Carmela Mocerino

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BACKGROUND Metastases from breast cancer cause the frequent involvement of lung, bone, liver, and brain, while the occurrence of metastases to the gastrointestinal tract is rare, and more frequently discovered after a primary diagnosis of breast cancer. Solitary pancreatic metastases from breast cancer, without widespread disease, are actually unusual, and(More)
Somatostatin analogues (SSAs) have shown limited and variable antiproliferative effects in neuroendocrine tumours (NETs). Whether tumour control by SSAs depends on grading based on the 2010 WHO NET classification is still unclear. The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of long-acting SSAs in NETs according to Ki67 index. An observational Italian(More)
Horner's syndrome (HS) is caused by an interruption of the cervical sympathetic pathway to the eye and the face. Acquired HS is mainly caused by benign or malignant neoplasms, and in patients with a history of cancer, it is almost always the result of tumor infiltration into the periphery or the central region of the cervical sympathetic chain.We present(More)
INTRODUCTION The efficacy of erlotinib in advanced non-small-cell lung cancer has been demonstrated in several trials, but only two cases of complete and prolonged response in wild-type epidermal growth factor receptor locally advanced lung cancer have been published. CASE PRESENTATION We discuss a case of a 67-year-old Caucasian man, a former heavy(More)
BACKGROUND On the basis of the results of two pivotal phase III clinical trials, eribulin mesylate is currently approved in EU for the treatment of advanced breast cancer (aBC) in patients who have previously received an anthracycline and a taxane in either the adjuvant or the metastatic setting, and at least one chemotherapeutic regimen for metastatic(More)
Important therapeutic advances for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) have recently occurred, and the development of targeted therapy has revolutionized the treatment of these patients. We report the case of an NSCLC patient with unknown EGFR mutation status who developed resistance to erlotinib and was treated with afatinib. After 19(More)
The treatment choice for metastatic breast cancer should consider the appropriate balance between efficacy and toxicity of the therapy. We discuss a clinical case with an early response and prolonged to liposomal anthracyclines-based chemotherapy, without cardiotoxicity, enhancing the evidence of safety of liposomal formulation to prevent heart damage.(More)
Targeted therapies against HER2 (trastuzumab, lapatinib) have improved the efficacy of treatment and the outcome of patients with HER2-positive breast cancer. Lapatinib is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor targeting EGFR1 and HER2: it binds the intracellular domain of these receptors and blocks their downstream signaling pathways. In combination with(More)
Angiosarcomas are malignant tumors of endovascular origin, which may be divided into primary and secondary forms. Secondary breast angiosarcomas are an increasing problem, especially in patients treated with breast-conserving surgery followed by radiotherapy.We report a case of radiation-induced angiosarcoma of the breast in a 77-year-old woman who(More)
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