Mario Ferri

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Rectal cancer is a common malignancy that continues to have a highly variable outcome, with local pelvic recurrence after surgical resection usually leading to incurable disease. The success of tumor excision depends largely upon accurate tumor staging and appropriate surgical technique, although the results of recent surgical trials indicate that(More)
Differences in postoperative outcome and recovery between patients subjected to laparoscopic-assisted versus open surgery for colorectal cancer (CRC) resection have been widely documented, though not specifically for right-sided tumors. We investigated the immunological responses to the different surgical approaches, by comparing postoperative data(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the accuracy of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with lumen distention for rectal cancer staging and circumferential resection margin (CRM) involvement prediction. MATERIALS AND METHODS Seventy-three patients with primary rectal cancer underwent high-resolution MRI with a phased-array coil performed using 60-80 mL room air rectal(More)
OBJECTIVES Carcinomas of the left colon represent a neoplasm of older patients (late onset), but epidemiologic evidence has been showing an increasing incidence in patients 50 years or younger (early onset). In this study, we investigate pathologic and molecular features of early- and late-onset carcinoma of the left colon. METHODS We selected 22 patients(More)
BACKGROUND The prognosis of gastric cancer patients still remains poor. The aim of this study was investigating the prognostic value of several clinical/pathological/molecular features in a consecutive series of gastric cancers. METHODS 150 R0 gastrectomies plus 77 gastric cancer patients evaluated for the HER2 overexpression were selected. Survival was(More)
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