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Cancers 2017, 9(6), 59; doi:10.3390/cancers9060059

Improving Outcomes in Patients with CRC: The Role of Patient Reported Outcomes—An ESDO Report

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Department of Digestive Oncology, University Hospitals Gasthuisberg, and KU Leuven, 493000 Leuven, Belgium
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Service d’Oncologie Médicale/Oncology Department, Institut hospitalier Franco-Britannique/Franco-British Institute, 92300 Levallois-Perret, France
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EuropaColon, London N16 8ST, UK
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Hepato-Gastroenterology and Digestive Oncology Department, University Hospital Hotel Dieu, IMAD, 44000 Nantes, France
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Methodology and Quality of Life Department, University Hospital of Besançon & INSERM 1098, 25030 Jean Minjoz, France
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Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Ulm, 89081 Ulm, Germany
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Academic Editor: Samuel C. Mok
Received: 11 April 2017 / Revised: 23 May 2017 / Accepted: 25 May 2017 / Published: 26 May 2017
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Abstract

Colorectal cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers worldwide and nearly half of patients will develop metastatic disease at some point during the course of their disease. The goal of anticancer therapy in this context is to extend survival, while trying to maximise the patient’s health-related quality of life. To this end, we need to understand how to incorporate patient-reported outcomes into clinical trials and routine practice to accurately assess if treatment strategies are providing clinical benefit for the patient. This review reflects the proceedings of a 2016 European Society of Digestive Oncology workshop, where the authors discussed the use of patient-reported outcomes to measure health-related quality of life when evaluating treatment during the management of colorectal cancer. A summary of the challenges associated with implementing patient-reported outcomes in clinical trials is provided, as well as a review of the current clinical evidence surrounding patient-reported outcomes in metastatic colorectal cancer. View Full-Text
Keywords: metastatic colorectal cancer; patient-reported outcomes; health-related quality of life; registries; endpoints metastatic colorectal cancer; patient-reported outcomes; health-related quality of life; registries; endpoints
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Van Cutsem, E.; De Gramont, A.; Henning, G.; Rougier, P.; Bonnetain, F.; Seufferlein, T. Improving Outcomes in Patients with CRC: The Role of Patient Reported Outcomes—An ESDO Report. Cancers 2017, 9, 59.

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