Emanuele Crocetti

Summary

Affiliation: Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. pmc Are breast cancer screening programmes increasing rates of mastectomy? Observational study
    Eugenio Paci
    Unit of Epidemiology, Centre for the Study and Prevention of Cancer CSPO, Via di S Salvi 12, 50135 Florence, Italy
    BMJ 325:418. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Prognostic variability in completely resected pN1 non-small-cell lung cancer
    Alessandro Gonfiotti
    Thoracic Surgery Unit, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Careggi, Viale Pieraccini n17, 50100, Firenze, Italy
    Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann 16:375-80. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of influenza vaccination in the elderly in a community in Italy
    E Crocetti
    U O Epidemiologia, Presidio per la Prevenzione Oncologica, Azienda Ospedaliera Careggi, Firenze, Italy
    Eur J Epidemiol 17:163-8. 2001
  4. ncbi request reprint Unexpected reduction of mortality rates from melanoma in males living in central Italy
    E Crocetti
    UO Epidemiologia Clinica e Descrittiva, CSPO, Florence, Italy
    Eur J Cancer 39:818-21. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint Malignant carcinoids in the USA, SEER 1992-1999. An epidemiological study with 6830 cases
    E Crocetti
    U O Epidemiologia Clinica e Descrittiva, Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Via de San Salvi 12, Florence, Italy
    Eur J Cancer Prev 12:191-4. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Risk of second primary cancers, other than melanoma, in an Italian population-based cohort of cutaneous malignant melanoma patients
    E Crocetti
    UO Epidemiologia Clinica e Descrittiva, CSPO, Via di San Salvi 12, 50135 Florence, Italy
    Eur J Cancer Prev 13:33-7. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Prognostic variables and prognostic groups for malignant melanoma. The information from Cox and Classification And Regression Trees analysis: an Italian population-based study
    Emanuele Crocetti
    Tuscany Cancer Institute, Tuscany Cancer Registry, Clinical and Descriptive Epidemiology Unit, Centre for the Study and Cancer Prevention, Florence, Italy
    Melanoma Res 16:429-33. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Population-based incidence and mortality cancer trends (1986-1997) from the network of Italian cancer registries
    E Crocetti
    Registro Tumori Toscano, UO Epidemiologia Clinica e Descrittiva, CSPO, Via di San Salvi 12, 50135 Firenze, Italy
    Eur J Cancer Prev 13:287-95. 2004
  9. doi request reprint The risk of developing a second, different, cancer among 14 560 survivors of malignant cutaneous melanoma: a study by AIRTUM (the Italian Network of Cancer Registries)
    Emanuele Crocetti
    Tuscany Cancer Registry, Clinical and Descriptive Epidemiology Unit, CSPO, Florence, Italy
    Melanoma Res 18:230-4. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint [Automatic coding of pathologic cancer variables by the search of strings of text in the pathology reports. The experience of the Tuscany Cancer Registry]
    Emanuele Crocetti
    UO Epidemiologia Clinica e Descrittiva, Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Firenze
    Epidemiol Prev 29:57-60. 2005

Detail Information

Publications77

  1. pmc Are breast cancer screening programmes increasing rates of mastectomy? Observational study
    Eugenio Paci
    Unit of Epidemiology, Centre for the Study and Prevention of Cancer CSPO, Via di S Salvi 12, 50135 Florence, Italy
    BMJ 325:418. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Prognostic variability in completely resected pN1 non-small-cell lung cancer
    Alessandro Gonfiotti
    Thoracic Surgery Unit, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Careggi, Viale Pieraccini n17, 50100, Firenze, Italy
    Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann 16:375-80. 2008
    ..N1 lymph node status was identified as an independent prognostic factor in a combination of subgroups with different prognoses...
  3. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of influenza vaccination in the elderly in a community in Italy
    E Crocetti
    U O Epidemiologia, Presidio per la Prevenzione Oncologica, Azienda Ospedaliera Careggi, Firenze, Italy
    Eur J Epidemiol 17:163-8. 2001
    ..Estimate the hospitalization fraction preventable by extending the vaccination program...
