E Paci

Summary

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

Publications

  1. pmc Mastectomy rates are decreasing in the era of service screening: a population-based study in Italy (1997-2001)
    M Zorzi
    Istituto Oncologico Veneto, Padova, Italy
    Br J Cancer 95:1265-8. 2006
  2. ncbi Overdiagnosis in screening: is the increase in breast cancer incidence rates a cause for concern?
    E Paci
    Clinical and Descriptive Epidemiology Unit, Center for Study and Prevention of Cancer CSPO, Scientific Institute, Tuscany Region, Florence, Italy
    J Med Screen 11:23-7. 2004
  3. pmc Overdiagnosis and overtreatment of breast cancer: overdiagnosis and overtreatment in service screening
    Eugenio Paci
    Unit of Clinical and Descriptive Epidemiology, CSPO, Research Institute of the Tuscany, Via di SanSalvi, Florence, Italy
    Breast Cancer Res 7:266-70. 2005
  4. ncbi 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
  5. doi Evaluation of service mammography screening impact in Italy. The contribution of hazard analysis
    Eugenio Paci
    Clinical and Descriptive Epidemiology Unit, CSPO, Research Institute of the Tuscany Region, Firenze, Italy
    Eur J Cancer 44:858-65. 2008
  6. ncbi Observational, one-arm studies and randomized population-based trials for evaluation of the efficacy of lung cancer screening
    Eugenio Paci
    Unit of Clinical and Descriptive Epidemiology, CSPO Scientific Institute for Oncological Prevention, Florence, Italy
    J Thorac Oncol 2:S45-6. 2007
  7. pmc Estimate of overdiagnosis of breast cancer due to mammography after adjustment for lead time. A service screening study in Italy
    Eugenio Paci
    Clinical and Descriptive Epidemiology Unit, CSPO, Research Institute of the Tuscany Region, Via di San Salvi 12, Firenze, 50135, Italy
    Breast Cancer Res 8:R68. 2006
  8. doi Invasive breast cancer: a significant correlation between histological types and molecular subgroups
    A Caldarella
    Clinical and Descriptive Epidemiology Unit, Institute for Study and Cancer Prevention ISPO, Via delle Oblate 2, 50141 Florence, Italy
    J Cancer Res Clin Oncol 139:617-23. 2013
  9. ncbi Measuring interval cancers in population-based screening using different assays of fecal occult blood testing: the District of Florence experience
    M Zappa
    Center for the Study and Prevention of Cancer CSPO A O Careggi, Florence, Italy
    Int J Cancer 92:151-4. 2001
  10. ncbi Gastric cancer after positive screening faecal occult blood testing and negative assessment
    M Zappa
    Center for Study and Prevention of Cancer CSPO, Via di San Salvi, 12, 50135 Florence, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 39:321-6. 2007

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Publications94

  1. pmc Mastectomy rates are decreasing in the era of service screening: a population-based study in Italy (1997-2001)
    M Zorzi
    Istituto Oncologico Veneto, Padova, Italy
    Br J Cancer 95:1265-8. 2006
    ..7% in the screening age group (50-69 years), and breast conserving surgery by 24.6%. Advanced cancer rates decreased by 19.4%, and mastectomy rates by 24.2%. Service screening did not increase mastectomy rates in the study population...
  2. ncbi Overdiagnosis in screening: is the increase in breast cancer incidence rates a cause for concern?
    E Paci
    Clinical and Descriptive Epidemiology Unit, Center for Study and Prevention of Cancer CSPO, Scientific Institute, Tuscany Region, Florence, Italy
    J Med Screen 11:23-7. 2004
    ..To estimate the degree of overdiagnosis of breast cancer in a mammographic screening programme...
  3. pmc Overdiagnosis and overtreatment of breast cancer: overdiagnosis and overtreatment in service screening
    Eugenio Paci
    Unit of Clinical and Descriptive Epidemiology, CSPO, Research Institute of the Tuscany, Via di SanSalvi, Florence, Italy
    Breast Cancer Res 7:266-70. 2005
    ..The overtreatment issue is discussed in terms of appropriateness of effective treatment considering the question of chemotherapy in very early stages and the use of breast conserving surgery...
