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The growing number of cancer survivors worldwide has led to of the emergence of diverse survivorship movements in the United States and Europe. Understanding the evolution of cancer survivorship within the context of different political and health care systems is important for identifying the future steps that need to be taken and collaborations needed to(More)
OBJECTIVE Radiofrequency thermal ablation is a minimally invasive treatment widely used for treatment of liver neoplasms and has also been tested on other types of tumor. Few studies have been published regarding the use of radiofrequency thermal ablation in the treatment of lung neoplasms. This study was performed to evaluate the technical feasibility, the(More)
INTRODUCTION Improvement in cancer survival rates have increased longevity but have also revealed physical and psycho-social sequelae of long-term survivorship and raised many questions regarding how to assess, treat, and prevent these survival-related problems. The United States, Australia, and some northern European Union countries have already started to(More)
GOALS OF WORK Advanced colorectal cancer (CRC) has recently been treated with monoclonal antibodies, such as cetuximab. Skin toxicity is a peculiar side effect of cetuximab that may induce patients to interrupt therapy if it becomes serious. This study investigates the psychological and social sequelae of skin rash. MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients affected(More)
The population of cancer survivors has grown steadily over the past several decades. Surviving cancer, however, is not synonymous with a life free of problems related to the disease and its treatment. In this paper we provide a brief overview of selected physical and psychosocial health problems prevalent among cancer survivors, namely pain, fatigue,(More)
A functional polymorphism in the promoter region of the 5-hidroxytryptamine transporter gene (5-HTTLPR), alters its transcription. Short allele (SS) variation decreases the transcriptional efficacy of serotonin, causing psychiatric disorders, major depressive disorder (MDD) and major depression in response to stressful life events. The aim of this study was(More)
GOALS OF WORK Cancer-related fatigue is a very frequent problem in cancer, interfering with many patients' life activities. Anaemia is present in a large number of fatigued patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate cancer-related fatigue, in relation with haematic haemoglobin levels and the presence of anxiety and depression. MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)
Radiofrequency thermal ablation (RFA) is a new, minimally invasive technique offered in the treatment of various neoplasms. RFA produces ionic agitation within the area to be treated, resulting in the heating of neoplastic tissue using a radiofrequency generator. Well defined areas of coagulative necrosis are formed, thereby destroying the tumor.(More)
Substantial experimental data suggest that tumour progression is associated with angiogenesis and that increase in microvessel density (MVD) is associated with increase in mast cells density (MCD). Dog mast cell tumour (MCT) is common in dog with an incidence much higher than that found in human and in both species several common biological and clinical(More)