Riccardo Valdagni
University of Milan
CancerInternal medicineRadiologyUrologySurgeryOncologyProspective cohort studyMedical physicsMultidisciplinary approachProstateProstate cancerRectumPopulationToxicityNuclear medicineIn patientRadiation therapyBreast cancerMedicineCohort
Publications 307
#1Tiziana RancatiH-Index: 27
#2Claudio Fiorino (UniSR: Vita-Salute San Raffaele University)H-Index: 55
Last. Ester OrlandiH-Index: 23
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#1Paolo GandelliniH-Index: 25
Last. Nadia ZaffaroniH-Index: 66
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Active surveillance (AS) has evolved as a strategy alternative to radical treatments for very low risk and low-risk prostate cancer (PCa). However, current criteria for selecting AS patients are still suboptimal. Here, we performed an unprecedented analysis of the circulating miRNome to investigate whether specific miRNAs associated with disease reclassification can provide risk refinement to standard clinicopathological features for improving patient selection. The global miRNA expression profi...
#1Barbara Alicja Jereczek-Fossa (IEO: European Institute of Oncology)H-Index: 37
#2Mauro PalazziH-Index: 11
Last. Carlo Pietro SoattiH-Index: 4
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Lombardy has represented the Italian and European epicenter of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Although most clinical efforts within hospitals were diverted towards the care of virally infected patients, therapies for patients with cancer, including radiotherapy (RT), have continued. During both the first and second pandemic waves, several national and regional organizations provided Italian and Lombardian RT departments with detailed guidelines aimed at ensuring safe treatment...
#1Henk B. Luiting (EUR: Erasmus University Rotterdam)H-Index: 4
#2Sebastiaan Remmers (EUR: Erasmus University Rotterdam)H-Index: 6
Last. Monique J. Roobol (EUR: Erasmus University Rotterdam)H-Index: 76
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BACKGROUND The reduction of overtreatment by active surveillance (AS) is limited in patients with low-risk prostate cancer (PCa) due to high rates of patients switching to radical treatment. MRI improves biopsy accuracy and could therewith affect inclusion in or continuation of AS. We aim to assess the effect of MRI with target biopsies on the total rate of patients discontinuing AS, and in particular discontinuation due to Grade Group (GG) reclassification. METHODS Three subpopulations included...
#1Andrea BresolinH-Index: 1
#2Adriana FaiellaH-Index: 5
Last. Cesare CozzariniH-Index: 43
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Abstract Background and purpose To assess bowel dose-volume relationships for acute patient-reported intestinal symptoms of patients treated with whole-pelvis intensity-modulated radiotherapy (WPRT) for prostate cancer. Materials and methods Complete data of 415 patients enrolled in a multi institute, prospective trial (#NCT02803086) treated with radical (31%), adjuvant (33%) and salvage (36%) intent at a median dose to pelvic nodes/lymph-nodal area of 53Gy were available. The most severe change...
#1Barbara AvuzziH-Index: 10
#1B. AvuzziH-Index: 11
Last. Nicola NicolaiH-Index: 27
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PURPOSE To evaluate local control and longitudinal endocrine data in monorchid patients treated with testicular-sparing surgery and adjuvant radiotherapy (RT) for seminomatous germ-cell tumors. METHODS We searched our database established in 2009 for patients with seminoma who received testis irradiation following partial orchiectomy up to 2018. Eleven patients were identified. All had associated germ cell neoplasia in situ (GCNIS) in surrounding parenchyma. Analysis focused on local control and...
#1Paolo GandelliniH-Index: 25
#2Nicola Casiraghi (University of Trento)H-Index: 7
Last. Nadia ZaffaroniH-Index: 66
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#1Paola DordoniH-Index: 6
#1Paola DordoniH-Index: 2
Last. Lara BellarditaH-Index: 10
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OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether prostate cancer (PCa) patients' coping strategies (i.e., fighting spirit, anxious preoccupation, fatalism, helplessness/hopelessness, and avoidance) significantly change during the first 3-year follow-up period of active surveillance (AS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Altogether, 104 patients on AS completed the Mini-Mental Adjustment to Cancer (Mini-MAC) at baseline (T0), at 10 and 12 months after diagnostic biopsy (T1 and T2, respectively) and then at 24- (T3) and 3...
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BACKGROUND This study analyzes patient health-related quality of life (QoL) 24-month after prostate cancer (PCa) diagnosis within the PROState cancer monitoring in ITaly from the National Research Council (Pros-IT CNR) study. METHODS Pros-IT CNR is an ongoing, longitudinal and observational study, considering a convenience sample of patients enrolled at PCa diagnosis and followed at 6, 12, 24, 36, 48 and 60 months from the diagnosis. Patients were grouped according to the treatment received: ner...
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#2F. ZolloH-Index: 1
Last. Riccardo Valdagni (University of Milan)H-Index: 50
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Purpose In 2003, the German Cancer Society (Deutsche Krebsgesellschaft, DKG) launched a certification program aimed at improving the quality of cancer care. The purpose of this article is to describe the experience of the Prostate Cancer Unit (PCU) at Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milan, in the process towards DKG certification.
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