Annelisa Marsella

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Purpose: In this phase II study, we explored tolerability and activity of vinorelbine administered according to a dose-dense weekly schedule with hematopoietic growth factor support in pretreated, advanced breast cancer patients. Patients and Methods: From January 1994 to March 1996, 40 patients with metastatic breast cancer, pretreated with at least one(More)
BACKGROUND Accelerated hypofractionation is an attractive approach for adjuvant whole breast radiotherapy. In this study we evaluated the adverse effects at least 3 years post an accelerated hypofractionated whole breast radiotherapy schedule. METHODS From October 2004 to March 2006, 39 consecutive patients aged over 18 years with pTis, pT1-2, pN0-1(More)
BACKGROUND Feasibility of whole breast hypofractionated radiotherapy schedules in breast conserving therapy is recognized however concerns remain about the role of the boost dose on the overall treatment's potential toxicity. In this study we report on the possibility to quantitatively evaluate radiation induced toxicity in patients treated with an(More)
Twenty-five patients with histologically-proven cervical carcinoma (clinical stages I and II according to FIGO classification system) were studied by means of transrectal US (TRUS) and MR imaging (MRI) at 1.5 T, to evaluate the primary tumor and measure its size. Stage Ib cancers were divided into small 4 (less than 4 cm) and large (greater than 4 cm). The(More)
PURPOSE The aim was to correlate the color Doppler flow activity pre- and postradiotherapy, using transrectal color Doppler ultrasonography (CDUS) and the 2 year positive biopsy rate after radiotherapy in patients with prostate cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS Analysis was carried out in 69 out of 160 patients who had undergone treatment with 3D-conformal(More)
The accuracy of transrectal US (TRUS) and of MRI was evaluated in the preoperative staging and in local recurrences of rectal cancers. Fifty-four patients were examined: 45, with known rectal cancer, for preoperative staging, and 9 for the evaluation of local recurrences. Nineteen patients were examined with MRI in basal conditions, 21 after rectal air(More)
Experience with percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PBD) in 68 cases of malignant biliary obstructions, is described. 78 procedures (11 external drains, 36 internal-external drains, 17 soft endoprosthesis and 14 self-expandable metallic stents), were performed between December 1989 and December 1991. No significant differences in terms of results(More)