  4. ncbi 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...
  5. doi Evaluation of service mammography screening impact in Italy. The contribution of hazard analysis
    Eugenio Paci
    Clinical and Descriptive Epidemiology Unit, CSPO, Research Institute of the Tuscany Region, Firenze, Italy
    Eur J Cancer 44:858-65. 2008
    ..96 in the [5-10] year time window, suggesting minimal or any length bias. Consistent with the results of randomised trials, these analyses of service screening data document a mortality reduction of 36% at 5-10 years after diagnosis...
  6. ncbi Observational, one-arm studies and randomized population-based trials for evaluation of the efficacy of lung cancer screening
    Eugenio Paci
    Unit of Clinical and Descriptive Epidemiology, CSPO Scientific Institute for Oncological Prevention, Florence, Italy
    J Thorac Oncol 2:S45-6. 2007
  7. pmc Estimate of overdiagnosis of breast cancer due to mammography after adjustment for lead time. A service screening study in Italy
    Eugenio Paci
    Clinical and Descriptive Epidemiology Unit, CSPO, Research Institute of the Tuscany Region, Via di San Salvi 12, Firenze, 50135, Italy
    Breast Cancer Res 8:R68. 2006
    ..Excess of incidence rates is the expected consequence of service screening. The aim of this paper is to estimate the quota attributable to overdiagnosis in the breast cancer screening programmes in Northern and Central Italy...
  8. doi Invasive breast cancer: a significant correlation between histological types and molecular subgroups
    A Caldarella
    Clinical and Descriptive Epidemiology Unit, Institute for Study and Cancer Prevention ISPO, Via delle Oblate 2, 50141 Florence, Italy
    J Cancer Res Clin Oncol 139:617-23. 2013
    ..The special types of breast cancer seem to have not only distinct morphological features but also distinct biological features...
  9. ncbi Measuring interval cancers in population-based screening using different assays of fecal occult blood testing: the District of Florence experience
    M Zappa
    Center for the Study and Prevention of Cancer CSPO A O Careggi, Florence, Italy
    Int J Cancer 92:151-4. 2001
    ..The assumption that FOBT screening for CRC has to be based on a guaiac test should be reconsidered, and RPHA should be recommended as the standard FOBT for screening purposes...
  10. ncbi Gastric cancer after positive screening faecal occult blood testing and negative assessment
    M Zappa
    Center for Study and Prevention of Cancer CSPO, Via di San Salvi, 12, 50135 Florence, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 39:321-6. 2007
    ..Gastric cancer may be suspected with otherwise unexplained positive faecal occult blood testing...
  11. ncbi Effect of faecal occult blood testing on colorectal mortality: results of a population-based case-control study in the district of Florence, Italy
    M Zappa
    Centre for the Study and Prevention of Cancer CSPO, Florence, Italy
    Int J Cancer 73:208-10. 1997
    ..54; 95% CI, 0.3-0.9) and increased towards unity subsequently. Our results suggest that screening for CRC by biennial faecal occult blood testing can reduce mortality from the disease...
  12. pmc Quantification of the effect of mammographic screening on fatal breast cancers: The Florence Programme 1990-96
    E Paci
    Unit of Epidemiology, CSPO, Florence, Italy
    Br J Cancer 87:65-9. 2002
    ..58, 95% CI : 0.45-0.74). This study confirmed that new treatments and the first rounds of the screening programme contributed to reducing mortality from breast cancer...
  13. pmc Effectiveness of service screening: a case-control study to assess breast cancer mortality reduction
    D Puliti
    Clinical and Descriptive Epidemiology Unit, CSPO, Research Institute of the Tuscany Region, via San Salvi 12, Florence 50135, Italy
    Br J Cancer 99:423-7. 2008
    ..85). The introduction of breast cancer screening programmes in Italy is associated with a reduction in breast cancer mortality attributable to the additional impact of service screening over and above the background access to mammography...
