Anna Di Russo

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PURPOSE Radiation therapy (RT) alone can cure more than 80% of all patients with pathologic stage IA, IB, and IIA Hodgkin's disease, but some prognostic factors unfavorably affect treatment outcome. Combined-modality approaches improved results compared with RT, but the optimal extent of RT fields when combined with chemotherapy warranted additional(More)
Twenty-six patients with relapsed or refractory Hodgkin's disease (HD) were treated with an intensive salvage regimen combining ifosfamide (3000 mg/m2/d, days 1-4 through continuous intravenous infusion) and vinorelbine (25 mg/m2, i.v. days 1 and 5) with mesna uroprotection and G-CSF support. Courses were given at 3-week intervals. Ten patients achieved a(More)
RATIONALE The risk of women developing a breast cancer (BC) after receiving chest radiotherapy for paediatric cancers and Hodgkin lymphomas is well established. The aim of this study was to assess these patients' clinical characteristics and clinical outcomes. METHODS The study concerns women with a history of primary neoplasms treated with chest(More)
In an effort to improve results in patients with relapsed or refractory Hodgkin's disease (HD), an intensive regimen combining vinorelbine (25 mg/m2 i.v. days 1 and 5) and high-doses of ifosfamide (3000 mg/m2/d, days 1-4 by continuous infusion) with mesna uroprotection and G-CSF support was designed. Forty-seven patients were treated; 14 had failure to(More)
PURPOSE To describe a new beam arrangement for preoperative concurrent boost radiotherapy in locally advanced rectal carcinoma. MATERIAL AND METHODS Three different volumes, ie posterior pelvis, total mesorectal space, and gross tumor volume plus 2 cm, are selected to receive radiation doses of 47 Gy, 51 Gy, and 54 Gy, respectively, in 24 fractions. There(More)
The aim of the present investigation was to evaluate lung function and the time course of serum concentration of selected cytokines known to be involved in pulmonary fibrosis, in 39 patients with stages IIB, III and IV Hodgkin's disease submitted to intermediate-high dose chemotherapy, (epirubicin, vincristine, cyclophosphamide, etoposide, prednisone)(More)
PURPOSE This pilot study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy and toxicity of a new intensive drug regimen, combined with involved-nodal-field radiotherapy, in advanced Hodgkin's disease not treated by chemotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS From September 1990 to March 1993, 73 evaluable patients with newly diagnosed stage IIB, III (A and B), and IV (A and(More)
PURPOSE Rituximab (Rit) therapy added to involved-field radiation therapy (RT) has been proposed as an effective treatment for stage I-II follicular lymphoma (FL). The results of an observational multicenter study on the Rit-RT combination in limited-stage FL are here reported. METHODS AND MATERIALS Data have been collected from 2 consecutive cohorts of(More)
1566 Background: The risk of developing a secondary breast cancer (SBC) among women receiving chest radiotherapy (RT) for pediatric cancer and Hodgkin lymphomas (HL) is well established. The present study analyzes the clinical characteristics, pathology, management and prognosis of BC occurring after RT. METHODS From 1980 to 2010, 80 cases of SBC in a(More)