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On being a pharmacologist

Editorial
What is the role of pharmacologists in modern medicine? This is one of the questions this issue of Pharmadvances addresses. Of note, Grisalfi et al...
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Immune modulation of cancer: mechanisms and resistance

Review
Summary The development and clinical application of immune modulation represent one of the most extraordinary achievements in the treatment of canc...
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The molecular basis of the anticancer properties of quercetin

Review
Summary Quercetin is a major constituent of various dietary products, which is increasingly being investigated as a therapeutic option in the oncol...
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Flavonoids and cardiovascular risk factors: a review

Review
Summary Several modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors are associated with incidence of cardiovascular diseases, the leading cause of death wor...
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Pharmacovigilance, drug interactions, pharmacogenetics and therapeutic drug monitoring of anticancer agents: a valuable support for clinical practice

Review
Summary Clinical Pharmacology is an integral part of Oncology, especially in the modern era of precision medicine. The innovations introduced in dr...
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Patient Associations as key players in pharmacovigilance: results of an Italian survey from the Patient Safety Council

Original Article
Summary Despite an increasing role in selecting and evaluating treatments, Patient Associations (PAs) do not yet play a significant role in pharmac...
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A retrospective analysis on pharmacological approaches to COVID-19 patients in an Italian hub hospital during the early phase of the pandemic

Original Article
Summary COVID-19 is a complex, multi-organ systemic disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus whose pathophysiological basis and pharmacological...
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The European Register of Certified Pharmacologists as an initiative to support the profession of pharmacologist: the Italian experience

Opinion Paper
Summary As of today, pharmacologists should have experience in the various stages of drug development in basic and clinical research, from the labo...
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Therapeutic drug monitoring for the cancer patient: challenges and opportunities

Opinion Paper
Summary Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM) is a valuable option to improve the efficacy and safety of cancer drugs. Here, members of the Cancer Phar...
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