Vincent Vinh-Hung

Summary

Affiliation: Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. pmc Prognostic factors in node-negative breast cancer: a review of studies with sample size more than 200 and follow-up more than 5 years
    Attiqa N Mirza
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Ann Surg 235:10-26. 2002
  2. pmc Modeling the effect of age in T1-2 breast cancer using the SEER database
    Patricia Tai
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Saskatchewan, Faculty of Medicine, Regina, Canada
    BMC Cancer 5:130. 2005
  3. pmc Minimum follow-up time required for the estimation of statistical cure of cancer patients: verification using data from 42 cancer sites in the SEER database
    Patricia Tai
    University of Saskatchewan, Faculty of Medicine, Saskatoon, Canada
    BMC Cancer 5:48. 2005
  4. pmc Survival of patients with metastatic breast cancer: twenty-year data from two SEER registries
    Patricia Tai
    University of Saskatchewan, Faculty of Medicine, Saskatoon, Department of Radiation Oncology, Regina, Canada
    BMC Cancer 4:60. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Functional form of the effect of the numbers of axillary nodes on survival in early breast cancer
    Vincent Vinh-Hung
    Department of Radiotherapy, Oncologisch Centrum, AZ VUB, B 1090 Jette, Belgium
    Int J Oncol 22:697-704. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Effect of the number of uninvolved nodes on survival in early breast cancer
    Vincent Vinh-Hung
    Department of Radiotherapy, Oncologisch Centrum, AZ VUB, B 1090 Jette, Belgium
    Oncol Rep 10:363-8. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Breast-conserving surgery with or without radiotherapy: pooled-analysis for risks of ipsilateral breast tumor recurrence and mortality
    Vincent Vinh-Hung
    Oncology Center, Academic Hospital, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Jette, Belgium
    J Natl Cancer Inst 96:115-21. 2004
  8. pmc Ratios of involved nodes in early breast cancer
    Vincent Vinh-Hung
    Oncology Center, Academic Hospital, AZ VUB, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Jette, Belgium
    Breast Cancer Res 6:R680-8. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Statistical interaction in the survival analysis of early breast cancer using registry data: role of breast conserving surgery and radiotherapy
    Vincent Vinh-Hung
    Oncology Center, Academic Hospital, Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Jette, Belgium
    Tumori 91:9-14. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint No nodal cutoff in node-positive breast cancer women treated with mastectomy
    V Vinh-Hung
    Oncology Center, Academic Hospital VUB, Jette, Belgium
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 98:173-8. 2006

Detail Information

Publications61

  1. pmc Prognostic factors in node-negative breast cancer: a review of studies with sample size more than 200 and follow-up more than 5 years
    Attiqa N Mirza
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Ann Surg 235:10-26. 2002
    ..To review the published literature on prognostic factors in patients with node-negative breast cancer, focusing principally on recent studies with large sample sizes and extended follow-up periods...
  2. pmc Modeling the effect of age in T1-2 breast cancer using the SEER database
    Patricia Tai
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Saskatchewan, Faculty of Medicine, Regina, Canada
    BMC Cancer 5:130. 2005
    ..Modeling the relationship between age and mortality for breast cancer patients may have important prognostic and therapeutic implications...
  3. pmc Minimum follow-up time required for the estimation of statistical cure of cancer patients: verification using data from 42 cancer sites in the SEER database
    Patricia Tai
    University of Saskatchewan, Faculty of Medicine, Saskatoon, Canada
    BMC Cancer 5:48. 2005
    ..We introduced the term, threshold year, the follow-up time for patients dying from the specific cancer covers most of the survival data, leaving less than 2.25% uncovered. This is close enough to cure from that specific cancer...
  4. pmc Survival of patients with metastatic breast cancer: twenty-year data from two SEER registries
    Patricia Tai
    University of Saskatchewan, Faculty of Medicine, Saskatoon, Department of Radiation Oncology, Regina, Canada
    BMC Cancer 4:60. 2004
    ..Many researchers are interested to know if there are any improvements in recent treatment results for metastatic breast cancer in the community, especially for 10- or 15-year survival...
  5. ncbi request reprint Functional form of the effect of the numbers of axillary nodes on survival in early breast cancer
    Vincent Vinh-Hung
    Department of Radiotherapy, Oncologisch Centrum, AZ VUB, B 1090 Jette, Belgium
    Int J Oncol 22:697-704. 2003
    ..Even when the number of involved nodes is already large, each additional involved node increases the relative mortality hazard by at least 1.3%...
