Ana Palazzo

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BACKGROUND Although tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) have been associated with a favorable prognosis in triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) patients, this marker is not currently considered robust enough for entering the clinical practice. In the present study, we assessed the clinical validity of the guidelines recently issued by the International(More)
Non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the leading cause of cancer-specific death in the USA and Europe. Over the last two decades, the pathogenetic mechanisms and the molecular alterations of NSCLC have been investigated more intensively, a number of potential therapeutic targets have been identified and new agents against specific molecular targets have(More)
Targeted therapies affecting specific molecular target, expressed preferentially by neoplastic cells, block cancer growth. Current targets are represented by cell-surface trans-membrane proteins, intracellular proteins, and by growth factors. Today a targeted therapy exists for most commonly diagnosed types of human cancer often combined with chemotherapy(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this case-control study was to determine whether preoperative duplex imaging could predict the outcome of varicose vein surgery without saphenofemoral junction (SFJ) disconnection. The duplex protocol included a reflux elimination test (RET) and assessment of the competence of the terminal valve of the femoral vein. METHODS One(More)
Transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder represents the second most common genitourinary malignancy [1]; the clinical approach to muscle-invasive disease has been modified in the last decade, considering the important role of multidisciplinary team, including surgeon, oncologist and radiotherapist. In fact, despite relevant progress in surgical management(More)
The objective of the study was to evaluate the effects of laser CO2 surgery during pregnancy to prevent clinical HPV infection recurrence after delivery and vertical infection. A case-control study was performed on 280 pregnant women affected by clinical HPV infection treated during pregnancy with 256 women treated three months after delivery. Follow-up was(More)
Injuries to the portal vein are uncommon and are secondary to open abdominal trauma in approximately 90% of cases. In closed abdominal trauma, such injuries are even rarer and are caused by either avulsion or thrombosis. Most patients affected by this type of lesion are in severe shock and the diagnosis of portal vein damage is made during surgery. Isolated(More)
The dynamic morphological aspects of the uterine mucosa during the various phases of the endometrial cycle were examined, by using ultrasonographic methods, in 148 patients having regular menstrual cycles and a biphasic basal body temperature. During the proliferative phase, ultrasonographic examinations permitted a visualization of the mucosa in 33%-45% of(More)
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