Giovanni Donadoni

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BACKGROUND NGR-hTNF consists of human tumour necrosis factor-alpha (hTNF-alpha) fused to the tumour-homing peptide NGR, a ligand of an aminopeptidase N/CD13 isoform, which is overexpressed on endothelial cells of newly formed tumour blood vessels. NGR-TNF showed a biphasic dose-response curve in preclinical models. This study exploring the low-dose range(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a highly vascularised and poor-prognosis tumour. NGR-hTNF is a vascular-targeting agent consisting of human tumour necrosis factor-alpha fused to the tumour-homing peptide NGR, which is able to selectively bind an aminopeptidase N overexpressed on tumour blood vessels. METHODS Twenty-seven patients with(More)
PURPOSE Treatment of secondary CNS dissemination in patients with aggressive lymphomas remains an important, unmet clinical need. Herein, we report the final results of a multicenter phase II trial addressing a new treatment for secondary CNS lymphoma based on encouraging experiences with high doses of antimetabolites in primary CNS lymphoma and with(More)
Purpose: NGR-hTNF exploits the tumor-homing peptide asparagine-glycine-arginine (NGR) for selectively targeting TNF-a to an aminopeptidase N overexpressed on cancer endothelial cells. Preclinical synergism with cisplatin was displayed even at low doses. This study primarily aimed to explore the safety of low-dose NGR-hTNF combined with cisplatin in(More)
The most effective strategy to prevent central nervous system (CNS) dissemination in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) remains an important, unmet clinical need. Herein, we report a retrospective analysis of risk-tailored CNS prophylaxis in 200 human immunodeficiency virus-negative adults with DLBCL treated with rituximab-CHOP (cyclophosphamide,(More)
e15500 Background: NGR-hTNF is a VTA exploiting a tumor-homing peptide (NGR) that selectively binds to aminopeptidase N (CD13) overexpressed on tumor blood vessels. In preclinical models, NGR-hTNF has shown potent anti-vascular and antitumor activity, both at low and at high doses. METHODS Patients with recurrent or metastatic HCC were treated with(More)
BACKGROUND Whereas focal and diffuse brain damage on conventional MRI is seen in patients with neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus (NSLE), the spinal cord seems to be rarely involved. Diffusion tensor (DT) MRI provides information on the patterns of tissue disruption of the central nervous system, which may go undetected by conventional MRI. (More)
BACKGROUND Clarithromycin displays immunomodulatory and antineoplastic properties. As single agent, this macrolide is associated with tumor responses in anecdotal cases of relapsed/refractory extranodal marginal zone lymphoma (rrEMZL), with a putative dose-dependent effect. Tolerability and activity of high-dose clarithromycin (HD-K) in patients with rrEMZL(More)
Within diffuse large B-cell lymphomas, the Primary Mediastinal Large B-Cell Lymphoma has to be considered as a separate and well-defined clinico-pathological entity. Its tendency to target young adults makes its social impact particularly significant; hence, the General Practitioner carries the responsibility for an early diagnosis. On the contrary, the(More)