Éliane Mery

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From March 2003 to April 2004, 77 physicians throughout France prospectively recruited 1289 ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) patients and collected data on diagnosis, patient and tumour characteristics, and treatments. Median age was 56 years (range, 30-84). Ductal carcinoma in situ was diagnosed by mammography in 87.6% of patients. Mastectomy, conservative(More)
INTRODUCTION Conventional lymphoscintigraphy provides planar images with little spatial information on location of pelvic sentinel lymph nodes (SLN). SPECT has better spatial resolution and, in combination with anatomic accuracy provided by CT improves SLN preoperative localization. The aim of the study was to report on the results of hybrid imaging of SLN(More)
The microenvironment is known to play a dominant role in cancer progression. Cells closely associated with tumoral cells, named hospicells, have been recently isolated from the ascites of ovarian cancer patients. Whilst these cells present no specific markers from known cell lineages, they do share some homology with bone marrow-derived or adipose(More)
Within the microenvironment, Carcinoma-associated mesenchymal stem cells (Hospicells) are able to influence ovarian tumor development via, among others, the facilitation of angiogenesis in the tumor site allowing an accelerated tumor growth. We demonstrate the presence of a chemotactism between endothelial cells and Hospicells, and a cell line specific(More)
Although first-line chemotherapy induces complete clinical remission in many cases of epithelial ovarian cancer, relapse usually occurs 18-28 months from diagnosis owing to micrometastases. The present study aimed to evaluate the effect of trastuzumab on disease-free and overall survival in a specially designed murine model of ovarian cancer (OVCAR-3),(More)
Sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy may improve nodal staging in cervical cancer. The aims of this study are to determine the rate of unusual patterns of cervical lymphatic drainage, to determine the rates of micrometastases and isolated tumor cells (ITCs) in SLNs, and to assess the clinical impact of SLN biopsy. Multicenter prospective study conducted between(More)
BACKGROUND The Breast International Group (BIG) 1-98 trial (a randomised double-blind phase III trial) has shown that letrozole significantly improves disease-free survival (DFS) compared with tamoxifen in postmenopausal women with endocrine-responsive early breast cancer. Our aim was to establish whether the benefit of letrozole versus tamoxifen differs(More)
INTRODUCTION Pelvic exenteration (PE) remains one of the most mutilating surgical procedures with important postoperative morbidity. Laparoscopic approach has emerged in an attempt to reduce postoperative complications. The aim of the present study was to compare outcomes between laparoscopic pelvic exenteration combined with a vaginal or perineal approach,(More)
BACKGROUND The microenvironment plays a major role in the onset and progression of metastasis. Epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) tends to metastasize to the peritoneal cavity where interactions within the microenvironment might lead to chemoresistance. Mesothelial cells are important actors of the peritoneal homeostasis; we determined their role in the(More)
As part of the national 2009-2013 Cancer Plan, and with the support of the National cancer Institute and the French ministry of health, the National network for the treatment of rare peritoneal malignancies (RENAPE) has been organized. Its main objective is to optimize the framework for the healthcare management and treatment of rare peritoneal(More)