Francesco Marocco

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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the predictive value of pretreatment serum hemoglobin level (Hb) together with a series of clinical and pathological variables available before neoadjuvant chemotherapy in locally advanced squamous cervical cancer. METHODS The influence on response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy of a series of pretreatment(More)
BACKGROUND Nipple-areola complex sparing mastectomy (NSM) with immediate implant reconstruction has been recently introduced for breast cancer patients who are not candidates for breast preserving surgery. As the cosmetic results in moderately ptotic breasts may not be optimal, a modified NSM with a periareolar pexy (PP-NSM) was introduced at our(More)
BACKGROUND Nipple-areola sparing mastectomy (NSM) with immediate implant reconstruction is an option for patients with non-locally advanced breast cancer. The prediction of occult tumour involvement of the nipple-areola complex (NAC) may help select candidates to NSM. PATIENTS AND METHODS We prospectively recorded clinical and pathological data, magnetic(More)
To assess the oncological safety of nipple–areola complex (NAC) sparing mastectomy in breast cancer patients. From 2010 to 2015, 518 breast cancer patients were submitted to NAC sparing mastectomy. Breast MRI and intraoperative assessment of the subareolar (SD) and proximal (ND) nipple ducts were performed to predict NAC involvement. Significant(More)
This study was designed to evaluate how the omission of axillary dissection would have altered the indication for adjuvant chemotherapy (ACT) in patients with early breast cancer submitted to conservative surgery with one or two positive sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs). We identified 321 women in our institutional database who fulfilled the characteristics. All(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the attitudes of Italian oncologic gynaecologists towards prophylactic oophorectomy at hysterectomy for a non-neoplastic reason. STUDY DESIGN A four-item two-part questionnaire was submitted to 170 gynaecologists attending a national conference on gynaecologic oncology. RESULTS About 92% of gynaecologists reported they would perform(More)
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