Fabrizio Cammarota

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INTRODUCTION Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death in Europe and the US. Isolated metastases to skeletal muscle and the mandible are very uncommon. CASE PRESENTATION This report presents two cases. Case 1 concerns a 45-year-old Caucasian woman affected by muscle metastasis of the right thigh from non-small-cell lung cancer. Case 2(More)
BACKGROUND Adjuvant radiotherapy (RTE) still has a fundamental role as a post-operative treatment of locally advanced soft tissues sarcomas of the extremities. Moreover the employment of combined modalities in locally advanced soft tissues sarcomas of the extremities allow to maximize the chance of local cure even in difficult presentation cases, and(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS A minimal part of patients treated with radiotherapy on the entire breast may present an acute, subacute or chronic cutaneous damage of the healthy tissues involved in the radiation fields. The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the most efficient topical hydrating treatment in the prevention of cutaneous radio-induced acute(More)
We propose a comparative dosimetric study of whole-breast hypofractionated radiation therapy using helical tomotherapy (HT) in supine position and 3-D conformal radiotherapy (3D-CRT) in prone position. Twelve patients undergoing breast-conserving therapy were retrospectively selected from October to December 2012. Specific dose-volume parameters were(More)
Patients who have undergone solid organ transplants are known to have an increased risk of neoplasia compared with the general population. We report our experience using mediastinal irradiation with helical tomotherapy versus three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy to treat a patient with lung carcinoma 15 years after heart transplantation. Our(More)
AIMS AND BACKGROUND Solitary plasmacytomas are rare tumors accounting for less than 10% of plasma cell neoplasms. On initial presentation they must be differentiated from multiple myeloma. This can be difficult because a high percentage of these tumors may be associated with subsequent development of multiple myeloma. We present a case of plasmacytoma of(More)
BACKGROUND Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the second most frequency of all skin tumors. Incidence of SCC has risen significantly due to an increased sun exposure and the number of immunodeficient patients. Cutaneous SCC is characterized by high Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) expression with low frequency of RAS mutations. Generally,(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this review was to compare radiation toxicity in Localized Prostate Cancer (LPC) patients who underwent conventional fractionation (CV), hypofractionated (HYPO) or extreme hypofractionated (eHYPO) radiotherapy. We analyzed the impact of technological innovation on the management of prostate cancer, attempting to make a meta-analysis of(More)
Sino-nasal solitary extramedullary plasmacytoma (EMP) is a rare neoplasm with unpredictable progression to multiple myeloma. To improve the precision of irradiation delivery, preserving the healthy surrounding tissue and critical structures we used a CyberKnife® for the treatment of sinonasal solitary extramedullary plasmacytoma. We present the first case(More)
PURPOSE We have evaluated thoracic conformation of patients in order to derive a numeric value predictive of an increased dose to left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD), critical structure for the development of late radio induced cardiac morbidity. METHODS We have evaluated 91 patients (36-88 years) affected by breast cancer stage I-II (Tis-T1-2(More)