N A Olmeo

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BACKGROUND The Sardinian population is genetically homogeneous and could be useful in understanding better the genetics of a complex disease like breast cancer (BC). PATIENTS AND METHODS Using a screening assay based on a combination of single-strand conformation polymorphism, denaturing high-performance liquid chromatography and sequence analysis, 47(More)
To evaluate the cardiotoxicity, general toxicity, and activity of non-pegylated liposomal doxorubicin, in combination with docetaxel and trastuzumab, as first-line therapy in metastatic breast cancer. Thirty-one patients with metastatic human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-overexpressing breast cancer, who had not previously received chemotherapy for(More)
Sardinian population can be instrumental in defining the molecular basis of cancer, using the identity-by-descent method. We selected seven Sardinian breast cancer families originating from the northern-central part of the island with multiple affected members in different generations. We genotyped 106 members of the seven families and 20 control nuclear(More)
From January 1988 to December 1991, 55 elderly patients (14 pretreated and 41 previously untreated) with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) entered a prospective study to evaluate the feasibility of a combination of mitoxantrone (7-9 mg/m2), VP 16-213 (150 mg, 2-hour infusion on day 1, and 200 mg per os on days 3 and 5) and low-dose prednisone (25 mg days 1-5)(More)
The primary objective of study is to evaluate cardiac safety of trastuzumab in combination with epirubicin and docetaxel. HER2-overexpressing metastatic breast cancer patients were enrolled in a two-stage, multicenter phase II trial with weekly trastuzumab (4 and then 2 mg/kg) with epirubicin and docetaxel (either 75 mg/m(2)) on day 1 every 3 weeks. After(More)
In 1990 the Italian Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Cooperative Study Group (NHLSG) started a multicenter study on the role of interferon (IFN) in multiple myeloma (MM). The schedule of treatment was based on the assumption that melphalan plus prednisone (MP) would be better for good-prognosis patients, whereas poor-prognosis patients would benefit from(More)
BACKGROUND An emotional campaign promoting the Di Bella cancer therapy was launched by the Italian media in 1997. Its effects on patients' hopes, feelings, and decision-making processes were largely unknown. We undertook an investigation of this issue. METHODS Between Feb 25 and March 31, 1998, a ten-item questionnaire was distributed to 1300 unselected(More)
Experiments were performed on humans to study the blunting on the diuretic action of furosemide by prostaglandin synthetase inhibitors. Maximal water diuresis was instituted. At the peak of urine flow, clearance periods were performed during baseline conditions and repeated after the injection of aspirin and, subsequently, of furosemide. Control subjects(More)