  4. ncbi request reprint Unexpected reduction of mortality rates from melanoma in males living in central Italy
    E Crocetti
    UO Epidemiologia Clinica e Descrittiva, CSPO, Florence, Italy
    Eur J Cancer 39:818-21. 2003
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Malignant carcinoids in the USA, SEER 1992-1999. An epidemiological study with 6830 cases
    E Crocetti
    U O Epidemiologia Clinica e Descrittiva, Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Via de San Salvi 12, Florence, Italy
    Eur J Cancer Prev 12:191-4. 2003
    ..Increasing incidence and improving survival rates were shown...
  6. ncbi request reprint Risk of second primary cancers, other than melanoma, in an Italian population-based cohort of cutaneous malignant melanoma patients
    E Crocetti
    UO Epidemiologia Clinica e Descrittiva, CSPO, Via di San Salvi 12, 50135 Florence, Italy
    Eur J Cancer Prev 13:33-7. 2004
    ..74). Physicians should be aware of the higher risk for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and clinical follow-up should include lymph node palpation. However, the risk for extranodal lymphomas should also be kept in mind...
  7. ncbi request reprint Prognostic variables and prognostic groups for malignant melanoma. The information from Cox and Classification And Regression Trees analysis: an Italian population-based study
    Emanuele Crocetti
    Tuscany Cancer Institute, Tuscany Cancer Registry, Clinical and Descriptive Epidemiology Unit, Centre for the Study and Cancer Prevention, Florence, Italy
    Melanoma Res 16:429-33. 2006
    ..This may help the clinician both in the communication of risk and in the follow-up strategy...
  8. ncbi request reprint Population-based incidence and mortality cancer trends (1986-1997) from the network of Italian cancer registries
    E Crocetti
    Registro Tumori Toscano, UO Epidemiologia Clinica e Descrittiva, CSPO, Via di San Salvi 12, 50135 Firenze, Italy
    Eur J Cancer Prev 13:287-95. 2004
    ..The Italian health care system will also have to cope with growing cancer diagnostic and therapeutic needs due to population ageing...
  9. doi request reprint The risk of developing a second, different, cancer among 14 560 survivors of malignant cutaneous melanoma: a study by AIRTUM (the Italian Network of Cancer Registries)
    Emanuele Crocetti
    Tuscany Cancer Registry, Clinical and Descriptive Epidemiology Unit, CSPO, Florence, Italy
    Melanoma Res 18:230-4. 2008
    ..46) and lung cancers (SIR=0.71). We confirm that CMM patients are at high risk for nonmelanoma skin cancers. The reasons for the increased risk of kidney and bone cancers are not yet clear...
  10. ncbi request reprint [Automatic coding of pathologic cancer variables by the search of strings of text in the pathology reports. The experience of the Tuscany Cancer Registry]
    Emanuele Crocetti
    UO Epidemiologia Clinica e Descrittiva, Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Firenze
    Epidemiol Prev 29:57-60. 2005
    ..94), Clark level (kappa=0.91), Dukes (kappa=0.74). The system of automatic reading of strings allows to collect a very huge amount of reliable information and its use should be implemented by the Registries...
  11. ncbi request reprint The cytological screening turned out effective also for adenocarcinoma: a population-based case-control study in Trento, Italy
    Emanuele Crocetti
    Clinical and Descriptive Epidemiology Unit, Centre for the Study and Prevention of Cancer, Scientific Institute of the Tuscan Region, Florence, Italy
    Eur J Cancer Prev 16:564-7. 2007
    ..Our study confirms that Pap-test screening, particularly in middle-aged and older women, is an effective public health intervention with encouraging results also for the prevention of cervical adenocarcinoma...
  12. ncbi request reprint Melanoma incidence in central Italy will go on increasing also in the near future: a registry-based, age-period-cohort analysis
    Emanuele Crocetti
    Clinical and Descriptive Epidemiology Unit, CSPO, Florence, Italy
    Eur J Cancer Prev 16:50-4. 2007
    ..2x100.000. In the Tuscany Cancer Registry area, no clues for malignant melanoma incidence rates levelling off were documented. Growing rates and number of malignant melanoma are expected in the near future...
  13. ncbi request reprint Changes from mid-1980s to late 1990s among clinical and demographic correlates of melanoma thickness
    Emanuele Crocetti
    U O Epidemiologia Clinica e Descrittiva, CSPO, Via di San Salvi 12, 50135 Florence, Italy
    Eur J Dermatol 13:72-5. 2003
    ..According to most recent data, early detection activities should be focused on older patients and on nodular histotype. Male sex and residence was no longer found to be associated with late melanoma diagnosis...
