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See detailLe traitement multidisciplinaire du glioblastome
BARTHELEMY, Nicole ULg; GENNIGENS, Christine ULg; Scholtes, Félix ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2014), 69

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See detailLe cas clinique du mois. Metastase musculaire en presence d'un cancer de l'ovaire.
Benoit, A.; Jerusalem, Guy ULg; GENNIGENS, Christine ULg

in Revue medicale de Liege (2013), 68(11), 557-61

We report the case of a patient with a sero-papillary ovarian cancer and a pectoral muscle metastasis. Muscular metastases are more common than previously suspected; any physician could encounter this ... [more ▼]

We report the case of a patient with a sero-papillary ovarian cancer and a pectoral muscle metastasis. Muscular metastases are more common than previously suspected; any physician could encounter this type of case in his daily practice. This paper summarizes the literature on the subject. [less ▲]

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See detailRandomized Multicenter Phase II Trial Comparing Two Schedules of Etirinotecan Pegol (NKTR-102) in Women With Recurrent Platinum-Resistant/Refractory Epithelial Ovarian Cancer.
Vergote, Ignace B.; Garcia, Agustin; Micha, John et al

in Journal of Clinical Oncology (2013)

PURPOSE: Etirinotecan pegol (NKTR-102) is a unique, long-acting topoisomerase-I inhibitor with prolonged systemic exposure to SN38 (7-ethyl-10-hydroxycamptothecin), the active metabolite of irinotecan ... [more ▼]

PURPOSE: Etirinotecan pegol (NKTR-102) is a unique, long-acting topoisomerase-I inhibitor with prolonged systemic exposure to SN38 (7-ethyl-10-hydroxycamptothecin), the active metabolite of irinotecan. This randomized phase II trial investigated two dosing schedules of etirinotecan pegol in patients with platinum-resistant/refractory ovarian carcinoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 71 eligible patients were randomly assigned to receive etirinotecan pegol 145 mg/m2 every 14 or 21 days until progression or unacceptable adverse events (AEs). The primary end point was objective response rate (ORR) by RECIST (version 1.0). Secondary end points included response by Gynecologic Cancer Intergroup criteria, duration of ORR, progression-free survival (PFS), and overall survival (OS). RESULTS: The overall confirmed ORR was 20% (95% CI, 10% to 30%): 20% for once every 14 days, and 19% for once every 21 days. Median response duration was 4.1 months for once every 14 days and 4.0 months for once every 21 days. Median PFS for every 14 and every 21 days was 4.1 and 5.3 months, respectively, and median OS was 10.0 and 11.7 months, respectively. Etirinotecan pegol was well tolerated, with the most common grade 3 to 4 AEs being dehydration (24%) and diarrhea (23%). Diarrhea, dehydration, nausea, and neutropenia were less frequent with the schedule of once every 21 days than with that of once every 14 days. CONCLUSION: Both schedules of etirinotecan pegol showed activity in patients with heavily pretreated ovarian cancer, with encouraging ORR and PFS rates. The schedule of once every 21 days was better tolerated and had slightly longer PFS and OS rates. The treatment schedule of etirinotecan pegol 145 mg/m2 once every 21 days was selected for the expanded phase II study and is preferred for future phase III studies. These findings provide support to directly compare etirinotecan pegol versus one of the approved drugs (eg, pegylated liposomal doxorubicin or topotecan) in platinum-resistant ovarian cancer. [less ▲]

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See detailActualites therapeutiques dans le traitement medical du cancer de la prostate resistant a la castration.
Sautois, Brieuc ULg; GENNIGENS, Christine ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2013), 68(2), 94-6

Docetaxel chemotherapy is a standard treatment for fit men with symptomatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. Unfortunately docetaxel resistant disease will systematically develop and second-line ... [more ▼]

Docetaxel chemotherapy is a standard treatment for fit men with symptomatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. Unfortunately docetaxel resistant disease will systematically develop and second-line treatment may be appropriate. Until recently no standard treatment was approved in this setting and mitoxantrone was commonly used. Three new drugs have shown benefit in randomised phase 3 multicenter clinical trials published since 2010. Cabazitaxel, abiraterone and enzalutamide were shown to prolong overall survival of men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer previously treated with chemotherapy. Although still modest these results were deemed clinically significant and led to the reimbursement of Jevtana (cabazitaxel) and Zytiga (abiraterone) in Belgium in 2012. [less ▲]

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See detailCarcinomatose péritonéale d'origine indéterminée
Marchal, Nathalie ULg; GENNIGENS, Christine ULg; JERUSALEM, Guy ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2012), 67(11), 582-586

