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PURPOSE The European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer conducted a randomized trial investigating the role of radiotherapy (RT) after local excision (LE) of ductal carcinoma-in-situ (DCIS) of the breast. We analyzed the efficacy of RT with 10 years follow-up on both the overall risk of local recurrence (LR) and related to clinical,(More)
BACKGROUND We have previously described gene-expression signatures that predict growth inhibitory and cytotoxic effects of common chemotherapeutic drugs in vitro. The aim of this study was to confirm the validity of these gene-expression signatures in a large series of patients with oestrogen-receptor-negative breast tumours who were treated in a phase III(More)
BACKGROUND In rectal surgery, some situations can be critical, such as anterior topography of locally advanced low tumors with a positive predictive radial margin, especially in a narrow pelvis of men who are obese. Transanal proctectomy is a new laparoscopic technique that uses the transanal endoscopic microsurgery device. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study(More)
PURPOSE Adjuvant radiotherapy (RT) after a local excision (LE) for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) aims at reduction of the incidence of a local recurrence (LR). We analyzed the long-term risk on developing LR and its impact on survival after local treatment for DCIS. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between 1986 and 1996, 1,010 women with complete LE of DCIS less(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Dynamic muscle plasty has been advocated as therapy for refractory fecal incontinence and for anorectal reconstruction to avoid colostomy after abdominoperineal resection. This study evaluates the results of a multicenter experience with dynamic muscle plasty in the treatment of fecal incontinence and total anal reconstruction. METHODS(More)
PURPOSE Predictive factors of non-sentinel lymph node (NSN) involvement at axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) have been studied in the case of sentinel node (SN) involvement, with validation of a nomogram. This nomogram is not accurate for SN micrometastasis. The purpose of our study was to determine a nomogram for predicting the likelihood of NSN(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess with a single-blinded, multicenter, randomized trial, the postoperative results in patients undergoing sphincter-saving rectal resection for cancer without preoperative mechanical bowel preparation (MBP). BACKGROUND The collective evidence from literature strongly suggests that MBP, before elective colonic surgery, is of no benefit in(More)
OBJECTIVE Using a prospective, nonrandomized study, the authors evaluated the morbidity and functional and oncologic results of conservative surgery for cancer of the lower third of the rectum after high-dose radiation. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Colo-anal anastomosis has made sphincter conservation for low rectal carcinoma technically feasible. The limits(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the surgical outcome and the oncologic results of total laparoscopic radical hysterectomy (TLRH) after neoadjuvant chemoradiation therapy (CRT) for locally advanced cervical carcinoma. METHODS All patients who underwent TLRH after CRT for stages IIB-IIA and bulky IB diseases were reviewed. The control group for this analysis was a(More)
The detection of autoantibodies in cancer patients has been shown to constitute an excellent tool for early diagnosis. Because breast cancer still lacks early diagnostic markers, we investigated novel tumor-associated antigens and related autoantibodies in sera from patients with early stage breast cancer compared to autoimmune disease, other cancers, and(More)