Jacques René Vilcoq

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The aim of this study was to assess a potential advantage in survival by neoadjuvant as compared to adjuvant chemotherapy. 414 premenopausal patients with T2-T3 N0-N1 M0 breast cancer were randomised to receive either four cycles of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, 5-fluorouracil), followed by local-regional treatment (group I) or(More)
Between 1960 and 1980, 518 patients with T1, T2, N0, N1a, invasive breast cancer were treated by limited surgery at Institute Curie with (183 patients) or without (335 patients) axillary node dissection, followed by radiation therapy to breast and nodes. Median follow-up was 8.6 years (1.3 to 25 years). Fifty-six breast recurrences occurred, including 49(More)
BACKGROUND Sarcomas are a rare complication of radiotherapy for breast carcinoma and patients have a poor prognosis. The incidence, histology, and management of patients with sarcomas were reviewed in the current study. METHODS The authors reviewed the records of 16,705 patients with breast carcinoma. Of these, 13,472 (81%) were treated with megavoltage(More)
PURPOSE To present an original technique for breast radiotherapy, with the aim of limiting lung and heart irradiation, satisfying quality assurance criteria. METHODS AND MATERIAL An original radiotherapy technique for breast irradiation has been developed at the Institute Curie in January 1996. It consists of isocentric breast irradiation in the lateral(More)
Whether or not young age at diagnosis is an adverse prognostic factor in breast cancer has long been controversial, in part because much previous work has not taken due account of menopausal status and confounding factors. We have analysed the influence of age on prognosis in a consecutive series of 1703 patients with stage I-III breast cancer. All were(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate clinical and biological characteristics as well as treatment outcome in simultaneous bilateral breast carcinomas. METHODS AND MATERIALS Between 1981 and 1990, 149 patients were diagnosed to have simultaneous bilateral breast carcinoma, defined as tumor arising in both breasts within a maximum of a 6-month interval, in the absence of(More)
PURPOSE Axillary dissection is the standard management of the axilla in invasive breast carcinoma. This surgery is responsible for functional sequelae and some options are considered, including axillary radiotherapy. In 1992, we published the initial results of a prospective randomized trial comparing lumpectomy plus axillary radiotherapy versus lumpectomy(More)
The frequency, time course, and prognosis of local recurrence following primary radiation therapy in 152 patients with early breast cancer treated before 1967 were examined. Local recurrence occurred at a constant rate over the first 14 years after treatment. The crude 15-year local recurrence rate was 22%. Of the 30 patients who developed an isolated local(More)
PURPOSE We report a retrospective series of 850 patients treated by external irradiation for carcinoma of the eyelid at Institut Curie and we compare our results with other techniques: brachytherapy and surgery. METHODS AND MATERIALS Eight hundred fifty patients were treated by external radiotherapy for carcinoma of the eyelid. None of these patients have(More)
Axillary dissection in early breast cancer remains controversial because of its substantial side-effects and because its value with respect to recurrence or survival has not been unequivocally proven. Between 1982 and 1987, 658 patients were included in a prospective randomised comparison of lumpectomy alone with lumpectomy plus axillary dissection. All(More)