La carcinomatose péritonéale est définie comme l'envahissement néoplasique secondaire du péritoine. Cette entité peut amener de nombreuses difficultés, à la fois sur le plan de son diagnostic, de sa mise ... [more ▼]

La carcinomatose péritonéale est définie comme l'envahissement néoplasique secondaire du péritoine. Cette entité peut amener de nombreuses difficultés, à la fois sur le plan de son diagnostic, de sa mise au point et de la recherche de son origine ainsi que pour son traitement. Le cas clinique que nous relatons illustre les difficultés pouvant être rencontrées par l'équipe soignante face à une carcinomatose péritonéale et décrit l'importance d'une approche multidisciplinaire pour sa prise en charge. Lorsque son origine n'est pas déterminée avant l'instauration du traitement, la carcinomatose péritonéale entre dans le cadre des carcinomes de primitif inconnu (CAPI). Chez une femme, une telle présentation de CAPI en fait une entité particulière, facteur de meilleur pronostic, pour laquelle un traitement plus spécifique doit être instauré en première intention. [less ▲]

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See detailBevacizumab for recurrent glioblastoma, early observations on patient outcome in the belgian medical need program
Duerinck, Johnny; Clement, Paul; Bouttens, F et al

in Neuro-Oncology (2012, September), 14(3), 51

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See detailPazopanib (Votrient) dans le traitement du cancer du rein et des sarcomes des tissus mous.
GENNIGENS, Christine ULg; JERUSALEM, Guy ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2012), 67(7-8), 437-42

Renal cell carcinoma accounts for 3% of all malignant tumors. Until a few years ago, immunotherapy (Interferon and/or Interleukin-2) was the only approved systemic treatment in the metastatic setting ... [more ▼]

Renal cell carcinoma accounts for 3% of all malignant tumors. Until a few years ago, immunotherapy (Interferon and/or Interleukin-2) was the only approved systemic treatment in the metastatic setting. Better knowledge of renal cell cancer biology drew attention on the fundamental role of angiogenesis. Several strategies targeting angiogenesis have been developed including VEGF and VEGFR inhibitors. They are now the standard treatment in first and second line. Pazopanib, a VEGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor, is one of the treatment options recommended for patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma, in first line and after cytokines failure. Since more recently, pazopanib is also approved in the treatment of metastatic soft tissue sarcoma, after failure of at least one line of chemoterapy. In this paper, we will review the mechanism of action and the clinical results of pazopanib in renal cell carcinoma and sarcoma. [less ▲]

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See detaily a-t-il une place pour la radiothérapie en fin de vie ?
BARTHELEMY, Nicole ULg; JANSEN, Nicolas ULg; GENNIGENS, Christine ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2012), 67(3), 128132

Près de 50 % des patients atteints d’un cancer bénéficient, à un moment de leur trajet de soins, d’une irradiation. Celle-ci peut être administrée avec une intention curative ou palliative, en fonction de ... [more ▼]

Près de 50 % des patients atteints d’un cancer bénéficient, à un moment de leur trajet de soins, d’une irradiation. Celle-ci peut être administrée avec une intention curative ou palliative, en fonction de l’extension de la maladie, de l’état général du patient et de sa volonté. Le but d’une irradiation palliative, sera de contrôler localement la tumeur ou la métastase et, donc, de ralentir l’évolution du cancer. La radiothérapie peut également être utile pour supprimer un symptôme et, ainsi, être un des traitements de confort en fin de vie. La dose totale, la dose par fraction ainsi que la technique d’irradiation sont adaptées à l’intention du traitement. Cet article passe en revue les principales indications d’irradiation en fin de vie. [less ▲]

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See detailTrabectedine (ET-743/Yondelis) dans le traitement des sarcomes des tissus mous et du cancer de l'ovaire.
GENNIGENS, Christine ULg; Jerusalem, Guy ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2011), 66(7-8), 452-5

Soft tissue sarcomas account for 1% of all malignant tumours. Until a few years ago, doxorubicine and ifosfamide were the only active chemotherapy drugs in the metastatic setting. Recently, a new drug has ... [more ▼]

Soft tissue sarcomas account for 1% of all malignant tumours. Until a few years ago, doxorubicine and ifosfamide were the only active chemotherapy drugs in the metastatic setting. Recently, a new drug has proven its efficacy after failure of standard treatments: the trabectedin; its activity is based on interference with ADN repair mechanisms. Trabectedin has just been also validated and reimbursed in patients with ovarian cancer, in partially sensitive recurrence. In this paper, we will review the mechanism of action and the clinical results of trabectedin. [less ▲]