  14. ncbi request reprint Incidence and survival cancer trends in children and adolescents in the Provinces of Florence and Prato (Central Italy), 1985-1997
    Emanuele Crocetti
    UO Epidemiologia Clinica e Descrittiva, CSPO, Florence, Italy
    Tumori 88:461-6. 2002
    ..Improvements in cancer survival rates have also been observed according to the availability of more efficient therapies...
  15. ncbi request reprint What gender differences in cancer incidence changed during the last 10 years in central Italy?
    Emanuele Crocetti
    UO Epidemiologia Clinica e Descrittiva, Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologico, Florence, Italy
    Tumori 88:13-7. 2002
    ..We have investigated whether gender differences in cancer incidence have changed during the mid 1980s to late 1990s, and whether certain changes could be clues for gender-specific modifications in carcinogenic exposures...
  16. ncbi request reprint Multiple primary cancer incidence in Italy
    E Crocetti
    Registro Tumori Toscano, U O Epidemiologia Clinica e Descrittiva CSPO, Via di San Salvi 12, 50135 Florence, Italy
    Eur J Cancer 37:2449-56. 2001
    ..For each cancer site, the site-specific risk of further MP has been evaluated. The identification of strong site-specific associations may be useful for clinicians when following-up patients...
  17. ncbi request reprint Time trends in cancer incidence and mortality in central Italy
    E Crocetti
    U O Epidemiologia Clinica e Descrittiva, Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Via di San Salvi 12, 50135 Florence, Italy
    Eur J Cancer Prev 11:387-95. 2002
    ....
  18. ncbi request reprint An application of the two-source capture-recapture method to estimate the completeness of the Tuscany Cancer Registry, Italy
    E Crocetti
    UO Epidemiologia Clinica e Descrittiva, CSPO, Via di San Salvi 12, 50135 Florence, Italy
    Eur J Cancer Prev 10:417-23. 2001
    ..7% for female breast and 99.6% for lung cancer. With the limit of multiple strong dependence between sources, the two-way capture-recapture method seems a simple and useful tool for estimating the completeness of cancer registration...
  19. ncbi request reprint What is hidden behind urban and semiurban cancer incidence and mortality differences in central Italy?
    Emanuele Crocetti
    UO Epidemiologia Clinica e Descrittiva, CSPO, Florence, Italy
    Tumori 88:257-61. 2002
    ..To analyze differences in cancer incidence and mortality between urban and semiurban municipalities in central Italy...
  20. ncbi request reprint Net survival: comparison between relative and cause-specific survival estimates
    E Crocetti
    Registro Tumori Toscano, Unita operativa di epidemiologia clinica e descrittiva, Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Firenze
    Epidemiol Prev 25:32-6. 2001
    ..However, using cause-specific survival creates some difficulties in comparative studies due to the different reliability of mortality data and to the different criteria used to identify the main cause of death...
  21. pmc Balancing harms and benefits of service mammography screening programs: a cohort study
    Donella Puliti
    Clinical and Descriptive Epidemiology Unit, ISPO Cancer Prevention and Research Institute, via San Salvi 12, 50135 Florence, Italy
    Breast Cancer Res 14:R9. 2012
    ..The aim of this study is to define a balance sheet of benefits (breast cancer mortality reduction) and harms (overdiagnosis) for mammography screening programs...
  22. ncbi request reprint Strong seasonality in the diagnosis of skin melanoma in Italy: the Italian Network of Cancer Registries (AIRTUM) study
    Emanuele Crocetti
    Registro Tumori Toscano, Unità di Epidemiologia Clinica e Descrittiva, ISPO, Florence, Italy
    Tumori 95:665-8. 2009
    ..To evaluate seasonality in the diagnosis of cutaneous melanoma in Italy...
  23. ncbi request reprint Frequency and characteristics of melanomas missed at a pigmented lesion clinic: a registry-based study
    Paolo Carli
    Department of Dermatology, Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Florence, Italy
    Melanoma Res 14:403-7. 2004
    ..1. In conclusion, specialized examination of pigmented skin lesions at the PLC offered good level of diagnostic performance, with an acceptable cost in terms of benign lesions removed and overall a low risk of missing melanomas...
