Michele Aieta

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Off-label use is the practice of prescribing a drug outside the terms of its official labeling. Worldwide, about 20% of the commonly prescribed medications are off-label, and the percentage increases in specific patient populations, such as children, pregnant women, and cancer patients. Off-label use is particularly widespread in oncology for many reasons,(More)
Pancreatic adenocarcinoma displays a variety of molecular changes that evolve exponentially with time and lead cancer cells not only to survive, but also to invade the surrounding tissues and metastasise to distant sites. These changes include: genetic alterations in oncogenes and cancer suppressor genes; changes in the cell cycle and pathways leading to(More)
BACKGROUND Recently, we developed an apoptotic assay for expanding the monitoring capabilities of the circulating tumour cells (CTC) test during therapy. An automated platform for computing CTCs was integrated with a mAb (M30) targeting a neoepitope disclosed by caspase cleavage at cytokeratin 18 in early apoptosis; we showed that live CTCs were associated(More)
BACKGROUND Bone is an uncommon site of metastasis in patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Therefore, there are few studies concerning the natural history of bone metastasis in patients with HCC. PATIENTS AND METHODS Data on clinicopathology, survival, skeletal-related events (SREs), and bone-directed therapies for 211 deceased HCC(More)
Background: A systemic immune-inflammation index (SII) based on neutrophil (N), lymphocyte (L), and platelet (P) counts has shown a prognostic impact in several solid tumors. The aim of this study is to evaluate the prognostic role of SII in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) patients treated with abiraterone post docetaxel. Patients(More)
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