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.


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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE