R Delva

Institut De Cancérologie De L'Ouest - Centre Paul Papin, Naoned, Pays de la Loire, France

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    ABSTRACT: High-dose chemotherapy (HDCT) is an effective salvage treatment for germ-cell tumors (GCTs) patients. In the first salvage setting, 30%-70% of patients may achieve durable remissions. Even when HDCT is administered as subsequent salvage treatment, up to 20% of patients may still be definitively cured. However, patients with refractory/relapsed disease still have a very poor long-term prognosis, requiring earlier intervention of HDCT.
    Annals of oncology : official journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology / ESMO. 06/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: The standard treatment for patients with metastatic GCT relapsing after first-line chemotherapy is based on a cisplatin and ifosfamide-containing 3-drug regimen, which usually yields a complete response (CR) rate <50%. As gemcitabine consistently displayed activity in patients with advanced GCT and as synergy with cisplatin was reported, we integrated this drug into the salvage triplet regimen and assessed its activity in this phase II study. The GIP regimen consisted in gemcitabine 1000 mg/m(2) day 1 and 5, ifosfamide 1200 mg/m(2)/d day 1-5, cisplatin 20 mg/m(2)/d, day 1-5, G-CSF 263 µg/d day 7-15, repeated every 3 weeks for 4 cycles. Eligibility criteria were that patients had favorable prognostic factors to conventional-dose salvage chemotherapy including a testis primary tumor and a previous complete response (CR) to first-line chemotherapy for metastatic disease. The primary endpoint was the CR rate and a two-stage Simon design was used. 37 patients were accrued and 29 (78%) achieved a favorable response, including a CR in 20 (54%) and a partial response with normalization of tumor markers (PRm-) in 9 (24%). With a median follow-up of 53 months (13-81), the 2-year overall survival rate is 73% (57%-84%) and the continuous progression-free survival rate is 51% (35%-66%). Myelosuppression was the main toxicity including febrile neutropenia in 8 (22%) patients and 18 (50%) cases required platelet infusion. No grade 3-4 peripheral neurotoxicity or renal toxicity occurred. Two patients died of treatment-related toxicity, one of them with cancer progression. In a multicenter context, four cycles of the GIP regimen achieved a high CR rate in patients with relapsed testicular GCT. The GIP regimen avoided severe neurotoxicity and yielded a high survival rate. NCT00127049.
    Annals of Oncology 03/2014; · 7.38 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Brain metastases (BM) can affect up to 45 % of a high-risk breast cancer (BC) population. Liposomal doxorubicin (LD)-based chemotherapy has demonstrated efficacy in the treatment of BC and LD crosses the blood-brain barrier. The aim of this retrospective study is to evaluate the efficacy of the LD-cyclophosphamide (CTX) combination in BM related to BC. Patients diagnosed with BM related to BC and treated with the LD-CTX combination were eligible. BM objective response rate (BM-ORR), BM disease control rate (BM-DCR), BM progression-free survival, overall survival (OS) and safety were analyzed. 29 patients were eligible. The median time from metastatic diagnosis to brain involvement was 12 months. BM was more frequently observed in HER2+ patients. On average, three courses of chemotherapy were administered without grade 3-4 limiting adverse events. After three cycles, BM-ORR and BM-DCR were 41.4 and 58.6 % respectively versus 50 and 62.5 % when no prior radiotherapy was administered. From BM diagnosis, OS was 23 months. A high BM-ORR is observed with the LD-CTX combination in patients with BM related to BC. This is an attractive therapeutic option for these patients, especially when no prior whole brain radiotherapy has been administered.
