Gian Luigi Cetto

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Cell-proliferation markers are very important in the clinical management of cancer patients, and the identification of Ki-67 (a monoclonal antibody that recognizes proliferating cells) can make it easier to define the level of proliferative activity. This study investigated the associations between the Ki-67 levels measured by means of immunohistochemistry,(More)
A comparison of 692 early invasive breast cancer with, and 1564 without, a family history of breast cancer showed that the former were younger at diagnosis (P=0.002), had smaller tumours (P=0.012), were more frequently oestrogen receptor positive (P=0.006) and diagnosed preclinically (P<0.001).
For this retrospective study, we divided 3814 patients with invasive operable breast cancer into five groups based on their age at diagnosis. Univariate analysis showed that the elderly women had larger tumours with more axillary node involvement and lymphovascular invasion, more estrogen- and progesterone-positive tumours, lower grades and proliferative(More)
In this paper, the first Italian multicentre experience with high-dose chemotherapy and ABMT in germ cell cancer is presented. Twenty-eight patients underwent treatment with a carboplatin-etoposide w/o ifosfamide high-dose combination. Seventeen patients were in progression of disease, 9 were responsive to salvage treatments or failed to achieve CR to front(More)
BACKGROUND This phase I study was aimed at defining the toxicity profile and pathological response rate of a neoadjuvant schedule including weekly docetaxel and cisplatin, protracted venous infusion (PVI) of 5-FU and concomitant radiotherapy (RT) in locally advanced esophageal cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS The schedule consisted of a first phase of(More)
BACKGROUND This clinical trial assessed the efficacy of pemetrexed combined with oxaliplatin (PEMOX) in patients with advanced gastric cancer (AGC). PATIENTS AND METHODS Forty-four patients with untreated AGC were enrolled to evaluate response rate (RR). Patients received pemetrexed (500 mg/m(2)) with vitamin supplementation and oxaliplatin (120 mg/m(2))(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the activity and toxicity of a platinum-based treatment on a group of patients with unknown primary tumours (UPTs). Patients with a diagnosis of UPT underwent a standard diagnostic procedure. Treatment was started within 2 weeks from diagnosis and consisted of carboplatin 400 mg m−2 day 1, doxorubicin 50 mg m−2 day 1,(More)
This randomized phase II trial was performed to define the activity and toxicity of the combination of dacarbazine (DTIC), carmustine (BCNU), cisplatin (DDP) and tamoxifen (DBDT regimen) versus DTIC alone in patients with metastatic melanoma. Sixty patients with metastatic melanoma were randomly assigned to receive BCNU 150 mg/m2 intravenously (i.v.) on day(More)
Three different methods, morphologic, immunocytochemic, and fluorescence activated cell sorter (FC) analysis, were compared with respect to their efficiency in detecting breast cancer cells in bone marrow. In the first series of experiments, the three techniques were compared using bone marrow cells artificially mixed with a known amount of breast cancer(More)
Background: The presence in bone marrow of cells which react with monoclonal antibodies against tumor-associated antigens has been proposed over the last few years as a new prognostic factor in breast cancer patients. Patients and methods: Bone marrow aspirates were obtained from 109 stage I and II breast cancer patients during or 2–4 weeks after primary(More)