Antonella Melano

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To analyze the inter-observer variability and the potential impact of (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)-positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) imaging for target volume delineation in preoperative radiotherapy of rectal cancer. Gross tumor volume (GTV) and clinical target volume (CTV) in 2 cases of rectal cancer were contoured by 10(More)
AIM AND BACKGROUND Radiotherapy is the conventional treatment for locally advanced inoperable head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. However, the poor therapeutic results justify the development of radiochemotherapy combinations. In an attempt to improve local control and survival in patients with stage III and IV unresectable head and neck squamous cell(More)
Our aim was to survey the opinions of Italian radiation and ENT oncologists regarding the role of postoperative radiotherapy (PRT) and the appropriate dose to be given to patients with remnant larynx (RL) after open partial laryngectomy (OPL). The radio-oncologists (ROs) of the Italian Radiation-Oncologist Association (AIRO) and the ENTs of the Head-Neck(More)
A computerized system with automatic treatment parameters control for radiological hyperthermia, called Sapic SV03, is presented. The system has been planned and built by the "Sezione Avionica ed Equipaggiamenti" of the Aeritalia in cooperation with the Radiotherapy Department of the University of Turin. The device is supplied with a multifrequency(More)
BACKGROUND Overexpression of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is related to poor prognosis in patients with head and neck cancer (HNC) treated with surgery or radiotherapy. We assessed the relationship between EGFR status and outcome in patients treated with concurrent chemoradiotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS Among 149 patients with unresectable HNC(More)
AIMS AND BACKGROUND To report the survey about the main aspects on the use of radiotherapy for the treatment of rectal cancer in Piedmont and Liguria. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN Sixteen centers (11 from Piedmont and 5 from Liguria) received and answered by email a questionnaire data base about clinical and technical aspects of the treatment of rectal(More)
Authors present results obtained by hyperthermic treatment (alone or associated with radiation therapy) on 50 patients (with a total of 66 sites) treated between September 1983 and August 1986. All patients had recurrent or metastatic lesions of pretreated malignant tumors. Among these there were 19 breast adenocarcinomas, 33 squamous cell carcinomas of(More)
To date, the specific role of “in-field” crusting exudation on pain and on activity of daily living (ADL) in head and neck cancer (HNSCC) patients undergoing treatment with cetuximab and radiochemotherapy has been neglected. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the role of crusting exudation on the severity of pain and ADL Thirty-seven of the 45 HNSCC(More)