Sonia Chiari

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OBJECTIVE To assess the results of a policy of tailored conservative surgical management for young women with stage I ovarian carcinomas. DESIGN Retrospective study. PARTICIPANTS Ninety-nine women aged 40 years or younger who underwent either primary surgery in our department or were referred after primary surgery performed elsewhere. METHODS Of the(More)
PURPOSE Borderline tumors account for 10% to 20% of epithelial ovarian tumors, and their prognosis is outstanding; nevertheless, a mortality of up to 20% has been reported, particularly in earlier reports. There is a lack of information about the actual mortality and the rate of progression into invasive carcinoma in large and prospectively accrued(More)
No randomised trials have addressed the value of systematic aortic and pelvic lymphadenectomy (SL) in ovarian cancer macroscopically confined to the pelvis. This study was conducted to investigate the role of SL compared with lymph nodes sampling (CONTROL) in the management of early stage ovarian cancer. A total of 268 eligible patients with macroscopically(More)
BACKGROUND The efficacy and tolerability of the regimen containing paclitaxel and cisplatin (TP) in the neo-adjuvant treatment of locally advanced squamous cell cervical cancer are unknown. The TIP regimen (TP plus ifosfamide) showed high efficacy but high toxicity and it is used as an internal control. PATIENTS AND METHODS In all, 154 patients were(More)
The feasibility of conservative surgery and the role of postoperative adjuvant therapy are still controversial issues in the management of early ovarian cancer. Data on 99 patients below the age of 40 with stage I ovarian cancer are reported and conservative surgery was performed in 56 (56%) patients (36 stage Ia, 1 stage Ib, and 19 stage Ic). Relapse(More)
BACKGROUND From 1983 to 1990, 271 consecutive patients with stage I ovarian cancer entered two randomised trials, aimed at assessing the role of adjuvant chemotherapy after radical surgery in early stages of ovarian cancer. Trial I compared cisplatin (50 mg/m2 with repeated courses every 28 days for 6 cycles) to no further therapy in F.I.G.O. stage Ia & b(More)
BACKGROUND Several prognostic factors for stage I ovarian carcinoma have been analyzed. Some of them are biological and clinical in nature, but others such as the thoroughness of the staging procedure, the extent of the surgery and the philosophy of treatment, are defined by the human element. PATIENTS AND METHODS We reviewed the records of 351 patients(More)
Human papillomaviruses (HPVs) are necessary, but not sufficient, for the development of cervical cancer (CC). Human beta-herpesviruses (beta-HHVs) have been suggested as possible cofactors in the oncogenesis of CC. In this cross-sectional study, the prevalence and possible association of cytomegalovirus (CMV), HHV-6 and -7 with HPV presence was investigated(More)
The cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor p16 gene (P16, MTS1, CDKN2) has been shown to be altered by deletion or point mutation in some human tumours and cancer cell lines, suggesting that it works as a tumour suppressor. We analysed p16 gene mutation and p16 protein expression in 42 primary ovarian carcinomas and in five human ovarian cancer cell lines.(More)
Sarcoma botryoides of the cervix is an extremely rare tumour and seems to be associated with a better prognosis than its vaginal counterpart. Recent studies have suggested that it is possible to limit surgery to local excision in stage I cases. We report three cases of young subjects treated successfully with polypectomy or diathermy loop excision followed(More)