Emilio Minatel

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PURPOSE To retrospectively assess toxicity and outcome of re-irradiation with stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) in patients with recurrent or persistent non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), who were previously treated with radical radiation therapy (50-60 Gy). The secondary endpoint was to investigate whether there are dosimetric parameter(More)
BACKGROUND Radiotherapy (RT) has a remarkable success rate in the treatment of patients with glottic carcinoma. The objectives of the current study were to assess the results in a group of consecutive patients with comparable characteristics who were treated with RT (6-megavolt photon linear accelerator) and to determine the prognostic factors that may(More)
We investigated the effect of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) administration on radiotherapy (RT)-induced oral mucositis in 26 consecutive patients with head and neck neoplasms, stages III and IV, treated with hyperfractionated RT. The first 13 patients were treated with RT alone and the remainder with RT + G-CSF. The two groups of patients(More)
INTRODUCTION This study aimed to assess the safety of high doses of radiation delivered with tomotherapy to the intact lung after radical pleurectomy/decortication or biopsy for malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). METHODS Twenty-eight patients were enrolled in this prospective study and underwent adjuvant or definitive tomotherapy after radical(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether plasma cell-free DNA (cfDNA) was related to clinical outcome in inoperable stage I non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients undergoing stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT). MATERIALS AND METHODS Plasma cfDNA was assessed at baseline, before the last day and 45 days after the end of SBRT, in 22 NSCLC patients. Twenty-two(More)
A series of squamous cell carcinomas (SCC) of the hypopharynx treated with combined surgery and radiotherapy is presented to highlight the results of treatment at an early stage of disease. A retrospective mono-institutional analysis was performed on 153 previously untreated patients with SCC of the hypopharynx, seen between 1980 and 1995 at our(More)
From March 1985 to July 1989, 22 patients with unresectable pancreatic adenocarcinoma entered the study to receive external beam irradiation with chemotherapy. Radiation therapy consisted of 60 Gy in 3 courses (20 Gy each course) delivered over a period of 2 weeks, with a 2-week rest between the courses. Chemotherapy consisted of 5 fluorouracil, 500 mg/m2,(More)
PURPOSE To prospectively assess the survival, patterns of failure, and prognostic factors in a large cohort of patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma who had undergone a novel trimodal therapeutic approach, including lung-sparing surgery, chemotherapy, and subsequent treatment with high doses of intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) to the(More)
Between January 1987 and June 1991, 173 patients with inoperable non-small cell lung cancer, Stage III, were entered into a randomized trial comparing radiotherapy only (RT) (45 Gy/15 fractions/3 weeks) (arm A) versus RT and a daily low dose of cDDP (6 mg/m2) (arm B). An overall response rate of 58.9% was observed in arm A and 50.6% in arm B, respectively.(More)
Concurrent chemo-radiotherapy is demonstrately superior to sequential chemo-radiotherapy in the treatment of advanced Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer not suitable for surgery. Docetaxel is considered to enhance the cytotoxic effect of radiotherapy on the tumour cells. Tomotherapy (HT) is a novel radiotherapeutic technique, which allows the delivery of Image(More)