  6. ncbi request reprint Effect of the number of uninvolved nodes on survival in early breast cancer
    Vincent Vinh-Hung
    Department of Radiotherapy, Oncologisch Centrum, AZ VUB, B 1090 Jette, Belgium
    Oncol Rep 10:363-8. 2003
    ..The incidental finding that ratio-based characterization of node involvement might be a prognostic factor will be further investigated...
  7. ncbi request reprint Breast-conserving surgery with or without radiotherapy: pooled-analysis for risks of ipsilateral breast tumor recurrence and mortality
    Vincent Vinh-Hung
    Oncology Center, Academic Hospital, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Jette, Belgium
    J Natl Cancer Inst 96:115-21. 2004
    ..The objective of the study was to investigate whether radiotherapy or its omission after breast-conserving surgery has measurable consequences on local tumor growth and patient survival...
  8. pmc Ratios of involved nodes in early breast cancer
    Vincent Vinh-Hung
    Oncology Center, Academic Hospital, AZ VUB, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Jette, Belgium
    Breast Cancer Res 6:R680-8. 2004
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Statistical interaction in the survival analysis of early breast cancer using registry data: role of breast conserving surgery and radiotherapy
    Vincent Vinh-Hung
    Oncology Center, Academic Hospital, Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Jette, Belgium
    Tumori 91:9-14. 2005
    ..To identify subgroup effects that might influence the survival results of postoperative radiotherapy...
  10. ncbi request reprint No nodal cutoff in node-positive breast cancer women treated with mastectomy
    V Vinh-Hung
    Oncology Center, Academic Hospital VUB, Jette, Belgium
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 98:173-8. 2006
    ..To search for a prognostic cutoff in the number of involved axillary lymph-nodes, in T1-T2 node-positive (N+) breast cancer treated with mastectomy without radiotherapy...
  11. doi request reprint Dosimetric assessment of static and helical TomoTherapy in the clinical implementation of breast cancer treatments
    Truus Reynders
    Radiotherapy Department, Oncology Center, UZ Brussel, 1090 Brussels, Belgium
    Radiother Oncol 93:71-9. 2009
    ..This study concentrates on the evaluation of the planning protocol for the TomoTherapy and TomoDirect TPS, dose verification and the implementation of in vivo dosimetry...
  12. doi request reprint Survival benefit with radiation therapy in node-positive breast carcinoma patients
    Mia Voordeckers
    Department of Radiotherapy, Oncologic Center UZ Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Strahlenther Onkol 185:656-62. 2009
    ..The authors investigated whether postoperative RT provides a survival benefit for pT1-2 pN+ breast cancer patients...
  13. ncbi request reprint Adjuvant radiotherapy after mastectomy for pT1-pT2 node negative (pN0) breast cancer: is it worth the effort?
    Mia Voordeckers
    Department of Radiotherapy, Academic Hospital V U B, Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090 Jette, Brussels, Belgium
    Radiother Oncol 68:227-31. 2003
    ..Since little data on the importance of RT in this subgroup are known, we reviewed the clinical records with regard to overall survival...
  14. ncbi request reprint Initial clinical experience with infrared-reflecting skin markers in the positioning of patients treated by conformal radiotherapy for prostate cancer
    Guy Soete
    Department of Radiotherapy, Academic Hospital Free University of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 52:694-8. 2002
    ..To evaluate an infrared (IR) marker-based positioning system in patients receiving conformal radiotherapy for prostate cancer...
  15. pmc Health-related quality of life in survivors of stage I-II breast cancer: randomized trial of post-operative conventional radiotherapy and hypofractionated tomotherapy
    Harijati Versmessen
    Department of Radiation Oncology, UZ Brussel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090 Jette, Brussels, Belgium
    BMC Cancer 12:495. 2012
    ..Tomotherapy uses an integrated computed tomography scanner to improve treatment accuracy, aiming to reduce the adverse effects of radiotherapy...
  16. ncbi request reprint Omission of radiotherapy after breast-conserving surgery: survival impact and time trends
    Vincent Vinh-Hung
    Oncologisch Centrum, AZ VUB, Free University Hospital of Brussels, 101 Laarbeeklaan, B 1090 Jette, Belgium
    Radiother Oncol 67:147-58. 2003
    ..To evaluate the survival impact of omission of radiotherapy after breast-conserving surgery and the changes with time...
