Carlo Riccardo Rossi

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Tumor necrosis factor (TNF) is being utilized as an antineoplastic agent for the treatment of patients with locally advanced solid tumors. However, its role in cancer therapy is debated. Although a large body of evidence supports TNF's antineoplastic activity, the cascade of molecular events underlying TNF-mediated tumor regression observed in vivo is still(More)
Electrochemotherapy, a combination of high voltage electric pulses and of an anticancer drug, has been demonstrated to be highly effective in treatment of cutaneous and subcutaneous tumors. Unique properties of electrochemotherapy (e.g., high specificity for targeting cancer cells, high degree of localization of treatment effect, capacity for preserving the(More)
Interleukin-10 (IL-10) is a pleiotropic cytokine that modulates the function of several adaptive immunity-related cells. Although generally considered an immunosuppressive molecule, IL-10 possesses immunostimulatory properties in several in vitro and in vivo models. These very different outcomes are believed to depend upon experimental conditions, the(More)
Behavioural disturbances are frequently observed in Parkinson's disease (PD), including mood and anxiety disorders. The existence of a comorbidity between such psychiatric disorders in PD patients has been suggested only in a few studies. To assess the prevalence of mood and anxiety disturbances, and the rate of comorbidity of such disorders in PD.(More)
BACKGROUND Based on previous meta-analyses of randomized controlled trials (RCTs), the use of interferon alpha (IFN-alpha) in the adjuvant setting improves disease-free survival (DFS) in patients with high-risk cutaneous melanoma. However, RCTs have yielded conflicting data on the effect of IFN-alpha on overall survival (OS). METHODS We conducted a(More)
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are the most common mesenchymal tumors of the digestive tract. These tumors span a wide clinical spectrum from benign to malignant and have long been recognized for their nearly absolute resistance to chemotherapy and radiation treatment. We reviewed the worldwide experience on GIST diagnosis, prognosis and treatment(More)
PURPOSE The combination of irradiation and total mesorectal excision for rectal carcinoma has significantly lowered the incidence of local recurrence. However, a new problem is represented by the patient with locally recurrent cancer who has received previous irradiation to the pelvis. In these patients, local recurrence is very often not easily resectable(More)
Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSC) contribute to immune dysfunctions induced by tumors both in experimental models and patients. In mice, MDSC are phenotypically heterogeneous cells that vary in their surface markers, likely depending on soluble factors produced by different tumors. We recently described a subset of inflammatory monocytes with(More)
One major goal of drug development would be the establishment of biomarkers as objective indicators of normal biological and pathogenetic processes, or pharmacological response to a therapeutic intervention. A potential approach is to investigate proteins in CSF linked to key neuropathological features of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Recently CSF(More)
We report clinical and laboratory findings in a large cohort of patients with thrombocytosis (357 cases). At the time of study, the patients showed a platelet number greater than 500 x 10(9)/L. The follow-up of patients ranged between 3 and 16 years. 123 patients were affected by polycythemia vera (PV), 97 by essential thrombocythemia (ET), 13 by chronic(More)