Elisabetta Ronchi

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Genistein significantly inhibited cell growth (IC50 around 10 microM) of MCF-7, MDAMB-231 and HBL-100 cell lines, but not of skin-derived fibroblasts and counteracted the growth-stimulatory effects exerted by estradiol and growth factors. It abolished the paracrine stimulation observed in MCF-7 cells in co-culture with MDAMB-231 or fibroblasts.(More)
Twenty-eight patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma entered a multicentric prospective study to evaluate the response to high-dose medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) and testosterone in MPA failures in relation to sex steroid receptors. No objective remission was seen in the 24 evaluable patients, and only disease stabilizations of short duration were(More)
Expression of P-glycoprotein was evaluated by C219 monoclonal antibody immunoblots in 34 previously untreated and 14 pretreated breast cancers and in benign breast lesions or histologically normal breast glands. P-glycoprotein was not detectable in the few cases of normal or benign tissue. P-glycoprotein was expressed in the 170 kD areas of 29% (10/34) of(More)
Estrogen (ER) and progesterone receptors (PgR) appear to be a prerequisite to elicit a biologic response by a hormone-target organ. Current methodologies for analysis of these proteins (e.g., dextran-coated charcoal, DCC) in single-label assay (SLA) require relatively large amounts of tissue material, time and laboriousness. Therefore, we have developed for(More)
Estrogen (ER) and progesterone (PgR) receptor content was assayed in 290 premenopausal women with primary breast cancer, in order to investigate the influence of endogenous hormones on cytoplasmic receptor concentrations throughout the menstrual cycle, subdivided into four phases of ovarian function (early and late follicular phase, early and late luteal(More)
The influence of diabetic treatment regimens on vitamin D metabolism and on bone mineral content has been explored in 41 elderly patients with normal renal and hepatic functions. The data obtained suggest that oral treatment with hypoglycemic compounds exerts a negative influence on vitamin D metabolism. It is possible that the reduction of(More)
The evaluation of the data is an important step in performing the estrogen receptor test. For this reason an effort has been made to derive a more reliable threshold criteria. Among the parameters considered, Xo, Ka, and BI%, only the former 2 appear to be suitable to allow a proper evaluation of the results. From the analysis of different types of(More)
From July 1, 1979 to June 30, 1983, 136 consecutive patients with category M0 renal cell cancer who had undergone transperitoneal radical nephrectomy at 5 centers entered a prospective randomized trial to compare 500 mg. adjuvant medroxyprogesterone 3 times a week for 1 year to no treatment. Sex steroid hormone receptors also were studied in the renal tumor(More)
The presence of estrogen receptors was determined in 31 cases of renal carcinoma by use of the charcoal absorption technique. In 26 of these cases, the 'normal' counterpart of the same kidney was also studied. In 13 normal and in 19 neoplastic samples, the values were undetectable; in the other cases, the values were very low. Progesterone and(More)
From July 1979 to December 1981, 83 patients from 6 centers in the Lombardy underwent radical nephrectomy for category M0 renal cell carcinoma. Postoperatively they were randomly allocated to adjunctive medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) or to a control group. After the first year of follow-up, the relapse rate was 13% in the controls (5 of 38 evaluable(More)