A. De Stefano

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The aim of this multicenter longitudinal study was to evaluate the pattern of recurrence in patients submitted to potentially curative surgery for intestinal-type and diffuse-type gastric cancer. The study included 412 patients surgically treated at three Italian surgical departments, subdivided into 273 intestinal-type cases (group A) and 139 diffuse-type(More)
Very few studies from Western centers have compared D2 and D3 dissection in the surgical treatment of gastric cancer. The aim of the prospective observational study reported here was to analyze the postoperative outcome and potential risk factors for complications following D2 and D3 lymphadenectomy. A total of 330 consecutive patients, of which 251(More)
Patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) receiving all three active drugs (irinotecan, oxaliplatin, fluorouracil) achieve the best outcome. Bevacizumab added to chemotherapy further improves progression-free (PFS) survival and overall survival. As arterial hypertension has been reported in all studies involving bevacizumab, we retrospectively(More)
Subtotal gastrectomy is considered the preferred treatment for gastric cancer with antral location. The aim of this study was to assess the incidence of early postoperative complications and late functional results in patients who underwent subtotal gastrectomy with Billroth II reconstruction for primary gastric adenocarcinoma. The results of 310 patients(More)
The importance of extracapsular extension (ECE) of axillary metastases as a risk factor for either local or distant recurrence and poorer survival in breast cancer has been suggested, but its prognostic value has not been uniformly confirmed. From a prospective database including 1142 breast cancer patients operated on at the Department of General Surgery(More)
Background: The prognostic value of p53 nuclear accumulation in gastric cancer is still unclear, as shown by the discordant results still reported in the literature. In this study, we evaluated the correlation between p53 accumulation and long-term survival of patients resected for intestinal and diffuse-type gastric cancer. Methods: Eighty-three patients(More)
Lung cancer is one of the most common causes of cancer-related death worldwide in men and women, and, despite the recent remarkable scientific advances, drug treatment is still unsatisfactory. Polycomb protein chromobox homolog 7 (CBX7) is involved in several biological processes, including development and cancer progression, indeed the lack of CBX7 protein(More)
Alterations in the mechanisms of apoptosis are responsible not only for the progression of breast cancer, but for different responses to treatment as well. Among the genes regulators of apoptosis, the tumor suppressor gene p53 and the bcl-2 gene have raised interest for their possible role as predictors of response to therapy and markers of prognosis. The(More)
Primary hepatic lymphoma is an extremely rare malignancy accounting for 0.016% of all cases of non-Hodgkin lymphomas. Approximately 1-4% of histologies described show a follicular pattern. We report a case of primary hepatic non-Hodgkin lymphoma that developed in a middle-aged woman 3 years after radical treatment (neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy and surgery)(More)
A malignant rhabdoid tumor was first described as a subtype of Wilms tumor in 1978. The most frequent location of these tumors is the kidney, and they are common in childhood. The extrarenal localization of these tumors has been described mainly in the central nervous system (called atypical teratoid–rhabdoid tumors), liver, soft tissues and colon.(More)