Francesca Valvo
University of Milan
PhysicsCancerInternal medicineRadiologyBiomedical engineeringSurgeryOncologyMaterials scienceMedical physicsChemotherapyPelvisParticle therapyProton therapyProstate cancerRectumChordomaCarbon Ion RadiotherapyCarbon ionNuclear medicineCarbon ion therapyIn patientComputer scienceRadiation therapyColorectal cancerProtonMedicine
153Publications
15H-index
953Citations
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#1Marco Rubatto (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 2
#2Martina Merli (UNITO: University of Turin)
Last. Pietro Quaglino (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 51
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Xeroderma Pigmentosum (XP) is a rare genetic disorder with a poor prognosis due to high photosensitivity in affected patients. Herein, we describe the first case of the use of cemiplimab in a patient with XP, a 19-year-old girl presented with locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the right periorbital and nasal region. This treatment has been undertaken after a cycle of proton beam radiotherapy. Besides, it is reported a description of the few cases in the literature describing the effecti...
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#1Luciana CaravattaH-Index: 14
#2Giovanna MantelloH-Index: 14
Last. Domenico GenovesiH-Index: 18
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A multi-institutional retrospective study was conducted to evaluate the pattern of care and clinical outcomes of anal cancer patients treated with intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) techniques. In a cohort of 987 patients, the clinical complete response (CR) rate (beyond 6 months) was 90.6%. The 3-year local control (LC) rate was 85.8% (95% CI: 84.4–87.2), and the 3-year colostomy-free survival (CFS) rate was 77.9% (95% CI: 76.1–79.8). Three-year progression-free survival (PFS) and overall ...
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#2Andrea PellaH-Index: 14
Last. Guido Baroni (Polytechnic University of Milan)H-Index: 28
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Abstract An Eye Tracking System (ETS) is used at CNAO for providing a stable and reproducible ocular proton therapy (OPT) set-up, featuring a fixation light (FL) and monitoring stereo-cameras embedded in a rigid case. The aim of this work is to propose an ETS set-up simulation algorithm, that automatically provides the FL positioning in space, according to patient-specific gaze direction and avoiding interferences with patient, beam and collimator. Two configurations are provided: one in the CT ...
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#1Giulia Buizza (Polytechnic University of Milan)H-Index: 7
#2Chiara Paganelli (Polytechnic University of Milan)H-Index: 16
Last. Guido Baroni (Polytechnic University of Milan)H-Index: 28
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Skull-base chordoma (SBC) can be treated with carbon ion radiotherapy (CIRT) to improve local control (LC). The study aimed to explore the role of multi-parametric radiomic, dosiomic and clinical features as prognostic factors for LC in SBC patients undergoing CIRT. Before CIRT, 57 patients underwent MR and CT imaging, from which tumour contours and dose maps were obtained. MRI and CT-based radiomic, and dosiomic features were selected and fed to two survival models, singularly or by combining t...
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#1Amelia BarcelliniH-Index: 3
#2Marianna Roccio (UNIPV: University of Pavia)H-Index: 9
Last. Angiolo Gadducci (UniPi: University of Pisa)H-Index: 57
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Background and Summary: The management of endometrial cancer, in an ever-older population with considerable comorbidity, remains a challenge for gynecological and radiation oncologists. Key Message: The present paper reviews literature data on treatment options for endometrial cancer patients unfit for surgery.
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#1Veronica Dusi (UNIPV: University of Pavia)H-Index: 6
#2Viviana VitoloH-Index: 11
Last. Roberto RordorfH-Index: 12
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#1Luca SorrentinoH-Index: 2
#1Luca SorrentinoH-Index: 13
Last. Maurizio CosimelliH-Index: 27
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Abstract Background Selection criteria to propose neoadjuvant (re)chemoradiation (CHRT) in locally recurrent rectal cancer (LRRC) are required, since re-irradiation is sometimes associated to severe adverse effects. Aim of the present study was to compare chances of R0 surgery and disease-free survival (DFS) in LRRC patients (pts) treated by neoadjuvant (re)CHRT followed by surgery vs. upfront surgery, stratifying pts by each localization of LRRC. Methods LRRC pts treated at the National Cancer ...
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#1Jon Espen Dale (University of Bergen)H-Index: 4
#1J.E. Dale (University of Bergen)H-Index: 1
Last. Piero FossatiH-Index: 18
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Background and Purpose The Italian National Center of Oncological Hadrontherapy (CNAO) has applied dose constraints for carbon ion RT (CIRT) as defined by Japan's National Institute of Radiological Sciences (NIRS). However, these institutions use different models to predict the relative biological effectiveness (RBE). CNAO applies the Local Effect Model I (LEM I), which in most clinical situations predicts higher RBE than NIRS's Microdosimetric Kinetic Model (MKM). Equal constraints therefore be...
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#1Barbara VischioniH-Index: 14
#2Alfredo MirandolaH-Index: 15
Last. Francesca ValvoH-Index: 15
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