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To assess anti-tumor activity of sequential epirubicin/cyclophosphamide followed by docetaxel with the randomized addition of celecoxib in HER2 negative patients or trastuzumab in HER2 positive patients. From May 2004 till October 2007, 340 patients with stage II and III breast adenocarcinoma, ineligible for breast conserving surgery, received eight(More)
PURPOSE To assess the specific role of treatment and type of first cancer (FC) in the risk of long-term subsequent breast cancer (BC) among childhood cancer survivors. PATIENTS AND METHODS In a cohort of 1,814 3-year female survivors treated between 1946 and 1986 in eight French and English centers, data on chemotherapy and radiotherapy were collected.(More)
We report the crystal structure of the RNA-dependent RNA polymerase of hepatitis C virus, a major human pathogen, to 2.8-A resolution. This enzyme is a key target for developing specific antiviral therapy. The structure of the catalytic domain contains 531 residues folded in the characteristic fingers, palm, and thumb subdomains. The fingers subdomain(More)
The structural protein VP6 of rotavirus, an important pathogen responsible for severe gastroenteritis in children, forms the middle layer in the triple-layered viral capsid. Here we present the crystal structure of VP6 determined to 2 A resolution and describe its interactions with other capsid proteins by fitting the atomic model into electron(More)
C-erbB-2 and epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) genes were independently shown to be associated with breast cancer progression. In this report, we have analyzed the structure and expression of these 2 genes in the same tumor specimens of a large series of breast cancers. Two clinical types of tumor were studied: inflammatory (IBC) and non-inflammatory(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the chemosensitivity of infiltrating lobular breast carcinoma (ILC) in comparison with infiltrating ductal carcinoma (IDC). Between 1987 and 1995, 457 patients with invasive T2>3 cm-T4 breast carcinomas were treated with primary chemotherapy (CT), surgery, radiation therapy. Clinical response, the possibility of breast(More)
INTRODUCTION Breast carcinomas associated with pregnancy display a high frequency of inflammatory types, multifocal lesions and lymph node metastasis. Because pregnancy results in transfer to mothers of foetal stem cells that can migrate and differentiate into various tissues, we addressed the issue of whether such cells are present in breast carcinoma(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy of Doppler ultrasonography (US) with perfusion software and contrast agent injection (DUPC) during radiofrequency (RF) treatment of local recurrent breast cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS Ten patients were included in this monocentric prospective phase II study. DUPC was performed for each(More)
BACKGROUND Identification of predictive markers of response to treatment is a major objective in breast cancer. A major problem in clinical sampling is the variability of RNA templates, requiring accurate management of tumour material and subsequent analyses for future translation in clinical practice. Our aim was to establish the feasibility and(More)
BACKGROUND The role of radiofrequency (RF) ablation to treat local recurrence of breast cancer is unknown. METHODS We conducted a two-stage phase II clinical trial. Eligible patients had a histologically confirmed noninflammatory and < or =3 cm ipsilateral breast tumor recurrence. The tumor site was identified by intraoperative sonography. A LeVeen needle(More)