Christian Sartori

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Advanced melanoma has a poor prognosis and chemotherapy provides little benefit for most patients. This may be related to heterogeneity of chemosensitivity as well as frequent constitutive resistance to individual cytotoxic drugs. We have therefore examined the heterogeneity of chemosensitivity in metastatic cutaneous melanoma specimens using an ex vivo(More)
Efficacy of chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer may be improved by tailoring it to individual chemosensitivity profiles. Identification of nonresponders before initiation of treatment may help to avoid side effects. In this study, primary pancreatic cancer cells were isolated from 18 patients undergoing pancreaticoduodenectomy for pancreatic cancer. Eight(More)
Although the use of (neo-)adjuvant chemotherapy in breast cancer patients has resulted in improved outcome, not all patients benefit equally. We have evaluated the utility of an in vitro chemosensitivity assay in predicting response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Pre-therapeutic biopsies were obtained from 30 breast cancer patients assigned to neoadjuvant(More)
The diagnostic and clinical approaches to follicular-patterned thyroid neoplasms often create dilemmas for pathologist and clinicians. The molecular analysis of these tumors could be a useful tool to overcome diagnostic limitations. The most frequent molecular alterations are point mutations of RAS family genes. Nevertheless, other molecular markers should(More)
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