Didier Cowen

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PURPOSE To report complications, failure rate, and esthetic results in patients undergoing immediate breast reconstruction with a tissue expander and implant, with or without adjuvant treatment. METHODS AND MATERIALS We reviewed the records of the 77 patients who underwent immediate breast reconstruction with an expander/implant between January 1999 and(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the efficiency of Helium-Neon (He-Ne) laser in the prevention of oral mucositis induced by high dose chemoradiotherapy before autologous bone marrow transplantation (BMT). METHODS AND MATERIALS Between 1993 and 1995, 30 consecutive patients receiving an autologous peripheral stem-cell or bone marrow transplant (BMT) after high dose(More)
PURPOSE To assess prognostic factors for adults with medulloblastoma in a multicenter, retrospective study. METHODS AND MATERIALS Data were collected by file review or mail inquiry for 253 adults treated between 1975 to 2004. Radiologists or surgeons assessed disease characteristics, such as volume and extension. Patients were classified as having either(More)
We studied a large kindred with a chronic progressive neurologic disorder affecting at least 10 men and 11 women in four generations in a pattern compatible with autosomal dominant inheritance. In 20 of the affected subjects, evaluated before the availability of computerized tomography and without regard to family history, the diagnosis was multiple(More)
Between 1979 and 1990, 149 patients with non-metastatic thymomas were treated in ten French cancer centers. Patients were staged according to the 'GETT' classification, derived from that of Masaoka. There were 13 stage I patients, 46 stage II, 58 stage III and 32 stage IVA. Gross total resections were performed in 63 cases, subtotal resections in 31 cases(More)
BACKGROUND Shared decision-making is increasingly advocated as an ideal model. However, very few studies have tested the feasibility of giving patients the opportunity to participate in the choice of treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS Women, with non-metastatic breast cancer, eligible for non-intensified adjuvant chemotherapy attending our hospital were(More)
In patients with locally advanced cervical cancer, most of the treatment failures occur within the pelvis. In an attempt to improve local control, 40 patients with bulky tumors (stage IB > 5 cm, stage IIB with distal parametrial invasion, and stage III-IVA) were treated between 1988 and 1992 with concurrent chemoradiation (CCR). The whole pelvis received a(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the survival data and rates and patterns of complications and recurrences for patients who had early uterine cervix carcinoma and underwent brachytherapy and subsequent surgery. METHODS AND MATERIALS Between January 1990 and December 1997, 192 women with cervical carcinoma (Stages IA2 with(More)