. She felt otherwise well. Past medical history was unremarkable, but she did offer a history of having had multiple blistering sunburns in her teenage years. Physical examination revealed a multicolored, friable, exophytic nodule on the leg. Inguinal lymphadenopathy was palpable.
MEF Home Page Nonprofit offers information on self-detection and prevention, patient stories, links and references. Located in Peabody, Massachusetts. http://www.skincheck.org/
Extractions: The Melanoma Education Foundation is a non-profit organization devoted to saving lives from melanoma, a common skin cancer that is often deadly unless detected early before there are any symptoms. The Foundation increases awareness of melanoma three ways: Conducts workshops for high school and middle school health educators
Extractions: First Steps After Diagnosis of Cancer The Cancer Patient's Workbook: Everything You Need to Stay Organized and Informed! 50 Essential Things To Do: When the Doctor Says It's Cancer. Top 10 Cancer Sites, Treatment Centers, and Cancer Books for Newly Diagnosed Patients. Cancer Patients: Know Your Rights. ... How You Can Help Your Doctor new! Making a Difference in Your Cancer Treatment with Good Nutrition Anal Cancer Bladder Cancer Brain Tumor ... Pediatric Cancers Welcome to The Cancer Information Network Introduction Melanoma is a highly malignant disease occurs in the skin. This year, about 54,000 people will be diagnosed with this malignancy. The diagnosis of the melanoma brings with them many questions and a need for clear, understandable answers... In The Spotlight: Limitations of Interferon for Melanoma Treatment Noted In Recent Study new!
Tiffany's Melanoma Foundation Provides information, personal stories, articles and links related to this condition. http://www.tiffanysmelanomafoundation.org
Extractions: Please checkout our brand new blog for the latest news and info! Welcome to our web site devoted to promoting melanoma awareness.This site was created in loving memory of Tiffany Weirbach. Some people donate money to causes to save animals and even buildings which is great but we need donations to help save lives. Tiffany's foundation is helping to save lives by spreading the news of the devastating effects that melanoma has on families and how it is now the number one cancer attacking women ages 23-30.Also, we urgently need donations to help families in need that are already fighting melanoma in their family and they are unable to work because of the drastic chemo that is required for advanced melanoma. Please if you can help send a check to Tiffany's Melanoma Foundation at P.O. Box 1386 Redmond, OR 97756.
Extractions: Read Boston.com article about David's Fenway/Boston Marathon "feet/feat." The primary focus of the event is to raise money for melanoma research. Malignant melanoma is the most deadly form of skin cancer. The number of people who develop melanoma is increasing faster than any other cancer. Deaths from complications of this disease are increasing at a faster rate than deaths from any other form of cancer except lung cancer. On May 23rd, 1999, melanoma claimed the life of Peter M. Newton at the age of 46. In addition to raising funds for melanoma research, contributions are also made to the Vermont Respite House in Williston, Vermont and the Sugarbush Ski Patrol that Peter served proudly on for twelve years. The secondary focus of Peter's FUNd Racer is to challenge yourself just a little and to have fun! Learn more sign up Please help us keep in touch with you (the inexpensive way) by providing your email address if we don't have it. Just send us a quick
Extractions: The abstract submission deadline has been extended to April 25, 2005. The Canadian Melanoma Foundation, The University of British Columbia and the BC Cancer Agency combine to support the forthcoming 6th World Congress on Melanoma taking place at the Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre from September 6th - 10th, 2005. Please join us in one of the world's most beautiful cities for what promises to be a major scientific conference along with an exciting social experience. The Congress will bring together the worldâs experts on the prevention, treatment, management and research on one of the most prevalent cancers of modern times. Immunologists, pathologists and epidemiologists will join with the clinicians to present the latest research in melanoma and provide an opportunity to evaluate current understandings of this modern disease. Extend your visit and join colleagues on our post-conference cruise to the Alaska Glaciers (September 10-17). There is an optional symposium ("Melanoma - An Australian Perspective") available onboard this sailing. For more information please click here We look forward to your participation.