  24. doi request reprint An estimate of overdiagnosis 15 years after the start of mammographic screening in Florence
    Donella Puliti
    Clinical and Descriptive Epidemiology Unit, ISPO Cancer Prevention and Research Institute, via San Salvi 12, 50135 Florence, Italy
    Eur J Cancer 45:3166-71. 2009
    ..The aim of this study is to evaluate the degree of overdiagnosis of breast cancer 15 years after the introduction of service screening in Florence (Italy)...
  25. doi request reprint Disentangling the roles of mammographic screening and HRT in recent breast cancer incidence trends in italy by analyses based on calendar time and time since screening activation
    Emanuele Crocetti
    Registro Tumori Toscano, Unità di Epidemiologia Clinica e Descrittiva, ISPO, Firenze, Italy
    Breast J 16:350-5. 2010
    ..In conclusion, the recent tendency toward stabilization observed in Italy for female breast cancer incidence rates in women aged 50 years or more follows the introduction of mammographic screening...
  26. ncbi request reprint Determining overdiagnosis by screening with DRE/TRUS or PSA (Florence pilot studies, 1991-1994)
    Stefano Ciatto
    Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Viale A Volta 171, 50131 Florence, Italy
    Eur J Cancer 41:411-5. 2005
    ..23 in subjects excluded from invitation due to previous cancer or major illness (95%CI=0.8-1.5). A 66% excess incidence rate was observed in the screened subjects over a 9-year period, confirming previous estimates of overdiagnosis...
  27. doi request reprint The thickness of melanomas has decreased in central Italy, but only for thin melanomas, while thick melanomas are as thick as in the past
    Emanuele Crocetti
    Clinical and Descriptive Epidemiology Unit, Institute for Cancer Study and Prevention ISPO, Via di San Salvi 12, Florence, Italy
    Melanoma Res 20:422-6. 2010
    ..However, median thickness has decreased only among thin melanomas, whereas it has not changed for thick melanomas, most of which are of the nodular type...
  28. ncbi request reprint Prostate cancer specific mortality in the Florence screening pilot study cohort 1992-1993
    Stefano Ciatto
    Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Viale A Volta 171, 50131 Firenze, Italy
    Eur J Cancer 42:1858-62. 2006
    ..99; 95% CI=0.69-1.37). This finding might suggest a screening effect, but might also be ascribed to an healthy screening effect, and cannot be assumed as a reliable evidence of screening efficacy...
  29. doi request reprint Coexisting endometrial and ovarian carcinomas: a retrospective clinicopathological study
    Adele Caldarella
    Clinical Epidemiology, Center for Study and Prevention of Cancer, Florence, Italy
    Pathol Res Pract 204:643-8. 2008
    ..No significantly different survival between patients with endometrioid carcinoma and patients with non-endometrioid carcinomas was detected...
  30. doi request reprint Polymorphisms of estrogen receptors: risk factors for invasive melanoma - a prospective study
    Vincenzo de Giorgi
    Department of Dermatology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Oncology 80:232-7. 2011
    ..8 and 39.5%, respectively. These results suggest that a polymorphism at the AluIrestriction site correlates with a higher proportion of melanoma. Thus, the polymorphism of ERβ could ascribe to a higher susceptibility to melanoma...
  31. ncbi request reprint Cancer trends in Italy: figures from the cancer registries (1986-1997)
    Emanuele Crocetti
    Registro Tumori Toscano, Unita operativa di epidemiologia clinica e descrittiva, Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Istituto scientifico della Regione Toscana, Firenze
    Epidemiol Prev 28:1-6. 2004
    ..Incidence and mortality trends are summarised for single cancer sites. Crude rates are also showed to evaluate the effect of population ageing in terms of diagnostic and therapeutic burden for the National Health System...
  32. doi request reprint Contrast-enhanced ultrasound: a filter role in AJCC stage I/II melanoma patients
    Vincenzo de Giorgi
    Department of Dermatology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Oncology 79:370-5. 2010
    ....
  33. doi request reprint Features of small melanocytic lesions: does small mean benign? A clinical-dermoscopic study
    Vincenzo de Giorgi
    Department of Dermatology, Division of Pathological Anatomy, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Melanoma Res 22:252-6. 2012
    ..However, the use of dermoscopy, even if not nullifying, allows a better classification of small, melanocytic lesions through pattern analysis...
