UOC THORACIC SURGERY
Head: Prof. Francesco Facciolo, MD
Coordinator center of two multicentric studies of new prognostic factors of early stage NSCLC and sarcoma pulmonary metastases. Contributor center of a prospective multicentric study about the prognostic impact o the kind of lymphadenectomy and lymph node characteristics on node positive patients underwent anatomical lung resection. Contributor center of a prospective multicentric study about the robotic approach in the treatment of locally advanced NSCLC after induction therapy. Collection and banking of tumoral and healthy tissue from lung cancers, thymomas, mesotheliomas for study of tumor’s microenvironment and growth factors, cancer stem cells isolation and colture, identification of genomic signatures (miRNAs) and molecular prognostic factors; collection and banking of blood / serum / plasma samples from patients with malignancies of lung, thymus, pleura as circulating counterparts of tissutal samples for identification of peripheral diagnostic I prognostic markers. Active collaboration with ITMIG.