Paola Tomassetti

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This is a consensus statement from an international group, mostly of clinical endocrinologists. MEN1 and MEN2 are hereditary cancer syndromes. The commonest tumors secrete PTH or gastrin in MEN1, and calcitonin or catecholamines in MEN2. Management strategies improved after the discoveries of their genes. MEN1 has no clear syndromic variants. Tumor(More)
BACKGROUND Everolimus, an oral inhibitor of mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR), has shown antitumor activity in patients with advanced pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors, in two phase 2 studies. We evaluated the agent in a prospective, randomized, phase 3 study. METHODS We randomly assigned 410 patients who had advanced, low-grade or intermediate-grade(More)
18F-FDG positron emission tomography (PET) value for the assessment of neuro-endocrine tumours (NET) is limited. Preliminary studies indicate that 18F-DOPA and 68Ga-DOTA-NOC are more accurate for disease assessment and 68Ga-DOTA peptides provide additional data on receptor status that are crucial for targeted radionuclide therapy. At present, there are no(More)
PURPOSE Knowledge of clinical course of pancreatic endocrine carcinomas (PECs) is poor. This study aimed to determine the time to progression of advanced PECs, and to identify predictors capable of selecting subgroups with higher risk of progression. PATIENTS AND METHODS In this multicenter retrospective analysis, patients with advanced PECs were(More)
Elevated circulating chromogranin A (CgA) levels are found in neuroendocrine tumors (NETs), but the diagnostic usefulness of this marker is still debatable. To assess the role of CgA for the diagnosis of gastroenteropancreatic (GEP) NETs and the identification of metastatic patients, an Italian multicenter observational study has been performed. CgA was(More)
Neuroendocrine tumors may occur in the setting of multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) syndrome. Among these, a probably underestimated prevalence of well differentiated neuroendocrine thymic carcinoma (carcinoid), a neoplasm characterized by very aggressive behavior, has been described. We report characterization of the seven Italian cases in which(More)
a Department of Digestive and Liver Disease, Ospedale Sant’Andrea, Rome , Italy; b Department of Oncology, Royal Free University UFR Bichat-Beaujon-Louis Mourier, Colombes , France; c Digestive Oncology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg/Leuven, Leuven , Belgium; d Institute of Pathology, Catholic University – Policlinic A. Gemelli, Rome , Italy; e(More)
OBJECTIVES Information on pancreatic endocrine tumors (PETs) comes mostly from small, retrospective, uncontrolled studies conducted on highly selected patients. The aim of the study was to describe the clinical and pathological features of PETs in a prospective, multicenter study. METHODS Newly diagnosed, histologically proven, sporadic PETs observed from(More)
UNLABELLED Several authors reported the superiority of (68)Ga-DOTANOC PET/CT to conventional imaging (CI) for the assessment of neuroendocrine tumors (NET). However, the detection of a higher number of lesions is not necessarily followed by a modification of disease stage or therapeutic approach. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of(More)
AIM To assess the patient-reported outcomes (PROs) of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor (PNET) patients. METHODS Fifty-one consecutive patients (21 male, 30 female, 61.0 +/- 10.3 years) with proven PNETs were studied. An SF-12 questionnaire capable of exploring the physical (PCS) and mental (MCS) aspects of daily life was used. Four questionnaires were also(More)