Fabio Canal

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Rabbit monoclonal antibodies (RabMAbs) represent a novel category of immunoreagents that may combine the best properties of both mouse monoclonal antibodies (MMAs) and of rabbit antisera. In the attempt to verify the performance of this new class of antibodies on paraffin-embedded tissue, RabMAbs against estrogen receptor, progesterone receptor, Ki-67,(More)
The simultaneous appearance of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML) has been rarely reported, with AML occurring more frequently as a secondary event in patients receiving cytotoxic drugs for a primary lymphoproliferative disorder. We describe a case of simultaneous CLL and AML documented by morphological and cytometric(More)
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS Upon tissue injury, peripheral sensory neurons release nociceptive factors (e.g. substance P [SP]), which exert local and systemic actions including the recruitment of bone marrow (BM)-derived haematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs) endowed with paracrine pro-angiogenic properties. We herein explore whether diabetic neuropathy(More)
Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a malignant neuroendocrine tumor of the skin that demonstrates a remarkable tendency to metastasize. However, only a few cases of MCC brain metastases have been reported in the literature. We here present a unique case of a pituitary metastasis of MCC in a 65-year-old patient with a history of pituitary adenoma. This case is(More)
Immunohistochemically detected over-expression of P53-related protein (P53+++) and absence of P21(waf1) expression (P21-) correspond to loss of function of the P53-gene in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) patients. Using immunohistochemistry we examined 80 patients with DLBCL and found that 23% had the P53+++/P21- phenotype while 51% had a germinal(More)
BACKGROUND Several studies have demonstrated that obesity is a risk factor for colorectal cancer (CRC), but few data are available regarding its role in multifocal disease and postoperative recurrence. The present study aimed to assess the role of obesity as a risk factor for multifocal disease and postoperative recurrence in patients with CRC. PATIENTS(More)
Objective. We studied circulating precursor cells (CPC) in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) with neuropathic foot lesions with or without critical limb ischemia and relationships between endothelial precursor cells (EPC) and peripheral neuropathy. Methods and Subjects. We measured peripheral blood CD34, CD133, and CD45 markers for CPC and KDR, CD31 markers(More)
BACKGROUND There is evidence that colorectal cancers (CRC) with DNA mismatch repair deficiency (MMR-D) are associated with a better prognosis than the generality of large bowel malignancies. Since an active immune surveillance process has been demonstrated to influence CRC outcome, we investigated whether MMR-D can enhance the immune response in CRC. (More)
OBJECTIVE Estimating the potential carcinogenic risk associated with exposure to dioxins generated by industrial emissions and urban incinerators. DESIGN We conducted a geographical investigation on the relationship between Soft Tissue Sarcomas (STS) and other tumours, and estimated levels of exposures to dioxins. Estimates ofthe population's exposure(More)