Clinical Trials: Investigating Quality-of-Life

Authored by: Patricia B. Cerrito

Encyclopedia of Biopharmaceutical Statistics

Print publication date:  August  2018
Online publication date:  August  2018

Print ISBN: 9781498733953
eBook ISBN: 9781351110273
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9781351110273-130001109

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Abstract

Medications that are potent enough to treat cancer can cause many serious adverse effects. This entry investigates the question of at what point is the toxicity of a treatment the cause of more suffering than life without it. This question is addressed by surveying patients about their quality of life while undergoing continuous treatment.

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