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To determine the incidence of reversible amenorrhea in women with breast cancer undergoing adjuvant anthracycline-based chemotherapy with or without docetaxel. We studied the incidence and duration of amenorrhea induced by two chemotherapy regimens: (i) 6 cycles of 5-fluorouracil 500 mg/m2, epirubicin 100 mg/m2 and cyclophosphamide 500 mg/m2 on day 1 every(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this review is to report our experience and the feasibility of neoadjuvant chemotherapy in patients with advanced-stage ovarian cancer. METHODS Forty-five patients with primarily unresectable advanced-stage epithelial ovarian cancer were treated in our center between 1995 and 2002 by platinum-based neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by(More)
The present study included 118 patients undergoing a laparoscopy for infertility. In 86 patients with laparoscopically diagnosed endometriosis (group I), biopsies were taken from areas of apparent endometriosis (n = 86) and from a visually normal peritoneum (n = 52). Histology reveals the presence of endometriosis in 93% of positive sites and in 13% of(More)
OBJECTIVE Our purpose was to determine the contribution of mammography followed by sonography for the detection of nonpalpable breast cancers in Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) density grades 1-4 breasts, in grades 1 and 2 breasts, and in grades 3 and 4 breasts. MATERIALS AND METHODS The results of physical, mammographic, and(More)
We evaluate the performances of sonoelastography in the characterization of breast nodules with histologic correlation. Elastosonography was performed immediately after mode B sonography in 59 patients (65 nodules) by two radiologists, independently. All sequences of elastosonography were recorded. An intra and inter -observers correlation was calculated.(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the safety of fertility-sparing treatment and the remaining chance of childbearing after surgery. DESIGN Retrospective clinical study. DESIGN Gynecology department of a university teaching hospital. PATIENT(S) Seventy-five women underwent surgical management in our institution between 1986 and 2001 for borderline tumors of the(More)
Recombinant human interleukin-6 (IL-6) has previously been shown to increase platelet counts in normal and sublethally irradiated mice, dogs, and primates. To assess its tolerance and efficacy in clinical use, we performed a randomized phase Ib study in patients with ovarian carcinoma. IL-6 was administered during an initial 7-day cycle before any(More)
BACKGROUND An association between the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and better outcome after mastectomy and lung surgery for cancer has been recently suggested. In a retrospective analysis, we investigated the association between intraoperative NSAIDs use in conservative breast cancer surgery and breast cancer disease-free survival(More)
Irregular dysfunctional bleeding of the endometrium (ie, metrorrhagia without organic lesion) is common in women, whether treated or not with ovarian hormones. Several matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) become normally expressed and/or activated at menstruation and cause extracellular matrix breakdown. We therefore explored whether episodes of irregular(More)