Andrea Ferrari

Summary

Affiliation: Istituto Nazionale Tumori
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Childhood liposarcoma: a single-institutional twenty-year experience
    A Ferrari
    Division of Pediatric Oncology, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milano, Italy
    Pediatr Hematol Oncol 16:415-21. 1999
  2. ncbi request reprint Clear cell sarcoma of tendons and aponeuroses in pediatric patients: a report from the Italian and German Soft Tissue Sarcoma Cooperative Group
    Andrea Ferrari
    Pediatric Oncology Unit, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milan, Italy
    Cancer 94:3269-76. 2002
  3. ncbi request reprint Response to chemotherapy in a child with primary bronchopulmonary leiomyosarcoma
    Andrea Ferrari
    Pediatric Oncology Units, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milano, Italy
    Med Pediatr Oncol 39:55-7. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint Psychological support in children and adolescents with cancer when amputation is required
    Andrea Ferrari
    Pediatric Oncology Unit, Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Via Venezian 1, 20133 Milan, Italy
    Med Pediatr Oncol 38:261-5. 2002
  5. ncbi request reprint Malignant vascular tumors in children and adolescents: a report from the Italian and German Soft Tissue Sarcoma Cooperative Group
    Andrea Ferrari
    Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Via G Venezian 1, Milano MI, Italy
    Med Pediatr Oncol 39:109-14. 2002
  6. ncbi request reprint Paratesticular rhabdomyosarcoma: report from the Italian and German Cooperative Group
    A Ferrari
    Pediatric Oncology and Pediatric Surgery Units, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milan, Italy
    J Clin Oncol 20:449-55. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint Hemangiopericytoma in pediatric ages: a report from the Italian and German Soft Tissue Sarcoma Cooperative Group
    A Ferrari
    Pediatric Oncology Unit, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milano, Italy
    Cancer 92:2692-8. 2001
  8. ncbi request reprint Childhood leiomyosarcoma: a report from the soft tissue sarcoma Italian Cooperative Group
    A Ferrari
    Pediatric Oncology Unit, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milano, Italy
    Ann Oncol 12:1163-8. 2001
  9. ncbi request reprint Nasopharyngeal carcinoma in a boy with fragile X syndrome
    A Ferrari
    Pediatric Oncology Unit, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milano, Italy
    Pediatr Hematol Oncol 17:597-600. 2000
  10. doi request reprint Hyperfractionated accelerated radiotherapy in the Milan strategy for metastatic medulloblastoma
    Lorenza Gandola
    Radiotherapy Unit, Fondazione Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milano, Italy
    J Clin Oncol 27:566-71. 2009

Detail Information

Publications98

  1. ncbi request reprint Childhood liposarcoma: a single-institutional twenty-year experience
    A Ferrari
    Division of Pediatric Oncology, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milano, Italy
    Pediatr Hematol Oncol 16:415-21. 1999
    ..The high proportion of resectable tumors accounts for the excellent survival of the patients in this study. The role of both adjuvant chemotherapy and radiotherapy is uncertain and awaits multicentric cooperative prospective studies...
  2. ncbi request reprint Clear cell sarcoma of tendons and aponeuroses in pediatric patients: a report from the Italian and German Soft Tissue Sarcoma Cooperative Group
    Andrea Ferrari
    Pediatric Oncology Unit, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milan, Italy
    Cancer 94:3269-76. 2002
    ..We report on a series of 28 pediatric patients treated from 1980 to 2000 by the Soft Tissue Sarcoma Italian Cooperative Group and the German Cooperative Group...
  3. ncbi request reprint Response to chemotherapy in a child with primary bronchopulmonary leiomyosarcoma
    Andrea Ferrari
    Pediatric Oncology Units, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milano, Italy
    Med Pediatr Oncol 39:55-7. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint Psychological support in children and adolescents with cancer when amputation is required
    Andrea Ferrari
    Pediatric Oncology Unit, Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Via Venezian 1, 20133 Milan, Italy
    Med Pediatr Oncol 38:261-5. 2002
  5. ncbi request reprint Malignant vascular tumors in children and adolescents: a report from the Italian and German Soft Tissue Sarcoma Cooperative Group
    Andrea Ferrari
    Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Via G Venezian 1, Milano MI, Italy
    Med Pediatr Oncol 39:109-14. 2002
    ..We report on a series of 18 children who had malignant vascular tumors, treated from 1980 to 2000 by the Italian and German Soft Tissue Sarcoma Cooperative Group...
  6. ncbi request reprint Paratesticular rhabdomyosarcoma: report from the Italian and German Cooperative Group
    A Ferrari
    Pediatric Oncology and Pediatric Surgery Units, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milan, Italy
    J Clin Oncol 20:449-55. 2002
    ..We report the experience of the German-Italian Cooperative Group with 216 pediatric patients with paratesticular rhabdomyosarcoma treated over 20 years...
