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PURPOSE To report the outcome of a consecutive series of patients with nonmetastatic nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC), focusing on the impact of treatment-related factors. METHODS AND MATERIALS Between 2000 and 2006, 87 patients with NPC were treated with either conventional (two- or three-dimensional) radiotherapy (RT) or with intensity-modulated RT(More)
BACKGROUND Salivary duct carcinoma (SDC) is a highly malignant tumor of the salivary gland. METHODS Twenty-six cases observed during the period 1975 to 1994 were selected from the pathology archives of the Instituto Nazionale Tumori of Milan. A review of all the similar cases published in the literature and comparison with the present series was(More)
PURPOSE Prognosis of patients with advanced oral cavity cancer is worth improving. Chemotherapy has been reported to be especially active in oral cavity tumors. Here we repeat the results of a randomized, multicenter trial enrolling patients with a resectable, stage T2-T4 (> 3 cm), N0-N2, M0 untreated, squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity. PATIENTS(More)
BACKGROUND Epithelial salivary gland tumors are very uncommon in pediatric age. We report a series of 52 cases treated at the Istituto Nazionale Tumori of Milan, Italy, over a 30-year period. These results are presented in conjunction with a literature review of salivary tumors with a view to providing an up-to-date overview of the clinical course,(More)
Malignant myoepithelioma of the salivary gland is discussed in terms of its clinical behaviour, morphological features and the frequent pre-existence of a pleomorphic adenoma. The study comprised six female and four male patients aged 14–63 years (mean age 38.9 years). Two tumours presented as intraoral lesions and eight were located in the parotid gland.(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate the activity of CAP regimen in advanced salivary gland carcinomas. PATIENTS AND METHODS Twenty-two patients with advanced salivary gland carcinomas were treated according to the CAP regimen. All patients were previously treated with surgery and/or radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy. Seven patients had local or locoregional disease,(More)
This work provides descriptive epidemiological data of malignant mucosal and uveal melanomas and adnexal skin carcinomas in Europe as defined as in the RARECARE project. We analysed 8669 incident cases registered in the period 1995-2002 by 76 population-based cancer registries (CRs), and followed up for vital status to 31st December 2003. Age-standardised(More)
AIM To analyze the patterns of locoregional failure following intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) for nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) at our institution, as part of an internal quality assurance program. We aimed to investigate the potential existence of a correlation between any part of the IMRT process and clinical outcome. METHODS & MATERIALS A(More)
To define the role of surgical management of lung metastases in ACC. Twenty ACC patients referred to lung metastasectomy were retrospectively reviewed. Twenty-six operations were performed; at the first metastasectomy, a resection with clear margins (R0) was achieved in 11 patients (55%), 3 are alive and well. Four out of 9 patients with residual disease(More)
PURPOSE To describe the outcome of patients with nonmetastatic nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) treated with conventional radiotherapy at a single institution. METHODS AND MATERIALS From 1990 to 1999, 171 consecutive patients with NPC were treated with conventional (two-dimensional) radiotherapy. Tumor histology was undifferentiated in 82% of cases.(More)