On Friday 17 November, the Quality of Life in Cancer conference, organized by the UMQVC with the support of the Pôle de Cancérologie, the IRFC and Oncolie, took place at the PCBio of the University Hospital of Besançon. Four international guests specialized in research in QoL (Prs Fabio EFFICACE and Bernhard HOLZNER, Drs Johannes GIESINGER and Francesco COTTONE), a researcher in clinical psychology (Dr Alexandra LAURENT), a doctor oncologist (Dr Nathalie MENEVEAU), a postdoctoral fellow of the ICM (Dr Célia TOURAINE) and six UMQVC members (Dr Amélie ANOTA, Emilie CHARTON, Joëlle FRITZSCH, Dr Guillaume MOUILLET, Ahmad OUSMEN and Dr Sophie PAGET-BAILLY) presented their work in front of forty people on the one hand on the collection of the quality of life (QoL) in current clinical practice and on the other hand on methodological research in QoL. This day allowed to present the first results of the studies carried by the UMQVC on the feasibility of the collection of the QoL in routine, to draw up a table of the methodological studies in which the team is involved and to offer an international perspective thanks to the participation of the expert guests. This seminar was the scene of fruitful discussions between stakeholders and between the public and stakeholders.

 We propose you to find here the slides of the presentations.

The entire team of the UMQVC warmly thanks the speakers and participants of the seminar and all the people and structures who helped to make this rewarding day.

About Amélie ANOTA


Amélie Anota is a research engineer in biostatistics. She passed a master’s degree in mathematics for computer graphics and statistics at the University of Burgundy. She defended in 2014 a PhD in Biostatistics at the University of Franche-Comté. Her PhD research focused on the methodology of longitudinal analysis of health-related quality of life data in oncology. She is statistician for the French National Platform Quality of Life and Cancer since 2011. She realizes longitudinal statistical analysis of health-related quality of life data from oncology clinical trials and also realizes validation of the psychometrics properties of some health-related quality of life questionnaires.

About Emilie CHARTON


Emilie CHARTON is a research engineer and PhD student in biostatistics. She passed a master’s degree in statistical modeling at the University of Franche-Comté. During the first year master’s degree’s internship at the Methodology and Quality of Life Unit in Oncology (UMQVC), she realized longitudinal analysis of health-related quality of life data in oncology. Then, she worked for her second year internship on patient-centred outcomes in breast surgery at the University of Bristol (Breast Surgery Patient Reported and Clinical Outcomes Research Group, Bristol, UK). In October 2016, she joined the UMQVC at the University Hospital of Besançon. Her PhD research is focused on the occurrence of missing data in longitudinal analysis of health-related quality of life in oncology.

About Joëlle FRITZSCH


Joëlle Fritzsch is a Clinical Research Technician.

During her formation in DEUST in Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Production at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Besançon, she completed an internship in the pharmacovigilance department of University Hospital of Besancon; her second internship was in the pneumology department where she trained as a Clinical Research Technician. She then worked for 5 years in the DRCI mobile clinical research team where she acquired experience and adaptability.

In May 2016, she joined the Methodology and quality of life unit in Oncology (UMQVC) at the University Hospital of Besancon.


About Guillaume MOUILLET



About Ahmad OUSMEN


Ahmad OUSMEN is a PhD student in Biostatistics. He graduated with a master's degree in statistical modelling from the University of Franche Comté. He was hired in November 2015 at the Methodology and quality of life unit in Oncology (UMQVC) as clinical research engineer after his internship supervised by Dr Amélie Anota et Pr Franck Bonnetain. 

About Sophie PAGET-BAILLY


Sophie Paget-Bailly is a research engineer in epidemiology and clinical research. She passed with honours the East of France inter-region master’s degree in public health and occupational and environmental risks. During the master’s degree’s internship in the Interregional Epidemiology Unit of Bourgogne/Franche-Comté, she realized a quantitative health risk assessment in the context of chemical contamination of groundwater. She defended a PhD in Public Health and Epidemiology in Paris XI University, Doctoral School 420, working in the Centre for Research in Epidemiology and Population Health in Villejuif, France. Her PhD research focused on occupational exposures and head and neck cancer. 

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