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2022 Dec 06

J Pain Symptom Manage

Inflammation and performance status: the cornerstones of prognosis in advanced cancer.


Rocha B M, Ross DD, Paiva CE, McGovern J, Paiva B S, Preto DD, Donald MMC, Maia Y C, Laird BJ
J Pain Symptom Manage. 2022 Dec 06.
PMID: 36493981.


In advanced cancer, although performance status (PS), systemic inflammatory response and nutritional status are known to have prognostic value, geographical variations and sociodemographic indexes may also impact survival. This study compares validated prognostic factors in two international cohorts and establishes a prognostic framework for treatment.