  7. ncbi request reprint Hemangiopericytoma in pediatric ages: a report from the Italian and German Soft Tissue Sarcoma Cooperative Group
    A Ferrari
    Pediatric Oncology Unit, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milano, Italy
    Cancer 92:2692-8. 2001
    ..We report on a series of 27 pediatric patients treated from 1978 to 1999 by the Italian and German Soft Tissue Sarcoma Cooperative Group...
  8. ncbi request reprint Childhood leiomyosarcoma: a report from the soft tissue sarcoma Italian Cooperative Group
    A Ferrari
    Pediatric Oncology Unit, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milano, Italy
    Ann Oncol 12:1163-8. 2001
    ..To contribute additional information on the management of this rare tumor, we report on a series of 16 pediatric patients treated from 1982 to 1998 by the Soft Tissue Sarcoma Italian Cooperative Group...
  9. ncbi request reprint Nasopharyngeal carcinoma in a boy with fragile X syndrome
    A Ferrari
    Pediatric Oncology Unit, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milano, Italy
    Pediatr Hematol Oncol 17:597-600. 2000
    ..In the literature, a few cases of fragile X syndrome associated with malignancies are described. Although this association seems more than coincidental, the molecular correlation between this syndrome and cancer is yet unclear...
  10. doi request reprint Hyperfractionated accelerated radiotherapy in the Milan strategy for metastatic medulloblastoma
    Lorenza Gandola
    Radiotherapy Unit, Fondazione Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milano, Italy
    J Clin Oncol 27:566-71. 2009
    ..With a view to improving the prognosis for patients with metastatic medulloblastoma, we tested the efficacy and toxicity of a hyperfractionated accelerated radiotherapy (HART) regimen delivered after intensive sequential chemotherapy...
  11. doi request reprint No salvage using high-dose chemotherapy plus/minus reirradiation for relapsing previously irradiated medulloblastoma
    Maura Massimino
    Division of Pediatrics, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milan, Italy
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 73:1358-63. 2009
    ..Myeloablative regimens were frequently used for medulloblastoma relapsing after craniospinal irradiation (CSI): in 1997-2002, we used repeated surgery, standard-dose and myeloablative chemotherapy, and reirradiation...
  12. ncbi request reprint Papillary thyroid carcinoma of childhood and adolescence: a 30-year experience at the Istituto Nazionale Tumori in Milan
    Paola Collini
    Department of Anatomical Pathology, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milan, Italy
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 46:300-6. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to verify this assumption in a single-institution series spanning a 30-year period with a very long follow-up...
  13. ncbi request reprint Supratentorial primitive neuroectodermal tumors (S-PNET) in children: A prospective experience with adjuvant intensive chemotherapy and hyperfractionated accelerated radiotherapy
    Maura Massimino
    Neuro Oncology Functional Unit, Department of Pediatric Oncology, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milan, Italy
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 64:1031-7. 2006
    ..Supratentorial primitive neuroectodermal tumors (S-PNET) are rare and have a grim prognosis, frequently taking an aggressive course with local relapse and metastatic spread. We report the results of a mono-institutional therapeutic trial...
  14. doi request reprint The Youth Project at the Istituto Nazionale Tumori in Milan
    Andrea Ferrari
    Pediatric Oncology Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milan, Italy
    Tumori 98:399-407. 2012
    ..The location of the pediatric unit within a cancer referral center and the cooperation with divisions dedicated to adults have played an important role in the project's creation...
  15. doi request reprint Long-term results of combined preradiation chemotherapy and age-tailored radiotherapy doses for childhood medulloblastoma
    Maura Massimino
    Pediatric Oncology Unit, Fondazione IRCCS, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Via Venezian, 1 20133, Milan, Italy
    J Neurooncol 108:163-71. 2012
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  16. ncbi request reprint Clinical experience with psychological aspects in pediatric patients amputated for malignancies
    Carlo Alfredo Clerici
    Pediatric Oncology Unit, Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milan, Italy
    Tumori 90:399-404. 2004
    ..Studies addressing the psychological aspects of limb amputation in childhood cancer are still relatively limited, and the results have sometimes been contradictory...
  17. ncbi request reprint Is alveolar histotype a prognostic factor in paratesticular rhabdomyosarcoma? The experience of Italian and German Soft Tissue Sarcoma Cooperative Group
    Andrea Ferrari
    Pediatric Oncology Unit, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milano, Italy
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 42:134-8. 2004
    ..To ascertain whether alveolar histology retains its adverse prognostic role in the subset of paratesticular rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) patients, generally characterized by a very good outcome...
  18. ncbi request reprint Evolving treatment strategies for parameningeal rhabdomyosarcoma: the experience of the Istituto Nazionale Tumori of Milan
    Cristina Meazza
    Pediatric Oncology Unit, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Via G Venezian, 1 20133 Milano MI, Italy
    Head Neck 27:49-57. 2005
    ..Ninety pediatric patients with parameningeal rhabdomyosarcoma (PM-RMS) were treated between 1970 and 2002 at the Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milan...
  19. doi request reprint Salvage rates and prognostic factors after relapse in children and adolescents with initially localised synovial sarcoma
    Andrea Ferrari
    Pediatric Oncology Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Via G Venezian, Milan, Italy
    Eur J Cancer 48:3448-55. 2012
    ..Previous studies have reported a poor outcome for synovial sarcoma patients whose tumours relapse...
