Chiara Caparello

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After progression following first-line treatment, many patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) still have a good performance status and can be considered for further treatments. Based on 2 randomized phase III trials, docetaxel was the first approved second-line therapy associated with longer survival and better quality of life compared(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 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 Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) is a predictor of clinical outcome in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients. However, its predictive role in the clinical outcomes of sorafenib treatment has been poorly documented. The correlation between LDH levels and clinical outcomes in HCC patients treated with sorafenib and included in the nationwide Italian(More)
poses a significant risk to the validity of this meta-analysis. In regards to the similarities between our study and the study conducted by Mass et al. [6], we do acknowledge that all six of their cited radical prostatectomy studies were also included in our analysis. However, in contrast to Mass et al., the goal of our study was to compare the differential(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)
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)
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)
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)
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)