S Gandini

Summary

Affiliation: European Institute of Oncology
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of the lung: a retrospective analysis of 144 surgical cases
    Giulia Veronesi
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, European Institute of Oncology, Via Ripamonti 435, 20141 Milan, Italy
    Lung Cancer 53:111-5. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Meta-analysis of risk factors for cutaneous melanoma: I. Common and atypical naevi
    Sara Gandini
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, European Institute of Oncology IRCCS, Via Ripamonti 435, 20141 Milan, Italy
    Eur J Cancer 41:28-44. 2005
  3. pmc Melanocortin-1 receptor, skin cancer and phenotypic characteristics (M-SKIP) project: study design and methods for pooling results of genetic epidemiological studies
    Sara Raimondi
    Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, European Institute of Oncology, Via Ramusio 1, Milan, 20141, Italy
    BMC Med Res Methodol 12:116. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint Vitamin D supplementation and cancer: review of randomized controlled trials
    Matteo Lazzeroni
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Genetics, European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy
    Anticancer Agents Med Chem 13:118-25. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Hormonal and reproductive factors in relation to melanoma in women: current review and meta-analysis
    Sara Gandini
    Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, European Institute of Oncology, Via Ripamonti 435, Milan, Italy
    Eur J Cancer 47:2607-17. 2011
  6. ncbi request reprint Tobacco smoking and cancer: a meta-analysis
    Sara Gandini
    Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy
    Int J Cancer 122:155-64. 2008
  7. 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
  8. doi request reprint Vitamin D and skin cancer: a meta-analysis
    Sara Gandini
    Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, European Institute of Oncology, Via Ripamonti 435, 20141 Milan, Italy
    Eur J Cancer 45:634-41. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Meta-analysis of risk factors for cutaneous melanoma: II. Sun exposure
    Sara Gandini
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, European Institute of Oncology, IRCCS Via Ripamonti 435, 20141 Milan, Italy
    Eur J Cancer 41:45-60. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Meta-analysis of studies on breast cancer risk and diet: the role of fruit and vegetable consumption and the intake of associated micronutrients
    S Gandini
    Division of Epidemiology and Biostatics, European Institute of Oncology, Via Ripamonti 435, 20141, Milan, Italy
    Eur J Cancer 36:636-46. 2000

Detail Information

Publications45

  1. ncbi request reprint Large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of the lung: a retrospective analysis of 144 surgical cases
    Giulia Veronesi
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, European Institute of Oncology, Via Ripamonti 435, 20141 Milan, Italy
    Lung Cancer 53:111-5. 2006
    ..We retrospectively evaluated outcomes in a series of patients with a pathological diagnosis of large cell neuroendocrine lung carcinoma, who underwent lung resection. We also assessed the utility of chemotherapy in a small subgroup...
  2. ncbi request reprint Meta-analysis of risk factors for cutaneous melanoma: I. Common and atypical naevi
    Sara Gandini
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, European Institute of Oncology IRCCS, Via Ripamonti 435, 20141 Milan, Italy
    Eur J Cancer 41:28-44. 2005
    ..Case-control studies, in particular when the hospital was the source for cases or controls, appeared to present much lower and more precise estimates than cohort studies...
  3. pmc Melanocortin-1 receptor, skin cancer and phenotypic characteristics (M-SKIP) project: study design and methods for pooling results of genetic epidemiological studies
    Sara Raimondi
    Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, European Institute of Oncology, Via Ramusio 1, Milan, 20141, Italy
    BMC Med Res Methodol 12:116. 2012
    ..Pooled-analysis of epidemiological studies has many advantages over meta-analysis, and preliminary results may be obtained faster and with lower costs than with prospective consortia...
  4. ncbi request reprint Vitamin D supplementation and cancer: review of randomized controlled trials
    Matteo Lazzeroni
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Genetics, European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy
    Anticancer Agents Med Chem 13:118-25. 2013
    ..The present review summarizes the existing knowledge on vitamin D RCTs and cancer. In addition we also briefly describe the design of some ongoing trials on vitamin D supplementation and cancer...
