Giacomo Turcato

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PURPOSE To determine the feasibility of neoadjuvant docetaxel, cisplatin, and 5-fluorouracil (TPF) followed by concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CHT-RT) compared with the same CHT-RT regimen alone in locally advanced head-and-neck squamous cell carcinoma. METHODS AND MATERIALS We treated 24 patients (20 men and 4 women) who had Stage III-IVM0 squamous cell(More)
The three-field technique is the most common method used for breast and regional node treatment after conservative surgery. Several variants of this technique, which are characterized by complex geometrical problems, have been described. A possible simplification of this technique and the use of individualized shielding blocks both for anterior and for(More)
Rendu-Osler disease is a clinical form characterized by skin, mucous and bowel teleangiectasias causing repeated bleeding, especially in the nasal region. Repeated epistaxis is controlled, however transiently, with electrocoagulation, laser therapy, embolization, mucous transplants and external radiotherapy or, more frequently, brachytherapy. The authors(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Oropharyngeal mycosis (OPM) is a complication of radiotherapy (RT) treatments for head and neck (H&N) cancer, worsening mucositis and dysphagia, causing treatment interruptions and increasing overall treatment time. Prophylaxis with antifungals is expensive. Better patient selection through the analysis of prognostic factors should(More)
Rendu-Weber-Osler disease is a rare autosomic disorder. Its most common symptom is epistaxis with transitory periods of remission and of ingravescent exacerbation compromising normal daily activities and forcing the patient to give up his normal life-style for prolonged periods of time. Often it proves difficult to control the recurrent epistaxis and the(More)
Staging laparotomy for Hodgkin's disease was carried out on 110 women in fertile age at the General Surgery Department of Padua Medical School from 1972 to 1977. An oophoropexy was done during the operation. According to the stage the patients underwent radiation therapy that was associated in some cases to chemotherapy. Complete evaluation was possible(More)
Radiation therapy seems to induce depletion of lymphocytes, which are very important cells for immunity response. The lymphocyte phenotype was studied in 41 non-pretreated patients with normal immunological parameters who received postoperative radiation therapy for breast, mediastinal or pelvic cancer with at least 50 Gy/25 fractions. The functional(More)
Between January 1981 and December 1985, 364 female patients underwent surgical treatment for breast cancer in Mestre General Hospital. The pathological stage of the disease was stage I in 60 patients, stage II in 215 patients, stage III A in 30 patients, stage III B in 44 patients and stage IV in 15 patients. The patients with T1-T2 N0 lesions located in(More)
Even though brachytherapy has been used for many years to treat choroidal tumors, it is not a widespread technique because it requires much organization and operators skills. The most common methods use 60Cobalt and 106Rutenium plaques, or custom-made plaques with 125Iodine loaded seeds. Another, less common, technique uses 192Iridium wires loaded on(More)
The results are reported of a multidisciplinary diagnostic and therapeutic program applied to 381 patients with lung carcinoma from 1983 through 1985 at Mestre General Hospital. Cytologic and/or histologic diagnosis was established in 95% and staging accomplished in 96% of the patients. One-hundred-twenty-nine patients with non-small cell cancer were(More)
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