Sergio Maluta

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PURPOSE We performed a new phase II trial enrolling patients with newly diagnosed high-grade glioma (HGG) to test the efficacy of a weekly alternating temozolomide (TMZ) schedule after surgery and concomitant chemoradiotherapy. METHODS From January 2005 to January 2007, 34 patients (21 men, 13 women; age range 30-70, mean age 53) were enrolled. There were(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the pattern of care and outcomes for newly diagnosed glioblastoma in Italy and compare our results with the previous Italian Patterns of Care study to determine whether significant changes occurred in clinical practice during the past 10 years. METHODS Clinical, pathological, therapeutic, and survival data regarding 1059 patients(More)
AIMS AND BACKGROUND Hyperthermia, the heating of tumors to 41.5-43 degrees C, could be today considered the fourth pillar of the treatment of cancer. Employed for 20 years in Europe, the U.S.A. and Asia, hyperthermia, used in addition to radiotherapy, chemotherapy and surgery, increases both local control and overall survival, restores the chance of the(More)
BACKGROUND Two randomized intraoperative radiation therapy trials for early-stage breast cancer were recently published. The ELIOT Trial used electrons (IOERT), and the TARGIT-A Trial Update used 50-kV X-rays (IORT). These studies were compared for similarities and differences. The results were analyzed and used to determine which patients might be suitable(More)
INTRODUCTION Two randomized intraoperative radiation therapy trials for early-stage breast cancer were recently published. The ELIOT Trial used electrons (IOERT), and the TARGIT-A Trial Update used 50-kV X-rays (IORT). These studies were compared for similarities and differences. The results were analyzed and used to determine which patients might be(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the clinical and electromyographical characteristics of the initial picture, and the subsequent course of the radiation-induced brachial plexopathy. The AA. studied 13 females affected by infiltrating carcinoma of the breast, who underwent a radical mastectomy with removal of the axillary cavity, followed by(More)
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