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Everolimus has demonstrated its efficacy in metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC). Preliminary studies have shown high variability of everolimus blood concentrations (EBC). In other settings, its activity was correlated with EBC. We therefore decided to monitor EBC in patients treated with mRCC to assess its influence on oncologic outcomes. Our study(More)
INTRODUCTION Our study aimed to evaluate whether pathologic complete response (pCR) in early-stage non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) after neoadjuvant chemotherapy resulted in improved outcome, and to determine predictive factors for pCR. METHODS Eligible patients with stage-IB or -II NSCLC were included in two consecutive Intergroupe Francophone de(More)
BACKGROUND Deficient mismatch repair (dMMR) colon cancer (CC) is reportedly resistant to 5-fluorouracil (5FU) adjuvant chemotherapy while preliminary data suggest chemosensitivity to oxaliplatin. We assessed the efficacy of fluoropyrimidine with and without oxaliplatin in a large cohort of dMMR CC patients. METHODS This retrospective multicenter study(More)
BACKGROUND A microsatellite instability (MSI) phenotype is found in about 12% of colorectal cancers (CRCs) and is associated with a low recurrence rate after curative surgery. Several studies have identified clinical and pathological factors predictive of recurrence in resected CRC, but not in the MSI subgroup. PATIENTS AND METHODS This multicentre(More)
GOAL To study the impact of systemic treatment in neoadjuvant strategy before surgery in prostate cancer. MATERIALS Literature reviews with data analysis from PubMed search using the keywords "neoadjuvant", "chemotherapy", "hormonal therapy", "prostate surgery", "radical prostatectomy", but also reports from ASCO and ESMO conferences. The articles on(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this retrospective clinical study was to assess, in the context of the recent evolution of systemic therapies, the potential effect of targeted therapies on overall survival (OS) of patients with metastatic clear-cell renal cell carcinoma (mccRCC) in daily practice. PATIENTS AND METHODS All consecutive patients with histologically(More)
Axitinib is approved with indication in patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Due to the localization of this cancer, physicians sometimes have to deal with hemodialyzed patients. Data exploring hemodialysis (HD) impact on axitinib pharmacokinetic (PK) or safety are lacking. To date, no data have been published on that problematic. This is the(More)
INTRODUCTION Temozolomide and concomitant radiotherapy followed by temozolomide has been used as a standard therapy for the treatment of newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiform since 2005. A search for prognostic factors was conducted in patients with glioblastoma routinely treated by this strategy in our institution. METHODS This retrospective study(More)
INTRODUCTION Pain management is a major public health problem, especially in oncology. In order to assess professional practice, the IRFC-FC conducted a survey amongst patients with metastatic osteophilic solid tumor in Franche-Comté. The aims were to assess the pain prevalence, and its characteristics, its management and its impact on patients' quality of(More)
BACKGROUND A randomized multicenter phase II trial was conducted to assess the sequential treatment strategy using FOLFIRI.3 and gemcitabine alternately (Arm 2) compared to gemcitabine alone (Arm 1) in patients with metastatic non pre-treated pancreatic adenocarcinoma. The primary endpoint was the progression-free survival (PFS) rate at 6 months. It(More)