Patient-reported outcomes in supportive care.

  title={Patient-reported outcomes in supportive care.},
  author={Emma H. Bateman and Dorothy M. K. Keefe},
  journal={Seminars in oncology},
  volume={38 3},
Traditionally, anticancer therapy has focused on eradication of neoplastic tissue, predominantly by invasive and/or toxic treatments. In modern studies, patient-reported outcomes (PROs) have become more common, and give a true picture of toxicity. Increased consideration of subjective patient perspectives of anticancer treatments has allowed a notable shift within supportive oncology. Disparity exists between physician and patient perspectives of symptom severity, despite several common scoring… CONTINUE READING
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