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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)
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)
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 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)
Interest in equivalence trials has been increasing for many years, though the methodology which has been developed for such trials is mainly for uncensored data. In cancer research we are more often concerned with survival. In an efficacy trial, the null hypothesis specifies equality of the two survival distributions, but in an equivalence trial, a null(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)
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)
Study of 724 cases of Wilm's tumor treated between 1952 and 1980 at the Gustave-Roussy Institute, according to 5 successive therapeutic protocols with or without chemotherapy (Actinomycin alone or Actinomycin and Vincristine). Recovery rates change from 44 to over 90% during this period. Improvement of survival was first obtained by the efficient treatment(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)
To determine which factors impact on quality of life of patients with bone tumor, we used the Children Health Questionnaire French version. Thirty-seven patients (25 males, 19 osteosarcoma, 18 Ewing sarcoma) were studied. At assessment, median age was 15 years, median follow-up was 4 years. Mean scores were 60, 81, 76, 74, 70, 87 for general health,(More)