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See detailLe cancer du sein "triple négatif"
Freres, Pierre; Collignon, Joëlle ULg; Gennigens, Christine ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2010), 65(3), 120-126

Le cancer du sein touche une femme sur huit dans les pays occidentaux. Son incidence a considérablement augmenté au cours de ces deux dernières décennies mais, en même temps, le niveau de mortalité ... [more ▼]

Le cancer du sein touche une femme sur huit dans les pays occidentaux. Son incidence a considérablement augmenté au cours de ces deux dernières décennies mais, en même temps, le niveau de mortalité spécifique est resté stable et a même diminué en Europe et aux Etats-Unis, notamment, grâce à l’apport de nouvelles armes thérapeutiques, aux changements dans l’utilisation du traitement hormonal substitutif à la ménopause et à un diagnostic plus précoce. Malgré cela, le cancer du sein reste la première cause de décès par cancer chez la femme de moins de 65 ans. Le cancer du sein «triple négatif», un sous-type représentant environ 10 % des cancers du sein, est caractérisé par l’absence de récepteurs hormonaux aux oestrogènes et à la progestérone et l’absence d’expression du facteur de croissance HER-2 en étude d’immunohistochimie. Ce type de cancer du sein est associé à un profil clinique défavorable avec un haut risque de rechute métastatique précoce. De plus, le cancer du sein «triple négatif» ne présente aucune cible thérapeutique propre et son pronostic est donc particulièrement mauvais. La définition de facteurs prédictifs de la réponse tumorale aux différents traitements et l’apport des thérapies ciblées sont deux pistes susceptibles d’améliorer la prise en charge et la survie des patients atteints par ce type de cancer extrêmement agressif. [less ▲]

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See detailLe medicament du mois. Everolimus (RAD001/Afinitor) dans le traitement du cancer du rein métastatique.
Gennigens, Christine ULg; Sautois, Brieuc ULg; Jerusalem, Guy ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2010), 65(4), 212-6

Renal cell carcinoma accounts for 3% of all malignant tumours. Until a few years ago, immunotherapy (interferon and/or interleukin-2) was the only approved option in the metastatic setting. Better ... [more ▼]

Renal cell carcinoma accounts for 3% of all malignant tumours. Until a few years ago, immunotherapy (interferon and/or interleukin-2) was the only approved option in the metastatic setting. Better knowledge of renal cell cancer biology drew attention on the fundamental role of angiogenesis. Several strategies targeting angiogenesis have been developed including VEGF ("Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor") and VEGFR inhibitors. They are now the usual treatment in first line. Until recently, no standard treatment was available after failure under or after these inhibitors. Everolimus (Afinitor), a mTOR ("mammalian Target Of Rapamycin") inhibitor, has just been validated and reimbursed in this setting. In this paper, we will review the mechanism of action and the clinical results of everolimus. [less ▲]

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See detailANTICORPS MONOCLONAUX ET CANCER DU SEIN: Actualités thérapeutiques
Collignon, Joëlle ULg; Gennigens, Christine ULg; Rorive, Andrée ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2009), 64(5-6), 279-83

About 9,500 new breast cancers are diagnosed in Belgium every year. Improvement of our knowledge of altered molecular events leading to the proliferation of tumor cells has resulted in the development of ... [more ▼]

About 9,500 new breast cancers are diagnosed in Belgium every year. Improvement of our knowledge of altered molecular events leading to the proliferation of tumor cells has resulted in the development of targeted therapies in subgroups of cancers. One of the first validation of targeted therapy is the anti-HER-2 monoclonal antibody trastuzumab (Herceptin) in patients with overexpression of human epidermal growth factor receptor type 2 (HER2) occurring in 20 to 25% of invasive breast carcinoma. Trastuzumab binds the extracellular juxtamembrane domain and is only active in tumor with HER2 gene amplification detected by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH). The results from randomized trials have rapidly lead to the approvement of the drug in the metastatic and then in the adjuvant setting. Another targeted therapy, also approved in the treatment of breast cancer, is the monoclonal antibody bevacizumab with an anti-VEGF (Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor) activity. We will review the benefit of these targeted therapies in breast cancer and their role in the treatment of breast cancer. [less ▲]

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See detailL'image du mois: Thrombus artériel pulmonaire proximal en échocardiographie
PHAN BA, Remy ULg; DEPRETER, M.; GENNIGENS, Christine ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2009), 64(1), 4-5