  17. ncbi request reprint Post-surgery radiation in early breast cancer: survival analysis of registry data
    Vincent Vinh-Hung
    Oncologisch Centrum, AZ VUB, 101 Laarbeeklaan, B 1090 Jette, Belgium
    Radiother Oncol 64:281-90. 2002
    ..Overviews of randomized trials have shown a small survival advantage with post-surgery radiation in early breast cancer. The present study attempts to extend this observation through a systematic analysis of population data. Materials and..
  18. ncbi request reprint The lymph node ratio as prognostic factor in node-positive breast cancer
    Mia Voordeckers
    Department of Radiotherapy, Academic Hospital V U B, Laarbeeklaan 101, Brussels, Belgium
    Radiother Oncol 70:225-30. 2004
    ..The clinical records of the node-positive breast cancer patients treated at our department were reviewed, to evaluate if there is a correlation between the ratio of involved axillary lymph nodes and the overall and cause specific survival...
  19. doi request reprint The effect of adjuvant radiotherapy on mortality differs according to primary tumor location in women with node-positive breast cancer
    Vincent Vinh-Hung
    Oncology Center, UZ Brussel, Jette, Belgium
    Strahlenther Onkol 185:161-8; discussion 169. 2009
    ..To evaluate the prognostic significance of primary tumor location and to examine whether the effect of adjuvant radiotherapy on survival varies according to tumor location in women with axillary node-positive (ALN+) breast cancer (BC)...
  20. doi request reprint Lymph node ratio as an alternative to pN staging in node-positive breast cancer
    Vincent Vinh-Hung
    Oncology Center, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, 101 Laarbeeklaan, 1090 Jette, Belgium
    J Clin Oncol 27:1062-8. 2009
    ..In this study, we assessed the prognostic value of the lymph node ratio (LNR; ie, ratio of positive over excised lymph nodes) as compared with pN staging and determined its optimal cutoff points...
  21. pmc Prognostic value of histopathology and trends in cervical cancer: a SEER population study
    Vincent Vinh-Hung
    Oncologisch Centrum, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, 101 Laarbeeklaan, 1090 Jette, Brussels, Belgium
    BMC Cancer 7:164. 2007
    ..Histopathology is a cornerstone in the diagnosis of cervical cancer but the prognostic value is controversial...
  22. pmc Short course radiotherapy with simultaneous integrated boost for stage I-II breast cancer, early toxicities of a randomized clinical trial
    Hilde Van Parijs
    Department of Radiotherapy, UZ Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Radiat Oncol 7:80. 2012
    ..hypofractionated Tomotherapy (TT) for post-operative treatment of breast cancer. The purpose of the trial is to compare whether TT can reduce heart and pulmonary toxicity. We evaluate early toxicities...
  23. pmc Scapula alata in early breast cancer patients enrolled in a randomized clinical trial of post-surgery short-course image-guided radiotherapy
    Nele Adriaenssens
    Breast Clinic, Oncologic Surgery, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090 Brussels, Belgium
    World J Surg Oncol 10:86. 2012
    ..We evaluated the risk factors associated with SA and the relationship of SA with ipsilateral shoulder/arm morbidity in a series of patients enrolled in a trial of post-surgery radiotherapy (RT)...
  24. doi request reprint Toxicity and outcome results of a class solution with moderately hypofractionated radiotherapy in inoperable Stage III non-small cell lung cancer using helical tomotherapy
    Samuel Bral
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Oncology Center, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel UZB, Brussels, Belgium
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 77:1352-9. 2010
    ..To prospectively assess the feasibility, toxicity, and local control of a class solution protocol of moderately hypofractionated tomotherapy in Stage III, inoperable, locally advanced non-small-cell lung cancer patients...
  25. ncbi request reprint Quantitative target sizes for breast tumor detection prior to metastasis: a prerequisite to rational design of 4D scanners for breast screening
    Vincent Vinh-Hung
    Oncology Center, Academic Hospital AZ, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Jette, Belgium
    Technol Cancer Res Treat 4:11-21. 2005
    ..The breast cancer tumor target size for screening equipment, whether by imaging or molecular detection, is therefore 2 mm...
  26. ncbi request reprint Clinical use of stereoscopic X-ray positioning of patients treated with conformal radiotherapy for prostate cancer
    Guy Soete
    Department of Radiotherapy, Academic Hospital Free University of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 54:948-52. 2002
    ..To evaluate accuracy and time requirements of a stereoscopic X-ray-based positioning system in patients receiving conformal radiotherapy to the prostate...
