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BACKGROUND We previously selected a panel of 3 breast cancer biomarkers (BC1, BC2, and BC3) from serum samples collected at a single hospital based on their collective contribution to the optimal separation of breast cancer patients and noncancer controls by surface-enhanced laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (SELDI-TOF MS). The(More)
To investigate the possible role of positron emission tomography (PET) with fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) in the prognostic evaluation of primary breast cancer, we studied 86 patients with T1–3 (TNM classification) breast tumours before surgery and compared the tumour FDG uptake, calculated as a standardized uptake value (SUV), with postoperative(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Normal and neoplastic cells release microvesicles, whose effects on the immune system still need to be elucidated. Because human colorectal cancer cells are hypothesized to escape immune recognition by expressing proapoptotic molecules, we investigated whether microvesicles bearing Fas ligand and tumor necrosis factor-related(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with advanced midgut neuroendocrine tumors who have had disease progression during first-line somatostatin analogue therapy have limited therapeutic options. This randomized, controlled trial evaluated the efficacy and safety of lutetium-177 (177Lu)-Dotatate in patients with advanced, progressive, somatostatin-receptor-positive midgut(More)
A large number of markers have been proposed for breast cancer, but among them only CA 15.3, CEA and cytokeratins (i.e. TPA, TPS and Cyfra 21.1) are currently used in clinical practice. Serum marker levels reflect tumour burden and for this reason they are not sensitive enough to be used for screening and early diagnosis of primary breast cancer. By(More)
Sixteen of 19 enrolled patients with minimal residual disease of ovarian cancer (macroscopic disease < 5 mm or positive blind biopsies and/or positive peritoneal washing), demonstrated by surgical second-look, underwent intraperitoneal radioimmunotherapy (RIT) with the radiolabelled monoclonal antibody I-131 MOv18 (mean dose 14 mg of MOv18 with 3700 GBq of(More)
BACKGROUND Tumour marker measurement gives clinicians useful information for the follow-up and management of patients with neuroendocrine tumours (NETs). The currently used tumour markers for NETs are neuron-specific enolase (NSE) and chromogranin A (CgA). The clinical accuracy of these biomarkers depends on histotype and disease extent. CgA is thought to(More)
Measurement of chromogranin A (CgA) plays a major role in the management of neuroendocrine tumors (NET); however, reliable assaying of CgA is made difficult by the rapid hydrolysis following its release into the bloodstream. This study was aimed at the assessment of two assays for CgA in NET patients. CgA was measured in 93 patients by means of an(More)
BACKGROUND Chromogranin A (CgA), neuron specific enolase (NSE), carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), and urinary 5-hydroxyindole-3-acetic acid (5-HIAA) are the markers currently used in the diagnosis, prognosis, and follow-up of patients with neuroendocrine tumors (NETs). The authors examined the role of such biomarkers in a large series of patients with NETs.(More)
In most centres, the choice of the optimal activity to be administered in selective intra-arterial radioembolization with microspheres is nowadays based on empirical models which do not take into account the evaluation of tumour and non tumour individual absorbed dose, despite plenty of published data which showed that local efficacy is correlated to tumour(More)