    Journal of Neuro-Oncology 01/2014; · 3.12 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: To evaluate the overall benefits of non-taxane chemotherapies in a non-selected population including unfit patients presenting with symptoms and pain. This randomised phase 2 study reports data from 92 patients (52% > 70 yrs-old; 40% PS II) previously treated with taxane-based chemotherapy and collected at 15 centres in France. Patients received intravenous mitoxantrone (MTX), oral vinorelbine (VN), or oral etoposide (EP) associated with oral prednisone. Palliative benefit (pain response without progression of the disease), biological and tumoral responses, and toxicity profile as well as geriatric assessment (in elderly population) were analysed on an intention-to-treat basis. The palliative response rate was 17% for the whole population, and reached 29% when considering the MTX arm. The control of pain was achieved in 40% of the patients. The median overall survival was 10.4 months, and was longer in palliative responders. Few grade 3-4 toxicities were observed. The subgroup analysis of elderly patients showed similar results regarding the number and dose-intensity of treatments, efficacy and safety. In a population including frailty and/or elderly patients, who are poorly represented in most of the clinical studies, non-taxane chemotherapy may remain a relevant option for metastatic prostate cancer having relapsed after a docetaxel-based regimen.While new treatment options are now approved, decision-making process should take into account the expected benefit/risk ratio based on the patient status.
    BJU International 11/2013; · 3.05 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Whether patients with good prognosis and intermediate/poor prognosis advanced seminoma should be treated differently has not been defined. To assess a risk-adapted chemotherapy regimen in patients with advanced seminoma. A total of 132 patients were included in this prospective study. Patients with a good prognosis according to the International Germ Cell Cancer Collaboration Group (IGGCCG) were treated with four cycles of cisplatin-etoposide (EP). Patients with an intermediate prognosis according to the IGCCCG (or a poor prognosis according to the Medical Research Council classification) were treated with four cycles of VIP (EP and ifosfamide) and granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF). Survival curves were estimated using the Kaplan-Meier method. The median follow-up was 4.5 yr (range: 0.4-11.6 yr). Among 108 patients (82%) with a good prognosis who received EP, grade 3-4 toxicity included neutropenia (47%) and neutropenic fever (12%). Among the 24 patients (18%) with an intermediate/poor prognosis who received VIP plus G-CSF, toxicity included grade 3-4 neutropenia (36%), neutropenic fever (23%), thrombocytopenia (23%), anemia (23%), and a toxicity-related death (n=1; 4%). The 3-yr progression-free survival (PFS) rate was 93% (range: 85-97%) in the good prognosis group and 83% (range: 63-93%) in the intermediate/poor prognosis group (p=0.03 for PFS). The 3-yr overall survival (OS) rate was 99% (range: 92-100%) and 87% (range: 67-95%), respectively (p<0.005 for OS). Only four patients died of seminoma or its treatment. A risk-adapted chemotherapy policy for advanced seminoma yielded an excellent outcome with a 3-yr OS rate of 96%.
    European Urology 09/2013; · 10.48 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Objective To evaluate the outcomes following targeted therapies in the management of metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC), through the study of overall survival (OS) and progression-free (PFS). Patients and methods We retrospectively included 78 patients treated with targeted therapies for mRCC at the Paul Papin Cancer Institute from 2004 to 2009. Overall survival (OS), progression free survival (PFS), response to treatment, occurrence of grade III and IV side effects, were analyzed following first and second line treatments. Results Median follow-up was 33 months [5–236], and 41 patients died (52.6%). Median OS was 36 months [95% CI 29–43]. The median PFS was 14 months [95% CI 6.71–21.29] for sunitinib, 38 months [95% CI 11.41–64.59] for bevacizumab with interferon (IFN), and 8 months [95% CI 0–17.03] for IFN alone. A partial reduction, stabilization or increase in tumor size was observed for 19.2%, 47.4% and 25.6% of cases. A second line treatment was given for 53 patients. They received either sunitinib (n = 20, 37.8%), bevacizumab with IFN (n = 7, 13.2%), sorafenib (n = 17, 32.2%), temsirolimus (n = 3, 5.6%) or other molecules (n = 6 11.2%). Grade III or IV side effects were observed for 14.1%, 28.3% and 18.2% of the patients following first, second and third line treatment, respectively. Conclusion Outcomes of targeted therapies in our center upheld the literature data. These therapies allow a benefit survival versus immunotherapy, with sometimes large side-effect.
