Oncologist use of the Adjuvant! model for risk communication: a pilot study examining patient knowledge of 10-year prognosis

@inproceedings{Belkora2008OncologistUO,
  title={Oncologist use of the Adjuvant! model for risk communication: a pilot study examining patient knowledge of 10-year prognosis},
  author={Jeffrey K. Belkora and Hope S Rugo and D Helen Moore and David W. Hutton and Daniel F Chen and Laura Esserman},
  booktitle={BMC Cancer},
  year={2008}
}
Our purpose was to collect preliminary data on newly diagnosed breast cancer patient knowledge of prognosis before and after oncology visits. Many oncologists use a validated prognostic software model, Adjuvant!, to estimate 10-year recurrence and mortality outcomes for breast cancer local and adjuvant therapy. Some oncologists are printing Adjuvant! screens to use as visual aids during consultations. No study has reported how such use of Adjuvant! printouts affects patient knowledge of… CONTINUE READING
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