Rosa Villatoro

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The efficacy of epidermal growth factor-targeting therapies has been found to be limited in tumors with the wild-type K-RAS gene, suggesting a predictive value of K-RAS gene analysis in tumoral response. However, the prognostic value of K-RAS is controversial. This study included patients diagnosed with metastatic colorectal cancer. The presence of K-RAS(More)
INTRODUCTION A meningeal haemangiopericytoma (HP) is a mesenchymal tumour that makes up less than 1% of all CNS tumours. HPs arise from pericytes and present high rates of recurrence and distant metastasis. The primary treatment option is surgery. When the disease is disseminated, chemotherapy produces a weak and short-lived response; therefore, new drugs(More)
Sunitinib is the currently standard treatment for metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC). Multiple candidate predictive biomarkers for sunitinib response have been evaluated but none of them has been implemented in the clinic yet. The aim of this study was to analyze single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in genes linked to mode of action of sunitinib and(More)
Axillary lymph nodes status is the most important prognosis factor in early breast cancer. This status is known by a selective sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) and/or lymphadenectomy. Immunohistochemical studies of breast cancer tumour tissue have reported a relation between the increased expression of vascular endothelial growth factor-C (VEGF-C) and the(More)
BACKGROUND Collet-Sicard syndrome is caused by lesions at the base of the skull affecting the lower cranial nerves. It is associated with various etiologies of tumoral and other origin. Although this syndrome has been reported previously in the literature, most cases are diagnosed as part of primary disease follow-up. This case is unusual because of the(More)
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