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PURPOSE This study aimed to assess prospectively the efficacy of sequential [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG PET) to evaluate early response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy in stage II and III breast cancer patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS Images were acquired with a PET/computed tomography scanner in 64 patients after administration of(More)
This study screened large cohorts of node-positive and node-negative breast cancer patients to determine whether the G388R mutation of the FGFR4 gene is a useful prognostic marker for breast cancer as reported by Bange et al in 2002. Node-positive (n=139) and node-negative (n=95) breast cancer cohorts selected for mutation screening were followed up for(More)
This was a phase I dose-finding and pharmacokinetic study of vinorelbine (Navelbine) and docetaxel (Taxotere) as first-line chemotherapy for metastatic breast cancer. Vinorelbine dose, 20 or 22.5 mg/m2, on days 1 and 5, was followed on day 1 by docetaxel every 21 days, in doses increasing from 60 to 100 mg/m2. Two maximum tolerated doses were reached, the(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Anthracycline-containing regimens are widely used in advanced breast cancer. However, there is a need for new, non-anthracycline regimens that are active in patients for whom anthracyclines are contraindicated. The aim of this study was to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD), the dose-limiting toxicities (DLTs) and recommended(More)
PURPOSE Age induces a progressive decline in functional reserve and impacts cancer treatments. Telomere attrition leads to tissue senescence. We tested the hypothesis that telomere length (TL) could predict patient vulnerability and outcome with cancer treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS An ancillary study in the Elderly Women GINECO Trial 3 was performed to(More)
Background In 2008, a study of the characteristics of hospitalised patients led to the development of a prognostic tool that distinguished three populations with significantly different two-month survival rates. The goal of our study aimed at validating prospectively this prognostic tool in outpatients treated for cancer in terminal stage, based on four(More)
Genetic polymorphisms are associated with breast cancer risk. Clinical and epidemiological observations suggest that clinical characteristics of breast cancer, such as estrogen receptor or HER2 status, are also influenced by hereditary factors. To identify genetic variants associated with pathological characteristics of breast cancer patients, a Genome Wide(More)
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