    Progrès en Urologie. 03/2013; 23(3):184–194.
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    ABSTRACT: To evaluate the outcomes following targeted therapies in the management of metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC), through the study of overall survival (OS) and progression-free (PFS). We retrospectively included 78 patients treated with targeted therapies for mRCC at the Paul Papin Cancer Institute from 2004 to 2009. Overall survival (OS), progression free survival (PFS), response to treatment, occurrence of grade III and IV side effects, were analyzed following first and second line treatments. Median follow-up was 33 months [5-236], and 41 patients died (52.6%). Median OS was 36 months [95% CI 29-43]. The median PFS was 14 months [95% CI 6.71-21.29] for sunitinib, 38 months [95% CI 11.41-64.59] for bevacizumab with interferon (IFN), and 8 months [95% CI 0-17.03] for IFN alone. A partial reduction, stabilization or increase in tumor size was observed for 19.2%, 47.4% and 25.6% of cases. A second line treatment was given for 53 patients. They received either sunitinib (n=20, 37.8%), bevacizumab with IFN (n=7, 13.2%), sorafenib (n=17, 32.2%), temsirolimus (n=3, 5.6%) or other molecules (n=6 11.2%). Grade III or IV side effects were observed for 14.1%, 28.3% and 18.2% of the patients following first, second and third line treatment, respectively. Outcomes of targeted therapies in our center upheld the literature data. These therapies allow a benefit survival versus immunotherapy, with sometimes large side-effect.
    Progrès en Urologie 03/2013; 23(3):184-94. · 0.80 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Although the taxanes paclitaxel and docetaxel are among the most active agents for the treatment of a wide range of cancers, tumours often develop resistance to these treatments. Cabazitaxel is a novel taxane active in both preclinical models of chemotherapy-sensitive and -resistant human tumours and patients with advanced prostate cancer that progressed following docetaxel treatment. AIM: To establish the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) and dose-limiting toxicities (DLTs) of cabazitaxel. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Cabazitaxel was administered every 3weeks to patients with advanced solid tumours. The design allowed intrapatient dose escalation. The primary objective was to determine the MTD. Secondary objectives were to describe the safety profile, establish an appropriate dose, determine the pharmacokinetic (PK) profile of cabazitaxel, and assess antitumour activity. RESULTS: Twenty-one patients were recruited. The MTD was reached at 30mg/m(2), at which three of five patients experienced haematologic DLTs during the first cycle. DLTs during subsequent cycles were mainly haematologic and reported at 25 and 30mg/m(2) dosing levels. Nail disorders and severe alopecia were not reported, and neurotoxicity, fluid retention and hypersensitivity were mild and infrequent. Cabazitaxel demonstrated linear PK, a triphasic elimination profile, with a long half-life and high clearance. Of the 19 patients evaluable for response, one unconfirmed partial response and six occurrences of stable disease were reported. CONCLUSIONS: The 25mg/m(2) dose of cabazitaxel was recommended for use in future clinical studies. In this study, cabazitaxel had an acceptable tolerability profile and activity in cervical, colorectal, endometrial and lung cancers.
