Antonio Santoro

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BACKGROUND This study was designed to demonstrate that efficacy [progression-free survival (PFS)] of CAELYX [pegylated liposomal doxorubicin HCl (PLD)] is non-inferior to doxorubicin with significantly less cardiotoxicity in first-line treatment of women with metastatic breast cancer (MBC). PATIENTS AND METHODS Women (n=509) with MBC and normal cardiac(More)
The comparative gonadal toxicity following two equally effective and non-cross-resistant regimens (MOPP and ABVD) was prospectively evaluated in 53 males with Hodgkin's disease. The median age was 29 yr (range 16-45). MOPP produced azoospermia in 28/29 patients (97%) while ABVD induced oligoazoospermia in 13/24 patients (54%). Follicle-stimulating hormone(More)
BACKGROUND Standardized conditions to distinguish subpopulations of colorectal cancer (CRC) patients more and less sensitive to cetuximab therapy remain undefined. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively analyzed epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) copy number by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) in paraffin-embedded tumor blocks from 85(More)
INTRODUCTION To investigate the risks and possible benefits of routine versus intensive insulin therapy, assessed by the frequency of hypoglycemic events defined as a glucose concentration less than 80 mg/dl (<4.44 mmol/l) in patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) after severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). METHODS AND RESULTS Ninety-seven(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this trial was to compare the activity and toxicity of single-agent doxorubicin with that of two multidrug regimens in the treatment of patients with adult advanced soft tissue sarcomas. PATIENTS AND METHODS This was a prospective randomized phase III trial performed by 35 cancer centers within the Soft Tissue and Bone Sarcoma Group of(More)
The impact of KRAS mutations on cetuximab sensitivity in epidermal growth factor receptor fluorescence in situ hybridisation-positive (EGFR FISH+) metastatic colorectal cancer patients (mCRC) has not been previously investigated. In the present study, we analysed KRAS, BRAF, PI3KCA, MET, and IGF1R in 85 mCRC treated with cetuximab-based therapy in whom EGFR(More)
The molecular pathology of thymic epithelial tumors (TETs) is largely unknown. Using array comparative genomic hybridization (CGH), we evaluated 59 TETs and identified recurrent patterns of copy number (CN) aberrations in different histotypes. GISTIC algorithm revealed the presence of 126 significant peaks of CN aberration, which included 13 cancer-related(More)
BACKGROUND A phase 3 study demonstrated that panitumumab, a human monoclonal anti-epidermal growth factor receptor antibody, significantly prolonged progression-free survival versus best supportive care (BSC) in patients with chemorefractory metastatic colorectal cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS This open-label extension study evaluated panitumumab(More)
In patients with stage IV Hodgkin's disease mechlorethamine, vincristine, procarbazine, and prednisone (MOPP) was randomly tested against MOPP alternated monthly with doxorubicin, bleomycin, vinblastine, and dacarbazine (ABVD). All 88 evaluable patients had not received chemotherapy and 25 had had a relapse after primary irradiation. The complete remission(More)