HOW SHOULD WE DESCRIBE THE BENEFITS OF PALLIATIVE RADIOTHERAPY?

Rajiv S Samant, Tara L Tucker

Abstract


The value of radiotherapy for palliation is well known to oncologists but not necessarily to other physicians. Using terms such as Symptom Improvement Ratio (SIR) and Number Needed-to-Treat (NNT) might be more appropriate ways to describe the benefits of palliative radiotherapy to other health care professionals than traditional response rates.

Keywords


Palliative Radiotherapy; Benefits; Treatment Responses; Description

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3747/co.v13i6.108






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