Silvia D'Amico

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AIM To investigate the most important aspects of hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) that has been accepted as the standard treatment for pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP), with special regard to morbidity, overall survival (OS) and disease free survival (DFS) over 10 years. METHODS Fifty-three patients affected by PMP underwent cytoreduction(More)
AIMS AND BACKGROUND Primary duodenal adenocarcinoma is a rare tumor with a poorly defined natural history and prognostic factors. It presents with nonspecific symptoms, and for this reason the diagnosis is often delayed. It is a serious problem for the surgeon because of the difficulty in obtaining an early diagnosis and standardizing basic tenets for an(More)
BACKGROUND Pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) is a rare peritoneal carcinomatosis, characterized by a slowly progressive disease process with a large amount of mucus containing occasional epithelial cells. PMP is histologically classified into disseminated peritoneal adenomucinosis (DPAM), peritoneal mucinous carcinomatosis (PMCA) and an intermediate or(More)
TNF receptor-associated protein 1 (TRAP1) is an HSP90 chaperone involved in stress protection and apoptosis in mitochondrial and extramitochondrial compartments. Remarkably, aberrant deregulation of TRAP1 function has been observed in several cancer types with potential new opportunities for therapeutic intervention in humans. Although previous studies by(More)
INTRODUCTION Peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC) is one of the routes of dissemination of abdominal neoplasms and is generally considered a lethal disease, with a poor prognosis by conventional chemotherapeutic treatments. While systemic chemotherapy has little impact on the treatment of peritoneal disease, some centers have reported encouraging results with(More)
Measurements of cell cycle kinetics have been found to correlate with the clinical course of patients with breast cancer. However, the thymidine labeling index and more rapid methods like flow cytometry remain complicated and costly. We assessed cell proliferation of 67 breast carcinomas by an immunoperoxidase procedure using a monoclonal antibody, Ki-67,(More)
BACKGROUND Precautionary locoregional lymph node dissection in thyroid carcinomas for diagnostic and/or staging purposes is useless both in differentiated (papillary and follicular) and undifferentiated forms. It is only indicated in medullary carcinomas because of their frequent spread to regional lymph nodes. The objective of lymphadenectomy is to contain(More)
The cytoplasmic element binding protein 1 (CPEB1) regulates many important biological processes ranging from cell cycle control to learning and memory formation, by controlling mRNA translation efficiency via 3' untranslated regions (3'UTR). In the present study, we show that CPEB1 is significantly downregulated in human Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM)(More)
In a retrospective review of laboratory records at the Department of Mycology, National Institute of Microbiology "Dr. Carlos G. Malbrán", during the period June 1989-July 1991, 1225 putatively immunocompetent cases of superficial mycoses were identified. Ninety five percent of these patients were adults and 5% children. Among the total cases,(More)
Although local excision for rectal cancer has been practiced for more than 120 years, its proper use for the cure of localized rectal cancers is still incompletely understood. The studies on this topic are heterogeneous in terms of selection criteria, surgical approaches and study design. The stage of the disease at the time of diagnosis is the main(More)
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