  20. ncbi request reprint Synovial sarcoma: a retrospective analysis of 271 patients of all ages treated at a single institution
    Andrea Ferrari
    Pediatric Oncology Unit, Istituto Nazionale per lo Studio e la Cura dei Tumori, Milan, Italy
    Cancer 101:627-34. 2004
    ..The current retrospective analysis examined a large group of patients of all ages who were treated at a single institution over a 30-year period...
  21. ncbi request reprint Myxoid/round cell and pleomorphic liposarcomas: prognostic factors and survival in a series of patients treated at a single institution
    Marco Fiore
    Department of Surgery, National Cancer Institute, Milan, Italy
    Cancer 109:2522-31. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to investigate prognostic factors and clinical outcome of myxoid/round cell and pleomorphic liposarcoma...
  22. doi request reprint Aggressive fibromatosis in children and adolescents: the Italian experience
    Cristina Meazza
    Pediatric Oncology Unit, National Cancer Institute, Milano, Italy
    Cancer 116:233-40. 2010
    ..Aggressive fibromatosis (AF) is a rare tumor of intermediate malignancy that has a strong potential for local invasiveness and recurrence. To date, there are no general recommendations for the clinical management of pediatric AF...
  23. doi request reprint Comparison of the prognostic value of assessing tumor diameter versus tumor volume at diagnosis or in response to initial chemotherapy in rhabdomyosarcoma
    Andrea Ferrari
    Pediatric Oncology Unit, Division of Medical Statistics and Biometry, Radiology and Radiotherapy Department, Fondazione Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milan, Italy
    J Clin Oncol 28:1322-8. 2010
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  24. doi request reprint The challenge of access to care for soft tissue sarcomas bridging pediatric and adult age: the Italian pediatric oncology view
    Andrea Ferrari
    Pediatric Oncology Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale Tumori Via G Venezian, Milan 1 20133, Italy
    Expert Rev Anticancer Ther 12:243-54. 2012
    ..The situation in Italy is described, along with action taken in an effort to bridge the gap and implement specific programs tailored to these patients...
  25. ncbi request reprint Adult-type soft tissue sarcomas in pediatric-age patients: experience at the Istituto Nazionale Tumori in Milan
    Andrea Ferrari
    Pediatric Oncology Unit, Department of Pathology, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Via G Venezian, 1 20133 Milano, Italy
    J Clin Oncol 23:4021-30. 2005
    ..We report on a large group of 182 patients younger than 18 years old treated at a single institution over a 25-year period...
  26. doi request reprint Synovial sarcoma of children and adolescents: the prognostic role of axial sites
    Andrea Ferrari
    Pediatric Oncology Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Via G Venezian 1, Milan, Italy
    Eur J Cancer 44:1202-9. 2008
    ..The outcome of patients with non-extremity synovial sarcoma (SS) is generally worse than that of patients with limb tumours...
  27. ncbi request reprint The role of adjuvant chemotherapy in children and adolescents with surgically resected, high-risk adult-type soft tissue sarcomas
    Andrea Ferrari
    Pediatric Oncology Unit, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milano, Italy
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 45:128-34. 2005
    ..The Italian and German Cooperative Groups reviewed their data-bases, analyzing patients classified as group I-II, with high-grade tumor (G3) larger than 5 cm in size...
  28. ncbi request reprint Epithelioid sarcoma in children and adolescents: a report from the Italian Soft Tissue Sarcoma Committee
    Michela Casanova
    Pediatric Oncology Unit, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milan, Italy
    Cancer 106:708-17. 2006
    ..The current study concerns 30 patients age<18 years who were enrolled in the Italian Soft Tissue Sarcoma Committee protocols...
  29. ncbi request reprint Neuroblastoma in patients over 12 years old: a 20-year experience at the Istituto Nazionale Tumori of Milan
    Marta Giorgia Podda
    Department of Paediatric Oncology, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milan, Italy
    Tumori 96:684-9. 2010
    ..As neuroblastoma is rare in adolescents and exceedingly rare in adults, few series are reported in the literature. In the present study, we analyzed the outcomes and clinical characteristics of a mono-institutional series...
  30. ncbi request reprint Assistance to parents who have lost their child with cancer
    Carlo Alfredo Clerici
    Pediatric Oncology Unit, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milan, Italy
    Tumori 92:306-10. 2006
    ..To assess the psychological needs of parents after the death of their child from cancer...
  31. doi request reprint Soft tissue sarcomas of childhood and adolescence: the prognostic role of tumor size in relation to patient body size
    Andrea Ferrari
    Pediatric Oncology Unit, Fondazione Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milano, Italy
    J Clin Oncol 27:371-6. 2009
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint Rhabdomyosarcoma of the head and neck region: experience at the pediatric unit of the Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milan
    Cristina Meazza
    Pediatric Oncology Unit, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milan
    J Otolaryngol 35:53-9. 2006
    ..This study aims to describe the clinical features and outcome of pediatric patients with head and neck rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS), which can be divided into parameningeal, orbital, or nonorbital, nonparameningeal...
