Ludovica Taglieri

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Taxane induced neuropathy (TIN) is the most limiting side effect of taxane based chemotherapy, relative to the majority of breast cancer patients undergoing therapy with both docetaxel and paclitaxel. The symptoms begin symmetrically from the toes, because the tips of the longest nerves are affected for first. The patients report sensory symptoms such as(More)
Anti-neoplastic chemotherapy can determine various side effects, including cardiotoxicity, and no real guidelines for its early detection and management have been developed. The aim of this study is to find some plasmatic markers able to identify breast cancer patients that are at greater risk of developing cardiovascular complications during chemotherapy,(More)
PURPOSE Breast cancer is a heterogeneous disease, characterized by various molecular phenotypes that correlate with different prognosis and response to treatments. Taxanes are some of the most active chemotherapeutic agents for breast cancer; however, their utilization is limited, due to hematologic and cumulative neurotoxicity on treated patients. To(More)
BACKGROUND Elderly patients with metastatic breast cancer (MBC) have more problems receiving chemotherapy than younger patients, especially with the presence of multiple comorbidities, adverse drug events and functional decline. Low-dose oral administration of cytotoxic agents such as vinorelbine, a semisynthetic vinca alkaloid that interferes with(More)
Breast cancer is characterized by molecular heterogeneity, and four major breast cancer subtypes have been identified, each characterized by significant differences in survival, prognosis, and response to therapy. We have studied the effects of docetaxel treatment on apoptosis and survivin expression in four breast cancer cell lines: MCF7 (luminal A:(More)
Malignant skin adnexal tumors are rare neoplasms which are derived from adnexal epithelial structures of the skin: hair follicle, or sebaceous, apocrine or eccrine glands. Among them, eccrine porocarcinoma is the most frequent, with an aggressive behavior compared to other more common forms of non-melanoma skin cancer. Only few reports describe the(More)
BACKGROUND It is important to identify novel plasmatic biomarkers that can contribute to assessing the prognosis and outcome of breast cancer patients. Neuregulin-1 (NRG1) and galectin-3 (Gal-3) are proteins that are involved in breast cancer development and patient survival; therefore, we studied whether the serum concentration of these 2 proteins can be(More)
PURPOSE Neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NCT) is a standard of care for locally advanced and initially inoperable breast cancer. NCT can test chemotherapy efficacy and can be followed by breast-conserving surgery. Considering taxanes as one of the most effective agents, we analyzed the efficacy of a neoadjuvant schedule without anthracyclines and based only on(More)
Adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) is a rare and aggressive tumor characterized by poor prognosis and resistance to conventional chemotherapy. Many chemotherapy agents act determining apoptosis, therefore, studying the responsiveness of ACC to apoptosis inducing molecules, can help to identify possible conditions to promote cancer cell death. Tumor progression(More)