Ilaria Marcon

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BACKGROUND Epithelial salivary gland tumors are very uncommon in pediatric age. We report a series of 52 cases treated at the Istituto Nazionale Tumori of Milan, Italy, over a 30-year period. These results are presented in conjunction with a literature review of salivary tumors with a view to providing an up-to-date overview of the clinical course,(More)
OBJECTIVE To ascertain whether childhood melanoma presents any peculiar clinical features or differences in prognosis with respect to adults, we retrospectively analyzed the data from 33 patients who were up to 14 years of age and treated for cutaneous melanoma at the Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milan, over a 25-year period. METHODS Primary lesions were(More)
Intra-arterial chemotherapy in patients with liver metastases from colorectal cancer has some limitations such as hepatic toxicity and extra-hepatic progression. With the aim of overcoming these limitations, a phase II trial was designed to assess the efficacy and tolerability of a hybrid chemotherapy regimen with systemic infusion of oxaliplatin and(More)
BACKGROUND Vinca alkaloids have proved active against a number of pediatric malignancies. The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility and effectiveness of using vinorelbine in previously treated pediatric patients with advanced sarcomas. METHODS From September 1998 to August 2001, 33 previously treated patients with progressive sarcoma were(More)
Xeroderma pigmentosum (XP) is a DNA repair defect syndrome associated with an increased risk to developing skin neoplasms on sun-exposed cutaneous surfaces. This report describes the case of a 15-year-old boy with XP who developed cutaneous angiosarcoma. The patient was cured with surgery alone, despite incomplete resection, and he is alive without evidence(More)
INTRODUCTION We investigated the activity and safety of sorafenib, a multitargeted tyrosine-kinase inhibitor, in patients with advanced soft tissue sarcomas (STS). PATIENTS AND METHODS An open-label nonrandomised multicentre phase II study was conducted in advanced STS patients pre-treated with anthracycline-based chemotherapy. Patients received sorafenib(More)
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