Use of nomograms to predict the risk of disease recurrence after definitive local therapy for prostate cancer.

@article{Diblasio2003UseON,
  title={Use of nomograms to predict the risk of disease recurrence after definitive local therapy for prostate cancer.},
  author={Christopher J Diblasio and Michael W. Kattan},
  journal={Urology},
  year={2003},
  volume={62 Suppl 1},
  pages={9-18}
}
The generally indolent nature of prostate cancer, as well as the impact that treatment can have on quality of life (QOL) and cancer control, makes the decision analysis difficult for patients facing the task of selecting a treatment for clinically localized disease. Instruments to aid patients and their physicians in this decision analysis are needed. Nomograms are instruments that predict outcomes using specific clinical parameters. Nomograms use algorithms that incorporate several variables… CONTINUE READING

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