Kalliopi D Dilana

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SUMMARY Adipose tissue secretes adipokines with proinflammatory and anti-inflammatory properties. Our aim was to assess the role of adipose tissue in generalized inflammatory state of advanced NSCLC patients and the possible use of leptin, adiponectin and resistin as diagnostic and prognostic markers. Correlation of adipose tissue with weight loss in(More)
OBJECTIVE Ghrelin is an orexigenic peptide implicated in body weight regulation, while cachexia is a multifactorial effect of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) presented in patients with advanced disease. The aim of this study was to detect the role of ghrelin in cachexia and systemic inflammation of advanced NSCLC patients as well as its role as a(More)
BACKGROUND Docetaxel (DT) is an extensively used taxane, frequently associated with hypersensitivity reactions. The aim of this study was to record the epidemiological and clinical features of hypersensitivity to DT in non-small cell lung cancer patients in order to obtain useful information concerning the management of these patients. We also developed a(More)
Our study involves a preliminary phase II trial, which evaluates the activity, feasibility and tolerability of a sequential combination of docetaxel and gemcitabine followed by docetaxel and carboplatin, as first-line treatment for inoperable NSCLC. Twenty-six chemo-naïve patients aged less than 75 years with histologically or cytologically confirmed(More)
OBJECTIVES The prognosis of patients with small cell lung cancer (SCLC) is dismal with a median survival not exceeding 18 months. For the fact that the tumor stage remains the most significant prognostic factor, efforts have been made to improve its accuracy. We evaluated the role of somatostatin receptor scintigraphy (SRS) in the diagnosis and initial(More)
Lung cancer is the most common type of cancer in the Western World and there has been systematic effort to find markers with prognostic and predictive significance. Molecular biology is lately being used in order to find markers that are highly sensitive, specific and associated with survival. This review presents recent data regarding the numerous studies(More)
Metastin, the product of the KISS-1 gene, seems to represent a strong suppressant of metastasis for some types of cancer. The aim of this study is to explore whether circulating levels of metastin could be used as a marker for the metastatic potential of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) as well as a diagnostic marker in NSCLC patients. The possible(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate several bone markers in Non-Small Cell Lung (NSCLC) and Small Cell Lung (SCLC) patients experiencing or not secondary bony disease. Fasting serum levels of bone formation, bone resorption, and osteoclastogenesis markers were determined in 22 NSCLC patients with bone metastases, 18 without bone metastasis, and 28 SCLC(More)
UNLABELLED Pulmonary toxicity induced by novel antineoplastic agents has not been well characterized because of the simultaneous or sequential use of drugs and a multimodality therapeutic approach. To further investigate this topic, relevant studies were identified through Medline. The generic names of novel antineoplastic agents and the key words pulmonary(More)