Roberto Zanetti

Summary

Affiliation: CPO Piemonte
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint PTCA determination in human hair: reliability and analytical aspects
    Roberto Zanetti
    CPO Piedmont Cancer Registry, Turin, Italy
    Med Sci Monit 12:PI23-8. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Levodopa and the risk of melanoma
    Roberto Zanetti
    Piedmont Cancer Registry CPO, Turin 10123, Italy
    Lancet 369:257-8. 2007
  3. pmc Importance and determinants of Gleason score undergrading on biopsy sample of prostate cancer in a population-based study
    Elisabetta Rapiti
    Geneva Cancer Registry, Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, 55 Boulevard de la Cluse, 1205 Geneva, Switzerland
    BMC Urol 13:19. 2013
  4. pmc Occupation and skin cancer: the results of the HELIOS-I multicenter case-control study
    Berta Suárez
    Environmental and Cancer Epidemiology Unit, National Center for Epidemiology, Carlos III Institute of Health, Sinesio Delgado 6, 28029 Madrid, Spain
    BMC Public Health 7:180. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Melanoma, Parkinson's disease and levodopa: causal or spurious link? A review of the literature
    Roberto Zanetti
    Piedmont Cancer Registry, Center for Oncology, Turin, Italy
    Melanoma Res 16:201-6. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint [Will epidemiology succeed in saving the tumor registries?]
    Roberto Zanetti
    Registro Tumori Piemonte, CPO, Centro di prevenzione oncologica, via San Francesco da Paola 31, 10123 Torino
    Epidemiol Prev 26:198-202. 2002
  7. pmc Comparison of risk patterns in carcinoma and melanoma of the skin in men: a multi-centre case-case-control study
    R Zanetti
    CPO Registro Tumori Piemonte, via San Francesco da Paola 31, 10123 Turin, Italy
    Br J Cancer 94:743-51. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint [Scientific knowledge in Court]
    Roberto Zanetti
    Centro per la Prevenzione Oncologica Piemonte, Torino
    Epidemiol Prev 29:307-9. 2005
  9. doi request reprint New data tells us more about cancer incidence in North Africa
    Roberto Zanetti
    Piedmont Cancer Registry, CPO, Centre for Cancer Prevention, Torino, Italy
    Eur J Cancer 46:462-6. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Impact of initial pattern of care on hospital costs in a cohort of incident lung cancer cases
    Eva Pagano
    Unit of Cancer Epidemiology, AOU S Giovanni Battista, CPO Piemonte, CERMS and University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    J Eval Clin Pract 18:269-75. 2012

Detail Information

Publications46

  1. ncbi request reprint PTCA determination in human hair: reliability and analytical aspects
    Roberto Zanetti
    CPO Piedmont Cancer Registry, Turin, Italy
    Med Sci Monit 12:PI23-8. 2006
    ..In this study we analysed the reliability of HPLC determination of 2.3.5-pyrroletricarboxylic acid (PTCA). This product derives from oxidation of melanin in human hair, and is a good candidate as a risk marker for skin tumors...
  2. ncbi request reprint Levodopa and the risk of melanoma
    Roberto Zanetti
    Piedmont Cancer Registry CPO, Turin 10123, Italy
    Lancet 369:257-8. 2007
  3. pmc Importance and determinants of Gleason score undergrading on biopsy sample of prostate cancer in a population-based study
    Elisabetta Rapiti
    Geneva Cancer Registry, Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, 55 Boulevard de la Cluse, 1205 Geneva, Switzerland
    BMC Urol 13:19. 2013
    ..In this population-based study, we investigated the degree of concordance between Gleason scores obtained from prostate biopsies and those obtained from prostatectomy specimens, as well as the determinants of biopsy understaging...
  4. pmc Occupation and skin cancer: the results of the HELIOS-I multicenter case-control study
    Berta Suárez
    Environmental and Cancer Epidemiology Unit, National Center for Epidemiology, Carlos III Institute of Health, Sinesio Delgado 6, 28029 Madrid, Spain
    BMC Public Health 7:180. 2007
    ..Our objective is to evaluate the role of occupational exposures in NMSC, with special emphasis on risk factors other than solar radiation and skin type...
  5. ncbi request reprint Melanoma, Parkinson's disease and levodopa: causal or spurious link? A review of the literature
    Roberto Zanetti
    Piedmont Cancer Registry, Center for Oncology, Turin, Italy
    Melanoma Res 16:201-6. 2006
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint [Will epidemiology succeed in saving the tumor registries?]
