Institute Of Cancerologie Lucien Neuwirth

Saint-Priest-en-Jarez, France

Institute Of Cancerologie Lucien Neuwirth

Saint-Priest-en-Jarez, France

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Pivot X.,University Hospital njoz | Romieu G.,Center Val dAurelle | Debled M.,Institute Bergonie | Pierga J.-Y.,University Pierre and Marie Curie | And 16 more authors.
The Lancet Oncology | Year: 2013

Background: Since 2005, 12 months of adjuvant trastuzumab has been the standard treatment for patients with HER2-positive early-stage breast cancer. However, the optimum duration of treatment has been debated. We did a non-inferiority trial of a shorter exposure of 6 months versus the standard 12 months of trastuzumab for patients with early breast cancer. Methods: We did an open-label, randomised, phase 3 trial in 156 centres in France. Patients with HER2-positive early breast cancer who had received at least four cycles of chemotherapy, had breast-axillary surgery, and had received up to 6 months of trastuzumab (administered by intravenous infusions over 30-90 min every 3 weeks; initial loading dose 8 mg/kg; 6 mg/kg thereafter) before randomisation were eligible. Patients were randomly assigned via central randomisation procedure with web-based software to continue trastuzumab for another 6 months (12 months total duration; control group) or to discontinue trastuzumab at 6 months (6 months total duration; experimental group). Randomisation was stratified by concomitant or sequential administration of trastuzumab with chemotherapy, oestrogen-receptor status, and centre using a minimisation algorithm. The primary endpoint was disease-free survival, with a prespecified non-inferiority margin of 1·15. Analyses were done in the intention-to-treat population. This study is registered at ClinicalTrials.gov, number NCT00381901. Findings: 1691 patients were randomly assigned to receive 12 months of trastuzumab and 1693 to receive 6 months of trastuzumab; 1690 patients in each group were included in the intention-to-treat analyses. After a median follow-up of 42·5 months (IQR 30·1-51·6), 175 disease-free survival events were noted in the 12-month group and 219 in the 6-month group. 2-year disease-free survival was 93·8% (95% CI 92·6-94·9) in the 12-month group and 91·1% (89·7-92·4) in the 6-month group (hazard ratio 1·28, 95% CI 1·05-1·56; p=0·29). 119 (93%) of the 128 cardiac events (clinical or based on assessment of left ventricular ejection fraction) occurred while patients were receiving trastuzumab. Significantly more patients in the 12-month group experienced a cardiac event than did those in the 6-month group (96 [5·7%] of 1690 patients vs 32 [1·9%] of 1690 patients, p<0·0001). Interpretation: After 3·5 years follow-up, we failed to show that 6 months of treatment with trastuzumab was non-inferior to 12 months of trastuzumab. Despite the higher rates of cardiac events, 12 months of adjuvant trastuzmab should remain the standard of care. Funding: French National Cancer Institute. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.


Chalandon Y.,University of Geneva | Cayuela J.-M.,University Paris Diderot | Abbal C.,University of Lausanne | Huguet F.,Institut Universitaire de France | And 12 more authors.
Blood | Year: 2015

In this study, we randomly compared high doses of the tyrosine kinase inhibitor imatinib combined with reduced-intensity chemotherapy (arm A) to standard imatinib/hyperCVAD (cyclophosphamide/vincristine/doxorubicin/dexamethasone) therapy (arm B) in 268 adults (median age, 47 years) with Philadelphia chromosome-positive (Ph1) acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). The primary objective was the major molecular response (MMolR) rate after cycle 2, patients being then eligible for allogeneic stem cell transplantation (SCT) if they had a donor, or autologous SCT if in MMolR and no donor. With fewer induction deaths, the complete remission (CR) rate was higher in arm A than in arm B (98% vs 91%; P = .006), whereas the MMolR rate was similar in both arms (66% vs 64%). With a median follow-up of 4.8 years, 5-year event-free survival and overall survival (OS) rates were estimated at 37.1% and 45.6%, respectively, without difference between the arms. Allogeneic transplantation was associated with a significant benefit in relapse-free survival (hazard ratio [HR], 0.69; P = .036) and OS (HR, 0.64; P = .02), with initial white blood cell count being the only factor significantly interacting with this SCT effect. In patients achieving MMolR, outcome was similar after autologous and allogeneic transplantation. This study validates an induction regimen combining reduced-intensity chemotherapy and imatinib in Ph+ALL adult patients and suggests that SCT in first CR is still a good option for Ph+ALL adult patients. © 2015 by The American Society of Hematology.


