Salvatore Del Prete

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We reported a relevant activity of the combination between sorafenib and octreotide long-acting release (LAR) in advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients. In this work, we have studied if oxidative stress in both serum and peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) and pERK activation status in PBMC could be predictive of response. In the 20(More)
Objective: A combination regimen of temozolomide (TMZ) and pegylated liposomal doxorubicin has been evaluated in the treatment of brain metastases from solid tumours. Study design: Nineteen consecutive patients (pts) have been enrolled in a prospective phase II trial and treated with TMZ 200 mg/m2 (days 1–5) and pegylated liposomal doxorubicin 35 mg/m2 (day(More)
Pamidronate (PAM) and zoledronic acid (ZOL) are aminobisphosphonates (BPs) able to affect the isoprenylation of intracellular small G proteins. We have investigated the antitumor activity of BPs and R115777 farnesyl transferase inhibitor (FTI) against epidermoid cancer cells. In human epidermoid head and neck KB and lung H1355 cancer cells, 48 h exposure to(More)
No standard chemotherapy has been so far definitely settled for elderly patients with metastatic breast cancer (MBC). In order to identify a regimen with acceptable efficacy and low burden of non-overlapping toxic effects, a combination consisting of liposomal pegilated doxorubicin (PLD) with alternating oral and intravenous vinorelbine (NVB) has been(More)
The survival of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has improved with advancements in various diagnostic tools and treatment modalities. Consequently, bone metastases from HCC are diagnosed more frequently. The aims of the present study was to describe the clinical features and treatment of HCC patients presenting with bone metastases. In(More)
Background and aims: oxaliplatin in combination with folinic acid (FA) and infusional 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) has shown significant anti-tumor activity in gastric cancer patients (FOLFOX). Previous studies have shown that gemcitabine (GEM), a new fluorinated anti-metabolite, enhances the individual anti-tumor activity of either 5-FU or oxaliplatin. We have(More)
Previous results suggest that GEM affects 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) metabolism and pharmacokinetics in cancer patients, while combined with oxaliplatin, levo-folinic acid, and 5-FU (GOLF regimen), at doses achievable in cancer patients, determines high cytotoxic and proapoptotic antitumour activity in colon cancer cells in vitro. On these bases we designed a(More)
The early detection of recurrent differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC) cells in the post surgery DTC patients relies on the sensitivity of measuring both the level of thyroglobulin (Tg) and 131-Iodine distribution by Whole Body Scan (WBS). Undetectable level of Tg associated with negative WBS or elevated levels of Tg associated with positive WBS(More)
Background: The frequency of gastro-esophageal reflux disease is rising, and there has been a real spread of the disease as a consequence of modernity, lifestyle, dietary and behavioral norms, stress, work conditions and life in general. It is usually diagnosed with radiographic methods that employ contrast dyes, endoscopes, catheters and capsules to(More)