  5. doi request reprint Hormonal and reproductive factors in relation to melanoma in women: current review and meta-analysis
    Sara Gandini
    Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, European Institute of Oncology, Via Ripamonti 435, Milan, Italy
    Eur J Cancer 47:2607-17. 2011
    ..In contrast, significant associations of CM with parity and age at first pregnancy were observed in this meta-analysis finds and warrant further research...
  6. ncbi request reprint Tobacco smoking and cancer: a meta-analysis
    Sara Gandini
    Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy
    Int J Cancer 122:155-64. 2008
    ..The analysis of heterogeneity showed that study type, gender and adjustment for confounding factors significantly influence the RRs estimates and the reliability of the studies...
  7. 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...
  8. doi request reprint Vitamin D and skin cancer: a meta-analysis
    Sara Gandini
    Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, European Institute of Oncology, Via Ripamonti 435, 20141 Milan, Italy
    Eur J Cancer 45:634-41. 2009
    ..The association with Vitamin D intake is less clear and further studies could be useful to clarify the role of diet...
  9. ncbi request reprint Meta-analysis of risk factors for cutaneous melanoma: II. Sun exposure
    Sara Gandini
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, European Institute of Oncology, IRCCS Via Ripamonti 435, 20141 Milan, Italy
    Eur J Cancer 41:45-60. 2005
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  10. ncbi request reprint Meta-analysis of studies on breast cancer risk and diet: the role of fruit and vegetable consumption and the intake of associated micronutrients
    S Gandini
    Division of Epidemiology and Biostatics, European Institute of Oncology, Via Ripamonti 435, 20141, Milan, Italy
    Eur J Cancer 36:636-46. 2000
    ..This analysis confirms the association between intake of vegetables and, to a lesser extent, fruits and breast cancer risk from published sources. Increasing vegetable consumption might reduce the risk of breast cancer...
  11. doi request reprint Reviews on sun exposure and artificial light and melanoma
    Sara Gandini
    European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy
    Prog Biophys Mol Biol 107:362-6. 2011
    ..All this evidence encouraged many countries to introduce regulations on sunbed use to avoid exposure before the age of 18...
  12. ncbi request reprint Biologic activity of tamoxifen at low doses in healthy women
    A Decensi
    Chemoprevention Unit, European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy
    J Natl Cancer Inst 90:1461-7. 1998
    ..Since these adverse effects may be dose related, we investigated the effect of tamoxifen on several biomarkers when the drug was given at doses lower than those currently in use...
  13. ncbi request reprint Effect of low dose tamoxifen on the insulin-like growth factor system in healthy women
    B Bonanni
    Division of Chemoprevention, European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 69:21-7. 2001
    ..Further studies on the search of the minimal active dose of tamoxifen are warranted...
  14. doi request reprint Prognostic significance of Ki-67 labeling index after short-term presurgical tamoxifen in women with ER-positive breast cancer
    A Decensi
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Genetics, European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy
    Ann Oncol 22:582-7. 2011
    ..Studies have shown that Ki-67 response after short-term neoadjuvant aromatase inhibitors may predict recurrence in postmenopausal breast cancer, whereas its prognostic effect in premenopausal women is unknown...
  15. doi request reprint Why do women accept to undergo a nipple sparing mastectomy or to reconstruct the nipple areola complex when nipple sparing mastectomy is not possible?
    F Didier
    Psycho Oncology Unit, European Institute of Oncology, Via Ripamonti 435, 20141 Milan, Italy
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 132:1177-84. 2012
    ....
  16. doi request reprint Oral contraceptive use and breast or ovarian cancer risk in BRCA1/2 carriers: a meta-analysis
    S Iodice
    Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy
    Eur J Cancer 46:2275-84. 2010
    ..The association between oral contraceptive and BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutations carriers is unclear...
