Mario Fiorentino

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To investigate the effect of different treatments for Hodgkin's disease on the risk of leukemia, we used an international collaborative group of cancer registries and hospitals to perform a case-control study of 163 cases of leukemia following treatment for Hodgkin's disease. For each case patient with leukemia, three matched controls were chosen who had(More)
From 1977 to 1990, 37 patients with Stage III or IV invasive thymoma (20 men and 17 women; median age, 40 years of age) were referred for chemotherapy to the Padova Medical Oncology Department. All patients initially received the same regimen (50 mg/m2 of cisplatin and 40 mg/m2 of doxorubicin intravenously (IV) on day 1, 0.6 mg/m2 of vincristine IV on day(More)
A prospective study of a series of 77 patients on adjuvant radiochemotherapy following surgery for high-grade gliomas was conducted to evaluate the risk of deep vein thrombosis and identify risk factors. We found a 20.8% risk of deep vein thrombosis at 12 months (standard error = 4.8%) and a 31.7% risk (standard error = 7.4%) at 24 months (Kaplan-Meier(More)
PURPOSE A phase II study was conducted in patients with high-grade gliomas that recurred after surgery plus radiotherapy and a first-line nitrosourea-based regimen. Our aim was to investigate the efficacy of procarbazine (PCB) combined with high-dose tamoxifen in relation to tumor control, toxicity, and time to progression (TTP). PATIENTS AND METHODS(More)
The clinical features and response to treatment of 35 patients (pts) with extramedullary plasmacytoma (EMP) were retrospectively analysed. The median age at diagnosis was 49 years (28-72). Twenty-two pts (63%) had stage I disease (localized to the primary site) 12 of whom (34%) had stage I-E (locally extended). Three pts (9%) had stage II (regional lymph(More)
Cure of high grade malignant gliomas is seldom possible with surgery and adjuvant radiotherapy as first line treatment, so many trials have been carried out with adjuvant chemotherapy. During the last decade, clinical studies with immunotherapy in recurrent gliomas have been added to the therapeutic regimens. We made an extensive search of the literature on(More)
PURPOSE In a randomized clinical trial (European Organization for the Research and Treatment of Cancer [EORTC] no. 40813) on adjuvant chemotherapy in gastric cancer, results obtained after administration of the FAM2 regimen (fluorouracil [5-FU], doxorubicin, and mitomycin) were compared with results obtained after surgery alone to assess the effect of this(More)
Twenty-two advanced consecutive thyroid cancer patients with varying histologies were treated with the so called BAP regime which consisted of bleomycin (B) 30 mg a day for three days, adriamycin (A) 60 mg/m2 iv in day 5, and cisplatinum (P) 60 to mg/m2 iv in day 5. Patients with progressive, symptomatic recurrent or disseminated disease unresponsive to(More)
Clinical response to high-dose medroxyprogesterone (MPA), administered following three different routes of administration (i.m., p.o. + i.m., p.o.) and monitoring drug plasma levels, was evaluated in pretreated advanced breast cancer patients. Fifty-eight of 68 eligible patients were considered evaluable for response. Age ranged between 36 years and 82(More)