  34. doi request reprint Distribution, incidence, and prognosis in neuroendocrine tumors: a population based study from a cancer registry
    Adele Caldarella
    Clinical and Descriptive Epidemiology Unit, Institute for Study and Cancer Prevention, Florence, Italy
    Pathol Oncol Res 17:759-63. 2011
    ..Prognosis varied with age, stage and localization; females had better survival than males. The increase number of neuroendocrine tumors may be due, at least in part, to better registration and to improvement of diagnosis...
  35. ncbi request reprint Early diagnosis, not differential treatment, explains better survival in service screening
    Eugenio Paci
    Unit of Clinical and Descriptive Epidemiology, Centre for Study and Prevention of Cancer, Research Institute of Tuscany Region, Via di San Salvi 12, 50125 Firenze, Florence, Italy
    Eur J Cancer 41:2728-34. 2005
    ..The survival analysis by specific subgroups did not support the hypothesis that the difference in prognosis was attributable to differential treatment...
  36. doi request reprint Female breast cancer status according to ER, PR and HER2 expression: a population based analysis
    Adele Caldarella
    Clinical and Descriptive Epidemiology Unit, Institute for Study and Cancer Prevention, Florence, Italy
    Pathol Oncol Res 17:753-8. 2011
    ..Our study revealed significant differences in clinicopathological characteristics among breast cancer molecular subtypes and confirmed their prognostic independent role...
  37. ncbi request reprint Incidence of uveal melanoma in Europe
    Gianni Virgili
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Ophthalmology 114:2309-15. 2007
    ..To estimate incidence rates of uveal melanoma in Europe from 1983 to 1994...
  38. ncbi request reprint [Estimates of cancer incidence in Tuscany, year 2000. Between method accuracy and communication appropriateness]
    Guido Miccinesi
    Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Via di San Salvi 12, 50135 Firenze
    Epidemiol Prev 26:176-82. 2002
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint Palliative home care reduces time spent in hospital wards: a population-based study in the Tuscany Region, Italy
    Guido Miccinesi
    Epidemiology Unit, Center for Study and Prevention of Cancer IRS, Florence, Italy
    Cancer Causes Control 14:971-7. 2003
    ..To estimate the reduction of time spent in hospital obtained through palliative home care...
  40. doi request reprint Indicators of the standard of care for melanoma: Tuscany data
    Emanuele Crocetti
    Clinical and Descriptive Epidemiology Unit, Institute for Cancer Study and Prevention ISPO, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Melanoma Res 23:283-9. 2013
    ..Collection and analysis of these indicators would enable continuous evaluation of the quality of melanoma care in Tuscany and provide sources for a comparative study between Italy and elsewhere. ..
  41. doi request reprint Excess body weight and increased Breslow thickness in melanoma patients: a retrospective study
    Vincenzo de Giorgi
    Department of Dermatology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Eur J Cancer Prev 22:480-5. 2013
    ..Despite limitations because of both the study design and the relatively small numbers of patients in certain subgroups, overweight status may be associated with an increased Breslow thickness in postmenopausal women...
  42. doi request reprint The prognostic impact of the anatomical sites in the 'head and neck melanoma': scalp versus face and neck
    Vincenzo de Giorgi
    Department of Dermatology, University of Florence, Italy
    Melanoma Res 22:402-5. 2012
    ..7% for scalp. HNM has different and worse prognostic features with respect to other sites, but this trend is not only because of scalp melanoma but is also determined by F&N melanoma, which we believe to be underestimated until now...
  43. ncbi request reprint [Suicide mortality among cancer patients]
    Emanuele Crocetti
    Istituto per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica ISPO, Firenze, Italy
    Epidemiol Prev 36:83-7. 2012
    ..to evaluate the excess risk in the deaths due to suicide in a huge case-series of cancer patients and in particular in a group with recent diagnosis...
  44. ncbi request reprint [Population ageing effect on number of cancer cases: Italian cancer registries data]
    Carlotta Buzzoni
    Unita operativa di epidemiologia clinica e descrittiva, Istituto per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Firenze
    Epidemiol Prev 35:216-21. 2011
    ..We identified and quantified a population ageing factor, a factor due to incidence trend of cancer sites with early-diagnosis interventions and a remainder factor (concerning all other cancer sites)...