  14. ncbi Gender differences in non-small cell lung cancer: a population-based study
    A Caldarella
    Clinical Epidemiology, Center for Study and Cancer Prevention, Via di San Salvi 12, 50135 Florence, Italy
    Eur J Surg Oncol 33:763-8. 2007
    ..A retrospective study including all patients with non-small cell lung cancer carcinoma in a population-based registry was performed to characterize gender differences in lung cancer and to analyze the factors influencing prognosis in women...
  15. ncbi The impact of organised screening programmes on the stage-specific incidence of breast cancer in some Italian areas
    E Buiatti
    Epidemiology Unit, Local Health Unit 10, Via di San Salvi 12, 50135 Florence, Italy
    Eur J Cancer 39:1776-82. 2003
    ..In addition, our study confirms the importance of cancer registries in monitoring the effect of breast cancer screening and the validity, for this purpose, of the linkage between cancer registries and screening programme databases...
  16. ncbi Does an organised screening programme reduce the inequalities in breast cancer survival?
    D Puliti
    Clinical and Descriptive Epidemiology Unit, ISPO Cancer Prevention and Research Institute, Florence, Italy
    Ann Oncol 23:319-23. 2012
    ..The aim of the present study was to examine whether the implementation of an organised mammographic screening programme in Florence has been successful in reducing socioeconomic inequalities in breast cancer survival...
  17. ncbi Trends in breast cancer mortality, incidence, and survival, and mammographic screening in Tuscany, Italy
    A Barchielli
    Epidemiology Unit, Local Health Unit 10, Florence, Italy
    Cancer Causes Control 12:249-55. 2001
    ..The better survival of the period 1991-92, only partly explained by the shift in stage at diagnosis, indirectly supports the role of improvement in therapy...
  18. ncbi Stage-specific incidence of breast cancer before the beginning of organized screening programs in Italy
    Eva Buiatti
    Tuscany Regional Health Agency, Florence, Italy
    Cancer Causes Control 13:65-71. 2002
    ..To measure stage-specific geographic and time variability of breast cancer in seven Italian areas before the onset of organized screening programs...
  19. ncbi Suicide mortality is decreasing among cancer patients in Central Italy
    G Miccinesi
    Clinical Epidemiology, Centre for the Study and Prevention of Cancer, Florence, Via S Salvi 12, 50135 Florence, Italy
    Eur J Cancer 40:1053-7. 2004
    ..Improved treatment options and better communication of diagnosis are possible explanations of this finding...
  20. ncbi Long-term sequelae of breast cancer surgery
    E Paci
    Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Epidemiological Unit, Florence, Italy
    Tumori 82:321-4. 1996
    ..The impact of these functional problems in terms of quality of life should also be assessed, but it is our impression that there is need for much greater attention to the issue of long-term survivor sequelae...
  21. ncbi Measurement of the cost of screening for cervical cancer in the district of Florence, Italy
    M Zappa
    Centre for the Study and Prevention of Cancer (CSPO, Florence, Italy
    Tumori 84:631-5. 1998
    ..Different approaches and longer interval screening tests are discussed...
  22. ncbi 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...
  23. doi Trends in colorectal incidence by anatomic subsite from 1985 to 2005: a population-based study
    A Caldarella
    Clinical and Descriptive Epidemiology Unit, Institute for Study and Cancer Prevention ISPO, Via delle Oblate 2, 50141 Florence, Italy
    Int J Colorectal Dis 28:637-41. 2013
    ..Conflicting results on the shift of right-left ratio in colon cancer incidence have been reported. We examine incidence trends by subsite in a population-based study...
  24. doi Biological characteristics of interval cancers: a role for biomarkers in the breast cancer screening
    A Caldarella
    Clinical and Descriptive Epidemiology Unit, Institute for Study and Cancer Prevention ISPO, Via delle Oblate 2, 50141 Florence, Italy
    J Cancer Res Clin Oncol 139:181-5. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to identify differences in biological characteristics of screen-detected versus interval breast cancers in a population-based screening program according to molecular subtypes...
  25. ncbi 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...
  26. ncbi 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
    ....
