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    ABSTRACT: We sought to evaluate the safety and efficacy of TG4001 in patients with human papillomavirus (HPV) 16-related cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) 2/3 at 6 and 12 months. In all, 21 patients with HPV 16-related CIN 2/3 received 3 weekly subcutaneous injections of TG4001. Regression of the CIN 2/3 lesion and the clearance of HPV 16 infection were monitored by cytology, colposcopy, and HPV DNA/messenger RNA (mRNA) detection. A clinical response was defined by no CIN 2/3 found on conization, or no conization performed because not suspected at cytology or colposcopy. Ten patients (48%) were evaluated as clinical responders at month 6. Nine patients experienced an improvement of their HPV 16 infection, by mRNA ± DNA eradication. HPV 16 mRNA clearance was associated with CIN 2/3 cytologic and colposcopic regression in 7 of 10 patients. At month 12, 7 of 8 patients without conization reported neither suspicion of CIN 2/3 relapse nor HPV 16 infection. The remaining patient was lost to follow-up. These promising data warrant further development of TG4001 in CIN 2/3 treatment.
    American journal of obstetrics and gynecology 02/2011; 204(2):169.e1-8. · 3.28 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: To compare the accuracy of thin-layer cytology with Autocyte PREP (TriPath Imaging Inc., Burlington, North Carolina, U.S.A.) with conventional smears in 500 women undergoing cervical cone biopsy. The study was performed among 500 consecutive women presenting for cone biopsy for high grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) on biopsy in 350 (70%) and discrepant cytology/colpohistology in 150 (30%). Before performing a cone biopsy, two cervical samples were collected for conventional smears and thin-layer cytologic slides, with randomization of the order. Conventional smears were stained and diagnosed at Pasteur Cerba, while thin-layer cytologic slides were processed at a local TriPath office (Meylan, France) and sent in a masked fashion for screening at Pasteur Cerba. Any slides initially read as normal were reviewed again and reported without knowledge of the other cytologic or cone biopsy data. The final cytologic diagnoses for the two methods were compared with histopathology of the cone biopsy. The conventional smear was unsatisfactory in 58 (11.6%) of cases, while there were 4 (0.8%) unsatisfactory thin-layer cytologic slides (P < .001). Endocervical cells were missing from 31 (6.2%) of conventional smears and 34 (6.8%) of thin-layer cytologic slides. For the pooled data, sensitivities of conventional smear and thin layer for detecting high grade CIN (0.82% and 0.86%, respectively) were similar as were specificities (0.40% and 0.43%, respectively). When first samples were compared, the sensitivities of the conventional smear and thin layer for high grade CIN were 0.79% and 0.89%, respectively (P = .02), with corresponding specificities of 0.41% and 0.36% (P < .01). When controlled for sample order, the sensitivity of thin-layer cytology for detecting high grade CIN was significantly higher than that of conventional smears in patients with previous abnormal cytology, but at the expense of specificity.
    Acta cytologica 01/2001; 45(4):519-24. · 0.69 Impact Factor
  • Gynécologie Obstétrique & Fertilité 10/2000; 28(9):667-71. · 0.55 Impact Factor
  • 23rd International Papillomavirus Conference.