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Gravis G.,Institute Paoli Calmettes | Boher J.-M.,Institute Paoli Calmettes | Joly F.,Caen University Hospital Center | Soulie M.,Toulouse University Hospital Center | And 16 more authors.
European Urology | Year: 2015

Background: The role of chemotherapy in metastatic non castrate prostate cancer (mNCPC) is debated. Survival benefits of docetaxel (D) added to androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) were shown in the CHAARTED trial in patients with metastatic high-volume disease (HVD). Objective: To assess the impact of metastatic burden and to update overall survival (OS) data of the GETUG-AFU15 study. Design, setting, and participants: Randomized phase 3 trial of ADT plus D versus ADT alone in 385 mNCPC patients; median follow-up of 7 yr. Outcome measurements and statistical analysis: Primary end point was OS. Secondary end points were biochemical progression-free survival (bPFS) and radiographic progression-free survival (rPFS). Retrospective analysis was by tumor volume. Results and limitations: After a median follow-up of 83.9 mo, median OS in the overall population was 62.1 mo (95% confidence interval [CI], 49.5-73.7) and 48.6 mo (95% CI, 40.9-60.6) for ADT plus D and ADT arms, respectively (hazard ratio [HR]: 0.88 [95% CI, 0.68-1.14]; p = 0.3). Median OS in ADT plus D and ADT arms, respectively, was for HVD patients: 39.8 mo (95% CI, 28.0-53.4) versus 35.1 mo (95% CI, 29.9-43.6) (HR: 0.78 [95% CI, 0.56-1.09]; p = 0.14), for low-volume disease (LVD) patients; median was not reached (NR; 95% CI, 69.5-NR) and 83.4 mo (95% CI, 61.8-NR) (HR: 1.02 [95% CI, 0.67-1.55]; p = 0.9). For upfront metastatic patients, OS was 52.6 mo (95% CI, 43.3-66.8) and 41.5 mo (95% CI, 36.3-54.5), respectively (HR: 0.93 [95% CI, 0.69-1.25]; p = 0.6). The bPFS (HR: 0.73 [95% CI, 0.56-0.94]; p = 0.014) and rPFS (HR: 0.75 [95% CI, 0.58-0.97]; p = 0.030) were significantly longer in the ADT plus D arm. Limitations included the retrospective analysis of metastatic extent and the lack of statistical power to detect a significant difference in subgroups. Conclusions: The post hoc analyses of the GETUG-AFU15 study demonstrated a nonsignificant 20% reduction in the risk of death in the HVD subgroup. Patients with LVD had no survival improvement with early D. Patient summary: In this study, docetaxel added to castration did not improve survival in patients with metastatic hormone-sensitive prostate cancer, partly due to methodological issues. However, early chemotherapy should be discussed with all patients, given the data of three randomized trials including GETUG-AFU15. After a median follow-up of 7 yr, the randomized phase 3 GETUG-AFU15 study (evaluation of early docetaxel in metastatic noncastrate prostate cancer) showed a nonsignificant 4.7-mo overall survival improvement in patients with high-volume metastatic disease. © 2015 European Association of Urology. Source


Roca L.,ICM | Dieras V.,University Pierre and Marie Curie | Roche H.,Institute Claudius Regaud | Lappartient E.,University Pierre and Marie Curie | And 10 more authors.
Breast Cancer Research and Treatment | Year: 2013

The purpose of this study was to investigate, in the context of a prospective node-positive-breast cancer trial HER2 containing-regimen (UNICANCER-PACS 04 trial), the predictive value of HER2, FCGRIIA, and FCGRIIIA gene polymorphisms for cardiac toxicity and efficacy of trastuzumab. We analyzed HER2-I655V, FCGR2A-H131R, and FCGR3A-V158F single nucleotide polymorphisms in patients in adjuvant setting treated by six courses of either fluorouracil 500 mg/m2, epirubicin 100 mg/m2 and cyclophosphamide 500 mg/m2, or epirubicin 75 mg/m2 and docetaxel 75 mg/m 2 every 3 weeks then randomly assigned, in case of HER2 overexpressing tumor, to either trastuzumab for 1 year or nothing. Left ventricular ejection fraction and clinical examination were monitored in each patient, seven times throughout the study to detect congestive heart failure or asymptomatic subclinical cardiac toxicity. All genotypes were analyzed in relation to cardiac toxicity, EFS, and OS. One hundred and thirty-two HER2-positive breast cancer patients were analyzed. The HER2-I655V genotype was significantly associated with cardiac toxicity (p = 0.025). The FCGR2A-131 H/H genotype was significantly correlated with a shorter EFS (p = 0.027). The FCGR3A-158 V/V genotype was not correlated with EFS nor OS. These results might be useful in making a treatment choice of HER2 blockers in adjuvant setting by with an increase in efficacy and decrease in toxicity. © 2013 Springer Science+Business Media New York. Source


