Simone Carlini

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Between October 1969 and December 1986, 136 patients with recurrent limb melanoma were treated with hyperthermic antiblastic perfusion (HAP). This retrospective analysis is aimed at identifying tumor-related and treatment-related variables likely to influence tumor response, locoregional control, disease-free survival, and overall survival. Independent(More)
PURPOSE Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) is still a widely used test for monitoring breast cancer, although recent reports discourage its routine use because of low sensitivity. This is a prospective study evaluating the efficacy of CEA and CA 15.3 in monitoring breast cancer. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Serum CEA and CA 15.3 were measured in 2191 patients with(More)
The efficacy of CEA and CA15-3 tumor markers in monitoring breast cancer was evaluated in 1365 patients with either benign (n = 534) or malignant (n = 831) breast diseases. Thirty-nine breast cancer patients were monitored before and after neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Three hundred forty-nine patients were monitored during post-surgical follow-up for either a(More)
On the basis of personal experience and a review of the literature, the authors have evaluated the results obtained with hyperthermic antiblastic perfusion (HAP) for the treatment of stage II, III and IIIAB limb melanoma. The evaluation showed that today HAP may be considered a safe and effective treatment, with a major complication rate ranging between 1%(More)
CA 72-4 is a high molecular weight, pancarcinoma human tumor mucin which may play an important role in the identification (i.e., staging) and clinical management of patients with gastric carcinoma. In the present study of 242 patients with primary or recurrent gastric cancer, a higher percentage of these patients had measurable serum CA 72-4 levels when(More)
Eighty patients with locally advanced, high grade soft tissue sarcoma of the extremities were studied prospectively in order to determine the efficacy of hyperthermic antiblastic perfusion (H.A.P.) as the first step of a combined multimodality therapy. All of the patients have been evaluated in terms of functional results, loco-regional control and survival(More)
The use of reverse transcription-PCR (RT-PCR) to analyze cells in the blood of cancer patients for the detection of mRNA expressed in tumor cells has implications for both the prognosis and the monitoring of cancer patients for the efficacy of established or experimental therapies. Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) is expressed on approximately 95% of(More)
BACKGROUND A minimally invasive approach through an upper ministernotomy (UMS) has been used in our Division since 1997. On the basis of favorable outcome we have gradually extended this approach from isolated aortic valve replacement (AVR) to more complex cardiac surgery procedures and it is currently our first choice for a variety of procedures. Here we(More)
Thirty-two patients with recurrent (skin) or metastatic (skin, node, or both) melanoma have been treated with a hyperthermia-cisplatin regimen. The hyperthermic treatment was carried out for 60 minutes at 43 degrees C with the MHS-SMA and the Sapic SVO3 ALENIA devices once a week. When the tumor temperature reached 42 degrees C, cisplatin was administered(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies suggested a possible role for the detection of soluble interleukin-2 receptor (sIL-2R) in Hodgkin disease (HD). In this study, the authors investigated, in a large series of patients, sIL-2R serum levels in relation to disease features at presentation and prognosis. Their usefulness as markers in the management of individual(More)