Publications by authors named "Hélène Labrosse-Canat"

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Impact of multidisciplinary tumour board in the management of ovarian carcinoma in the first-line setting. Exhaustive analysis from the Rhone-Alpes region.

Eur J Cancer Care (Engl) 2020 Nov 7;29(6):e13313. Epub 2020 Sep 7.

Oncology Department, Leon Berard Cancer Center, Lyon, France.

Objective: Epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) is a poor prognosis disease partly linked to diagnosis at an advanced stage. The quality of care management is a factor that needs to be explored, more specifically optimal organisation of first-line treatment.

Methods: A retrospective study, dealing with all patients diagnosed within the Rhone-Alpes region with initial diagnosis EOC in 2012, was performed. The aim was to describe the impact of multidisciplinary tumour boards (MTB) in the organisation of care and the consequence on the patient's outcomes.

Results: 271 EOC were analysed. 206 patients had an advanced EOC. Median progression-free survival (PFS) is 17.8 months (CI95%, 14.6-21.2) for AOC. 157 patients (57.9%) had a front-line surgery versus 114 patients (42.1%) interval debulking surgery. PFS for AOC patients with no residual disease is 24.3 months compared with 15.3 months for patients with residual disease (p = .01). No macroscopic residual disease is more frequent in the patients discussed before surgery in MTB compared with patients not submitted before surgery (73% vs. 56.2%, p < .001).

Conclusion: These results highlight the heterogeneity of medical practices in terms of front-line surgery versus interval surgery, in the administration of neoadjuvant chemotherapy and in the setting of MTB discussion.
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November 2020

[Dispensing of oral anticancer drugs by retail pharmacies: professional requirements and recommendations].

Sante Publique 2017 Mar;29(1):89-93

Objectives: As a result of organizational and therapeutic progress in the management of cancer, retail pharmacies are faced with numerous challenges in the follow-up of cancer patients. This study was designed to provide a better understanding of the way in which retail pharmacists define their role in the management of cancer patients and to identify actions that would promote more efficient coordination with other oncology professionals.Methods: Semi-structured qualitative interviews were conducted with retail pharmacists and data were analysed by thematic analysis.Results: The majority (53%) of retail pharmacists provide patients with explanations concerning their treatments. Participants in this study described in detail patients’ questions concerning adverse effects (79%) as well as certain forms of alternative medicine (37%). Difficulties with an impact on patient follow-up were also reported, such as the lack of medical information concerning cancer treatments (21%) and their relationship with the hospital (26%).Conclusion: The availability of information tools shared by all healthcare professionals therefore appears to be essential to address the difficulties of follow-up of cancer patients by retail pharmacists.
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March 2017