Massimo Zaccagnini

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UNLABELLED Hypercalcemia occurring in patients with advanced breast cancer (BC) is generally due to osteolytic metastases or to the activity of circulating tumor-derived products. In these conditions, the production of endogenous PTH is reduced. The frequency of hypercalcemia due to primary hyperparathyroidism in breast cancer is unknown. We examined the(More)
In this study we report the presence of peripheral benzodiazepine receptors (PBRs) in human parathyroid glands and describe the effect of their benzodiazepine type ligands on parathyroid cell function. PBR binding features in normal parathyroid tissue were characterized and compared to parathyroid adenoma, using a specific and selective ligand for PBR, [3H](More)
We report a 73 years old man with a diagnosis of Paget Disease (PD) and symptomatic Multiple Myeloma (MM). Coexistence of MM and PD has rarely been described. PD mimics many of the features of bone destructive process in MM, making differential diagnosis more complicated. In addition, the presence of serious muscolo-skeletal and metabolic complications in(More)
Temsirolimus, an ester of sirolimus (rapamycin), selectively inhibits the kinase mammalian target of rapamycin and consequently blocks the translation of cell cycle regulatory proteins and prevents overexpression of angiogenic growth factors. Patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and a poor prognosis who received a once-weekly intravenous (IV)(More)
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