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Predictive factors for overall quality of life in patients with advanced cancer.

Authors
  • Cramarossa, Gemma1
  • Chow, Edward
  • Zhang, Liying
  • Bedard, Gillian
  • Zeng, Liang
  • Sahgal, Arjun
  • Vassiliou, Vassilios
  • Satoh, Takefumi
  • Foro, Palmira
  • Ma, Brigette B Y
  • Chie, Wei-Chu
  • Chen, Emily
  • Lam, Henry
  • Bottomley, Andrew
  • 1 Rapid Response Radiotherapy Program, Odette Cancer Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada. , (Canada)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Supportive Care in Cancer
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2013
Volume
21
Issue
6
Pages
1709–1716
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s00520-013-1717-7
PMID: 23338229
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Deterioration of certain EORTC QLQ-C15-PAL functional/symptom scores significantly contributes to worse overall QOL. Special attention should be directed to managing factors most influential on overall QOL to ensure optimal management of advanced cancer patients.

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