  27. doi Design, recruitment and baseline results of the ITALUNG trial for lung cancer screening with low-dose CT
    Andrea Lopes Pegna
    Pneumology Department, Careggi Hospital, Florence, Italy
    Lung Cancer 64:34-40. 2009
    ..We report design and results of enrolment and baseline screening test in the ITALUNG trial, a RCT...
  28. ncbi 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...
  29. ncbi In situ breast cancer: incidence trend and organised screening programmes in Italy
    Alessandro Barchielli
    Epidemiology Unit, Local Health Unit 10, Via di San Salvi 12, 50135 Florence, Italy
    Eur J Cancer 41:1045-50. 2005
    ..Therefore, the effect of mammography on stage-specific incidence of CIS may be more marked than expected on the basis of the effect of screening programmes...
  30. ncbi 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)...
  31. ncbi Assessment of the early impact of the population-based breast cancer screening programme in Florence (Italy) using mortality and surrogate measures
    E Paci
    Unit of Evaluative and Clinical Epidemiology, CSPO, Center for Study and Prevention of Cancer, Scientific Institute of the Tuscany Region, 12 Via di S Salvi, 50135, Florence, Italy
    Eur J Cancer 38:568-73. 2002
    ....
  32. pmc Breast density as a determinant of interval cancer at mammographic screening
    S Ciatto
    Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Viale Volta 171, 50131 Firenze, Italy
    Br J Cancer 90:393-6. 2004
    ..Special screening protocols (shorter rescreening interval, routine use of ultrasonography) might be suggested for these subjects in order to improve screening sensitivity and efficacy...
  33. pmc Breast cancer mortality trends in two areas of the province of Florence, Italy, where screening programmes started in the 1970s and 1990s
    G Gorini
    Unit of Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology, Centre for Study and Prevention of Cancer CSPO, Via di S Salvi, Florence 12 50135, Italy
    Br J Cancer 90:1780-3. 2004
    ..The slight decrease in mortality in the LS area (11%) could be mainly due to better care. A reduction of about 30% is attributable to screening in the ES area over the period 1985-2000...
  34. pmc Comparison of standard and double reading and computer-aided detection (CAD) of interval cancers at prior negative screening mammograms: blind review
    S Ciatto
    Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Viale A Volta 171, I 50131 Florence, Italy
    Br J Cancer 89:1645-9. 2003
    ..9%. The use of CAD as a possible surrogate to conventional DOUBLE needs to be confirmed by further studies, which should include a cost-effective analysis...
  35. ncbi 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...
  36. ncbi Continuous deep sedation: physicians' experiences in six European countries
    Guido Miccinesi
    Center for Study and Prevention of Cancer, Epidemiology Unit, Florence, Italy
    J Pain Symptom Manage 31:122-9. 2006
    ..The high variability of frequency and characteristics of CDS in the studied European countries points out the importance of medical education and scientific debate on this issue...
  37. ncbi 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...
  38. ncbi 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...
  39. ncbi 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...
  40. ncbi 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...
  41. 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
  42. ncbi Smoking prevalence in Italy after the smoking ban: towards a comprehensive evaluation of tobacco control programs in Europe
    Giuseppe Gorini
    Center for the Study and Prevention of Cancer, Florence, Italy
    Prev Med 45:123-4. 2007
  43. ncbi 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...
  44. ncbi [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
    ....
  45. doi 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...
  46. ncbi Lung cancer screening: the methodological debate
    Eugenio Paci
    Epidemiology Department CSPO, Scientific Institute, Tuscany Region, Florence, Italy
    Lung Cancer 38:S17-21. 2002
  47. ncbi [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...
  48. ncbi 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...
  49. ncbi 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...
  50. ncbi Physicians' attitudes towards end-of-life decisions: a comparison between seven countries
    Guido Miccinesi
    Center for Study and Prevention of Cancer, Epidemiology Unit, Via S Salvi 12, Florence, 50135 Firenze, Italy
    Soc Sci Med 60:1961-74. 2005
    ..A principal component factor analysis found that 58% of the variance of the responses is explained by four factors. 'Country' explained the largest part of the variation of the standardized factor scores...
