Journal article

Patients' and clinicians' preferences for adjuvant chemotherapy in endometrial cancer: an ANZGOG substudy of the PORTEC-3 intergroup randomised trial

Prunella Blinman, Linda Mileshkin, Pearly Khaw, Geraldine Goss, Carol Johnson, Anne Capp, Susan Brooks, Gerard Wain, Ilka Kolodziej, Anne-Sophie Veillard, Rachel O'Connell, Carien L Creutzberg, Martin R Stockler

BRITISH JOURNAL OF CANCER | SPRINGERNATURE | Published : 2016

Abstract

BACKGROUND: To determine the minimum survival benefits that patients, and their clinicians, judged sufficient to make adjuvant chemotherapy (ACT) worthwhile, in addition to pelvic radiotherapy, for women with high risk and advanced stage endometrial cancer. METHODS: Eighty-three participants in the PORTEC-3 trial completed a time trade-off questionnaire before and after adjuvant therapy; 44 of their clinicians completed it once only. The questionnaire used four hypothetical scenarios including baseline survival times without ACT of 5 and 8 years, and baseline survival rates at 5 years without ACT of 50 and 65%. RESULTS: Over 50% of patients judged an extra 1 year of survival time or an extra..

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