  33. doi request reprint Synovial sarcoma in children and adolescents: a critical reappraisal of staging investigations in relation to the rate of metastatic involvement at diagnosis
    Andrea Ferrari
    Pediatric Oncology Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milano, Italy
    Eur J Cancer 48:1370-5. 2012
    ..This study aims to determine the rate of initial metastases in paediatric SS based on specific clinical characteristics, thereby investigating whether these diagnostic procedures are really necessary in all patients...
  34. ncbi request reprint Clinical stage I nonseminomatous germ cell tumors of the testis in childhood and adolescence: an analysis of 31 cases
    Monica Terenziani
    Pediatric Oncology Unit, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milan, Italy
    J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 24:454-8. 2002
    ..A conservative approach is the best option in children, while adolescent NSGCTT behaves like the adult disease and management must include similar treatment strategies...
  35. ncbi request reprint Soft-tissue sarcomas in children and adolescents with neurofibromatosis type 1
    Andrea Ferrari
    Pediatric Oncology Unit, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milano, Italy
    Cancer 109:1406-12. 2007
    ..The clinical findings and outcome in 43 children and adolescents with NF1 treated for STS in the Italian protocols between 1988 and 2004 are reported...
  36. doi request reprint Soft tissue sarcomas: ESMO clinical recommendations for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up
    P G Casali
    Department of Cancer Medicine, Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milan, Italy
    Ann Oncol 19:ii89-93. 2008
  37. ncbi request reprint An adolescent with rhabdomyosarcoma during pregnancy
    Cristina Meazza
    Pediatric Oncology Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milan, Italy
    Tumori 94:431-3. 2008
    ..After the delivery of a healthy female, we adopted a more intensive chemotherapy regimen plus irradiation. Despite an initially good response, the disease unfortunately progressed and the patient died of her disease...
  38. ncbi request reprint Etoposide, cisplatin, epirubicin chemotherapy in the treatment of pediatric liver tumors
    Michela Casanova
    Pediatric Oncology Unit, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Via Venezian, 1 20133 Milano, Italy
    Pediatr Hematol Oncol 22:189-98. 2005
    ..EPE chemotherapy seems to be effective in the treatment of childhood malignant liver tumors. Etoposide could be suggested as part of intensive multidrug regimens for HCC and high-risk HB...
  39. ncbi request reprint Rhabdomyosarcoma in infants younger than one year old: a report from the Italian Cooperative Group
    Andrea Ferrari
    Pediatric Oncology Unit, Istituto Nazionale per lo Studio e la Cura dei Tumori, Milan, Italy
    Cancer 97:2597-604. 2003
    ..We report on the Italian Cooperative Group's 20-year study of 50 children with RMS who were age < 1 year at diagnosis...
  40. ncbi request reprint Full-dose ifosfamide can be safely administered to outpatients
    Cristina Meazza
    Pediatric Oncology Unit, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milano, Italy
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 50:375-8. 2008
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  41. doi request reprint Rhabdomyosarcoma of the extremities: a focus on tumors arising in the hand and foot
    Michela Casanova
    Pediatric Oncology Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milano, Italy
    Pediatr Hematol Oncol 26:321-31. 2009
    ..Extremities are peculiar sites of origin for rhabdomyosarcomas (RMS) and are usually associated with an unfavorable outcome...
  42. doi request reprint The symptom interval in children and adolescents with soft tissue sarcomas
    Andrea Ferrari
    Pediatric Oncology Unit, National Tumor Institute, Milan, Italy
    Cancer 116:177-83. 2010
    ....
  43. ncbi request reprint Adult-type soft tissue sarcomas in paediatric age: a nomogram-based prognostic comparison with adult sarcoma
    Andrea Ferrari
    Pediatric Oncology Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milano, Italy
    Eur J Cancer 43:2691-7. 2007
    ..The study compares the outcome of paediatric patients with adult-type soft tissue sarcomas with that reported for adults, taking into account the effect of established prognostic factors...
  44. ncbi request reprint Adult Wilms' tumor: A monoinstitutional experience and a review of the literature
    Monica Terenziani
    Unità di Oncologia Pediatrica, Istituto Nazionale per lo Studio e la Cura dei Tumori, Milan, Italy
    Cancer 101:289-93. 2004
    ..The authors reviewed their institutional experience regarding adult patients with Wilms' tumor (WT) to assess their clinical characteristics and compliance with respect to children's treatment guidelines...
  45. ncbi request reprint Colorectal carcinoma in children and adolescents: the experience of the Istituto Nazionale Tumori of Milan, Italy
    Andrea Ferrari
    Pediatric Oncology Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milano, Italy
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 50:588-93. 2008
    ..This study retrospectively reports on a group of 27 patients <30 years of age, and particularly on 7 cases <18 years old, treated at the Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milan, Italy, between 1985 and 2005...
