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Monica S. Krishnan, Zachary Epstein-Peterson, Yu-Hui Chen, Yolanda D. Tseng, Alexi A. Wright, Jennifer S. Temel, Paul Catalano and Tracy A. Balboni Predicting life expectancy in patients with metastatic cancer receiving palliative radiotherapy: The TEACHH model Cancer 120

Version of Record online: 2 OCT 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.28408

Predicting prognosis in patients receiving radiotherapy is a difficult task, but is particularly important for those patients at the extremes of the prognostic spectrum. The TEACHH model (type of cancer, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status, age, prior palliative chemotherapy, prior hospitalizations, and hepatic metastases), developed in the current study, is a prognostic tool that can aid physicians in identifying these patients.

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