Accession Number:

ADA346598

Title:

Developing and Implementing the AJCC Prognostic System for Breast Cancer.

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 1 Aug 96-31 Jul 97,

Corporate Author:

NEVADA UNIV RENO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

Accurate survival prediction is important for women with breast cancer because a womans expected survival determines her therapy, provides her with vital outcome information, and is one of the main selection criteria for entry into new therapy clinical trials. For almost forty years breast cancer outcome prediction has been based on the TNM staging system. This system it is relatively inaccurate, its accuracy continues to decline as screening increases the early detection of breast cancer, and its accuracy cannot be significantly improved. The objective of this research program is to replace the TNM staging system with a computer-based clinical decision support system that provides the most accurate survival predictions possible for women with breast cancer.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Cybernetics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE