Laura Orlando

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Why write a new book on atmospheric chemistry? For Atmospheric Chemistry and Global Change the driving force is indicated in the cataloguing information. There the book is given the subtitle of 'a textbook prepared by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado and other colleagues'. The concept seems to be to make use of(More)
BACKGROUND HER2/neu overexpression is linked to promotion of angiogenesis in breast cancer. We therefore tested the activity of the combination of Trastuzumab with metronomic, low dose chemotherapy with cyclophosphamide (CTX) and methotrexate (MTX) in metastatic breast cancer (MBC). METHODS Between April 2002 and June 2005, twenty-two patients with(More)
The antiangiogenic agent bevacizumab showed synergistic effects when combined with chemotherapy in advanced breast cancer. We presently investigated the activity of bevacizumab in combination with chemotherapy, including capecitabine and vinorelbine, and endocrine therapy, including letrozole (+triptorelin in premenopausal women), as primary therapy for(More)
Metastatic breast cancer (MBC) is usually considered an incurable situation, for which treatments chosen to control the disease, should take into account the maintenance of a good quality of life. The end points of treatment of patients with MBC are influenced by consideration about efficacy and toxicity of the different therapeutic options. The(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to prospectively examine the influence of cognitive, medical, behavioral, and social risk factors on medication nonadherence in community-dwelling older adults with cognitive impairment. METHODS A sample of 339 elderly participants with cognitive impairment, who lived alone and took at least one medication, underwent(More)
BACKGROUND Medullary carcinoma (MC) of the breast is associated with favorable prognosis compared with other histological types, despite high nuclear grade, fast proliferation and lack of steroid hormone receptor expression. We retrospectively evaluated the clinical relevance of selected immunohistochemical features of tumors in three cohorts of patients(More)
Breast cancer detection and staging are constantly evolving as technologies improve. Breast cancer surgery is also undergoing continuous refinement, with the objective being to achieve optimal cosmetic results. Surgery has been combined with intraoperative radiation therapy to achieve the best local-disease control with minimal side-effects. The adjuvant(More)
A PCR-denaturant gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE) method was developed for the detection of p53 and K-ras mutations in primary operable tumors and paired BAL samples of non-small cell lung cancer. Among 36 patients, 9 showed p53 exon V mutations in biopsies and in three paired bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) specimens with a 33% concordance. Five patients(More)
UNLABELLED Haemorrhagic cystitis (HC) is a recognised complication in patients undergoing allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). This study evaluates the incidence and severity of HC in patients undergoing allogeneic HSCT during hospitalisation and within the first 100 days following transplant, looking at the use of prophylaxis,(More)
Preoperative chemotherapy for operable breast cancer has been evaluated in a number of series. The recombinant humanized anti-human VEGF monoclonal antibody (rhuMAb, bevacizumab) inhibits several activities of VEGF, including endothelial cell growth, vascular permeability and angiogenesis. Synergy with many cancer chemotherapeutic agents, was observed in(More)