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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)
In ovarian cancer, the immune system fails to eradicate established tumors partly due to the induction of immune tolerance within tumor microenvironment. In this study, we investigated the contribution of plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDC) in the establishment of immune tolerance in a cohort of 44 ovarian cancer patients. In the tumor and malignant ascites,(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)
Hypoxic tumor cells are likely to be resistant to conventional chemotherapy, in large part because many anticancer drugs are unable to penetrate into poorly oxygenated tumor tissue. Here, we used quantitative immunofluorescence to study the distribution of mitoxantrone and AQ4N in tumor tissue. AQ4N is a prodrug activated under hypoxic conditions to AQ4,(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 Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is a heterogeneous group of tumors for some of which the epithelial growth factor receptor (EGFR) pathway may play an important role. We investigated the efficacy and toxicity of an anti-EGFR antibody (panitumumab) combined with a standard neoadjuvant anthracycline-taxane-based chemotherapy in patients with(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)
BACKGROUND To determine the feasibility of two chemotherapy regimens in elderly patients with advanced ovarian carcinoma (AOC). PATIENTS AND METHODS Eighty-three patients >or=70 years were previously enrolled in a trial evaluating carboplatin and cyclophosphamide (CC). On the basis of identical eligibility criteria, 75 further patients were enrolled in a(More)