Publications by authors named "Isabelle Moullet"

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First-line bevacizumab and eribulin combination therapy for HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer: Efficacy and safety in the GINECO phase II ESMERALDA study.

Breast 2020 Dec 30;54:256-263. Epub 2020 Sep 30.

Breast Cancer Unit, Centre François Baclesse (Institut Normand Du Sein), Caen, France.

Purpose: Combining bevacizumab with paclitaxel significantly improves progression-free survival (PFS) versus paclitaxel alone in HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer (MBC). Eribulin is active and tolerable in pretreated MBC. To assess whether eribulin may offer a more tolerable yet effective combination partner for bevacizumab, we evaluated a bevacizumab/eribulin combination regimen as first-line therapy for MBC.

Methods: In this single-arm phase II study, patients with histologically confirmed HER2-negative MBC and no prior chemotherapy for MBC received eribulin 1.23 mg/m on days 1 and 8 every 3 weeks for ≥6 cycles plus bevacizumab 15 mg/kg on day 1 every 3 weeks until disease progression. The primary endpoint was non-progression rate at 1 year. Secondary endpoints included objective response rate (ORR), PFS, and safety.

Results: The median age of the 61 treated female patients was 59 years, 16% had triple-negative MBC, 30% had ≥3 metastatic sites, and 71% had received prior (neo)adjuvant chemotherapy. Patients received a median of six eribulin and nine bevacizumab cycles. The non-progression rate at 1 year was 32% (95% confidence interval [CI]: 20-43%), ORR was 47% (95% CI: 34-60%), and median PFS was 8.3 months (95% CI: 7.0-9.6 months). The only grade ≥3 clinical adverse events in >5% of patients were hypertension (39%), neutropenia (26%), thrombosis (10%), and paresthesia/dysesthesia (7%).

Conclusion: First-line eribulin/bevacizumab combination therapy showed interesting activity in MBC with an acceptable safety profile, including a particularly low incidence of high-grade neuropathy.
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December 2020

Analysis of the StoRM cohort reveals physical activity to be associated with survival in metastatic breast cancer.

Sci Rep 2020 07 1;10(1):10757. Epub 2020 Jul 1.

Oncology Department, Centre Léon Bérard, Lyon, France.

Benefits of physical activity are widely demonstrated for early stage cancers but few studies have focused on metastatic disease. The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of physical activity on survival in patients with metastatic breast cancer. We conducted a secondary analysis of the national, multicentric, non-randomized, prospective cohort SNPs to Risk of Metastasis (StoRM) study. The level of physical activity was self-reported at inclusion and divided into three categories of physical activity: light level, moderate level, and vigorous level. Overall, 833 patients (56.2%) completed the physical activity questionnaire at baseline on average physical activity during the previous year: 11.6% had a light level of physical activity, 69.0% achieved moderate levels of physical activity and 19.3% reported vigorous levels of physical activity. After adjustment for confounding, physical activity was not statistically significantly associated with overall survival in the whole population. Subgroup analysis identified that both vigorous and moderate physical activity were associated with statistically significantly improved overall survival compared to light physical activity level only in the HER2 positive subgroup (HR 0.23; 95% CI 0.07-0.70, p = 0.01 and HR 0.38; 95% CI 0.15-0.96, p = 0.04). Physical activity done during the previous year was associated with survival in HER2 positive metastatic breast cancer patients. These results suggest that overall survival in metastatic breast cancer patients could be improved through physical activity which should be considered as a complementary intervention for these individuals. The study showed that moderate/vigorous levels of physical activity were associated with better overall survival, and that these associations remained statistically significant in multivariate analysis in the HER2 positive subgroup. These results have clinical relevance and justify the recommendations for physical activity interventions in metastatic breast cancer.
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July 2020

Bevacizumab plus microtubule targeting agents in heavily pre-treated ovarian cancer patients: a retrospective study.

Bull Cancer 2011 Oct;98(9):80-9

CHU Hautepierre, Department of Oncology & Hematology, Strasbourg, France.

OBJECTIVES. As vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is expressed in ovarian cancer, we assessed the efficacy and safety of bevacizumab (a monoclonal antibody targeting VEGF) plus microtubule targeting agents for heavily pre-treated ovarian carcinoma patients. METHODS. We retrospectively reviewed 43 patients with recurrent epithelial ovarian carcinoma. Combined treatment included bevacizumab with paclitaxel in 32 (74%), docetaxel in 10 (23%), and vinorelbine in one (2.3%) patients, respectively. RESULTS. The median number of combined treatment was six cycles (range 1-29). On RECIST criteria, the objective response rate (ORR) was 40% (16% CR and 24% PR). Clinical benefit (complete response [CR] plus partial response [PR] and stable disease [SD] lasting ≥ 3 months) was 74% (CI95%: 46.7-77%). Median duration of treatment and overall survival were 3.9 months (range 0.2-14.4 months) and 20.1 months (CI95%: 13.8-20.1) respectively. No toxic death was reported. Grade 3-4 toxicity occurred in 30% of patients. Gastrointestinal perforations and fistula occurred in 3 (7%) and 6 (14%) patients, respectively. CONCLUSION. Although being active in terms of ORR, bevacizumab plus microtubule targeting agents - mainly taxanes - leads to a high rate of gastro-intestinal perforations and fistula in heavily pre-treated ovarian carcinoma patients.
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October 2011

Epoetin Beta once-weekly therapy in anemic patients with solid tumors and non-myeloid hematological malignancies receiving chemotherapy.

Oncology 2008 12;74(1-2):112-8. Epub 2008 Jun 12.

Centre d'Oncologie de Gentilly, Nancy, France.

Objectives: This study aimed to provide further clinical evidence for the efficacy and safety of epoetin beta once weekly across a wide range of cancer types.

Methods: This was a multicenter, open-label, prospective, single-arm study in patients with either a solid tumor or non-myeloid hematological malignancy, receiving or scheduled to receive further chemotherapy. Patients received epoetin beta 30,000 IU subcutaneously once weekly for 16 weeks. The primary efficacy endpoint was the change in hemoglobin (Hb) level according to the patient's baseline Hb level.

Results: A total of 691 patients were included in the intent-to-treat population. Epoetin beta effectively increased Hb levels (a mean increase from baseline of 1.1 g/dl by week 4 and 2.2 g/dl by week 12). Hb response was achieved in 60.4% of all patients and 61.2% of those with baseline Hb <11 g/dl. Hb response was similar in patients with solid tumors (60.5%) and non-myeloid hematological malignancies (60.2%). Type of chemotherapy and baseline platelet count were independent predictive factors for response. Epoetin beta treatment was well tolerated.

Conclusions: Epoetin beta 30,000 IU once weekly effectively increases Hb levels, is well tolerated and has similar efficacy in anemic patients with solid tumors or non-myeloid hematological malignancies.
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July 2008