Eleonora Brunello

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Few data on Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor 2 (HER2)-positive breast carcinomas have been reported for screen-detected breast carcinoma. Assessing the impact of a targeted intervention with anti-HER2 inhibitors on costs is required in order to plan for better strategies in screening programs. A total of 54,472 women were screened and 323 cases were(More)
Triple (ER-, PR-, HER2-) negative breast carcinoma lack targeted therapies, making this group of tumors difficult to treat. By definition, the lack of HER2 expression means a case scoring 0 or 1+ after immunophenotypical analysis and makes the patients avoiding therapeutical chances with anti-HER2 inhibitors. We sought to recruit from a group of triple(More)
Monosomy of chromosome 17 may affect the assessment of HER2 amplification. Notably, the prevalence ranges from 1% up to 49% due to lack of consensus in recognition. We sought to investigate the impact of monosomy of chromosome 17 to interpretation of HER2 gene status. 201 breast carcinoma were reviewed for HER2 gene amplification and chromosome 17 status.(More)
AIMS There is consistent lack of data focusing the topoisomerase-IIα gene status in lobular breast carcinoma, a subtype that usually shows poor responsiveness to chemotherapies including those using anthracycline drugs. METHODS AND RESULTS Forty-six infiltrative lobular carcinomas, 13 with matched metastases, were used. Topoisomerase-IIα gene(More)
CONTEXT A variety of nonneoplastic conditions may form pancreatic masses that mimic carcinoma. Approximately 5% to 10% of pancreatectomies performed with the clinical diagnosis of pancreatic cancer prove on microscopic evaluation to be pseudotumors. OBJECTIVES To illustrate the clinical and pathologic characteristics of the 2 most frequent pseudotumoral(More)
BACKGROUND Lobular breast carcinoma usually shows poor responsiveness to chemotherapies and often lacks targeted therapies. Since FGFR1 expression has been shown to play pivotal roles in primary breast cancer tumorigenesis, we sought to analyze the status of FGFR1 gene in a metastatic setting of lobular breast carcinoma, since promising FGFR1 inhibitors has(More)
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