Filippo G. De Braud

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Through exomic sequencing of 32 intrahepatic cholangiocarcinomas, we discovered frequent inactivating mutations in multiple chromatin-remodeling genes (including BAP1, ARID1A and PBRM1), and mutation in one of these genes occurred in almost half of the carcinomas sequenced. We also identified frequent mutations at previously reported hotspots in the IDH1(More)
While the incidence of brain tumours seems to be increasing, median survival in patients with glioblastoma remains less than 1 year, despite improved diagnostic imaging and neurosurgical techniques, and innovations in treatment. We have developed an avidin-biotin pre-targeting approach for delivering therapeutic radionuclides to gliomas, using anti-tenascin(More)
The present study was performed to investigate the capability of gemcitabine and pemetrexed to synergistically interact with respect to cytotoxicity and apoptosis in T24 and J82 bladder cancer cells, and to establish a correlation between drug activity and gene expression of selected genes in tumour samples. The interaction between gemcitabine and(More)
A newly developed somatostatin radioligand, DOTA-[D-Phe1-Tyr3]-octreotide (DOTATOC), has been synthesised for therapeutic purposes, because of its stable and easy labelling with yttrium-90. The aim of this study was to determine the dosage, safety profile and therapeutic efficacy of 90Y-DOTATOC in patients with cancers expressing somatostatin receptors. We(More)
Peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT) with radiolabelled somatostatin analogues has been demonstrated to be an effective therapeutic option in patients with disseminated neuroendocrine tumours (NET). Treatment with tandem [90Y]DOTA-TATE and [177Lu]DOTA-TATE may improve the efficacy of PRRT without increasing the toxicity. In a phase II study we(More)
L19-TNF is an armed antibody that selectively targets human TNF to extra domain B-fibronectin on tumour blood vessels. We performed a phase I/II first-in-man trial with L19-TNF monotherapy in metastatic solid cancer patients to study safety and signs of clinical activity. Six cohorts of patients were treated with increasing (1.3–13 μg/kg) doses of(More)
Purpose: NGR-hTNF exploits the tumor-homing peptide asparagine-glycine-arginine (NGR) for selectively targeting TNF-a to an aminopeptidase N overexpressed on cancer endothelial cells. Preclinical synergism with cisplatin was displayed even at low doses. This study primarily aimed to explore the safety of low-dose NGR-hTNF combined with cisplatin in(More)
We evaluated whether 18F-3′-deoxy-3′-fluorothymidine positron emission tomography (FLT PET) can predict the final postoperative histopathological response in primary breast cancer after the first cycle of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NCT). In this prospective cohort study of 15 patients with locally advanced operable breast cancer, FLT PET evaluations were(More)
To evaluate the feasibility and toxicity of three-times-daily radiotherapy (3tdRT), preceded by induction chemotherapy (iCT), in stage IIIA–IIIB non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). iCT consisted of three cycles of cisplatin and gemcitabine. Surgery was considered for stage IIIA patients responsive to iCT; definitive or postoperative 3tdRT was planned. Doses(More)
In a phase II study, we showed that temozolomide (TMZ) was tolerable and active in heavily pre-treated patients with advanced colorectal cancer (CRC) and MGMT methylation. A schedule of dose-dense TMZ may have enhanced activity due to the higher cumulative dose and induction of MGMT depletion, even in resistant tumors. Thirty-two patients with(More)