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As tumours in BRCA1/2 mutation carriers might be more sensitive to radiation, we investigated after long-term follow-up whether mutation status influenced the rate of ipsilateral and contralateral breast cancers after breast-conserving treatment (BCT). BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes were screened for germline mutations in 131 patients with a family history of breast(More)
The " Standards, Options and Recommendations " (SOR) project, started in 1993, is a collaboration between the Federation of French Cancer Centres (FNCLCC), the 20 French cancer centres, and specialists from French public universities, general hospitals and private clinics. The main objective is the development of clinical practice guidelines to improve the(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to assess the prevalence and associated factors of sexual activity, sexual problems or sexual satisfaction in French early-stage breast cancer survivors (BCS). METHODS Eight hundred and fifty eligible, post-treatment (6 months-5 years) female patients, aged 18-70 years, randomly selected from a consultation list,(More)
The current extension of the indications for adjuvant chemotherapy, which predisposes to early menopause, and the media coverage of the benefits of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) have led patients with a history of breast cancer to seek treatments for estrogen deprivation. In breast cancer survivors, most physicians avoid HRT because of concern regarding(More)
OBJECTIVE To review the existing options for preserving fecundity in young cancer patients, outlining the differences that exist in each individual cancer situation and how these affect our choice of fecundity-preserving measures. DESIGN Review the pathophysiology data on ovarian function that serve for outlining the advantages and/or drawbacks of certain(More)
There is emerging evidence from clinical and experimental data that familial breast cancers, including BRCA1 and BRCA2 related forms, could be in fact estrogen-sensitive. Interactions between BRCA1 gene expression and estrogens have been reported. On one hand, BRCA1 expression could be induced by estradiol in experimental models. On the other hand, recent(More)
Women with germline BRCA1 or BRCA2 (BRCA1/2) mutations are considered as an extreme risk population for developing breast cancer. Prophylactic mastectomy provides a valid option to reduce such risk, impacting however, the quality of life. Medical prevention by aromatase inhibitor that has also recently shown to have preventive effect may thus be considered(More)
The increased risk of breast cancer recently observed with some specific estro-progestin associations has raised concerns about the harmful effects of menopausal hormone replacement therapy (HRT). It has been proposed that phytoestrogens (PEs), which have a similar chemical structure to estrogens, could be used as HRT. The main selling points of these(More)
Phytoestrogens (PEs) are polyphenols of plant origin among which flavones, flavanones, isoflavones, coumarins, chalcones, lignans and stilbenes are the best representatives. By interacting with specific residues of the estradiol-binding pocket of estrogen receptors (ERs), they induce estrogenic responses, supporting the concept that they could be of(More)
When two options or more can be chosen in medical care, the final decision implies two steps: facts analysis, and patient evaluation of preferences. Shared Medical Decision-Making is a rational conceptual frame that can be used in such cases. In this paper, we describe the concept, its practical modalities, and the questions raised by its use. In(More)