Clinical survival predictors in patients with advanced cancer.

  title={Clinical survival predictors in patients with advanced cancer.},
  author={A Vigan{\'o} and E Bruera and Gian S. Jhangri and S C Newman and A L Fields and Maria E Suarez-Almazor},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  volume={160 6},
BACKGROUND The clinical and epidemiological relevance of different prognostic factors for survival in patients with advanced or terminal cancer remains controversial. PURPOSES To establish the survival of patients with cancer after diagnosis of terminal disease and to determine the predictors of survival. METHODS An inception cohort of 227 consecutive patients aged 18 years or older with terminal cancer of the lung, breast, and gastrointestinal tract were observed from July 1, 1996, through… CONTINUE READING

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