Sophie Ferlicot

Université Paris-Sud 11, Orsay, Île-de-France, France

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Publications (96)214.36 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to clarify the current role of adjuvant and neo-adjuvant in the treatment of kidney cancer. The data were explored in Medline (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov) using the following MeSH terms or combinations of these keywords: "cancer", "rein", "kidney", "adjuvant", "neoadjuvant", "antiangiogenique", "antiangiogenic" and selecting the items produced in their methodology, their relevance to the theme explored and their date of publication. Thirty-two English and French items published between 2001 and 2011 were selected: five studies of evidence level 1, nine level 2 studies, nine level 4 studies, five studies at level 5 and four literature reviews. The cytoreductive nephrectomy as first-line treatment of locally advanced or metastatic kidney cancer is now controversial with the advent of new targeted anti-angiogenic therapies. In neoadjuvant setting, these treatments showed a moderate decrease in tumor volume and rarely improved resectability. In adjuvant setting, their place has yet to be specified and several trials are currently underway. Recent years have seen the anti-angiogenic therapeutic strategies upset in locally advanced and metastatic renal cancer. The development of clinical trials and research protocols will allow us to determine in the near future the optimal therapeutic sequences.
    Progrès en Urologie 09/2013; 23(10):841-8. · 0.80 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Androgen receptor (AR) is essential for testicular physiology and spermatogenesis. SRC-2 and HBO1 are two AR coregulators yet their expression and roles in human testis are unknown. For the first time, we studied by immunohistochemistry and RT-PCR, the expression and distribution of these two coregulators during human testicular ontogenesis, in patients with altered AR signaling (Androgen insensitivity syndrome, AIS) and evaluated the functional impact of SRC-2 and HBO1 on AR signaling in a Sertoli cell context. SRC-2 was present in Sertoli cells at all developmental stages. HBO1 was barely or focally detected in the fetal testis yet its expression, in Sertoli and germ cells, drastically increased postnatally from early infancy to adulthood. In transient co-transfection studies we showed that SRC-2 induced, while HBO1 inhibited AR-mediated transactivation of reporter constructs in murine Sertoli SMAT1 cells. HBO1, but not SRC-2, expression was reduced in testes of patients with AIS compared to normal testes.
    Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology 05/2013; · 4.04 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Mucin-producing cystitis glandularis is a rare proliferative and metaplastic change of the bladder mucosa that produces large amounts of mucus, thus taking a pseudotumoral pattern and resulting in urinary tract obstruction. We report a case of florid mucin-producing cystitis glandularis mimicking bladder carcinoma in a 77-year-old man that was documented by computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. Computed tomography showed diffuse, circumferential, irregular, and lobulated thickening of the bladder wall suggestive of urinary bladder carcinoma. Magnetic resonance imaging showed findings consistent with mucinous content and suggested the correct diagnosis preoperatively.
    Urology 03/2013; · 2.42 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Renal lymphangiomatosis is an extremely rare disease characterized by developmental malformation of the lymphatic system surrounding the kidneys. We present the case of a 22-year-old pregnant female discovered because of worsening. Ultrasound, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging studies were performed. An 18 × 11 × 10 cm voluminous cystic subcapsular lesion compressing the left kidney and subcapsular cysts of the right kidney were found. After the delivery, marsupialization was performed and the pathological analysis confirmed the diagnosis of lymphangiomatosis. A review of the literature is proposed.
    Abdominal Imaging 01/2013; · 1.91 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Up to 80% of patients with idiopathic membranous nephropathy have non-complement-fixing IgG4 autoantibodies to the phospholipase A2 receptor (PLA2R). Membranous nephropathy recurs in approximately 40% of patients after kidney transplantation, but the mechanism is unknown. Here, we describe a patient with recurrent membranous nephropathy 13 days after kidney transplantation whose graft biopsy specimen showed granular staining for C3, C5b-9, C1q, and IgG3κ; electron microscopy revealed subepithelial nonorganized deposits. A search for hematologic disorders was negative. Retrospective evaluation of a biopsy sample from the native kidney revealed a similar pattern: monotypic IgG3κ deposits together with C3, C1q, and C5b-9. Glomerular deposits contained PLA2R in both the graft and the native kidney, suggesting that the recurrence was the result of circulating anti-PLA2R antibodies binding to PLA2R antigen expressed on donor podocytes. Confocal analysis of anti-PLA2R and antihuman IgG3 showed co-localization, and the patient had IgG3κ-restricted circulating anti-PLA2R antibodies. Treatment with rituximab stabilized both proteinuria and serum creatinine, and circulating anti-PLA2R became undetectable. In summary, this case of recurrent membranous nephropathy in a graft suggests that circulating monoclonal anti-PLA2R IgG3κ caused the disease and activated complement by the classic pathway.
    Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 11/2012; · 8.99 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Melanoma is a slowly growing malignancy, with potential distant metastasis at various sites. In this article, we reported three original cases of melanoma metastases in the upper urinary tract, and we achieved a literature review. Symptoms are inconstant and non-specific (pain or haematuria). Nephroureterectomy is performed in the majority of cases. Even if this metastatic location remains uncommon, it should be timely detected in order to allow an appropriate management and to improve the prognostic of melanoma.
    Progrès en Urologie. 10/2012; 22(12):736–739.
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    ABSTRACT: The clinical merit of surveillance kidney graft biopsies remains controversial. A retrospective, multicenter analysis evaluated 12-month surveillance biopsies (SB, 154 patients) versus no SB (NSB, 138 patients (11 with diagnostic biopsy)) in patients >18 months posttransplant with estimated GFR (eGFR) ≥30 mL/min. The primary objective was to describe renal function at 18 months post-transplant in patients with or without SB at month 12. Globally, most recipients in both cohorts were at low immunological risk (<10% of patients with PRA ≥30%). The immunosuppressive regimen remained unchanged following more than half of SB that exhibited chronic lesions (18/33, 54.5%). Mean (SD) eGFR at month 18 (primary endpoint) was 56 (19) mL/min/1.73 m² with SB and 54 (15) mL/min/1.73 m² with NSB (P = 0.48). In the SB group, slight nonspecific changes were observed in 51 cases, rejection (acute or chronic) in 6 cases, CNI-related toxicity in 15 cases, recurrence of initial disease in two cases, and interstitial fibrosis/tubular atrophy (IF/TA) in 83 cases (71.6%), of which 35 cases (30.2%) were grade II/III lesions. eGFR <50 mL/min/1.73 m² at month 6 predicted IF/TA grade II or III (OR 3.85, 95% CI 1.64, 9.05, P < 0.002). SB at 12 months posttransplant did not prompt significant modification of immunosuppression, and no renal benefit was observed.
    Journal of Transplantation 01/2012; 2012:781263.
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    ABSTRACT: To assess the postsurgical survival of patients with urothelial carcinoma of the bladder with pT0 tumor at pathologic examination of cystectomy specimens. A multi-institutional, retrospective database was analyzed with data from 4758 radical cystectomy (RC) patients who underwent RC without neoadjuvant chemotherapy and who were diagnosed with pT0 on the basis of the pathologic specimen. Survival curves were estimated. A multivariate Cox model was used to evaluate the association between prognosis factors and disease recurrence or survival. Overall, 258 patients (5.4%) were included in the study. The median age was 64 years. At last resection, 171 tumors were invasive (at least pT2), and 87 were not. Median follow-up was 51 months. At multivariate analysis, initial location of the tumor and absence of lymphadenectomy were associated with tumor recurrence (P = 0.03 and P = 0.005, respectively) and specific mortality (P = 0.005 and 0.001, respectively). The main limitation of the study is its retrospective design, which is due to the rarity of this situation. Cancer-specific and recurrence-free survival rates were 89 and 85%, respectively, at 5 years and 82 and 80%, respectively, at 10 years. Despite acceptable oncological outcomes, patients with a pT0 tumor at the time of RC are still at risk of recurrence and progression and should not be considered to be entirely cured. In this population, stringent follow-up according to current recommendations should be effective.
