Angela Scagnellato

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BACKGROUND The role of doxorubicin (Doxo) as part of multidrug regimens used to treat children with soft tissue sarcoma (STS) is controversial. To evaluate the feasibility of combining Doxo with the well established ifosfamide, vincristine, and actinomycin D (IVA) regimen, the Italian STS Committee performed a pilot study on a series of children with(More)
BACKGROUND Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST) is one of the most common nonrhabdomyosarcoma soft tissue sarcomas encountered in pediatric age, and it is generally characterized by poor outcome, particularly for relapsing patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS This study considered 73 patients <21 years of age with relapsing MPNST observed among 120(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of the current study was to analyze the influence of the initial surgical approach (biopsy vs resection with macroscopic residual tumors) on the outcome of patients with localized Intergroup Rhabdomyosarcoma Study (IRS) Group III rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) enrolled in the Italian studies between 1979 and 2003. METHODS Among the 394(More)
BACKGROUND Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) occurring at nonparameningeal head and neck (NPM-HN) sites carries a better prognosis than parameningeal RMS and some other sites. We analyzed the treatments administered and results obtained in patients with localized NPM-HN RMS, included in the protocols coordinated by the Italian Soft Tissue Sarcoma Committee (STSC), in(More)
BACKGROUND Pediatric nonrhabdomyosarcoma soft tissue sarcomas (NRSTS) may rarely occur in visceral tissues, and little is known about their clinical history. The present study retrospectively analyzed a group of patients prospectively registered in Italian pediatric protocols conducted between 1979 and 2004. METHODS Inclusion criteria for the study were(More)
PURPOSE This analysis evaluates whether adjuvant chemotherapy can be recommended for high-risk, surgically-resected, adult-type non-rhabdomyosarcoma soft tissue sarcomas (NRSTS) within the new European Pediatric Soft Tissue Sarcoma Study Group (EpSSG) protocol. The Italian and German Cooperative Groups reviewed their data-bases, analyzing patients(More)
BACKGROUND Prognostic factors have been studied in patients with rhabdomyosarcoma in general, but little is known about prognostic factors in the subgroup of patients with bladder/prostate rhabdomyosarcoma (BP-RMS) requiring salvage surgery after failure of chemotherapy ± radiotherapy to achieve local control. We reviewed the 28-year Italian experience with(More)
INTRODUCTION Rhabdomyosarcoma is a soft tissue malignant musculoskeletal tumor frequent in children. Biliary duct localization is extremely rare, but it is the most common cause of malignant obstructive jaundice in pediatric patients. METHODS This report describes a series of 10 patients under 18 years of age with biliary tract rhabdomyosarcoma who were(More)
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