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Recent approaches to cancer management have produced remarkable improvements in a number of malignant conditions, both in terms of remission induction and cure, and a corresponding improvement in survival. The major advances have occurred as the result of the development of large cooperative study programs. Simultaneous with these improvements in response and survival has been a refinement of prognostic factors to a degree that an oncologist may predict, with a fair degree of accuracy, whether a patient will do well or be rapidly incapacitated by his disease. Treatment approaches and overall management are guided by the recognition and identification of
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Cancer Therapy: Prognostic Factors and Criteria of Response. A Monograph of the European Organization for Research on Treatment of Cancer.. Ann Intern Med. 1976;84:378–379. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-84-3-378_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1976;84(3):378-379.
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