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Recurrent breast cancer Bleomycin Cisplatin Electric pulses Complete response A B S T R A C T Purpose: To evaluate and confirm efficacy and safety of electrochemotherapy with bleomy-cin or cisplatin on cutaneous and subcutaneous tumour nodules of patients with malignant melanoma and other malignancies in a multicenter study. Patients and methods: This was a(More)
Adenocarcinoma of the esophagogastric junction (AEG) as described by Siewert et al. is classified as one entity in the latest (7th Edition) American Joint Cancer Committee/International Union Against Cancer (AJCC/UICC) manual, compared with the previous mix of esophageal and gastric staging systems. The origin of AEG tumors, esophageal or gastric, and their(More)
The permeabilising effects of electric pulses on cell membranes and the use of ultrasound energy of various intensities, for both thermal effects and enhancement of drug and gene delivery, have led to extensive research into the potential applications of these systems in the development of novel anti-cancer treatments. In the present study we have(More)
Gene therapy-induced expression of immunostimulatory molecules at tumor cell level may evoke antitumor immune mechanisms by recruiting and enhancing viability of antigen-processing cells and specific tumoricidal lymphocytes. The antitumor efficacy of a plasmid, coding for granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) and the B7-1 costimulatory(More)
BACKGROUND The development of a fistula between the tracheobronchial tree and the gastric conduit post esophagectomy is a rare and often fatal complication. CASE PRESENTATION A 68 year old man underwent radical esophagectomy for esophageal adenocarcinoma. On postoperative day 14 the nasogastric drainage bag dramatically filled with air, without(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic colorectal surgery has increasingly become the standard of care in the management of both benign and malignant colorectal disease. We herein describe our experience with laparoscopy in the management of complications following laparoscopic colorectal surgery. METHODS Between November 2010 and July 2012, data were prospectively(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop an optimized, reproducible system of electrochemotherapy, and to investigate its clinical application in patients with cutaneous or subcutaneous recurrences of inoperable or progressive disease recalcitrant to current anticancer treatments. BACKGROUND Electrochemotherapy is the application of electric pulses to tumor tissue, rendering(More)
Recent success in phase I/II clinical trials (Konstan, M. W.; Davis, P. B.; Wagener, J. S.; Hilliard, K. A.; Stern, R. C.; Milgram, L. J.; Kowalczyk, T. H.; Hyatt, S. L.; Fink, T. L.; Gedeon, C. R.; Oette, S. M.; Payne, J. M.; Muhammad, O.; Ziady, A. G.; Moen, R. C.; Cooper, M. J. Hum. Gene Ther. 2004, 15 (12), 1255-69) has highlighted pegylated(More)
Electroporation is the application of very brief electric pulses to cells or tissues to render the cell membranes transiently and reversibly permeable, facilitating cellular uptake of otherwise impermeant molecules. Flexible electrode arrays were developed which may be used with endoscopic and laparoscopic devices for delivery of therapeutic(More)