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Melanoma risk is associated with vitamin D receptor gene polymorphisms
Previous studies have reported that vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene polymorphisms are associated with the occurrence of various cancers, including melanoma. The aim of the current study was toExpand
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A subpopulation that may correspond to granulocytic myeloid-derived suppressor cells reflects the clinical stage and progression of cutaneous melanoma.
Seventy-eight melanoma patients and 10 healthy individuals were examined. Follow-up examinations of all melanoma patients were performed regularly every three months. Myeloid-derived suppressor cellsExpand
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Association Between Oxidative Stress and Melanoma Progression
Summary Background: Overproduction of free radicals accompanied with their insufficient removal/neutralization by antioxidative defense system impairs redox hemostasis in living organisms. OxidativeExpand
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Melanoma in South‐East Europe: epidemiological data from the central cancer registry and clinicopathological characteristics from the hospital‐based registry in Serbia
Background  Melanoma in South‐East Europe shows varying incidence from 1.7 per 100,000 in Albania to 14.5 per 100,000 in Slovenia, but more detailed data from this region are scarce. In this study,Expand
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Lymphoscintigraphy and sentinel lymph node biopsy, in cutaneous melanoma staging and treatment decisions.
OBJECTIVE Sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) is a widely accepted method in the management of clinically localized cutaneous melanomas. The aim of this study was to report the results on patientsExpand
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High Interleukin 27 Production is Associated with Early Clinical Stage and Localized Disease in Patients with Melanoma
Summary Background: The immune response in patients with melanoma is an important focus of research due to the tumor’s resistance and immunotherapy possibilities. IL-27 is one of the cytokines withExpand
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Free light chains ratio as a marker to estimate prognosis and survival in patients with multiple myeloma and primary amyloidosis.
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate the significance of free light chains ratio (FLC ratio) as a prognostic factor for remission, progression and survival in patients with multiple myelomaExpand
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DNMT1 and DNMT3B genetic polymorphisms affect the clinical course and outcome of melanoma patients.
The aberrant DNA methylation plays a critical role in a number of different malignancies, including melanoma. DNA methylation is catalyzed by DNA methyltransferases (DNMTs), involved in methylationExpand
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Time to Procedure, Nuclear Imaging and Clinicopathological Characteristics as Predictive Factors for Sentinel Lymph Node Metastasis in Cutaneous Melanoma: A Single-Center Analysis
Objective Sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy is a widely accepted staging procedure for cutaneous melanoma patients who are at risk of clinically occult nodal metastases. Numerous predictive factorsExpand