    Annals of Surgical Oncology 06/2011; 18(13):3833-8. · 4.12 Impact Factor
  • Annales de Pathologie 04/2011; 31(2):116-8. · 0.24 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: A case of bladder toxoplasmosis in a 57-year-old male Caucasian patient was diagnosed with difficulty due to misleading clinical presentation. The patient presented with pollakiuria and urination burning. Imagery showed pseudotumoral thickening of the vesicle wall. Previously unknown status of HIV infection was found positive through the diagnosis of bladder toxoplasmosis. The patient died rapidly from neurological complications. This is the second published case in which bladder toxoplasmosis reveals an HIV infection.
    Annales de Pathologie 02/2011; 31(1):46-9. · 0.24 Impact Factor
  • Annales De Pathologie - ANN PATHOL. 01/2011; 31(5).
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    ABSTRACT: A case of bladder toxoplasmosis in a 57-year-old male Caucasian patient was diagnosed with difficulty due to misleading clinical presentation. The patient presented with pollakiuria and urination burning. Imagery showed pseudotumoral thickening of the vesicle wall. Previously unknown status of HIV infection was found positive through the diagnosis of bladder toxoplasmosis. The patient died rapidly from neurological complications. This is the second published case in which bladder toxoplasmosis reveals an HIV infection.
    Annales De Pathologie - ANN PATHOL. 01/2011; 31(1):46-49.
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    ABSTRACT: Analyzing the results and validating the procedure of testicular sperm extraction (TESE) performed on the day of oocyte retrieval in non obstructive azoospermia (NOA) patients. Sixty TESE were performed on the day of oocyte retrieval (dOR), in 52 NOA men. Patients were sorted into three groups according to the results of the surgical procedure: 1: sperm recovery with possible sperm freezing (n=20); 2: sperm recovery without freezing (n=27); 3: "negative" biopsy (n=13). ICSI outcomes in the two groups with sperm recovery were compared to those of ICSI performed with frozen-thawed sperm obtained from TESE performed (n=13). The rate of positive sperm retrieval was 78%. While the overall clinical pregnancy rate was 50%, no difference in the fertilization, implantation and clinical pregnancy rates was found in the two groups with positive sperm retrieval as compared to frozen-thawed sperm group. Twelve pregnancies were obtained in patients without further sperm cryopreservation. After TESE in NOA men, cryopreserved sperm produced comparable results with freshly obtained sperm. However, TESE performed on dOR can offer the opportunity, in patients with rare sperm that might not survive freeze-thaw, to have a possible fresh embryo transfer. Couples should be counselled regarding the possibility of oocyte retrieval without sperm for ICSI.
    Journal de Gynécologie Obstétrique et Biologie de la Reproduction 12/2010; 40(2):130-6. · 0.45 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Kidneys from haemodynamically unstable donors may suffer from renal ischaemia-reperfusion (RIR) injury. RIR is associated with reactive oxygen species production that induces inflammation and activates the arachidonic acid (AA) pathway which converts AA into prostaglandin E(2). Amifostine was investigated for its renoprotective potential in RIR. The effect of amifostine (25 mg/kg  =  910 mg/m(2)) on the COX pathway, enzymatic antioxidant activity, the lipid peroxidation marker MDA, serum creatinine and apoptosis was determined in rats. Kidneys were subjected to 45 min of ischaemia and 1 or 24 h of reperfusion. Control groups (sham: coeliotomy, no ischaemia; r1: 45 min ischaemia/1 h reperfusion; r2: 45 min ischaemia/24 h reperfusion) were administered physiological saline intraperitoneally, and treated groups (E1: 45 min ischaemia/1 h reperfusion; E2: 45 min ischaemia/24 h reperfusion) received amifostine 30 min before reperfusion. Serum creatinine increased in non-treated control rats: r1 vs sham (1.6-fold; P <0.007), r2 vs sham (2-fold; P <0.007). Amifostine decreased serum creatinine levels in treated rats: E1 vs r1 (8%; P <0.0025), E2 vs r2 (44%; P <0.0025). Amifostine reduced acute tubular necrosis (25%) 24 h after reperfusion: E1 vs r1 (P <0.004), E2 vs r2 (P <0.03) and reduced COX-2 and microsomal prostaglandin E synthase expression: E1 vs r1 (P <0.03), E2 vs r2 (P <0.02). Amifostine decreased MDA (P <0.04) and reduced caspase-3 expression but did not alter enzymatic antioxidant activity after RIR. Amifostine decreased the degree and severity of tubular damage after reperfusion, probably by scavenging oxygen free radicals and attenuating the cytotoxic effects of inflammatory infiltrates and apoptosis.
    Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation 12/2010; 25(12):3845-51. · 3.37 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: This study aimed to determine the influence of gene candidates on mycophenolic acid (MPA) response during the first year of renal transplantation. A total of 218 renal transplant recipients who received MPA from the first day of transplantation at a fixed dose of 2 g/day were genotyped for ABCB1, ABCC2, UGT2B7, UGT1A9, SLCO1B1, SLCO1B3 and IMPDH1 polymorphisms. Clinical end points were MPA-related adverse drug reactions (ADRs) and acute rejection episodes during the first year post-transplantation. After correction for multiple statistical testing, SLCO1B1 (encoding the hepatic uptake transporter OATP1B1) was the only gene associated with MPA-related ADRs, showing a 75% risk reduction in favor of a protective effect of the SLCO1B1*5 allele (p = 0.002). In vitro experiments showed that MPA metabolites MPA-phenyl-glucuronide and MPA-acyl-glucuronide are substrates of OATP1B1. Their transport was decreased in the presence of the variant transporter (OATP1B1*5). These results suggest for the first time that carriers of the SLCO1B1*5 allele seem to be protected from MPA-related ADRs.
    Pharmacogenomics 12/2010; 11(12):1703-13. · 3.86 Impact Factor
  • Annales de Pathologie 04/2010; 30(2):156-8. · 0.24 Impact Factor
  • Journal of Urology - J UROL. 01/2010; 183(4).
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    ABSTRACT: We have previously shown that angiopoietin-like 4 (angptl4) mRNA, a hypoxia-inducible gene, is highly expressed in clear cell renal-cell carcinoma (ccRCC), the most common subtype of RCC for which no specific marker is available. We here investigated whether angptl4 mRNA 1) could be a useful diagnostic and/or prognostic marker of ccRCC in a large and comprehensive retrospective series, 2) induction is dependent on the VHL status of tumors. Using in situ hybridization, we report that angptl4 mRNA is expressed in 100% of both sporadic (n = 102) and inherited (n = 6) primary ccRCCs, without any statistical association with nuclear grade (p = 0.39), tumor size (p = 0.09), stage grouping (p = 0.17), progression-free survival (p = 0.94), and overall survival (p = 0.80). Angptl4 mRNA was also expressed in 26 (87%) of 30 secondary ccRCCs but neither in any other secondary RCCs (n = 7). In contrast, angptl4 mRNA was neither expressed in 94% non-ccRCC renal tumors (papillary RCCs (n = 46), chromophobe RCCs (n = 28), and oncocytomas (n = 9)), nor in non-renal clear cell carcinomas (n = 39). Angptl4 expression was also examined in tumors associated (n = 23) or not associated (n = 66) with VHL disease. 40 (98%) hemangioblastomas expressed angptl4 whereas all pheochromocytomas (n = 23) and pancreatic tumors (n = 25) were angptl4-negative, whatever their VHL status. Angptl4 mRNA expression was highly associated with ccRCC (p = 1.5 10(-49), Chi square test) allowing to define its expression as a diagnosis marker for primary ccRCC. Moreover, angptl4 mRNA allows to discriminate the renal origin of metastases of clear-cell carcinomas arising from various organs. Finally, inactivation of VHL gene is neither necessary nor sufficient for angptl4 mRNA induction.