  27. ncbi request reprint Adjuvant radiotherapy for breast cancer: effects of longer follow-up
    Jan Van de Steene
    Department of Radiotherapy, Oncology Centre, Academic Hospital Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 101, B 1090 Brussels, Belgium
    Radiother Oncol 72:35-43. 2004
    ..However, with longer follow-up the late lethal toxicity of radiotherapy might reduce the overall survival benefits. In this paper we investigate more deeply this hypothesis...
  28. ncbi request reprint Catheter tip position as a risk factor for thrombosis associated with the use of subcutaneous infusion ports
    Jo Caers
    Department of Internal Medicine, Academic Hospital, Free University of Brussels, Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090 Brussels, Belgium
    Support Care Cancer 13:325-31. 2005
    ..The aim of this retrospective study was to assess the different complications of infusion ports in our population and to identify predisposing factors...
  29. ncbi request reprint TomoTherapy: implications on daily workload and scheduling patients
    Paul Bijdekerke
    Department of Radiotherapy, Oncologisch Centrum, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Belgium
    Radiother Oncol 86:224-30. 2008
    ..The aim of the study was to measure the mean duration of treatments and to investigate the occasional events, with extreme influence on treatment time...
  30. ncbi request reprint Quality assurance of a system for improved target localization and patient set-up that combines real-time infrared tracking and stereoscopic X-ray imaging
    Dirk Verellen
    Department of Radiotherapy, Oncologic Center, Academic Hospital, Free University of Brussels, Laarbeeklaan 101, B 1090, Brussels, Belgium
    Radiother Oncol 67:129-41. 2003
    ..The aim of this study is to investigate the positional accuracy of a prototype X-ray imaging tool in combination with a real-time infrared tracking device allowing automated patient set-up in three dimensions...
  31. doi request reprint Management of skin reactions during radiotherapy in Flanders (Belgium): a study of nursing practice before and after the introduction of a skin care protocol
    Sven D'haese
    Department of Radiotherapy, Oncology Center, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 101, B 1090 Brussels, Belgium
    Eur J Oncol Nurs 14:367-72. 2010
    ..To evaluate nursing practice in Flanders (Belgium) regarding skin care during radiotherapy and the effect of the introduction of an evidence based protocol on daily nursing practice...
  32. ncbi request reprint [Skin-sparing mastectomy and immediate breast reconstruction]
    Georges Vlastos
    Unité de sénologie et d oncogynécologie chirurgicales, Département de gynécologie et obstétrique, Hopitaux Universitaires de Geneve, 30 Boulevard de la Cluse, 1211 Geneve 14, Suisse
    Bull Cancer 94:833-40. 2007
    ..This article reviews the published data on skin-sparing mastectomy and immediate reconstruction and aim to establish its current role in clinical practice, as there is a lack of prospective data...
  33. ncbi request reprint Positive surgical margins and ipsilateral breast tumor recurrence predict disease-specific survival after breast-conserving therapy
    Funda Meric
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Cancer 97:926-33. 2003
    ....
  34. doi request reprint The number of positive nodes and the ratio of positive to excised nodes are significant predictors of survival in women with micrometastatic node-positive breast cancer
    Pauline T Truong
    Department of Radiation Oncology, British Columbia Cancer Agency, Vancouver Island Centre, University of British Columbia, Victoria, BC, Canada
    Eur J Cancer 44:1670-7. 2008
    ....
  35. ncbi request reprint Long-term survival of patients with apparent early-stage (FIGO I-II) epithelial ovarian cancer: a population-based study
    Patrick Petignat
    Gynecologic Oncology and Senology Service, University Hospitals of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    Gynecol Obstet Invest 63:132-6. 2007
    ..The aim of our study was to analyze the overall long term survival of EOC patients with a presumed early stage EOC...
  36. ncbi request reprint Effects of radiotherapy and surgery for early breast cancer
    Donald Promish
    Lancet 367:1652; author reply 1654-5. 2006
  37. ncbi request reprint Predictors of locoregional recurrence among patients with early-stage breast cancer treated with breast-conserving therapy
    Nadeem Q Mirza
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 9:256-65. 2002
    ..Our aim was to identify predictors of locoregional recurrence (LRR) in patients with early-stage breast cancer treated with breast-conserving therapy (BCT) and long-term follow-up...
  38. pmc Modeling the effect of tumor size in early breast cancer
    Claire Verschraegen
    Division of Hematology Oncology, Cancer Research and Treatment Center, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131, USA
    Ann Surg 241:309-18. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the type of relationship between tumor size and mortality in early breast carcinoma...
