Francesca Satta

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10664 Background: The efficacy and the antiangiogenic effect of low dose continous (metronomic) administration of chemotherapy are well known. In thi study we tested the clinical activity of oral Ciclophosphamide (CTX) and Methotrexate (MTX) in advanced breast cancer (ABC). METHODS From november 2004 to september 2005 35 ABC patients were enrolled. Median(More)
A clinical study using the SIAscope images for the diagnosis of malignant melanoma has shown that the presence of blood deprivation regions within the lesion is strongly associated with malignancy. This paper presents a computer method for automatic detection of the blood deprived regions. The results of the computer method compared to the clinical(More)
Biliopancreatic diversion (BPD), a gastrectomy with a long ROUX en Y reconstruction, reduces intestinal absorption by delaying the mixing of food and biliopancreatic juices, and induces persistent weight loss in obese patients unresponsive to medical treatments. The levels of leptin (a plasma protein synthesised in human adipose tissue) are increased in(More)
e15036 Background: It's well known that in patients with hormone refractory prostate cancer (HRPC) who progressed after first line chemotherapy there are not a lot of therapeutic possibilities. Androgen and androgen receptor interactions are crucial for disease development and progression. In preclinical models the topoisomerase II inhibitor etoposide(More)
e20718 Background: Anemia, defined as a hemoglobin level < 12 g/dL, is frequent in cancer and affect quality of life and performance status. Of all the pretreatment possible causes of cancer-related anemia, unintentional weight loss, early indicator of malnutrition, is often underestimated or completely ignored. The aim of this study is to evaluate the(More)
BACKGROUND A number of anaemic cancer patients are not responsive to treatment with recombinant human erythropoietin (rHuEPO). The aim of the present study is to investigate whether serum levels of tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), interleukin (IL)-1beta, IL-6 and additional laboratory parameters, together with clinical variables, can predict the(More)
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