  45. doi request reprint Is the incidence of brain tumors really increasing? A population-based analysis from a cancer registry
    Adele Caldarella
    Clinical and Descriptive Epidemiology Unit, Institute for Study and Cancer Prevention ISPO, Via di San Salvi, 12, 50135, Florence, Italy
    J Neurooncol 104:589-94. 2011
    ..Part of the temporal variations may be attributed to improvement in diagnostic imaging techniques and, particularly for benign tumors, in changes in registration practice...
  46. ncbi request reprint Increasing trends of cervical adenocarcinoma incidence in Central Italy despite Extensive Screening Programme, 1985-2000
    Carmen B Visioli
    Descriptive and Epidemiological Unit, Center for Study and Prevention of Cancer CSPO, Via di San Salvi, 12, 50135 Florence, Italy
    Cancer Detect Prev 28:461-4. 2004
    ..The burden of cervical cancers might increase in the future if no specific preventive strategies for adenocarcinoma are implemented...
  47. doi request reprint Colorectal cancer incidence rates have decreased in central Italy
    Emanuele Crocetti
    Clinical and Descriptive Epidemiology Unit, Institute for Cancer Study and Prevention ISPO, Florence, Italy
    Eur J Cancer Prev 19:424-5. 2010
    ..The decline in colorectal cancer incidence since 1996, in the whole population and especially among individuals older than 54 years, may suggest the effect of FOBT screening in terms of precancerous polyps removal...
  48. ncbi request reprint Prognostic variability among nonsmall cell lung cancer patients with pathologic N1 lymph node involvement. Epidemiological figures with strong clinical implications
    Adele Caldarella
    Clinical Epidemiology, Center for Study and Prevention of Cancer, Florence, Italy
    Cancer 107:793-8. 2006
    ..Differences in lymph node level (hilar or pulmonary lymph nodes) may influence patient survival. The authors retrospectively analyzed the factors that influenced prognosis, including the level of N1 lymph node involvement...
  49. doi request reprint Prostate cancer incidence rates have started to decrease in central Italy
    Emanuele Crocetti
    Clinical and Descriptive Epidemiology Unit ISPO, Via di San Salvi 12, Florence 50135, Italy
    J Med Screen 17:50-1. 2010
    ..This is the first evidence, to our knowledge, of a decline in prostate cancer incidence in Italy following the screening-related increase...
  50. ncbi request reprint Cytopathological diagnosis in a cancer registry: a useful diagnostic tool?
    Adele Caldarella
    Clinical Epidemiology, Center for Study and Prevention of Cancer, Florence, Italy
    Cancer 111:99-105. 2007
    ..To assess the role of cytology in tumor diagnosis and to explore the potential of this technique to improve tumor registry quality, the authors investigated the role of cytology as a diagnostic tool in registry databases...
  51. doi request reprint Epidemiology of glial and non-glial brain tumours in Europe
    Emanuele Crocetti
    Clinical and Descriptive Epidemiology Unit, ISPO Palazzina 28 A Via delle Oblate 2, 50141 Florence, Italy
    Eur J Cancer 48:1532-42. 2012
    ..Overall results are strongly influenced by astrocytic tumours that are the most common type. This is the first study to delineate the rare CNS cancer burden in Europe by age, sex and European region...
  52. ncbi request reprint ABO blood group and risk of cutaneous malignant melanoma
    Vincenzo de Giorgi
    Department of Dermatology, University of Florence, Via della Pergola 60, Florence, Italy
    Eur J Cancer Prev 20:121-2. 2011
    ....
  53. ncbi request reprint [New incidence and mortality data. 2003-2005]
    Emanuele Crocetti
    Registro Tumori Toscano, UO Epidemiologia Clinica e Descrittiva, Istituto per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, ISPO, Firenze
    Epidemiol Prev 33:e1-3, e5-26. 2009
    ..In Italy cancer incidence and mortality rates are similar to those in northern European countries and in USA among males, but they are still lower for women...
