Chantal Rodary

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Little is known about patients' satisfaction with care in oncology hospitals across cultural contexts. Within the EORTC, we developed a 32-item satisfaction with care questionnaire to measure patients' appraisal of hospital doctors and nurses, as well as aspects of care organisation and services. This study assessed the psychometric characteristics of the(More)
The aim of this study was to identify factors associated significantly with hospitalised cancer patients' satisfaction with care. Patients were recruited from four geographical/cultural groups, including five European countries and Taiwan. They rated their level of satisfaction by completing the EORTC IN-PATSAT32 questionnaire at home. Additionally, data(More)
BACKGROUND The role of high dose chemotherapy (HDC) in patients with pediatric brain tumors currently is ill-defined. The purpose of this pilot study was to assess the feasibility and the benefit of HDC after radiotherapy in a group of children with newly diagnosed diffuse pontine gliomas. METHODS Patients eligible for study were ages 3-18 years with(More)
Patient satisfaction is now recognised as an important quality of care outcome which is particularly relevant in oncology. Adapted from the EORTC In-Patsat32, the Out-Patsat35 is a 35-item satisfaction with care questionnaire measuring cancer outpatients' perception of hospital doctors and nurses, as well as aspects of care organisation and services. This(More)
The results of a controlled clinical trial of preoperative radiotherapy compared to chemotherapy in patients with nephroblastoma are presented. Of 397 histologically proven cases of Wilms' tumor registered at 34 centers between January 1977 and July 1979, 164 were eligible for the trial and were randomized to receive preoperative radiotherapy and(More)
The risk of subsequent second malignant neoplasm was studied in a cohort of 634 patients, treated for a childhood cancer at the Gustave Roussy Institute between 1942 and 1969, and in complete remission five years after diagnosis. The most frequent types of first primary cancers (FPC) were Wilms' tumours (28% of the children), neuroblastomas (16%), lymphomas(More)
PURPOSE AND METHODS Between January 1981 and June 1993, 137 children and adolescents were each treated at the Institut Gustave Roussy for an initially nonmetastatic osteosarcoma of the extremities. We report the retrospective analysis of 42 cases of recurrence that occurred in this population. RESULTS The median interval between the diagnosis of the(More)
BACKGROUND Metaiodobenzylguanidine (mIBG) is a guanethidine analog that has demonstrated a high sensitivity and specificity in detecting bone metastases in about 90% of metastatic neuroblastomas. However, the predictive value of initial mIBG scan in neuroblastoma patients older than 1 year of age regarding response to initial chemotherapy has yet to be(More)
The second International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) study for rhabdomyosarcoma (MMT84) had several goals. The two principal aims were: (1) to improve the survival of children with rhabdomyosarcoma; and (2) to reduce the late effects from therapy by restricting the indications for surgery and/or radiotherapy after good response to initial(More)
From April 1984 to December 1987, the French Pediatric Oncology Society (SFOP) organized a randomized trial for advanced-stage B-cell lymphoma without CNS involvement to study the possibility of reducing the length of treatment to 4 months. After receiving the same three intensive six-drug induction courses based on high-dose fractionated cyclophosphamide,(More)