Sante Basso Ricci

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The natural history of 292 consecutive cases of reticulum cell sarcoma and lymphosarcoma of Waldeyer's ring and the survival rate after radiotherapy are reported. In our institute since 1928 from 30 to 35% of pharyngeal neoplasms have been lymphomas, and of these 55% have been reticulum cell sarcomas, 21% lymphosarcomas, and 1% Hodgkin's disease. This high(More)
PURPOSE The combination of radiotherapy and fluorouracil (5-FU) in patients with locally unresectable pancreatic carcinoma has led to a significant increase in survival in comparison with radiotherapy alone. Doxifluridine (5-DFUR) is an orally active fluoropyrimidine, and its cytotoxic metabolite (5-FU) may concentrate in areas of high tumor(More)
Whether a terminally ill cancer patient should be actively fed or simply hydrated through subcutaneous or intravenous infusion of isotonic fluids is a matter of ongoing controversy among clinicians involved in the care of these patients. Under the auspices of the European Association for Palliative Care, a committee of experts developed guidelines to help(More)
Background:Preclinical investigations support combining sorafenib with IL-2 in the treatment of metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC).Methods:In this open-label, phase II study, 128 patients with mRCC were randomised to receive oral sorafenib, 400 mg twice daily, plus subcutaneous IL-2, 4.5 million international units (MIU) five times per week for 6 in(More)
BACKGROUND The ROSORC trial, a randomised, phase II trial comparing sorafenib plus interleukin (IL-2) versus sorafenib alone as first-line treatment of metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) failed to demonstrate differences in progression-free survival (PFS). Updated overall survival (OS) results are reported. PATIENTS AND METHODS In this study, 128(More)
5099 Background: So is an orally active multikinase inhibitor with a well documented activity in advanced RCC. IL-2 is a pleiotropic cytokine with antitumoral activity depending on dose and schedule. The aim of the study is to evaluate the activity and the safety of So and IL-2 association compared to So alone. METHODS In this multicenter, randomized,(More)
Since results in the literature show that series of patients with kidney cancer on hemodialysis present at the postmortem examination an incidence of metastases significantly lower than such patients not on hemodialysis, the author asks what part of this favorable prognostic result is due to the dialysis membrane and what part is due to the immune system.(More)
Malignant tumors in an advanced phase of diffusion have a very poor prognosis. However, there are conditions in the body which may impede, even if only partially, further spread of the disease. In addition to currently available treatments, other favorable conditions can help to improve the prognosis, even if only relatively, such as the presence of(More)
Internet and dematerialization have greatly facilitated the medical profession. Contractual physicians and national health service doctors now have efficient tools for the electronic management of their routine administrative workload. A recent innovation is the medical sickness certificate issued by primary care providers and national health service(More)