Patrice P Carde

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BACKGROUND Little is known about the longitudinal course of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in patients with Hodgkin's lymphoma during their post-treatment follow-up and re-adaptation to normal life. We report on the HRQoL of patients treated in the randomised H8 trial of the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) Lymphoma(More)
PURPOSE To compare (1) clinical staging and irradiation alone versus staging laparotomy and treatment adaptation in patients with a favorable prognosis (H6F); (2) two combined modalities in patients with an unfavorable prognosis (H6U). PATIENTS AND METHODS The H6F trial (n = 262) consisted of randomization to clinical staging plus subtotal nodal(More)
The risk of dying from different causes after Hodgkin's disease (HD) therapy has been quantified from a series of 1,449 patients with early stages included in four successive clinical trials conducted by the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) Lymphoma Cooperative Group since 1963. Overall, 240 patients died and the 15-year(More)
BACKGROUND Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is the major environmental factor associated with Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL), a common lymphoma in young adults. Natural killer (NK) cells are key actors of the innate immune response against viruses. The regulation of NK cell function involves activating and inhibitory Killer cell Immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIRs), which(More)
PURPOSE Motexafin gadolinium is a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)--detectable redox active drug that localizes selectively in tumor cells and enhances the effect of radiation therapy. This phase Ib/II trial of motexafin gadolinium, administered concurrently with 30 Gy in 10 fractions whole-brain radiation therapy (WBRT), was conducted to determine(More)
From 1964 to 1987, the EORTC Lymphoma Group conducted four consecutive controlled clinical trials on clinical stages I and II Hodgkin's disease in which 1,579 patients were entered. From the onset the main aim of these trials was to identify the subsets of patients who could be treated safely by regional radiotherapy (RT). Therefore, several prognostic(More)
From 1971 to 1984, 499 patients with all stages of Hodgkin's disease received mediastinal irradiation at the Institut Gustave-Roussy by 25 MV photons from a linear accelerator. Thirty-five pericarditis (10-year cumulative incidence rate of 9.5%) and 13 myocardial infarctions (MI) (10-year cumulative incidence rate of 3.9%) were observed. In contrast, no(More)
Cardiovascular disease frequently occurs after lymphoma therapy, but it is common in the general population too. Therefore, risk estimation requires comparison to population-based rates. We calculated risk by standardized incidence ratios (SIRs) and absolute excess risks (AERs) per 10,000 person-years based on general population rates (Continuous Morbidity(More)
In this phase III trial, 770 patients with clinical stage I-II Hodgkin's disease (HD) have been enrolled since November 1988. Preliminary results are given for the 605 (79%) patients who have completed their initial therapy. Patients were grouped according to 6 pretreatment prognostic characteristics. In the very favourable (VF) group, treatment consisted(More)
A prospective randomized trial was organized at the Institut Gustave-Roussy to assess the reliability of classical external catheters (CE) versus totally implanted access systems (TI) for delivering intravenous chemotherapy for a duration of at least 6 months. The analysis was performed on the 96 patients whose implantation succeeded (CE 46, TI 50). Failure(More)