Simona Donegani
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#1F. BadenchiniH-Index: 3
#2C. MarenghiH-Index: 6
Last. Nicola NicolaiH-Index: 28
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#1Lara BellarditaH-Index: 10
#2Daniela Villani (UCSC: Catholic University of the Sacred Heart)H-Index: 19
Last. Riccardo Valdagni (University of Milan)H-Index: 51
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The principal aim of the study was to investigate the role of individual characteristics in decisional conflict of patients with prostate cancer (PCa) in order to identify risk and protective features. An observational study was conducted with 83 PCa patients accessing the multidisciplinary visit of Prostate Cancer Program at Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori in Milan. The multidisciplinary visit (MDV) consists in two separate but interrelated parts: the medical consultation and the...
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#1F. BadenchiniH-Index: 3
#2C. MarenghiH-Index: 6
Last. Nicola NicolaiH-Index: 28
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#1Julia Menichetti (University of Oslo)H-Index: 9
#2Letizia De LucaH-Index: 2
Last. Lara BellarditaH-Index: 10
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OBJECTIVE: Health promotion is a key aspect for health outcomes of prostate cancer (PCa) patients. However, it has been poorly explored among patients following monitoring programmes, for example Active Surveillance (AS). This study aimed to explore PCa patients' perceptions of health promotion during AS. METHODS: An explorative qualitative research design was adopted. Four focus groups were used to collected data from 24 men enrolled in the Prostate Cancer Research International: AS (PRIAS) pro...
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The diagnosis of prostate cancer (PCa) often represents a stressful event. In addition to the psychological distress related to the diagnosis, patients face challenging health decisions: in fact, besides radical treatments, Active Surveillance may represent an option for patients with diagnosis of localized PCa. A multidisciplinary clinical approach seems to represent the suitable organizational model to meet such a requirement, optimising the therapeutic outcome for PCa patients.The present stu...
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#1C. MarenghiH-Index: 6
Last. Riccardo Valdagni (University of Milan)H-Index: 51
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PurposeTo evaluate the outcomes of active surveillance (AS) on patients with low-risk prostate cancer (PCa) and to identify predictors of disease reclassification.MethodsIn 2005, we defined an inst...
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#1Lara BellarditaH-Index: 10
#2Simona DoneganiH-Index: 5
Last. R. ValdagniH-Index: 4
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#1Lara BellarditaH-Index: 10
#2Guendalina Graffigna (UCSC: Catholic University of the Sacred Heart)H-Index: 29
Last. Riccardo ValdagniH-Index: 51
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Active Surveillance (AS) may represent for selected patients with low risk, potentially indolent prostate cancer (PCa) a viable alternative to radical therapies, thus reducing the risk of over-treatment. Researchers and clinicians emphasized that the choice of AS may be a controversial one as patients have the chance to avoid the side effects of radical therapies but also the burden of living with an untreated PCa. The aim of our study is to focus on the decision-making process leading patients ...
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#1Tiziana MagnaniH-Index: 10
#2Riccardo ValdagniH-Index: 51
Last. Nadia ZaffaroniH-Index: 66
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Study Type – Therapy (decision analysis) Level of Evidence 2b What's known on the subject? and What does the study add? The benefits of the multidisciplinary approach in oncology are widely recognised. In particular, managing patients with prostate cancer within a multidisciplinarity and multiprofessional context is of paramount importance, to address the complexity of a disease where patients may be offered multiple therapeutic and observational options handled by different specialists and havi...
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#1Tiziana MagnaniH-Index: 10
#2Roberto SalvioniH-Index: 31
Last. Riccardo ValdagniH-Index: 51
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ABSTRACT The aim of this abstract is to describe the multidisciplinary, multiprofessional management of prostate cancer (PC) patients activated by the Prostate Cancer Programme at Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milan. PC patients should be better managed in a multidisciplinary (MD) setting since they have multiple therapeutic and observational options, depending on the risk class. The PC Programme was established in 2004 as a translational project. A MD team with urologists, radiation oncologist...
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