  17. ncbi request reprint Effect of blood tamoxifen concentrations on surrogate biomarkers in a trial of dose reduction in healthy women
    A Decensi
    Chemoprevention Unit, the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and the Division of Laboratory Medicine, European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy
    J Clin Oncol 17:2633-8. 1999
    ..Because toxicity may be dose-dependent, we studied the biologic activity of low concentrations of tamoxifen to determine the plausibility of a dose reduction...
  18. ncbi request reprint Is avoiding post-mastectomy radiotherapy justified for patients with four or more involved axillary nodes and endocrine-responsive tumours? Lessons from a series in a single institution
    O Gentilini
    Division of Breast Surgery, European Institue of Oncology, Milan, Italy
    Ann Oncol 18:1342-7. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to describe outcomes of patients who underwent mastectomy without radiotherapy in a single institution...
  19. doi request reprint Does nipple preservation in mastectomy improve satisfaction with cosmetic results, psychological adjustment, body image and sexuality?
    F Didier
    Psycho Oncology Unit, Department of Medicine Prof A Goldhirsch, European Institute of Oncology, Via Ripamonti 435, 20141, Milan, Italy
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 118:623-33. 2009
    ..0001) and with the sensitivity of the nipple (P = 0.001); regarding the feeling of mutilation (P = 0.003). NAC sparing in mastectomy has a positive impact on patient satisfaction, body image and psychological adjustment...
  20. pmc The effect of transdermal estradiol or oral conjugated oestrogen and fenretinide versus placebo on haemostasis and cardiovascular risk biomarkers in a randomized breast cancer chemoprevention trial
    M Lazzeroni
    Cancer Prevention and Genetics, European Institute of Oncology, 20141 Milan, Italy
    Ecancermedicalscience 2:67. 2008
    ..Here, we investigate the changes in lipids and clotting profile in patients of the same trial...
  21. pmc Effect of fenretinide and low-dose tamoxifen on insulin sensitivity in premenopausal women at high risk for breast cancer
    Harriet Johansson
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Genetics, European Institute of Oncology, University of Milan, Italy
    Cancer Res 68:9512-8. 2008
    ..Furthermore, features of the metabolic syndrome should be taken into consideration before proposing tamoxifen for breast cancer prevention. The clinical implications of these results require further investigations...
  22. doi request reprint Pelvic sentinel lymph node biopsy in melanoma patients: is it worthwhile?
    Javier Soteldo
    Division of Melanoma and Soft Tissue Sarcoma, European Institute of Oncology, European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy
    Melanoma Res 20:133-7. 2010
    ..We recommend to improve our knowledge in the role of pelvic sentinel node in the natural history of melanoma...
  23. doi request reprint Randomized biomarker trial of anastrozole or low-dose tamoxifen or their combination in subjects with breast intraepithelial neoplasia
    Bernardo Bonanni
    Divisions of Cancer Prevention and Genetics, European Institute of Oncology, Milan, University of Milan School of Medicine, Milan, Italy
    Clin Cancer Res 15:7053-60. 2009
    ..The influence of CYP2D6 genotype on tamoxifen effects was also determined...
  24. ncbi request reprint Glycemic index, glycemic load, and cancer risk: a meta-analysis
    Patrizia Gnagnarella
    Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy
    Am J Clin Nutr 87:1793-801. 2008
    ..Factors linked to glucose metabolism play an important role in the development of cancers, and both glycemic index (GI) and glycemic load (GL) have been investigated as potential etiologic factors...
  25. doi request reprint MC1R variants, melanoma and red hair color phenotype: a meta-analysis
    Sara Raimondi
    Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy
    Int J Cancer 122:2753-60. 2008
    ..These results suggest that MC1R variants could play a role in melanoma development both via pigmentary and non-pigmentary pathways...
