Eva Colombrino

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BACKGROUND Chemotherapy of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has been improved by the use of cis-platin (P) and the pyrimidine antimetabolite gemcitabine (G) (2',2'-difluorodeoxycytidine). GP regimens currently used in Italy for NSCLC were and are mainly based on G day 1, 8 and 15; P on day 2, every 28 days (4 Day-Hospital admissions per cycle). However,(More)
BACKGROUND The pyrimidine antimetabolite Gemcitabine (G) (2',2'-difluorodeoxycytidine) is used against several malignancies G exerts its antitumour effect mainly by incorporation of its triphosphate metabolite (dFdCTP) into DNA. Subsequently, DNA polymerase adds one additional deoxynucleotide and DNA synthesis is interrupted. The nuclear enzymes(More)
Patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) develop a spectrum of B cell lymphoproliferative disorders ranging from polyclonal B cell activation to B cell lymphomas. While a direct role of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is well recognized for most of these lesions, recent findings have suggested that transactivator HIV-1 Tat protein might(More)
To investigate the allelic status of the thymidylate synthetase (TYMS) gene, located at chromosome band 18p11.32, in renal cell carcinoma (RCC). TYMS is a key target of the 5-fluorouracil (5-FU)-based class of drugs, frequently considered in combination therapies in advanced RCC. TYMS variants, such as the TYMS polymorphic 5′-untranslated region variable(More)
17155 Background: Platin (P) salts and Gemcitabine (G) are used for NSCLC. GP regimens frequently included G on day 1, 8 and 15; P on day 2; every 28 days. However, the third G dose often is omitted because of myelo-toxicity, with a consistent no respect of the intended drugs' doses. We devised a simplified regimen, based on two Day-Hospital admissions per(More)
Mitomycin C (MC) is used as therapy against solid tumors, also combined with other chemotherapeutic agents or radiotherapy. It may cause acute, subacute, or chronic anemia capable of modifying the results of chemo- and radiotherapy. Erythropoietin may be lowered by cancer itself or because of chemoradiotherapy. There are few studies investigating the(More)
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