Francesco Battaglia

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Between January 1986 and September 1988, 75 patients with locally advanced cervical carcinoma (International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics [FIGO] Stages IB-III) received three courses of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC), including cisplatin, bleomycin, and methotrexate (PBM). Fifteen percent of patients achieved a complete response (CR) and 68% a(More)
Epidermal growth factor (EGF-R) estrogen (ER) and progesterone (PR) receptors were evaluated in 89 primary breast cancers and 23 axillary lymph node metastases. About 57% of primary and 72.2% of metastatic tumors were EGF-R positive and median EGF-R levels were higher in metastatic deposits than in primary breast tumors (P less than 0.05). An inverse(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to investigate the significance of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGF-R) expression in a group of advanced ovarian carcinomas. PATIENTS AND METHODS The study was conducted on 72 previously untreated patients with International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) stage III-IV disease. The median follow-up(More)
A comparison of peripheral patterns of androstenedione (A), 17 beta-estradiol (E2) and progesterone (P) is reported in ten infertile women during HMG-HCG induction of ovulation, in order to assess the site of ovarian secretion of plasma A and the possible influence on conception. Evidence for both the follicular and luteal secretion of plasma A is(More)
The authors investigated the presence of epidermal growth factor (EGF-R), estrogen (ER), progesterone (PR), and androgen (AR) receptors in 42 laryngeal squamous cell carcinomas and 20 normal laryngeal mucosa specimens. EGF-R were expressed in all tumor specimens analyzed, with significantly higher levels in tumor samples compared with normal mucosa (P less(More)
Epidermal growth factor (EGF) seems to play an important role in regulating the proliferation of human breast cancer. Fifty-five primary breast tumors and 7 lymph node metastases were simultaneously assayed for the presence of EGF receptors (EGFR), estrogen receptors (ER), and progesterone receptors (PR). Overall, 42% (23/55) of the tumors were EGFR(More)
Immunosuppressive acidic protein (IAP) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) serum levels were assayed in a group of 63 primary cervical cancer patients. IAP serum levels were significantly higher in cancer patients (median, 630 micrograms/ml; range, 290-1150) than in controls (median, 290 micrograms/ml; range, 135-775) (P < 0.01). The percentage of(More)
Radioreceptorial assessment of EGFR expression was prospectively performed on 60 primary human endometrial tumors. Of these, 26 were EGFR-positive while 13 expressed high EGFR levels. High EGFR levels correlated well with poor histopathological grading. No correlation with histopathological type, stage, myometrial invasion, lymph-node involvement or steroid(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE Classic myomectomy was performed via laparotomy. More recently, laparoscopic myomectomy has become a valuable treatment option. Vaginal myomectomy is a surgical procedure that has recently been evaluated. However, few trials have been reported in past literature. The aim of this study was to evaluate feasibility and complication rate of(More)
Serum levels of carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), CA 125 and CA 15-3 were measured in 47 patients with endometrial cancer and 20 with endometrial hyperplasia. Before treatment elevated serum levels of CEA, CA 125 and CA 15-3 were found in 14, 43 and 32% of cancer patients, respectively. In the 20 patients with endometrial hyperplasia, CEA and CA 15-3 values(More)