: Cutaneous melanoma is considered a rare tumor, although it is one of the most common cancers in young adults and its incidence has risen in the last decades. Targeted therapy, with BRAF and MEK inhibitors, and immunotherapy revolutionized the treatment of metastatic melanoma but there is still a considerable percentage of patients with primary or acquired resistance to these therapies. Recently, oncology researchers directed their attention at the role of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) in different types of cancers, including melanoma. lncRNAs are RNA transcripts, initially considered "junk sequences", that have been proven to have a crucial role in the fine regulation of physiological and pathological processes of different tissues. Furthermore, they are more expressed in tumors than protein-coding genes, constituting perfect candidates either as biomarkers (diagnostic, prognostic, predictive) or as therapeutic targets. In this work, we reviewed all the literature available for lncRNA in melanoma, elucidating all the potential roles in this tumor.

Comprehensive Review on the Clinical Relevance of Long Non-Coding RNAs in Cutaneous Melanoma

Napolitano, Stefania;Guerrera, Luigi Pio;Troiani, Teresa
2021

Abstract

: Cutaneous melanoma is considered a rare tumor, although it is one of the most common cancers in young adults and its incidence has risen in the last decades. Targeted therapy, with BRAF and MEK inhibitors, and immunotherapy revolutionized the treatment of metastatic melanoma but there is still a considerable percentage of patients with primary or acquired resistance to these therapies. Recently, oncology researchers directed their attention at the role of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) in different types of cancers, including melanoma. lncRNAs are RNA transcripts, initially considered "junk sequences", that have been proven to have a crucial role in the fine regulation of physiological and pathological processes of different tissues. Furthermore, they are more expressed in tumors than protein-coding genes, constituting perfect candidates either as biomarkers (diagnostic, prognostic, predictive) or as therapeutic targets. In this work, we reviewed all the literature available for lncRNA in melanoma, elucidating all the potential roles in this tumor.
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