Deutsch E.,Institute Gustave Roussy | Lemanski C.,CRLC Val dAurelle | Pignon J.P.,Institute Gustave Roussy | Levy A.,Institute Gustave Roussy | And 12 more authors.
Annals of Oncology | Year: 2013

Background: The ACCORD 16 phase II trial aimed to evaluate the objective response rate after combination of conventional chemoradiotherapy (CRT) and cetuximab in locally advanced anal canal carcinoma (LAACC).Patients and methods: Immunocompetent patients with histologically confirmed LAACC received CRT [45 gray (Gy)] in 25 fractions over 5 weeks, fluorouracil and cisplatin during weeks 1 and 5), in combination with weekly dose of cetuximab (250 mg/m2 with a loading dose of 400 mg/m2 1 week before irradiation), and a standard dose boost (20 Gy). The trial was originally designed to include 81 patients to detect a 15% of objective response increase with the new combination in comparison with CRT. Results: The trial was prematurely stopped after the declaration of 15 serious adverse events (SAEs) in 14 out of 16 patients. Five patients received the entire planned treatment, and the compliance was higher after amendments of the protocol. Among the 15 SAEs, 6 were unexpected. Grade (G) 3/4 acute toxic effects, observed in 88% patients, were general (n = 13, 81%), digestive (n = 9, 56%), dermatological (n = 5, 31%), infectious (n = 4, 25%), haematological (n = 3, 19%), and others (n = 9); and three patients suffered from six G3/4 late toxic effects. No treatment-related death was reported. All 11 assessable patients had an objective response consisting of six complete (55%) and five partial (45%) response 2 months after the end of the treatment. Thirteen patients were followed up with a median of 22 months [95% confidence interval (CI): 18-27] and had a 1-year colostomy-free survival, progression-free and overall survival rate of 67% (95% CI: 40%-86%), 62% (95% CI: 36%-82%), and 92% (95% CI: 67%-99%), respectively. Conclusion: CRT plus cetuximab was unacceptably toxic in this population of patients. Results of others phase II trials evaluating this combination are awaited to confirm these findings. © The Author 2013. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the European Society for Medical Oncology All rights reserved. Source


Gerard J.-P.,Center Antoine Lacassagne | Chamorey E.,Center Antoine Lacassagne | Gourgou-Bourgade S.,CRLC Val dAurelle Paul Lamarque | Benezery K.,Center Antoine Lacassagne | And 4 more authors.
Radiotherapy and Oncology | Year: 2015

Background: During the ACCORD 12 randomized trial, an evaluation of the clinical tumor response was prospectively performed after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy. The correlations between clinical complete response and patient characteristics and treatment outcomes are reported. Material and methods: Between 2005 and 2008 the Accord 12 trial accrued 598 patients with locally advanced rectal cancer and compared two different neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapies (Capox 50: capecitabine + oxaliplatin + 50 Gy vs Cap 45: capecitabine + 45 Gy). An evaluation of the clinical tumor response with rectoscopy and digital rectal examination was planned before surgery. A score to classify tumor response was used adapted from the RECIST definition: complete response: no visible or palpable tumor; partial response, stable and progressive disease. Results: The clinical tumor response was evaluable in 201 patients. Score was: complete response: 8% (16 patients); partial response: 68% (137 patients); stable: 21%; progression: 3%. There was a trend toward more complete response in the Capox 50 group (9.3% vs 6.7% with Cap 45). In the whole cohort of 201 pts complete response was significantly more frequent in T2 tumors (28%; p = 0.025); tumors <4 cm in diameter (14%; p = 0.017), less than half rectal circumference and with a normal CEA level. Clinical complete response observed in 16 patients was associated with more conservative treatment (p = 0.008): 2 patients required an abdomino-perineal resection, 11 an anterior resection and 3 patients benefited from organ preservation (2 local excision, 1 "watch and wait". A complete response was associated with more ypT0 (73%; p < 0.001); ypNO (92%); R0 circumferential margin (100%). Conclusion: These data support the hypothesis that a clinical complete response assessed using rectoscopy and digital rectal examination after neoadjuvant therapy may increase the chance of a sphincter or organ preservation in selected rectal cancers. © 2015 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved. Source


For more than 60 years, the French Comprehensive Cancer Centers participate in public hospital service and are exclusively dedicated to the fight against cancer. This article returns on their history, their model, their group strategy with the creation of UNICANCER, their place in French cancer research and treatments today, their contribution to the cancer plans and the challenges and issues they will face in the next 10 years. Source

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