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Advanced Cancer Good/Bad/Uncertain (GBU) Index for Predicting Survival

Purpose:

To estimate survival in a patient with advanced cancer using the good/bad/uncertain ("GBU") index of Sloan et al.

Specialty:

Hematology Oncology
General Surgery & Anesthesiology

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

C00-C14, C15-C26, C30-C39, C40-C41, C43-C44, C45-C49, C50-C50, C51-C58, C60-C63, C64-C68, C69-C72, C73-C75, C76-C80, C81-C96, C97-C97

Description:

Sloan et al developed a simple index for predicting survival in patients with advanced cancer. This can help separate those patients with a relatively long survival from those likely to have only a short survival, which may be useful for assessing the efficacy of therapeutic interventions. The authors are from 10 institutions in the United States and Canada.

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