Patient-reported outcomes for determining prognostic groups in veterans with stage IV solid tumors starting systemic therapy.

@article{Scott2014PatientreportedOF,
  title={Patient-reported outcomes for determining prognostic groups in veterans with stage IV solid tumors starting systemic therapy.},
  author={Charles B. Scott and Melanie L Gonzalez and Jan H. Einhorn and Houling Yan and M Sullivan and Shanti Srinivas and Fengming Zhong and Barbara Crump and Emma R Paz-Querubin and M. McPherson and Celeste Demarco and Basil S Kasimis},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={2014},
  volume={32 31_suppl},
  pages={48}
}
48 Background: A Recursive Partitioning Analysis (RPA) prognostic algorithm based on quality of life and symptoms predicted 4 groups with distinct median survivals in patients with metastatic solid tumors receiving chemotherapy (ASCO 2013, Abst 9567). We update our findings. METHODS The RPA algorithm is based upon Karnofsky performance status (KPS), Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy (FACT) physical well-being (PWB) subscale, and Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale Short Form (MSAS-SF… CONTINUE READING