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In the past decade, the scientific world of oncology has changed considerably. An ever-increasing number of new interventions are being evaluated and study results are disseminated via an expanding number of peer-reviewed journals, congress presentations and other reports.
The ESMO Handbook of Interpreting Oncological Study Publications enables all of us to read between the lines of a scientific publication, to better estimate the true benefit of a new oncological intervention and to better understand other cancer-related research.
We take the clinician through studies that investigate the causes of cancer, its prognosis and treatment. Each chapter focuses on a specific type of study, its design and its value, providing examples to show how the studies are done and how their findings are reported. In this way, we can better find the balance between treatment need, treatment benefit and treatment hazard for our patients, and keep cancer care affordable.
Henk van Halteren
Chapter 1 - Risk Factors
- Why Should Oncologists Worry About Risk Factors?
- Measurement of Risk
- Further Reading and References
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