Luisa Fioretto

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PURPOSE The Gruppo Oncologico Nord Ovest (GONO) conducted a phase III study comparing fluorouracil, leucovorin, oxaliplatin, and irinotecan (FOLFOXIRI [irinotecan 165 mg/m2 day 1, oxaliplatin 85 mg/m2 day 1, leucovorin 200 mg/m2 day 1, fluorouracil 3,200 mg/m2 48-hour continuous infusion starting on day 1, every 2 weeks]) with infusional fluorouracil,(More)
This study was aimed at investigating the toxicity and activity of the combination epirubicin and vinorelbine in chemotherapy-naive patients with metastatic breast cancer. Fifty-one patients with measurable or evaluable metastatic breast cancer entered the study. The regimen consisted of epirubicin 90 mg/m2 as a slow i.v. infusion on day 1, followed by(More)
BACKGROUND In a randomized trial with a median follow-up of 18.4 months, 6 months of induction chemotherapy with a three-drug regimen comprising 5-fluorouracil (by continuous infusion)-leucovorin, irinotecan, and oxaliplatin (FOLFOXIRI) demonstrated statistically significant improvements in response rate, radical surgical resection of metastases,(More)
Between March 1986 and March 1987, 48 patients with stage D prostate carcinoma were entered into a multicentric pilot study using the pure nonsteroidal antiandrogen nilutamide (Anandron--RU 23908) at the dose of 100 mg t.i.d. as the only therapy until disease progression or the occurrence of toxicity. Minimum follow-up was 15 months. Median age of patients(More)
The current role of chemotherapy in pancreatic carcinoma is limited, and progress in the treatment of this disease represents a significant challenge to medical oncology. The most promising drug under study is gemcitabine, a relatively new antimetabolite that represents an attractive candidate for combination chemotherapy because of its excellent(More)
Twenty-two patients with advanced prostatic cancer and one with benign prostatic hypertrophy were given the GnRH analogue leuprolide in the form of a slow-release depot formulation by subcutaneous injection at doses of 3.75, 7.5, 15 or 30 mg. Following the first dose, drug levels were measured by a double-antibody RIA over an observation period of 5 weeks.(More)
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common malignancy and cause of death from cancer among adults worldwide. In recent years, the use of 5-fluorouracil-based regimens in combination with molecularly targeted agents has greatly expanded treatment options for patients with metastatic disease. With a more capillary use of this new class of agents comes(More)
AIM EMA licensed eribulin mesylate in 2011 for women with advanced breast cancer already treated with at least two lines of chemotherapy, including anthracyclines and taxanes. Azienda Sanitaria Firenze experience is reported to assess the efficacy and safety of eribulin in the real-life setting. PATIENTS & METHODS Eribulin was infused as per indication.(More)
The European Medicines Agency strongly recommends administration of trabectedin through a central venous catheter (CVC) to minimize the risk of extravasation. However, CVCs place patients at risk of catheter-related complications and have a significant budgetary impact for oncology departments. The most frequently used CVCs are subcutaneously implanted(More)
AIM Early palliative care (EPC) in oncology has shown sparse evidence of a positive impact on patient outcomes, quality of care outcomes and costs. PATIENTS AND METHODS Data for this secondary analysis were taken from a trial of 207 outpatients with metastatic pancreatic cancer randomly assigned to receive standard cancer care plus on-demand EPC (standard(More)