The UMQVC, with the support of the Pôle of Oncology , the IRFC, Oncolie, and the French National Platefrom Quality of Life and Cancer,  is organizing the QUALITY OF LIFE IN CANCEROLOGY seminar.

It will take place on Friday, November 17th at the PCBio of the University Hospital of Besançon, room RCP1.

We will have the pleasure of welcoming Prs. Fabio EFFICACE (GIMEMA Foundation, Rome, EORTC QoL group, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago) and Bernhard HOLZNER (psycho-oncologist, Innsbruck Medical University EORTC QoL group) and Drs. Francesco COTTONE (GIMEMA Foundation, Rome) and Johannes GIESINGER (psychologist, Innsbrück Medical University), world-renowned researchers who are experts in health related quality of life (HRQoL) research.


Available in PDF version here

HRQoL assessment in Routine Clinical Practice, 8:30 am - noon

This session is aimed at all those involved in the care of cancer patients and students interested in the QoL integration approach in current clinical practice.

8.30 am Welcome coffee

9 am Introduction and presentation of the basics of HRQoL (Dr. Amélie ANOTA, UMQVC)

9:15 am Why to asses QoL in current clinical practice? (Dr. Guillaume MOUILLET, medical oncologist IRFC and UMQVC)

9.30 am Key points of the implementation of the HRQoLevaluation in current clinical practice (Dr. Sophie PAGET-BAILLY, UMQVC)

9.45 am First results of French feasibility studies GYNEQOL-Pilote, QOLIBRY, QUANARIE (Joëlle FRITZSCH, Dr. Sophie PAGET-BAILLY, UMQVC)

10:10 am The clinician's point of view (Dr. Nathalie MENEVEAU, IRFC medical oncologist)

10:30 am Results of the qualitative analysis of QOLIBRY (Dr. Alexandra LAURENT, MCU clinical psychology, psychology laboratory Bourgogne Franche Comté, MSHE Ledoux)

10:45 am Break

11 am International Perspective and latest developments of CHES, the software used to collect and present HRQoL results (Pr. Bernhard HOLZNER, psycho-oncologist, Innsbrück Medical University EORTC QoL group, Dr. Johannes GIESINGER, psychologist, Innsbrück Medical University)

Noon Lunch on site (room RCP3, free on registration)

Recent methodological advances in HRQoL research, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

This session is specifically intended for researchers, epidemiologists, statisticians, clinicians and students interested in QOL research.

1:30 pm Design and reporting of studies integrating PRO (Patient-Reported Outcomes) and presentation of the PROMOTION registry (Pr. Fabio EFFICACE, GIMEMA Foundation, Rome, EORTC QoL group, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago)

2 pm Key points to consider for statistical analysis of PRO (Dr. Francesco COTTONE, GIMEMA Foundation, Rome)

2:30 pm Break

2:45 pm qRECIST (Dr. Amélie ANOTA, UMQVC) Development of a response criterion for the longitudinal analysis of HRQoL in oncology clinical trials

3:15 pm Minimal clinically important difference (Ahmad OUSMEN, UMQVC, Dr. Célia TOURAINE, Montpellier Cancer Institute)

3:45 pm How to take into account missing data in the HRQoL analysis (Emilie CHARTON, UMQVC)

4 pm Discussion - end word

Free registration but mandatory by email:

With the support of Ipsen, Roche, Pfizer, BMS and Novartis

To come to CHU MINJOZ and access the PCBio, plans are available here.


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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