A predictive model for survival in metastatic cancer patients attending an outpatient palliative radiotherapy clinic.

@article{Chow2002APM,
  title={A predictive model for survival in metastatic cancer patients attending an outpatient palliative radiotherapy clinic.},
  author={Edward Chow and Kinwah Fung and Tony Panzarella and Andrea Bezjak and Cyril Danjoux and Ian F. Tannock},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={2002},
  volume={53 5},
  pages={1291-302}
}
PURPOSE To develop a predictive model for survival from the time of presentation in an outpatient palliative radiotherapy clinic. METHODS AND MATERIALS Sixteen factors were analyzed prospectively in 395 patients seen in a dedicated palliative radiotherapy clinic in a large tertiary cancer center using Cox's proportional hazards regression model. RESULTS Six prognostic factors had a statistically significant impact on survival, as follows: primary cancer site, site of metastases, Karnofsky… CONTINUE READING