Marilena Cesari

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BACKGROUND We analyzed clinical and treatment-related factors influencing the outcome of patients with mesenchymal chondrosarcoma (MC). Twenty-six patients (median age, 31 years) were identified using the Tumor Center and Chemotherapy Department database of the study institute. METHODS Patients received surgery (24 patients) and/or radiotherapy (5(More)
BACKGROUND Mesenchymal chondrosarcoma (MCS) is a distinct, very rare sarcoma with little evidence supporting treatment recommendations. PATIENTS AND METHODS Specialist centres collaborated to report prognostic factors and outcome for 113 patients. RESULTS Median age was 30 years (range: 11-80), male/female ratio 1.1. Primary sites were extremities(More)
A correlation between chemotherapy-induced necrosis and prognosis has been reported in Ewing sarcoma. To identify factors influencing histologic response data from 122 patients with Ewing sarcoma surgically treated were reviewed. Primary chemotherapy was based on vincristine, doxorubicin, cyclophosphamide, ifosfamide, actinomycin-D, and etoposide. Patients(More)
A prospective evaluation of high-dose ifosfamide (IFO)-related nephrotoxicity in adults and young adults previously treated with cisplatin, methotrexate (MTX) and standard-dose IFO was performed. Eighteen patients (median age 22) with recurrent osteosarcoma were studied: 11 were pretreated with MTX, cisplatin and standard-dose IFO, and seven with MTX and(More)
We investigated predictive factors for local recurrence in 540 patients with non-metastatic osteosarcoma of the extremity treated with surgery and neoadjuvant chemotherapy, between March 1983 and October 1994. The median follow-up was 7.5 (2.5-15) years. Local recurrences developed in 31 (6%) patients after a median time of 2 (0.5-7) years. Local recurrence(More)
The influence of age and sex on chemotherapy-related toxicity was evaluated in children and adults with non metastatic osteosarcoma. treatment consisted of methotrexate (MTX, 12 g/m(2)), cisplatin (CDP 120 mg/m(2)) and doxorubicin (ADM 75-90 mg/m(2)) and high-dose ifosfamide (HDIFO). toxicity data from 1,051 courses (295 with MTX, 756 based on doxorubicin,(More)
BACKGROUND Risk factors for local recurrence (LR) after osteosarcoma, such as surgical margins and histologic response to preoperative treatment, have been well documented, whereas the outcome for patients who locally recur has not been well established yet. METHODS Retrospective analysis of the management and outcome of 44 patients who developed LR after(More)
A neoadjuvant chemotherapy protocol (1/93-1/95) for extremity osteosarcoma preoperatively using high-dose methotrexate (HDMTX) as single agent per cycle and three different combinations of other drugs (CDP/IFO,CDP/ADM,IFO/ADM) is reported. The four drugs were used postoperatively as single agents. Treatment was uniform, but suspended earlier if total(More)
Between September 1986 and September 1991, 44 patients with lung metastases originating from an osteosarcoma of an extremity were treated with: primary chemotherapy, simultaneous resection of primary and metastatic lesions (when feasible), and then further chemotherapy. After primary chemotherapy, lung metastases disappeared in 5 patients, whereas in 11(More)
BACKGROUND Angiosarcoma of bone is a rare high-grade malignant vascular tumor. The literature regarding treatment and outcome of patients with this tumor is limited.We performed a 2 institutional retrospective study to analyze treatment and survival of patients with angiosarcoma of bone. PATIENTS AND METHODS We reviewed patients with the histologic(More)