  51. pmc Lower protection of cytological screening for adenocarcinomas and shorter protection for younger women: the results of a case-control study in Florence
    M Zappa
    Clinical and Descriptive Epidemiological Unit, CSPO Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Via di San Salvi 12, Florence 50135, Italy
    Br J Cancer 90:1784-6. 2004
    ..65 (95% confidence interval (CI) 0.26-1.64) and 0.15 (95% CI 0.07-0.31), for adenocarcinoma and squamous cancer, respectively. The duration of the protective effect was shorter in women below the age of 40 years than in older women...
  52. ncbi Quality of life assessment and outcome of palliative care
    E Paci
    Epidemiology Unit, Center for Study and Prevention of Cancer, Florence, Italy
    J Pain Symptom Manage 21:179-88. 2001
    ..The results of this national study showed that cooperative clinical research in palliative care is possible and QoL measures can be used to assess the outcome...
  53. ncbi 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...
  54. ncbi Prognostic significance of p53 and Ki-67 antigen expression in surgically treated non-small cell lung cancer: immunocytochemical detection with imprint cytology
    Cristina Maddau
    Cytopathology Unit, Center for Study and Cancer Prevention, Florence, Italy
    Am J Clin Pathol 125:425-31. 2006
    ....
  55. doi The other side of technology: risk of overdiagnosis of breast cancer with mammography screening
    Donella Puliti
    Clinical and Descriptive Epidemiology Unit, ISPO Cancer Prevention and Research Institute, via San Salvi 12, 50135 Florence, Italy
    Future Oncol 5:481-91. 2009
    ..In this review we discuss the concept and the definition of the measure of overdiagnosis, and present different study methods to estimate overdiagnosis of breast cancer with mammography screening...
  56. doi Prevalence and correlates of pulmonary emphysema in smokers and former smokers. A densitometric study of participants in the ITALUNG trial
    Gianna Camiciottoli
    Dipartimento Area Critica, Universita di Firenze, Firenze, Italy
    Eur Radiol 19:58-66. 2009
    ..24) or MLA (R2 = 0.34) was significantly, but weakly explained by age, lung volume and packs/year. Other factors besides smoking may also have a significant role in the etiopathogenesis of pulmonary emphysema...
  57. pmc Dose exposure in the ITALUNG trial of lung cancer screening with low-dose CT
    M Mascalchi
    Radiodiagnostic Section, Department of Clinical Physiopathology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Br J Radiol 85:1134-9. 2012
    ....
  58. ncbi Cutaneous melanoma in the Florentine area, Italy: incidence, survival and mortality between 1985 and 1994
    D Balzi
    Unitá Operativa di Epidemiologia, Azienda Sanitaria di Firenze, Viale Michelangelo 41, 50125 Firenze, Italy
    Eur J Cancer Prev 12:43-8. 2003
    ..The increasing awareness of population about MM prevention may partially explain these findings...
  59. ncbi Continuous deep sedation in home palliative care units: case studies in the Florence area in 2000 and in 2003-2004
    F Bulli
    Unit of Epidemiology, Centre for Study and Prevention of Cancer, Florence, Italy
    Minerva Anestesiol 73:291-8. 2007
    ..The aim of this paper was to describe the frequency and the characteristics of continuous deep sedation in terminally ill patients...
  60. ncbi Informing patients about risks and complications of anaesthesia
    M G Barneschi
    U O Anestesia e Rianimazione I, A O Careggi, Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Firenze, Italy
    Minerva Anestesiol 68:811-8, 818-23. 2002
    ..Information provided on risks and complications inherent in anaesthesia-care and patients' awareness of specific risks involved in anaesthesia were recorded, and the influence of a questionnaire-form was evaluated...
  61. ncbi 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...
  62. doi The measure of psychological distress in cancer patients: the use of Distress Thermometer in the Oncological Rehabilitation Center of Florence
    Francesco Bulli
    Clinical and Descriptive Epidemiology Unit ISPO, Cancer Prevention and Research Institute, Epidemiologia Clinica e Descrittiva, ISPO, Istituto scientifico della Regione Toscana, Via S Salvi 12, 50135, Florence, Italy
    Support Care Cancer 17:771-9. 2009
    ..The second aim was to explore the effectiveness of the DT as a screening tool for psychological distress in rehabilitative oncological setting...
