Retrospective study of a cohort of adult patients with hematological malignancies in a tropical area
Jean-Pierre Droz, Cancer and Environment Research Unit, Centre Léon-Bérard, 69008 Lyon, France
Jean-Pierre Droz, Oncoguyane Cancer Network, Cayenne 97300, French Guiana
Jean-Pierre Droz, Jérome Fayette, Department of Medical Oncology, Claude-Bernard-Lyon1 University, 69008 Lyon, France
Jean-Pierre Droz, Jérome Fayette, Department of Medical Oncology, Centre Léon-Bérard, 69008 Lyon, France
Laure Bianco, Béatrice Cenciu, Maïa Forgues, Florin Santa, Jérome Fayette, Pierre Couppié, Department of Amazonian Health, Hospital of Cayenne, Cayenne 97300, French Guiana
Pierre Couppié, French West-Indies and Guiana University, Cayenne site, Cayenne 97300, French Guiana
Author contributions: Droz JP and Bianco L contributed equally to this work; Droz JP, Bianco L and Couppié P designed the study; Droz JP, Cenciu B, Forgues M, Santa F and Fayette J have managed the patients and collected data; Droz JP and Bianco L have analyzed the data; Droz JP and Bianco L have written the manuscript; Cenciu B, Forgues M, Santa F, Fayette J and Couppié P have provided revision of the article for important intellectual content; Droz JP, Bianco L, Cenciu B, Forgues M, Santa F, Fayette J and Couppié P have given final approval of the manuscript.
Institutional review board statement: The entire 594 patient study was the subject of a thesis for an MD degree (Bianco L), and it was reviewed and approved by the University of French Guiana and West Indies Medical School Institutional Review Board.”
Informed consent statement: We did not obtain individual informed consent; we used current hospital medical files; all the data presented were rendered anonymous and the chance of patient identification was extremely low.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors have no conflict of interest to declare.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Jean-Pierre Droz, MD, PhD, Emeritus Professor, Department of Medical Oncology, Centre Léon-Bérard, 28 Prom. Léa et Napoléon Bullukian, 69008 Lyon, France. firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: July 31, 2015
Peer-review started: August 1, 2015
First decision: November 6, 2015
Revised: December 13, 2015
Accepted: January 5, 2016
Article in press: January 7, 2016
Published online: February 6, 2016