Accession Number : ADA300027

Title :   Developing and Implementing the AJCC Prognostic System for Breast Cancer.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Aug 94-31 Jul 95,

Corporate Author : NEVADA UNIV RENO

Personal Author(s) : Goodman, Philip H.

PDF Url : ADA300027

Report Date : AUG 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : The TNM staging system for breast cancer has been in existence for over 35 years in America. Within the last ten years it has become clear that: (1) the TNM staging system is not highly accurate, and (2) if new breast cancer prognostic factors are to be integrated with the TNM variables to increase outcome prediction accuracy, a new prognostic system is required. The goal of this project is the creation of a computer-based prognostic system for breast cancer that: (1) is significantly more accurate than the TNM staging system, (2) predicts survival over time based on therapy, (3) and presents its predictions in a manner that physicians can understand. During the first year of the project, we made substantial progress on all 3 major tasks. We believe that we will be able to successfully meet our ultimate goal of providing a computer-based prognostic system that is more accurate than the TNM staging system and that is easy to use and understand, within the four year time frame of this grant.

Descriptors :   *CANCER, *MAMMARY GLANDS, PREDICTIONS, ACCURACY, SURVIVAL(GENERAL), THERAPY, SURVIVAL(PERSONNEL), COMPUTER AIDED DIAGNOSIS, STAGING.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Computer Programming and Software
      Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE