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The accuracy of clinical survival estimates is tested in comparison to objective prognostic scores.
- At presentation a clinical survival estimate is obtained in each patient.
- Survival is also estimated using published prognostic scores in palliative care.
- Prognostic scores based on blood samples, general symptoms, complaints, and performance status are calculated and validated, respectively
- Each patient completes questionnaires on psychological distress
- Survival estimates are limited to 6 months.
- Each patient is followed for at least 6 months.
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective
palliative standard therapy if indicated
University Hospital Duesseldorf, Radiation Oncology Dept.
Heinrich-Heine University, Duesseldorf
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:23:17-0400
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