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BACKGROUND The FOLFOXIRI regimen produces a high rate of radiological and histopathological responses. Bevacizumab added to chemotherapy showed an improvement in pathological response and necrosis of colorectal liver metastases (CLMs). FOLFOXIRI plus bevacizumab produced promising early clinical results and is under investigation in several randomised(More)
Prognosis of patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is poor and is largely influenced by associated liver comorbidities. Moreover, effective treatment alternatives are limited; with the exception of the multitargeted inhibitor sorafenib, established options in the treatment of advanced HCC no longer amenable with ablative or locoregional(More)
FOLFIRINOX is a standard first-line treatment for advanced pancreatic cancer (aPC). The Gruppo Oncologico Nord Ovest (GONO) FOLFOXIRI regimen demonstrated efficacy in metastatic colorectal cancer. We aimed to evaluate activity and tolerability of FOLFOXIRI regimen in patients with aPC and to explore putative prognostic factors. One hundred thirty-seven(More)
Despite advances in the management of patients with locally advanced, non-metastatic rectal adenocarcinoma (LARC), prognosis remains largely unsatisfactory due to a high rate of distant relapse. In fact, currently available neoadjuvant protocols, represented by fluoropyrimidine-based chemo-radiotherapy (CT-RT) or short-course RT, together with improved(More)
AIMS The incidence of intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN) is rising and these neoplasms now represent up to 25% of resected pancreatic neoplasms. The optimal postoperative management of resected invasive IPMN is still debated in the absence of large prospective clinical trials and of validated prognostic factors in this setting. The objective of(More)
Epigenetic mechanisms are involved in gastrointestinal (GI) cancer pathogenesis. Insights into the molecular basis of GI carcinogenesis led to the identification of different epigenetic pathways and signatures that may play a role as therapeutic targets in metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) and non-colorectal GI tumors. Among these alterations,(More)
Despite some advances in the past few years, the search for effective treatment modalities for advanced gastric and gastro-esophageal junction cancer is far from over. Available data clearly demonstrate that the development of new drugs will have little, if any, chance of success if it is not guided by in-depth knowledge of disease biology. However, using(More)
BACKGROUND Long-term follow-up studies of achalasia after pneumatic dilation, mostly retrospective, have shown variable results. AIM To examine the outcome of achalasia after pneumatic dilation using a prospective follow-up programme. METHODS One or two dilations (first dilation treatment) in 77 patients to achieve stable (>1 year) remission and(More)
BACKGROUND Few data are available comparing intragastric pH measured with the traditional catheter-based and the more recent wireless system (Bravo), and also comparing intraesophageal and intragastric pH during reflux events. Aims of our study were to elucidate these points. METHODS Eleven subjects with functional dyspepsia underwent placement of a Bravo(More)