Cristiana Lupi

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BACKGROUND The BRAF(V600E) mutation is the most frequent genetic alteration in papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). The role of BRAF(V600E) mutation as a poor prognostic factor has been controversially reported in series with short-term follow-ups. In this study we verified the prognostic value of the BRAF(V600E) mutation in PTC patients with a long-term(More)
CONTEXT Because very few studies have examined the correlation between BRAF mutations and clinicopathological features of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC), we analyzed here a large and homogeneous cohort of patients with PTC for the presence of the BRAF mutation. OBJECTIVE We examined BRAF mutations in a consecutive series of 500 PTC patients who(More)
BACKGROUND In the TRIBE study, FOLFOXIRI (fluorouracil, leucovorin, oxaliplatin, and irinotecan) plus bevacizumab significantly improved progression-free survival of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer compared with FOLFIRI (fluorouracil, leucovorin, and irinotecan) plus bevacizumab. In this updated analysis, we aimed to provide mature results for(More)
BACKGROUND The FOLFOXIRI (irinotecan, oxaliplatin, fluorouracil, and folinate) regimen has been shown to be better than FOLFIRI (fluorouracil, folinate, and irinotecan) in a phase 3 trial in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer. Results of various studies have shown that the addition of bevacizumab to chemotherapy increases treatment efficacy. We(More)
CONTEXT Evaluation of the degree of neoplastic infiltration beyond the thyroid capsule remains a unique parameter that can be evaluated by histopathological examination to label a papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) of 20 mm or less in size as a pT1 or pT3 tumor. OBJECTIVE We correlated the BRAF V600E mutation with both clinical-pathological features and(More)
CONTEXT Papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) is frequently multifocal. Independent PTC foci may occur either from intraglandular metastases from a single dominant tumor or as unrelated neoplastic clones. In rare cases, the simultaneous presence of PTC foci of different histopathological subtypes points to independent sites of tumor formation. OBJECTIVES We(More)
The effects of exposure of Pseudomonas putida KT2442 to 2-chlorophenol as a model for the chemical stress response were examined by two-dimensional polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. Individual protein concentrations were determined at 45, 65, and 95 min following the addition of 2-chlorophenol at a concentration of 1.63 mM to exponentially growing(More)
BACKGROUND BRAF V600E mutation plays a negative prognostic role in metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC), leading to a median Progression Free Survival (PFS) of 4-6months with first-line conventional treatments. Our group recently reported in a retrospective exploratory analysis of a phase II trial that FOLFOXIRI (5-FU/LV+Oxaliplatin+Irinotecan) plus(More)
BACKGROUND The BRAF(V600E) mutation, the most frequent genetic alteration in papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC), was demonstrated to be a poor prognostic factor. The aim of this study was to evaluate its prognostic significance in a large cohort of low-risk intrathyroid PTC. METHODS Among the 431 consecutive PTC patients, we selected 319 patients with an(More)
Microprojectile-mediated transient and integrative transformation frequencies in rice (Oryza sativa cv. Taipei 309) embryogenic suspension cells were studied as a function of various parameters. Mannitol at concentrations of 0.5 and 0.6 m was best for osmotic preconditioning of the cells for transient, but not for integrative transformation, for which(More)