Mauro Melpignano

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BACKGROUND Pelvic lymph nodes are the most common site of extrauterine tumor spread in early-stage endometrial cancer, but the clinical impact of lymphadenectomy has not been addressed in randomized studies. We conducted a randomized clinical trial to determine whether the addition of pelvic systematic lymphadenectomy to standard hysterectomy with bilateral(More)
Patients with high-risk endometrial carcinoma (stage IcG3, IIG3 with myometrial invasion >50%, and III) receive adjuvant therapy after surgery but it is not clear whether radiotherapy (RT) or chemotherapy (CT) is better. We randomly assigned 345 patients with high-risk endometrial carcinoma to adjuvant CT (cisplatin (50 mg m−2), doxorubicin (45 mg m−2),(More)
OBJECTIVE Fertility-sparing surgery has been proposed for the treatment of borderline ovarian tumors. The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcome of patients submitted to cystectomy (CYS) compared with patients treated by unilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (USO) or bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy with/without total hysterectomy (radical surgery, RS). (More)
AIM In this article, for the first time, we investigate the presence of human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA in ovarian epithelial neoplasms from a group of 71 Italian women. The follow ups of the patients with or without HPV DNA were also considered to evaluate whether HPV DNA in these tumors could be an indicator of prognosis. METHODS HPV DNA was evaluated by(More)
PURPOSE To compare the efficacy of a treatment with cisplatin plus cyclophosphamide given for 5 months and a short treatment with cisplatin alone in advanced ovarian cancer, we conducted a multicenter randomized clinical trial. PATIENTS AND METHODS Eligibility criteria were as follows: first diagnosis of histologically confirmed invasive epithelial(More)
HYPOTHESIS To evaluate efficacy and safety of a neoadjuvant treatment with irinotecan and cisplatin [cis-diamminedichloroplatinum(II); CDDP] in patients with locally advanced cervical cancer. METHODS A phase 2 study was conducted at 13 centers located in Italy. Eighty-seven were enrolled between 2000 and 2003. Patients received irinotecan 175 mg/m2 on day(More)
BACKGROUND Combination chemotherapy yields better response rates which do not always lead to a survival advantage. The aim of this study was to investigate whether the reported differences in the efficacy and toxicity of monotherapy with doxorubicin (DOX) versus combination therapy with cisplatin (CDDP) in endometrial adenocarcinoma lead to significant(More)
OBJECTIVE Atypical endometrial hyperplasia (AEH) has been associated with the presence of concomitant endometrial carcinoma (EC). The aim of this study is to examine the frequency of coexisting endometrial carcinoma when atypical endometrium hyperplasia was found upon biopsy. We also evaluated the influence of preoperative diagnostic techniques (pipelle and(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to analyze the benefit/toxicity profile of a second-line treatment with carboplatin alone or carboplatin plus another non-cross-resistant drug (epidoxorubicin) in ovarian cancer patients sensitive to cisplatin-based chemotherapy at first-line treatment. METHODS We conducted a randomized clinical trial. Women with(More)
In a retrospective analysis of a series of clinical trials by Levin and Hryniuk in 1987, the average relative dose intensity of first-line chemotherapy for advanced ovarian cancer correlated significantly with clinical response and survival, and cisplatin was the only drug for which the outcome correlated with the individual drug relative dose intensity.(More)