    European journal of cancer (Oxford, England: 1990) 09/2012; · 4.12 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: A dose-dense strategy has been considered to improve results of adjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer. This randomised phase II trial investigated the feasibility of this approach with sequential anthracyclines and taxanes-based chemotherapy. Patients with high-risk node-positive breast cancer were treated with three cycles of fluorouracil 500 mg m(-2), epirubicin 100 mg m(-2), cyclophosphamide 500 mg m(-2) (FEC 100) followed by three cycles of docetaxel 100 mg m(-2) delivered at 2-weekly intervals supported by primary prophylaxis with filgrastim. All patients were randomised to either uninterrupted treatment (arm A) or to have a 2-week additional period of rest between the FEC and docetaxel (arm B). The primary endpoint was the rate of success of chemotherapy delivery. Using a two-stage Fleming design, 120 patients were required with one interim analysis. In March 2005, enrolment was stopped into arm A after the observation of severe skin toxicities. Following the planned interim analysis, the study was closed because of the high rate of grade 3/4 skin toxicities in both arms (arm A: 32.4% and arm B: 18.9%). Sequential dose-dense FEC 100 followed by docetaxel 100 mg m(-2) is not feasible. Feasibility still depends largely on several factors including the choice of drugs, dosage and sequence of administration.
    British Journal of Cancer 11/2011; 105(10):1480-6. · 5.08 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: There are limited data on treatment outcomes in the growing population of elderly patients with locally recurrent/metastatic breast cancer (LR/mBC). To gain information on first-line bevacizumab combined with chemotherapy in the elderly, we analyzed data from the ATHENA trial in routine oncology practice. Patients with human epidermal growth factor receptor-2-negative LR/mBC received first-line bevacizumab with standard chemotherapy until disease progression, unacceptable toxicity, or physician/patient decision. We carried out a subgroup analysis of safety and efficacy in patients aged≥70 years. Possible correlations between tolerability and baseline comorbidities or Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group status were explored. Bevacizumab was combined with single-agent paclitaxel in 46% of older patients. Only hypertension and proteinuria were more common in older than in younger patients (grade≥3 hypertension: 6.9% versus 4.2%, respectively; grade≥3 proteinuria: 4.0% versus 1.5%, respectively). Grade≥3 arterial/venous thromboembolism occurred in 2.9% versus 3.3%, respectively. Further analysis revealed no relationship between baseline presence and severity of hypertension and risk of developing hypertension during bevacizumab-containing therapy. Median time to progression was 10.4 months in patients aged≥70 years. These findings suggest that bevacizumab-containing therapy is tolerable and active in patients aged≥70 years. Hypertension was more common than in younger patients but was manageable. We find no evidence precluding the use of bevacizumab in older patients, including those with hypertension, although age may influence chemotherapy choice.
    Annals of Oncology 03/2011; 23(1):111-8. · 7.38 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: • Functional polymorphisms on the VEGF-A gene, known to be linked to cancer risk or to VEGF-A plasma concentrations, have been identified. So far, limited knowledge has been published on the relationships between toxicity/efficacy of bevacizumab-based therapy and VEGF-A polymorphisms (tumoral DNA). We therefore prospectively tested the impact of these five gene polymorphisms (blood DNA) on the pharmacodynamics of bevacizumab-based treatment administered in metastatic breast cancer patients. • Present data obtained from a prospective study suggest a role for VEGF-A 936C > T polymorphism as a potential predictor of time to progression in breast cancer patients receiving bevacizumab-containing therapy. Also, the VEGF-A-634G > C polymorphism was linked to bevacizumab-related toxicity. AIMS To test prospectively the impact of VEGF-A gene polymorphisms on the pharmacodynamics of bevacizumab-chemotherapy in breast cancer patients. As part of the single-arm MO19391 trial, 137 women with locally recurrent or metastatic breast cancer receiving first-line bevacizumab-containing therapy were analysed. Patients received bevacizumab associated (76%) or not (24%) with taxane-based chemotherapy. Clinical evaluation included clinical response, time to progression (TTP) and a toxicity score corresponding to the sum of each maximum observed toxicity grade (hypertension, haemorrhage, arterial and venous thrombo-embolism). Functional VEGF-A polymorphisms at position -2578 C > A, -1498 T > C, -1154 G > A, -634 G > C and 936 C > T were analysed by PCR-RFLP (blood DNA). Overall response rate (complete response (CR) + partial response (PR)) was 61%. Median TTP was 11 months. None of the VEGF-A polymorphisms was significantly linked to clinical response. Analysis of the 936C > T polymorphism revealed that the 96 patients homozygous for the 936C allele exhibited a marked tendency for a shorter TTP (median 9.7 months) than the 32 patients bearing the 936T allele (median 11.5 months, P= 0.022) of which 30 were CT and two were homozygous TT. Other polymorphisms did not influence TTP. VEGF-A-634 G > C was significantly related to the toxicity score with 39%, 49% and 81% of patients with score >1 in GG, GC and CC patients, respectively (P= 0.01). The role for VEGF-A 936C > T polymorphism as a potential marker of TTP in breast cancer patients receiving bevacizumab-containing therapy concords with the known impact of VEGF-A 936C > T polymorphism on VEGF-A expression.
