Marie-Dominique P Tabone

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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)
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)
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)
We aimed to evaluate the prognostic significance of traditional clinical predictors in osteosarcoma through an international collaboration of 10 teams of investigators (2680 patients) who participated. In multivariate models the mortality risk increased with older age, presence of metastatic disease at diagnosis, development of local recurrence when the(More)
AIM To evaluate the impact of postoperative injection into the hepatic artery of 131-iodine-labeled lipiodol on disease-free and overall survival rates in patients who underwent liver surgical resection for hepatocellular carcinoma. METHODS Ten consecutive patients with HCV (hepatitis C virus)-related cirrhosis who underwent liver surgical resection for(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)
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)
Sulfadiazine-associated urinary calculi have been described in HIV-positive adult patients but rarely in children. We report two pediatric cases of sulfadiazine-induced nephrolithiasis and review 45 adult cases from the literature. One had a hyper-IgM syndrome and was treated with sulfadiazine for cerebral toxoplasmosis, the other had toxoplasmic retinitis.(More)
AIM This phase II study evaluated efficacy, safety and pharmacokinetics (PK) profile of combination intravenous vinorelbine (VNL) and continuous low doses oral cyclophosphamide (CPM) combination in children and young adults with a recurrent or refractory solid tumour. METHODS A total of 117 patients (median age, 12 years) within six disease strata(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)