Chemotherapy use and patient treatment preferences in advanced colorectal cancer: a prospective cohort study.

@article{Zafar2013ChemotherapyUA,
  title={Chemotherapy use and patient treatment preferences in advanced colorectal cancer: a prospective cohort study.},
  author={S Yousuf Zafar and Jennifer L. Malin and Steven C. Grambow and David H. Abbott and Jane T Kolimaga and Leah L. Zullig and Jane C. Weeks and John Z. Ayanian and Katherine Leslie Kahn and Patricia A. Ganz and Paul J. Catalano and Dee W. West and Dawn Provenzale},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2013},
  volume={119 4},
  pages={854-62}
}
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to determine how patient preferences guide the course of palliative chemotherapy for advanced colorectal cancer. METHODS Eligible patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) were enrolled nationwide in a prospective, population-based cohort study. Data were obtained through medical record abstraction and patient surveys. Logistic regression analysis was used to evaluate patient characteristics associated with visiting medical oncology and… CONTINUE READING
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