Alice Ronchi

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Medulloblastoma (MB) is the most common brain malignancy in children. Whole neural axis irradiation is the treatment of choice, but it often results in long-term neurocognitive and developmental impairment. Only insights into MB biology will lead to improved therapeutic outcome. Wingless (WNT) signalling deregulation occurs in up to 25% of sporadic tumors,(More)
Medulloblastomas (MBs) associated with the Wnt activation represent a subgroup with a favorable prognosis, but it remains unclear whether Wnt activation confers a less aggressive phenotype and/or enhances radiosensitivity. To investigate this issue, we evaluated the biological behavior of an MB cell line, UW228-1, stably transfected with human β-catenin(More)
BACKGROUND Schwannoma and angiosarcoma are infrequent pathologies that have been rarely reported in the kidney. Angiosarcoma is an uncommon malignant tumor presenting a recognizable vascular differentiation. It can develop in any site but the most common locations include the skin, soft tissues, breast, bone, liver, and spleen while renal localization has(More)
Fibrous variant of Hashimoto's thyroiditis is a rare condition occurring in about 10% cases, mainly middle age people. It is characterized by an extensive fibrous proliferation without extension into the surrounding structures. A 55-year-old female was referred to our department for an unexplained onset of cervical discomfort. She presented a voluminous(More)
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