Luciano Scandolaro

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PURPOSE To assess the outcomes and patterns of failure in solitary plasmacytoma (SP). METHODS AND MATERIALS The data from 258 patients with bone (n = 206) or extramedullary (n = 52) SP without evidence of multiple myeloma (MM) were collected. A histopathologic diagnosis was obtained for all patients. Most (n = 214) of the patients received radiotherapy(More)
BACKGROUND The effect of internal mammary and medial supraclavicular lymph-node irradiation (regional nodal irradiation) added to whole-breast or thoracic-wall irradiation after surgery on survival among women with early-stage breast cancer is unknown. METHODS We randomly assigned women who had a centrally or medially located primary tumor, irrespective(More)
PURPOSE To assess the outcome and prognostic factors in patients with orbital lymphoma treated by radiotherapy (RT). METHODS AND MATERIALS Between 1980 and 1999, 90 consecutive patients with primary orbital lymphoma were treated in 13 member institutions of the Rare Cancer Network. A full staging workup was completed in 56 patients. Seventy-eight patients(More)
PURPOSE This Rare Cancer Network (RCN) study was performed in pediatric nasopharyngeal carcinoma (PNPC) patients to evaluate the optimal dose of radiotherapy and to determine prognostic factors. PATIENTS AND METHODS The study included 165 patients with the diagnosis of PNPC treated between 1978 and 2003. The median age was 14 years. There were 3 (1.8%)(More)
PURPOSE To assess the clinical profile, treatment outcome, and prognostic factors in primary spinal epidural lymphoma (PSEL). METHODS AND MATERIALS Between 1982 and 2002, 52 consecutive patients with PSEL were treated in nine institutions of the Rare Cancer Network. Forty-eight patients had an Ann Arbor stage IE and four had a stage IIE. Forty-eight(More)
BACKGROUND Outcome data in young women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) are rare. The benefits of boost radiotherapy in this group are also unknown. We aimed to assess the effect of boost radiotherapy in young patients with DCIS. METHODS We included 373 women from 18 institutions who met the following inclusion criteria: having tumour status Tis and(More)
PURPOSE To better identify prognostic factors for local control and survival, as well as the role of different therapeutic options, for phyllodes tumors, a rare fibroepithelial neoplasm of the breast. METHODS AND MATERIALS Data from 443 women treated between 1971 and 2003 were collected from the Rare Cancer Network. The median age was 40 years (range,(More)
With the improvements in treatment accuracy the risk exists of over-reliance on the capability of the physician to estimate the extent of the tumour. We assessed the variability between six radiotherapists in defining the planning target volume (PTV) on CT slices for three prostate tumour cases. Percentage differences between measured volumes and mean(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the role of postoperative radiotherapy (RT) in Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC). METHODS AND MATERIALS A retrospective multicenter study was performed in 180 patients with MCC treated between February 1988 and September 2009. Patients who had had surgery alone were compared with patients who received surgery and postoperative RT or radical(More)
Approximately, twenty years ago, the Rare Cancer Network (RCN) was formed in Lausanne, Switzerland, to support the study of rare malignancies. The RCN has grown over the years and now includes 130 investigators from twenty-four nations on six continents. The network held its first international symposium in Nice, France, on March 21-22, 2014. The(More)