Genetics

Cutaneous melanomas may be associated with familial melanoma syndromes, and melanoma-prone kindreds show frequent loss of heterozygosity or mutations at several sites. Two tumour suppressor genes, CDKN2A (at 9p21, which codes for P16INK4A) and PTEN (at 10q23), and the oncogene CDK4 have been identified as important melanoma

Fig. 4.58 Malignant melanoma A Invasive lesions are typically composed of sheets of plump epithelioid melanocytes. B Spindle cell areas are often seen. C HMB45 is one of the most specific markers for melanoma, but staining may be patchy. D S-100 antibodies are expressed strongly and uniformly in almost all lesions.

Fig. 4.58 Malignant melanoma A Invasive lesions are typically composed of sheets of plump epithelioid melanocytes. B Spindle cell areas are often seen. C HMB45 is one of the most specific markers for melanoma, but staining may be patchy. D S-100 antibodies are expressed strongly and uniformly in almost all lesions.

susceptibility genes {269,1252,2713}. However, associations with these genes have not yet been shown for oral melanomas, and expression of various tumour suppressor genes or oncogenes is variable and heterogeneous {1085,2555}.

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