Franco Corbella

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Seventy-six patients with primary gastric non-Hodgkin's lymphomas (PGL) were diagnosed, and 75 were treated between 1975 and 1985. According to the Working Formulation 22 patients had low-grade malignant histologic subtypes, 27 intermediate-grade, and 27 high-grade. Twenty-four cases were diagnosed by endoscopic biopsies, 52 through laparotomy biopsies.(More)
PURPOSE With the aim of establishing clinical and technical criteria to homogenize radiotherapy practice, a working group of AIRO-Lombardia (Associazione Italiana di Radioterapia Oncologica--Gruppo regionale della Lombardia) has tried to define minimal requirements for radical and postoperative irradiation in prostate cancer. The document has been(More)
BACKGROUND The optimal approach to patients with gastric lymphoma of extranodal mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) that resist to anti-Helicobacter pylori (HP) eradication therapy is still to be defined. PATIENTS AND METHODS From January 1997 to December 2004, we observed 24 patients affected with newly diagnosed early-stage and HP-positive gastric(More)
PURPOSE To test the adequacy of the CVPP four-drug regimen as ancillary chemotherapy associated with extended-field radiotherapy in the treatment of early, unfavorable, clinically staged Hodgkin's disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS The population of this prospective, multicenter study consisted of 49 patients with stage I-II disease, associated with bulky(More)
BACKGROUND Several types of cell death can induce the activation of the immune system by releasing factors of damage. AIM To identify different cell death modalities using U87 glioblastoma cell line after radio-chemotherapy treatments by analyzing the expression of HSP70 after γ-ray irradiation and temozolomide treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS U87 cell(More)
We report the outcome of 12 consecutive pediatric patients with Fanconi anemia (FA) who had neither an HLA-identical sibling nor an HLA-matched unrelated donor and who were given T cell-depleted, CD34(+) positively selected cells from a haploidentical related donor after a reduced-intensity, fludarabine-based conditioning regimen. Engraftment was achieved(More)
PURPOSE MOPPEBVCAD (mechlorethamine, vincristine, procarbazine, prednisone, epidoxirubicin, bleomycin, vinblastine, lomustine, doxorubicin, and vindesine) chemotherapy with limited radiotherapy was devised in 1987 to reduce late toxicity and second tumor incidence while trying to improve effectiveness through increases of dose intensity and dose density.(More)
In order to evaluate if and to what extent Italian speaking cancer patients can benefit from information available on cancer web sites, an "in vitro" usability (ISO definition) study has been carried out. It investigated the usability of the web sites of the most representative Italian Institutions in the oncological field for the adult patients needing to(More)
AIMS AND BACKGROUND We report the results of a survey performed in 1994 by the AIRO-Lombardia Cooperative Group, on the clinical patterns of radiation treatment for prostatic carcinoma in Lombardy, Italy, involving all radiotherapy centers serving an overall local population of about 8,800,000 people. METHODS A questionnaire was sent to all 13(More)