Reporting results of cancer treatment

Authors

  • A. B. Miller MB, FRCP(C),

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    1. Writing Committee Representing the Participants at the Meetings on Standardization of Reporting of Results of Cancer Treatment, Turin 1977 and Brussels 1979
    • Director, NCIC Epidemiology Unit, Faculty of Medicine, McMurrich Building, University of Toronto, 12 Queen's Park Crescent West, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A8
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  • B. Hoogstraten MD,

    1. Writing Committee Representing the Participants at the Meetings on Standardization of Reporting of Results of Cancer Treatment, Turin 1977 and Brussels 1979
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  • M. Staquet MD,

    1. Writing Committee Representing the Participants at the Meetings on Standardization of Reporting of Results of Cancer Treatment, Turin 1977 and Brussels 1979
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  • A. Winkler MD

    1. Writing Committee Representing the Participants at the Meetings on Standardization of Reporting of Results of Cancer Treatment, Turin 1977 and Brussels 1979
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Abstract

On the initiative of the World Health Organization, two meetings on the Standardization of Reporting Results of Cancer Treatment have been held with representatives and members of several organizations. Recommendations have been developed for standardized approaches to the recording of baseline data relating to the patient, the tumor, laboratory and radiologic data, the reporting of treatment, grading of acute and subacute toxicity, reporting of response, recurrence and disease-free interval, and reporting results of therapy. These recommendations, already endorsed by a number of organizations, are proposed for international acceptance and use to make it possible for investigators to compare validly their results with those of others.

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