    British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology 12/2010; 71(6):921-8. · 3.58 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: We investigated whether circulating tumor cells (CTCs) and circulating endothelial cells (CECs) predict clinical outcome of first-line chemotherapy combined with bevacizumab in metastatic breast cancer patients. In a French substudy of the MO19391 trial, CTC and CEC counts (CellSearch system) at baseline and changes after two cycles of treatment were correlated with time to progression (TtP). CTC and CEC levels were not correlated in the 67 patients included. At baseline, CTC positivity was a significant prognostic marker for TtP at a threshold of 3 CTC/7.5 ml (P < 0.05) but not at 5 CTC/7.5 ml (P = 0.09). Baseline CEC levels (median 17 CEC/4 ml, range 1-769) were associated with age > or =45 years (P = 0.01), elevated lactate dehydrogenase (P < 0.01) and not with TtP at any threshold. Changes of CTC count during treatment were not a surrogate of TtP, with any of the model tested (threshold based or relative decrease in percent). However, increase in CEC count was associated with improved TtP, at the threshold of 20 CEC/4 ml (P < 0.01). Bevacizumab combined with first-line chemotherapy may modify the predictive value of CTC during treatment possibly due to impaired tumor cells intravasation through vessels endothelium. Variations in CEC levels appear to be a promising early surrogate marker of TtP under antiangiogenic treatment.
    Annals of Oncology 03/2010; 21(9):1765-71. · 7.38 Impact Factor
  • Ejc Supplements - EJC SUPPL. 01/2010; 8(3):90-90.
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    ABSTRACT: L’Observatoire des médicaments et des innovations thérapeutiques (OMIT) Bretagne et Pays de la Loire a été créé en 2003 par lesAgences régionales de l’hospitalisation (ARH) respectives. Il est spécialisé en cancérologie, assure le suivi qualitatif de médicaments en continu et fédère les établissements publics et privés des deux régions sur des objectifs communs. Les prescriptions de trastuzumab (Herceptin®) ont fait l’objet d’une analyse dans tous les établissements recensés par l’OMIT. Suite aux résultats positifs des essais HERA, NSABP B31 et NCCTG N9831 présentés en séance plénière au Congrès de l’ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology) en mai 2005, et publiés depuis, les praticiens du comité de pilotage OMIT ont décidé de colliger toutes les données des patientes traitées dans ces situations afin de connaître les schémas thérapeutiques employés, l’incidence des dysfonctionnements cardiaques en pratique courante ainsi que leurs facteurs de risque. The “Observatoire des Médicaments et Innovations Thérapeutiques OMIT” directed by ARH Bretagne et Pays de la Loire, has been created in 2002. He’s specialized in oncology, monitoring a few drugs every year and brings together public and private hospitals of both two regions on commun objectives. The prescriptions of trastuzumab (Herceptin®) were the object of an analysis in all the establishments listed by OMIT in 2003/2004. Further to the positive results of the trials HERA, NSABP B31 and NCCTG N9831 presented in plenary session to the Congress of the ASCO (Americal Society of Clinical Oncology) in May 2005, and published since, the medical oncologists and the pharmacists of the scientific steering Committee decided to bring together all the data of the patients treated in these situations to know the therapeutic plans used, the incidence of cardiac dysfunction in practice current and their risk factors. Mots clésTrastuzumab-Cancer-Toxicité cardiaque KeywordsTrastuzumab-Cancer-Cardiac toxicity
