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Articles by F. Costa
Based on 3 articles published since 2008

Between 2008 and 2019, F. Costa wrote the following 3 articles about Pancreatic Neoplasms.
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1 Guideline ENETS Consensus Guidelines Update for the Management of Distant Metastatic Disease of Intestinal, Pancreatic, Bronchial Neuroendocrine Neoplasms (NEN) and NEN of Unknown Primary Site. 2016

Pavel, M / O'Toole, D / Costa, F / Capdevila, J / Gross, D / Kianmanesh, R / Krenning, E / Knigge, U / Salazar, R / Pape, U-F / Öberg, K / Anonymous6880853. ·Charite Virchow Klinikum, Berlin, Germany. ·Neuroendocrinology · Pubmed #26731013.

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2 Article Adjuvant chemotherapy seems beneficial for invasive intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms. 2013

Caponi, S / Vasile, E / Funel, N / De Lio, N / Campani, D / Ginocchi, L / Lucchesi, M / Caparello, C / Lencioni, M / Cappelli, C / Costa, F / Pollina, L / Ricci, S / Mosca, F / Falcone, A / Boggi, U. ·Department of Oncology, Transplants, and New Technologies, U.O. Oncologia 2 Universitaria, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Pisana, Polo Oncologico Area Vasta Nord-Ovest, Istituto Toscano Tumori, Via Roma 67, 56126 Pisa, Italy. ·Eur J Surg Oncol · Pubmed #23290583.

ABSTRACT: AIMS: The incidence of intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN) is rising and these neoplasms now represent up to 25% of resected pancreatic neoplasms. The optimal postoperative management of resected invasive IPMN is still debated in the absence of large prospective clinical trials and of validated prognostic factors in this setting. The objective of our study was to identify potential prognostic factors and to investigate the role of adjuvant therapies for patients radically resected for invasive IPMN. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed clinical and pathological data regarding a large series of patients with invasive IPMN who underwent surgical resection in the last six years at University Hospital of Pisa. RESULTS: Sixty-four patients were considered for the analysis, thirty-three of whom received adjuvant chemotherapy with gemcitabine. In our series node involvement and high tumoral grade emerged as the major pathologic prognostic factors. Patients treated with adjuvant chemotherapy with gemcitabine experienced a longer disease-free survival than those who received surgery alone. CONCLUSIONS: Gemcitabine-based chemotherapy seems beneficial as adjuvant treatment for patients with resected invasive IPMN.

3 Article Management of neuroendocrine tumors: a meeting of experts from Latin America. 2008

Costa, F / Domenichini, E / Garavito, G / Medrano, R / Mendez, G / O'Connor, J / Rojas, W / Torres, S / Younes, R N / Delle Fave, G / Oberg, K. ·Hospital Sírio Libanês, São Paulo, Brazil. ·Neuroendocrinology · Pubmed #18663282.

ABSTRACT: A panel of experts from Latin America convened in Brazil, in May of 2007, for consensus recommendations regarding the management of neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) of the gastrointestinal tract and pancreas. The recently introduced World Health Organization classification of NETs represents a step forward, but the former classification of carcinoids into foregut, midgut and hindgut is still likely to be useful in the near future. Macroscopic description of the tumor should be followed by light microscopic examination and immunohistochemical staining, whereas other techniques might not be widely available in Latin America. Surgery remains the mainstay of treatment for patients with potentially curable tumors, and adequate selection is paramount in order to optimize treatment results. Regarding systemic therapy, patients with well-differentiated tumors or islet-cell carcinomas may be categorized as having indolent disease, while patients with poorly differentiated, anaplastic, and small-cell carcinomas, or with atypical carcinoids, may be approached initially as having aggressive disease. Somatostatin analogues play a cytostatic role in indolent tumors, and chemotherapy may play a role against other, more aggressive NETs. Obviously, there is an urgent need for novel therapies that are effective against NETs.