Prognostic factors in patients with advanced cancer: use of the patient-generated subjective global assessment in survival prediction.

@article{Martin2010PrognosticFI,
  title={Prognostic factors in patients with advanced cancer: use of the patient-generated subjective global assessment in survival prediction.},
  author={L J Martin and Sharon Mariko Watanabe and Robin L. Fainsinger and Francis Lau and Sunita Ghosh and Hue Quan and Marlis Atkins and Konrad Fassbender and G. Michael Downing and Vickie Baracos},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={2010},
  volume={28 28},
  pages={4376-83}
}
PURPOSE To determine whether elements of a standard nutritional screening assessment are independently prognostic of survival in patients with advanced cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS A prospective nested cohort of patients with metastatic cancer were accrued from different units of a Regional Palliative Care Program. Patients completed a nutritional screen on admission. Data included age, sex, cancer site, height, weight history, dietary intake, 13 nutrition impact symptoms, and patient- and… CONTINUE READING