Prognosis - Cancer Currents Blog
Reports on cancer prognosis-related research, including articles on doctor–patient communication and approaches to determine patient prognosis more accurately, among others.
- Moving Beyond BMI: Low Muscle Mass May Affect Cancer Survival
Researchers compared the risk of death for women with breast cancer who had low skeletal muscle mass, or sarcopenia, at the time of their cancer diagnosis and women who had adequate muscle mass.
- Chromosomal Instability Score May Predict Response to Cancer Treatment
A new study suggests that a chromosomal instability score may help guide treatment choices for patients with cancer.
- Prognosis Discussions Improve Understanding of Illness for Patients with Terminal Cancer
Many patients with advanced, incurable cancer have a poor understanding of their prognosis or life expectancy, a new study shows. Patients who discussed their prognosis with their doctors were more likely to understand the serious nature of their illness.
- Colorectal Cancer Survival Linked to Primary Tumor Location
A blog post on a study showing that in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer, the location in the colon where the tumor originated appears to strongly influence how long patients live.
- Patients with Advanced Cancer May Benefit from Discussing Prognosis with Physicians
Patients with advanced cancer may benefit from having discussions about their prognoses with their physicians.
- Test May Identify Poor Prognosis for Some Patients with Lung Cancer
A panel of three genetic markers may help to identify patients with early-stage lung cancer who have a very strong likelihood of their disease returning after surgery.