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After progression following first-line treatment, many patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) still have a good performance status and can be considered for further treatments. Based on 2 randomized phase III trials, docetaxel was the first approved second-line therapy associated with longer survival and better quality of life compared(More)
BACKGROUND This multicenter study evaluated three candidate microRNAs (miRNAs) (miR-21, miR-155 and miR-101) as potential biomarkers in intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs) of the pancreas. PATIENTS AND METHODS miRNA expression was quantified by quantitative RT-PCR in 86 laser-microdissected specimens, including 65 invasive IPMNs, 16(More)
BACKGROUND Only a subset of radically resected pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) patients benefit from chemotherapy, and identification of prognostic factors is warranted. Recently miRNAs emerged as diagnostic biomarkers and innovative therapeutic targets, while high-throughput arrays are opening new opportunities to evaluate whether they can predict(More)
Despite some advances in the past few years, the search for effective treatment modalities for advanced gastric and gastro-esophageal junction cancer is far from over. Available data clearly demonstrate that the development of new drugs will have little, if any, chance of success if it is not guided by in-depth knowledge of disease biology. However, using(More)
The use of platinated agents in combination chemotherapy regimens for advanced pancreatic cancer is controversial owing to the lack of an outstanding impact on the outcome and a substantial increase in hematologic and extra-hematologic toxicities. Pharmacogenetic studies to identify patients who could benefit most from such therapies are urgently needed.(More)
AIMS The incidence of intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN) is rising and these neoplasms now represent up to 25% of resected pancreatic neoplasms. The optimal postoperative management of resected invasive IPMN is still debated in the absence of large prospective clinical trials and of validated prognostic factors in this setting. The objective of(More)
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is a genetically heterogeneous disease with a very limited response to most treatments. The main mechanisms responsible for drug resistance in PDAC include molecular aberrations in key regulatory genes or signaling pathways, the desmoplastic reaction which characterize pancreatic cancer microenvironment, and the(More)