Lorena Rossi

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BACKGROUND This study aimed to investigate copy number variations (CNVs) of CYP17A1 and androgen receptor (AR) genes in serum cell-free DNA collected before starting abiraterone in 53 consecutive patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). METHODS Serum DNA was isolated and CNVs were analysed for AR and CYP17A1 genes using Taqman copy(More)
BACKGROUND Everolimus is a mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitor approved for the treatment of metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC). We aimed to assess the association between pre-treatment neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and the outcome of patients treated with everolimus for mRCC. METHODS Ninety-seven patients with mRCC were treated with(More)
578 Background: Use of adjuvant chemotherapy (AC) in stage II colon cancer (CC) is still under debate. Choice should be based on patients (pts) and disease characteristics. According to worldwide guidelines AC should be considered in high-risk (H) T3N0 pts. No data are available for better option in low-risk (L) pts. Aim of the study is to evaluate(More)
Non-pulmonary visceral metastases, in bones, brain and liver, represent nearly the 10% of metastatic sites of advanced germ cell tumors and are associated with poor prognosis. This review article summarizes major evidences on the impact of different visceral sites on the prognosis, treatment and clinical outcome of patients with germ cell tumors. The(More)
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