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)
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)
OBJECTIVES To assess the performance indicators of visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA) and visual inspection with Lugol's iodine (VILI) in four Latin American centres participating in the ongoing Latin AMerican Screening (LAMS) study, in settings with moderate incidence of cervical disease and with poorly to moderately well-organized cervical cancer(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)
Hybrid capture II (HC II) test for oncogenic human papillomaviruses (HPV) was carried out in a cohort of 4284 women at their first clinical visit. Overall prevalence of HPV was 17.1%, decreasing with age from 33.9% among women below 20 years to only 11.0% among those older than 41 years. HPV prevalence was significantly higher among current smokers (odds(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)