Mohamed Bouattour

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PURPOSE Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) may underestimate the efficacy of targeted therapies. In hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) studies with sunitinib, RECIST-defined response rates are low, although hypodensity on computed tomography (CT) scans occurs more frequently. This exploratory analysis investigated tumor density as a surrogate(More)
INTRODUCTION Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors, version 1.1 (RECIST 1.1), may underestimate activity and does not predict survival in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) treated with sorafenib. This study assessed the value of alternative radiological criteria to evaluate response in HCC patients treated with sorafenib. PATIENTS AND(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Based on the success of sorafenib, several anti-angiogenic therapies are currently evaluated in advanced hepatocellular carcinomas. Few biological data are currently available from patients that may help understanding mechanisms of acquired resistance to these drugs. Herein, we report translational data from a post-treatment surgical(More)
172 Background: Despite survival benefit in patients with advanced HCC, sorafenib has been infrequently associated with changes in tumors dimensions, challenging standard RECIST criteria. Experts have suggested new response criteria based on changes in tumor vascularization and density (mRECIST and Choi). Aim is to evaluate response in patients treated with(More)
BACKGROUND Sorafenib is the standard treatment for patients with an advanced stage of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The aims of this study were (i) to evaluate the tolerance and survival of sorafenib-treated patients, in a nonselected population, especially in Child-Pugh B patients; and (ii) to identify potential prognostic factors of survival. PATIENTS(More)
The approval of sorafenib as the standard of care (SOC) for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) fostered interest to further evaluate several other targeted therapies and extend the positioning of sorafenib alone and in combination with other drugs and local therapies at earlier stages and in an adjuvant setting. This review highlights current research(More)
BACKGROUND An increasing proportion of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma are older than 75 years. Previous studies suggested that ageing does not adversely impact survival but they have the drawback of being retrospective and spanning a prolonged period of time. GOALS Evaluate management and prognosis of hepatocellular carcinoma in elderly. (More)
Among neuroendocrine carcinomas of the gut, well-differentiated tumors are highly vascularized, featuring specific characteristics on contrast-enhanced imaging. Well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumors spontaneously harbor hypervascular enhancement, coexisting with areas of necrosis mainly located at the center of tumor lesions. When exposed to vascular(More)
PURPOSE To determine the frequency and factors associated with the presence of intratumoral gas-containing areas in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) on computed tomography (CT) scans obtained 4-6 weeks after transarterial chemoembolization. MATERIALS AND METHODS From June 2010 to December 2011, 201 patients underwent 286 chemoembolization procedures for HCC(More)