Fausto Petrelli

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Targeted therapies for breast cancer are evolving rapidly. Trastuzumab has revolutionized breast cancer treatment and outcome, reducing the risk for recurrence and significantly increasing survival, at least for a subgroup of patients. Other targeted therapies, such as bevacizumab, a monoclonal antibody targeting angiogenesis, lapatinib, a dual human(More)
BACKGROUND Cisplatin-based chemotherapy is frequently used to treat advanced gastric cancer (GC). Although it leads to increased overall survival (OS) when added to single agents or chemotherapy doublets, toxicity is also generally increased. The purpose of this meta-analysis study was to compare the efficacy of chemotherapy with and without cisplatin in(More)
BACKGROUND Cancer patients receiving chemotherapy are at increased risk of thrombosis. Nadroparin has been demonstrated to reduce the incidence of venous and arterial thrombotic events (TEs) by about 50% in cancer outpatients receiving chemotherapy. The aims of this retrospective analysis were to evaluate the thromboembolic risk and the benefit of(More)
Cardiotoxicity in the form of cardiac arrhythmia, myocardial infarction, and angina-like symptoms are not rare complications of fluoropyrimidines as 5-Fluorouracil (5FU) and capecitabine. Tas-102, a novel oral fluoropyrimidine, was recently approved by FDA for the treatment of advanced and refractory colorectal cancer. Its unique mechanism of action doesn’t(More)
Recent major phase III trials led to the approval of immune checkpoint inhibitors (ipilimumab, pembrolizumab, and nivolumab) in metastatic malignant melanoma (MM). We aim to assess whether median progression-free survival, and 1 and 2-year overall survival (OS) rates are reliable surrogate endpoints for median OS through a meta-analysis of published trials(More)
Sentinel lymph node biopsy is now accepted as the initial approach for women with early stage breast cancer with clinically node-negative disease. We performed a pooled analysis of trials comparing axillary lymph node dissection to sentinel lymph node biopsy in patients with early stage breast cancer and pathologically negative sentinel lymph node analysis.(More)
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