    Roberto Zanetti
    Registro Tumori Piemonte, CPO, Centro di prevenzione oncologica, via San Francesco da Paola 31, 10123 Torino
    Epidemiol Prev 26:198-202. 2002
    ....
  7. pmc Comparison of risk patterns in carcinoma and melanoma of the skin in men: a multi-centre case-case-control study
    R Zanetti
    CPO Registro Tumori Piemonte, via San Francesco da Paola 31, 10123 Turin, Italy
    Br J Cancer 94:743-51. 2006
    ..Factors influencing risk of SCC are different, with chronic exposure to sun playing a major role in causing this type of carcinoma...
  8. ncbi request reprint [Scientific knowledge in Court]
    Roberto Zanetti
    Centro per la Prevenzione Oncologica Piemonte, Torino
    Epidemiol Prev 29:307-9. 2005
  9. doi request reprint New data tells us more about cancer incidence in North Africa
    Roberto Zanetti
    Piedmont Cancer Registry, CPO, Centre for Cancer Prevention, Torino, Italy
    Eur J Cancer 46:462-6. 2010
    ..The well-known excess risk for nasopharyngeal carcinoma in this area is confirmed, with rates reaching the level of 5.4 in men and 1.9 in women, which is 10 times higher than that in Europe...
  10. doi request reprint Impact of initial pattern of care on hospital costs in a cohort of incident lung cancer cases
    Eva Pagano
    Unit of Cancer Epidemiology, AOU S Giovanni Battista, CPO Piemonte, CERMS and University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    J Eval Clin Pract 18:269-75. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to describe hospital costs due to lung cancer care from diagnosis until death or end of the study follow-up, in a cohort of incident cases, by using administrative data...
  11. ncbi request reprint Parkinson's disease and cancer
    Roberto Zanetti
    Piedmont Cancer Registry CPO, Turin, Italy
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:1081. 2007
  12. ncbi request reprint Is 2,3,5-pyrroletricarboxylic acid in hair a better risk indicator for melanoma than traditional epidemiologic measures for skin phenotype?
    Stefano Rosso
    Oncology Prevention Center, Piedmont Cancer Registry, Turin, Italy
    Am J Epidemiol 165:1170-7. 2007
    ..3 (95% confidence interval: 1.36, 4.22). The amount of PTCA is thus a strong and independent risk indicator for melanoma. Incorporating PTCA determination into epidemiologic studies is therefore recommended...
  13. ncbi request reprint Reproducibility of skin characteristic measurements and reported sun exposure history
    Stefano Rosso
    CPO Registro Tumori Piemonte, Turin, Italy
    Int J Epidemiol 31:439-46. 2002
    ..We also intended to use results from reproducibility analysis for correcting odds ratio (OR) estimates from the original study...
  14. doi request reprint Sun exposure prior to diagnosis is associated with improved survival in melanoma patients: results from a long-term follow-up study of Italian patients
    Stefano Rosso
    CPO, Cancer Prevention Centre, Piedmont Cancer Registry, via San Francesco da Paola 31, Turin, Italy
    Eur J Cancer 44:1275-81. 2008
    ..This study, with similar methods and a longer follow-up, confirms the finding that sun exposure prior to diagnosis of melanoma is associated with improved survival...
  15. doi request reprint Up-to-date estimates of breast cancer survival for the years 2000-2004 in 11 European countries: the role of screening and a comparison with data from the United States
    Stefano Rosso
    Piedmont Cancer Registry, CPO Centre for Epidemiology and Prevention in Oncology in Piedmont, Turin, Italy
    Eur J Cancer 46:3351-7. 2010
    ....
  16. ncbi request reprint [What are we learning from the new data on cancer incidence in North Africa]
    Irene Sobrato
    Registro Tumori Piemonte, CPO, Torino
    Epidemiol Prev 34:23-6. 2010
    ..4/100,000 in men and 1.9/100,000 in women, ten times higher than in Europe)...
  17. ncbi request reprint [Estimate of cancer incidence in Italian regions, 2001]
    Stefano Rosso
    Registro Tumori Piemonte, Centro di prevenzione oncologica, Torino, Italia
    Epidemiol Prev 28:247-57. 2004
    ..The purpose of the present paper is to calculate cancer incidence estimates in the italian regions for the year 2001...
  18. ncbi request reprint The beginning of a decline in breast cancer incidence in Italy?
