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Prostate cancer is the most common non-cutaneous malignancy for men. The skeleton is the most common metastatic site but, following an improvement in survival, metastases in uncommon sites are being found more frequently in clinical practice, especially brain metastases. Despite the new drugs now available for metastatic castration resistant prostate(More)
Although nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is a widespread malignant tumor, it is particularly frequent in Southeast Asia. Although T1 tumors can be effectively controlled with exclusive radiotherapy, this treatment modality is insufficient for most NPC patients, who present with locally advanced disease at diagnosis. In fact, for stages ranging from T2b N0 to(More)
Denosumab has been proven to be at least as effective with respect to zoledronic acid in preventing skeletal-related events in patients with bone metastases from solid tumors. Although denosumab can be considered to have a more favorable toxicity profile compared to zoledronic acid in terms of kidney toxicity and flu-like symptoms, hypocalcemia is twice as(More)
AIM This study aimed to identify predictive/prognostic factors in castration-resistant prostate cancer patients treated with cabazitaxel. PATIENTS & METHODS Patients were enrolled from March 2011 to December 2011 in an international expanded access program. In January 2012, when cabazitaxel became commercially available, a prospective study was initiated(More)
Cabazitaxel provided a survival advantage compared with mitoxantrone in patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer refractory to docetaxel. Grade 3 to 4 (G3-4) neutropenia and febrile neutropenia were relatively frequent in the registrative XRP6258 Plus Prednisone Compared to Mitoxantrone Plus Prednisone in Hormone Refractory Metastatic Prostate(More)
AIMS Carboplatin plus etoposide has modest efficacy in docetaxel-pretreated castration-resistant prostate cancer patients. We hypothesized that carboplatin-etoposide could still exert some therapeutic activity after docetaxel, cabazitaxel and either abiraterone or enzalutamide. PATIENTS & METHODS We enrolled 15 patients in the first step of a Phase II(More)
To determine the impact of prophylaxis with granulocyte-colony stimulating growth factor (G-CSF) on the risk of febrile neutropenia in a cohort of patients enrolled at the University Federico II of Naples and treated with cabazitaxel for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). We carried out a retrospective review of prospectively collected(More)
AIM To evaluate the outcomes and potential prognostic factors in patients with non-acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)-related Kaposi's sarcoma (KS). METHODS Patients with histologically proven non-AIDS-related KS treated with systemic chemotherapy were included in this retrospective analysis. In some cases, the human herpes virus 8 status was(More)
Chemotherapy agents for patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) include docetaxel and cabazitaxel. Although docetaxel is approved in the first-line treatment setting, a few studies have shown that selected patients can benefit from docetaxel rechallenge.We, here, report the case of a heavily pretreated mCRPC patient who(More)