  46. ncbi request reprint Vinorelbine and low-dose cyclophosphamide in the treatment of pediatric sarcomas: pilot study for the upcoming European Rhabdomyosarcoma Protocol
    Michela Casanova
    Department of Medical Oncology, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milan, Italy
    Cancer 101:1664-71. 2004
    ..It is hoped that the combination of vinorelbine and low-dose cyclophosphamide can be used as a maintenance regimen in an upcoming European trial involving high-risk patients with rhabdomyosarcoma...
  47. pmc Sequential chemotherapy, high-dose thiotepa, circulating progenitor cell rescue, and radiotherapy for childhood high-grade glioma
    Maura Massimino
    Pediatric Oncology Unit, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milan, Italy
    Neuro Oncol 7:41-8. 2005
    ..Sequential and high-dose chemotherapy can be afforded in front-line therapy of childhood malignant glioma without excessive morbidity and rather encouraging results...
  48. ncbi request reprint Intensive, very short-term chemotherapy for advanced Burkitt's lymphoma in children
    Filippo Spreafico
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milan, Italy
    J Clin Oncol 20:2783-8. 2002
    ..To improve the 63% event-free survival (EFS) achieved before 1986 in Murphy's stage III to IV Burkitt's lymphoma (BL), both chemotherapy and supportive care were intensified...
  49. doi request reprint A prospective protocol for nasopharyngeal carcinoma in children and adolescents: the Italian Rare Tumors in Pediatric Age (TREP) project
    Michela Casanova
    Foundation for the Research and Cure of Cancer, National Cancer Institute, Milan, Italy
    Cancer 118:2718-25. 2012
    ..The risk of long-term treatment-related toxicity also may be a more important issue in younger individuals...
  50. doi request reprint Neonatal soft tissue sarcomas
    Andrea Ferrari
    Pediatric Oncology Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Via G Venezian, 1 20133 Milano MI, Italy
    Semin Fetal Neonatal Med 17:231-8. 2012
    ..Neonates with rhabdomyosarcoma seem to have a worse prognosis than in older age groups. This may be a result of inappropriate dosing of chemotherapeutic agents and decreased use of radiation therapy among other factors...
  51. doi request reprint Psychological referral and consultation for adolescents and young adults with cancer treated at pediatric oncology unit
    Carlo Alfredo Clerici
    Pediatric Oncology Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milan, Italy
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 51:105-9. 2008
    ....
  52. doi request reprint Diffuse pontine gliomas in children: changing strategies, changing results? A mono-institutional 20-year experience
    Maura Massimino
    Pediatric Oncology Unit, Fondazione IRRCCS Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Via Venezian 1, 20133 Milan, Italy
    J Neurooncol 87:355-61. 2008
    ..Despite improved diagnostic, therapeutic, and supportive tools in pediatric neuro-oncology, little has been achieved for patients with diffuse pontine tumors...
  53. doi request reprint Prolonged 14-day continuous infusion of high-dose ifosfamide with an external portable pump: feasibility and efficacy in refractory pediatric sarcoma
    Cristina Meazza
    Pediatric Oncology Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Via G Venezian, 1 20133 Milano MI, Italy
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 55:617-20. 2010
    ..Ifosfamide is currently used to treat pediatric sarcomas and increasing its dosage may be associated with a better response rate. Prolonged continuous infusion seems an attractive administration modality...
  54. doi request reprint End of life in children with cancer: experience at the pediatric oncology department of the istituto nazionale tumori in Milan
    Silvia Beretta
    Struttura Complessa di Oncologia Pediatrica, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milano, Italy
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 54:88-91. 2010
    ..Coping with end-stage pediatric cancer patients and the related bereavement is a challenge for all the caregivers involved...
  55. ncbi request reprint Papillary carcinoma of the thyroid gland of childhood and adolescence: Morphologic subtypes, biologic behavior and prognosis: a clinicopathologic study of 42 sporadic cases treated at a single institution during a 30-year period
    Paola Collini
    Department of Anatomic Pathology, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milan, Italy
    Am J Surg Pathol 30:1420-6. 2006
    ..At variance with adults, presence of the tall cell morphology did not carry a worst prognostic significance...
  56. ncbi request reprint Salivary gland neoplasms in children: the experience of the Istituto Nazionale Tumori of Milan
    Marco Guzzo
    Otorhinolaryngology Unit, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milano, Italy
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 47:806-10. 2006
    ..These results are presented in conjunction with a literature review of salivary tumors with a view to providing an up-to-date overview of the clinical course, prognosis, and treatment options for this rare tumor...
  57. ncbi request reprint Five questions for assessing psychological problems in pediatric patients cured of neoplastic disease
    Carlo Alfredo Clerici
    Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milan, Italy
    Pediatr Hematol Oncol 21:481-7. 2004
    ..Experience drawn from pediatric oncology might suggest an approach based on a physician-patient relationship that could provide the means for identifying patients' psychological needs and problems...
  58. ncbi request reprint Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors: prognostic factors and survival in a series of patients treated at a single institution
    Matteo Anghileri
    Department of Surgery, Istituto Nazionale per lo Studio e la Cura dei Tumori, Milan, Italy
    Cancer 107:1065-74. 2006
    ..The authors explored the prognostic factors and clinical outcomes of patients who had malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNST) with and without neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF-1)...
