Caterina Casadio

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BACKGROUND Recent preclinical studies identified Axl, a tyrosine kinase receptor implicated in tumour progression and epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition, as a putative therapeutic target in malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM), an invariably fatal malignancy with limited treatment options. Here, we studied the expression of Axl and its ligand Gas-6(More)
Asbestos exposure is the main risk factor for malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM), a rare aggressive tumor. Nevertheless, only 5-17% of those exposed to asbestos develop MPM, suggesting the involvement of other environmental and genetic risk factors. To identify the genetic risk factors that may contribute to the development of MPM, we conducted a(More)
There are errors in Table 1. The values in the row labeled Age (mean ± s.e) are incorrect. Please see the corrected Table 1 here. Copyright: © 2015 Matullo et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the(More)
Thoracic chordomas are very rare malignant tumours originating from notochordal remnants. These tumours develop within a vertebral body and enlarge involving the mediastinal compartment. Because of their slow-growing attitude, they become symptomatic only when they invade or compress the spinal cord and/or mediastinal organs. We present a rare case of a(More)
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