Cristina Casilli

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An evaluation method used to assess the quality of research productivity and to provide priorities for budget allocation purposes is presented. This method, developed by a working group of the National Institute for Research on Cancer (IST), Genoa, Italy, is based on the partitioning of categories of the Science Citation Index and Journal Citation Reports(More)
OBJECTIVES The Cancer of RESpiratory Tract (CREST) biorepository was established to investigate biological mechanisms and to develop tools and strategies for primary and secondary prevention of respiratory tract cancer. The CREST biorepository is focused on pleural malignant mesothelioma, a rare and severe cancer linked to asbestos exposure whose incidence(More)
This study aims at comparing scientific production in malignant mesothelioma (MM) among countries and evaluating publication trends and impact factor (IF). The PubMed database was searched with a strategy combining keywords listed in the Medical Subject Headings and free-text search. Publications numbers and IF were evaluated both as absolute values and(More)
This work analyses the distribution of oncological papers published in 1995 by authors from the European Union (EU) in any journal of all the Subject Categories of the Science Citation Index compiled by ISI (Institute for Scientific Information, Philadelphia, USA) and is based on the country of origin of all of the contributors. The study compares the(More)
This study, prompted by a number of articles presaging the imminent demise of biomedical journals due to the rise of their electronic spread, analysed 54 Web sites of the journals included in the Oncology section of the Science Citation Index, Journal Citation Reports (1994) and the sites of 10 other leading digitised biomedical journals. The aim was to(More)
OBJECTIVE The available tools for searching literature in the area of molecular epidemiology of cancer, a relatively novel discipline, are largely unsatisfactory. The aim of this project was to develop two search filters in MEDLINE that would facilitate the retrieval of studies on cancer molecular epidemiology and to compare their performance. METHODS(More)
The anxiety which accompanies dental care may in some cases represent a disabling handicap. The authors have outlined the characteristics of this type of dental anxiety and describe the typical pattern with which "odontophobia" is formed and persists over time. This enables them to understand the "attempted solutions" used to overcome this phobia, opening(More)
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