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Changes of biological features in breast cancer cells determined by primary chemotherapy
Background. To evaluate the changes in the biological features of breast cancer cells induced by primary chemotherapy (PCT) and their possible relationship with the response to therapy, we performedExpand
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Epirubicin, Cisplatin and Continuous Infusion 5-Fluorouracil (ECF) in Locally Advanced or Metastatic Gastric Cancer: A Single Institution Experience
Aims and Background The role of chemotherapy in locally advanced or metastatic gastric cancer has been controversial, but chemotherapy has recently been shown to relieve tumor-related symptoms,Expand
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High levels of soluble tumor necrosis factor superfamily receptors in patients with hepatitis C virus infection and lymphoproliferative disorders.
BACKGROUND Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is associated with a variety of extrahepatic disorders that may relate to direct or indirect effects of virus infection. Increased levels ofExpand
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Role of bronchoalveolar lavage in predicting survival of patients with human immunodeficiency virus infection.
In this multicenter study, we investigated the prognostic factors that influence the risk of death in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Clinical and laboratory indicesExpand
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[Prognostic factors in breast carcinoma with negative axillary lymph nodes].
Conventionally, tumor size, axillary lymph nodes status, histologic type and grading, proliferative activity, steroid receptors have been used to predict the natural history of breast cancer. InExpand
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Serum vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in the differential diagnosis of amyloid neuropathy and POEMS syndrome
Clonal plasma cell dyscrasia is considered causative of both POEMS syndrome and primary light chain amyloidosis (AL-A). Patients with POEMS syndrome and AL-A may share clinical features, among whichExpand
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5-Fluorouracil, epirubicin and cyclophosphamide versus epirubicin and paclitaxel in node-positive early breast cancer: a phase-III randomized GONO-MIG5 trial
AbstractThe study was designed to compare an anthracycline-containing regimen to a regimen combining both anthracycline and paclitaxel as adjuvant therapy for high-risk breast cancer patients. InExpand
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Gastrointestinal Autonomic Nerve Tumor: Case Report and Review of the Literature
Gastrointestinal autonomic nerve (GAN) tumor is an uncommon specialized form of gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST). We report the case of a 46-year-old man affected by this tumor. The neoplasmExpand
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That Tumor you're Going to Get Tomorrow … maybe: Making an Informed Decision
With the recent progress in predictive medicine several problems have emerged regarding the ethical aspects of genetic testing. The role of the doctor in communicating the consequences of suchExpand