Jean-Michel L. Bernard

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PURPOSE The three principal studies dedicated to the natural history of peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC) from colorectal cancer consistently showed median survival ranging between 6 and 8 months. New approaches combining cytoreductive surgery and perioperative intraperitoneal chemotherapy suggest improved survival. PATIENTS AND METHODS A retrospective(More)
The European Childhood Leukaemia - Lymphoma Incidence Study (ECLIS) is designed to address concerns about a possible increase in the risk of cancer in Europe following the nuclear accident in Chernobyle in 1986. This paper reports results of surveillance of childhood leukaemia in cancer registry populations from 1980 up to the end of 1991. There was a(More)
Early detection of relapse has been advocated to improve survival in children with recurrent medulloblastoma. However, the prognostic factors and the longer term outcome of these patients remains unclear. Pattern of recurrences were analysed in three consecutive protocols of the Société Française d'Oncologie Pédiatrique (1985-91). A uniform surveillance(More)
In about 50% of patients with stage IV neuroblastoma, micrometastases are present in the bone marrow when it is harvested for an autograft to follow induction therapy, and the risk of graft contamination by neuroblastoma cells has been the rationale for the use of a purging procedure. However, bone marrow metastases are detected with trephine biopsies which(More)
In the LMCE1 study using a single course of megatherapy most of the relapses occurred during the first 2 years after autologous bone marrow transplantation. A second pilot study (LMCE2) was therefore set up using a double harvest/double graft approach with two different megatherapy regimens. Objectives were to test the role of increased dose intensity on(More)
The Lyon-Marseille-Curie-Est (LMCE) of France cooperative group has previously reported successive series of unselected stage four children older than 1 year at diagnosis with metastatic neuroblastoma (LMCE 1 and 3). The goal of LMCE 5 study was to increase progression free survival rate as compared to LMCE 1 and 3. Based on improvements reported with post(More)