  54. ncbi request reprint Seasonal variation in the diagnosis of cutaneous melanoma and non-cutaneous malignancies: an Italian population-based study
    Emanuele Crocetti
    UO Epidemiologia Clinica e Descrittiva, CSPO, Florence, Italy
    Melanoma Res 15:69-72. 2005
    ..However, the monthly fluctuation for melanoma differed from that for non-cutaneous cancers; the peak in July suggests an additional effect of summer clothing, with fewer clothes worn and more skin visible, on melanoma diagnosis...
  55. ncbi request reprint The melanoma epidemic debate: some evidence for a real phenomenon from Tuscany, Italy
    Elisabetta Chellini
    Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology Unit, Centre for Study and Prevention of Cancer, Cancer Institute of Tuscany, Italy
    Melanoma Res 17:129-30. 2007
    ..9; P<0.05), and for lesions without Breslow definition. In conclusion, the rise in melanoma mortality and incidence, especially of thick lesions, suggests that the observed growth in melanoma incidence is not wholly apparent...
  56. doi request reprint Consistency and inconsistency in testing biomarkers in breast cancer. A GRELL study in cut-off variability in the Romance language countries
    Emanuele Crocetti
    Tuscany Cancer Registry, Clinical and Descriptive Epidemiology Unit, ISPO Via delle Oblate 2, 50141 Florence, Italy
    Breast 22:476-81. 2013
    ..This study aims at evaluating whether testing for biomarkers for female breast cancer has similar frequency and characteristics across and within countries...
  57. pmc Relationship between Latitude and Melanoma in Italy
    Emanuele Crocetti
    Clinical and Descriptive Epidemiology Unit, Institute for Cancer Study and Prevention ISPO, Via delle Oblate 2, 50141 Florence, Italy
    ISRN Oncol 2012:864680. 2012
    ..After adjustment for several confounders, incidence still grows with growing latitude. Presumably, latitude expresses other variables that might be related to individual susceptibility and/or local care...
  58. ncbi request reprint Addition of dermoscopy to conventional naked-eye examination in melanoma screening: a randomized study
    Paolo Carli
    Department of Dermatology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    J Am Acad Dermatol 50:683-9. 2004
    ....
  59. doi request reprint Is conventional urinary cytology still reliable for diagnosis of primary bladder carcinoma? Accuracy based on data linkage of a consecutive clinical series and cancer registry
    Patricia Turco
    Istituto Scientifico per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Florence, Italy
    Acta Cytol 55:193-6. 2011
    ..Reported urine cytology accuracy, particular sensitivity, is highly variable. We evaluated the accuracy of urinary cytology for primary bladder cancer using population data linkage to provide valid estimates...
  60. ncbi request reprint [Temporal trends in AIDS incidence and mortality in Tuscany (1987-2000)]
    Lucia Giovannetti
    UO Epidemiologia ambientale occupazionale, Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Firenze, Italy
    Epidemiol Prev 28:100-6. 2004
    ..To describe temporal trends in AIDS incidence and mortality in an Italian region...
  61. ncbi request reprint Free to total PSA ratio is not a reliable predictor of prostate biopsy outcome
    Stefano Ciatto
    Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Florence, Italy
    Tumori 90:324-7. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the validity of predictors of prostate biopsy outcome in order to improve their positive predictive value...
  62. doi request reprint Risk of invasive cervical cancer and cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade III in central Italy by area of birth
    Emanuele Crocetti
    Clinical and Descriptive Epidemiology Unit, Institute for Cancer Study and Prevention ISPO, Florence, Italy
    J Med Screen 17:87-90. 2010
    ..To evaluate cervical cancer incidence among women born in different countries but residing in Italy...
  63. ncbi request reprint Association of endometrial thickness assessed at trans-vaginal ultrasonography to endometrial cancer in postmenopausal women asymptomatic or with abnormal uterine bleeding
    Stefano Ciatto
    Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Ferrara, Italy
    Radiol Med 104:437-42. 2002
    ..To define the normal cut off of endometrial thickness as measured at transvaginal ultrasonography (TVUS) in order to define postmenopausal women without symptoms or with abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB) at risk of endometrial carcinoma (EC)...