  39. ncbi request reprint [First-line chemotherapy of breast cancer: new standard at specialized units]
    Herve Bonnefoi
    Département de gynécologie obstétrique, Service de Gynecologie, Hopitaux Universitaires de Geneve
    Rev Med Suisse Romande 123:309-12. 2003
  40. ncbi request reprint Breast-conserving surgery has equivalent effect as mastectomy on stage I breast cancer prognosis only when followed by radiotherapy
    Elisabetta Rapiti
    Geneva Cancer Registry, Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, Bd de la Cluse 55, CH 1205 Geneva, Switzerland
    Radiother Oncol 69:277-84. 2003
    ..Early-stage breast cancer is increasing and consequently the use of breast-conserving surgery (BCS). We examined the effect of mastectomy and BCS on overall and breast cancer survival in routine health care in Geneva, Switzerland...
  41. ncbi request reprint Tumor location of the lower-inner quadrant is associated with an impaired survival for women with early-stage breast cancer
    Séverine Sarp
    Geneva Cancer Registry, Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    Ann Surg Oncol 14:1031-9. 2007
    ..As these metastases are not investigated, patients with lower-inner quadrant tumors have an increased risk of being under-staged and under-treated and may therefore have a higher risk of death from breast cancer...
  42. ncbi request reprint Important increase of invasive lobular breast cancer incidence in Geneva, Switzerland
    Helena Marieke Verkooijen
    Geneva Cancer Registry, Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    Int J Cancer 104:778-81. 2003
    ..Contrary to ductal cancer, trends for lobular cancer are unlikely to be explained by increased use of screening mammography. Other explanations must be researched, in particular the role played by hormone replacement therapy...
  43. ncbi request reprint Breast-conservation therapy in early-stage breast cancer patients with a positive family history
    Georges Vlastos
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Senology Geneva University, Geneva, Switzerland
    Ann Surg Oncol 9:912-9. 2002
    ..Our goal was to evaluate the role of breast-conservation therapy in early-stage breast cancer patients with a family history (FH) of breast cancer...
  44. ncbi request reprint Long-term complications associated with breast-conservation surgery and radiotherapy
    Funda Meric
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston 77030, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 9:543-9. 2002
    ..Breast-conservation surgery plus radiotherapy has become the standard of care for early-stage breast cancer; we evaluated its long-term complications...
  45. ncbi request reprint Complete excision of primary breast tumor improves survival of patients with metastatic breast cancer at diagnosis
    Elisabetta Rapiti
    Geneva Cancer Registry, Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva
    J Clin Oncol 24:2743-9. 2006
    ..In this population-based study, we evaluate the impact of local surgery on survival of patients with metastatic breast cancer at diagnosis...
  46. ncbi request reprint Undertreatment strongly decreases prognosis of breast cancer in elderly women
    Christine Bouchardy
    Geneva Cancer Registry, 55 Boulevard de la Cluse 55, 1205 Geneva, Switzerland
    J Clin Oncol 21:3580-7. 2003
    ..Treatments are influenced by unclear standards and are usually less aggressive. This study aims to evaluate determinants and effect of treatment choice on breast cancer prognosis among elderly patients...
  47. ncbi request reprint Use of conservative surgery for stage I breast cancer falls dramatically for women aged 80 and older
    Elisabetta Rapiti
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:1506-7. 2003
  48. ncbi request reprint Long-term survival after an aggressive surgical approach in patients with breast cancer hepatic metastases
    Georges Vlastos
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Unit 444, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 11:869-74. 2004
    ..Metastatic breast cancer is generally believed to be associated with a poor prognosis. Therapeutic advances over the past two decades, however, have resulted in improved outcomes for selected patients with limited metastatic disease...
  49. doi request reprint Increased risk of second cancer among patients with ovarian borderline tumors
    Christine Bouchardy
    Geneva Cancer Registry, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, Geneva University, Geneva, Switzerland
    Gynecol Oncol 109:210-4. 2008
    ..Such risk has not been investigated for ovarian borderline tumors. We aim to evaluate the risk of subsequent cancer occurrence among patients with borderline ovarian tumors in a population-based setting...
  50. ncbi request reprint [Collaboration patients-health care providers]
    Angela Grezet-Bento de Carvalho
    Association Savoir Patient Réseau cancer du sein, Bd de la Cluse, Geneve
    Rev Med Suisse 3:2418-20, 2422-3. 2007
    ..Focusing on very concrete problems highlighted from patients' expertise also improves research, medical training, and health policy standards...