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See detailAngiosarcome sur lymphoedeme chronique: un cas de syndrome de Stewart-Treves.
Gonne, E.; Collignon, Joëlle ULg; Kurth, William ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2009), 64(7-8), 409-13

The Stewart-Treves Syndrome is defined as an angiosarcoma (very aggressive malignant tumor originating from endothelial cells) appearing in a specific clinical setting. This tumor develops in patients ... [more ▼]

The Stewart-Treves Syndrome is defined as an angiosarcoma (very aggressive malignant tumor originating from endothelial cells) appearing in a specific clinical setting. This tumor develops in patients suffering from chronic lymphedema of the upper limb following mastectomy and axillary lymph node dissection for breast cancer. The diagnosis relies on medical history, clinical examination and a histological assesment (biopsy or resection). This syndrome represents a rare clinical entity. Unfortunately, the prognosis is poor. A large surgical resection is the treatment of choice if the patient is a candidate for a surgical resection with a curative intent Radiotherapy is sometimes used as a palliative local treatment. Chemotherapy is only used in more advanced cases, not curable by surgery alone. [less ▲]

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See detailAnticorps monoclonaux a usage therapeutique en hemato-oncologie. Generalites.
Gennigens, Christine ULg; Collignon, Joëlle ULg; Jerusalem, Guy ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2009), 64(5-6), 264-7

For many years, chemotherapy, hormonotherapy and immunotherapy were the mainstay of cancer treatment. Recent advances in our knowledge of cell biology and particularly of cancer cell transformation ... [more ▼]

For many years, chemotherapy, hormonotherapy and immunotherapy were the mainstay of cancer treatment. Recent advances in our knowledge of cell biology and particularly of cancer cell transformation, growth and metastasis have led to the identification of specific pathways playing a role in the pathophysiology of cancer. New drugs specifically developed to control these targets are collectively named "targeted therapies". Two types of targeted therapies are available: kinase (mainly tyrosine kinase) inhibitors (suffix -nib) are small molecules binding directly to the intracellular kinase domain and acting as competitive inhibitor of ATP binding and monoclonal antibodies (suffix -mab) directed towards specific cell surface receptors or their ligands to prevent receptor activation. This paper will only review monoclonal antibodies (mabs). Thirty years after their discovery mAbs have become efficient therapeutic tools. Progress in molecular engineering as well as improved knowledge of cell signalling pathways together with a better selection of the targets turned them into valuable treatments. Several mAbs are currently licensed for the treatment of hematological or solid malignancies and many others are expected in the near future. [less ▲]

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See detailLe cas clinique du mois. Reaction de rappel d'irradiation induite par l'administration de cyclophosphamide.
Mievis, Carole ULg; Jansen, Nicolas ULg; Schleich, FLorence ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2009), 64(4), 179-81

Radiation recall dermatitis is an inflammatory skin reaction occurring in a previously irradiated field following the delivery of a promoting agent. It has been described after a number of antineoplastic ... [more ▼]

Radiation recall dermatitis is an inflammatory skin reaction occurring in a previously irradiated field following the delivery of a promoting agent. It has been described after a number of antineoplastic agents such as gemcitabine, taxanes, anthracyclines. We report the case of a 50-year-old man with metastatic prostate cancer who developed two consecutive radiation recall dermatitis episodes triggered by oral cyclophosphamide. They occurred 4 to 5 weeks after palliative radiotherapy on bone metastasis. Spontaneous resolution was observed within 6 weeks after discontinuation of cyclophosphamide and with local supportive care. To our knowledge this is the first reported case of radiation recall dermatitis after oral cyclophosphamide. [less ▲]

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See detailTraitement chimiothérapique actuel du cancer de l'ovaire
Paulus, Astrid ULg; Gennigens, Christine ULg; Fillet, Georges ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2007), 62(9), 539-47

Epithelial ovarian cancer is frequently diagnosed at advanced-stage disease and chemotherapy is nearly always required. Optimally debulked patients may need adjuvant chemotherapy while, most of the time ... [more ▼]

Epithelial ovarian cancer is frequently diagnosed at advanced-stage disease and chemotherapy is nearly always required. Optimally debulked patients may need adjuvant chemotherapy while, most of the time this chemotherapy will be given to those with advanced-stage disease. Also relapses will be treated differently whether they occur early or late in the course of the disease. This paper reviews medical treatment modalities according to stage based on published data. Maintenance and consolidation treatments are also discussed. Finally a brief insight into new therapeutic tools is also given. [less ▲]

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