Francesco Laveder

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PURPOSE To determine clinical features and patterns of outcome of primary testicular diffuse large B-cell lymphomas (DLCL). PATIENTS AND METHODS A retrospective international survey of 373 patients with primary testicular DLCL. RESULTS Most patients presented with localized disease (stage I to II), and the median age at diagnosis was 66 years (range, 19(More)
Although idiopathic acute pericarditis is usually a self-limiting disease, in many patients it may recur over a period of months or years. Even if some evidence seems to suggest the possible role of a deranged immune reactivity in the pathogenesis of idiopathic recurrent pericarditis, the etiology of the disease is still unknown. Furthermore, while some(More)
Treatment of patients with B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) relapsed/refractory (R/R) to conventional treatments is particularly challenging. The combination of bendamustine and cytarabine has demonstrated distinct and synergistic mechanisms of action in preclinical studies on cell lines and primary tumor cells of several B-cell lymphomas,(More)
Paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration (PCD) is characterized by subacute development of pancerebellar dysfunction as a remote effect of a systemic cancer and usually develops in patients affected by gynecological tumors. Uveal melanoma is a very rare disease with a severe prognosis. A 58-year-old man affected by uveal melanoma developed anti-Yo positive(More)
8506 Background: High dose IFNalfa2b, according to the ECOG 1684 schedule, is the only approved adjuvant treatment for stage III melanoma. The risk/benefit profile has limited its use, while efficacy of intravenous (iv) phase and optimal duration have not been defined. The IMI Mel.A. trial evaluated the efficacy and safety of a pulsed high dose iv IFNa2b(More)
Follicular lymphoma is the second most frequent type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in adults. The basic molecular defect consists of the t(14;18)(q32;q21) translocation, juxtaposing the B-cell lymphoma protein 2 gene BCL2 to the immunoglobulin heavy chain locus IGH@, and leading to the antiapoptotic BCL2 protein overproduction. Variations in the t(14;18) are(More)
Since 1992, in the Rovigo Radiotherapy Department, we have computerized the management of oncologic follow-up to minimize all "non-medical" times during the different phases. System efficiency was analyzed and the results follow: 1) the absolute number of follow-up visits, compared with the standard reference year (1991), shows that we were able to double(More)
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