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Gynaecological cancers

4654 - Long term quality of life among epithelial ovarian cancer patients: The GINECO case/control VIVROVAIRE Study


09 Sep 2017


Gynaecological cancers


Ovarian Cancer


Florence Joly Lobbedez


Annals of Oncology (2017) 28 (suppl_5): v330-v354. 10.1093/annonc/mdx372


F. Joly Lobbedez1, A. Floquet2, E. Kalbacher3, N. Heutte4, D. Berton-Rigaud5, O. Tredan6, M. Fabbro7, A.M. Savoye8, J.E. Kurtz9, J. Alexandre10, P. Follana11, V. Delecroix12, N. Dohollou13, C. Roemer-Becuwe14, A. Lesoin15, A. Lortholary16, G. De Rauglaudre17, J. Grellard18, D. Ahmed-Lecheheb19, C. Lhomme20

Author affiliations

  • 1 Medical Oncology &clinical Research&inserm U1086"anticipe" (interdisciplinary Research Unit For Cancers Prevention And Treatment, Axis Bioticla "biology And Innovative Therapeutics For Ovarian Cancers", UNICANCER, Centre François Baclesse&Normandie Univ, UNICAEN, 14076 - CAEN/FR
  • 2 Medical Oncology, UNICANCER,Institute Bergonié, 33076 - Bordeaux/FR
  • 3 Medical Oncology, CHU Besançon, Hôpital Jean Minjoz, 25030 - Besançon/FR
  • 4 Clinical Research Department&cetaps-ufr Staps, UNICANCER, Centre François Baclesse&CETAPS-STAPS Univ, Rouen, 14076 - CAEN/FR
  • 5 Medical Oncology, UNICANCER, ICO Centre René Gauducheau, 44805 - Saint-Herblain/FR
  • 6 Medical Oncology, UNICANCER, Centre Léon Bérard, 69008 - Lyon/FR
  • 7 Medical Oncology, UNICANCER, ICM Regional Cancer Institute of Montpellier, 34298 - Montpellier/FR
  • 8 Medical Oncology, UNICANCER, Institut Jean Godinot, 51056 - Reims/FR
  • 9 Oncology, CHU Hautepierre, 67200 - Strasbourg/FR
  • 10 Oncology Department, Certim, Hôpital Cochin, 75679 - Paris/FR
  • 11 Medical Oncology, UNICANCER, Centre Antoine Lacassagne, 6100 - Nice/FR
  • 12 Medical Oncology, Clinique Mutualiste de l'Estuaire, 44606 - Saint-Nazaire/FR
  • 13 Oncology-radiotherapy, Polyclinique Bordeaux Nord Aquitaine, 33077 - Bordeaux/FR
  • 14 Oncology, Centre d'Oncologie de Gentilly, 54100 - NANCY/FR
  • 15 Medical Oncology, UNICANCER, Centre Oscar Lambret, 59020 - Lille/FR
  • 16 Medical Oncology, Centre Catherine de Sienne, 44202 - Nantes/FR
  • 17 Medical Oncology, Institut Sainte Catherine, 84918 - Avignon/FR
  • 18 Clinical Research Department, UNICANCER, Centre François Baclesse, 14076 - CAEN/FR
  • 19 Clinical Research Department&inserm U1086, UNICANCER, Centre François Baclesse&INSERM U1086, 14076 - CAEN/FR
  • 20 Medical Oncology, UNICANCER, Gustave Roussy Institut de Cancérologie, 94805 - Villejuif/FR


Abstract 4654


If epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) had a poor prognosis, more than 20% of patients (pts) can expected long remission. Few data are available on long term quality of life (QoL) in these pts and results reported were usually not compared to those of healthy controls. VIVROVAIRE was a large national case-control study comparing pts reported outcomes (PROs) among EOC pts without relapse within 3 years after first line treatment and a group of healthy women.


Pts were recruited in 27 French centers and clinical characteristics were issued from medical charts. Controls were randomized from electoral lists. Pts and controls matched on age. They filled in a form including PROs questionnaires: QoL, neurotoxicity and fatigue (FACT/G, FACT/O, FACT/GOG-Ntx, FACT/F), anxiety and depression (HADS), sleep disturbance (ISI) and Physical activity (IPAQ).


318 pairs were analysed (from 349 pts and 327 controls included). Median age: 65 (20-86), high level of education: 52% and 58%, respectively. Pts characteristics: FIGO stage I/II (49%), III/IV (47%) unknown (4%); major histology, serous (50%), endometrioid (16%), clear cells (8%), mucinous (4%). BRCA1/2 mutations (n = 21; 15%), unknown (n = 168). 99% of the pts had a surgery and 96% received platinum based chemotherapy, associated with antiangiogenic agent (14%) Interval from first line therapy: median 5 years [2 to 24]. Pts reported lower physical and functioning QoL scores (p = 0.03 and p = 0.0002), higher score of fatigue (p 


Compared to healthy women, EOC pts presented poorer long term QoL, fatigue with important neurotoxicity and digestive symptoms. Physicians have to take in count of the late effects of treatments to help the pts to cope with the sequelae.

Clinical trial identification

Not applicable (Observational study)

Study approved by CCTIRS and CNIL

Legal entity responsible for the study

Centre François Baclesse


Fondation de France; Ligue Nationale Contre le Cancer


All authors have declared no conflicts of interest.

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