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PURPOSE To evaluate whether elderly patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) receive chemotherapy of suboptimal intensity and duration, mainly due to fears of poor compliance and/or excessive toxicity. METHODS We carried out a retrospective analysis in a series of 94 mCRC patients. Using the cut-off of 70 years, we compared elderly patients with… (More)
Herein, we report an unusual case of a 78-year-old woman with synchronous presentation of sigmoid cancer and a nonfunctioning primary adrenal cortex carcinoma, who developed superior vena cava syndrome due to metastatic lymphadenopathy from the latter malignancy. Our case suggests that adrenal incidentalomas during initial staging evaluation after cancer… (More)
BACKGROUND Elderly patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) are thought to receive suboptimal treatment mainly due to concerns for poor compliance and/or excessive toxicity. PATIENTS AND METHODS Using the age of 70 years as the pre-defined cut-off, we compared elderly patients with advanced NSCLC suitable for first line chemotherapy with… (More)
Herein, we present the case of a patient with pancreatic cancer and nonumbilical cutaneous metastasis. Patients with pancreatic adenocarcinomas can develop extensive cutaneous metastases involving not only abdominal skin but also other unusual sites such as the scrotum.