Giovanni Apolone
University of Milano-Bicocca
Quality of lifeCancerInternal medicineMental healthPublic healthSurgeryOncologyPsychologyHealth careRandomized controlled trialIntensive care medicinePhysical therapySF-36Cancer painPopulationFamily medicineBreast cancerClinical trialMedicineGerontology
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#1Milanese Gianluca (University of Parma)
#1Gianluca Milanese (University of Parma)H-Index: 8
Last. Ugo PastorinoH-Index: 58
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#2Arianna MicaliH-Index: 1
Last. Mariangela FiginiH-Index: 26
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Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, Cancer Centers adopted specific procedures both to protect patients and to monitor the possible spread of SARS-CoV-2 among healthcare personnel (HCP). In April 2020 at Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milano, one of the three oncologic hubs in Lombardy where the Health Regional Authorities referred all the cancer patients of the region, we implemented a prospective longitudinal study aimed at monitoring the serological response to SARS...
#1Giovanni ApoloneH-Index: 54
#2Emanuele Montomoli (UNISI: University of Siena)H-Index: 28
Last. Ugo PastorinoH-Index: 58
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There are no robust data on the real onset of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection and spread in the prepandemic period worldwide. We investigated the presence of SARS-CoV-2 receptor-binding domain (RBD)-specific antibodies in blood samples of 959 asymptomatic individuals enrolled in a prospective lung cancer screening trial between September 2019 and March 2020 to track the date of onset, frequency, and temporal and geographic variations across the Italian regi...
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Objective Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has caused rapid and drastic changes in cancer management. The Italian Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics (SIGO), and the Multicenter Italian Trials in Ovarian cancer and gynecologic malignancies (MITO) promoted a national survey aiming to evaluate the impact of COVID-19 on clinical activity of gynecologist oncologists and to assess the implementation of containment measures against COVID-19 diffusion. Methods The survey consisted of a self-adminis...
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#1Matteo Franchi (University of Milano-Bicocca)H-Index: 11
#2Annalisa TramaH-Index: 26
Last. Giovanni Corrao (University of Milano-Bicocca)H-Index: 58
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BACKGROUND Although trastuzumab (T) represents the standard of care for the adjuvant treatment of HER-2 positive early-stage breast cancer, contrasting results are available about the cardiac toxicity associated to its use. We conducted a multiregional population-based cohort investigation aimed to assess both the short- and long-term cardiovascular (CV) outcomes in women with early-breast cancer treated with T-based or standard adjuvant chemotherapy (CT). PATIENTS AND METHODS We used healthcare...
Listening to “patient voices” in terms of symptoms, emotional status and experiences with care, is crucial for patient empowerment in clinical practice. Despite convincing evidence that routine patient reported outcomes and experience measurements (PRMs) with rapid feed-back to oncologists can improve symptom control, patient well-being and cost effectiveness, PRMs are not commonly used in cancer care, due to barriers at various level. Part of these barriers may be overcome through electronic PR...
#1Federico Rea (University of Milano-Bicocca)H-Index: 40
#2Francesca Ieva (Polytechnic University of Milan)H-Index: 14
Last. Giovanni Corrao (University of Milano-Bicocca)H-Index: 58
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OBJECTIVES: Although it has been postulated that patients might benefit from the centralization of high-volume specialized centres, conflicting results have been reported on the relationship between the number of lung resections performed and the long-term, all-cause mortality rates among patients who underwent surgery for lung cancer. A population-based observational study was performed to contribute to the ongoing debate. METHODS: The 2613 patients, all residents of the Lombardy region (Italy)...
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#1David Tamborero (Science for Life Laboratory)H-Index: 2
#2Rodrigo DienstmannH-Index: 24
Last. Janne Lehtiö (Science for Life Laboratory)H-Index: 41
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#1Nicola Silvestris (University of Bari)H-Index: 36
#1Nicola Silvestris (University of Bari)H-Index: 1
Last. Ruggero De Maria (Agostino Gemelli University Polyclinic)H-Index: 1
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If we focus our attention on seven main features of COVID-19 infection (heterogeneity, fragility, lack of effective treatments and vaccines, "miraculous cures", psychological suffering, deprivation, and globalization), we may establish parallelism with the challenges faced in the steep road to the understanding and treatment of neoplastic diseases. How the similarities between these two conditions can help us cope with the emergency effort represented by the management of cancer patients in the ...
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