  59. ncbi request reprint Rhabdomyosarcoma in adults. A retrospective analysis of 171 patients treated at a single institution
    Andrea Ferrari
    Pediatric Oncology Unit, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milan, Italy
    Cancer 98:571-80. 2003
    ..Published series have reported definitively worse results for adults with RMS compared with children with RMS. This finding casts doubt on whether RMS is the same disease in adults as it is in children...
  60. ncbi request reprint Vinorelbine in previously treated advanced childhood sarcomas: evidence of activity in rhabdomyosarcoma
    Michela Casanova
    Pediatric Oncology Unit, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milan, Italy
    Cancer 94:3263-8. 2002
    ..Vinca alkaloids have proved active against a number of pediatric malignancies. The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility and effectiveness of using vinorelbine in previously treated pediatric patients with advanced sarcomas...
  61. ncbi request reprint Psychological assessment of women on an early breast screening program after radiotherapy to the chest wall for childhood cancer
    Carlo Alfredo Clerici
    Pediatric Oncology Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milan, Italy
    Tumori 94:568-73. 2008
    ..This study investigates the psychological status in a population of female patients who received chest irradiation for a childhood cancer and were screened for second primary breast cancer...
  62. ncbi request reprint Response to vinorelbine and low-dose cyclophosphamide chemotherapy in two patients with desmoplastic small round cell tumor
    Andrea Ferrari
    Pediatric Oncology Unit, Istituto Nazionale per lo Studio e la Cura dei Tumori, Milano, Italy
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 49:864-6. 2007
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  63. ncbi request reprint New concepts for the treatment of pediatric nonrhabdomyosarcoma soft tissue sarcomas
    Andrea Ferrari
    Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Via G Venezian, 1 20133 Milan, Italy
    Expert Rev Anticancer Ther 5:307-18. 2005
    ....
  64. ncbi request reprint Immunomodulation in a treatment program including pre- and post-operative interleukin-2 and chemotherapy for childhood osteosarcoma
    Roberto Luksch
    Department of Medical Oncology, Pediatric Unit, Istituto Nazionale per lo Studio e la Cura dei Tumori, Milan, Italy
    Tumori 89:263-8. 2003
    ..An additional aim was to assess whether any correlation between the immune modifications and the clinical outcome could be found...
  65. pmc Non-metastatic unresected paediatric non-rhabdomyosarcoma soft tissue sarcomas: results of a pooled analysis from United States and European groups
    Andrea Ferrari
    Pediatric Oncology Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milano, Italy
    Eur J Cancer 47:724-31. 2011
    ..Various international research groups pooled their data in a joint study in order to investigate prognostic variables and treatment modalities...
  66. ncbi request reprint Does melanoma behave differently in younger children than in adults? A retrospective study of 33 cases of childhood melanoma from a single institution
    Andrea Ferrari
    Pediatric Oncology Unit, Istituto Nazionale per lo Studio e la Cura dei Tumori, Milano, Italy
    Pediatrics 115:649-54. 2005
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  67. ncbi request reprint High response rate to cisplatin/etoposide regimen in childhood low-grade glioma
    Maura Massimino
    Pediatric Oncology, Radiodiagnostic E and Radiotherapy Unit, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milan, Italy
    J Clin Oncol 20:4209-16. 2002
    ..The aim of this study was to avoid radiotherapy and to induce an objective response in children with low-grade glioma (LGG) using a simple chemotherapy regimen based on cisplatin and etoposide...
  68. doi request reprint Soft tissue sarcoma across the age spectrum: a population-based study from the Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results database
    Andrea Ferrari
    Pediatric Oncology Unit, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milano, Italy
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 57:943-9. 2011
    ..Soft tissue sarcomas (STS) are a heterogeneous group of mesenchymal malignancies that occur throughout the lifespan. The impact of age on disease features and outcome is unclear...
  69. doi request reprint Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of the conjunctiva: response to chemotherapy with low-dose methotrexate and vinorelbine
    Francesca Favini
    Pediatric Oncology Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milan, Italy
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 54:483-5. 2010
    ..This regimen is usually well tolerated and may be considered as the treatment of choice for cases of unresectable advanced IMT...
  70. ncbi request reprint International collaborations in cancer control and the Third International Cancer Control Congress
    Andrea Micheli
    Descriptive Studies and Health Planning Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Via Venezian 1, 20133 Milan, Italy
    Tumori 95:579-96. 2009
    ..As a consequence, less resources of development aids are allocated to control NCDs including cancer...
  71. doi request reprint Starting an adolescent and young adult program: some success stories and some obstacles to overcome
    Andrea Ferrari
    Pediatric Oncology Unit, Fondazione Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milan, Italy
    J Clin Oncol 28:4850-7. 2010
    ....
