Caroline Rivera

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OBJECTIVE To describe delays in diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer in patients treated by radiotherapy from the first abnormal imaging to the first day of treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS Our retrospective single-center study included all patients treated for primary lung cancer in our center receiving radiotherapy alone or in association to(More)
Mediastinal germ cell tumors are a rare heterogeneous entity. This study tries to determine the prognostic factors of these tumors. We designed a retrospective study of 31 patients with primary mediastinal germ cell tumors treated in three centers, in France, from 1986 to 2009. The data were statistically reviewed; univariate and multivariate analyses were(More)
BACKGROUND The number of oncogeriatric patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is expected to increase in the next decades. METHODS We used the French Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery database Epithor that includes information on > 140,000 procedures from 98 institutions. We prospectively collected data from January 2004 to December(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to better characterize prolonged air leak (PAL), defined as an air leak longer than 7 days, and to develop and validate a predictive model of this complication after pulmonary resection. METHODS All lung resections entered in Epithor, the French national thoracic database (French Society of Thoracic and(More)
OBJECTIVES Nowadays, early-stage lung cancers are more frequently encountered. Selective lymph node (LN) dissection based on lobe-specific lymphatic pathway has been proposed. Our aim was to study nodal involvement according to tumour location. METHODS We reviewed 1779 lobectomized patients and analysed their pathological characteristics according to(More)
INTRODUCTION Bilobectomy may be performed for different reasons and lung tumors. There are still controversies regarding the results of this procedure. We reviewed our experience of bilobectomy to evaluate the particularities of this resection. METHODS The clinical files of patients operated on for lung tumors in two French centers between 1980 and 2009(More)
OBJECTIVES We examined whether the changes in clinical practice with time correlated with the changes in the 90-day mortality following pneumonectomy. METHODS The clinical records of consecutive patients undergoing pneumonectomy in two French centres from 1980 to 2009 were prospectively collected. The 90-day postoperative course was retrospectively(More)
OBJECTIVE The elderly is a fast-growing segment of the population and the number of oncogeriatric patients with lung cancer is expected to increase. The purpose of this study was to overview surgical habits for lung cancer in octogenarians. METHODS We used EPITHOR(®), the French national thoracic database, created in 2002 and including more than 135000(More)
OBJECTIVES The estimation of risk-adjusted in-hospital mortality is essential to allow each thoracic surgery team to be compared with national benchmarks. The objective of this study is to develop and validate a risk model of mortality after pulmonary resection. METHODS A total of 18,049 lung resections for non-small cell lung cancer were entered into the(More)
Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer death. Understanding lung tumors physiopathology should provide opportunity to prevent tumor development or/and improve their therapeutic management. Cancer stem cell (CSC) theory refers to a subpopulation of cancer cells, also named tumor-initiating cells, that can drive cancer development. Cells presenting(More)