    PLoS ONE 01/2010; 5(4):e10421. · 3.73 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Sickle cell disease (SCD) is an increasing cause of chronic kidney disease, but the spectrum of glomerular lesions and their underlying mechanisms remain poorly described. We reviewed 18 renal biopsies from patients with SCD and glomerular involvement and studied the expression of hypoxic markers in the biopsy specimens. Four histopathologic variants were distinguished: focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) (39%), membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (28%), thrombotic microangiopathy glomerulopathy (17%), and specific sickle cell disease glomerulopathy (17%). Chronic organ damage and history of acute chest syndrome were associated with the occurrence of SCD glomerulopathy. All patients exhibited macroalbuminuria but only 6 patients displayed impaired renal function. SCD was not associated with a specific FSGS histologic variant. Long-term follow-up analysis revealed that 50% of patients exhibited chronic kidney disease. Regardless of the histologic variants, immunohistochemistry did not reveal a specific induction of hypoxic markers (inducible nitric oxide synthase [iNOS], nitrotyrosine, hypoxia-inducible factor [HIF]-1 alpha) at the time of renal biopsy. This large study shows that a wide spectrum of glomerular lesions is associated with SCD. Whatever lesions are observed, the renal prognosis is poor, and early renoprotective treatment is necessary. Hypoxic state does not seem to play a key role in the progression of glomerular lesions, but its potential role at an early stage of glomerular injury requires further investigation.
    Medicine 01/2010; 89(1):18-27. · 4.35 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Chromophobe renal cell carcinoma (chRCC) and renal oncocytoma are two distinct but closely related entities with strong morphologic and genetic similarities. While chRCC is a malignant tumor, oncocytoma is usually regarded as a benign entity. The overlapping characteristics are best explained by a common cellular origin, and the biologic differences between chRCC and oncocytoma are therefore of considerable interest in terms of carcinogenesis, diagnosis and clinical management. Previous studies have been relatively limited in terms of examining the differences between oncocytoma and chromophobe RCC. Gene expression profiling using the Affymetrix HGU133Plus2 platform was applied on chRCC (n = 15) and oncocytoma specimens (n = 15). Supervised analysis was applied to identify a discriminatory gene signature, as well as differentially expressed genes. High throughput single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) genotyping was performed on independent samples (n = 14) using Affymetrix GeneChip Mapping 100 K arrays to assess correlation between expression and gene copy number. Immunohistochemical validation was performed in an independent set of tumors. A novel 14 probe-set signature was developed to classify the tumors internally with 93% accuracy, and this was successfully validated on an external data-set with 94% accuracy. Pathway analysis highlighted clinically relevant dysregulated pathways of c-erbB2 and mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) signaling in chRCC, but no significant differences in p-AKT or extracellular HER2 expression was identified on immunohistochemistry. Loss of chromosome 1p, reflected in both cytogenetic and expression analysis, is common to both entities, implying this may be an early event in histogenesis. Multiple regional areas of cytogenetic alterations and corresponding expression biases differentiating the two entities were identified. Parafibromin, aquaporin 6, and synaptogyrin 3 were novel immunohistochemical markers effectively discriminating the two pathologic entities. Gene expression profiles, high-throughput SNP genotyping, and pathway analysis effectively distinguish chRCC from oncocytoma. We have generated a novel transcript predictor that is able to discriminate between the two entities accurately, and which has been validated both in an internal and an independent data-set, implying generalizability. A cytogenetic alteration, loss of chromosome 1p, common to renal oncocytoma and chRCC has been identified, providing the opportunities for identifying novel tumor suppressor genes and we have identified a series of immunohistochemical markers that are clinically useful in discriminating chRCC and oncocytoma.
    BMC Cancer 01/2010; 10:196. · 3.33 Impact Factor

Publication Stats

715 Citations
214.36 Total Impact Points

Institutions

  • 2001–2013
    • Université Paris-Sud 11
      Orsay, Île-de-France, France
    • Institut Curie
      • Service de Radiothérapie
      Lutetia Parisorum, Île-de-France, France
  • 2011
    • Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris
      Lutetia Parisorum, Île-de-France, France
  • 2009–2011
    • Hôpital Bicêtre (Hôpitaux Universitaires Paris-Sud)
      Lutetia Parisorum, Île-de-France, France
  • 2008–2009
    • Pierre and Marie Curie University - Paris 6
      Lutetia Parisorum, Île-de-France, France
  • 2003–2008
    • Van Andel Research Institute
      Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
  • 2007
    • Institut de Cancérologie Gustave Roussy
      Île-de-France, France
  • 2006–2007
    • French National Centre for Scientific Research
      Lutetia Parisorum, Île-de-France, France