PubMed | Montpellier University, Boulogne sur Mer Hospital, Saint Quentin Hospital, University Hospital of Dijon and 22 more.
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Oncotarget | Year: 2016

Peripheral T-cell lymphoma (PTCL) is a group of diseases with poor outcome and few therapeutic options. We aimed to assess the efficacy of bendamustine in real life cohort of patients.Between November 2009 and March 2015, 138 PTCL patients were treated with bendamustine in 27 centers. Population median age was 64 (28-89) years with male/female ratio of 1.4. There were mainly angio-immunoblastic (AITL = 71), PTCL-not otherwise specified (PTCL-NOS = 40) and anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL = 8). The majority of patients (96%) had disseminated disease and extranodal localizations (77%). Median number of chemotherapy lines prior to bendamustine was 2 (1-8). Median duration of response (DoR) after the last chemotherapy prior to bendamustine was 4.3 months (1-70) and 50% of patients had refractory disease.Median number of administered bendamustine cycles was 2 (1-8) and 72 patients (52%) received less than 3 mostly because of disease progression. Median dose was 90 (50-150) mg/m. Overall response rate (ORR) was 32.6% with complete response (CR) rate of 24.6% and median DoR was 3.3 months (1-39). AITL patients were more sensitive than PTCL-NOS patients (ORR: 45.1 versus 20%, p = 0.01). Median PFS and OS were 3.1 (0.2-46.3) and 4.4 (0.2-55.4) months. On multivariate analysis, refractory disease (p = 0.001) and extranodal localization (p = 0.028) adversely influenced ORR. Grade 3-4 thrombocytopenia, neutropenia and infections were reported in 22, 17 and 23% of cases respectively.Bendamustine as single agent could be considered as a therapeutic option for relapsed or refractory PTCL, particularly in chemosensitive or AITL patients. Combinations of bendamustine with other drugs warrant further evaluation.


Pillet S.,Jean Monnet University | Roblin X.,Jean Monnet University | Cornillon J.,Institute Of Cancerologie Lucien Neuwirth | Mariat C.,Jean Monnet University | Pozzetto B.,Jean Monnet University
Expert Review of Anti-Infective Therapy | Year: 2014

Cytomegalovirus (CMV), a member of the Herpesviridae family, is worldwide distributed. After the primary infection, CMV induces a latent infection with possible reactivation(s). It is responsible for severe to life-threatening diseases in immunocompromised patients and in foetuses and newborns of infected mothers. For monitoring CMV load, classical techniques based on rapid culture or pp65 antigenemia are progressively replaced by quantitative nuclear acid tests (QNAT), easier to implement and standardize. A large variety of QNAT are available from laboratory-developed assays to fully-automated commercial tests. The indications of CMV quantification include CMV infection during pregnancy and in newborns, and viral surveillance of grafted and non-grafted immunocompromised patients, patients with bowel inflammatory diseases and those hospitalised in intensive care unit. A close cooperation between virologists and clinicians is essential for optimizing the benefit of CMV DNA monitoring. © 2014 Informa UK Ltd.


PubMed | Institut Universitaire de France, French National Center for Scientific Research and Institute Of Cancerologie Lucien Neuwirth
Type: | Journal: Bulletin du cancer | Year: 2016

Recent innovations in oncology area helped to improve the prognosis of certain cancers including metastatic ones with a decrease in mortality. Recommendations describe the treatment of metastatic cancer as systemic therapy or complementary care and the role of locoregional treatment in the treatment plan only occurs in a palliative context. Currently, in the clinical practice, out of the evidence based medicine, an early locoregional therapy (surgery or radiation therapy) can be proposed in several cases of metastatic cancers. The aim of the present review is to describe the role of the primary tumor radiation therapy in metastatic disease. In metastatic breast, prostate, cervix, rectal or nasopharyngeal cancers, locoregional treatment including radiation therapy can, in some cases, be discussed and decided in MDT. Ongoing clinical trials in these locations should soon precise the benefit of this locoregional treatment. It will also be important to define the specific criteria in order to select patients who could benefit from this treatment.