  64. ncbi request reprint Trends in lung adenocarcinoma incidence and survival
    Emanuele Crocetti
    Lung Cancer 35:215-6. 2002
  65. ncbi request reprint Incidence of primary liver cancer in Italy between 1988 and 2002: an age-period-cohort analysis
    Luigino Dal Maso
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit, Aviano Cancer Center, IRCCS, Via Franco Gallini 2, 33081 Aviano PN, Italy
    Eur J Cancer 44:285-92. 2008
    ..Incidence of PLC over the last two decades in Italy did not substantially change but huge geographical variability emerged, mainly due to different times and modalities of spread of hepatitis C virus...
  66. ncbi request reprint Re: Role of detection method in predicting breast cancer survival: analysis of randomized screening trials
    Eugenio Paci
    J Natl Cancer Inst 97:1853-4; author reply 1854. 2005
  67. ncbi request reprint Baseline factors influencing decisions on digital follow-up of melanocytic lesions in daily practice: an Italian multicenter survey
    Paolo Carli
    Department of Dermatology, University of Florence, Italy
    J Am Acad Dermatol 55:256-62. 2006
    ..Guidelines for optimized use of digital follow-up of melanocytic lesions are not yet available, and little is known about inclusion criteria adopted in clinical practice...
  68. ncbi request reprint Time trends of cancer incidence in European children (1978-1997): report from the Automated Childhood Cancer Information System project
    Peter Kaatsch
    German Childhood Cancer Registry, Institute of Medical Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics, University of Mainz, 55101 Mainz, Germany
    Eur J Cancer 42:1961-71. 2006
    ..The patterns and magnitude of these increases suggest that other factors, e.g. changes in lifestyle and in exposure to a variety of agents, have contributed to the increase in childhood cancer in the recent decades...
  69. ncbi request reprint Long-term results in patients affected by testicular seminoma treated with radiotherapy: risk of second malignancies
    Lucia Fatigante
    Radiotherapy Division, Oncology Department, University of Pisa, Italy
    Tumori 91:144-50. 2005
    ..To report clinical results in patients with testicular seminoma treated with postoperative radiotherapy with regard to survival, acute and late toxicity, and risk of second malignancy...
  70. ncbi request reprint [Numbers of AIRTUM]
    Emanuele Crocetti
    Epidemiol Prev 32:14. 2008
  71. doi request reprint Survival in patients with uveal melanoma in Europe
    Gianni Virgili
    Department of Oto Neuro Ophthalmological Surgical Sciences, University of Florence, Viale Morgagni 85, Florence 50134, Italy
    Arch Ophthalmol 126:1413-8. 2008
    ..To estimate survival in patients in whom uveal melanoma was diagnosed between January 1, 1983, and December 31, 1994, in Europe...
  72. ncbi request reprint The use of models for estimating overall incidence trend
    Riccardo Capocaccia
    Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Laboratorio di Epidemiologia, Roma
    Epidemiol Prev 28:22-6. 2004
    ..The results of this preliminary analysis do not recommend the use of raw trend and indicate adjusted trend as the most reliable method for trend estimate...
  73. ncbi request reprint Clinical significance and optimal management of patients with an "atypia, probably benign" (C3) report at FNAC of the breast
    Beniamino Brancato
    Breast J 10:458-9. 2004
  74. ncbi request reprint Cutaneous melanoma
    Vincenzo de Giorgi
    Lancet 365:2003; author reply 2004-5. 2005
  75. ncbi request reprint [Has the Kaposi sarcoma epidemic declined in Italy?]
    Emanuele Crocetti
    Epidemiol Prev 32:84. 2008
  76. ncbi request reprint Expansion of natural killer cells in patients with head and neck cancer: detection of "noninhibitory" (activating) killer Ig-like receptors on circulating natural killer cells
    Giovanni Melioli
    Laboratorio di Immunoterapia Cellulare, Istituto Nazionale per la Ricerca sul Cancro, Largo Rosanna Benzi, 10, 16132 Genoa, Italy
    Head Neck 25:297-305. 2003
    ..In a group of patients with head and neck cancers (H&NC), the expansion of the population of CD3-,CD16+ natural killer (NK) cells in the peripheral blood was studied...
  77. ncbi request reprint Mortality among discharged psychiatric patients in Florence, Italy
    Debora Meloni
    Neurological and Psychiatric Sciences Department, University of Florence, Viale Morgagni 85, Florence 50140, Italy
    Psychiatr Serv 57:1474-81. 2006
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