    Roberto Zanetti
    Registro Tumori Piemonte, Turin, Italy
    Tumori 94:293-6. 2008
    ..This observation may be relevant to other geographical areas where organized or spontaneous screening reached a plateau after an increase in the preceding years...
  19. doi request reprint A high positive predictive value algorithm using hospital administrative data identified incident cancer cases
    Ileana Baldi
    Cancer Epidemiology Unit, University of Turin and C P O Piemonte, San Giovanni Battista Hospital, Via Santena 7, 10126 Turin, Italy
    J Clin Epidemiol 61:373-9. 2008
    ..We have developed and validated an algorithm based on Piedmont hospital discharge abstracts for ascertainment of incident cases of breast, colorectal, and lung cancer...
  20. pmc Methodological issues in estimating survival in patients with multiple primary cancers: an application to women with breast cancer as a first tumour
    Stefano Rosso
    Piedmont Cancer Registry CPO, Turin, Italy
    Emerg Themes Epidemiol 6:2. 2009
    ..In our application it shows a worse long-term mortality for women with two cancers than that with BC only. However, the increase in mortality was lower than expected under the additivity assumption...
  21. ncbi request reprint [Geographical estimates and prediction of cancer occurrences: fashion or necessity]
    Stefano Rosso
    Registro Tumori Piemonte, CPO, Centro di prevenzione oncologica, Torino
    Epidemiol Prev 26:254-6. 2002
  22. doi request reprint Once-only sigmoidoscopy in colorectal cancer screening: follow-up findings of the Italian Randomized Controlled Trial--SCORE
    Nereo Segnan
    Centro di Prevenzione Oncologica Piemonte and S Giovanni University Hospital, Turin, Italy
    J Natl Cancer Inst 103:1310-22. 2011
    ..A single flexible sigmoidoscopy at around the age of 60 years has been proposed as an effective strategy for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening...
  23. pmc Multiple primary tumours: incidence estimation in the presence of competing risks
    Stefano Rosso
    Piedmont Cancer Registry CPO, Turin, Italy
    Popul Health Metr 7:5. 2009
    ..Estimating the risk of developing subsequent primary tumours in a population is difficult since the occurrence probability is conditioned to the survival probability...
  24. doi request reprint The impact of record-linkage bias in the Cox model
    Ileana Baldi
    Unit of Cancer Epidemiology, C P O Piemonte and University of Torino, Torino, Italy
    J Eval Clin Pract 16:92-6. 2010
    ..In particular, if the subsets of those who are not linked are not representative of the original population, the results obtained from linked data may be biased. This paper discusses the impact of incomplete RL on survival analysis...
  25. doi request reprint Extreme regression models for characterizing high-cost patients
    Dario Gregori
    Department of Public Health and Microbiology, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    J Eval Clin Pract 15:164-71. 2009
    ..Information on factors that predict high expenditures is of interest in healthcare planning. The aim of this paper was to inspect the behaviour of extreme regression (ER) models...
  26. ncbi request reprint Urinary tract cancers: kidney and urinary bladder
    Roberto Zanetti
    Registro dei tumori per il Piemonte e la Valle d Aosta, Centro di riferimento regionale per I epidemiologia e la prevenzione dei tumori CPO, ASO San Giovanni Battista di Torino
    Epidemiol Prev 28:82-7. 2004
    ..6%/year among males and +2.5% among females, whereas mortality (9,348 deaths) showed a significant decreasing trend in both males, -2.7%/year, and females, -3.5%/year...
  27. ncbi request reprint 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
    ....
  28. 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...
  29. ncbi request reprint A short history of pathology registries, with emphasis on cancer registries
    Benedetto Terracini
    University of Torino
    Soz Praventivmed 48:3-10. 2003
    ..Nevertheless the increases were concentrated in developed countries whereas in developing countries there was a substantial decrease in registration, attributable to the political and economical situation...
  30. ncbi request reprint Familial aggregation of melanoma risks in a large population-based sample of melanoma cases
    Colin B Begg
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 15:957-65. 2004
    ..In this study we use information from a large series of incident cases of melanoma from an international population-based study to examine the patterns of incidence of melanoma in the first-degree relatives of these cases...
