Francesco Sopracordevole

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In this study, 44 primary or metastatic human ovarian tumours were tested for allelic deletions on the short arm of chromosome 11. Analysis of 12 polymorphic loci by Southern blotting evidenced loss of heterozygosity (LOH) in at least one locus in 41% of cases. Moreover, two hot spots of deletions were tentatively mapped on 11p13 and 11p15.5. Our results(More)
The nm23-H1 gene has been proposed as a metastasis suppressor gene. It is located on the long arm of chromosome 17, which is frequently deleted in ovarian cancer, and shows altered expression and structure in some advanced neoplasms. To evaluate the role of nm23-H1 in ovarian carcinogenesis, we have analyzed this gene in 66 primary human ovarian carcinomas(More)
BACKGROUND VIN usual type appears to be related to the HPV's oncogenic types. The aim of this prospective multicenter study was to evaluate the re-infection rate of high-risk HPV and the recurrence rate of VIN usual type after surgical treatment. MATERIAL/METHODS The study enrolled 103 women affected by VIN usual type. They underwent wide local excision(More)
The aim of this study was to assess teens' knowledge of HPV infection and vaccination one year after the initiation of the public vaccination programme and information campaign on the disease and the opportunity of vaccination. Between 15 May and 15 June 2009, a survey was carried out on 1,105 teenagers attending high schools in a town in the northeast of(More)
BACKGROUND Vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia (VIN) is a premalingnant condition. For long time, surgery was considered the first-line therapy in the treatment of high grade VIN. Imiquimod was recently introduced as an alternative to surgery. AIM To compare the overall complete response, the recurrence rate and the risk factors for relapse among patients(More)
RATIONALE Patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection have been shown to be at increased risk for high-risk human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) infection of the anogenital tract. Furthermore, in the last decades, the introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has increased the longevity of these patients who now live long enough(More)
The aim of this study was to analyze the correlation between the first diagnosis of high-grade Vaginal Intraepithelial Neoplasia (HG-VaIN: VaIN 2-VaIN 3) and the cytological abnormalities on the referral pap smear.All the women with histological diagnosis of HG-VaIN consecutively referred to the Gynecological Oncology Unit of the Aviano National Cancer(More)
Vulvar lymphedema is an uncommon and disabling side-effect of pelvic lymphadenectomy and pelvic radiothera-peutic treatment for invasive genital cancer. Lymphorrhea, a complication of lymphedema, may be extremely distressing for patients due to the requirement to wear sanitary towels and as the pain and loss of elasticity of the vulvar skin and mucosa can(More)