Learn More
PURPOSE Osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) has been associated recently with the use of pamidronate and zoledronic acid. We studied the incidence, characteristics, and risk factors for the development of ONJ among patients treated with bisphosphonates for bone metastases. PATIENTS AND METHODS ONJ was assessed prospectively since July 2003. The first(More)
This case control study aims to investigate the role of MMP-2 −1306C > T polymorphism as a potential risk factor and possible prognostic marker for breast cancer in a South European population. 113 consecutive incident cases of histologically confirmed ductal breast cancer and 124 healthy controls were recruited. MMP-2 −1306C > T polymorphism was genotyped;(More)
In cancer biology angiogenesis plays a vital role in tumour growth and its subsequent metastatic potential. By targeting the angiogenic process, a new treatment strategy was added in the clinician's therapeutic armamentarium. On the other hand, numerous classic cytotoxic agents are currently considered as potential angiogenesis inhibitors, although they(More)
Lung carcinogenesis is considered to be the result of composite environmental, genetic and epigenetic changes. Despite the fact that many of the genetic alterations, including loss of heterozygocity in the 3p chromosome locus and point mutations in the tumor-suppressor genes TP53 and retinoblastoma (RB1), occur in nearly all histopathologic types of lung(More)
AIMS   To study the clinicopathological and prognostic value of cyclin D1 overexpression in patients with breast carcinoma. METHODS AND RESULTS   Immunohistochemistry was performed on paraffin-embedded tissue specimens from 290 invasive breast carcinomas to detect the proteins cyclin D1, oestrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR), p53, c-erbB2,(More)
Dose-dense sequential chemotherapy including anthracyclines and taxanes has been established in the adjuvant setting of high-risk operable breast cancer. However, the preferable taxane and optimal schedule of administration in a dose-dense regimen have not been defined yet. From July 2005 to November 2008, 1001 patients (990 eligible) were randomized to(More)
AIMS   STAT-1 is the first member of the family of signal transducers and activators of transcription (STATs). In breast cancer experimental models, an apoptotic and antiproliferative effect has been demonstrated. Our aim was to study the role of phosphorylated STAT-1 (pSTAT-1) in invasive breast carcinoma and its prognostic significance in premenopausal(More)
One hundred and fifty-seven patients undergoing high-dose chemotherapy (HDT) and autologous stem-cell transplantation (ASCT) for hematopoietic malignancies and solid tumors were randomly assigned to receive (Group A) or not (Group B) prophylaxis with ciprofloxacin, orally, and vancomycin, intravenously. Prophylactic antibiotics were given from day 0 until(More)
BACKGROUND Gestational Trophoblastic Neoplasia (GTN) is a pathologic entity that can affect any pregnancy and develop long after the termination of the pregnancy. Its course can be complicated by metastases to distant sites such as the lung, brain, liver, kidney and vagina. The therapeutic approach of this condition includes both surgical intervention and(More)
Granulosa cell tumors of the ovary are rare neoplasms that originate from sex-cord stromal cells. The long natural history of granulosa cell tumors and their tendency to recur years after the initial diagnosis are the most prominent of their characteristics. The secretion of estradiol is the reason for signs at presentation such as vaginal bleeding and(More)