  31. ncbi request reprint Re: Breast cancer incidence, 1980-2006: combined roles of menopausal hormone therapy, screening mammography, and estrogen receptor status
    Antonio Ponti
    J Natl Cancer Inst 99:1817-8; author reply 1819. 2007
  32. ncbi request reprint A design for cancer case-control studies using only incident cases: experience with the GEM study of melanoma
    Colin B Begg
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 35:756-64. 2006
    ..The use of a novel case-control design in which cases have second primaries and controls are cancer survivors has been proposed for this purpose...
  33. ncbi request reprint Polymorphisms in nucleotide excision repair genes and risk of multiple primary melanoma: the Genes Environment and Melanoma Study
    Robert C Millikan
    Department of Epidemiology, CB 7435, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Carcinogenesis 27:610-8. 2006
    ..ORs for XPD and XPC genotypes were stronger for melanoma diagnosed at an early age, but tests for interaction were not statistically significant. The results provide further evidence for a role of XPD in the etiology of melanoma...
  34. ncbi request reprint The prevalence of CDKN2A germ-line mutations and relative risk for cutaneous malignant melanoma: an international population-based study
    Marianne Berwick
    University of New Mexico, Department of Internal Medicine, New Mexico Cancer Research Facility, MSC08 4630, Room 103A, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15:1520-5. 2006
    ..The results suggest that the relative risk of mutation carriers in the population may be lower than currently believed and that different mutations on the CDKN2A gene may confer substantially different risks of melanoma...
  35. ncbi request reprint 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...
  36. ncbi request reprint Lifetime risk of melanoma in CDKN2A mutation carriers in a population-based sample
    Colin B Begg
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 97:1507-15. 2005
    ..In this study, we examined lifetime melanoma risk among CDKN2A mutation carriers using carriers who were identified in a population-based study of melanoma...
  37. ncbi request reprint Meta-analysis of risk factors for cutaneous melanoma: III. Family history, actinic damage and phenotypic factors
    Sara Gandini
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, European Institute of Oncology IRCCS, Via Ripamonti 435, 20141 Milan, Italy
    Eur J Cancer 41:2040-59. 2005
    ..Sensitivity analyses investigated reliability of results and publication bias. Latitude and adjustment for phenotype were two study characteristics that significantly influenced the estimates...
  38. ncbi request reprint 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...
  39. ncbi request reprint Ambient UV, personal sun exposure and risk of multiple primary melanomas
    Anne Kricker
    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Edward Ford Building A27, NSW, 2006, Australia, and Women s College Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Cancer Causes Control 18:295-304. 2007
    ..Sun exposure is the main cause of melanoma in populations of European origin. No previous study has examined the effect of sun exposure on risk of multiple primary melanomas compared with people who have one melanoma...
  40. ncbi request reprint Near infrared spectroscopy as a tool for the determination of eumelanin in human hair
    Marina Zoccola
    National Research Council, Institute for Macromolecular Studies, C so Pella 16, 13900 Biella Italy
    Pigment Cell Res 17:379-85. 2004
    ..8 for a mean value of 108.6 ng PTCA/mg hair. Some considerations about the accuracy of the obtained correlation and the main sources of error are made and some validation results are shown...
  41. doi request reprint Increased risk of colon cancer after external radiation therapy for prostate cancer
    Elisabetta Rapiti
    Geneva Cancer Registry, Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    Int J Cancer 123:1141-5. 2008
    ..This study shows a significant increase of colon but not rectum cancer after radiotherapy for prostate cancer. The risk of second cancer after irradiation, although probably small, needs nevertheless to be carefully monitored...
  42. doi request reprint Recent trends in prostate cancer mortality show a continuous decrease in several countries
    Christine Bouchardy
    Geneva Cancer Registry, Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    Int J Cancer 123:421-9. 2008
    ..The trends in prostate cancer mortality rates in examined countries suggest that PSA screening may be effective in reducing mortality from prostate cancer...
  43. ncbi request reprint CDKN2A germline mutations in individuals with cutaneous malignant melanoma
    Irene Orlow
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10021, USA
    J Invest Dermatol 127:1234-43. 2007
    ..With the exception of the variant in position -34 of CDKN2A of known functional consequence, the remaining rare variants in the non-coding region have no apparent impact on risk...
  44. 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...
  45. ncbi request reprint Population-based study of natural variation in the melanocortin-1 receptor gene and melanoma
    Peter A Kanetsky
    Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology and Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 6021, USA
    Cancer Res 66:9330-7. 2006
    ....
  46. ncbi request reprint [Past and future of International Classifications of Diseases]
    Roberto Zanetti
    Epidemiol Prev 29:230-1. 2005