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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)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the sensitivity of sentinel node (SN) ultrastaging and to define parameters that may reduce the overall false-negative rate in women with early-stage cervical cancer. METHODS We analyzed data from a large retrospective multicenter cohort group with FIGO stages IA-IIB cervical cancer in whom at least one SN was identified and(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)
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)
OBJECTIVE Evaluate prognostic significance of low volume disease detected in sentinel nodes (SN) of patients with early stages cervical cancer. Although pathologic ultrastaging of SN allows for identification of low volume disease, including micro-metastasis and isolated tumor cells (ITC), in up to 15% of cases, prognostic significance of these findings is(More)
OBJECTIVE Aims of the study were to identify the incidence of micrometastases in negative para-aortic lymph nodes, and to assess the utility of ultrastaging in histologic evaluation of para-aortic lymph nodes. MATERIAL AND METHODS Patients with advanced cervical cancer and negative para-aortic lymph nodes after routine histology examination were included.(More)
Lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) is generally treated by conservative surgery alone and less often by mastectomy. We report our experience using conservative surgery and whole breast irradiation (WBI) for the treatment of patients with LCIS. From 1980 to 1992, 25 women with a median age of 54 years underwent lumpectomy (20) or quadrantectomy (5) and WBI(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)
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)