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Little is known about the level of engagement and correlates of sun protection and skin self-exam among individuals diagnosed with melanoma. Participants (N = 229) completed measures of skin self-exam and sun protection practice and knowledge and attitudes. Approximately eighty-four percent of patients reported engaging in skin self-examination at least(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine if pathology review, within the context of a multidisciplinary pigmented lesion clinic, results in changes in diagnosis of melanocytic lesions and to ascertain if the change in diagnosis altered clinical management and outcome. METHODS Retrospective review of pathology reports, progress notes, and diagnoses entered in the(More)
Progression of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) is associated with profound defects in cell-mediated immunity and depressed production of cytokines, which support cell-mediated immunity. Because we have observed marked defects in interleukin-12 (IL-12) production in CTCL and because IL-12 is critical for antitumor cytotoxic T-cell responses, we initiated a(More)
This editorial review summarizes the results of 5 meetings sponsored by the International Society for Cutaneous Lymphoma at which the clinicopathologic and ancillary features of early mycosis fungoides were critically examined. Based on this analysis, an algorithm was developed for the diagnosis of early mycosis fungoides involving a holistic integration of(More)
IL-12 is a 70-kDa heterodimeric cytokine composed of a p35 chain and p40 chain. This cytokine exerts a powerful positive regulatory influence on the development of Th1 helper T-cell immune responses and is a potent inducer of IFN-gamma production and cytotoxic T cell differentiation and function. Because epidermal Langerhans cells (LC) are important members(More)
OBJECTIVES To review the world literature for reports of cutaneous metastases from primary genitourinary malignancies and compare them with our experience during a 10-year period. Cutaneous metastases from primary visceral malignancies are uncommon manifestations of advanced disease. Among patients with urologic malignancies, the incidence and appearance of(More)
It has been demonstrated previously that the exposure to 7,12-dimethyl[a]benzanthracene (DMBA) and UVB radiation leads to the development of epidermal cysts, squamous cell carcinomas (SCC), melanocytic hyperplasia and melanoma in human foreskins from newborns grafted to immunodeficient mice. Improved techniques in grafting full-thickness skin from adults(More)
BACKGROUND Extracorporeal photopheresis is a pheresis-based therapy that permits the direct targeting of psoralen-mediated photochemotherapy to circulating pathogenic T cells. Although photopheresis is currently used to treat cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL), limited data are available regarding overall response rates and durability of responses among(More)
BACKGROUND Analysis of T-cell receptor gamma (TCR gamma) gene rearrangements by PCR is a powerful tool for detecting clonal T-cell populations for the diagnosis of lymphoid neoplasms. We report a method for TCR gamma PCR analysis using capillary electrophoresis (CE). METHODS AND RESULTS To define the threshold for identification of a predominant(More)
Subcutaneous panniculitis-like T-cell lymphoma (SPTCL) is an uncommon cutaneous lymphoma that has been proposed as a distinct clinicopathologic entity, but studies of SPTCL are limited. We studied the clinicopathologic, immunophenotypic, and genetic features of 11 SPTCLs. All cases had a variable admixture of pleomorphic small, medium, or large lymphocytes(More)