Extractions: in the SHADE We are very excited to announce the launch of the First Annual Say It With Flowers Luncheon in Boston. Say It With Flowers is an event that was created in 1986 and that we are proud to be presenting in Boston this fall. Read more... Come run with us! Join the SHADE Team and help team leader, Shonda Schilling raise funds and promote sun safety. Read more... U.V. color change bracelet! Show your support for SHADE and help spread awareness with a 'Limit the Sun, Not the Fun' U.V. color change bracelet! Just $2! SHADE SunWise Day at Fenway. New England Poster Contest Winners were treated to a tour of the Green Monster then on to the field to meet Curt. Read more...
Malignant Melanoma Malignant melanoma. Up. Conjunctival melanomas may be associated with primaryacquired melanosis (75%) or may arise from a preexisting nevus or http://insight.med.utah.edu/opatharch/conj/malignant_melanoma.htm
Extractions: Home Up Contributors Submission Information ... Site Map Conjunctival melanomas may be associated with primary acquired melanosis (75%) or may arise from a pre-existing nevus or de-novo(#21917). Prognostically, the two most important pathological features concerning the likelihood of metastasis are the presence of a pagetoid growth pattern in a PAM component and the thickness of the invasive nodule. Dysplastic melanocytes(#21918) may invade beyond the epithelium into the substantia propria or into the globe or lids. Clinical #21917 High Power #21918 Home Up Cornea Glaucoma ... Site Map John A. Moran Eye Center 50 North Medical Drive Salt Lake City UT 84132 Telephone 801.581.2581 Fax 801.581.3357
Dr. Koop - Melanoma melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer. It involves the cells thatproduce melanoma can also involve the pigmented portion of the eye. http://drkoop.com/ency/93/000850.html
Extractions: Inside DrKoop News Archive Animations Health Videos Health Tools ... Newsletters Injury Disease Nutrition Poison ... Prevention Definition: Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer. It involves the cells that produce pigment (melanin), which is responsible for skin and hair color. Melanoma can also involve the pigmented portion of the eye. (See also skin cancer and melanoma of the eye Causes, incidence, and risk factors: There are four major types of melanoma: Superficial spreading melanoma is the most common type of melanoma. It is usually flat and irregular in shape and color, with varying shades of black and brown. It may occur at any age or site and is most common in Caucasians. Nodular melanoma usually starts as a raised area that is dark blackish-blue or bluish-red, although some lack color. Lentigo maligna melanoma usually occurs in the elderly. It is most common in sun-damaged skin on the face, neck, and arms. The abnormal skin areas are usually large, flat, and tan with intermixed areas of brown. Acral lentiginous melanoma is the least common form of melanoma. It usually occurs on the palms, soles, or under the nails and is more common in African Americans.
My Experience With Cancer Web log of Matthew Phelps who was diagnosed with Stage III disease in 2004 that quickly spread. http://www.myexperiencewithcancer.com
Extractions: @import url( http://www.myexperiencewithcancer.com/wp/wp-content/themes/desert_theme/style.css ); Bloged in Cancer Related by matthew Thursday September 8, 2005 I put some fenders on my hybrid bike to prepare for my non-driving butt to be slogging through the slop. My riding buddy at the bike shop took about two hours to put them on. It was funny. He was saying that he could have rebuilt a bicycle in that time. heh. Now I just need some waterproof pants and jacket and I will be set. Maybe some gloves. I went to Classmates.com and looked to see if any of my old girlfriends had registered. Nope. Maybe I scared them off. Trackback No comments yet Bloged in Regular Stuff by Matthew Tuesday September 6, 2005 Trackback Only one comment Bloged in Regular Stuff by Matthew Thursday September 1, 2005 I love my Lego Pirate Ship. The soccer playing Lego man with the mustache stands off the bow with a sword in his hand bigger than him. The lobster stays with the skipper and so does the bat. The Lego Formula 1 Ferrari idles next to Spongebob Squarepants.