  63. ncbi 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...
  64. ncbi Trends in lung adenocarcinoma incidence and survival
    Emanuele Crocetti
    Lung Cancer 35:215-6. 2002
  65. ncbi [Interval cancers as indicators of performance in screening programmes]
    Stefano Ciatto
    Epidemiol Prev 32:93-8. 2008
    ....
  66. ncbi National estimates of cancer patients survival in Italy: a model-based method
    Riccardo Inghelmann
    Centro Nazionale di Epidemiologia, Sorveglianza e Promozione della Salute, Reparto di Epidemiologia dei Tumori, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
    Tumori 91:109-15. 2005
    ..Moreover, to measure the degree of representativeness of cancer patient survival obtained from Italian cancer registries data...
  67. ncbi Mammography screening in Italy: 2005 survey and 2006 preliminary data
    Daniela Giorgi
    UO Epidemiologia, ASL 2 Lucca, Istituto Tumori Toscano
    Epidemiol Prev 32:7-22. 2008
    ....
  68. ncbi Time trends of process and impact indicators in Italian breast screening programmes--1996-2005
    Livia Giordano
    Unità di epidemiologia dei tumori, CPO Piemonte, Torino
    Epidemiol Prev 32:23-36. 2008
    ..Outcomes related to subsequent screening present analogous performances. These results continue to be consistent with those achieved by other European programmes and reassuring for all Italian mammography screening professionals...
  69. doi 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...
  70. ncbi [Technology assessment and public health. Mammography screening: an emblematic case]
    Eugenio Paci
    Epidemiol Prev 30:143-5. 2006
  71. ncbi Benign breast diseases in breast cancer screening programs in Italy (2000-2001)
    Sandra Fabbri
    Fondazione Onlus Attilia Pofferi, Pistoia, Italy
    Tumori 90:547-9. 2004
    ..We present data referring to service screening programs active in Italy in 2000 and 2001 and participating in the national survey carried out by the Italian Group for Mammography Screening (GISMa)...
  72. ncbi [End-of-life decision making in six European countries]
    Agnes van der Heide
    Erasmus MC, University Medical Center, Rotterdam, Department of Public Health, Nederländerna
    Lakartidningen 100:2434-9. 2003
  73. ncbi Breast carcinoma survival in Europe and the United States
    Milena Sant
    Epidemiology Unit, Istituto Nazionale per lo Studio e la Cura dei Tumori, Milan, Italy
    Cancer 100:715-22. 2004
    ..Breast carcinoma survival rates were found to be higher in the U.S. than in Europe...
  74. ncbi [Hospital data, cancer registries, and clinical evaluation]
    Eugenio Paci
    Epidemiol Prev 27:195-6. 2003
  75. ncbi End-of-life decision-making in six European countries: descriptive study
    Agnes van der Heide
    Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Department of Public Health, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Lancet 362:345-50. 2003
    ..We aimed to investigate frequency and characteristics of end-of-life decision-making practices in six European countries: Belgium, Denmark, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Switzerland...
  76. ncbi [The hazard function]
    Enzo Coviello
    Unità di statistica ed epidemiologia ASL Bari
    Epidemiol Prev 31:346-51. 2007
    ....
  77. ncbi Re: Efficacy of breast cancer screening in the community according to risk level
    Eugenio Paci
    J Natl Cancer Inst 97:1704; author reply 1704-5. 2005
  78. ncbi 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
  79. ncbi Female breast cancer
    Eugenio Paci
    Registro Tumori Toscano, UO Epidemiologia Clinica e Descrittiva, CSPO Isituto scientifico della Regione Toscana, Firenze
    Epidemiol Prev 28:64-7. 2004
    ..7% every year. Such increase may be partially due to the implementation of organised screening programmes. Mortality was increasing up to 1989, then it statistically significantly decreased...