    Oncologie 01/2010; 12(5):362-368. · 0.10 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this phase II study was to assess the benefits of a weekly administration of topotecan and gemcitabine in patients with ovarian carcinoma having relapsed after platinum/taxane-based first-line chemotherapy. Seventy-seven patients with progression of disease </=12 months after first-line chemotherapy were enrolled to receive topotecan (2.5 mg/m(2)) and gemcitabine (1000 mg/m(2)) on days 1, 8 and 15 (q 28 d). Primary endpoint was the response rate. Stabilization rate and symptom improvement were also assessed. All patients received the combination and 66 were evaluable (>/=2 cycles administered). The only major severe toxicity was neutropenia grades 3 (17%) and 4 (6%). Approximately 60% of the patients received the complete schedule of treatment, dose interruptions/delays being mainly due to moderate thrombocytopenia or neutropenia. The objective response rate was 14%, the values for patients having relapsed within 6 (n=30) and 6-12 (n=36) months being 7% and 20%, respectively. Median durations of response were 4.9 and 6.4 months and clinical benefit rates including stabilizations reached 63% and 69% in patients having relapsed within 6 or 6-12 months, respectively. Corresponding median overall survival was 7.5 and 15.6 months. Symptoms and pain were reduced in 64% and 39% of the patients concerned, respectively. In early relapse ovarian cancer, weekly combination of gemcitabine and topotecan has a modest objective response rate. However, a high proportion of patients experienced stable disease and symptom control leading to acceptable quality of life.
    Gynecologic Oncology 09/2009; 115(3):382-8. · 3.93 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: In patients with untreated metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC), progression-free survival (PFS) was longer with bevacizumab + interferon (IFN)-alpha than IFN + placebo (AVOREN trial). In this hypothesis-generating study, subgroup analysis was carried out to determine the effect of IFN dose reduction. A total of 649 patients received IFN 9 MIU s.c. three times weekly plus bevacizumab 10 mg/kg or placebo every 2 weeks until disease progression. The IFN dose was reduced to 6 or 3 MIU with the development of IFN-attributed toxicity. Differences between treatment arms in PFS, response rate and tolerability were analysed in the reduced-dose group. IFN dose was reduced in 131 patients in the bevacizumab + IFN arm and 97 patients in the IFN + placebo arm during the trial. PFS rates in the bevacizumab + reduced-dose IFN group were comparable with the total population (Kaplan-Meier estimates of event-free rate at 1 year: 0.524 versus 0.427). Bevacizumab + reduced-dose IFN was well tolerated, with substantial decreases in the rate of adverse events following dose reduction. This retrospective subgroup analysis suggests that the dose of IFN can be reduced to manage side-effects while maintaining efficacy in patients with mRCC receiving bevacizumab + IFN.
    Annals of Oncology 05/2008; 19(8):1470-6. · 7.38 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: ContexteLa mise à jour de ces recommandations a été élaborée conjointement par la Fédération nationale des centres de lutte contre le cancer (FNCLCC) en partenariat avec les secteurs public, privé et l’Institut national du cancer. ObjectifActualiser les recommandations établies en 2003. MéthodesL’actualisation des Standards, Options: Recommandations (SOR) repose sur une revue et une analyse critique des données scientifiques disponibles et sur le jugement argumenté des experts au sein d’un groupe de travail représentatif des modes et lieux d’exercice et des disciplines concernées par la prise en charge des patients atteints de cancer. RésultatsCet article présente les recommandations SOR 2008 relatives à la place des traitements complémentaires médicaux de première ligne et de consolidation, établies à l’issue du processus d’actualisation. ContextThe Federation of French Comprehensive Cancer Centres (FNCLCC) initiated the update of these recommendations in collaboration with the French National Cancer Institute and specialists from French public universities, general hospitals and private clinics. ObjectivesTo update the recommendations established in 2003. MethodsThe guideline up-dating process is based on systematic literature review and critical appraisal by a multidisciplinary group of experts, with feedback from specialists in cancer care delivery. Consequently, Standards, Options: Recommendations are based on the best available evidence and expert agreement. ResultsThis article presents the 2008 updated recommendations concerning medical first-line treatment and consolidation treatment of epithelial ovarian cancers.