  72. ncbi request reprint Conservative surgical approach for thyroid and lymph-node involvement in papillary thyroid carcinoma of childhood and adolescence
    Maura Massimino
    Unit of Pediatrics, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milan, Italy
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 46:307-13. 2006
    ..The aim of this study is to outline the possibility of a conservative approach (hemithyroidectomy plus selective neck dissection of clinically involved nodes, followed by TSH-suppressive therapy) in a selected group of patients...
  73. doi request reprint Peculiar features and tailored management of adult cancers occurring in pediatric age
    Andrea Ferrari
    Pediatric Oncology Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milano, Italy
    Expert Rev Anticancer Ther 10:1837-51. 2010
    ..This article describes a few such tumors and points to the need for forms of international cooperation with a view to gaining a better understanding of these particular conditions and improving patient management...
  74. doi request reprint Pharmacotherapy for pediatric soft-tissue sarcomas
    Michela Casanova
    Pediatric Oncology Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Via G Venezian 1, Milan, Italy
    Expert Opin Pharmacother 12:517-31. 2011
    ..Chemotherapy is usually effective for rhabdomyosarcoma and should be seen as the keystone of its treatment, while non-rhabdomyosarcoma soft-tissue sarcomas are still generally considered scarcely chemosensitive...
  75. ncbi request reprint The challenge of very rare tumours in childhood: the Italian TREP project
    Andrea Ferrari
    Paediatric Oncology Unit, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milano, Italy
    Eur J Cancer 43:654-9. 2007
    ..This experience demonstrates the feasibility of a national multidisciplinary cooperation on rare paediatric malignancies and suggests that international studies could be realised...
  76. doi request reprint Adolescents with cancer in Italy: entry into the national cooperative paediatric oncology group AIEOP trials
    Andrea Ferrari
    Paediatric Oncology Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milano, Italy
    Eur J Cancer 45:328-34. 2009
    ..This might be partly explained by the relative lack of participation of adolescents in cooperative clinical protocols...
  77. ncbi request reprint Management of childhood malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor
    Andrea Ferrari
    Pediatric Oncology Unit, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milan, Italy
    Paediatr Drugs 9:239-48. 2007
    ....
  78. ncbi request reprint Current chemotherapeutic strategies for rhabdomyosarcoma
    Andrea Ferrari
    Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Via G Venezian, 1 20133 Milan, Italy
    Expert Rev Anticancer Ther 5:283-94. 2005
    ..Recommendations for adult patients with rhabdomyosarcoma are also discussed, suggesting that these patients should be treated according to pediatric guidelines...
  79. doi request reprint A case of congenital peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumor presenting with multiple metastases
    Cristina Meazza
    Pathology Department, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milan, Italy
    J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 30:36-8. 2008
    ..Peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumor is an exceedingly uncommon tumor in this age group and is characterized by very aggressive behavior and poor prognosis...
  80. doi request reprint The challenges of clinical trials for adolescents and young adults with cancer
    Andrea Ferrari
    Pediatric Oncology Unit, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milan, Italy
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 50:1101-4. 2008
    ..Regardless of whether there is a causal relationship, the impact of low clinical trial activity on furthering our scientific knowledge and management of cancer during adolescence and early adulthood is detrimental...
  81. doi request reprint Role of chemotherapy in pediatric nonrhabdomyosarcoma soft-tissue sarcomas
    Andrea Ferrari
    Pediatric Oncology Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Via G Venezian, 1 20133 Milano MI, Italy
    Expert Rev Anticancer Ther 8:929-38. 2008
    ..While awaiting these developments, however, a better use of standard chemotherapy may prove important in improving the cure rate for these patients...
  82. ncbi request reprint Flow cytometric phenotype of rhabdomyosarcoma bone marrow metastatic cells and its implication in differential diagnosis with neuroblastoma
    Fabio Bozzi
    Department of Anatomic Pathology, Experimental Molecular Pathology Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milan, Italy
    Anticancer Res 28:1565-9. 2008
    ..Myogenin (Myf4), a specific molecular RMS marker, was also investigated in the same samples. Since neuroblastoma (NB) metastasizes to the BM, the potential application of cytometry in differential diagnosis was explored...
  83. ncbi request reprint Solid-pseudopapillary tumor of the pancreas (Frantz tumor) in children
    Michela Casanova
    Pediatric Oncology Unit, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Via G Venezian, Milano, Italy
    Med Pediatr Oncol 41:74-6. 2003
  84. ncbi request reprint Participation of adolescents with cancer in clinical trials
    Andrea Ferrari
    Pediatric Oncology Unit, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Via G Venezian, 1 20133 Milano MI, Italy
    Cancer Treat Rev 33:603-8. 2007
    ..The ultimate challenge is the development of a new discipline, adolescent/teenage and young adult oncology, devoted to the care of these patients...
  85. ncbi request reprint Localized unresectable non-rhabdo soft tissue sarcomas of the extremities in pediatric age: results from the Italian studies
    Giovanni Cecchetto
    Department of Pediatrics, Pediatric Surgery, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Cancer 104:2006-12. 2005
    ..The authors objective was to evaluate clinical features and treatment results observed in a series of Italian patients over a 24-year period...