  80. ncbi [Recommendations of a national Italian consensus conference on the opportunity of extending screening service by mammography to 40-49 and 70-74 years of age women]
    Vito Distante
    SOD Chirurgia generale II, AO universitaria, Careggi, Firenze
    Epidemiol Prev 31:15-22. 2007
    ....
  81. ncbi [End-of-life medical decisions: study of physician's opinions in four Italian centres]
    Cristina Canova
    Dipartimento medicina ambientale, Universita degli Studi di Padova
    Epidemiol Prev 30:269-78. 2006
    ..Knowing the physicians' opinions on end-of-life decisions...
  82. ncbi Mammography screening in Italy: 2004 survey and 2005 preliminary data
    Daniela Giorgi
    UO Epidemiologia, ASL 2 Lucca
    Epidemiol Prev 31:7-20. 2007
    ..3% received an invitation to have a mammography. Imbalance in coverage still exists between Northern and Central Italy and the South: figures are 92.4%, 98.6%, and 39.3%. The national crude attendance rate was 5 7.8%...
  83. ncbi Time trends of process and impact indicators in Italian mammography screening programmes--1996-2004
    Livia Giordano
    CPO Piemonte, Torino
    Epidemiol Prev 31:21-32. 2007
    ..The website of the National Centre for Screening Monitoring (ONS) is http://www.osservatorionazionalescreening.it...
  84. ncbi Strategies for cancer control in Italy
    Andrea Micheli
    Unità di Epidemiologia Descrittiva e Programmazione Sanitaria, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milan
    Tumori 93:329-36. 2007
  85. ncbi Breast cancer diagnostic methods: screen-detected and clinical cases. An Italian survey of women's experiences
    Paolo Giorgi Rossi
    Agency for Public Health, Lazio Region, Rome, Italy
    Tumori 93:452-60. 2007
    ....
  86. ncbi Risk-benefit analysis of X-ray exposure associated with lung cancer screening in the Italung-CT trial
    Mario Mascalchi
    Sezione di Radiodiagnostica, Dipartimento di Fisiopatologia Clinica, Universita di Firenze, Viale Morgagni 85, 50134 Firenze, Italia
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 187:421-9. 2006
    ....
  87. ncbi Predicting survival in terminal cancer patients: clinical observation or quality-of-life evaluation?
    Pietro Toscani
    Istituto de Ricerca in Medicina Palliativa L Maestroni, Cremona
    Palliat Med 19:220-7. 2005
    ..This study compares the relative prognostic power of clinical variables and quality-of-life (QoL) measures in a population of terminal cancer patients...
  88. ncbi [Lecture on the evaluation of technologies, but with what kind of teaching?]
    Eugenio Paci
    Unita operativa di epidemiologia clinica e descrittiva, CSPO Firenze
    Epidemiol Prev 26:276-7. 2002
  89. ncbi [Epidemiology in Italy: past and future]
    Eugenio Paci
    Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Firenze
    Epidemiol Prev 29:206-7. 2005
  90. ncbi [Guidelines, regional oncology networks and indicators of clinical governance]
    Eugenio Paci
    Epidemiol Prev 31:7-8. 2007
  91. ncbi Pleural mesothelioma incidence in Europe: evidence of some deceleration in the increasing trends
    Fabio Montanaro
    Mesothelioma Registry of Liguria, Unit of Environmental Epidemiology and Applied Biostatistics, National Cancer Research Institute IST, Genova, Italy
    Cancer Causes Control 14:791-803. 2003
    ....
  92. ncbi [End-of-life decision making in six European countries]
    Agnes van der Heide
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam
    Ugeskr Laeger 166:156-9. 2004
  93. ncbi [Process indicators and standards for the evaluation of breast cancer screening programmes]
    Livia Giordano
    Unità di epidemiologia CPO Piemonte, Via S Francesco da Paola 31, 10123 Torino
    Epidemiol Prev 30:5-9, 11-47. 2006
    ....
  94. ncbi [Financing of the tobacco industry and lung cancer screening]
    Eugenio Paci
    Epidemiol Prev 32:82-3. 2008