Filippo Scarpa

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The potent anti-tumour activities of gammadelta T cells have prompted the development of protocols in which gammadelta-agonists are administered to cancer patients. Encouraging results from small Phase I trials have fuelled efforts to characterize more clearly the application of this approach to unmet clinical needs such as metastatic carcinoma. To examine(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) expression in feline cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (FC-SCC) and assess its prognostic role. Nineteen formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded excisional biopsies of FC-SCC were tested for EGFR expression using immunohistochemistry (IHC). Relationships between EGFR expression and(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the usefulness of histologic evaluation of surgical margins to predict local recurrence of cutaneous malignant tumors in dogs and cats treated by means of surgical excision. DESIGN Prospective case series. ANIMALS 40 dogs and 20 cats. PROCEDURES 60 surgically excised tumors (20 soft tissue sarcomas [STSs], 20 mast cell tumors(More)
Mast cell tumor (MCT) is a common canine cutaneous neoplasm with variable biological behavior. A 2-tier histologic grading system was recently proposed by Kiupel et al to reduce interobserver variation and eliminate prognostic uncertainty of the Patnaik system. This study compared the ability of these 2 grading systems to predict survival in a cohort of(More)
A cytological grading for mast cell tumours (MCTs) would be highly desirable, allowing to select the most appropriate therapeutic intervention prior to surgery. This study evaluates the applicability on fine-needle aspirations (FNAs) of the novel Kiupel grading system, based on number of mitoses, multinucleated cells, bizarre nuclei and presence of(More)
Thymolipomas are unusual benign neoplasms composed of mature adipose and thymic tissue that represent less than 10% of all thymic tumours in man. A thymofibrolipoma is a histological variant of thymolipoma in which there is an additional abundance of fibrous connective tissue. Thymolipoma has been reported previously in one dog and one cat, but(More)
An adult Goldfish (Carassius auratus) developed an exophitic, multinodular, mass in the dorsal region involving the fin. The clinical and pathologic approach included ultrasonography, cytology, histopathology, immunohistochemistry, and ultrastructural evaluation. B-mode and color Doppler ultrasonographic findings showed an oval, well-defined mass with(More)
Canine nodular dermatofibrosis is a rare skin disease associated with renal cystadenoma or cystadenocarcinoma and uncommonly with uterine leiomyoma. It is generally seen in German shepherd dogs, but has been also reported in other breeds, and a relationship has been suggested with mutation of the gene encoding folliculin (FLCN), which is located on(More)