  86. ncbi request reprint Grossly-resected synovial sarcoma treated by the German and Italian Pediatric Soft Tissue Sarcoma Cooperative Groups: discussion on the role of adjuvant therapies
    Ines B Brecht
    Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, Olgahospital, Stuttgart, Germany
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 46:11-7. 2006
    ....
  87. ncbi request reprint Pediatric malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor: the Italian and German soft tissue sarcoma cooperative group
    Modesto Carli
    Hematology Oncology Division, Department of Pediatrics, Istituto Oncologico Veneto, University Hospital of Padova, Padova, Italy
    J Clin Oncol 23:8422-30. 2005
    ..To assess the value of chemotherapy and radiotherapy in children with malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNSTs) and to identify risk factors associated with outcome...
  88. ncbi request reprint Undifferentiated sarcoma of the liver in childhood: a curable disease
    Gianni Bisogno
    Pediatric Oncology Hematology Division, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Cancer 94:252-7. 2002
    ..Undifferentiated (embryonal) sarcoma of the liver (UESL) is a rare childhood hepatic tumor, and it is generally considered an aggressive neoplasm with an unfavorable prognosis...
  89. ncbi request reprint Prognostic factors in pleuro-pulmonary blastoma
    Paolo Indolfi
    Pediatric Oncology Service Second University of Naples, Italy
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 48:318-23. 2007
    ..To evaluate the prognostic factors in a series of children affected by pleuropulmonary blastoma (PPB)...
  90. ncbi request reprint The IVADo regimen--a pilot study with ifosfamide, vincristine, actinomycin D, and doxorubicin in children with metastatic soft tissue sarcoma: a pilot study of behalf of the European pediatric Soft tissue sarcoma Study Group
    Gianni Bisogno
    Division of Hematology Oncology, Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital of Padova, Italy
    Cancer 103:1719-24. 2005
    ..To evaluate the feasibility of combining Doxo with the well established ifosfamide, vincristine, and actinomycin D (IVA) regimen, the Italian STS Committee performed a pilot study on a series of children with metastatic STS...
  91. ncbi request reprint Renal cell carcinoma in children: a clinicopathologic study
    Paolo Indolfi
    Pediatric Oncology Service Pediatric Department II, University of Napoli, Napoli, Italy
    J Clin Oncol 21:530-5. 2003
    ..To identify the prognostic factors, treatment, and outcome of children affected by renal cell carcinoma (RCC)...
  92. ncbi request reprint Synovial sarcoma of childhood and adolescence: a multicenter, multivariate analysis of outcome
    Mehmet Fatih Okcu
    Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children s Cancer Center, 6621 Fannin, CC 1510 00, Houston, TX 77030 2399, USA
    J Clin Oncol 21:1602-11. 2003
    ..To identify prognostic factors related to outcome in 219 children and adolescents with synovial sarcoma...
  93. ncbi request reprint Biopsy or debulking surgery as initial surgery for locally advanced rhabdomyosarcomas in children?: the experience of the Italian Cooperative Group studies
    Giovanni Cecchetto
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital of Padua, Italy
    Cancer 110:2561-7. 2007
    ....
  94. doi request reprint Improved survival for children with parameningeal rhabdomyosarcoma: results from the AIEOP soft tissue sarcoma committee
    Gianni Bisogno
    Division of Hematology Oncology, Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 50:1154-8. 2008
    ..Parameningeal rhabdomyosarcoma (PM-RMS) is a rare, highly malignant pediatric tumor arising from locations adjacent to the meninges, from where it can spread intracranially...
  95. ncbi request reprint Soft tissue sarcoma as a second malignant neoplasm in the pediatric age group
    Gianni Bisogno
    Division of Hematology Oncology, Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Cancer 100:1758-65. 2004
    ..A small proportion of SMNs are soft tissue sarcomas (STS), whose prognosis is generally thought to be poor, though publications on such patients' treatment and outcome is limited...
  96. ncbi request reprint Primary transcrotal excision for paratesticular rhabdomyosarcoma: is hemiscrotectomy really mandatory?
    Patrizia Dall'igna
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Surgery, University of Padua, Italy
    Cancer 97:1981-4. 2003
    ..The authors compared patients who underwent this procedure, according to the protocol guidelines, with those who did not...
  97. doi request reprint Complete second look operation and radiotherapy in locally advanced non-alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma in children: A report from the AIEOP soft tissue sarcoma committee
    Giovanni Cecchetto
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 51:593-7. 2008
    ..To evaluate the effect of radiotherapy (RT) in association with complete second look operation, histologically confirmed, on outcome of patients with IRS Gr.III non-alveolar RMS...
  98. ncbi request reprint Role of surgery for nonmetastatic abdominal rhabdomyosarcomas: a report from the Italian and German Soft Tissue Cooperative Groups Studies
    Giovanni Cecchetto
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Surgery, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Cancer 97:1974-80. 2003
    ..In the current study, the authors aim to evaluate clinical features and treatment results observed in patients from the German and Italian studies who had nonmetastatic abdominal rhabdomyosarcomas (RMS)...