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BACKGROUND Renal cell carcinoma is one of the most chemoresistant cancers, and its metastatic form requires administration of targeted therapies based on angiogenesis or mTOR inhibitors. Understanding how these treatments impact the human metabolism is essential to predict the host response and adjust personalised therapies. We present a metabolomic(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known about prognosis of metastatic patients after receiving a first-line treatment and failure. Our group already showed in pre-treated patients enrolled in phase I clinical trials that a performance status (PS) > 2 and an LDH > 600 UI/L were independent prognostic factors. In this prospective study, which included 45 patients, we(More)
Obesity is an unfavorable prognostic factor in breast cancer (BC) patients regardless of menopausal status and treatment received. However, the association between obesity and survival outcome by pathological subtype requires further clarification. We performed a retrospective analysis including 5,683 operable BC patients enrolled in four randomized(More)
Lymphopenia (< 1Giga/L) detected before initiation of chemotherapy is a predictive factor for death in metastatic solid tumors. Combinatorial T cell repertoire (TCR) diversity was investigated and tested either alone or in combination with lymphopenia as a prognostic factor at diagnosis for overall survival (OS) in metastatic breast cancer (MBC) patients.(More)
BACKGROUND The SHIVA trial is a multicentric randomised proof-of-concept phase II trial comparing molecularly targeted therapy based on tumour molecular profiling vs conventional therapy in patients with any type of refractory cancer. RESULTS of the feasibility study on the first 100 enrolled patients are presented. METHODS Adult patients with any type of(More)
BACKGROUND Chemokines and chemokine receptors are major actors of leukocytes trafficking and some have been shown to play an important role in cancer metastasis. Chemokines CCL19, CCL20 and CCL21 and their receptors CCR6 and CCR7, were assessed as potential biomarkers of metastatic dissemination in primary breast cancer. METHODS Biomarker expression(More)
Oestrogen receptors can mediate rapid activation of cytoplasmic signalling cascades by recruiting Src and PI3K. However, the involvement of this pathway in breast cancer remains poorly defined. We have previously shown that methylation of ERα is required for the formation of the ERα/Src/PI3K complex and that ERα is hypermethylated in a subset of breast(More)
BACKGROUND We aimed to validate prognostic scores for survival in patients undergoing chemotherapy for advanced or metastatic cancer after first-line treatment. METHODS We previously described two models with good prognostic value based on a combination of Performance Status (PS) and either lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) level or lymphocyte count. These(More)
BACKGROUND Protein arginine methylation is a common post translational modification that regulates protein properties. This modification is carried out by a family of nine arginine methyltransferases (PRMTs). Arginine methylation has already been linked to tumourigenesis as overexpression of these enzymes was associated with various cancers, notably in(More)
The dynamics of disease recurrence shows a bimodal pattern with a fairly broad dominant peak at about 1.5–2 years after surgery followed by a second peak at about 5 years. Nowadays, this clinical pattern is explained by assuming that primary breast tumours as well as their metastases have phases of both arrested (tumour dormancy) and active Gompertzian(More)