Roberto E. Favoni

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BACKGROUND The role of estrogen and estrogen receptors in oncogenesis has been investigated in various malignancies. Recently our group identified estrogen receptor beta (ERβ) expression as an independent prognostic factor in the progression of human Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma (MMe), but the underlying mechanism by which ERβ expression in tumors(More)
PURPOSE Platelet-derived growth factor receptor beta (PDGFRbeta), frequently activated in malignant mesothelioma, is a promising cancer therapeutic target. Imatinib mesylate (STI571; Glivec) is a selective inhibitor of tyrosine kinases as bcr-abl, c-kit, c-fms, and PDGFRbeta and enhances tumor drug uptake by reducing the interstitial fluid pressure. We(More)
The potent mitogenic activity of insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) on breast epithelium is inhibited by retinoic acid in oestrogen receptor-positive (ER+) breast cancer cell lines. We studied and compared the effects of N-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-retinamide (4-HPR) in terms of growth inhibition and modulation of the IGF-I system in ER+ (MCF-7) and oestrogen(More)
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