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Cambridge University Press
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December 2009
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Oncology, Medicine

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Cancer touches the lives of millions worldwide each year. This is reflected not only in well-publicized mortality statistics but also in the profound - though much more difficult to measure - effects of cancer on the health-related quality of life, economic status, and overall well-being of patients and their families. In 2001, the US National Cancer Institute established the Cancer Outcomes Measurement Working Group to evaluate the state of the science in measuring the important and diverse impacts of this disease on individuals and populations. The findings and recommendations of the working group's 35 internationally recognized members are reported in Outcomes Assessment in Cancer, lucidly written and accessible to both researchers and policy makers in academia, government, and industry. Originally published in 2005, this volume provides a penetrating yet practical discussion of alternative approaches for comprehensively measuring the burden of cancer and the effectiveness of preventive and therapeutic interventions.


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  • Acknowledgments
    pp xiii-xiv
    • By Joseph Lipscomb, Professor of Public Health Emory University (Atlanta, GA, USA); Formerly Chief of the Outcomes Research Branch within the Applied Research Program of the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences National Cancer Institute (Bethesda, MD, USA), Carolyn C. Gotay, Professor within the Cancer Research Center of Hawai'i University of Hawai'i (Honolulu, HI, USA), Claire Snyder, National Cancer Institute (Bethesda, MD, USA)

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