Simona Allis

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Changes in taste perception occur in a significant proportion of cancer patients. Among cancer patients treated with radiotherapy (RT) in head and neck area, the vast majority reports an altered taste sense during and after treatments. Taste impairment starts a few weeks after the beginning of irradiation, and almost all such patients experienced loss of(More)
Ewing's sarcomas and peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumors (ES/PNETs) are high grade malignant neoplasms. These malignancies are characterized by a chromosome 22 rearrangement, arise from bone or soft tissue, predominantly affect children and young adults, and are grouped in the Ewing family of tumors. Multimodality treatment programs are the(More)
Primary systemic therapy is not only used in patients with locally advanced inoperable non-metastatic breast cancer but also for operable stage II and III cancer aimed at breast conservation. The indications for local-regional radiotherapy for patients who receive primary systemic therapy are still evolving. The purpose of this article is to provide a(More)
PURPOSE Accurate patient setup is a prerequisite for conformal radiotherapy (3D-CRT) and is based on various methods, including surface imaging systems. To evaluate the validity of a surface imaging system (AlignRT), we analysed setup reproducibility of a cohort of patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS Nineteen patients affected by prostate adenocarcinoma were(More)
Foundation and is under the overall supervision of the Plasma Dynamics Committee of Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The general objective is to combine the technical knowledge of several departments, in a broad attempt to understand electrical plasmas, to control them, and to apply them to the needs of communication, propulsion, power conversion, and(More)
AIM AND BACKGROUND Radiotherapy is the conventional treatment for locally advanced inoperable head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. However, the poor therapeutic results justify the development of radiochemotherapy combinations. In an attempt to improve local control and survival in patients with stage III and IV unresectable head and neck squamous cell(More)
AIM Brain metastases (BMs) are a common event in the progression of many human cancers. The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential prognostic factors for the clinical identification of a subgroup of patients that could benefit from whole brain conformal radiotherapy (WBRT). MATERIALS AND METHODS From January 2010 to February 2014, 80 patients(More)
Extramedullary haemopoiesis (EMH) is a complication commonly associated with beta-thalassaemia intermedia; it is frequently asymptomatic but can sometimes lead to symptomatic tumour-like masses. No guidelines or common consensus are available in literature regarding the different treatment strategies and only single cases have been reported. We describe a(More)