Livia Tosetto

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CEA and CA19.9 are biomarkers routinely measured for monitoring treatment response in metastatic colorectal cancer (MCRC) patients, yet their predictive value during therapies containing new antineoplastic drugs (i.e. FOLFIRI/OLFOX/Bevacizumab) has not yet been investigated. Consecutive chemotherapy-naive MCRC patients treated with either standard(More)
Neutrophil/lymphocyte (NLR) and platelet/lymphocyte (PLR) ratios might represent a yet unrecognized risk factor for venous thromboembolism (VTE) in cancer out-patients receiving chemotherapy. Accordingly, this study was aimed at analyzing the significance of these novel markers in the risk prediction of a first VTE episode in a population representative of(More)
INTRODUCTION Advances in clinical research have led to official approval of several new treatments for metastatic prostate cancer in the last three years: sipuleucel-T, cabazitaxel, abiraterone acetate, radium-223 and enzalutamide. Although these agents have all been shown to improve overall survival in randomized Phase III trials, metastatic(More)
Data on the relationship between aging, chemotherapy, and risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE) are controversial. We sought to evaluate the risk of chemotherapy-associated VTE in young to middle-aged (YMA) and elderly cancer patients and to analyze the VTE-free survival time in both groups. Patients with histologically confirmed diagnosis of solid(More)
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