  51. ncbi request reprint [Role of surgery for metastatic breast cancer at diagnosis]
    Georges Vlastos
    Unité de sénologie et oncogynécologie, Service de Gynecologie, Département de gynécologie et d obstétrique chirurgicales, HUG, Geneve
    Rev Med Suisse 3:2413-6. 2007
    ..As these studies have been adjusted for factors that may induce biais, only a prospective clinical randomized trial may confirm the role of surgery in the management of metastatic breast cancer...
  52. pmc Patients' refusal of surgery strongly impairs breast cancer survival
    Helena M Verkooijen
    Geneva Cancer Registry, Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine, Geneva University, Switzerland
    Ann Surg 242:276-80. 2005
    ..To compare patient and tumor characteristics and survival between women who refused and women who accepted surgery for breast cancer...
  53. ncbi request reprint Survival after bilateral breast cancer: results from a population-based study
    Helena M Verkooijen
    Geneva Cancer Registry, Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine, Geneva University, 55 bd de la Cluse, CH 1205, Geneva, Switzerland
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 105:347-57. 2007
    ..Controversy exists on the impact of bilaterality of breast cancer on survival. We used population-based data to compare survival of women with unilateral versus bilateral breast cancer...
  54. ncbi request reprint Minimally invasive approaches for diagnosis and treatment of early-stage breast cancer
    Georges Vlastos
    Geneva University Hospitals, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Division of Gynecology, Senology and Surgical Gynecologic Oncology Unit, 30 Boulevard de la Cluse, 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland
    Oncologist 12:1-10. 2007
    ..In this review, we give an overview of minimally invasive approaches for the diagnostic and therapeutic management of early-stage breast cancer...
  55. ncbi request reprint Older female cancer patients: importance, causes, and consequences of undertreatment
    Christine Bouchardy
    Geneva Cancer Registry, Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine, Geneva University, Geneva, Switzerland
    J Clin Oncol 25:1858-69. 2007
    ..Treatments are still influenced by unclear standards and have to be adapted to the older patient's general health status, but should also offer the best chance of cure...
  56. ncbi request reprint Histopathological study of breast cancer and normal breast tissue after magnetic resonance-guided cryotherapy ablation
    Marc Pusztaszeri
    Department of Clinical Pathology, Geneva University Hospitals, Switzerland
    Cryobiology 55:44-51. 2007
    ..Cryotherapy ablation is a minimally invasive procedure being investigated as an alternative to conventional surgery. There are few reports in breast cancer...
  57. ncbi request reprint Long-term outcomes in patients with mucinous, medullary, tubular, and invasive ductal carcinomas after lumpectomy
    Thao Vo
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Surg 194:527-31. 2007
    ..In this study, we evaluated the long-term outcomes of breast-conserving therapy (BCT) for these subtypes of breast cancer and compared them with those for invasive ductal carcinoma...
  58. ncbi request reprint Survival of young and older breast cancer patients in Geneva from 1990 to 2001
    Elisabetta Rapiti
    Geneva Cancer Registry, Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    Eur J Cancer 41:1446-52. 2005
    ..We conclude that age is not an independent prognostic factor when accounting for breast tumor characteristics and treatment...
  59. ncbi request reprint Family history of breast or ovarian cancer modifies the risk of secondary leukemia after breast cancer: results from a population-based study
    Helena M Verkooijen
    Geneva Cancer Registry, Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine, Geneva University, Geneva, Switzerland
    Int J Cancer 122:1114-7. 2008
    ..This excess risk is largely due to the increased risk of secondary chronic leukemia...
  60. ncbi request reprint [Breast cancer surgery]
    Georges Vlastos
    Service de Gynecologie, Unité de sénologie et d oncogynécologie chirurgicales, HUG, Geneve
    Rev Med Suisse 3:2389-90, 2392-5. 2007
    ..Sentinel node biopsy has already remplaced axillary lymph node dissection in the evaluation of the axilla. Local ablation of the tumor may be a valuable alternative to surgery in the future...
  61. ncbi request reprint Prognostic value of nodal ratios in node-positive breast cancer
    Wendy A Woodward
    Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Clin Oncol 24:2910-6. 2006
    ..Here we examine the data supporting the use of nodal ratios in breast cancer prognosis and consider the potential advantages and disadvantages of including nodal ratios in breast cancer staging...