Catherine Lhommé

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Although kinase inhibitors raise hope for people with cancer, patients and their clinicians are commonly confronted with the cutaneous side-effects that are associated with the use of these drugs. This review is the result of collaborations between dermatologists, medical oncologists, and pathologists, and discusses the cutaneous side-effects seen after(More)
Growing teratoma syndrome (GTS) is defined as an increase in tumour size during or after chemotherapy for germ cell tumour (GCT), and only mature teratoma at histological analysis of the resected tumour specimen. Between 1985 and 1997, 30 male patients fulfilling GTS criteria were included in the present study. 3 female patients were also included but(More)
BACKGROUND Exosomes derived from tumours are small vesicles released in vitro by tumour cell lines in culture supernatants. To assess the role of these exosomes in vivo, we examined malignant effusions for their presence. We also investigated whether these exosomes could induce production of tumour-specific T cells when pulsed with dendritic cells. (More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to assess and evaluate the clinical outcome and fertility in patients treated conservatively for epithelial ovarian carcinoma (EOC). METHODS Thirty-one patients treated with conservative management EOC were followed up. Optimal surgical staging was performed in 2 cases during the initial surgery and in 27(More)
Conservative management of at least part of both the ovary and uterus can be proposed in patients with borderline ovarian tumour, in order to preserve fertility potential. This conservative management could be carried out even in patients with borderline ovarian tumour associated with non-invasive peritoneal implants (if complete resection of peritoneal(More)
BACKGROUND Results of conservative management of epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) remain controversial in the literature. The aim of this study was to assess the clinical outcomes and fertility following fertility-sparing surgical management of EOC in a retrospective multicentre study. METHODS A multicentre retrospective study was performed by members of(More)
BACKGROUND Initial debulking surgery followed by chemotherapy is the current treatment for International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics Stage IIIC/IV ovarian carcinoma but has a limited efficacy when optimal cytoreduction is not achieved at the end of the surgical procedure. An alternative treatment for these patients could be neoadjuvant(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the patient's clinical outcome following complete or incomplete surgical staging in cases treated for an early stage low-malignant-potential ovarian tumour (LMPOT). One-hundred and one patients treated between 1965 and 1998 for a early stage I LMPOT were reviewed according to whether the initial surgical staging was(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate tumor response rate and treatment toxicity of a modified combination chemotherapy consisting of bleomycin (B), methotrexate (M), and CCNU (C) for patients with locally advanced, squamous-cell carcinoma of the vulva (not amenable to resection by standard radical vulvectomy) or recurrent disease (after incomplete resection). Tumor(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose was to determine the factors influencing nodal involvement and topography of pelvic and paraaortic node involvement in ovarian carcinoma. STUDY DESIGN Between 1985 and 2001, 276 women with epithelial ovarian carcinoma underwent systematic bilateral pelvic and paraaortic lymphadenectomy. RESULTS The overall frequency of lymph node(More)