Pasquale Rescigno

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Androgen receptor (AR) gene aberrations are rare in prostate cancer before primary hormone treatment but emerge with castration resistance. To determine AR gene status using a minimally invasive assay that could have broad clinical utility, we developed a targeted next-generation sequencing approach amenable to plasma DNA, covering all AR coding bases and(More)
BACKGROUND The androgen receptor splice variant-7 (AR-V7) has been implicated in the development of castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) and resistance to abiraterone and enzalutamide. OBJECTIVE To develop a validated assay for detection of AR-V7 protein in tumour tissue and determine its expression and clinical significance as patients progress(More)
BACKGROUND Sunitinib and everolimus have been approved for first- and second-line treatment, respectively, in metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC). The role of sorafenib, which is approved for second-line treatment after cytokines failure, is presently to be defined. OBJECTIVE To determine whether third-line sorafenib after sequential use of sunitinib(More)
Prostate cancer is the most common non-cutaneous malignancy for men. The skeleton is the most common metastatic site but, following an improvement in survival, metastases in uncommon sites are being found more frequently in clinical practice, especially brain metastases. Despite the new drugs now available for metastatic castration resistant prostate(More)
BACKGROUND Loss of the tumor suppressor phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN) occurs frequently in prostate cancers. Preclinical evidence suggests that activation of PI3K/AKT signaling through loss of PTEN can result in resistance to hormonal treatment in prostate cancer. OBJECTIVE To explore the antitumor activity of abiraterone acetate (abiraterone) in(More)
BACKGROUND Previously published preliminary findings showed promising activity of paclitaxel in chemotherapy-pretreated metastatic penile cancer. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the activity and safety of paclitaxel in pretreated metastatic penile cancer. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS Twenty-five patients were enrolled in a single-arm phase 2 multicentre(More)
Penile cancer (PC) is a rare tumor, and therapeutic options are limited for this disease, with an overall 5-year overall survival around 65-70%. Adjuvant therapy is not recommended for patients with N0-1 disease, despite up to 60% of these patients will die within 5 years from diagnosis. Medical records of all patients who underwent radical surgery at(More)
UNLABELLED What's known on the subject? and What does the study add? Metastatic or locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the penis (SCCP) is generally incurable, but it can be palliated with systemic chemotherapy. Two retrospective studies, involving <10 patients each, showed that cisplatin plus continuous infusion of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) may be(More)
Guidelines on the treatment of metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the penis are limited to a few prospective trials. Cisplatin-based regimens represent the standard of treatment with promising activity of taxanes. Recently, epidermal growth factor receptor overexpression has been shown in these patients. We treated an elderly man with a(More)
The objective of this study was to evaluate the use of paclitaxel in patients with advanced squamous cell penile cancer previously treated with neoadjuvant cisplatin-based chemotherapy. This was a single-arm, phase II, multicenter study. Patients were treated with 175 mg/m paclitaxel at a 3-week interval, until disease progression or irreversible toxicity.(More)