Rita Cengarle

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INTRODUCTION Sorafenib, an oral multikinase inhibitor, is the only targeted agent approved for the treatment of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) after demonstration to increase overall survival compared to placebo in two randomized phase III study. GIDEON (Global Investigation of therapeutic DEcisions in HCC and Of its treatment with sorafeNib)(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) share common modes of transmission, resulting in about 33% incidence of coinfection among people infected with HIV. The survival benefit from highly effective antiretroviral therapy (HAART) for HIV infection is resulting in an increased incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in this population. There are(More)
AIMS AND BACKGROUND For the hospitalized cancer patient, time takes on a rhythm which is very different from the external reality. Based on the idea that time represents a fundamental dimension of human existence and is connected to future plans, time spent waiting and memories, we carried out this experience entitled "Life Sound" project. The objectives of(More)
This is the first phase III randomised trial to evaluate maintenance immunotherapy in metastatic renal cell cancer (mRCC). Patients were randomised to receive treatment with a 4-week cycle of subcutaneous low doses IL-2 + IFN in months 1, 3 and 5, and then every 3 months until the first documented disease progression (arm A, suspension), or the same(More)
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