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BACKGROUND Loss of fertility is one of the long-term adverse effects of high-dose chemotherapy or total body irradiation for cancer, even in children. Ovarian tissue cryopreservation (OTC) may make it possible for survivors of childhood cancer to have children. We evaluated the feasibility of this technique for prepubertal girls. METHODS Between September(More)
BACKGROUND Primary immunoglobulin deficiencies lead to recurrent bacterial infections of the respiratory tract and bronchiectasis, even with adequate immunoglobulin replacement therapy. It is not known whether patients able to secrete IgM (eg, those with hyper-IgM [HIgM] syndrome) are as susceptible to these infections as patients who lack IgM production(More)
Dysregulated cell growth or differentiation due to misexpression of developmental critical factors seems to be a decisive event in oncogenesis. As osteosarcomas are histologically defined by malignant osteoblasts producing an osteoid component, we prospected in pediatric osteosarcomas treated with OS94 protocol the genomic status of several genes implied in(More)
The SFOP-OS94 randomised multi-centre trial was designed to determine whether preoperative chemotherapy regimen combining high-dose methotrexate courses and etoposide-ifosfamide could improve the proportion of good histologic response (5% viable cells) compared to a regimen based on high-dose methotrexate and doxorubicin, in children/adolescents with(More)
STUDY QUESTION What is the effect of different alkylating agents used without pelvic radiation to treat childhood cancer in girls on the ovarian reserve in survivors? SUMMARY ANSWER Ovarian reserve seems to be particularly reduced in survivors who received procarbazine (in most cases for Hodgkin lymphoma) or high-dose chemotherapy; procarbazine but not(More)
The identification of genes as markers for chromosome aberrations in specific tumors might facilitate oncogenesis mechanism comprehension, cancer detection, prediction of clinical outcomes, and response to therapy. Previous physiologic and oncologic data identified the TWIST gene as a marker for mesodermal derivative and bone tissue differentiation, but its(More)
PURPOSE Since the recent development of biologic agents targeting oncogenes, increasing attention has been focused on determining the role of tyrosine kinase receptors in the pathogenesis of tumors. Our study was designed to investigate the status of region 4q12, which contains the candidate gene c-kit, and the expression of c-kit by immunohistochemistry(More)
In our previous study, a frequent rearrangement at 4q12 has been identified by allelotyping in our large and homogeneous population of pediatric osteosarcomas and it was significantly linked to c-kit protein overexpression. To confirm and understand the involvement of KIT in this tumor, the next step of the study was designed to detect the potential(More)
BACKGROUND Based on preclinical data for the antitumour effect of zoledronate in osteosarcoma, we assessed whether zoledronate combined with chemotherapy and surgery improved event-free survival in children and adults with osteosarcoma. METHODS In this randomised, multicentre, open-label, phase 3 trial (OS2006), patients aged between 5 years and 50 years(More)
Introduction. Osteosarcoma relapse has a poor prognosis, with less than 25% survival at 5 years. We describe the experience of the French Society of Paediatric Oncology (SFCE) with high dose (HD) thiotepa and autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) in 45 children with relapsed osteosarcoma. Patients and Methods. Between 1992 and 2004, 53 patients(More)