  26. doi request reprint Review and meta-analysis on vitamin D receptor polymorphisms and cancer risk
    Sara Raimondi
    Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, European Institute of Oncology, Via Ripamonti 435, Milan, Italy
    Carcinogenesis 30:1170-80. 2009
    ..In conclusion, this meta-analysis showed that VDR FokI and BsmI polymorphisms might modulate the risk of cancer of breast, skin and prostate and possibly affect cancer risk at any site in Caucasians...
  27. ncbi request reprint Ipsilateral breast tumor reappearance in patients treated with conservative surgery after primary chemotherapy. The role of surgical margins on outcome
    Oreste Gentilini
    Division of Breast Surgery, European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy
    J Surg Oncol 94:375-9. 2006
    ..To evaluate the ipsilateral breast tumor reappearance (IBTR) rate after breast conservative surgery (BCS) following primary chemotherapy (PC) and to assess whether positive margins affects IBTR rate and overall survival (OS)...
  28. ncbi request reprint Adjuvant surgery after carboplatin and VP16 in resectable small cell lung cancer
    Giulia Veronesi
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy
    J Thorac Oncol 2:131-4. 2007
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint Measurement by multidetector CT scan of the volume of hypopharyngeal and laryngeal tumours: accuracy and reproducibility
    Lorenzo Preda
    Department of Radiology, European Institute of Oncology, Via Ripamonti, 435 20141 Milan
    Eur Radiol 17:2096-102. 2007
    ..According to our study, MDCT estimate of tumor volume is an effective, reproducible method. MDCT tends to produce more dispersed results in case of large tumors...
  30. ncbi request reprint Relationships between circulating hormone levels, mammographic percent density and breast cancer risk factors in postmenopausal women
    Harriet Johansson
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Genetics, European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 108:57-67. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the relationships between circulating hormones, clinical features related to breast cancer risk and mammographic density in postmenopausal women...
  31. ncbi request reprint Computer-assisted image analysis of breast fine needle aspiration in a randomized chemoprevention trial of fenretinide vs. placebo in HRT users
    Davide Serrano
    Division of Chemoprevention, European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy
    Breast 17:91-7. 2008
    ..Digital nuclear morphometric analysis can capture subtle differences along neoplastic progression. Studies showed different profiles from normal to cancer lesions. Our goal is to utilize this method as biomarker in chemoprevention trials...
  32. ncbi request reprint Three-times daily radiotherapy after chemotherapy in stage III non-small cell lung cancer. Single-institution prospective study
    Gianpiero Catalano
    Division of Radiotherapy, European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy
    Anticancer Res 28:4121-7. 2008
    ..A prospective study for stage IIIA-B nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC), with three-times daily (3td) radiotherapy (RT), after induction chemotherapy (iCT), with or without surgery...
  33. doi request reprint Venous thromboembolic events and organ-specific occult cancers: a review and meta-analysis
    S Iodice
    European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy
    J Thromb Haemost 6:781-8. 2008
    ..Despite a recognized association between venous thromboembolic events (VTE) and cancer, little is known about the strength and the features of this association. We performed a meta-analysis in order to clarify this issue...
  34. doi request reprint Tobacco and the risk of pancreatic cancer: a review and meta-analysis
    Simona Iodice
    Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy
    Langenbecks Arch Surg 393:535-45. 2008
    ....
  35. ncbi request reprint Sentinel lymph node biopsy in multicentric breast cancer. The experience of the European Institute of Oncology
    O Gentilini
    Division of Senology, European Institute of Oncology, Milano, Italy
    Eur J Surg Oncol 32:507-10. 2006
    ..To present our experience with sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) performed in patients with multicentric breast cancer...
