Franca Pari

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We report a case of breast metastasis of signet ring cell gastric cancer clinically presented as a primary inflammatory carcinoma. Metastases to the breast are uncommon; review of the literature demonstrated only 300 cases. The clinical and radiographic features of the metastatic lesion were unlike those reported in the literature. Although a primary signet(More)
PURPOSE Small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) is increasingly diagnosed in elderly patients, who are at higher risk of treatment-related morbidity and mortality. We conducted a randomized two-stage phase II study to assess the therapeutic index of two different platinum/etoposide regimens, attenuated-dose (AD) and full-dose (FD) plus prophylactic lenograstim. (More)
BACKGROUND Many patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) do not tolerate cisplatin-based regimens because of its nonhemathological toxicity. PATIENTS AND METHODS We evaluated the response rate safety of new platinum analogue regimens, randomizing 147 patients with nonoperable IIIB/IV NSCLC to (i) carboplatin (area under the curve = 5 mg(More)
BACKGROUND The optimal management of primary gastric lymphomas has yet to be defined. In the past surgery was advocated as the optimal first step for patients with PGL. Recently, an increasing number of studies suggest that chemotherapy is as effective as surgery. METHODS Fourteen patients with PGL were treated with chemotherapy alone. For patients with(More)
Primary bone non Hodgkin's lymphomas (PBL) are approximately 5% of extranodal lymphomas and 5% of all primary bone tumors. A standard treatment has not been codified yet. The most received only radiotherapy but recently it was introduced combined modality treatment with radiotherapy plus chemotherapy or chemotherapy alone. The authors describe two cases of(More)
BACKGROUND Gemcitabine-cisplatin (GP) combination is one of the most active and well tolerated regimens in advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The aim of this study is to evaluate the activity and toxicity of the GP regimen as a 21-day schedule in patients (pts) with stage IIIAN2-IIIB NSCLC. PATIENTS AND METHODS From October 1997 to July 2000, 47(More)
AIMS AND BACKGROUND For the hospitalized cancer patient, time takes on a rhythm which is very different from the external reality. Based on the idea that time represents a fundamental dimension of human existence and is connected to future plans, time spent waiting and memories, we carried out this experience entitled "Life Sound" project. The objectives of(More)
AIMS AND BACKGROUND The role of chemotherapy in locally advanced or metastatic gastric cancer has been controversial, but chemotherapy has recently been shown to relieve tumor-related symptoms, improve quality of life and prolong survival when compared with best supportive care. Furthermore, palliative chemotherapy is also cost-effective.(More)
Intra-arterial hepatic chemotherapy (LAHC) results in significantly higher response rate than the best systemic treatment of liver metastases from colorectal cancer, but no survival advantage has to date shown because of extra-hepatic progression. From June 1991 to December 1994, twenty patients with hepatic metastases from colorectal cancer were enrolled.(More)