Melanoma melanoma (Malignant melanoma, Melanocarcinoma) melanoma Staging. The Clarksystem of measurement assigns a level to the lesion that depends on the http://www.dental.mu.edu/oralpath/lesions/melanoma/melanoma.htm
Extractions: Melanoma (Malignant Melanoma, Melanocarcinoma) Malignant neoplasm of melanocytes occurring on skin and mucosal surfaces that commonly has a radial and superficial initial growth period before it extends into the deeper underlying tissues and metastasizes. Types Superficial Spreading Meloanoma Lentigo Maligna Melanoma Acral Lentiginous Melanoma Nodular Melanoma Clinical Features: males more often than females usually palate or maxillary gingiva 5th decade or older ABCD Clinical Features A symmetry (uncontrolled growth pattern) B order irregularity C olor variation D iameter greater than 6 mm Differential Diagnosis: nevi melanotic macules amalgan tattoo melanoma physiologic pigmentation Etiology: unknown but possibly UV radiation induced DNA damage Tissue of Origin: stratified squamous epithelium of mucosa Histologic Features: lentiginous (spindle-shaped) or epithelioid hyperplasia of melanocytes random cytological atypia with enlarged hyperchromatic melanocytic nuclei nests of melanocytes bridging or adjacent to rete ridges lamellar and concentric dermal fibroplasia patchy or diffuse superficial dermal lymphocytic infiltrate elongation of rete ridges radial growth phase - neoplastic cells spread laterally in all directions remaining in the surface epithelium vertical growth phase - neoplastic cells invade the connective tissue Melanoma Staging The Clark system of measurement assigns a "level" to the lesion that depends on the deepest anatomic cutaneous region that has been invaded by tumor cells.
Susan's Mucosal Melanoma Research Mucosal melanoma information including clinical trials and treatment as related to my father who was diagnosed in June, 2000. http://www.mucosalmelanoma.org
Extractions: My father was diagnosed with mucosal melanoma of the maxillary sinus in June, 2000 This page is devoted to research about mucosal melanoma. Normally, melanoma (a cancer of the melanocytes) develops in the skin. In my father's case, it developed in the mucosal membranes of his maxillary sinus. Because mucosal melanomas constitute less than one percent of all melanomas, very little research about the disease exists. As a person with no medical training, it has often been difficult for me to evaluate the scientific articles I have found on the subject. My main interest has been in adjuvant therapies. I have presented here what seem to me to be the most promising drugs currently in clinical trials. Because experimental drugs are not available outside clinical trials, I have also sought to find approaches that we could use now to keep his cancer from returning. I invite anyone who stumbles upon this site to contact me at email@example.com if you have any questions, if you have anything you would like to contribute to the site, or if you would simply like to share your story. HOAG-VACCINE-MEL, NCI-V01-1646:
Extractions: University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center HOUSTON - Curcumin, the pungent yellow spice found in both turmeric and curry powders, blocks a key biological pathway needed for development of melanoma and other cancers, say researchers from The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. The study, to be published in the August 15, 2005 issue of the journal Cancer, but available on line at 12:01 a.m. (EDT) on Monday, July 11, demonstrates how curcumin stops laboratory strains of melanoma from proliferating and pushes the cancer cells to commit suicide. It does this, researchers say, by shutting down nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-kB), a powerful protein known to promote an abnormal inflammatory response that leads to a variety of disorders, including arthritis and cancer. The study is the latest to suggest that curcumin has potent anticancer powers, say the researchers. "The antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic properties of curcumin derived from turmeric are undergoing intense research here and at other places worldwide," says one of the study's authors, Bharat B. Aggarwal, Ph.D., professor of cancer medicine in the Department of Experimental Therapeutics.
Melanoma The overwhelming majority of melanoma arises in the skin, but it may also presentas a Malignant melanoma. Arch Pathol Lab Med 2001;125(10)1295306 http://www.5mcc.com/Assets/SUMMARY/TP0572.html