Francesca Maira

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Cancer remains one of the major cause of death in the Western world. Although, it has been demonstrated that new therapies can improve the outcome of cancer patients, still many patients relapse after treatment. Therefore, there is a need to identify novel factors involved in cancer development and/or progression. Recently, neutrophil gelatinase-associated(More)
Cutaneous melanoma is the most aggressive skin cancer. Beside surgery, it is treated with chemotherapy and immunotherapy. However, many patients relapse after adjuvant therapy. The recent identification of several key molecular pathways implicated in the pathogenesis of melanoma is spreading development of a number of new translational targeted therapies(More)
MicroRNAs (MiRNAs) are small non-coding RNAs able to regulate gene expression at a posttranscriptional level. Recent evidence indicates that they play a crucial role in the initiation and progression of human cancers. In this review we briefly describe microRNA biogenesis and function, giving a more detailed account of(More)
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