Sophie Françoise Mauricette Derchain

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PD-L1 and PD-L2 constitute an important antitumor immune response. In breast cancer, their prognostic value is still to be defined. In this study, we investigate the correlation between PD-L1 and PD-L2 protein expressions with clinical and pathologic features and disease-free survival and overall survival. To assess PD-L1 and PD-L2 expressions, we conducted(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the capacity to predict malignancy in women with adnexal tumors using CA 125 measurement and ultrasound criteria. METHODS This was a cross-sectional study including 103 women with a total of 110 adnexal tumors. CA 125 level was measured in a sample of peripheral blood. Lesions were classified by ultrasound, using standardized(More)
OBJECTIVES This is a European Commission (EC)-funded ongoing study known as the LAMS (Latin American Screening) study, where PAP smear/liquid-based cytology and screening colposcopy were compared with i) three optional screening tools [visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA), or Lugol's iodine (VILI), cervicography] and with ii) Hybrid Capture II from a)(More)
In this paper we develop a Bayesian analysis to estimate the disease prevalence, the sensitivity and specificity of three cervical cancer screening tests (cervical cytology, visual inspection with acetic acid and Hybrid Capture II) in the presence of a covariate and in the absence of a gold standard. We use Metropolis-Hastings algorithm to obtain the(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine previous Pap smear history in women screened for cervical cancer with cytological or histological abnormalities. METHODS Cross-sectional study in a sample of 5,485 women (15-65 years old) who self-referred to cervical cancer screening in Sao Paulo and Campinas, Southeastern Brazil, between February 2002 and March 2003. A behavioral(More)
BACKGROUND Mastectomy negatively affects scapulothoracic and glenohumeral kinematics. Breast reconstructive methods such as the latissimus dorsi flap can result in anatomical modifications that may in theory further affect the shoulder apparatus. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of latissimus dorsi flap reconstruction on the recovery of(More)
OBJECTIVE We compared the performance of cervical cytology and HPV DNA test in detection of residual or recurrent disease following the treatment of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) 2/3 with loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP). SUBJECTS AND METHODS A series of 107 women subjected to LEEP due to histologically confirmed CIN 2/3 between(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to evaluate the correlation between the 2001 Bethesda classification of endocervical glandular abnormalities and histological diagnosis. STUDY DESIGN A series of 155 women with endocervical glandular abnormalities on cervical smears were included: 91 with atypical glandular cells (AGC) not otherwise specified(More)
Aluminum is used in a wide range of applications and is a potential environmental hazard. The known genotoxic effects of aluminum might play a role in the development of breast cancer. However, the data currently available on the subject are not sufficient to establish a causal relationship between aluminum exposure and the augmented risk of developing(More)
Our objective was to assess whether neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL)/lipocalin 2 (LCN2) expression in cervical human papillomavirus (HPV) lesions has implications on the outcome of HPV infections or disease progression. Cervical biopsy specimens from 225 women in the Latin American Screening study were analyzed for NGAL/LCN2 expression(More)