Virginia Morillo

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PURPOSE The optimal waiting period between neoadjuvant treatment completion and surgery in locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC) is controversial. The specific purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of prolonging this interval on the pathologic response, postoperative morbidity, and long-term oncologic outcomes. METHODS Retrospective data(More)
BACKGROUND Palliative radiotherapy (RT) is an effective treatment for symptomatic bone metastases. Pain flare, a transient worsening of the bone pain after RT, has been described in previous reports with different incidence rates. The aim of the study was to prospectively evaluate the incidence of pain flare following RT for painful bone metastases and(More)
OBJECTIVE To retrospectively evaluate the toxicity of low-dose-rate brachytherapy and to relate it to the dose-volume to organs at risk. MATERIAL AND METHODS We study 160 patients with early prostate cancer, treated with (125)-I implants. Most of them were T1c (63.1%), T2a (35.6%) and Gleason < or =6 (96.2%). Median PSA was 7.2 ng/ml (2.3-13.5); 85.6%(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE A previous study of cancer-related neuropathic pain (NP) found that a 10-fold increase in pregabalin (PGB) use increased patients' satisfaction with treatment. Further research of PGB vs. non-pregabalin (non-PGB) treatment was carried out to assess if the use of more specific NP-targeting drugs, such as PGB, in combined therapy, in(More)
INTRODUCTION Radiotherapy and androgen deprivation are an established treatment option for locally advanced prostate cancer. We evaluate outcomes in efficacy and toxicity for patients treated with this combined therapy at our institution. METHODS A retrospective study of 80 patients with locally advanced prostate cancer treated with radiotherapy combined(More)
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