An alternative approach to monitoring cancer patient survival.

  title={An alternative approach to monitoring cancer patient survival.},
  author={Hermann Brenner and Olaf Gefeller},
  volume={78 9},
BACKGROUND Monitoring patient survival, a practice routinely employed by many cancer registries, is an essential component of the evaluation of progress against cancer. However, changes in prognosis over time are disclosed with considerable delay, with traditional methods of monitoring cumulative survival. METHODS This article introduces an alternative approach, denoted "period monitoring." which aims at more timely detection of such changes. The conceptual background and the computational… CONTINUE READING

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