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Anemia occurs in more than 30% of patients with epithelial ovarian cancer before any surgery. High levels of proinflammatory cytokines and increased oxidative stress may contribute to the development of cancer-related anemia. We assessed a population of previously untreated patients with advanced epithelial ovarian cancer to evaluate whether there was a(More)
The progression of the neoplastic disease is characterized by specific alterations of energy metabolism and by symptoms like fatigue, anorexia, nausea, anaemia, immunodepression and poor performance status (PS). The main cause of these symptoms and metabolic abnormalities is the chronic action of proinflammatory cytokines released both by tumour and immune(More)
Obesity is considered the most important risk and prognostic factor for estrogen-dependent breast cancer in postmenopausal women. Adipokines, in particular leptin, are at the center of the etiopathogenetic mechanisms by which obesity and related metabolic disorders influence breast cancer risk and its prognosis. The present prospective observational study(More)
Soft tissue sarcomas constitute a heterogeneous group of tumors of mesenchymal origin: at present, more than 50 separate histological subtypes of soft tissue sarcoma have been listed. Although there have been advances in the understanding of these tumors and their treatment over the past few years, there is still a lack of consensus on the standard of care,(More)
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