PubMed | Center Antoine Lacassagne, Hopital dinstruction des armees du Val de Grace and Institute Of Cancerologie Lucien Neuwirth
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Bulletin du cancer | Year: 2016

The score of the MASCC, by means of clinical criteria, estimates the risk of serious complications in patients with neutropenic fever induced by chemotherapy.We retrospectively studied a cohort of patients hospitalized for a neutropenic fever and analyzed complications according to the criteria defined by the MASCC.Eighty-one neutropenic fevers in 71patients were identified. Microbiological documentation was obtained in 33% of cases only. Fifty-eight patients (72%) presented with a MASCC score21 and were considered as low risk of complications. In the total population, 10patients died during their hospitalizations for neutropenic fever, 7 in the high-risk group versus 3 in the low risk group, including 2patients suffering from significant comorbidities not taken into account by MASCC score. Within the low risk group, presence of a metastatic disease and existence of 2 or more comorbidities were associated with a longer duration of hospitalization.This analysis suggests that the criteria of the MASCC are not always enough to thoroughly identify which patients were at risk of complications or could be treated through outpatient management. By better taking into account the comorbidities and tumoral stage, a better selection of the patients who are likely to receive an ambulatory treatment could be made. To date, hospitalization remains frequently necessary in neutropenic fevers, at least in its initial steps, and the place of the general practitioner remains to be better defined.


Balsat M.,Institute Of Cancerologie Lucien Neuwirth | Cornillon J.,Institute Of Cancerologie Lucien Neuwirth
Medecine Therapeutique | Year: 2014

Hairy cell leukemia is a rare chronic lymphoproliferative disorder. Its diagnosis remains difficult due to different variant forms and differential diagnosis that are splenic marginal zone lymphoma and b-prolymphocytic leukemia. The prognosis of this malignancy has been transformed by purine nucleoside analogs, interferon, monoclonal antibodies and recombinant immunotoxins usually used in refractory or relapsed disease. The discovery of BRAF V600E mutation has become the milestone in the disease's history since it was uniformly identified in a HCL series in 2011. This mutation, commonly identified in melanoma, involves the protoon-cogene BRAF, a MAP3Kinase belonging to the RAF-MEK-ERK signaling pathway, which is the central key in several oncogenic processes. This mutation suggests disease-specific oncogene dependence. The detection of this mutation provides an additional diagnosis marker (because not found in variant forms), a best for monitoring minimal residual disease and a therapeutic target with the BRAF inhibitors in specific subgroups of patients, already tested in melanoma. This review aims to summarize the clinical and biological aspects and treatment of hairy cell leukemia and discusses the perspectives provided by the discovery of BRAF mutation in this disease.


Fournel P.,Institute Of Cancerologie Lucien Neuwirth
Revue des Maladies Respiratoires Actualites | Year: 2014

A combination of chemotherapy and radiotherapy is the standard treatment for limited stage small cell lung cancer. We are waiting for results from randomized trials which will shed light on the modalities of radiotherapy. © 2014 Elsevier Masson SAS.


This article proposes a psychodynamic reflection of the paradox that we experience as psychologists during our work with cancer patients who were caught up in between life and death. This surprising paradox would emanate from many and powerful movements of counter transference which we have to identify and to question. Indeed, these movements would often result in some intuitive thoughts of having spent a good or a bad day at work. However, although spending a bad day in oncology could seem quite normal and expected because of the inevitably anxietyprovoking report to critically ill patients, coming back home happy and satisfied from our work as psychologists with these same patients might seem more original. So, the paradox would be this one: 1) the central node — the lethal disease—would remain the red wire of a great and constant mobilization of empathy and shoring, and therefore would generate the risk of burnout, and even professional suffering; 2) however, in parallel, the diversity of issues and psychic resources of our ill patients would feed an immense reserve of potentials and prospects, which are real engines of psychic work in our therapeutic spaces, and so many sources of satisfaction and fulfillment in our psychologists work in oncology. © 2015, Springer-Verlag France.


Feld D.,Institute Of Cancerologie Lucien Neuwirth
Soins; la revue de référence infirmière | Year: 2016

The function of the pivot nurse was created when the Cancer Plans were first introduced to improve patient management and has constantly developed since then. It is an essential role for the coordination of care and the different players involved along the patient's care pathway. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

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