Fedro Alessandro Peccatori

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BACKGROUND In patients with aggressive malignancies who are undergoing high-dose chemotherapy, even minimal elevation of troponin I (TnI) is associated with late left ventricular dysfunction. The time course of the subclinical myocardial damage and its impact on the clinical outcome have never been investigated previously. METHODS AND RESULTS In 703(More)
The potential benefits of extended rituximab treatment have been investigated in a randomized trial comparing the standard schedule with prolonged treatment in 202 patients with newly diagnosed or refractory/relapsed follicular lymphoma (FL). All patients received standard treatment (rituximab 375 mg/m(2) weekly x 4). In 185 evaluable patients, the overall(More)
BACKGROUND Pregnancy-associated breast cancer (PABC) is relatively rare with considerable controversy regarding its prognosis. PATIENTS & METHODS Two of the authors independently performed a literature search with no date or language restrictions. Eligible studies were control-matched, population-based and hospital-based studies that addressed the outcome(More)
A number of clinical studies have demonstrated the prognostic significance of angiogenesis and angiogenic growth factors in solid tumours; however, very little is known about the relevance of these parameters in haematological malignancies. We evaluated circulating levels of angiogenic growth factors and endostatin in 36 non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL)(More)
The clinical activity of rituximab has been evaluated in a phase 2 study in both untreated and relapsed mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphomas. Treatment consisted of 4 standard (375 mg/m2) weekly doses. Thirty-five patients were enrolled, and 34 completed the treatment program. The primary lymphoma location was stomach in 15 patients, and(More)
BACKGROUND Breast cancer during pregnancy (BCP) is relatively rare and is associated with controversies about its biology and prognosis. Hence, we designed a case-control study to examine tumor features and outcome in a series of BCP patients diagnosed and treated in a single institution. MATERIAL AND METHODS We identified 65 patients diagnosed with BCP(More)
PURPOSE We questioned the impact of pregnancy on disease-free survival (DFS) in women with history of breast cancer (BC) according to estrogen receptor (ER) status. PATIENTS AND METHODS A multicenter, retrospective cohort study in which patients who became pregnant any time after BC were matched (1:3) to patients with BC with similar ER, nodal status,(More)
PURPOSE To provide guidance for clinicians about the diagnosis, staging and treatment of breast cancer occurring during an otherwise uncomplicated pregnancy. METHODS An international expert Panel convened to address a series of questions identified by a literature review and personal experience. Issues relating to the diagnosis and management of breast(More)
Sixty-eight patients suffering from breast cancer, ovarian cancer, lymphoma or multiple myeloma were treated with high-dose chemotherapy and autologous stem cell transplantation. They underwent placement of a central venous port via the subclavian vein for delivery of chemotherapy and reinfusion of stem cells. All patients were followed prospectively for(More)