    Oncologie 01/2008; 10(6):451-457. · 0.10 Impact Factor
  • Bulletin du cancer 01/2008; 94(12):1093-106. · 0.61 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: High cure rates are expected in good-risk metastatic nonseminomatous germ-cell tumor (NSGCT) patients with bleomycin, etoposide and cisplatin. Patients received either three cycles of BE500P or four cycles of E500P every 3 weeks. Disease was defined according to the Institut Gustave Roussy prognostic model. Patients were retrospectively assigned into the International Germ Cell Cancer Collaborative Group (IGCCCG) classification. A sample size of 250 patients was necessary for an expected favorable response rate (primary end point) of 90% and not more than a 10% difference between the two arms. Among 257 assessable patients, 124 and 122 patients achieved a favorable response in the 3BE500P and 4E500P arms, respectively (P = 0.34). Median follow-up was 53 months. The 4-year event-free survival rates were 91% and 86%, respectively (P = 0.135). The 4-year overall survival rates were not significantly different [five deaths versus 12 deaths, respectively (P = 0.096)]. Similar nonsignificant trends were observed in good IGCCCG prognosis patients. Both regimens produced similar results in terms of favorable response rates. As the trial was underpowered for survival analyses, conclusive data would require a larger randomized trial. Unless such a study is done, 3BE500P is the treatment of choice for metastatic NSGCT patients.
    Annals of Oncology 06/2007; 18(5):917-24. · 7.38 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: To determine the feasibility of two chemotherapy regimens in elderly patients with advanced ovarian carcinoma (AOC). Eighty-three patients >or=70 years were previously enrolled in a trial evaluating carboplatin and cyclophosphamide (CC). On the basis of identical eligibility criteria, 75 further patients were enrolled in a trial evaluating carboplatin and paclitaxel (Taxol) (CP). The primary end point of these studies was the feasibility of six courses of chemotherapy. Comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) parameters were assessed in terms of prognostic factors. More patients in the CC group presented with performance status of two or more, depression symptoms, use of co-medications, hypoalbuminemia, abnormal Mini-Mental Status score, or sub-optimal surgery. Both regimens appeared feasible: 75.6% in the CC group and 68.1% in the CP group completed six courses. CC and CP groups had similar overall survival (OS). Independent prognostic factors of poorer OS were the following: increasing age (P = 0.013), depression symptoms at baseline (P < 0.001), International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics stage IV (P = 0.001), and use of paclitaxel (P = 0.025). As this is a non-randomised retrospective review of two consecutive studies, no firm conclusion can be drawn. It seems, however, that in elderly patients with AOC the use of paclitaxel results in more toxicity. CGA parameters and particularly emotional disorders might help to determine a priori the risk/benefit ratio of chemotherapy in this patient population.
    Annals of Oncology 02/2007; 18(2):256-62. · 7.38 Impact Factor

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  • 1993–2014
    • Institut De Cancérologie De L'Ouest - Centre Paul Papin
      Naoned, Pays de la Loire, France
  • 2010
    • Centre Antoine-Lacassagne
      Nice, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
  • 2006
    • Centre Jean Perrin
      Clermont, Auvergne, France