Mario Airoldi

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Aggressive surgical cytoreduction has been shown to have a positive impact on survival of patients with ovarian cancer. After first-line chemotherapy, 47% of patients relapse within 5 years, and median survival after second line chemotherapy is 10—15 months. Adding intraperitoneal chemohyperthermia (IPCH) to surgical cytoreduction could further control(More)
BACKGROUND Head and neck tumors and their treatments negatively affect speech, swallowing, body image, and quality of life (QOL). The purpose of this study was to allow us to evaluate the impact of flap reconstructive surgery with adjuvant radiotherapy (RT) on QOL and psychological functioning. METHODS Thirty-six of 153 consecutive patients surgically(More)
Serum carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) and salivary CEA levels were determined for 18 patients with squamous oral carcinoma, 12 patients with oral leukoplakia, and 14 healthy volunteers. The determination of the CEA-serum levels has no diagnostic significance. Salivary CEA levels are not correlated with CEA-serum values, with cigarette consumption and(More)
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma represents a distinct entity as compared to other head and neck tumours. Radio-chemotherapy is the treatment of first choice in non-metastatic disease. Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) allows the sparing of parotid glands, improving the toxicity profile. The aim of this study was to compare the results obtained with IMRT(More)
Chemohyperthermic peritoneal perfusion (CHPP) after extensive cytoreductive surgery is a possible choice as a regional treatment for peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC). The multicentric France EVOCAPE 1 study demonstrated that the median overall survival of patients with colon peritoneal carcinomatosis subjected to conventional surgical and/or chemotherapeutic(More)
OBJECTIVES This phase 2 study evaluated clinical efficacy, toxicity, and pharmacokinetics of combination gemcitabine (GEM) and oxaliplatin (OXA) in patients with advanced pancreatic adenocarcinoma. METHODS Of 30 eligible patients, 20 had metastatic disease and 10 had nonmetastatic unresectable locally advanced disease. Gemcitabine 1000 mg/m2 as a 10(More)
BACKGROUND Some previous studies have shown that vinorelbine (VNB) is active in recurrent salivary gland tumors. METHODS Between April 1993 and April 1997, 36 patients in a Phase II randomized trial received either cisplatin, 80 mg/m(2), on Day 1 plus VNB, 25 mg/m(2), on Days 1 and 8 (every 3 weeks) (for a minimum of 3 cycles (Arm A [16 patients]), or(More)
In order to explore activity and pharmacokinetic data of a docetaxel-epirubicin combination we analyzed a population of 60 metastatic breast cancer patients. All the patients had an ECOG performance status < 3; 41 patients (68%) had visceral metastases as dominant site of disease, including 33% with liver metastases. Three or more involved organs were(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Chemoradiotherapy (CRT) represents the main therapy choice in the treatment of locoregionally advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). The aim of this study was the clinical evaluation of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) followed by CRT in a non-endemic population affected by advanced NPC. MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients with(More)
Vinorelbine and docetaxel are two effective drugs in esophageal cancer; our purpose was to evaluate efficacy and toxicity of a combination of these drugs in recurrent squamous cell esophageal cancer. Twenty patients previously treated with concomitant chemoradiotherapy (n = 14), surgery alone (n = 2), surgery plus radiotherapy (n = 2), or concomitant(More)