  36. doi request reprint Topoisomerase IIalpha gene status and prediction of pathological complete remission after anthracycline-based neoadjuvant chemotherapy in endocrine non-responsive Her2/neu-positive breast cancer
    Laura Orlando
    Research Unit Medical Senology, European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy
    Breast 17:506-11. 2008
    ..We analyzed the role of Topo II gene status in the prediction of pathological complete remission (pCR) after primary anthracycline-based chemotherapy in non- endocrine responsive breast cancers overexpressing Her2/neu...
  37. ncbi request reprint Randomized dose-ranging trial of tamoxifen at low doses in hormone replacement therapy users
    Andrea Decensi
    Division of Chemoprevention, European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy
    J Clin Oncol 25:4201-9. 2007
    ..We assessed the optimal biologic dose and schedule of tamoxifen in HRT users using surrogate end point biomarkers and menopausal symptoms...
  38. ncbi request reprint Early reduction in left ventricular contractile reserve detected by dobutamine stress echo predicts high-dose chemotherapy-induced cardiac toxicity
    Maurizio Civelli
    Cardiology Unit, European Institute of Oncology, University of Milan, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 111:120-6. 2006
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint Contrast-enhanced ultrasonography in the follow-up of patients with hepatic metastases from breast carcinoma
    P Della Vigna
    Divisione di Radiologia, Istituto Europeo di Oncologia, Via Ripamonti 435, I 20141 Milan, Italy
    Radiol Med 112:47-55. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the use of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) to obtain a precise measurement of hepatic metastases in breast cancer patients with fatty-liver disease...
  40. ncbi request reprint Systemic effects of surgery: quantitative analysis of circulating basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF), Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and transforming growth factor beta (TGF-beta) in patients with breast cancer who underwent limited or exten
    G Curigliano
    Department of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology, Clinical Pharmacology and New Drugs Development Unit, European Institute of Oncology, Via Ripamonti 435, 20141 Milano, Italy
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 93:35-40. 2005
    ..To assess if feature, extent and duration of surgery could influence levels of systemic proangiogenic cytokines vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) and transforming growth factor beta (TGF-beta)...
  41. ncbi request reprint Effect of tamoxifen at low doses on ultrasensitive C-reactive protein in healthy women
    B Bonanni
    Division of Chemoprevention, European Institute of Oncology, Via Ripamonti 435, 20141 Milan, Italy
    J Thromb Haemost 1:2149-52. 2003
    ..5-36.3) for women with low tamoxifen concentrations (< 30 ng mL-1). We conclude that tamoxifen at low doses is able to lower ultrasensitive CRP and that this might be associated with a beneficial effect on CVD...
  42. ncbi request reprint Allergies and the risk of pancreatic cancer: a meta-analysis with review of epidemiology and biological mechanisms
    Sara Gandini
    Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, European Institute of Oncology, Via Ripamonti 435, 20141 Milan, Italy
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 14:1908-16. 2005
    ..The hyperactive immune system of allergic individuals may, therefore, in some way lead to increased surveillance and protect against pancreatic cancer development...
  43. ncbi request reprint Total, free and bound leptin and thyroid function in elderly women with different body weights
    Massimiliano Ruscica
    Istituto di Endocrinologia, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 68:1002-8. 2008
    ..The present study was aimed at evaluating the relationship of total leptin, and its free leptin (FL) and bound leptin (BL) fractions with adipose mass in very old euthyroid women, in relationship to thyroid function...
  44. ncbi request reprint Estimates of the cancer burden in Europe from radioactive fallout from the Chernobyl accident
    Elisabeth Cardis
    International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France
    Int J Cancer 119:1224-35. 2006
    ....
  45. ncbi request reprint Vitamin D supplementation and total mortality: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    Philippe Autier
    International Agency for Research on Cancer, 150 cours Albert Thomas, F 69372 Lyon, France
    Arch Intern Med 167:1730-7. 2007
    ..We examined the risk of dying from any cause in subjects who participated in randomized trials testing the impact of vitamin D supplementation (ergocalciferol [vitamin D(2)] or cholecalciferol [vitamin D(3)]) on any health condition...